This year marked the 4th installment of the annual WJG Sports Classic hosted by WJG Sports. The classic was started to bring together some of the top guys from the east from upcoming freshmen to rising seniors all together in a camp format to showcase in front of coaches. Here’s a deep dive look at the standouts from the 2025 class that were in attendance.
6’5 Justice Mitchell, Clayton
Justice Mitchell was one of the few surprises of the 2025 class, in terms of performance and the lack of times I’ve seen him. Standing at 6’5 with a nice frame he used his blend of strength and athletic ability to control the glass and finish repeatedly above the rim, as well as knocking down a couple of threes. Averaged 11 points per game.
5’11 Jaylen Lampkins, Greater Destiny Prep
If you asked everybody who was in attendance who the most athletic person in the gym was half would have probably said Lampkins. At just under 6 feet with a high IQ and a certain flash to his game, he made some plays that made you wonder how high he was, if it wasn’t a block it was a dunk or rebound that shocked you. Averaged 12 points per game.
5’11 Marcel Freeman, North Johnston
Not many people in the 2025 class put the ball in the basket with the variety or consistency of Marcel Freeman. Standing around 5’11 with a nice 3 point stroke and equipped with an elite mid range scoring bag, that includes floaters, stepbacks, and off balance runners and fades, he just gets buckets. Averaged 17 points per game.
5’11 Vaughn Brown, Trinity Christian
AAU teammate of Freeman mentioned above, Vaughn is the steady point guard who can make all the right plays. Creative off the bounce with the ability to shoot from well beyond the three point line he came into the classic on a mission. Averaged 22 points per game including a crazy poster.
6’5 Ira Wilson, N/A
Not many players can have an impact on the game without having the ball thrown to him in the offense. Ira was a force on the glass on both the offensive and defensive end while also being a consistent threat to block or alter most shots at the rim. Averaged 10 points and 2 blocks per game over the event.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMERS
– Isaiah Thomas of Wayne Prep bought the energy during the training and drill sessions of the camp. Has had arguably the best summer of a 2025 in the WJG area.
– Ahzavion Strong of Greene Central was another nice surprise that did a nice job of putting the ball in the bucket. Flew under the radar on a one lost JV squad but except for a big year from Strong.
– David Lozada of Apex Friendship was one of the top shooters in the 2025 group. Plays with a nice edge to his game and competed well on defense.