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Posted On: 06/12/18 5:30 PM
Prep Hoops Missouri spent a couple of days at the Nike Elite 100 Camp at Saint Louis University, which featured many of the nation’s top underclassmen. There were four players from the Show-Me State who were selected to participate in the camp; Caleb Love of CBC, Luke Kasubke of Chaminade, Jordan Nesbitt of Lutheran North and Cam’Ron Fletcher of Vashon.
Vashon’s Fletcher was in attendance at the camp, but did not participate due to an ankle injury suffered during a team tournament in Chicago the previous week. Here is a look at the three St. Louis area athletes who took part in the Nike Elite 100.
Caleb Love 6’3″ (CBC ’20)
The talented combo guard enjoyed an excellent weekend with his ability to score and facilitate the offense. A high volume scorer on his high school team at CBC, Love did a nice job of walking the fine line of being a scoring lead guard and creating plays for his teammates in an elite camp situation with other top players. He did a good job of operating in the pick and roll as he got to the basket and scored through contact or knocked down perimeter jumpers when the defender went underneath the screen. He also made some very good kick-outs to open shooters after getting in the lane and drawing the defense.
“It was a good experience for me playing with an against the top players in the country. I competed well and I showed that it fit in and I could compete with the top players. It was a good learning experience.”
— Caleb Love on the Nike Elite 100 experience —
Luke Kasubke 6’5″ (Chaminade ’20)
The talented wing was a late addition to the Elite 100, but he more than showed that he belonged with the top players with his performance. He did what he does best, which is shooting the basketball. Not only did he shoot the ball well off the catch, but he had some plays run for him where he sprinted off screens and he knocked them down. In one game, he scored 14 points and made four of seven from 3-point range. He was very confident, not only in his shooting, but his overall floor game. He pushed the ball in transition and scored on a nice slashing drives to the basket.
“It was a great experience to participate in the Nike Elite 100 Camp. It was fun competing against some of the best players in my class.”
— Luke Kasubke, on the Nike Elite 100 experience
Jordan Nesbitt 6’5″ (Lutheran North ’20)
The talented wing was very impressive at the camp because of how he played without the basketball during the weekend. He is counted on to be very ball dominant with his high school team at Lutheran North. That was not the case at the Elite 100 on a team full of top prospects, so he had to find other ways to impact the game without having his hands on the ball all of the time. In the games I watched him play, I was impressed with his activity rate as he played with a high motor on both ends. In one game, I charted him for three assists, four rebounds and three steals, which was very productive in a 25-minute game in which he played half. He was very solid defensively. Offensively, he did a good job in transition and knocked down a few mid-range jumpers.