Academic Elite 2: Day Two Top Performers


Johnnie Vassar | Jserra Catholic (Calif.) HS | 6-0 | 2014
Showcased an impressive skill set which has garnered attention of several Division I programs. His explosive speed and his ability to either stick the jumper or dish to an open teammate was key in a 52-45 victory during the afternoon game sets on Day Two.

Jay Joyer | Shorecrest Prep (Fla.) | 6-9 | 2014
Joyer threw down a thunderous dunk which brought the gym to its feet during his team’s last game of the evening session. One of the coaches watching remarked, “I didn’t think the big fella had it in him.” Well he did, in all Joyer finished with 16 points in his team’s 67-42 victory.

Louis Pillari | Christian Brothers Academy (N.J.) | 6-4 | 2014
His 20-point performance in his team’s 60-57 win in their final game of Day Two is what cemented the combo guard’s spot on this list. That and his game-ending alley-oop dunk. So far through camp Pillari has showcased his explosive takes to the basket and also a speedy transition game, when he touches it in that situation it usually leads to a very quick two points.

Alec Willis | St. Joseph’s by the Sea (N.Y.) | 6-0 | 2014
In the early stages of gameplay, Willis showed some great court vision and a nice passing touch. If one of his teammates tried to start a fast break, the senior would almost always hits his target with a pass in stride that led his teammate right to the basket.

Michael Pastore | Loyalsock (Pa.) High School | 5-7 | 2015
A shoot-first point guard who displayed a nice pull-up jumper from 15 feet was also one of the few members of his team that possessed the ability to creat his own shot. If he continues to progress at this pace in camp he may cause some changes to the his team’s rotattion.

Dean Steliotes |Pine-Richland (Pa.) | 6-4 | 2014
Steliotes had to play in the post in his early game, but was able to alter enough shots to warrant the big man title. He also showed a little bit of range, connecting on a number of deep two-point shots.

Andrew Kaufman | The Rivers School (Ma.) | 6-7 | 2014
Kaufman scored on a number of finishes around the rim. He really runs the floor and can catch and finish quickly before defenders are able to contest.

Mitch Cohen | Sparta (N.J.) | 6-8 | 2014
Cohen is a solid big with great hands. Cohen showed a solid post presence today. He finished around the rim with either a dunk or a hook and did a great job passing out of the post and finding the open man along the perimeter.

Uri Rahimi | St. Andrew’s (Fla.) School | 6-1 | 2014
The willingness to step up as a leader was what set Rahimi apart on the court during game sets during Day Two. He also showcased a nice shooting touch and a solid ability to play well off of ball screens.

Trevor McGhie | Petrides (N.Y.) | 5-9 | 2014
During an evening game McGhie drained two 3-pointers and provided tenacious defense throughout, even turning a steal into two quick points. In addition, it was his non-stop hustle which earned him a sport on this list.

@AndrewKoob and @pfebbraro contributing

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