DeCosey, Yiljep, and Bentil Showcase Skills at Hoop Group Elite Camp

Full-Court Press is a daily feature from the Elite Camp composed by Hoop Group’s media team that will highlight the performance of ten players that stood out for a variety of reasons.

Elite Camp Session 1, Day Three
Quenton DeCosey, 6’5”, St. Joseph’s Metuchen, Metuchen, NJ, 2012
DeCosey showed range early knocking down a three-pointer and a 17-foot pull-up jumper. He also proved that he can finish at the rim with a nice slam off an assist from a teammate. When overplayed on the wing, DeCosey ripped through and beat his man back door. Defensively, he altered several shots and blocked one.

Yilret Yiljep, 6’7”, Westtown, Westtown, PA, 2013
Yiljep is active on the boards on both ends of the floor. He works hard to establish position for offensive rebounds. He showed range out to 15 feet. Yilrep knocked down an 8-footer on a face-up after working to establish good post position. He showed a willingness to dive on the floor for loose balls as well.

Benjamin Bentil, 6’9”, St. Andrews School, Middletown, DE, 2014
Bentil is a very raw talent, but is new to the sport. He finishes strong at the rim and showed a nice jump hook. Bentil uses his length to alter shots and has the ability to go over people for rebounds without fouling.

Reggie Agbeko, 6’7”, St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, Buffalo, NY, 2012
Agbeko displayed great work ethic and hustle around the court. He established good position on the blocks and liked to face-up once he had possession. Agbeko used multiple moves out of the face-up, including a baseline spin move, cross-over, and jab-step. He finished through contact and, when he missed, he was active in getting the rebound and stick-back.

George Davis, 6’0”, Archbishop Molloy, Briarwood, NY, 2012
Davis’ quickness was on full display. He’s got an explosive first step blowing by his defender on multiple occasions. He finished in transition and half-court settings. He is a “sneaky-good passer,” able to deliver passes that defenders do not expect him to throw.

Terrance Bobb-Jones, 6’4”, Putnam Science Academy, Putnam, CT, 2011
Bobb-Jones put on an aerial assault on both ends of the court. Bobb-Jones threw down one-handed dunks, two-handed dunks, alley-oop dunks, and they came in both transition and half-court situations. He blocked shots and elevated high to grab some tough rebounds in traffic. He also showed an ability to knock down 15-feet jumpers. Bobb-Jones showed good help and rotation on defense as well.

Arthur Edwards, 6’7”, St. Thomas More, Oakdale, CT, 2011
Edwards, Bobb-Jones’ teammate, was very active today as well. He was aggressive going after rebounds on both ends of the floor and finished several tough baskets and a high-flying dunk in his last game of the evening. Edwards demonstrated that he can handle the ball in transition and help alleviate pressure from the point guards under duress.

Isaiah Miles, 6’7”, Milford Mill Academy, Baltimore, MD 2012
Miles has range out to the three-point line, even hitting a pull-up off the dribble. He is a high-flyer as well and threw down a monstrous tip-dunk. He is very active on the boards on both ends of the court.

Marcus Gilbert, 6’6”, Academy of The New Church, Bryn Athyn, PA, 2012
Gilbert is yet another high riser. He uses both his length and leaping ability to alter many attempts both shots at the basket and jumpers from the field. Gilbert attacks the glass hard. Offensively, he routinely knocks down three-pointers and has good ball-handling in transition.

Joe Hazel, 6’2”, The Bullis School, Potomac, MD, 2012
Hazel is a player that has good shooting ability. He has the range to knock down NBA-range three-pointers. He’ll rebound on the offensive end and attack the rim. Gilbert’s on-ball defense is stingy and he puts himself in good help-side position.

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~Bryan McEldowney
McEldowney is currently working as an intern in the sports information department at Xavier University. He has six years of basketball coaching experience at both the collegiate and high school levels.

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