Last month’s NY2LA Sports Futures Camp once again saw a host of quality prospects in each age group as 2018, 2019, and 2020 talent took the court looking to impress and open more eyes prior to the upcoming high school season. This week we will wind down our coverage of the annual showcase platform with the remainder of our positional standouts. So with that being said here’s a look at the top small forward’s in attendance at the Futures Camp regardless of class…
(Note – Listed in Alphabetical Order)
QUINCY ADEMOKOYA – 2020 – SF
6-5 – NORMAL WEST HS – NORMAL, IL
A plus length instinctive and skilled young wing, Ademokoya can finish at each level and he has a solid perimeter stroke and nice feel for finishing for a young prospect. His physical tools are an advantage and he combines that with skill, instincts, and a high ceiling to be a highlight intriguing young prospect who drips with Division 1 potential.
ORLANDO ALLEN – 2018 – SF
6-7 – THORNTON HS – DOLTON, IL
A multi-dimensional forward who can play either spot, Allen is advanced defensively in terms of his instincts and timing and offensively he runs the floor well, can finish in transition, and has an improved game offensively that can extend beyond the perimeter. A glue guy with intangibles and the ability to fill the box score, Allen is another legitimate Division 1 prospect who stood out at the camp.
MARCUS DOMASK – 2019 – SF
6-5 – WAUPUN HS – WAUPUN, WI
An advanced skilled wing with range and an ability to score at each level, Domask is at his best facing the basket and is a high level system type wing who can score off screens, spotting up, or through various sets. A coach’s son, Domask has solid instincts and feel and he’s fundamentally sound. A skilled Division 1 prospect with the ability to fill the box score and knock down big shots, Domask could really see his stock elevate as he improves his lower half explosion and quickness in the coming months.
DANIEL GOLDRICK – 2018 – SF
6-5 – LA LUMIERE – LA PORTE, IN
A blue collar fill the box score wing who can deliver in transition and half court sets, Goldrick is physical and he uses that strength to his advantage attacking the rim and defensively. He can hit the perimeter jumper, he has the ability to score off the bounce, he finishes in transition, and he can score in traffic in the paint. He brings a lot of effort and intangibles to the court and he is a quality Division 1 system fit at the right school who can contribute across the board and help a team get a lot of W’s.
XZAVIER JONES – 2019 – SF
6-5 – MARTIN LUTHER – MILWAUKEE, WI
He has quietly come along as expected and he was extremely impressive at the camp in terms of his improved skill and overall athletic play. He posterized a number of defenders and his bounce combined with his confidence and ability to knock down the jumper was impressive throughout. He has plus length, solid physical tools, nice instincts, and a high ceiling that’s he just scratching the surface to reach. Really like everything about him and he looked and played the part of a mid to high major Division 1 wing whose best basketball lies ahead.
KEVIN ZHANG – 2018 – SF
6-9 – LA LUMIERE – LA PORTE, IN
A plus length skilled forward who can slide inside and outside, Zhang is versatile, talented and raw making him a high intriguing prospect. He can finish at each level, has solid athleticism, and he brings a blend of skill and potential at a high level to the hardwood. Defensively he has an improving feel and his athleticism, size, and length give him the ability to alter shots and attack the glass while being able to cover multiple positions on the floor. Offensively Zhang is a matchup problem as he can play inside or outside with a high impact. Collectively Zhang is a high major talent whose best basketball lies ahead. Really like his potential long term with continued development physically and skill wise.
Editors Note - Zhang was included in the original article and inadvertently was omitted during the editing process.