Practice Session: Feltrim Academy

HAINES CITY, FLORIDA – Last Thursday, I made it over to Feltrim Academy to watch the post-grad program’s practice.

It was loud in there with many coaches and players being vocal all day long and packed with energy.

Here are some of the notable standouts from the practice session:

2023 6-2 G Carlos Lopez

Finding out that Lopez is a New Jersey native didn’t shock me after watching him play for just a few minutes. He doesn’t shy away from anyone and he is simply a playmaker. His defensive intensity led to plenty of steals. Lopez also is a high IQ passer and has a nice mid-range jump stop in his arsenal.

2023 6-8 F Chase Murray

It was a very productive day on both ends of the floor for Murray looks good. He simply scored most times he got inside feeds and he created open looks for himself as a shooter and attacker. Murray has endless length and he plays with a chippiness that helps him aplenty.

2023 6-9 F Marcus Overstreet

Coming down from Illinois, Overstreet serves a key role for the Feltrim group as a highly-skilled rebounder. He’s not just big, but he’s strong and he can dribble the ball well for a player his size. As long as he continues to score offensively, he will open college program’s eyes this season.

2023 6-2 G Jay King

King is the loudest guy on the court whether he is playing or not. A high IQ ballhandler, every time he touched the rock, he had an endless purpose. King makes everyone around him better and the Georgia native is certainly a guy to monitor this fall.

Intriguing Prospects

2023 6-6 G/F Brenton Elliott – He had some bright moments and is someone who can flat-out jump.

2023 6-9 F Martin Bumbieris – A lengthy and active big, he punched a one-handed dunk in transition.

2023 5-10 G Gabe Valmond – He is a quick twitch point man who can shoot at a high clip.

2023 6-0 G Brendan Gray – He is not afraid to attack the rim and connect from deep.

2023 6-1 G Jaylen Ayala – A skilled ballhandler, he is a fluid driver inside and a nice touch shooter.

Jake Perper has covered sports as a writer since 2010 and a basketball scout since 2015. He was the Southeast Scouting Director for the Prep Hoops Circuit and the lead scout for Prep Hoops’ Florida site for seven years. You can follow him on Twitter @thehoopvibe.