BUFORD, Ga. – Day Two of the Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp picked up with top shelf energy and execution right where the first day finished with. Here is a look at some of the notable performers from the event:
Kai Lambert of Suwanee, Ga., led the charge as we begin the season-long process of changing of guard recruiting wise from the class of 2015 to the class of 2016. The 6-foot-4 wing established himself here as one of the state’s potential Division One caliber prospect in the class of 2016. He was all over the glass, finished consistently around the rim and showed an improved jump shot.
Class of 2016 guard Ty Pendley of Ga., took his high school Physics teacher, Kayla Weaver-Goss’ advice and accepted the chance essay proof reading to take part in the camp. The 5-10 sharp shooter didn’t waste any time showing his skill. In that regard, his shooting ability reminds me of Weaver-Goss as she like Pendley was known to knock down the open jump shot more times than she missed it.
Class of 2016 guard Kendrick Simmons of Homer, Ga., was all over the floor as one of the better defensive perimeter guys in the camp. His consistency on that end and on offense as a facilitator will be needed as Banks County HS tries to make a run deep into the state tournament this season.
The energy and activity that class of 2015 prospect Jordan Pulliam of Ga., brought to the camp was evident on both days. The second day saw Pulliam, a 6-1 guard, be more assertive on the offensive end of the floor as well attacking the rim on multiple times.
Like essay writing manchester university Pulliam, class of 2015 point guard Greenan Sullivan of South Bend, Ind., brought energy with his play on the ball. Fighting through a hamstring injury suffered less than a week ago, Sullivan showed why we consider him a no-brainer for a school still needing to fill the point position in this class.
After his play at EBA Top 40 Workout in March, we expected class of 2016 guard Bradley McCurdy of Cleveland, Tenn., to get back in the lab and keep sharpening his skill set. That’s exactly what he showed on Day Two attacking the rim to score it and hitting the open jump shot.
Quality shot makers are at a premium these days. That’s exactly what class of 2015 guard Jordan Barnett of Homer, Ga., brought to his team during the camp’s second day knocking down multiple long-range shot opportunities.
Jalen Hillary of Lawrenceville, Ga., is a new essays on hope name for our staff. He earned his new nickname, “Jordan Adams,” in honor of the former Central Gwinnett HS star turned NBA rookie by making open jump shots all day. At 6-4, Hillary is a class of 2017 prospect that we will keep an eye on.
Class of 2015 post Whit Moreman of LaGrange, Ga., came into his own on Day Two of the All-American Camp. The 6-foot-9 center showed that he can be both a shot changer and blocker on the interior.
Keep an eye out for class of 2016 forward Brent Duncan of Ga. He reminds our staff of Jordan Neff who is now at Kennesaw State. Like Neff, Duncan is a high-level athlete with a steadily improving skill set.
AROUND THE RIM
The youth movement was in full effect this weekend. Here are several young prospects who put themselves on our staff’s radar:
Brady O’Connell essay on my country pakistan for grade 1 of Milton, Ga., was a pleasant addition on the camp’s second day. The young left-hander is a potential sharp shooting option on the perimeter.
Joseph Oropeza of Flowery Branch, Ga., established himself as a pure shooter capable of stretching the defense early and often.
Chris Parks of Sugar Hill, Ga., has the frame of an upperclassmen. His activity and energy around the basket coupled with a soft touch on his face up jumper should make future Lanier HS coach Jeremy Huckaby excited for his arrival.
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