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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 Shot Blockers