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Posted On: 05/14/18 3:49 PM
The Nike Elite Youth Basketball League was in Atlanta this past weekend 15U-17U for the third session. This list is the first set of stock risers. Players on this list were very valuable at their role for their program this weekend.
Francis Okoro 2019 Bradley Beal Elite Power Forward/Center
The physical build and aggressive play of Okoro had him looking like a man amongst boys in the paint this weekend. Every shot in his vicinity was adjusted or blocked. A lot of bigs with the size and strength of Okoro can be a good rebounder just based on their god gifted ability. What separates Okoro taking him to another level is the energy he brings at all times. Okoro seeks out the basketball. It is easy to see why Okoro is a national prospect. He also used his strength inside to finish in traffic. Okoro is one of the best overall post players in the country.
Malik Hall 2019 MOKAN Elite Wing
A great nickname for Hall would be Mr. Smooth. The ability of Hall to impact the game in so many ways from makes him a top national prospect with offers from over 25 high major schools. Hall can do it all from scoring at all three levels, using his length on defense, rebounding from the Wing and many others. He was one of the most productive players I scouted all weekend.
Romelle Mansel 2019 Why Not Forward
Mansel was an active long, lanky Power Forward constantly making plays for Why Not this weekend. The high leaping skills of Mansel led to him blocking shots and adjusting many more. The energy and intensity Mansel plays with is infectious to his teammates. He is a great glue guy that does a little bit of everything for Why Not. Mansel projects to the NCAA Division I level.
Jaelen House 2019 Las Vegas Prospects Point Guard
House has a great motor about him at the Point Guard spot. The amazing handle and quickness of House with the ball in his hands is tough to guard. The “Dawg” House has in his game adds to his intrigue at the next level. He is already committed to Arizona State. The physical skill set of House mixed with his high basketball IQ projects to him doing well in the PAC-12.
Michael Shanks 2019 Woodz Elite Forward
Shanks is the ultimate glue guy for Woodz Elite. He was not afraid to battle down low in the paint even if he was outmatched in size. The versatility of Shanks at 6’6 playing the 3/4 tweener role for Woodz Elite is a perfect fit. Shanks scores the ball best down low but did also have a sharp looking three-point shot. He projects to the Low to Mid Major NCAA Division I level.
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