The future of Midwest hoops was on display at the NY2LA Generation Next All-Star Camp. Past participants of the camp include Jabari Parker, Chet Holmgren, Tyler Herro, Kevon Looney, among a plethora of other NBA players. Here are a few players from the 2028 class that had a special day for themselves. 

Emmett Munson – 2028 – F – Chapman South

As well to being one of the stronger and taller players amongst the 2028 group at 6’1”, Munson also has good skills on the floor too. He did a bit of everything throughout the camp and was a true stat stuffer. Not only could the forward use his physical tools and aggressive play to be a dominant force inside but also showcased his perimeter skills handling the ball, knocking down some threes, and making good passes. 

Kayden Turner – 2028 – PG – MidPro Academy

After a tremendous year with MidPro Academy in which he was named first team on the GNBA, Turner continued his high level of play here. Along with Ethan Vahl, Turner was awarded co-mvp honors from the camps 2028 group. Not only was Turner one of the top scorers of the camp, but he did so very efficiently. He knocked down all his three-point attempts in addition to shooting almost ninety percent from the field overall. Turner showed off his smooth jumper from the outside all camp in addition to his playmaking ability getting into the defense often. For a player with a couple years before he even reaches high school, Turner has a very high skill level. 

Ethan Vahl – 2028 – PG – Illinois Flight 

With his dominant performance in both of his games, Vahl was an easy pick for the co-mvp honors. Not only was he the leading scorer of the 2028 group by a wide margin with 19 points per game, he contributed in a multitude of ways. He plays very smart with the ball in his hands, well beyond his years, always looking to get into the defense and make plays. Vahl moves extremely well with the ball, with a nice ability to get anywhere he wants on the floor. A very unselfish player who sees the floor extremely well. Vahl was always a step ahead of the defense, allowing him to also lead the 2028 group in assists per game. If that wasn’t enough, he was also able to be the leader in steals with his quickness and aggressive on ball defensive play. 

Jared Van Donselaar – 2028 – F – Kessel Heat 

Standing at 6’3”, Van Donselaar was the tallest player amongst the 2028 group as well to having good length at his age. Much more than a big body, he has a nice well-rounded skill set and knows how to play. He scored the ball effectively around the paint in addition to from the mid-range plus he can handle the ball and attack the basket. He also contributed greatly with his defensive play and leading the 2028 group in rebounds to help his team win both of their games. 

Taaj Whitlock – 2028 – PG – Gain Elite

Whitlock is a very gifted playmaker with the ball in his hands for his age. With his great ability to get to the basket as well as hit outside jumpers, he was one of the top scorers of the camp with 12.5 points per game. He showed off great moves with the ball to get plenty of paint touches and finished very well around the bucket. He also used his moves to create for himself from the outside and be one of the top three-point shooters of the 2028 group with a smooth jumper and quick release. With all his tools, defenders struggled all day sticking with him and just trying to limit him.