Chicago Elite Classic: National Evaluations

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Posted On: 12/6/18 6:00 AM

The Chicago Elite Classic was this past weekend.  This great event featured eight games filled with high level prospects on Saturday.  PrepHoops dives into our prospect evaluations on the event.  Here are our National Evaluations!

 

SG Keyyaun Batchman (Chaminade, MO – 2019)

Batchman is a super underrated senior guard.  The slightly undersized two guard is a crafty scorer that scored in a variety of ways.  He posted up smaller defenders that he could overpower in the post.  Attacked off the dribble where he finished through contact on several occasions.  Played well in the open floor as a finisher.  He was also 3-3 from beyond the three point arc.  Batchman is just so efficient with his touches as he scored 32 points on 13-17 FG.

 

SG Luke Kasubke (Chaminade, MO – 2020)

Kasubke is one of the premier 2020 prospects in the state of Missouri.  The two guard who is known mostly as a shooter showed more to his game.  He did hit a pair of threes (2-9 3 PT) in this game, but it was his athleticism and scoring off the bounce that impressed.  Two big dunks.  Also got in the lane where he converted runners and stop and pop short jump shots.  Got to the line at a decent amount where he went 7-8 from the stripe.  Stuffed the stat sheet overall finishing with 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals.

 

SF Harrison Vickers (Chaminade, MO – 2020)

Vickers is a long and angular lefty at 6’4”.  Like his projectability.  Vickers who is usually a reliable three point shooter struggled in that area on Saturday going 0-5 from beyond the arc.  Got on the glass for a nice put back.  Like his potential defensively with his length and lateral quickness.  He had 8 points (3-14 FG).

 

SG Matteus Case (Chaminade, MO – 2020)

Case is a two guard with solid size and length.  He connected on a pair of threes shooting them with confidence.  Case went for 12 points (5-8 FG) and 5 rebounds.

 

SF Jonathan Dunn (Chaminade, MO – 2021)

Dunn played limited minutes, but he is an intriguing young prospect.  Plus size and strength on the wing at 6’5”.  He had a sweet reverse layup along with a score on the offensive glass.  Dunn had 4 points and 4 rebounds.

 

SG Austin Crowley (Sunrise Christian, KS – 2019)

Crowley is a Vanderbilt commit that has positional size.  He can flat out shoot the basketball from beyond the arc.  Feathery jump shot from deep.  Elite shooter from the perimeter that will be a major factor in the SEC.  Elite perimeter sniper.  Also brings defensive versatility to the table.  He had 14 points (4-6 3 PT).

 

SG Grant Sherfield (Sunrise Christian, KS – 2019)

Sherfield is a commit for UCLA that impressed.  Thicker two guard that proved to be a plus shooter from all over the floor.  He was consistent from three going 5-8 from deep.  Let’s it fly with a ton of confidence.  Also mixed in some crafty drives in the paint.  He had 24 points and 3 assists.

 

C N’Faly Dante (Sunrise Christian, KS – 2020)

Dante was probably the top prospect at the event.  The 7’0” center has prototype NBA center size.  Broad shoulders and long arms.  He is an elite rebounder dominating the defensive glass all game long.  Snatches them at their highest point with both hands.  Runs the floor hard.  He had a quiet first half, but showed his offensive repertoire in the second half.  Right handed hook shot, another hook off deep post position, and slammed home a huge alley-oop.  Major shot blocking presence swatting tons of shots and altering others.  Dante had 14 points (6-11 FG), 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks.

 

SF Alex Antetokounmpo (Dominican, WI – 2020)

The younger brother of the Greek Freek was the best prospect on Dominican out of Wisconsin.  The junior wing is a 6’7” thick bodied prospect that likes to use his physicality on the offensive end over powering weaker wings.  He tried to do that too much at times which led to turnovers.  Had a nice right handed hook shot and a mid-range jumper.  Other than that he was best getting to the line a lot, but he struggled from there too.  He had 14 points (3-7 FG) (7-13 FT), 6 rebounds, 3 assist, and 8 turnovers.

 

SF Cam’Ron Fletcher (Vashon, MO – 2020)

Fletcher was a beast on Saturday night.  Maybe the most impressive performance of the day.  The 6’6” small forward has great size, length, and athleticism.  He showed off his freakish athleticism with multiple huge slams that brought the house down.  He was a force on the glass on both ends of the floor, but was particularly effective on the offensive end with five offensive boards.  Jump shot was on point too going 3-5 from beyond the arc.  We believe he can be an elite shooter at the next level.  Defensively he was also a major factor with his length recording multiple blocks.  Complete game out of Fletcher going for 26 points (10-16 FG), 13 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

 

PG Mario McKinney (Vashon, MO – 2019)

McKinney is a scoring left handed point guard that is committed to Missouri.  Quick twitched guard that uses his speed and change of gears to keep the defense off balance.  Absolutely lived in the lane off dribble penetration where he converted runners along with and-1s.   Pesky pressure defender.  He had 18 points (8-14 FG), 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.

 

SG Donyae McCaskill (Vashon, MO – 2019)

McCaskill is a bouncy two guard that has strength.  Attacked the rim and got to the foul line at a high rate.  Solid passer from his off guard spot and liked what he brought to the table defensively guarding in the backcourt.  He had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 dimes, and 3 steals.

 

SF Kobe Clark (Vashon, MO – 2020)

Clark is a wing with plus positional size.  Did a nice job of rebounding in traffic.  He passed the rock very well from his wing position finding scorers.  As a scorer Clark is best in transition.  Went for 10 points (4-12 FG), 5 assists, and 8 rebounds.

 

SG Ryan Evans (Mater Dei, CA – 2020)           

Evans is a thick bodied combo guard that was the leading scorer for Mater Dei.  Spot up three point shooter that drilled four, but also missed quite a few as well going 4-13 from deep.  Crafty driver off the bounce.  He had 22 points and 5 rebounds.

 

PG Devin Askew (Mater Dei, CA – 2021)

Askew is one of the top sophomore point guards in the country.  He is a smooth ball handler that has size for position.  It wasn’t a great outing for the talented guard.  He shot 1-12 from the field for only three points.

 

C Wilhelm Breidenbach (Mater Dei, CA – 2021)

This 6’9” 200 pound center from California has a very bright future.  He was a dominant force on the boards.  Consistently high pointed rebounds in traffic on both ends of the floor.  Got offensive rebound put backs.  Passed well on the interior.  Early in the game he missed several bunnies.  He had 10 points, 16 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Tons of upside as a skilled five man!

 

PF Harrison Hornery (Mater Dei, CA – 2021)

Mater Dei had another quality 6’9” sophomore big man in Hornery.  Skilled face up four with size.  He finished very well in the paint and got on the offensive glass for a pair of put backs.  Like his mobility and how well he runs the floor.  Quality area rebounder.  Lot of upside here.  He had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

 

SG Lunden McDay (St. Vincent St. Mary’s, OH – 2019)

Broad shouldered wing with long arms.  McDay is a crafty scoring two guard that scored on several and-1s in the lane.  Also a plus mid-range shooter that was consistent from that area of the floor hitting key shots there.  He had 21 points on 8-11 shooting from the field.

 

SG Seth Wilson (St. Vincent St. Mary’s, OH – 2021)

Wilson is a 6’3” two guard that is a volume scorer.  Hit jumpers from both mid-range and three.  Did a decent job getting to the foul line.  Final stat line was 16 points (5-14 FG) and 5 rebounds.