The 2018 MSHTV Camp was lit. Held in the Midwest’s nicest basketball facility (Pacers Athletic Center, which is also home to the Nike EYBL), over 400 players from 37 states made the venture to Indianapolis to show that they could hold it down with some of the nation’s finest. In a generation where exposure is essential, there was no better place for a young hooper to be than MSHTV.
SLAM was holding it down with cameramen on four courts and there is a reason why. In the three years if the camp’s existence (this was year four), the MSHTV Camp has generated over 100 million video views on various platforms (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and 13 players obtained USA Basketball invites afterwards. While the vast majority of the nation’s top youngsters were in the building, the select group of older players in attendance all showed that they had some serious game, too.
Here are a few of the top high school prospects at the 2018 MSHTV Camp:
Terrence Clarke, 6’6, SG, Brewster Academy (NH), 2021
A consensus top-2 player in the class of 2021, Terrence Clarke came to Indy and showed why he’s next up out of Boston. Clarke shot the lights out of the rock from beyond the arc (both from the catch and off the bounce), created his own shot on anyone, and straight punished the rim with his explosive dunks. The underrated shot creator showed that his game is continually advancing and he will be on center stage this upcoming season at Brewster Academy.
Kyree Walker, 6’5, SG, Hillcrest Prep (AZ), 2020
A relative household name amongst recruiting circles, Kyree Walker continually is taking his game to new heights. The powerful guard finished through just about anyone, hit a number of deep J’s, and went in his bag to do his best Jamal Crawford shake ‘n bake impression. Bound for Arizona State, Kyree is set to be ASU’s biggest recruit since James Harden and has the talent to make a similar impact from the second he steps foot on campus.
Amari Bailey, 6’4, SG, Oaks Christian (CA), 2022
Making the move from the CHI to the left coast, Amari Bailey has quickly established himself as one of the next stars out west. The lefty is an explosive athlete who crushed the rim with dunks, put the clamps on guys defensively, and was able to create his own shot as a straight line driver. The one time Depaul commit has now reopened his recruitment and is already hearing from some of the nation’s finest colleges prior to playing his first high school game.
Josh Primo, 6’5, SG, Huntington Prep (WV), 2021
Continuing the Canadian pipeline, Josh Primo appare to be the next high major prospect from North of the border to land at Huntington Prep. He showed range out to the NBA three point line, was able to create separation for himself on the regular, and has the athleticism to finish everything around the rim with a dunk. A high academic kid, Primo appears to be the perfect fit on a loaded Huntington Prep squad.
Reggie Bass, 6’3, SG/PG, Muncie Central (IN), 2022
One of the better freshmen in the Hoosier state, Reggie Bass was straight up in attack mode all weekend long. He got to the rim at will, was an elite level finisher, and showed the ability to defend both backcourt spots. The highly touted freshman is certainly going to be one of the more sought after guards in the region, provided he continues to develop at the rate he has thus far.
Alex Karaban, 6’7, PF, Algonquin Regional (MA), 2022
A new age power forward, Alex Karaban shocked just about everyone at MSHTV with his sneaky bounce. He was great in pick and roll play, finished everything around the rim, and exhibited legit mobility for a young big man. Alex’s package of size, skill, and agility will immediately make him one of the Northeast’s better 2022’s.
DJ Dudley, 6’4, SG/SF, San Ysidro HS (CA), 2022
An explosive swingman, Dudley showed the ability to not only finish through defenders, but rise above them to finish over the top. He played the game at his own pace, was always under control, and has the size to defend a number of perimeter positions. Dudley is a part of the next wave of talent to come out of SD and has all of the tools of a big time wing.
Bowen Hardman, 6’4, SG, Cincinnati Princeton (OH), 2022
One of the better shooters in the event, Bowen Hardman picked his spots, but continually produced with some of the nation’s finest. The deceptive athlete banged everything in transition, shot the lights out from the corners, and showed off an IQ higher than most in the event. With shooters with size being at a premium (especially with the way the game is changing), expect Hardman to follow Darius Bazley’s footsteps at Princeton.
Sean Jones, 5’9, PG, Gahanna Lincoln (OH), 2022
Perhaps the shiftiest guard at the 2018 MSHTV Camp, Sean Jones already blew up with his initial mixtape and did enough to show why there will be plenty more to follow. His change of pace was straight nasty, he was able to get to the rack on anyone who attempted to stay in front of him, and he showed off a competitive side that made it clear to anyone that he believed he could ball with anyone on the court. Running with Miller Factory on the AAU circuit, Sean has plenty of experience playing up against older cats and it certainly showed in Indy.
Felix Okpara, 6’9, C, Hamilton Heights (TN), 2022
New to the states from Nigeria, Felix Okpara is a blank canvas with a world of upside. He was outstanding running the floor, showed off a great motor on the offensive glass, and made his presence felt immediately in the paint on D. Playing under an outstanding coach in Zach Ferrell at Hamilton Heights (developed Shae Gilgeous-Alexander from unranked to lottery pick), Felix will have all of the tools at his disposal to reach his fullest potential.