Posted On: 08/27/18 11:22 AM
Our second Elite Camp of the weekend had us showing up at the University of Indianapolis on Sunday to take in 80 solid prospects that day. It was really solid, providing us with a look at good in-state and out-of-state prospects. There were a few that caught the eye of those in attendance.
Luke Howes – 6’0 PG 2020 – Fairview (OH)
Luke might have been the most impressive player over the course of the whole day. The 6’0 guard was really creative and was able to get shot after shot off and landed a ton of them. Was really adept in the mid-range where he could dribble to create space. He’s not a big athlete or super quick but so creative, he’s just going to make you look silly more often than not.
Silas Bauer – 6’5 SF 2021 – Loogootee (IN)
Bauer played really well in an event with majority of upperclassmen. He was really good playing faced up in transition, able to get into the lane and rebound the ball at a high level as well. He’s gotten more comfortable playing out on the wing more so than ever and if he continues to make that jump, his upside could really hit it’s stride in the next year.
Xavier Hines – 6’3 SF 2019 – Noblesville (IN)
Hines was pretty good on the day. The big wing was shooting the ball really well, looking more to do that but still putting the ball on the floor and driving a bit more than normal. He’s going to have to pick his spots but his offensive skill set is set to be really good at the next level. Defense needs some work but he could be an interesting mismatch on the other end of the floor.
Jesse Bingham – 6’5 SF 2019 – Warren Central (IN)
Bingham came in already drawing interest from Indy and did nothing but put himself in better position. He was really good, showing off a lot more of his athleticism than he really ever has. He’s mostly reserved, playing on the ball and not attacking the rim. Not on Sunday, almost exclusively attacking the rim and he looked and impact things so much more. If he can do that, he’s going to find more than his share of interest.
DeMarco Howard – 6’3 SF 2019 – Hamilton (OH)
DeMarco was probably the most athletic player we saw on the day. His size and athleticism helped him to make plays at and around the rim. Was great in transition, able to get the ball and slash through defenders pretty easily. Was better when he was able to play off the ball and drive. Defensively, he’s got a chance to be pretty good and could be a steal late in the recruiting cycle.
Luke Richardson – 6’6 PF 2019 – Lapel (IN)
Luke continued his play of physical inside presence. Was better, though, when he was playing in transition than we though. Got up and down the floor better and was good finishing at the rim in transition. He’s a player that can kind of set that tone for you and is adept with his footwork that the strength can be more nimble and cause defenders problems because he can still finish with finesse if he has to.
Alex Terrell – 6’4 SG 2020 – Traders Point (IN)
Terrell was a nice surprise to find as a guy from Indiana we had yet to really get our eyes on. The tall guard has some length and some bounce to him, allowing him to play well on defense and get out quick in transition. Was really good in the drill/skill portion of the came and you saw some of that transition ability show up in the games. Will be a guy worth looking back at this winter.
Tevin Smith – 6’3 SG 2021 – Danville (IL)
Tevin is a really high level guard that was probably the best scorer at the event. He’s already got DI interest and offers and looks the part. So talented off the bounce, able to get his shot off pretty easily and has a nice release on his jumper. Skilled enough on the ball to make plays right now, even against older talent.
Robert Fry II – 6’0 PG 2020 – Carmel (IN)
Bobby has gotten quite a bit better in the last year and a solid growth spurt and added strength has helped in that regard. He’s really good with the ball in his hands and has a burst of speed that he uses really well to create space and finish with length at the rim. Had a little bit going with his pull up game and if he finds those other avenues for offense, he could be in line for some serious minutes this winter.
Connor McCance – 6’7 PF 2020 – Oswego (IL)
Connor was probably the better post player at this event. While being a big post with a strong lower half, he moved really well and was active from start to finish. Gets off the floor well and has a ton of strength so if he wants a spot on the floor, he’s going to get it. Really solid finisher at the rim both faced up and with his back to the rim. Could be an interesting player in a year if he gains some size.