BUFORD, Ga. – The inaugural Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp got off to a roaring start as players from as far away as Arizona made the trip to Bogan Park to compete. With broadcasted games on SUVtv, competitive five on five games going into overtime and skill development stations, the campers had plenty of chances to show and prove that they belonged. Here is our take on the first day of camp:
Class of 2016 point guard Jared Harper of Ga., was not playing any games from the opening tip of a marquee matchup versus classmate D’Marcus Simonds of Ga. Harper, a 5-foot-10 point guard, wasted no time getting both essay on my dear parents himself and teammates involved on the offensive end of the hardwood. He hit timely shots all while still distributing the rock as well. Harper’s play over the past six months has elevated him into the region’s elite and makes him a BrandonClayScouting.com Elite 60 Watch List prospect in 2016.
The aforementioned Simonds also falls in the category of a potential Elite 60 member. After visiting Florida on an unofficial visit last weekend, the 6-4 guard came in ready to prove why the Gators are one of the many major programs nationwide looking to secure a commitment from him.
Bryce Moore of Indianapolis, Ind., was a big time performer on the opening day. The 6-3 senior guard handled the rock at the point guard position using his size to put how to buy a essay opposing defenders on his back once he got downhill. Moore, who has several Division One scholarship offers, also showed a consistent touch from the outside.
Another Hoosier State product, Maurice Scott Jr. of South Bend, shined bright on the camp’s big stage. A left-handed point guard, Scott Jr, was both a distributor and a shot maker. All the while, the class of 2017 prep showed the high on-floor IQ that we usually expect from a seasoned veteran.
We loved class of 2016 guard Garrett Gilkeson of Parkersburg, W.Va., so much this summer that we invited him to be an All-American. Last night, the 6-3 dual sport threat started at quarterback in a huge rivalry game going 17-22 for 269 yards and two touchdowns en route to a win. Gilkeson then hopped in the essays on legalizing weed car and made the 11 hour ride for camp. He didn’t disappoint showing the versatility that made us take note of his game back in July.
Colten Kresl of Paradise Valley, Ariz., flew 2,000 miles for his chance to be an EBA All-American. Like Scott Jr., Kresl is a class of 2017 prospect with a lot of promise and potential. With shooting range out to 25 feet, the 6-foot guard might have a legitimate claim as the camp’s premier marksman.
Located just north of Bogan Park, Hall County is known for always having high-level college caliber prospects. Both Kyvon Davenport and Ty Cockfield put on for their county during the opening day. Davenport, a 6-5 class of 2015 forward, drew interest from Armstrong Atlantic as he had possibly the bets essays on money dunk of the camp during 4 on 4 drill work. Cockfield, a 5-10 class of 2015 point guard, was dynamite inside the game play leading his team back from a 14 point halftime deficit to force overtime by hitting a free throw to tie the game with no time left on the clock.
Highlights of Davenport from EBATop40 (March 2014) compliments of @KrisWatkinsPSB:
Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. He serves Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com