Jun 23, 2011

Toledo Team Camp- Hughes HS

Coming off a rebuilding season, Coach Bryan Wyant is determined to turn around the historic Hughes basketball program. While many of the top young players in the city, over the last two 8th grade classes, have made The Big Red their high school choice, they still are in dire need of extra experience at the varsity level. One of the best ways to fix that problem is through team camps in the summer, and that is just what Coach Wyant did with Hughes last weekend, taking them to camp at The University of Toledo. 
SG Kevin Daniels is one of Ohio's most
talented scoring prospects in 2014.
Hughes was able to win all three of their pool play games, with opponents being- Dayton Northmont, Ann Arbor Skyline (MI), and Edgewood. In pool play, rising sophomore SG Kevin Daniels led the team in scoring twice (with 16 and then 25); while rising junior SG Terry Cook led in the other game, scoring 25 points of his own. Daniels slashing ability is a constant threat to the defense which really complements the mid-range scoring and shooting ability of Cook (who hit 7-8 three pointers in one game). Those two should combine for a lot of points next season, much like they did last year where (despite being even younger) they each averaged double figures.

After recieving a first round bye The Big Red were knocked out of the tournament by Ann Arbor Huron (MI), as Hughes ran out gas. The other main offensive threats for Hughes were sophomore PF David Mitchell, who's versatility makes him an intriguing prospect, and freshman SF Derrick Long (more to come on him in the '15 rankings, which will be released soon). Sophomore C Dwight Nored and senior C Don'jay Taper provided the inside presences for Hughes during the games in Toledo. Finally, Coach Wyant mentioned being impressed with senior SF D'Juan Bankhead who is starting to add consistent play to his arsenal of athletic abilities.

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