With the July “live” evaluation period looming in the horizon, a stellar group of prospects hit the hardwood this past weekend at the annual NY2LASPORTS.COM Futures Camp looking make a name for themselves.  At the end of Day 1 it was powerful freshman Cliff Alexander who turned in one of the many dominant performances and impressed in the process.  Here’s a look at top performers from Day 1 of the 2011 Futures Camp…

(Note – Listed in alphabetical order)

Cliff Alexander – 2014 – F/C – Chicago Curie (IL)
A powerful physical specimen with excellent leaping ability for a young big, Alexander was dominant on both ends.  He attacked the glass, blocked a number of shots, and dunked everything in the gym at various points while also showcasing an ability to run the floor and finish in transition as well.  Mix in a handful of mid-range jumpers and Alexander delivered as advertised on Day 1.

Lamonte Bearden – 2014 – PG – Homestead High School (WI)
A long lean lead guard with an enormous amount of skill, Bearden was stellar on Day 1 as he finished in transition, created positive scoring opportunities for his team, and served as a catalyst in both the half court sets and transition baskets throughout the day. 

Deonte Burton – 2013 – SF – Brewster Academy (NH)
A powerful athletic wing who excels in the open floor, Burton knocked down a number of trey balls on Saturday while showcasing an improved stroke in terms of mechanics and range.  He also provided his usual dominant interior play around the basket along with a number of highlight reel dunks in transition.  Regarded by many as one of the premiere 2013 prospects in the country, Burton delivered as expected on Day 1 with a strong effort.

Jarvis Garrett – 2013 – PG – West Allis Central (WI)
Few lead guards in the country are as pure a floor general as this young talent and Garrett followed up a stellar spring campaign with the T.P. Elite with an excellent opening day effort at the Futures Camp.  He attacked the rim off the bounce, made excellent decisions, served as a facilitator at key moments, and made pin point passes to his teammates with efficient and smart decisions.  He is a point guard in the purest since of the word and he was exceptional in that role on Saturday.

Matt Glasscock – 2013 – F – Arapahoe High School (CO)
A nice surprise on Saturday as Glasscock showcased solid athleticism with instincts and excellent footwork throughout Day 1 and impressed in the process.  A bit of an undersized forward, Glasscock has a nice feel for the game, finds ways to get in a position to score, and has above average footwork and instincts around the paint that he showcased on Saturday.

Kevon Looney – 2014 – SF – Milwaukee Hamilton (WI)
Regarded by many as one of the “Blue Chip” 2014 prospects in the country, Looney did not disappoint on Day 1.  Equipped with instincts, skill, footwork, and length that surpass most in his age group, Looney handled the ball, finished off the bounce, scored in transition, and showed his versatile offensive skill package throughout the day in another impressive opening day performance.

Mike Schlotman – 2013 – PG – Munster High School (IN)
One of the rising lead guards in the 13’ class regionally and nationally, Schlotman was very impressive on Saturday as he made solid decisions, showed an excellent handle and ability to attack off the bounce, and even knocked down some perimeter jumpers as well.  He has a nice swagger to his game and an even better I.Q. that should parlay into a lot of collegiate interest over the next 12-18 months as he continues to develop.  Very impressive on Saturday.

James Stonikas – 2013 – SG – Sacred Heart Griffin (IL)
A classic lefty sharpshooter, Stonikas was at his best on Saturday as he rained down a number of trey balls in a catch and shoot capacity.  Be it through a double down kick out, a cross court pass, or spotting up in transition, Stonikas showed he cannot be left open as he filled the gym with jumper after jumper in a strong opening day effort.

Ryan Taylor – 2013 – SG – Michigan City (IN)
The classic “smooth” label attaches to Taylor as he is exactly that.  Equipped with a soft stroke and range beyond the arc, Taylor knocked down mid-range and three point shots throughout the day and was impressive in the process.  Deceptively athletic, Taylor has the ability to take over a game from the perimeter when he gets it going.  Definitely a name to pay close attention to in the coming months.

Collin Wojcik – 2013 – G/F – Andrean High School (IN)
Equally solid in an ability to knock down the open jumper, Wojcik impressed on Saturday with his ability to attack the rim and finish as well.  Mix in toughness, hustle, a willingness to play hard on both ends, and above average instincts and it’s safe to say that this young talent stands to generate Division 1 interest as well over the next 12-18 months.