October 28, 2023 – Tampa, FL
This was my 3rd time attending this camp and each year it seems to just get better. In the 2025-2027 class, the state of Florida is blessed with a lot of talent. This camp only invites 20 kids and the majority are division 1 talents. I appreciate the camp because it gives me a chance to look at some of the upcoming young talent for future NBPA top 100 Camps.
Below is a list of some of standouts from the high school session:
2025 Jeremy Nixon 6’5 G (Kathleen High) Lakeland, FL
He was one of the more polished, focused and physical kids in the camp. He can play bully ball are blow by you. He can knock down the contested 3 are post you and put you in the basket. He by far was one of the hardest to guard all weekend. On defense he was able to guard bigger players and disrupt their game with his physical play.
2025 Caleb Sanders 6’7 WF (Bell Creek Academy) Riverview, FL
He has good size and a great body. He was aggressive and on attack all camp. He got to the basket and finished above the rim. He surprised me with good touch from deep. He played like he was on a mission from the start of camp.
2025 Matthew Able 6’5 CG (Berkeley Prep) Tampa, FL
He was one of the first players to catch my eye. He was consistent from the start of the camp. He was one of the most efficient players all day. He scored in a variety of ways and when he wasn’t scoring he was making plays for his teammates. He played under control and never seemed to get rattled. He just seem to keep making wining plays all camp.
2026 Evan Roberts 6’1 PG (Palmetto High) Bradenton, FL
He was one of the quickest guards in the camp. He made it look easy getting to his spots. He plays with good pace and under control. He consistently knocked down the 3 ball. He showed good court vision and continued to get his teammates involved.
2026 Bentley Shelton 6’4 (Evansville Harrison High) Evansville, IN
He plays with a high IQ. He plays within himself and under control. He played at his own pace and didn’t let the defender speed him up. I like that he can score at all 3 levels and was very consistent from 3. He’s a very solid on ball defender. He was also effective getting in the passing lanes and disrupting the offense.
2026 Trace Westercamp 6’9 F/C (Ponte Verde High) Jacksonville, FL
He’s another one of those young stretch bigs playing high school today. He really likes shooting it from behind the 3 point line. He showed some flashes of playing in the post and making plays. He was good on the glass but I would still like to see him be more aggressive around the basket on both ends.
2027 Madden Geiger 6’9 (Calvary Christian) Odessa, FL
This player comes from great genes. His father is Georgia Tech great and NBA player Matt Geiger. He’s one of the best long range shooters i’ve seen in his class. He can shoot off the dribble and was very good coming off screens. He has to get stronger and play more aggressive on defense.
2027 Martay Barnes 6’2 PG (Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy) Melbourne, FL
I’ve seen quite of few of the 2027 guards in the country and Barnes is definitely one of the best. He’s electric on both ends of the court. He scores at all three levels. He very good at attacking the basket and finishing with either hand. He consistently knocks down the 3 ball and midrange with ease. On the defensive end he plays good on ball defense but can get caught gambling sometimes. He has a tremendous ceiling.
2028 Camden Cooper 6’4 G (St Johns Country Day) Jacksonville, FL
Being the youngest kid in camp you could tell the physicality at times was getting to him. With that being said you can see his talent and his skill set. He made a few plays, that made you see why people are raving about him. He has good length and a good understanding how to play. It going to be fun watching him get stronger and seeing his game mature.