The CP3 Rising Stars camp was a terrific stage for us to get a peek at the class of 2020. The camp brought in players from all corners of the country and served as a starting point for the freshmen class to start their high school careers off. We look back at the top overall prospects from the event.
Earl Timberlake, 6-4, Washington, D.C.: What’s not to like about a hard-playing, versatile wing with great size, a nose for the right play and a physique that will translate well at the high school level? The 6-foot-4 wing from the DMV was a no-brainer choice for my top 10 overall prospects at the camp. He averaged 18 points a game and scored all over the floor. His game is at a good place as he enters high school in the highly competitive and talent-rich DC-area. Don’t be surprised to hear much more about him in the year’s to come.
Carson McCorkle, 6-2, Raleigh, N.C.: One of the fun things about camp settings are the conversations in the peanut gallery. “Have you seen [enter hot player’s name]?” The buzz bounces around the baselines and sidelines fast between the evaluators, the coaches and the media. McCorkle was the buzz player on opening day and didn’t let up throughout the camp. The Raleigh native was the top scorer at the camp and showed off his range from deep, ability to create off the bounce and he even won the dunk contest. McCorkle maximized his stage.
RJ Hampton, 6-1, Frisco, Texas: Hampton relished his moments against comparable talent. He scored with a fine-looking perimeter jumper. He handles the ball with confidence. He attacks with purpose. You could make a case for Hampton as the top dog at the camp. The top was crowded with talented guards and wings. The Frisco, Texas guard was right there with the best of them. His game has the tools that should allow for instant on-court time in the upcoming high school season. The RM5 Elite guard should be one of the better young prospects in the talent-heavy state of Texas.
Jaemyn Brakefield, 6-8, Jackson, Misssissippi: Few guys were more productive and projected as well as the 6-foot-8 native of Mississippi was at the CP3 Rising Stars camp. The 6-foot-8 forward was one of the most versatile players in the camp. He scored from all spots on the floor, got tough in the paint and passed well for his position. Brakefield boasts a frame that projects well for a college prospect and should be one of the best prospects in the Deep South for the class of 2020.
Jalen Green, 6-4, Fresno, CA: The 6-foot-4 California kid was one of the top overall players in the camp and stood out with his versatility. The key to standing out at camp is being consistent. Green was very much that. His constant pressure on both sides of the ball allowed him to be on the court and a standout player in a camp setting like this. Green pumped in buckets from the perimeter, attacked with the dribble and shined as a defender and a rebounder from his position. Green was an easy choice as a top 10 camp prospect.