The first day of Elite Session I brought many eye-opening performances in the camp’s NCAA Division. While nothing is certain with two full days remaining, these players built a strong foundation with their play in the opening games.
Blaise Radosevic | Marquette University High School (Wisc.) | 6’4″ F | Class of 2015
The undisputed star of Day 1, Radosevic exhibited leadership skills and a fundamentally sound post game in which he showed a knack for getting to the line.
“His offensive moves really impressed me, as did his ability to finish with either hand,” said his coach, Nick King
Tyler Tobin | Cherokee High School | (NJ) 5’7″ G | Class of 2016
Tobin displayed excellent shooting skills and a high basketball IQ, which set him apart from other guards in the NCAA Division. His decisions off the pick-and-roll showcased his in-game decision-making. “He’s a smart player,” King said, “And I think he’s smart to realize he has to shoot outside until he develops his ability to go stronger to the basket.”
Dominic Loveless | Heritage Middle School (N.C.) | 6’4″ F | Class of 2015
Loveless, a smooth offensive player from Wake Forest, N.C., brought a complete skill set to the first day of workouts which included the ability to rebound, pass, and do the “garbage work” that many players shy away from.
Nate Williams | Sayre High School (Pa.) | 6’0″ G/F | Class of 2015
A very physical player from Sayre, Pa., Williams attacked the rim strong and was able to finish with authority, even off two feet. In addition to his physical skills he also appeared to posses the mental talent by being able to see one or two passes ahead on the floor.
Chase Nappier | Light House Christian High School (Tenn.) | 5’8″ G | Class of 2015
Nappier’s ability to run in transition and finish strong helped him draw some looks during the sessions last game of the night. In addition to his offense he exhibited a hard style of defense and was able to not only cover his man, but also trap another. If he could develop a better jump shot, he has a chance to really make some noise over the next few days of camp.
Zachary Torres | Carteret High School (N.Y.) | 5’11″ G | Class of 2015
Terrific court vision and the ability to find guys who are covered is what helped this guard turn heads today. His ball handling and passing skills appear superior to others on the floor and, for the time being, seems to elevate his play despite an awkward shot.
Michael Runcie | Columbia High School (N.J.) | 6’1″ G/F | Class of 2015
A very good athlete with the ability to get to the basket with one or two dribbles helped the South Orange, NJ product turn heads on Day One. “He’s very long which helps him get to the basket and he has good vision for his size, a guards vision,” coach Jeremy Mellady said.
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