The 2020 Future 50 Camp and Showcase, held at Strafford Sports Center on Sunday August 16th, was a huge success and overall a great experience for the players and their respective families! We saw a lot of great players from the area do their thing, with a good portion of the games being very competitive, particularly on the high school side. And now, we get to write about each of the players.
Here, we take a look at some of the younger players on the boys side. This will be one of several parts we will be publishing over the coming days.
Tyler Barnett, 2024 Willard, 6’0 – Barnett is a competitor that can be counted on by his coaches to always bring effort and grit. He has the size to go inside on offense, but also can play out on the wing. Defensively he can defend players taller than he is and even out rebound them.
Carter Sullens, 2025 Licking, 5’8 – Sullens is an up and coming wing player who has great range and accuracy on his shot. On the other end, his defense is a huge asset to any team he plays for, he can flat out guard and can switch from man to man to zone on the fly.
Hugh Eaton, 2024 Marionville, 5’10 – Eaton is an all around impressive player who will make his mark at the varsity level sooner rather than later. Has a nice shot from the 3 point line or from mid range. Does all the fundamental things that coaches love like blocking out on rebounds and having the willingness to play hard-nosed defense.
Taner Hicks, 2025 Pleasant View, 5’7 – Hicks made a good impression with his offensive skills and high basketball IQ. He’s a very polished player for his age and can score at all three levels. His outside shot is comparable to a varsity player as far as form and accuracy. He hits the boards hard, forces turnovers on defense, and generally will be hard for any coach to keep off the floor.
Bradlee Mullins, 2025 Strafford, 5’3 – Mullins is a speedy guard who can play both the point and shooting guard spots well. Is uncanny at knocking down corner 3’s, and is an intelligent player. Plays gritty defense and can keep up with most anyone. Good at closing out against perimeter shooters.
Adam Newton, 2025 Crocker, 5’7 – Newton is a strong, all around guard who can swing between the point or shooting guard spots. He is adept at scoring on the fast break but can also find ways to put it in the bucket in half court. He finishes strong around the rim on his forays to the hoops off the dribble. Can flat out guard man to man as well.
Gunner Bradshaw, 2025 Norwood, 5’6 – Bradshaw is a nice all around guard who showed a propensity for finding the open spots on the offensive end. Has an accurate mid range shot and is equally as apt to drive to the basket for scores. Good at intercepting passes on the defensive end and closes out well.
Clayton Henderson, 2024 Niangua, 5’8 – Henderson is a good inside-outside player on offense, he is tough and strong enough to get inside and score through contact and he relishes the transition game as well. Got high marks for his defensive effort as well.
Wyatt Gorman, 2024 Wheaton, 5’10 – Gorman is an inside-outside threat on offense, strong with good length. Has great post moves, but the next time down the court he can nail an outside shot or take it to the basket. A willing and solid defender as well.
Landon Hines, 2025 MV-Liberty, 5’3 – Hines is an energetic scoring point guard who is hard to keep up with on the offensive end. He has a good pull up jumper or he can get all the way to the hoop on the drive. He supplements that with an accurate 3, especially from the corners. He uses his speed to cause havoc on the defensive end, especially when apply pressure, often coming up with steals or deflections.