Day two of the Elite100 Showcase exceeded expectations. The amount of talent on display and with many of the players playing to their potential, led me to a two part story..
2020 WG Chase Ellis wasn’t at the camp on Day one, but on Sunday he came and stood out immediately. On the offensive end he moves well without the ball, is good around the basket, & shoots the mid-range well. Ellis can also knock down the open long range shot. On defense he’s very aggressive and physical.
2022 5’4 PG Jyshaun Melvin has a quick first step and can get to the basket at will. He’s a lefty with a good handle of the rock. Melvin can also step out and hit the open jumper. He makes good decisions in transition.
2021 5’8 PG Bryce McGowens has a nice ball handling ability and can get to his spots. He also shoots it well from the floor. He plays within his own pace and doesn’t rush the offense.
2020 6’4 SF Toneari Lane was dominant on day 2. He muscled his way to the basket and finished. The lefty was also knocking down jumpers consistently. Lane was a force on the glass with his size and strength. He got his team a bucket when they needed one.
2021 6’2 F Tyler Shirley has improved his footwork around the rim. Shirley made a number of good moves to elude his defender and score at the basket. I loved his activity on the glass, he got his hands on a lot of rebounds. On the defensive end he alters shots with his length.
2020 6’4 SF CJ Plantin has a good 2-way game. On the offensive end he can handle the ball, get in the lane, and find open teammates. He doesn’t force things and he uses the floater in traffic. Planting has good footwork and a nice touch around the basket. On the defensive end he makes it difficult for the opposition to score. He basically took his man out the play the whole game.
2024 5’1 PG Micah Tucker didn’t shy away from playing against older and bigger competition. This kid has a nice handle of the ball and plays at his pace. He’s a tough kid and he even finished a couple of and-1 plays against bigger defenders. Tucker can also shoot the long-range jumper. This kid is definitely going to be something special.
2021 5’8 PG Jojo Peterson is very crafty with the rock in his hands. He was getting to the basket and finishing or dishing to an open teammate. Peterson also showed the ability to knockdown the long-range jumper.
2022 5’0 PG Damian “DJ” Clark had one of the best motors at camp. He never quit on his teammates and he hustled every play. DJ is small, but he can handle the rock. He showed an ability to catch-n-shoot out on the wing. The kid is a "do whatever it takes" type of guy.
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