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CoBL Underclassmen Exposure Camp Standouts (Aug. 19, 2023)

08/21/2023, 2:30pm EDT
By Owen McCue, Josh Verlin & Chad Graham

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215)

CoBL’s only Underclassman Camp of 2023 took place this Saturday, with 120 of the area’s (and a few out of the area’s) top freshmen and sophomores coming to Competitive Edge Sports for a day of drills and games in front of college coaches and scouts.

Here’s who stood out to the CoBL staff over the course of the day with their play, energy and attitude:

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Kobe Bazemore, 2027 Upper Dublin

Kobe Bazemore (2026 | Upper Dublin)
Bazemore didn't put up huge stats in any particular game, but he did set the table for the team that went 3-0 on Saturday. The 5-10 point guard simply made good decisions with the ball in his hands. He got into the lane using his wiry strength and quickness before dishing to the open man. And in Game 2 when the defense started pressing full court, Bazemore calmly broke it with well-timed passes up or across the court. On the flip side, he brought the pressure when it was his turn to defend. Even against taller guys, he played with leverage and got under his man. So attempts to beat him off the dribble resulted in stalled-out possessions or two points going the other way. 

Kody Colson (2026 | Imhotep Charter)
The son of Martin Luther King head coach and former Philly great Sean Colson, Kody was one of the camp’s strongest lead guards, the 5-11, 170-pound rising sophomore able to get to the bucket at will, knock down jumpers, handle the rock, defend the point of attack and make his teammates better. Colson went off in his team’s first game, knocking down multiple 3-pointers, finishing tough buckets around the rim and hitting from the mid-range, with good tempo in the open court and decision-making, combined with a quick first step coming off screens.

Kyon Coles Jr. (2026 | Pocono Mt. West)
The 6-foot-2 point guard from Pocono Mt. West has a scoring ability that comes naturally without forcing himself on the game. It showed Saturday as he averaged 14 ppg in three contests. Coles is a fluid athlete who can shift direction and speed to get to the bucket. There were some flashes of playmaking as well, which are helped by his good size. Coles flashed some shooting range to round out his profile and used his athletic gifts to chip in blocks, rebounds and steals throughout the day.

Timmy Dennis (2026 | Episcopal Academy)
Dennis’ length and size at 6-foot-8 paired with his shooting ability make him a player of intrigue for the next level already. He can knock down shots from spots all over behind the arc, ending his day with three makes from deep in his final game. Dennis uses that shooting ability to pump and rip. He was really good slashing through the lane with and without the ball in his hands on Saturday. The next step for him will be tapping into those physical traits on the defensive end.


Luca Foster, 2026 Archbishop Carroll

Luca Foster (2026 | Archbishop Carroll)
Foster had a bit of a breakout spring/summer with K-Low Elite and Archbishop Carroll and took over during stretches of action at camp. The 6-foot-5 wing/guard can get off his shot quickly with little room off the dribble or catch-and-shoot. He’s tapped into his athletic gifts, which showed with a highlight slam and multiple highlight blocks along with some tough finishing. There’s still the chance for him to start to take over in games more often but it looks like it’s coming as his aggressiveness shines through.

Nick Harken (2027 | Malvern Prep)
Though he’s only an incoming freshman at Malvern Prep, Harken already played like one of the most poised and polished guards in the entire camp. A combo guard with great size (6-4), Harken hit double figures in the scoring column in all three games, but it was his all-around game and versatility that stood out. A terrific playmaker, Harken was a major reason that one of his teammates (see below) was the camp’s top scorer, but also rebounded at a high rate, blocked shots, and more. A strong athlete, Harken can finish above the rim — making some ‘WOW’ finishes with both hands — and defend inside and out.

Kamden Jackson (2027 | Bonner-Prendergast)
One of the quickest guards all camp in a day full of speedsters, Jackson got up and down the floor in a hurry with the ball in his hands. The 5-10, 135-pound point guard did everything quickly, whether it was getting past his defender, seeing the floor or making spot-on passes, as well as some nice finishes around the rim. Bouncy and athletic, Jackson had nice rise on his pull-up jumper, showed he can finish with both hands and was an active and energetic defender and leader.

Brady MacAdams (2026 | Archbishop Wood)
MacAdams didn’t get a whole lot of run this spring and summer in front of the CoBL staff in a crowded Wood rotation and we only had the chance to catch his Team Final Black squad once or twice. He really impressed throughout camp with his explosiveness, shiftiness and mostly his shooting ability. He lit up the nets from deep over his three games, popping off for 20 points (four threes) in his first game of the day and not looking back. The 6-foot-3 guard has a smoothness to his game that extends beyond his pure shooting stroke and he’s got some bounce to attack the rim after defenders start closing out on the jump shot.


Derrick Morton-Rivera, 2026 Father Judge

Derrick Morton-Rivera (2026 | Father Judge)
More so known for his 3-point shooting, Morton-Rivera got it done from all over the floor. The footwork on his jumpers was clean. It didn't matter if he was pulling up off the dribble or shooting off the catch, he was always in rhythm. He hit timely shots to keep his team in games. Morton-Rivera's ability to score inside was eye-opening and just as impressive as the jump shot. The 6-3 shooting guard showed burst when driving to the basket and the vertical pop to finish above the rim, especially in transition. When he caught the ball with a head of steam, he threw it down with authority.

Max Moshinski (2026 | Father Judge)
There may not have been a wing as disruptive defensively as Moshinski. At 6-4, he deflected passes and forced turnovers around the nail. And when switched on to smaller initiators at the point of attack, Moshinski showed the flexibility and lateral mobility to stay in front of them, cutting off any attempts to get into the paint. His defense swung multiple games in his team's favor. He was most effective offensively when he was on the move. Whether he was running the floor in transition after grabbing a board or cutting off-ball, the young Crusader got to the cup for high percentage buckets. 

Zaahir Muhammad-Gray (2026 | Imhotep Charter)
Muhammad-Gray capped a terrific afternoon with a 26-point performance in his final game of the day. The 6-foot-6 wing/forward has really added onto his game. Offensively, he showed off a terrific shooting stroke, knocking down four triples in Game 3 and doing damage in the midrange. With more chances to handle the ball, he excelled at putting the ball on the deck and driving and he showed off great court vision as well. He was a disruptor at the top of his team’s defense, using his length and athleticism to apply pressure and force turnovers.

Marquis Newson (2027 | Sanford School, Del.)
Despite being listed as a small forward or wing, at 6-3, it might be time to begin considering Newson as a combo guard. He was comfortable initiating offense for his squad and good things happened when he did. Newson exploded to the basket with simple dribble combos with the ability to make plays for others or call his own number. He was also willing and able to pull up from deep when needed. Early in his third contest, he laid the ball up above the cylinder before an opposing rim protector swatted the ball without getting called for goaltending. Newson didn't pout. Instead, he responded by trying to dunk everything to leave no doubt, including putting that same big man on a poster. 


R.J. Smith, 2026 Imhotep Charter

Ryan ‘RJ’ Smith (2026 | Imhotep Charter)
Smith looked the part of a lead guard throughout the day, highlighted by a 20-point, four-assist, two-steal effort in his team’s final game. He consistently made tough shots look routine, knocking them down consistently, including four threes in the 20-point effort. The speedy, shifty 5-foot-9 guard is really good at creating space and used the stepback jumper and a nasty hesitation move as two methods to do so.  He made a few terrific passes off the drive to open up teammates as well — there’s potential for him to become a really good distributor. His quickness and good hands displayed themselves on the defensive end as well as he created turnovers with his on-ball defense.

Will Spross (2026 | St. Joseph’s-Hammonton, N.J.)
The 6-foot-2 guard sported a blackeye even before camp started on Saturday morning, and it was easy to see that he’ll likely pick up (and dish out) some bumps and bruises over the course of his hoops career with his fearless, relentless style of play. Spross is a terrific slasher and he can really get to the rim and also showed himself effective as a scorer off-ball as a cutter. He was effective as a playmaker and often made the extra pass even if it didn’t lead directly to an assist. He was in the mix for loose balls and offensive and defensive rebounds as well, earning extra opportunities for his team throughout the day.

Jasir Tyler (2026 | West Catholic)
One of a number of Burrs in attendance, the 5-foot-7 point guard was an eyecatcher in all three of his team’s games. He broke down the defense quite frequently and did so with purpose to create opportunities for himself and teammates. He looks like a capable shotmaker and finisher, but the unselfishness on the offense end will go a long way. As an undersized guard, Tyler will have to compete on the defensive end and that’s exactly what he did on Saturday, using his quickness to ensure his opponent had an unpleasant time whenever he was on the floor and talking to teammates.

Nazir Tyler (2027 | Father Judge)
Jasir's bigger-but-younger brother, Tyler showed a high aptitude for putting the ball in the basket. He created advantages with natural size and strength, but displayed real skill too. Eyes always on the rim, the 6-2 scorer initiated contact inside to make tough buckets. He also used his body and footwork to create just enough space for his in-between game. In game 2, the opposing team started trapping him. But it wasn't enough to completely contain him, because he was still able to cash in shots from behind the arc. As a result, he averaged about 30 points over his three games. 

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Honorable Mentions

Nigel Adamson (2026 | Cristo Rey), Nasir Barnes (2027 | York Suburban), Connor Cahill (2026 | Penncrest), Drew Corrao (2026 | Archbishop Carroll), Mason Conrad (2026 | Methacton), Brian Donahue (2026 | Archbishop Wood), Nafis Dubose (2026 | Sankofa Freedom), Xander Grasty (2027 | Abington), Derek Gomez (2026 | St. Peter’s Prep, N.J.), Blake Hargrove (2026 | Liberty), Cory Hogan (2026 | Conestoga), Ryan Kearney (2026 | Parkland), Max Kipper (2026 | George School), Avery Lynch (2027 | St. Rose, N.J.), Michael Miller (2026 | Pennington School, N.J.), Brady Moore (2027 | Downingtown West), Myles Moore (2027 | West Catholic), Tobe Nwobu (2026 | Academy New Church), Will Palmer (2026 | Liberty), Nate Rusike (2026 | Archbishop Carroll), Dylan Stish (2027 | Hazleton Area), Rahmir Speaks (2027 | West Catholic), Kingston Wheatley (2026 | West Catholic)


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