Elite Session 1: Day 1 Top Performers

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Day One of Elite Camp saw a mob of players walk through the doors of Bollman Gymnasium. No matter what court you were watching, the talent was there…and the games were just try out games. If there’s one thing to takeaway from day one it’s that real game play + live period = must see basketball. Here are some players who made great first impressions this week:
Brendan Fitzpatrick | 2017 | Plainview JSK
Brendan is a tough, physical guard who can shoot well from outside. He is considered the ultimate glue guy with his ability to crash the glass and win 50-50 balls. His upside will continue to trend upwards if he can improve his agility and quickness.
Walter Whyte |2017 | St. Luke’s (CT)
Walter is an extremely athletic wing who has a tremendous motor. He is an all-around offensive threat with a great basketball IQ. He has already received several scholarship offers and is expected to see more come his way this week.
Yashawn Bright | 2016 | Christ the King
YaShawn is an active big man who runs the floor in transition. His athletic ability is through the roof, and he plays with fierce aggressiveness. If he can show his mid-range shooting he will open a lot of coaches eyes and be a productive player in college.
Stevie Jordan | 2016 | Conwell Egan 
Stevie is one of the most explosive players in the camp. At 5’11” he shows off a skill set that puts most of his defenders on skates. At the next level he will have to be a good facilitator and defender to go along with his scoring ability.
David Beatty | 2017 | Conwell Egan
 As one of the most highly recruited players in camp, David brings a ton of offensive talent to the table. He can handle, pass and make tough shots at will. To be a high major success he will have to defend and shoot at an elite level. Look for his offers to multiply in coming weeks.

Melo Eggleston | 2017 | Clinton Christian
Versatility is his strong suit, and he put it all on display during his tryouts. While he didn’t shoot it all that well, the 6’8 Eggleston still impacted the game in a variety of ways, especially attacking the basket and finishing through contact. Just a rising junior, he showed great instincts, and rebounded the ball well. He’s a fun player to watch, who should see his recruitment benefit from a good camp.

Max Mahoney | 2016 | Ridge
When it comes to excitement look no further. Mahoney shut the gym down with a couple huge tomahawk slams in his first game, and displayed those hops throughout the day with big finishes both in transition and the half court set. The 6’7 forward from New Jersey used his athleticism to rebound the ball well, and showed a soft touch when set from the outside, making him a tough matchup for players his size.

Peace Ilegomah | 2016 | Roselle Catholic
Not many players made an impact defensively like Ilegomah. He blocked a number of shots in the first day, and turned defense into easy offense for both himself and his teammates. The 6’10 big is a good athlete who ran the floor well, showed a variety of post moves in the paint, and continually played hard throughout his tryouts. With his size and athletic ability, the Newark native could be a hot commodity for teams looking for a new school big man this camp.

Saquan Singleton | 2017 | Monsignor Scanlan
Look out below! In his first game, the New York wing through down three dunks, including one of the better posters of the day in transition. A 6’5 rising junior, Singleton put himself on the map early with his long, wiry frame and his offensive skill set. He showed a good handle for his size, finished well at the basket, and showed ability to score it from all three levels. He is one of the players highlighted to keep an eye on as camp moves forward.

Isiah Deas | 2016 | Coastal Academy
Isiah had a strong first day of camp. the 6’7 wing from Coastal Academy by way of Brooklyn, NY plays with a passion to get better and to compete. Whether it was game play or stations, he was going full speed at all times. Isiah has a great motor on the court and can log long minutes at a time. He also has a strong IQ; he’s the type of high IQ guy that every team needs.

Jair Bolden | 2016 | Westtown (PA)
Jair continues to show he’s a heady point guard and can run a team. He is constantly making good decisions with the basketball, setting up teammates while also scoring it himself when given the opportunity. Jair has a good jump shot and can make you pay if given space. He’s as tough as they come at the guard position and does not get rattled or rushed.

Ceasar Dejesus | 2016 | Impact Academy
If you need a guard who can score in bunches, Ceasar is someone you need to take a look at. He has the ability to get hot in a hurry. A good ball handler, Ceasar has a great ability to create his own shot off the dribble. He can get you off your feet and get to the rim, or calmly hit step back jumpers from the mid range and beyond. He is instant offense, all the time.

Stay tuned for more top performers as the week continues.

Brent Pelella (@CTHoopsNews), Jack Herron (@JWHerron10) and James Albano (@JN_Albano) all contributed to this article

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