Retroaction Sports presented our FOCUS 25 camp on October 28,2017 which featured players from the northeast region. The participants were exposed to life skills from Maynard Merriman, “After Basketball” insight from former Retroaction Sports Alumni David George who is currently a writer from the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, They heard from Legendary Sonny Hill League coach Al Miles about being a “Winner”, Learned Yoga from Teach Peace Yoga. A dynamic warm up from Doug Tucker(OurKidzFirst). They were taught invaluable basketball training development by Charles Jones of BORN LEADERS FAMILY & Our Founder Jamal Green. The Talent was evaluated by Philly guru Paul Gripper. We would like to thank everyone who supported our great camp.
FOCUS 25 TOP 20
1)Naheem McLeod 7’2 C Plymouth Whitemarsh 2019
With 40+ plus attendees going to war for the top spot. Once the smoke cleared Naheem McLeod was the king of the hill. They say it takes big kids to more time to develop. Once their coordination catches up with their height then u can properly evaluate them. The time is now with Naheem and he didn’t disappoint. He ran the floor well all day. Finished at the rim no matter the situation, whether it was transition,half court,of the glass. At one point he had 5 dunks in a row. Rebounded out the area or thru traffic. Blocked countless of shots thru out the day. Even showed some mid range shots. Some have said Naheem McLeod will be the next Pro Prospect our the philly area. What he displayed at FOCUS 25 its hard to argue with that statement.
Naheem Mcloud https://youtu.be/4RbwigVo5Hk
2)Khalil Turner 6’6 PG Sankofa Freedom 2019
Halfway through the camp it was clear to see who was one of the diamonds in the rough. Khalil Turner is the answer on why Sankofa Freedom will be a contender for the Pennsylvania Class A Championship 2018. They had a terrific run last year, with the skill set Khalil showed at FOCUS 25. Its no reason to believe that Sankofa Freedom will make a deeper run this upcoming season. At 6’6 Khalil is a match up nightmare. Khalil showed solid ball handling and even better vision. Count less of times he dropped dimes out of nowhere. Always had his eyes forward looking for the next play. Showed a solid stroke from the perimeter. Rebounded well and excelled in transition. There’s no question that Khalil will set the trend of being Sankofa Freedom first D1 Player.
Khalil Turner https://youtu.be/pAq8Y9DQZo8
3)Dymier Montague 6’3 Combo Neumann Goretti 2018
Dymier Montague one of the top available seniors in 2018. He displayed poise of a savvy veteran. With a big season coming ahead for the Neumann Goretti product. He showed up at FOCUS 25 ready to prove he’s ready to lead Neumann Goretti back to mountain top. First thing that u notice is his lunch pale work ethic. If he wasn’t securing rebounds over bigger guys or picking up his man full court. Dymier comes ready to play. Shot the ball well today hitting five 3’s in one half. Attacking the rim relentlessly. At one point he showed off his athleticism by throwing down a tomahawk dunk in transition.
Dymier Montague https://youtu.be/ieCiLKi_Vsg
4)Jalen Watkins 6’5 PF Mastery South 2019
The first thing that stands out watching Jalen Watkins play is Energy. Jalen displayed a junk yard dog mentality. With strong hands and great athleticism he continuously challenge anyone and anything going to at basket. Jalen showed nice finishing moves plus and solid hook shot. He scored in bunches throughout the day at FOCUS 25. While just entering his junior it’s clear that Jalen is just scratching the surface of his potential.
Jalen Watkins https://youtu.be/UhYHZ9dRoQc
5a)Ahmad Williams 6’3 Combo Plymouth Whitemarsh 2018
In 2017 Plymouth Whitemarsh to a show why their considered a perineal district 1 powerhouse. Ahmad Williams was the leader on the tough as nails group. He has a tenacity and energy that’s infectious. It was at full display Saturday at FOCUS 25. He showed a improving jump shot and mid range and he lead his team to a quick 12-0 start for his game. Defense is what sticks out when watching Ahmad. Picking up opposing guard full court and harassing them until he stripped them or they made a careless pass was something they replayed over and over on the defensive end.
Ahmad Williams https://youtu.be/JVno0u6mX4o
5b)Ahmin Williams 6’2 Combo Plymouth Whitemarsh 2018
Playmaker has been a role Ahmin has been known for the last couple of years. At Focus 25 it was no different. He consistently kept his team a controlled pace. Ahmin made the simply pass every time, if it wasn’t to the big trailing the play or the wing sliding up the line for the kick out. Ahmin made the right play. Showed himself to be a strong defender. Whether it was defending a big or a quick guard. Ahmin showed quickness and used his length to cause havoc on the defensive end.
Ahmin Williams https://youtu.be/HBAZ1MdvpiY
7)Christian Brown 5’11 PG Samuel Fels 2018 – Strong shooter, Crafty finisher, Solid passer
Christian Brown https://youtu.be/o1qLFna9Wf8
8)Seydou Ndiaye 6’5 PF Frankford 2018 – Face up 4, Strong Rebounder, Hits 3 consistenly
9)Keenan Williams 6’1 PG St Thomas Moore 2018 – Quick, Good Slasher, Solid mid range
Keenan Williams https://youtu.be/MDSYbaMngeU
10)Donelle Holly 6’4 PG Martin Luther King 2018 – Leader, Good Shooter, Crafty ball handler
Donelle Holly https://youtu.be/Pn8SHEgC2k8
11)James Jones 6’7 PF Roman Catholic 2019 – Good at pick and pop, Shot Blocker, Strong Rebounder
James jones https://youtu.be/ho_qDyQeoiM
12)Akello Mosby 6’8 C Engineering and Science 2018 – Good Finsher, Rebounds in traffic, Hardworker
13)Paul Brown 6’7 SF Salesianum (DE) 2018 – Good shooter, Block shots, Finishes around the rim
14)Jack Brown 6’5 SG Salesianum (DE) 2019 – Solid Shooter, High IQ, Good Passer
15)Jared Simmons 6’2 SG Prestige Prep(DE) 2018 – Plays Hard, Defends, Solid Scorer
16)Fahmir Ali 6’0 PG Mt Pleasant(DE) 2019 – Strong Finisher, Good passer, Aggressive slasher
17)Najere hodges 6’2 Combo PREP 2018 – Great Defender, Scores all level, Crafty ball handler
18)Daijon Womack 6’3 SG Cardinal O’hara 2019 – Streaky Shooter, Plays Hard, Can play some pg
19)Max Ferrunte 6’1 PG Salesianum (DE) 2019 – High IQ, Good Shooter, Great vision
20)Dajuan Worthem 5’11 PG 2021 Good slasher, Solid defender, High upside