We continue our coverage of the 2016 NY2LA Sports Futures Camp with a quick glance at the elite sharpshooters that were in the gym. The annual exposure platform was loaded once again and after looking at lead guards and combo guards yesterday, here’s a look at the top 5 shooting guards from the camp regardless of class…
(Note – Listed in Alphabetical Order)
HARLOND BEVERLY – 2019 – SG
6-4 – SOUTHFIELD CHRISTIAN – SOUTHFIELD, MI
As prospects in the gym went Beverly delivered the top overall performance on the day and that says a lot considering the company he kept on the hardwood. He can slide between either spot on the wing but is overall performance and impact from the perimeter makes him a high major impact off guard with a nice ceiling. He has size, length, bounce, instincts, and skill and his smooth overall floor game makes it look easy while delivering dominant results. His perimeter stroke is smooth, he has the ability to score at the mid-range level and through traffic off the bounce, and he can slash and finish in transition as well. Excellent wing prospect with a high ceiling that’s just getting started, Beverly is a high major impact talent potentially and schools at the high mid to high major level should be getting involved now before it’s too late.
TYLER HERRO – 2018 – SG
6-5 – WHINTALL – GREENFIELD, WI
The sharpshooting marksman who is headed to Wisconsin was impressive as well. Equipped with size, plus length, and an excellent perimeter stroke, Herro ripped the nets from long range and blistered them as well at the mid-range level with his pull up jumper. Still a work in progress defensively in terms of his lateral quickness and explosion, Herro was solid in his ability to compete defensively and accept the challenge on that end of the court. He’s an excellent catch and shoot prospect and tends to excel with the ball in his hand off the one dribble pull-up. Add to the mix some bounce and an ability to slash and finish in transition and it’s easy to see why he’s regarded as one of the top pure off guards in the country at this stage. A solid day of work for him.
DEVYNN WAKEFIELD – 2018 – SG
6-3 – UNITED TOWNSHIP – SILVIS, IL
In the same fashion that Beverly impressed so did Wakefield as he delivered one of the top 5 overall performances on the day, class notwithstanding. He has athleticism and quickness that he blends with aggression, toughness, instincts, and skill to make for a versatile and dominant talent with high caliber floor impact ability. He can score at each level and he has solid feel and ability on the defensive end both on the ball and off the ball. A legitimate mid to potential high major off guard in the correct system, Wakefield fills the box score and the intangibles combined with his skill make him an intriguing prospect with a nice ceiling to develop into.
DWAYNE WALKER – 2018 – SG
6-3 – MILWAUKEE JUNEAU – MILWAUKEE, WI
Really like what Walker did throughout the day and the fact that he made it look so easy at times. He has an advanced ability to score the ball in bunches and he does it off the bounce, off the catch, and at any level on the court. He can take over the game beyond the arc, at the mid-range level, or with some breakdown skills at the cup and he does so without dominating the ball because of his efficiency. He’s a solid athlete and his vision and handles are advanced making him a triple threat weapon whenever he catches the ball. Defensively he won’t hurt you but his instincts, length, and athleticism give him solid on the ball and off the ball potential. This is another legitimate Division 1 prospect who could find the right fit at the mid to even possible high major level with hard work and development. As sleepers go schools are sleeping on him because Walker can play and he’s just scratching the surface. One to keep a close eye on the next 12 months.
PAXSON WOJCIK – 2019 – SG
6-4 – LA LUMIERE – LA PORTE, IN
Really like this young man in terms of his activity, attitude, athleticism, instincts, and skill. He plays hard and it’s infectious in that his overall activity and energy elevates his team at times to another level. His range extends well beyond the arc and he can hit the mid-range level or even score at the rim in traffic. Still developing physically, Wojcik is a legitimate mid to high major wing with his perimeter stroke and in the correct system he should excel. Like everything about what he brings to the table and he’s only scratching the surface. Expect him to collect a lot of Division 1 attention over the next 24 months.