Academic Elite 2: Day One Top Performers

DSC06245Academic Elite Session 2 kicked off on Tuesday. There was plenty of action and many that stepped up their game on the first day, here’s a few names that really showed off their skills:

Jair Green | Paul VI (N.J.) | 6-4 | 2014
When Green got a chance to run with some open space, he didn’t disappoint. The senior was able to break away in transition and reach back for a rim-rattling dunk that certainly opened some eyes.

Anthony Gibbs | Bedford Academy (N.Y.) | 5-6 | 2016
Gibbs is a smaller guard, only standing at 5-foot-6, but was able to find his stroke from deep. The sophomore heated up in a five-minute scrimmage, hitting three three-pointers that excited his team and brought the energy up.

Troy Rike | St. Ignatius College Prep (Calif.) | 6-4 | 2014
Rike made his name in the post, making sure that his opponents didn’t have a clean look at the basket. The senior altered a number of shots and swatted away a few more in an impressive defensive showing.

Justin Porter | Ewing High School (N.J.) | 5-7 | 2016
While the scores don’t particularly matter in scrimmage settings, Porter made sure he had the last shot for his team. After a missed shot, the sophomore received the ball with five seconds left, went coast-to-coast and was able to get the layup off before the buzzer sounded.

Robbie Walsh | Summit (N.J.) | 6-7 | 2014
Walsh was a bully in the post, frustrating the opposition on offense with his length and multiple blocked shots. The senior continued to play the role of antagonizer throughout the day, which benefitted his team with transition points at the other end.

Philip Levine-Caleb | Newton South (Mass.) | 6-3 | 2014
Hustle is a big part of a player’s game, and Levine-Caleb certainly has that going for him. The senior constantly cranked up the intensity to 100 percent whenever he hit the floor and was an important defensive cog whenever the opposition held the ball.

EJ Bermudez | Westwood Regional (N.J.) | 6-4 | 2014
Bermudez put his excellent on-ball defense on display, using his quick feet and good body position to make sure the ball-handler would not get past him.

Anthony Carthen | McKinly Tech (D.C.) | 5-11 | 2014
Carthen was a very vocal floor leader that did a great job of talking on both defense and offense. He shot the ball well and did a nice job finding open teammates.

Josh McWilliams | Council Rock North (Pa.) | 5-10 |2015
Showed off a tremendous passing ability and was really under control all day trying to find the open player. He was also very smooth slashing to the basket.

Justin Bassey | Colorado Academy (Co.) | 6-3 | 2016
Bassey showed that he was one of the better athletes in camp this session as he threw down a nice one-handed slam in transition today.

Joe Flanagan | Roy C. Ketcham (N.Y.) | 5-10 | 2014
Flanagan showed that he’s a pretty polished point guard with great court vision and a nice jumper from mid-range.

Sean Graytok | Latrobe (Pa.) | 5-10 | 2016
The kid is a do-it-all floor leader that can really handle, shoot and pass. He had a nice stop on a dim jump-shot and has a great slash then pass mentality.

Ivan Ryes | Keys Gate Charter (Fl.) | 5-10 | 2014
This smooth lefty’s great elevation and follow through gives him one of the purest shooting strokes at camp this session. He also showed off a nice handle with great playmaking ability.

Vic Jusino | St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.) | 6-8 | 2014
Jusino is a physically imposing big-man with great skill and a nice jump hook around the rim. Aside from the performance he displayed during scrimmages, he really went hard during stations well. He has quick feet and really timed his jumps nicely when blocking shots.

Hunter Kramen | Wilmington Charter (De.) | 6-7 | 2014
Perhaps not the quickest big, but he makes up for it with his skills in the post. Kramen pull out a number of crafty moves and tricks this afternoon during scrimmage play and really showed a solid feel for the game. He ever stepped out a showed a nice stroke from 15-ft as well.

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