The 2017 NY2LA Sports Futures Camp once again played host to an exceptional amount of high caliber talent up and down the classes.  Position by position there were standouts on virtually every court and a hard day’s work resulted in many young men taking positive steps forward in their development on the hardwood.  We continue our coverage today with a look at some of the top floor generals in the camp.  

Note – Not listed in any particular order - This is not an exclusive list

Point Guards
Adam Miller, 6’3, 170, PG, 2020, Morgan Park, Chicago (IL)

Arguably the most impressive guard in the gym, Miller is an elite point guard that has very few holes in his game. He’s a lockdown defender along the wing with an impressive set of tools to dismantle opponents on offense. Simply put, there’s little that he can’t do. He’s clutch on the 3-ball and has a good mid-range.  Miller has great court vision and can pass to any one of his four teammates at any given time.  In one game against a talented team from top to bottom, Miller found assists with full court passes, half court dimes, and everything in between. He holds numerous offers, highlighted by an offer from the Kansas Jayhawks. Miller was named co-MVP for his play at the camp Saturday.

Desi Carton, 6’2, 190, PG, 2019, Betterndorft, Davenport (IA)
He’s one of the better point guard prospects in the Midwest. Has terrific court vision, and showed the ability to make both the flashy pass, but the simple kick out pass as well. Carton has a smoothness to his game, never gets rattled and always plays under control. He has a smooth left-handed jumper and is a terrific 3-point shooter. Carton was named the top Floor General of the 2019 age group for his efforts.

Lorne Bowman 6’2, 160, PG, 2020, Orchard Lake St. Mary (MI)
An all-around organizer and team leader, Bowman was busy turning heads Saturday as he put up big shots in important moments. At 6’2, 160-pounds, Bowman can get a lot done against players that tower above him. Bowman showed a good 3-point shooting stroke off the bounce and has a nice floater in the lane. Bowman controls the pace the game is played, and never seems overwhelmed. He will have to work on his ball handling in tight spaces and half-court defense, but he is still young and has shown the desire to improve. Bowman was named the top floor general for his age group at the camp on Saturday.

Anton Brookshire, 6’0, 145, PG, 2021, Kickapoo, Springfield (MO)
Brookshire has spent much of the offseason playing up an age group as he gets ready to take on a big role as a freshman at Kickapoo, but when matched up against players in his own age group he is dynamic. He started slow in Saturday’s scrimmage, but really turned it on in the second half, showing off the kind of all-around skill that has earned him accolades throughout the past several months. He has a tight handle, can shoot from the outside and gets to the basket and finishes tough chances. Brookshire also shows terrific instincts at the defensive end, really gets in opponent’s business and came up with several steals and turned them into easy buckets at the other end. Brookshire was named the Top Floor General for his age group on Saturday.

Darryl Brooks, 6’0, 170, PG, 2019, Menomonee Falls (WI)
Brooks is a tough, hard-nosed point guard who did a good job taking care of the ball, gets to the basket a little off the bounce and gets to the bucket. Uses a hesitation dribble and head fake to free himself up for forays to the hoop. Has a nice mid-range game and made several pull-up jumpers off the bounce. He stuck 3-pointers, got to the basket and the free throw line, rebounded and was a pest defensively.

JR Cison, 6’0, 160, PG, 2019, Lake Zurich (IL)
Does a good job running a team, not very big, but is quick, creates space with the dribble and uses a nice step-back to get off mid-range jumpers. He had some good moments getting to bucket and finishing tough chances in traffic. Cison possesses good, tight handles and plays with toughness and flair. Plays with extreme confidence and didn’t back down from anyone, really competes and gets after it.

Daniel Filippone, 6’0, 175, PG, 2019, Antioch, Antioch (IL)
A sharpshooting instinctive guard with range and the ability to score from multiple levels, Fillipone just makes plays and that was evident throughout the day Saturday as he filled the box score, showed efficient perimeter shooting ability, and a high level of instincts and feel to make the right decision consistently.  

Nate Jenkins, 6’2, 185, PG, 2019, Kettle Moraine, Delafield (WI)
A crafty guard that plays best with the ball in his hands, Jenkins is a terrific dribbler who likes to keep defenders guessing with his tricky passing techniques and smooth plays around the rim. Jenkins can score several points in a flash from deep and up-close. He has a way of shaking defenders and can play well without out the ball on occasion. He has the ability to play lockdown defense. Jenkins is a talented player overall and it will be interesting to see how his game grows.

Cole Nau, 6’2, 160, PG, 2019 Brookfield Central, Brookfield (WI)
An advanced instinct talent with feel, vision, and leadership, Nau has a solid perimeter stroke, nice size, and he has above average defensive feel, footwork, and positioning.  One of those makes all the plays and brings consistency to the court each time types, Nau was solid from start to finish on Saturday.

Mitch Mascari, 6’4, 170, G, 2019, Geneva (IL)
Kid has a smooth 3-point stroke with deep range out to NBA land. He showed the ability to get to the basket, and has a flashy style of play. Can handle the rock, is creative with the bounce and plays with a good change of pace. High basketball IQ kid, Mascari came up with several steals and made plays at the defensive end. He has good size at 6’4 which allows him to see over the defense, get to the basket and finish and get in passing lanes with his size and length. He is an intriguing long-term prospect.

Desmond Polk, 6’4, 160, PG, 2020, New Berlin West (WI)
Always looking to move the ball, Polk is a skilled player who had a part in some of the flashiest fast breaks of the camp. Polk is a strong rebounder who is quick to collect himself and pass ahead of his teammates to for anyone who wants an easy layup on the opposite side of the court. Polk doesn’t always kickoff the drives as he proved to be a fine finisher in transition as well. Polk is listed as a guard, but was in the mix as a forward throughout his games. Like his desire to play, and his effort on both sides. Polk has room to grow and the instincts to make it happen.

Kaleim Taylor, 6’1, 120, PG, 2020, Milwaukee (WI) Academy of Science 
An athletic player who is good at creating his own shots, Taylor looked sharp Saturday as a pure scorer from the 3-point line and in the paint. Most of his points came in the second half of each game as he used the first half to get a feel for the new team and where he fit in. Once he found his rhythm, Taylor proved a fine team facilitator who can also play the off guard position to great success. He is good at making the extra pass and brings a nice energy to the court. Taylor shared MVP honors with PG Adam Miller.

Ilyaas Harris, 5’8, 130, PG, 2021, St. Louis (MI) Marquette
Kid can really play. Handles it well, gets to the bucket, has a ton of creativity in his game off the bounce, armed with stutter-step, spin move, hesitation dribble — and uses it to get to the basket or create space. He was named the top Hustle Player for his efforts on Saturday.

Isaac Lindsey, 6’3, 160, PG, 2020, Mineral Point (WI) Mineral Point
A talented sharpshooting guard with size, instincts, and skill.  Lindsey has a lot of potential and his ability to create and score is at a high level when he’s at his best.  Talented with Division 1 ability, Lindsey was solid on Saturday.

Luke Yoder, 6’0, 160, PG, 2019, Bloomington Central Catholic, Bloomington (WI)
One of the pleasant surprises on the day, Yoder showed solid range, consistently good decisions, and he filled the box score by contributing on both ends of the floor.  Whether it was distributing the ball, defending, rebounding, or scoring, Yoder made a large impact whenever he was in the game and impressed in the process.