Camp Right Way 2011 Post Event Write - Up
By Ron Briscoe
The 2011 John Lucas Basketball Resources 7th & 8th grade “Camp Right Way” was filled to the rim with some of the best seventh and eighth grade players from around the nation. I, along with Purvis Short and Duke Provost, spoke at this impressive basketball camp.
This young camp had 138 participants. Each participant did drill station work then played eight four minute games. We saw some very good, young, “Wet behind the ears” prospects at this action packed event.
Some of the top prospects we saw from the 2016 & 2017 graduation classes were 2016 class, 7’0 long and wiry, shot blocking center Thon Maker of Country Day HS in Kenner, LA. I consider Thon the #1 player in the 2016 class at this time. Thon is much better then Isaiah Austin was at this age. Thon has excellent footwork and a deadly 15 foot jump shot. This long armed player is a good ball handler and passer. He runs the court and rebounds well at both ends of the court. He still has some work to do to get better, but that will come in time.