CHARLESTON, Wv. -- Now in its 3rd year, we’ve covered the Court XIV camp every year it has been in existence, even when it was known as Nathan Conley’s Exposure Camp back in the day. This year’s iteration was the most talented one yet, a testament to the camp staff and the growing level of talent in the state of West Virginia. Event staff Nathan Conley and Tom Bower were incredibly hospitable and also ran a tight ship, fitting a skill workout, a combine, and 3 games per team into a short day.
As follows are some of the top performers we saw throughout the day:
Oscar Tsiebwe – 2019 PF/C – Mountain Mission (VA)
Oscar was absolutely the best player in the camp. He finished dunk after dunk against outmanned competition. His hands are great and his combination of soft touch and physical dominance is a sight to see and he looks like a Top-50 player in America at worst. The Congolese import has crazy upside and its only a matter of when he begins to take his game to another level.
Chase Johnson – 2017 F – Ripley (WV)
One of the most highly touted players in attendance and perhaps the best rising senior to show up at camp, Chase’s development over the span of a year is crazy. What was once a long, awkward, and lanky 4 man has developed into a bulking, athletic, face up forward. He is slowly transitioning into a 3 but offensively he can do a ton, including scoring in the paint, handling the ball, and knocking down spot shots from deep. It’s easy to see why WVU just jumped into a crowd featuring Richmond, Ohio, and Marshall among others for his services.
Obinna Godspower – 2020 PF/C – Chapmanville (WV)
Obinna has to be one of the best rising freshman big men in the country. He stands about 6’8 already and moves like an upperclassman. While offensively he is still raw, his coordination and ability to finish in the paint is huge. He has upside that is off the charts, unlike most kids from West Virginia. He will enroll at Chapmanville in the fall and feature on a team that could be one of the very best in the state, regardless of class.
Christian Lorng – 2018 PF – Wesley Christian (KY)
Christian’s bread and butter in the EYBL for We All Can Go has been toughness and rebounding. His bread and butter today was just the same. The Wesley Christian product got to do more offensively but as he got lost in the flow of the game, he never stopped rebounding and being tough. UAB and MTSU have both offered and countless other schools are interested. We think he’s got a chance to be really good as he continues to work on his offensive game.
Jeremy Dillon – 2018 G/F – Tug Valley (WV)
Coming off his first offer from Marshall, Jeremy displayed a versatile offensive game as the day went on. He is a good shooter from deep but has the ability to put the ball on the deck and use his strength to create for himself. He remains an intriguing prospect out of WV and his development will be fun to track.
Dylan Ali – 2017 G/F – Teays Valley Christian (WV)
Right after telling me he had shed 20 pounds in the last few months, Dylan showed off a powerful offensive game and the ability to be a versatile defender. His ability to post up smaller guards on offense and add some drives too make him a player that will be intriguing going forward. Some of the camp staff said they really liked his game.
Zyon Dobbs – 2019 G – Fairmont Senior (WV)
The biggest surprise in terms of the jump in talent he’s taken in recent months, it’s not too much of a stretch to say he’s got a huge chance to debut at #1 in the WV 2019 rankings. He’s a great athlete with a fluid game to go with it. He caught a couple posters today and showed off his ability to shoot from deep. As he figures out the game in between, watch out.
Geoff Hamperien – 2017 G – University (WV)
A standout at our Ohio camp back in September, Geoff absolutely got buckets at this camp. He is a 6’5 wing with good athleticism and fluidity on offense. His ability to hit jumpshots from anywhere on the court was huge and he showcased his athleticism with a huge poster in the first game he played. We love his game on the wing and think he will be a really good player at the right level.
Sasha Sukhanov – 2018 F – Teays Valley Christian (WV)
A recent import from Russia, Sasha is a highly skilled face-up 4 man with a ton of upside. He moves extremely well at 6’8 and has great hands. The game came extremely easy to him on this day and we look forward to seeing him more going forward. He is still developing physically but projects as a big time college recruit and is already receiving interest from WVU and Marshall just months after moving to America. He should be a stud for Teays Valley Christian in their second year as a program.
Jalen Bridges – 2019 SG – Fairmont Senior (WV)
Already establishing himself as one of the best 2019s in the state of WV after a strong live period showing with the WV Wildcats Select, Jalen brought his knockdown shooting and ability to score from the wing. He’s got a good frame and playing in a great WV program at Fairmont Senior will only help
Kerry Martin – 2019 G – Capital (WV)
Kerry is perhaps the best football prospect at the camp but is no slouch on the court. He’s a big time athlete with a good feel for the game and showed off his ability to score at the rack. He was one of the best performers at last year’s CP3 Rising Stars camp and will continue to help build a Capital program that has been really successful in recent years.
Tyler May – 2018 G – Tug Valley (WV)
We really liked Tyler as a rising sophomore at last year’s camp and were pleased to see him develop into a great shooter as a rising junior. He will play on one of the state’s best teams this upcoming high school season. He is one of the state’s best shooters and a very underrated player.
Jamison Hunt – 2017 PG – Ripley (WV)
Jamison gets the luxury of playing with Chase Johnson during HS but today he showed off his good feel for the game and his ability to read the defense in the pick and roll. He made good decisions throughout the day and we were impressed.
Zachary Loveday – 2020 Post – Gallia Academy (OH)
The pleasant surprise of the day, Zach looks like he has potential to be one of the best bigs in his class in the state. He already stands in the area of 6’9 and is coordinated to boot. During the skill workout earlier in the day, he showed the ability to knock down some shots with range. He has big upside and is a rising freshman to track.
Drew Williamson – 2018 G – Chapmanville (WV)
The younger brother of former Logan standout Paul, Drew is a heck of a player in his own right. His ability to knock down shots from absolutely anywhere on the court is the first thing that you see and his development on his body is noticeable. He had a big season for his high school, followed by a good spring, and his strong play looks to continue.
Moudy Elsheikha – 2017 G – Wesley Christian (KY)
A player we had heard about, but not seen yet, Moudy showed flashes of being a really good offensive player. The Egypt native is still adjusting to the American style of game but we think he could be a very good player in the not-so-distant future. He will feature on a rising Wesley Christian program under the new direction of head coach David Meddings.