Another chapter of Five Star Basketball Camp comes to a close in East Stroudsburg, PA, on the campus of East Stroudsburg University, with yet another talent loaded session.
Davon Taylor, a soon to be D1 star out of Capital Heights in Maryland put on a clinic earning himself his first MOP of Five Star Basketball, surely the first of many accolades in this young man’s career. He not only won MOP but also helped guide his team coached by Steve Little to the championship.
The camp in PA had an interesting dynamic as over a dozen high level European high school players out of Spain made their presence felt on July 4th weekend among the large contingent of American players.
Manuel Miranda, out of Benito Perez Armas institute in Spain, surely among the most talented players at the camp took home some hardware as well. His 19 points coupled with six rebounds was enough to earn him MVP of the Orange and White Classic.
Pol Oliver of Lestonnac School Taragon, also from Spain, was a strong candidate to take home MOP which eventually went to Taylor. The 5’11” guard dazzled the many in attendance with his tremendous court vision and crisp passes. His game is comparable to the efficiency of Steve Nash, and the speed at which he plays, along with the array of dazzling passes he makes is similar to the likes of Ricky Rubio or Rajon Rondo.
Other notable players included 6’9” rising junior out of Manhattan, NY, Diago Quinn who won Most Promising Prospect, and Brandon Guest from Washingtonville High School in New York.