Posted On: 08/23/21 10:44 AM

Scout Source Hoops and Strive for Perfection Athletics jointly ran an Elite 50/50 showcase at Pro Fit Training in Bethesda, MD for local high school and middle school talent from the DMV to showcase their skills through combine testing, training, and full court games over a weekend. Hidden gems and under the radar talent were given a platform to make up for lost ground in their recruitment due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will introduce you to several standouts in this 3-part series from the Elite 50/50, let’s get started!

’23 6’2 G KJ Gardner KJ Gardner 6'2" | SG Springdale Prep | 2023 State MD District Basketball Club/Springdale Prep

KJ was phenomenal throughout the weekend, showcasing an ability to both pass and score with a good understanding of when his team needed one or the other. He possesses great burst and uses his handle to get by his matchup to force help rotations on drives with regularity, utilizing a great package of finishing moves at the rim or finding a teammate for an easy basket. His length and athleticism allow him to have success against taller defenders from the perimeter or in the paint, and he is most definitely not afraid to play against anyone. Defensively he

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