#BeElite Top Performers for Day 3 Academic Elite

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Another day down, another day filled with players who had tremendous showings. While yesterday’s top performer list was primarily filled with guards, today is a little more balanced.

Day 3 Top Performers

Johannes Dolven (Wand Sports Academy ’15)
Dolven broke onto the scene by setting the tone with his hustle the first few days. By day three he found his stride in the post. At 6’7 he is biggest enough to play with his back to the basket, but also quick enough to play on the wing. He really impressed in the post where he made quick moves or passed and resealed. His footwork is very good sealing down low. This is a very good player.
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Kobe Gantz (JP McCaskey ’16)
Gantz showed a really nice jump shot today. A primary ball handler, but also can play off the ball, he had some very good games today for his team. Gantz connected many times from outside and showed a nice ability to get in the lane and score via his floater. Gantz was one of the better players today.
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Darius Inzar (Hackley ’16)
Darius Inzar has had a solid camp so far. He is a guard that likes to push pace and get into transition when the time calls for it. He showed his ability to come up in the clutch today when he snagged a long offensive rebound and sunk and nice floater with .6 seconds left to give him team a win in our last set of games.

David Beatty (Archbishop Carroll ’17)
David Beatty is a young guard whose name will be tossed around a lot for the next year or two. He is a 6’2 guard with superb athletic ability and a knack for getting to the rim. When I talked to him earlier this week he said his goal this summer was to work on his jump shot. If he does, he is going to be a scary player to guard.

Jonathan Nwanko (Victory Rock Prep ’15)
Nwanko has been the biggest player at camp all week, literally. I know, bad joke, but the 6’10 has been a force in the paint all week. Defensively he’s very good at getting up and blocking shots and cleaning up on the glass. On offense he is very strong with the ball and showed a nice hook shot. With several high major offers already, look for Nwanko to be a big name on Championship and All-Star Thursday.
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Boz Bernstein (Marianapolis Prep ’15)
Boz Bernstein is a very good point guard. What impressed most was his handle and the ability to keep defenders guessing. He also runs a solid fast break, pushing the ball when the opportunity presents itself. Don’t play him for a passer though, because he isn’t afraid to shoot it from deep or get to the rim if he’s overplayed. Boz impressed today.

Marcus Anderson (Norfolk Collegiate ’15)
Anderson is another wing who can sometimes be found in the post. He is very long, which allows him to finish over defenders. What impressed me about him was the patience he showed offensively. He never forced the issue and tried to create something that was not there. A high basketball IQ plus a long, athletic frame equals a good player.

We have had some great performances so far at Academic Elite. We know the best is still yet to come! Keep following with our live blog as we take you through playoffs, award ceremonies and all-star games.

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