Posted On: 07/21/20 4:14 PM

There was so much gritty basketball at the Prep Hoops A-Town Showdown this weekend at the LakePoint Sports Complex in Cartersville, Georgia.

I wrote about top performers after Saturday and Sunday’s packed slate and now it is time to look at some crafty guards in the 17U division.

Ismail Habib | 6-0 | Chicago Hoops

Athletic as they come, Ismail Habib is a confident point man. He can get inside and slam it down, finish with a mix of lay-ins and jumpers. The St. Laurence (Illinois) guard did just that this weekend for Chicago Hoops as it made the trip down south. He holds offers from Austin Peay, Wisconsin Green Bay, Illinois Chicago and Detroit Mercy. There is no surprise that Division I programs have offered but more will come. Habib is a blazer and he has a strong upper body that helps him push in transition and connect on long-range shots.

Eli Elston | 6-1 | Auburn Raptors

The Auburn Raptors earned steady performances from Eli Elston at the A-Town Showdown. I enjoyed his effort level and when left open, he’ll hurt you from the mid-range or deep. He is a talented ballhandler who plays bigger than his size

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