Elite 1: Day One Outstanding Players

SONY DSCSaturday was the first day of Elite Session 1 in Reading, Pa. and already there have been a few players that have stood out from the small samples of games. Here’s a look at some of the campers that performed well on the first day:

Randy Kincel | Riverside (Pa.) High School | 6-2 | 2015
Kincel loves to push the tempo with the ball, trying to get buckets in transition during the scrimmage portion of the day. The junior also showed off a nice passing touch, hitting his teammates in stride for easy looks at the basket.

Nibra White | Evanstown Township (Ill.) High School | 6-0 | 2015
White looked like a cornerback on the football field during scrimmages, especially as he read an opponent’s pass, picked it off and glided to the hoop for an easy two points on the other end.

Alfred Burgesson | Halifax (N.S.) Grammar School | 6-4 | 2015
Against smaller defenders, Burgesson dominated with a smooth mid-range game as he continually used it to his advantage.

Curtis Jenkins | Farmingdale (N.Y.) High School | 6-2 | 2014
Throughout the day, Jenkins played with intensity on both ends of the court, constantly pressuring his opponent while moving well without the ball on offense.

Jamar Gilbert | Newark East Side (N.J.) High School | 6-2 | 2014
Appeared to have a solid game with a nice shooting touch and the ability to create by finding the open man. Although it was only the first day his unselfish play turned some heads. Might be a solid player to watch this camp.

Abdul Lewis | Newark East Side (N.J.) High School | 6-8 | 2014
His size and strength impressed a few coaches during station work. While at the fast-break station he was running extremely well. Scouts in attendance are saying he may be the best post player in camp.

Alexander Mattina | NYC Lab School (N.Y.) | 6-1 | 2014
Although there is a long way to go, Mattina’s 3-pointer at the buzzer and his hustle all day long earned him a look and a spot on this list.

Drew Schankweiler | Mechanicsburg (Pa.) High School | 6-6 | 2014
After putting in a solid week at Academic Elite I, Schankweiler picked up right were he left off last week. His size helped him easily slide into either the four or five position on the floor and if he keeps it up it may be another solid week for the Mechanicsburg High School senior.

Tarik Diggs | National Christian (Md.) | 6-1 | 2014
Diggs is a strong guard that isn’t afraid to take on contact down low. With a mix of speed and strength, the senior can blow by the on-ball defender and go right towards the low post defender and initiate contact.

Alex Devault | Muhlenberg (Pa.) | 5-10 | 2015
Devault showed that he is strong combo guard who he can handle the ball and play off of it. Was one of the stronger more physically imposing guards at camp that really finished strong at the rim with either hand. He also displayed nice range on his jump-shot as well. Made an impressive steal and finish to finish one of his scrimmages.

Liam Monaghan | Xavier (N.Y.) | 6-0 | 2014
The N.Y. native had a solid performance on the day. Playing extremely composed and under-control throughout, Monaghan did a great job conducting his team during their half-court sets. He was extremely aggressive while finishing at the rim on a number of occasions.

Tyler Dunn | Jackson HS (Oh.) | 5-11 | 2015
While wearing the brightest shoes on the court, Dunn showed great play making ability this afternoon. He was tremendous all die using the pick roll in order to create shots for himself as well as his open teammates.

Cory Hicks | Summit Academy North (Mich.) High School | 6-0 | 2015
Made plays all day. His hard work on defense and his basketball IQ, his coach at camp said he didn’t much direction on the floor, is what helped earn Hicks a spot on this list for Day One. –@AndrewKoob, @CabWashingon and @pfebbraro contributed to this story.

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