D’Marcus Simonds – EBA All-American Camp Feature Player Eval – Sept. 23, 2014

D'Marcus Simonds flew into the ELITE60 at the 2014 EBA All-American Camp. Ty Freeman / @TyPhotoG

D’Marcus Simonds flew into the ELITE60 at the 2014 EBA All-American Camp.
Ty Freeman / @TyPhotoG

BUFORD, Ga. – The Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp is designed as a place for college prospects to compete and showcase their talents. It’s a proving ground for players to compete and receive elite level skill development. Add that to the top shelf game play and there is no stage better suited for the best to shine. We take a look at class of 2016 prospect D’Marcus Simonds performance from the camp.

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By: @BrandonClayPSB


D’Marcus Simonds (Buford, Ga.) Buford HS – 2016


Simonds came into the weekend with one more chance to prove that he belonged in the initial ELITE60 Rankings. He left Bogan Park on Sunday afternoon doing just that. The 6-foot-4 scoring guard’s ability to make plays off of the bounce is a big reason why he checks in at No. 58 in our initial list. That same ability is also the reason why some of the nation’s top programs including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Memphis, Mississippi State and UConn have offered the 4-star plus rated prospect a scholarship.

Simonds showed growth and progression from his play at the EBA Top 40 Workout in March. He is shooting the basketball better in the midrange and also knocked down a couple of 3-pointers as well. That said Simonds calling card is still is ability to get downhill off of the bounce in a hurry. He finishes well through contact and even displayed a willingness to score the ball from the mid post against ELITE 60 Watch List classmate Jared Harper of Mableton, Ga. Simonds emerged from EBA All-American Camp as one of the premier scoring guards nationally.

#EBA All-American Camp Highlights of Simonds courtesy of @KrisWatkinsPSB:

Brandon Clay 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 He serves Director of Scouting for the National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at [email protected]