Posted On: 08/25/21 10:04 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 6’6 Ralph Martino Ralph Martino 6'7" | CG NFC Academy | 2023 MD Team Vito/National Christian 

Martino was my favorite stockriser of the event, using a blend of high-level finishes at the basket and precise shooting to be an effective force at the offensive end of the floor. Already standing 6’6, Martino uses his length to finish over and around defenders with ease in the key with a flurry of different moves- floaters, runners, leaners after a step-through, fadeaways. His athleticism separates him from the pack whenever a shot goes up and as his positioning instincts continue to develop- I think he can be an elite rebounding wing. His athletic burst and long strides allow him to

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