The annual NY2LA Sports Futures Camp saw elite talent up and down the classes once again as the prestigious fall showcase for high school prospects once again served as a must attend footprint on the regional and national landscape.  We continue our coverage with a look at 10 quality off guards who stood out amongst a strong group of prospects earlier this month in Illinois.

Note – Not listed in any particular order – not an exclusive list

Harlond Beverly, 6’5, 185, SG, 2019, Southfield Christian Farmington (MI)
Easily one of the better guards at the camp in the 2019 class, Beverly is an explosive athlete and a dynamic player. Beverly threw down an impressive two-handed dunk over a defender in transition, showed the ability to create offense off the bounce and knocked down several 3-pointers. Capable of playing either guard spot, Beverly is a terrific passer capable of setting up teammates and controlling a game. He was named a Co-MVP for the 2019 age group at the camp.

Charles Smith, 6’5, 185, G, 2019, Houston (TX) La Lumiere 
Smith is a high-flier who threw down highlight reel-type dunks in transition. Blessed with good size and frame, Smith showed off a smooth 3-point shooting stroke, the ability to pull-up for the mid-range jumper off the bounce and the ability to get to the basket off the bounce at will. He currently holds eight offers, including Florida, Oklahoma, DePaul, Georgia Tech and others. He was named Co-MVP of his age group for his efforts.

Giovanni Miles, 6’2, 175, G, 2019, Novi (MI)
Elite 3-point shooter who can handle the ball under pressure, run the point and get to the basket. Really showed the ability to light up the scoreboard though from 3-point range. Miles is a good athlete who gets terrific elevation on his jumper and showed he has the ability to get red hot from outside the line. He is likely to draw high major interest in the future.

Patrick Evans, 6’3, 175, G/F, 2019, McCluer North (MO)
A talented wing with the ability to score at each level, Evans showed solid range on his jumper while mixing in quality floor impact ability throughout the day.  A sleeper by most accounts, the emerging junior was among the camp leaders in overall floor impact and he did so while finishing a solid 54 percent from the field and contributing on both ends.  One to keep track of in Missouri as he continues to develop and improve.  

Xzavier Jones, 6’5, 185, G, West Allis (WI)
Got to the basket and made some tough finishes. Shows a good free throw shooting stroke as well. Plays above the rim … had the highlight dunk of game play when he drove into the lane and threw down a two-handed flush over a defender. He is tough off the bounce, looking to get to the bucket off the bounce where he is a terrific finisher as he combines athleticism and body control around the rim. He has drawn several offers, including Wisconsin-Green Bay, St. Louis, Bradley and IUPUI.

Cameron Palesse, 6’3, 175, G/F, Waukesha (WI) West
Well-rounded wing player who can shoot the 3, defend multiple positions and plays with a good motor. Palesse had some good moments, especially at the defensive end of the court where he is able to guard multiple spots due to his combination of size and athleticism. 

Will Wolfe, 6’6, 195, G, 2020, Aurora Christian (IL)
An intelligent guard who isn’t afraid to play close to the rim, Wolfe rarely missed an opportunity to get his hands dirty in the paint and mix it up with more physical players. At 6’6, 195-pounds, Wolfe uses his strength to fight for position and his height to score quickly after a rebound. He brought tremendous energy and played hard the entire day. When he wasn’t handling the ball, he was the first down the court on offense and the first to find his man on defense.  

Jayshawn Moore, 6’4, 175, SG, 2020, Detroit East English Village (MI)
A solid emerging perimeter wing with the ability to score in a variety of ways, Moore has some decent athleticism and length that he pairs with skill and instinct to form and intriguing prospect.  Still developing on most fronts, Moore has range beyond the arc, he can score in transition, he finishes around the basket, and he makes for a solid talent to keep tabs on moving forward.  

Conor Enright, 6’0, 145, SG, 2021, Mundelein (IL)
One of the talented young prospects in an interesting 2021 class in Illinois, Enright is a coach’s dream.  He has instincts, skill, toughness, and a desire to be coached.  He pairs all of that with an advanced ability to impact the game with hustle, heart, quality decision making, and sharpshooting perimeter potential.  His range extends beyond the arc, he handles the ball, he can hit the mid-range jumper, and he’s just getting started.  A high level extension of the coach on the floor, Enright has a nice ceiling if he continues to grow and develop.

Bryce Hopkins, 6’4, 175, SG, 2021, Fenwick (IL)
Another skilled young perimeter wing with the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways, Hopkins has a nice feel for the game for a young prospect.  He can score from each level, his range extends beyond the arc, and he can contribute across the board with his activity on both ends.  Still raw and developing both physically and skill wise, there’s a lot of clay to mold Hopkins into a quality prospect and that was evident throughout the day as he impressed during this year’s Futures Camp.