KANSAS CITY, MO. — Luke Cooper’s All-Access Camp was this weekend, which was free for any high school basketball player in the area that wished to participate. Cooper, a Pure Sweat basketball trainer, took them through a number of individual drills, helping them add to their arsenal of already expanding basketball moves. They had Top Speed Sports on hand to run the players through a variety of basketball combine testing as well. Whilst it was a learning experience for some, they got the feel for live-game action as well. We were on hand to catch the camp and take notice of a few players who stood out during the live-game action.
2022 Trevor McBride/Basehor-Linwood High School
McBride has an innate feel for the game from the guard spot and is a natural scorer. He’s improving as a facilitator, and you could see as much on Saturday at the All-Access Camp. What impresses me the most about McBride is he’s always active on defense, having quick hands, and becoming a lockdown defender.
2022 Kortez Stevenson/Center High School
Stevenson was arguably the most impressive player from both sessions on Saturday morning. Stevenson is physically imposing, with a strong build that he uses well in the post on both ends. His footwork was simply amazing on Saturday, not too many players like him have the footwork in the post that he does. Stevenson has a nice touch from the midrange that can eventually lead to developing a consistent three-point shot. Stevenson’s team went through him every time on their offensive possessions and there was very little the other team could do. A developing talent who is only going to get better.
2022 Mozae Downing/Lawrence Free State
The lone 2022 player to play up with Juniors & Seniors, Downing showed why he should be considered one of the top players in the state in the class of 2022. Downing continued to show his elite court vision and willingness to get teammates involved, even in a camp setting like this. Downing has the ability to take over games with his scoring prowess.
Isaiah Jackson 2020/William Chrisman
A hidden gem in the Kansas City area, Jackson is a certified bucket getter who is only getting better. Jackson is a crafty guard, who can pick his spot on the floor and get things going in a hurry. Jackson displayed it all on Saturday at the All-Access Camp. Jackson is improving as a floor general, which will be huge as a veteran for his William Chrisman squad looking to get back to the state tournament.
Dalton Gayman 2020/Nevada High School
Gayman tested extremely well according to some trainers at the camp. The Arkansas Fort Smith commit is an absolute steal for them the more I continue to watch him. Watching him in the spring verse watching him on Saturday, he has vastly improved on every aspect of his game and gotten faster and stronger as well. Gayman scored at all three levels on Saturday morning, showing his playmaking ability.