Posted On: 09/28/19 11:00 PM
The Timberwolves were one of the more entertaining, high-scoring teams in Georgia this past travel season. They’re full of smart, skilled players who bring an impressive mixture of fundamentals and exciting play. Those qualities allowed the Timberwolve prospects to thrive last Sunday at camp, catching the attention of both spectators and college coaches in attendance.
Jack Kostel, Alex Elliott, and Joseph Staiti were the 2020 prospects at camp for the Timberwolves. All 3 of them rose as prospects throughout the summer and don’t seem to be done as we get close to the start of the high school season. Kostel had a great day and had coaches from each court he played at raving about his performances. He added to his already solid offer list at camp with Auburn-Montgomery jumping into the mix after the event. Kostel combines skill, speed, and flare that not many can match, and it is magnified in camp settings. He has ideal size for a PG at the next level and can give you production in pretty much every area. With the departure of some guys at Mill Creek, he’s in line to have an even better senior season than initially expected.
Jack Kostel Elliott was clear-cut one of the hardest playing guys in attendance. He attacks the basket, pursues rebounds, and sacrifices his body with reckless abandon. Coaches loved seeing this type of play from him and he kept it going all camp. Having received a lot of high-academic D3 recruitment prior to last Sunday, Elliott’s performance at the event created some chatter among D2 programs as well. He knows who he is, plays with physicality, and keeps things simple. With strong slashes to the basket and efficient outside shooting he was able to give his team a nice offensive threat to go along with his other contributions. Alex Elliiott Similar to Elliott, Staiti brings a tough, active style to the table that gets him production in almost any setting. He always seems to be around the ball and rebounds well among bigger forwards for a 6’4” wing. Staiti is capable of scoring in a few different ways and utilizes pump fakes well to set up his offensive game. In June, he reminded people of his abilities with a nice showing at the GHSA Team Camp. He has continued to get back in form after returning from injury and last weekend was another sign that he’ll have a strong 2019-2020 season in Forsyth. Joseph Staiti 2021 guards Brookes Kahlert and Lucas Garabadian also represented the Timberwolves. Both played 17U this past travel season, which helped them grow as players and prepared them for big roles at their respective high schools. On Sunday, someone made a claim to me that Kahlert was the best passer in the event. After the conclusion of camp, I didn’t have much of an argument against that claim. He’s very patient and sees things start to happen a few steps before most others. He balances his patience with good pace and can score when needed. Kahlert’s ability to throw accurate passes while mixing in some fancy, eye-popping dimes was fun to watch last Sunday. Having him and high-flyer Jens Rueckert on the same team created a must-watch duo. Brookes Kahlert Garabadian was able to find his stroke early on in camp and got better as the day went on. He shoots the ball very confidently from beyond the arc and never hesitates when he has an open look. Garabadian is an effective shooter in many areas on the floor and put the ball down for pull-ups when defenders fly at him. This was on full display in his 2nd game of the day, where he went for 20+ points. King’s Ridge will need him to score a lot and he seems up for the challenge. Lucas Garabadian The youngest of the group, 2022 W McRae Ball played up two age groups with the Timberwolves towards the end of the summer but proved he belonged. He also did some good things at camp, providing his team with shooting and efficient play. Ball is already 6’4” and looks like he may still be growing. He’s a confident shooter and makes the right play consistently. There won’t be tons of talk about him down at Telfair County, but he’s worth keeping an eye on the next few years. McRae Ball