October 1 2022 - Our Top Tier athletes were well represented during the first ever Made Hoops Canada Academy camp. Made Hoops is a premier middle school basketball events company in the United States. They host over 30 boys and girls basketball events a year and truly live up to their name -
"MAXIMIZING ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT and EXPOSURE"
This was their first time North of the border to host an exposure camp and the news had the basketball community buzzing. Over 150 eager athletes, from all over Canada were in attendance during the two-day camp, hosted at The Playground Durham. The camp format included drills and strength and conditioning in the morning, followed by game play in the afternoon. The talent in attendance was exceptional and created a competitive atmosphere that was amazing to witness.
TOP TIER CAMP STANDOUTS
All our Top Tier athletes represented throughout the duration of the camp, and we couldn't be prouder of them. Some of our athletes were even highlighted in Tony McNiff's scouting report on the Made Hoops camp. Tony is a scouting analyst for Made Hoops and Marquee Hoops, thank you for recognizing these athletes and highlighting their talent.
Pavao is a skilled guard that was a consistent creator of offense with his ability to get in the lane. He had the touch to finish around the rim, plus he has the handle to create space for jumpers. He used a soft touch to finish layups through traffic or acrobatically, plus he had an advanced float game. Pavao used a high arching and soft-touch floater to finish over the top of rim protectors.
At first glance Brown may appear fairly undersized, however he doesn't let this stop him from making an impact on the game. He used a wide array of dribble moves to beat defenders off the bounce or to create space for pull-up jumpers. He had shooting range and touch to convert jumpers from mid-range, or from behind the arc. Brown put together some impressive offensive outings at camp.
Morgan excelled in a "glue guy" type of role for his team during scrimmages in Toronto. He was a physical screener that created open angles for guards with his firm screens. He had the ability to slash off the bounce, plus he could be utilized in the post against smaller defenders. Morgan was an aggressive rebounder that had functionable strength to hold his own on the glass.