01 Mar 2020 SF Keon Ambrose Hylton Showcasing His Ability and Full Potential
About a week ago, several prospects headed to Charlotte to compete in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp, which certainly held a few high-profile names in the event.
Players like Addison Patterson (who displayed his talent at the Phenom Hoop’s National Showcase two years ago), recent Gonzaga commit Oumar Ballo, and several others showcased the emerging talent in the upcoming classes, each preparing themselves for the next level.
Another name started to emerge as well from the event, as 6’8 Keon Ambrone-Hylton earned a ton of recognition for his style of play.
His energy and versatility were on full display and it certainly caught the attention of high major programs. Overall though, the BWB Camp was a great learning experience for the junior from Ohio, as he was able to take away a ton of information and showcase his unique skillset.
“The camp was a great learning experience from NBA players and from different coaches; helped me learn a lot more,” Ambrose-Hylton said. “Seeing other players from different countries was also great because I got to see new playing styles, which got me even more excited.”
“I was able to show the scouts how versatile I was by showing that I can guard all positions and score at all levels.”
His recruitment had some traction before the BWB Camp with offers from Tulane, Tulsa, Howard, Dayton, and Florida but the junior small forward could see his recruitment and ranking spike after his recent play. In the past two weeks, Illinois jumped on board and then Vanderbilt followed not long ago.
He is also receiving interest from Ohio State, Xavier, Kansas State, NC State, and Tennessee.
The Illinois was a big one for him because it showed that his hard work had been paying off, as his list of offers could certainly start to take off.
“Getting the Illinois offer was definitely a big thing and motivated me to work hard because if I’ve gone this far, why not go the extra mile,” he told Phenom Hoop Report. “My game is very versatile where I’m able to guard the best player on the floor, no matter what position. On offense, I’m great at knocking down 3-pointers and creating for my teammates. In transition, offense or defense, I’m great because of my speed and awareness on the court.”
Right now, he has an upcoming visit to Tennessee when the Vols take on Kentucky on March 2. He has also made plenty of visits to Ohio State in the past.
The atmosphere should be rocking at Tennessee in what will be a Top-10 showdown but he hopes to learn more about what the Vols have to offer when he visits.
“I’m wanting to learn as much as I can about their style of play, how they work as a team and everything else; how can I contribute to their success. The coaches have seen me on several occasions, as they like my athleticism, my moto, and being able to defend.”
This may only be the start for this 2020 small forward, as programs could be jumping on board, especially with the progression Ambrose-Hylton has made.Link to Full Article