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Posted On: 01/2/19 9:46 AM
UTS Elite is a grassroots program that is continuing to make noise in Michigan. They made the news again this week with the addition of an elite talent in the class of 2021, as well as a big time scholarship offer for another sophomore star from UTS Elite.
UTS Elite added Keyon Menifield from Flint Beecher. Menifield is a dynamic 5'8" point guard. Prep Hoops Michigan has him ranked #21 among 2021 prospects in the state of Michigan. This is especially impressive considering the strength and quality of players at the top of the class. Menifield has top 10 talent and is a potential Division 1 recruit with continued development.
Menifield is an explosive and electric player. He plays well in an up tempo game where he can put the ball on the floor and get into open space. Menifield has great handles that he can use to push his defender in any direction. He has a nasty crossover, that even if you know he's not going left, will still get you leaning that way. The ball is back in his right hand and 2 dribbles past you before the feet can recover. Menifield is a passer with a flashy side. He routinely makes the tough pass look easy. Menifield can deliver the ball on a dime when there doesn't appear to be any space at all.
Kobe Bufkin continues to impress here in Michigan. The 6'3" point guard from Grand Rapids Christian is a highly touted prospect in the class of 2021. Prep Hoops Michigan has him ranked as the #6 prospect in the sophomore class. Bufkin is no longer just a recruit here in Michigan, his name has expanded to a national level. A BIG TIME national level. Bufkin recently received an offer from Texas Christian University. An offer from TCU, in the Big 12 Conference, puts Kobe Bufkin into high major discussions.
Bufkin is a smooth athlete. He can glide down the floor in transition, taking it coast to coast for the score or hitting his teammate on the wing for an easy bucket. Bufkin has nice handles that includes a crossover and an angled drive to the rim. He has a picture perfect pull up mid range jumper. Bufkin is dangerous from behind the arc, so defenders can't play off him waiting for the drive.