Damon Harge and Donovann Toatley went head to head at CP3 Rising Stars Camp and they showed why they are two of the top guards in the Class of 2018 Basketball Rankings. In a game filled with big time players, (Elijah Hardy, Atiba Taylor, Kamaka Hepa, Myles Dread, Mohammad Abdulsalam, and others were part of this same game) Damon and Donovann made the game into a showdown. While many young guards would have taken every opportunity to score and probably over dribbled, Harge and Toatley played a team game and made smart plays throughout the contest. In front of a capacity crowd the floor generals went to work and left many fans and scouts impressed with their efforts.
Makani Whiteside is a 6’2 guard from Los Angeles who has seen his stock rise this fall. The Class of 2019 prospect is smooth on the ball, has a great stroke, and gets to the rim with ease. Makani started putting himself on the map with his performances at John Lucas Camp and Pangos Camp. The athletic guard from the West Coast is very versatile and can help a team in many ways besides just scoring.
Makani can score the ball with the best of them but he has great court vision and often sets up teammates for open shots. Cal assistant Yanni Hufnagel is the first coach to have spoken to Whiteside and this is only the beginning of his recruiting. What makes Makani even more impressive to scouts is that he is a 4.0 student. Over the last 6 months the rise of Makani is no surprise after the work he’s put in with trainer Julius V. If he continues to work hard and stay focused on and off the court look for Makani Whiteside to be a household name sooner rather than later.
Donovann Toatley is a 5’7 guard who is one of the floor generals in the Class of 2018. The floor general who patterns his game after Nate Robinson had a big Spring and Summer. Donovann Toatley will play his high school ball for St. Stephens & St. Agnes in Alexandria, Virginia. The Team Takeover lead guard has been doing work on the AAU circuit for years (as you can see from the range of age in the video) and has become one of the most feared ball handlers in the country.
Donovann Toatley isn’t afraid to go head to head with some of the top players in the country. When asked who the best player he’s went up against was, Toatley pointed to a familiar name, “It’s hard to say because there are so many good players, but I think it was Damon Harge.” The two point guards went back and forth in a game that was an instant classic at the CP3 Rising Stars Camp this Summer.
Toatley’s favorite camp of the summer was John Lucas in Houston because, “the drill work was great and there was a lot of competition there.” Donovann had a great showing at the Lucas Middle School Combine playing against some of the top young players in the world. While Toatley can shift defenders off the dribble and get his own points, he is also a very good passer who sees angles and routinely finds open teammates for easy buckets.
Marquise Walker has been steadily climbing the Class of 2019 Basketball Rankings this Fall with strong showings at many big time events. The rise of Marquise Walker was very apparent at the 2014 Buckeye Prep Showcase in Columbus, Ohio where the scoring point guard absolutely dominated the showcase and all star games. Marquise can flat out get buckets and he proved once again that no matter who he’s playing against he can be effective. After the event Walker got recognition from Clark Francis and Rob Taylor for his big time performance at the camp.
Luther Muhammad is a 6’2 guard from the Class of 2018. Luther put in work against Team Takeover in the Pitt Jam Fest Championship Game where he did a little bit of everything. The versatile guard played defense, dished out assists, pulled down rebounds, and scored throughout the game. In the end Takeover came out victorious, but Luther Muhammad showed that he has the skills and composure to make a big difference in important games. For more on Luther Muhammad stay tuned to MiddleSchoolHoops.com
Damon Harge attended his first John Lucas Camp this weekend where he played with and against some of the top players in the country. Damon Harge put on a show and distributed the ball very well, finding open teammates throughout the weekend. The Class of 2018 point guard is known for his ball handling and scoring ability but after a weekend at John Lucas Camp he showed that he is a true floor general who can score when his team needs him to get buckets.
Here is the long awaited HoopMixTape of 14 year old Jalen Preston. These highlights come from his AAU season with TJ Ford Elite and several high level camps that Jalen Preston attended. There’s no question that Preston is one of the best dunkers in the Class of 2018, and easily one of the most athletic rising freshman in the country. Preston turns 15 October 29th which makes his highlights even more impressive considering that he is the right age for his grade. Check out Take My Talent for more from Jalen Preston.
Jaelen House burst onto the national scene at the 2014 7th Grade AAU Nationals when he scored 29 points and led I-10 to a big upset of middle school power We All Can Go. Despite being the son of NBA player Eddie House, Jaelen’s name wasn’t known nationally but now things have changed. At the John Lucas Camp Right Way in Arizona Jaelen backed up the hype around his name while the cameras were rolling from one of YouTube’s best new channels Arizona’s Finest.
Tier 1 Sports is having a middle school showcase this Saturday in Lima, Ohio. The age groups invited are 4th-8th. It is a high level camp with instruction that is second to none. Last year’s event had great drills and very competitive games. The competition level will be high and it will be a great measuring stick for any players wondering where they stack up amongst other players in their age group. Check out highlights from last year’s event below. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CAMP
Michael Devoe is a 6’2 guard from Florida who will be one of the top guards in the sunshine state in the Class of 2018. Michael Devoe will be playing his high school ball at Oak Ridge alongside big time 2015 Antonio Blakeney. Devoe played his AAU ball with Each One Teach One where he is a combo guard who can score and distribute. The freshman has a nice jumper but may be at his best creating for others. For more on Michael Devoe stay tuned to MiddleSchoolHoops.com