BUFORD, Ga. — The third annual Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp showcased some of the nation’s top players. The pool of talent was deep and brought out the best in all who attended. Here is a look at a few players who performed well this weekend.
By: Keil Moore Follow @KeilMoore
Kaela Davis (Buford, Ga.) — Buford HS – 2013
This weekend 2013 guard Kaela Davis of Buford, Ga., simply made it look easy. Her ability to score the basketball in bunches and put pressure on a defense was on full display this weekend as she carried much of the scoring load for her team at EBA All-American camp. Davis has the unique ability to score the ball with ease at every level of the court. One play she finishes a left-handed lay up in traffic near rim level. The next play she can stretch the floor and hit a 3-pointer from a couple feet behind the line. Then on the next trip it’s a simple pull-up jumper after beating a defender off the bounce. Whatever you want to give her she can force a defense to pick their poison.
Alexa Middleton (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) — Riverdale HS — 2014
More than anything, Alexa Middleton of Murfreesboro, Tenn., is just fun to watch. The 5-foot-7 guard has the ability to leave her imprint on a game in a variety of ways. She can handle the point and run a team or play off the ball and concentrate on scoring the ball. If you ask her to play out of position and guard a player with more size, Middleton has the strength and smarts to get the job done. This weekend Middleton had all of her attributes on full display making key plays in the 5-on-5 games and always showied well in the skills and drills portion of camp. The class of 2014 prospect has already received interest from a number of BCS schools and will be a high priority for schools moving forward for sure.
Destinee Walker (Occoe, Fla.) — Lake Highland HS – 2015
One of the most impressive performances this weekend came from class of 2015 wing Destinee Walker of Occoe, Fla. Walker came to camp and brought energy throughout the weekend. Looking to get better with every station and segment of the skills and drills portion of camp, Walker helped set the tempo for camp and carried her energy over to the 5-on-5 portion of camp as well. Her willingness to defend was an asset to her team as she took on the challenge of guarding elite wings such as Davis and Diamond DeSheilds while still finding ways to score the ball on the offensive side of the floor.
This was the third year of our EBA All American camp. This year we had our most diverse list of prospects as we had talent from around the country come to camp and hold their own. More than anything this is a really fun weekend for our Peach State Basketball staff. It is an opportunity to work with a select group of kids in small groups and really work on getting better both individually and team concept wise.
Keil Moore is the Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report – a division of Peach State Basketball, Inc. He also is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. Moore has been involved in the community since 2007 as a recruiting analyst and trainer. He can be reached at email@example.com.