RECAP: FUTURE OF THE GAME

FUTURE OF THE GAME – HOUSTON
(By:  Isaiah Solis, Rcs Sports Youth)

John Lucas’ Future of the Game, which was held October 7 – 8, 2016 at St Johns High School, was a fun and exciting camp that had a mixture of 5th and 6th graders from 8 different states (Texas, California, Michigan, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Florida, and Kansas). 

All campers entered this event with one goal in mind - to get better.  The staff did a good job of making sure the kids brought the intensity on every single drill as well as making sure they were having fun.  The Future of the game event was filled with dozens of talented kids who competed at a high level and were always eager to learn.  

John Lucas (founder of this prestigious camp) was not present because he was out of the country with the Houston Rockets, his new employer.   However, one of the things which made this camp special and uniquely different is that every drill was conducted with a “hands-on” approach by the staff members to ensure the kids are performing each drill to the best of their ability still with the purpose of making sure they’re doing it correct.

FOTG:    SUPER SIXTEEN PERFOMERS (in alphabetical order)

#

NAME

HT

CITY, STATE

CLASS

FOTG EVALUATION

51

Owen Berry

5’11

Dallas, TX

2023

Shot the ball good during stationed drills and scored well during scrimmages. Also did a good job of finishing around the basket.

7

Quinton Bundage

4’10

Oakley, CA

2023

Brought the intensity during every drill and competed. Used speed and quickness to get easy buckets.

2

Jacolb Cole

5’7

Houston, TX

2023

Shot the ball well during drills and scored the ball efficiently during scrimmages while still making plays for teammates.

65

Camden Cowgill

5’0

San Antonio, TX

2024

Did a good job of shooting the ball during scrimmaging and handled the ball really well.

100

David Delancy

5’9

Miami Gardens, FL

2023

Did a good job of rebounding and ran the floor good to get easy transition buckets.

34

Kingston Flemings

4’9

San Antonio, TX

2024

Did a good job of shooting during drills, as well as using his speed to get easy buckets and create for his teammates.

72

Corey Kelly

5’11

Katy, TX

2023

Used length well to alter shots and did a good job of shot blocking during defensive drills and scrimmages.

67

Jaland Lowe

4’11

Missouri City, TX

2022

Did a good job of communicating & brought the intensity throughout drills and passed the ball well to get teammates easy buckets.

14

Cameron Mercadel

5’0

Pearland, TX

2024

Did a good job of scoring during scrimmages, handled the ball well and used quickness well on the defensive end.

44

Jaden Miller

5’1

Houston, TX

2023

Did a good job of passing the ball during scrimmages to get teammates easy shots.

66

Q Murphy

5’6

Westport, CT

2023

Shot the ball well during shooting drills and scrimmages.

36

Roman Rolle

5’2

Southlake, TX

2023

Brought intensity and hustled during drills on the defensive end and did a good job scoring during scrimmages.

48

Corey Skillman Jr

5’6

Slidell, LA

2023

Did a good job of scoring during both drills and scrimmages. Also did a good job of setting up teammates.

69

Jaylen Washington

4’7

Dallas, TX

2024

Brought the intensity in every drill and competed hard. Had a very good handle and quickness to him.

103

Joshua Washington

5’10

Gretna, LA

2023

Ran the floor well and rebounded well offensively, which led to easy points during scrimmages.

33

Montana Wheeler

4’7

Houston, TX

2023

Did very well handling the ball during drills and scrimmages. Also shot the ball well.