Nike Elite 100: Thursday Standouts


Posted On: 06/7/18 10:30 PM

The Nike Elite 100 Camp opened up on Thursday night in St. Louis.  This annual event is the place to be for rising sophomore and juniors with the premier prospects in the country in the house.  PrepHoopsIllinois breaks down the night one standouts!


SG Josh Christopher (Mayfair HS, CA – 2020)

Christopher is a powerful and athletic shooting guard that plays with an edge to him.  He has a nice combination of skill and explosion at the two guard spot.  Really like the aggression he takes the ball to the hoop with and he has the acrobatics to finish at the cup.  Had a nice alley-oop dunk and also passed it with a couple quick dimes.


PG Sharife Cooper (McEachern HS, GA – 2020)

Cooper might not be the biggest point guard, but man can this kid go!  He is a scoring point guard that shoots it from beyond the arc.  Drilled a handful of threes and pushed it with speed.  Also showed some passing flair.  Plays with a lot of confidence.


PG Tyler Beard (Whitney Young HS, IL – 2020)

Beard was outstanding against national level competition on the opening night of Elite 100.  The Whitney Young combo guard consistently got in the lane both winning off the dribble and working well around ball screens.  He has a great burst with the rock in his hands.  Drilled a crisp pull up three.  Passing showed well with multiple crisp passes in the half court including a sweet skip pass along with an outlet dish in transition.


PG Jaden Hardy (Coronado HS, NV – 2021)

Hardy is trending as one of the premier guards in the 2021 class.  The scoring point guard who is a native of Michigan can flat out get buckets.  He did that scoring in a variety of ways with runners, dunks, and using his tremendous speed in transition.


C Moussa Diabate (Florida Prep Academy, FL – 2021)

Diabate is a young big man from Florida that is super thin, but has broad shoulders.  The center is a major shot blocking presence that protects the rim.  Mostly upside at this point, but a lot to like down the line.


SF Jalen Johnson (Sun Prairie HS, WI – 2020)

Not too many better point forwards in the country than Jalen Johnson.  The 2020 Wisconsin standout shined with Phenom University this spring and did it again on the big stage with his passing.  He was phenomenal with his vision finding teammates consistently with half court alley oops or throwing passes on ropes through traffic.  With his size and scoring ability to go along with his passing he is a no doubt top 10 prospect nationally.


PF Jonathan Kuminga (Huntington Prep, WV – 2021)

The player that Johnson was throwing those lobs to was Kuminga.  The New York Rens post runs the floor extremely well for a big.  This rim running post was rewarded consistently for his effort with passes on the money for dunks.  Defensive presence with his length and timing.


F Greg Brown (Vandegrift, TX – 2020)

Brown is a big and broad shouldered combo forward from Texas with big time athleticism.  He had quite a burst to open their night game with poster dunks.  Powerful athlete that when he plays with a high motor is a problem!


PF Lance Ware (Big Picture Learning Academy, NJ – 2020)

Ware is a well-built four man that has broad shoulders and good upper body strength.  He displayed excellent footwork inside and works hard in the post for positioning.  Got on the glass for an offensive rebound put back.  Plays physical.


SF Terrence Clarke (The Rivers School, MA – 2021)

Clarke is trending as one of the premier 2021 prospects in the country.  It is easy to see why with his projectable frame and athleticism.  Tons of potential here!  He has a smooth pull up jump shot that stretches out to three with ease.  Effortless release from deep.  Multiple quick finishes inside.


SF Dimingus Stevens (Woodrow Wilson HS, DC – 2020)

First time I have seen Stevens play at the DC native proved to be a scoring wing that can really put it in the bucket.  Connected on a pair of threes from the wing.  Runs the floor very hard and finishes well at the rim through traffic.  Threw home a couple jams in traffic.