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NextGen Preview Camp Top Performers I

11, Sep 2022

NextGen Preview Camp Top Performers I

SUWANEE, Ga—HoopSeen’s preview camp series is officially underway! It was a great way to kick off the fall at Suwanee Sports Academy. The NextGen events are always great for evaluating future stars, and boy, there were some of those guys in the building on Sunday. 

 

As always, HoopSeen will be providing evaluations for all players that will either come from staff evaluators or the camp coaches. 

 

Before we delve into team-specific breakdowns, here are some of the top overall performers from Sunday. 

 

Chase Lumpkin

Douglasville, GA

Class
2027
|
Position
CG
|
Height
5' 9"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
NR
State Pos. Rank
NR

 

Lumpkin is a productive guard with size who impacts the game in a variety of ways. He’s a solid positional rebounder who plays with plenty of toughness. With the ball in his hands, he’s a smart playmaker who finishes well at the rim and routinely makes smart passes. Lumpkin’s vision impressed as well. Defensively, he has good hands and generates deflections consistently. He’s a name to know moving forward.

 

Kenneth Russell

Tyrone, GA

Class
2027
|
Position
CG
|
Height
5' 5"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
NR
State Pos. Rank
NR

 

It seemed like whenever I looked over and saw Russell on the floor, he was making a play. Like, every time. He’s a poised point guard that knows the game well. Russell is a smart player that utilizes his high I.Q. to impact the game on both ends of the floor. He reads passing lanes well and can intercept passes for easy buckets on the other end. Russell shined brightest on offense as a shot creator for himself and others. He’s a great shooter with range on his jumper, and he’s a more-than-willing distributor who sees the floor well. 

 

Ryan Wingard

Chattanooga, TN

Class
2027
|
Position
SF
|
Height
6' 4"
|
School Team
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
NR
State Pos. Rank
NR

 

Wingard was the immediate standout in terms of physical attributes. He’s a guy that made people stop and watch solely because of his frame. At 6-foot-4 Wingard was the tallest player in the building and has the physical tools to be a successful wing over the coming years. He has overwhelming length at this level. Wingard is a tremendous wing playmaker and routinely pulled rebounds and initiated the break himself. When attacking the basket, nobody had answers for him. He has the makings of a special player for certain. 

 

Christian Dixon

Atlanta, GA

Class
2027
|
Position
SG
|
Height
5' 9"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
NR
State Pos. Rank
NR

 

There’s no doubt that Dixon was one of the best players in the gym on Sunday. He’s an aggressive driver and attacks the rim hard. Dixon is a great and crafty finisher. On the other end, he’s a defensive stopper with the versatility to guard the opponents best player regardless of position. Dixon’s also a good passer with great vision. Overall, he’s an all-around impactful player. 

 

Grant Robich

Dallas, GA

Class
2027
|
Position
PG
|
Height
5' 6"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
NR
State Pos. Rank
NR

 

A top performer at the 2021 NextGen Preview camp, Grant Robich was back in the building for another year. The ultra-skilled guard reaffirmed what we saw out of him a year ago. He’s a quick guard with a tight handle, and he has a great feel for the game. Robich is a deadly shooter who gets his shot off quickly. He’s also tremendous in his shifty attack of the rim where he’s an exceptional scorer and distributor. He’ll be a point guard we’re discussing for quite some time. 

 


Josh Tec
Editor-in-Chief

Josh Tec is a Georgia State graduate with a degree in journalism. Tec aspires to work in basketball media as his career continues. At Georgia State, he graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors and was recognized as a leader in the classroom. Outside of basketball, Tec loves movies and perpetually seeks out his next favorite film.

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