Macon, Georgia — We conclude Hypesouth’s 2023 Camp Series with an in-depth look at the Up Next Developmental Expo, our middle school event focusing on up and coming sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Team Rep the Middle had the top overall camper and several other camp standouts.

Kam Thomas, 2028, Perry MS
Hypeman Award – Top Overall Camper

Thomas got it done on every level offensively and made it look pretty easy. His ball skills and defensive tenacity were top-notch. By camp’s end it was crystal clear he was the top performer from the day. We will track his progress closely this season and beyond.


(30) Braylen Perry, 2028, Monroe County MS
Camp Standout

Perry played with a chip and took his matchups personal. His physicality, rugged style, and dog mentality allowed him to dominate during scrimmages. Don’t be surprised to see this kid’s name start to pop up on some statewide class of 2028 radars.

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(41) Samayan McKenzie, 2030, Huntington MS
Camp Standout

The Huntington Middle sparkplug had one of the highest basketball-IQ’s in the building. He knew when to attack and when to control pace. A tradition floor general best explains McKenzie’s style of play.

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(25) Elijah Banks, 2030, Howard MS
Camp Standout

Banks made a strong case for the best shooter at camp. He hit big shots from downtown and was efficient in the midrange area. Hard playing youngster to keep an eye on.

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(2) Taylon Brisby, 2030, Miller MS

Brisby took advantage of limited touches and his effort is worth mentioning. He made open layups and created easy scoring opportunities for himself and others pushing the ball in transition.

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(32) Keymari Sanford, 2030, Rutland MS

Sanford was the glue for Team Rep the Middle. He did all the small things that positioned this squad to win. Probably the most coachable player in attendance.

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