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Collective Talent for Uplay Collective 2025

10/09/2018, 10:00am EDT
By coast2coastpreps

The basketball talent coming out of Canada over the last 8-10 years has been something never seen before. With stars like Jamal Murray and R.J. Barrett along with #1 NBA draft picks  Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, the Canadian youth now have native NBA role models to look up to and the talent level is only going to increase. The class of 2025 Uplay Collective is loaded as a group and have four standout players who are worthy of national recognition in Jahvon Myles, Keon Fuller, Isaiah Spencer and Josiah Sutton

On the circuit this season, these four led UPlay Collective to a 48-4 record. Uplay Collective won the Gatorade Invite in Indiana as well as the Nike Summer Championships in Columbus. Uplay Collective didn't finish the season ranked inside the national top 25, but we look for them to be a push for a spot in the 2019 rankings as the season goes. 

The foursome of Myles, Fuller, Spencer and Sutton attended both the D-Rich and MSHTV camps and had standout performances at both camps individually. 

JAHVON MYLES

Myles was named MVP of the D-Rich TV Camp this past August. Electric with the ball in his hand, Miles can shoot it from deep or live in the paint when he wants. In addition to being named MVP of the D-Rich TV Camp, he was also MVP of the Nike Summer Championships in Ohio. At the MSHTV camp, no MVP was named but Miles was named to the top 20 All Star Game. Check out his mix from the D-Rich TV Camp. 

JOSIAH SUTTON

Sutton is a strong athletic guard who excels on the defensive end. Sutton can lock down on the ball or is a great help defender. One of the tightest handles on the offensive end, Sutton has in the gym range. 

* Top 20 Performer at D-Rich TV Camp 2018

* Top 20 Performer at MSHTV Camp 2018

* 2017 Nike Summer Championship All Star

* 2017 Buckeye Prep All Tournament Team

 

ISAIAH SPENCER

Spencer is your prototypical wing. A long athletic wing can defend anywhere on the court if he needs to a point guard or a four man. Spencer excels at slashing to the basket and is a mis-match nightmare. 

* Top 20 Performer at D-Rich TV Camp 2018

* Top 20 Performer at MSHTV Camp 2018

 

KEON FULLER

Fuller could be the most intriguing prospect of the bunch. Still developing his game, but Fuller stands 6'5 and alters everything at the rim, a true game changer. 

* Top 20 Performer at D-Rich TV Camp 2018

* Top 20 Performer at MSHTV Camp 2018

 

We spoke with Kevin Scarlett of Hoop Recruit Services about these kids. Kevin has been arond Canadian basketball for many years and has seen the changing landscape of basketball north of the border. You can follow Kevin at www.hooprecruitsservices.com and on IG @hooprecruitsservices.

We asked Kevin to compare this group to others this age in Canada and he had this to say.

--"Having been involved with the vast majority of Elite level talent that has come out of Canada, I can say that the level of talent I'm seeing now coming out of programs such as Uplay Collective Elite is astonishing and this will continue as the focus on training and proper development is the main objective of that program."

We also asked Kevin why the change in elite basektball players coming out of Canada the last few years. 

-- "Canada basketball has done a great job in recent years to connect with the right individuals involved with the grassroots basketball scene. The talent has always been here in Canada but with the recent rapid growth of basketball in the country the prestige of representing your country has come to the attention of high level basektball prospects who previously didn't see the importance of playing for and representing their country."

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