Fifty-one players attended the Saturday-Sunday event and over two dozen
emerged as legitimate SEC prospects in the next three-four years.
camp consisted of rising high school seniors (Class of '09), juniors (Class of
'10), sophomores (Class of '11) and freshmen (Class of '12).
there were as many as eight young players who could vault to Top 100 in the country
status during their prep careers and potentially as many as 40 who will eventually.
receive Division I scholarships. 2009
Prospects In Attendance Reginald
The: 6-9, Manassas HS, Memphis, TN - Buckner is a highly-skilled
player with an excellent wing span and high shoulders. He's quick off his feet
and has a great feel for the game around the goal. Runs well for a big man too.
Memphis, AR - Best big man in camp in regard to getting up and down the court.
Excellent speed. Nice jump hook. A player with a big upside. Wendell
6-9, Selma HS, Selma, AL - Possesses a very good face-up jump shot
and showed good passing skills. Solid player with a good skill set for a big man.
6-10, Rapides, LA - Unbelievable wing span well
over 7-feet. Excellent shot blocker. Super long player. Eddie Ludwig
6-7 1/2, Country Day, Metairie, LA - Real tough kid. Good face-up four
player. Good shooter. Jontaveous Sulton
6-8, Yazoo City - Versatile player with good length and bounce. Explosive.
2010 Prospects In Attendance
5-11, White Station HS,
Memphis, TN - Analysts declare Jackson will be an NBA point guard. Style of play
is a mix between Tony Parker
and Isiah Thomas.
Motor runs full speed all the time. Extremely tough competitor. Virtually unstoppable
driving to the rim. Ralston Turner
6-4 1/2, Muscle Shoals, AL - Best long range shooter in the camp. Excellent
size for a two guard. Tough, active defender on the perimeter. Good hops.
6-7, Ridgeway HS, Memphis, TN - Like Jason
of Detroit Pistons in style of play. Tough, strong, great length and
bounce. Outstanding upside. Preston Purifoy
6-5, Conway, AR - Big, strong, tough wing player. Good spot up shooter.
5-8 1/2, Forest Hill
HS, Jackson, MS - Likely to be best player in Mississippi when he's a senior.
Strong and crafty with the ball. Good quicks. Very much reminds one of former
Rebel star Jason Harrison
. Made some magical
passes at this camp. Jalen Courtney
6-7, Provine HS, Jackson, MS - Terrific offensive rebounder - the best in
camp, in fact. Very good athlete with good length. DeMarco Cox
Yazoo City, MS - Most skilled big man in camp. Great hands. Working on conditioning.
280-pounder plus. Matt Derenbecker
6-6, Country Day, Metairie,
LA - Lefthander. Tough, skilled, versatile forward. 2011
Prospects In Attendance LaQuinton
6' 8", Murrah HS, Jackson, MS - One of the most dynamic young
players in the country. Should be a Top 20 sophomore this year. Super long, great
shooter, excellent athlete. Huge upside with NBA potential. Can shoot the three
with ease or go to the rack with authority. Deville Smith
Murrah HS, Jackson, MS - Super quick, fast point guard. Could be special. Very
good penetrator and passer. Joseph Northington
HS, Mephis, TN - Jump-shooting PG with a good understanding of the game. Very
good quickness and length. Savvy player for someone still developing.
6-9, Brandon, MS - Toughed
it out in Elite Camp after a long team camp the days prior. Huge kid who shows
good post skills and is also a good passer. Another in camp with a wing span over
7-feet. Davyon McKinney
6-2, Forest City, AR - Streak shooter
who fills it up from long distance. Had a couple of games in camp with multiple
All the above were named to the Elite Camp All-Star team
along with the following: 6-5 Twymond Howard
, 6-4 Michael Harvey
5-11 Corey Cox
, 6-5 DeAundray Robinson
6-3 1/2 Leantwan Luckett
and 6-0 Keyon MeNeail
The Men's Basketball program held, arguably, it's most star-studded Elite Camp under Coach Andy Kennedy's watch over the weekend.