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The 2020 Future 50 Camp and Showcase, held at Strafford Sports Center on Sunday August 16th, was a huge success and overall a great experience for the players and their respective families! We saw a lot of great players from the area do their thing, with a good portion of the games being very competitive, particularly on the high school side. And now, we get to write about each of the players.
Here, we take a look at some of the older players on the boys side. This will be one of several parts we will be publishing over the coming days. The players for the most part are listed in order of the numbers they were assigned at the camp.
Kevin Parker, 2023 Parkview, 6’1 – Parker can lead a team as the primary ball handler with his ability to attack the basket and good handles. He is a scrappy, athletic player who has multiple ways of getting to the basket. Back off of him and he will knock down 3’s all day long. Gets after it on the defensive end as well and will be a major factor for Parkview these next three seasons. A confident, energetic player.
Kaden Daniels, 2021 MV-Liberty, 6’5 – Daniels has both height and strength and will always be a factor in any game he plays in. If he gets the ball deep in the post, he’s very tough to stop since he is so strong with the ball. But he can also step out and make jumpers and 3’s, even from well behind the arc. Has a good touch on his shot. A tough rebounder as well. A force to be reckoned with and should have a big senior season for MV-Liberty. Very coachable player.
Trey Pulford, 2022 Willard, 6’1 – Pulford can best be described as “smooth”. He seems to glide his way to the rim and makes it look easy with his athletic ability and body control. Has an excellent jumper too with 3 point range. A good leader, he has the fundamentals of the game down pat and was lauded for his defensive skills as well. Looks to be a major factor for a Willard team that graduated their two best players last season.
Kamajay Epps, 2023 Central, 5’4 – Epps is a smart, creative player who plays bigger than his size and impacts the game in multiple ways. Great ball handler and is a vocal leader on the court, and he has a good shot as well, a guy not to leave open at the 3 point line. His speed and quickness help him score or drop dimes in transition, and as a defensive player. Should be a major factor for a resurgent Central team these next 3 seasons.
Connor Lewandowski, 2022 Greenfield, 5’9 – Lewandowski was lauded for his excellent ball handling skills and high motor. Can score at all three levels, but especially with his aggressive drives to the rim. Unselfish and sees the floor well with the ball in his hands. On defense, he loves to pressure the other team’s ball handler and does it well.
Wyatt McCarter, 2023 Rolla, 5’8 – McCarter was lauded for his high basketball IQ and overall knowledge of the game. A team first player, he knows where to look on offense and also knows how to move without the ball to get to open spots. Also a very good defensive player. McCarter is the kind of player every coach yearns to have on their team.
Trey Palmer, 2021 Warsaw, 6’0 – Palmer has a scorer’s mentality and has multiple quick dribble moves to get to his spots and get his shot off. Gets to the rim with relative ease and usually finishes. Can fill it up in a hurry from all over the court, when he’s on. Has a love for the game and a good understanding of it.
Carter Fenske, 2023 Neosho, 6’0 – Fenske can flat out light it up, a great shooter off the catch. He gets his shot off quickly and moves well without the ball to find the open gaps and is ready to shoot once the pass comes to him. A tough player overall and someone you can spread the floor with on offense. Should be a major factor at Neosho these next 3 seasons.
Kelton Park, 2022 Wheaton, 5’11 – Park is a versatile guard with a polished all around game. Attacks the basket well off the dribble and athletic enough to score when he gets there. Likes to run the floor and can score and pass in transition. Also a good, willing defensive player. Can play the 1 or the 2 for a varsity team.