USF Elite Camp Standouts: Part 1

High School

Posted On: 08/19/18 3:24 PM

Just over 81 prospects took part in the USF Elite Camp on Saturday. 

With some top talent there from the younger groups and the older ones as well, it was a nice mix of basketball.

Here is the look at the first part of the top standouts.

Javen Smith (Georgia Redan)

From the opening game until the last, I came away very impressed with 2021 Georgia Redan guard Javen Smith. The 6’0″ athlete was crashing the boards, communicating with his teammates defensively and making his jumpers count. He is No. 10 overall in the 2021 Prep Hoops Georgia rankings.

Makerere Williams (Dillard)

Pacing the floor on both ends all afternoon was Makerere Williams. The 2019 Dillard forward plays bigger than his 6’6″ frame and has a nice feel for the game at the four-spot. He’s a reliable inside presence and a slasher. In his final game of the day, he had four blocks in a span of just two minutes (running clock).

Jaqueze Kirby (Georgia Jeff Davis)

Behind the likes of Anthony Edwards, Brandon Boston and Sharife Cooper, Jaqueze Kirby is right in the thick of things in the 2020 Prep Hoops Georgia rankings at No. 6 overall. The 6’7″ Jeff Davis forward is a phenomenal athlete who is ready to take off for a dunk at any point. He was weaving by defenders with his burst and strength.

Makai Willis (Florida State University)

The size and quick feet of Makai Willis make him a player to monitor in the 2021 class. At 6’7″, Willis is able to do some things his size wish they could. His outside touch is coming together, but his footwork is seasoned and his team-oriented attitude makes him a true hard worker. He is No. 61 in the latest 2021 Prep Hoops Florida rankings. 

Marcus Niblack (Wildwood)

A superb ballhandler and athlete, Marcus Niblack showed well as an attacker on the day. His best attributes are his willingness to drive to the hoop and his passing ability. His jumper wasn’t there, but it will be come this fall as he is the No. 1 option at Wildwood. The 6’1″ 2020 guard ranks No. 24 overall in the latest class ranking here on Prep Hoops Florida.