This past week I had the pleasure of speaking and attending the annual AAG Run-N-Gun Camp at BrentwoodAcademy put on by former Tennessee prep and current NBA player Branden Wright and ColumbiaState head man and former Nashville prep star Brian "Penny" Collins.
Here are a handful of players from the event who shone bright while I was in attendance.
James McPherson (Brentwood) 2015
Consummate point guard and leader even in a camp setting, Big Mac controls the offense, scores when ignored by the defense and creates opportunities for his teammates.
Andrew Golden (Columbia Academy) 2014
Big dude has wonderful hands and decent fundamentals such as keeping the ball high and using his girth to secure inside positioning. He will obviously need to be in better condition as he moves up the ranks but a big guy who knows his role is a valuable commodity for sure.
Thomas Booker (East Nashville) 2016
Quick and fearless are the two best adjectives to describe Booker. He has improved his outside shot and is adept at getting into the lane and will finish on your grill in transition if you underestimate his leaping prowess.
Jacob Adcock (Brentwood) 2014
Has really matured into a very solid offensive threat from the outside. Drained several jumpers and has very good size for a two on the next level. I am very curious how he moves forward in the July live period.
Rashid Gordon (Antioch) 2014
Really looked good in the fast paced game that was the All-Star contest at the conclusion of the camp setting. Gordon ran the floor well and finished hard at the rim, snatched offensive boards and created some easy scoring opportunities for himself.
Leon Howard (Nashville Overton) 2015
Diminutive point man but strong enough to impose his will at times, Howard had glimpses of solid leadership and game management skills. Can he put this equation together for a whole game will go a long way into improving his overall game.
Case Bouldin (Ravenwood) 2016
Dude grew up on us overnight and easily tops out at 6'4 and growing. Case has an improved outside stroke and as he gets stronger his confidence and range will grow as well. Adding some off the dribble aspects to his repertoire will be the next step in his development.