What We Learned: Nike Elite 100

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Posted On: 06/14/18 6:00 AM

We close out our coverage of Nike Elite 100 with our “What We Learned” series take a look back at the previous week and some of the key things that stood out from our week in St. Louis!  Also our superlatives for the camp are featured!

 

Tyler Beard Breaks Out on National Scene

Covering the state of Illinois we have seen Beard for over two years, but I’m not quite sure he has played any better against quality competition than we saw him at Nike Elite 100.  He missed part of the high school season and slowly worked his way back into things with Dolphins on their way to winning a state title.  Beard showed explosion off the bounce and got to the rim consistently coming off ball screens.  Passed it well finding teammates in both transition and the half court.  Solid spot up shooter.  There was a lot of buzz among the national scouts about Beard coming out of Elite 100.  Expect his recruitment to explode over the next month.

 

 

Nimari Burnett’s Growth as Passer

Burnett has grown considerably as a passer over the last year.  When we saw him last summer he was finding his way with his new team out in California.  He has made significant growth as a passer.  Burnett proved to be a true point guard with his excellent passing and decision making throughout the event.  Always was a quality shooter/scorer, but this takes his game to another level.

 

 

 

 

Sharife Cooper……Tyler Ulis 2.0?

Cooper put on a show at the point guard in a similar way to another under six foot point guard did a few years back at the same event in Tyler Ulis.  Cooper completely controlled every game he played with his elite level passing drawing defenders and then finding teammates.  Lived in the lane and made jump shots when left open.  He is the ultimate leader in the 2020 class.

 

 

 

 

Isaiah Jackson Elite Shot Blocker

This Michigan native proved to be one of the best shot blockers at the event.  He swatted shot after shot both in one on one situations and coming from the weak side.  Thin big man has great timing and anticipation blocking shots with ease.  Going to be a force on the defensive end at the next level!

 

 

 

 

Jalen Johnson Has NBA Point-Forward Ability

This Wisconsin prep standout might be the top NBA prospect we saw at the event.  He has elite vision and passing feel at 6’8”.  Johnson’s passing ability is off the charts as he consistently found his teammates for dimes including a ton of half court passes on the money for assists.

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Brown is REAL DEAL

Brown was the lone non-EYBL player at the event.  The 6’8” small forward proved he is one of the top prospects in the nation.  Size, athleticism, and off the charts scoring potential!  He proved to be an explosive wing scorer that got buckets at all three levels.  He is an elite perimeter scorer that can take over a game whenever he wants.

 

 

 

 

 

Cade Cunningham Best 2020 Performance

Cunningham was the most dominant scorer at the event.  Powerful wing that attacked the hoop off the bounce with strength getting in the lane where he finished through contact over and over.  Also a plus jump shooter from mid-range and three.  Played a lot with the ball in his hands where as the week went on he showed excellent passing feel.

 

 

 

 

 

Moses Moody Shoots Lights Out

Moody is a prospect that broke out early in the spring at Swish N Dish and has continued his dominance for Brad Beal Elite on the 17U level ever since.  He is an elite jump shooter from three and mid-range both off the catch as well as pulling up.  Moody connected from all over the floor every single game that we watched.  Looked like a sure fire top 15 prospect.

 

 

 

 

2021 Posts Shine

The 2021 post group way outshined the 2020 big men.  There was a deep group of posts that have five star potential including Caleb Furst, Moussa Diabate, Jonathan Kuminga, JT Thor, John Butler, Chuks Lucky Isitua, Warren Kidd, and most especially Franck Kepnang.  Speaking of Kepnang was the most dominant post regardless of class at the event.  The rising sophomore showed to be a special rebounder and shot blocker.  Dunks with tremendous force!

 

 

 

Jaden Hardy Best 2021 PG

The best point guard in 2021 we have seen this spring was Jaden Hardy.  The Michigan native who is playing his high school ball in Nevada did nothing to take away that distinction with his play at Nike Elite 100.  Hardy is a 6’3” point guard that can both score and dish.  As a scorer he is a knock down perimeter threat that can finish in the lane with strength.  Proved to be more than a scorer with his playmaking feel in the half court hitting teammates on the move for buckets.

 

 

 

Chuks Lucky Isitua Brings Down Rim….Literally!

There were a lot of big dunks, but only one shattered a rim!  That was what Chuks Lucky Isitua did in the drills on Saturday morning slamming home a dunk and brining the rim down.  As you can see Rasheed Wallace liked it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching Staff Brings Out Best in Prospects

Great job from the coaching staff at Nike Elite 100 Camp.  This veteran group of mostly high school coaches brought the energy throughout the week led by camp director Cory Alexander and on court Nike Elite 100 guru Craig Harbaugh.  High level of instruction in the drills and games from some of the best coaches in the country.

 

 

 

 

Nike Elite 100 Superlatives

Top Slashers

  1. Greg Brown (Vandegrift HS, TX)
  2. Cade Cunningham (Bowie HS, TX)
  3. Josh Christopher (Mayfair HS, CA)
  4. Terrence Clarke (The Rivers School, MA)
  5. Julian Strawther (Liberty HS, NV)
  6. Posh Alexander (Our Savior of Lutheran, NY)
  7. Dimingus Stevens (Woodrow Wilson HS, DC)
  8. Obinna Anyanwu (Cathedral Catholic, CA)
  9. Nate Tabor (Sacred Heart HS, NY)

 

 

Top Shooters

  1. Moses Moody (North Little Rock, AR)
  2. Cade Cunningham (Bowie HS, TX)
  3. Keondre Montgomery (Forrest Hill HS, MS)
  4. Brandon Boston (Norcross HS, GA)

 

Top Rebounders

  1. Franck Kepnang (The Macduffie School, MA)
  2. Chuks Lucky Isitua (Cy Fair Learning Center, TN)
  3. Mady Sissoko (Wasatch Academy, UT)
  4. Caleb Furst (Blackhawk Christian HS, IN)
  5. Clifford Omoruyi (Immaculate Conception HS, NJ)
  6. Elijah Hutchins- Everett (Immaculate Conception HS, NJ)
  7. Jordan Wilmore (Faith Heritage Christian Academy, TN)

 

Top Passers

  1. Jalen Johnson (Sun Prairie HS, WI)
  2. Sharife Cooper (McEachern HS, GA)
  3. Noah Taitz (Bishop Gorman HS, NV)
  4. Nimari Burnett (Prolific Prep, CA)
  5. Jaden Hardy (Coronado HS, NV)
  6. Caleb Love (CBC HS, MO)

 

 

Top Shot Blockers

  1. Franck Kepnang (The Macduffie School, MA)
  2. Isaiah Jackson (Old Redford Academy, MI)
  3. Jonathan Kuminga (Huntington Prep, WV)
  4. Mady Sissoko (Wasatch Academy, UT)
  5. John Butler (Christ Church Episcopal, SC)

 

 

Top Prospects

  1. Greg Brown (Vandegrift HS, TX)
  2. Jalen Johnson (Sun Prairie HS, WI)
  3. Terrence Clarke (The Rivers School, MA)
  4. Franck Kepnang (The Macduffie School, MA)
  5. Pat Baldwin Jr. (Hamilton HS, WI)
  6. Jonathan Kuminga (Huntington Prep, WV)
  7. Moussa Diabate (Florida Prep Academy, FL)
  8. Jaden Hardy (Coronado HS, NV)
  9. Sharife Cooper (McEachern HS, GA)
  10. Josh Christopher (Mayfair HS, CA)
  11. Moses Moody (North Little Rock, AR)
  12. Brandon Boston (Norcross HS, GA)
  13. Posh Alexander (Our Savior of Lutheran, NY)
  14. Isaiah Jackson (Old Redford Academy, MI)
  15. Julian Strawther (Liberty HS, NV)