Elite 2 Day 2 Top Performers

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Reading, PA– There was a little added intensity to games yesterday as the Division 1 live period began. Guys put on a show for the college coaches in attendance, and many of them proved to be next level players. Here are some who out shined the rest.
Ryan Gomes | 2016 | Friends School
Ryan is a 6’10 post who plays with a lot of passion and energy. He looked like one of the best big men at camp yesterday, dominating the stat sheet. He showed the ability to attack the rim with powerful dunks, but also showed finesse in the short corners and inside the paint. He’s a fundamental player, who boxes his man out on every possession and dominates the glass. He definitely helped his recruitment on day 2.
Rich Kelly | 2016 | Fairfield Prep
Rich is a guard with excellent control and visibility. He has a strong body, which allows him to play physical on both ends of the floor. As his shooting continues to improve look for more division 1 programs to get involved with his recruitment.
Mamadou Doucoure | 2018 | Our Savior New American
Currently devoid of a Division I offer, that should be changing soon for this young post prospect. The native of Mali is still a bit raw, but his strong 6-foot-9 frame, his motor, and his glass-eating ability give him the look of a future high-major prospect. He still needs to develop his offensive game, but already has a variety of nice finishes in his arsenal around the rim.
Joe Kazperzack | 2017 | Hillhouse
This 6-foot-2 jitterbug has proven all week to be a pure bucket-getter. He’s lightning quick and very athletic, and while his handle isn’t great, his physical tools alone give him the ability to blow by his defender at a moment’s notice. His jumper could use some work, but Kazerpack’s driving ability and his propensity for finishing above the rim make him a highlight waiting to happen.
Hasahn French | 2017 | Commonwealth Academy
A 6-foot-6 combo forward, French comes into camp as one of the highest profile recruits, and has certainly lived up to his billing thus far. He’s got a bit of Julius Randle in his game, as the lefty plays a hybrid of both forward spots, taking bigger guys out to the perimeter and abusing smaller defenders down low. He operates best out of the high post, where he can knock down the mid range jumper and blow by slower defenders to finish at the rim.
Sean Good | 2018 | Trinity
He’s a 6’11 skilled big that showed flashes of high major potential yesterday. While he still needs to fill his frame out, Good showed great hands, and good touch even out to the three-point line where he hit at least three of them. He rebounded and ran the floor well, and despite not being a super athlete, his size and skill makes him an interesting prospect for high major teams moving forward.

Justin Winston | 2018 | West Orange
The wing proved to be a mismatch nightmare with his ability to shoot the deep ball on the move then attack and finish hard at the rim. Winston is a long and athletic wing that showed highlight ability catching a couple lobs, yet a good skillset when handling the ball in transition. He also has the frame and quickness to be an elite defender if he wants to be.

Zach Bare | 2016 |  St. Paul’s
There’s something to be said about a guy who brings it against the best, and Bare is an absolute gamer. With his team down 8 going into the fourth, he went 5-for-5 in the quarter, including four from deep, He’s a big time shot maker, with a high IQ that knows how to run a team. He’s a player that you can trust with the ball in his hands late in a close game.

Malik Johnson | 2016 |  Blue Ridge
Blink and you might miss him. The 5’9 point guard out of Virginia showed why he holds interest from a multitude of division one programs, including two offers, and it’s because nobody can stay in front of him. He’s lightning quick in transition with the ball, and after he blows by you he can get up high enough to absorb the contact and finish a lay in off the glass. He also sees the floor well, and is a good shooter that you have to respect.

Kyle Copeland | 2016 |  Tusacarora
Another Virginia product, Copeland has been a favorite of in camp coaches all week with his versatility. He displays everything you want out of a two guard, from his ability to guard multiple positions to knock down ability from deep. He’s been in attack mode at camp, looking for his shot and not settling or differing. He has a terrific skillset and great physical tools and frame, and with his mind set on being a great player, his stock should increase after this week.

Alex Leder | 2016 | Bullis School
Alex is a fearless leader on the floor. He is quick with his ball handling and makes it a point to get his teammates heavily involved. Despite being under 6’0”, Alex has no problem creating for himself and shedding bigger defenders.
Deondre Bourne | 2017 | Leman Manhattan Prep
Deondre has been on a lot of peoples’ radars for a long time. As he proves his value on the offensive end, the hype about him rises. He is a long defender and quick to push in transition. His highlight reel potential is one of the many traits that keeps spectators glued to his presence.
Darius McGhee | 2017 | Roxbury Community High School 
Darius is bigger than his height depicts. He has shown his ability to finish dunks with authority and block shots on defense. His greatest value comes from his court vision and long distance shooting. If he can add some muscle to defend in the paint, he will be a very good college player.
Jack Herron (@JWHerron10), Ari Rosenfeld (@RealA_Rosenfeld) and Brent Pelella (@CTHoopsNews) contributed to this article.
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