Academic Elite Camp Count Down


                                                                             14 Days

                                                                      Player Feature: Matthue Cotton


With offers from high major schools such as Seton Hall, Oklahoma State and Rutgers, Cotton has benefited greatly from Academic Elite 1. He entered the camp with little to no exposure and came out with numerous offers. The crafty guard looks to continue his success this year as he enters his senior season.



                           13 Days

                                                                    Player Feature: Mikey Dixon

Mikey Dixon is one of the more unique Academic Elite 1 stories. After tearing it up at camp, Mikey later landed himself a Quinnipiac offer where he committed almost immediately. Averaging an impressive 16 points and 4 rebounds his freshman year, Mikey left the mid major and now currently attends the up and coming Big East team St. John’s, where he looks to carry on the values and skills he learned at our Academic Elite 1 camp.


 12 Days

Player Feature: Gabe Stefanini

Loyalty is never unnoticed and that’s the case with Stefanini. After attending 3 separate Hoop Group camps starting at Academic Elite 1, Stefanini came onto the college scene as an underrated, high IQ, crafty guard with the ability to slash to the basket and create opportunities for his teammates. While  receiving 12 scholarship offers  from Camp, Gabe committed to Columbia University  and will have an immediate impact in the Ivy League. Jim Engles and staff got a diamond in the rough in Stefanini and the conference will soon find that out as well.

 11 Days

           Player Feature: Bryan Knapp

The Cornell commit is a textbook example of a volume scorer. Averaging an unbelievable 27.1 PPG his senior season, Knapp will provide the Big Red with a player they haven’t seen in years. Head Coach Brian Earl touched on Knapp’s unique offensive abilities by saying “Bryan possesses the natural ability to score the basketball in a variety of ways. His athleticism and ability to create shots for himself and others will be an exciting addition to our back court.” Knapp leaves Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School as the all-time leading scorer and arguably its most decorated athlete. Knapp was one of the biggest stock risers of last summer, with outstanding performances at our Hoop Group Academic Camps and Summer Jam Fest, we are proud to have Bryan as a Hoop Group Academic Alumni!

                             10 Days

        Player Feature: Hans Brase

Efficiency is key, and that’s exactly what you get from Hans Brase. The forward from Germany shot 35% from the three over his four year career at Princeton and provided the Tigers with a lot of power in the front court. After deciding to become a graduate transfer, the Academic Elite 1 standout transferred to the Big-12 powerhouse Iowa State.  Coach Steve Prohm is excited to have the talented German by saying, “He knows how to play the pick and roll very well and he has a very high basketball IQ.” The Cyclones are planning on using the big for frontcourt depth as they look to make another deep run in the NCAA tournament. We take pride in the accomplishments that Brase has from Academic Elite 1 and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors!

                                                                            9 Days

                                                          Player Feature: Eric SavageImage result for eric savage hoopgroup

Clutch players make clutch plays and Eric Savage is just that. The Tufts guard has come up BIG this year as his efficiency was his best attribute. Shooting a phenomenal 39% from the perimeter, Savage was a sniper and someone opposing teams had to game plan for. The Academic Elite 1 standout’s high IQ and leadership abilities are something that are hard to find nowadays. We are overjoyed that Eric has played well at the collegiate level and we wish him all the best  going into his Sophomore Season.

7 Days

Player Feature: Jake Kuhn

The Maryland Guard enrolls at Cornell as one of its unique new players. “Jake brings a ton of experience and versatility to the table and we are very pleased to add him to our program” stated head coach Brian Earl in excitement. Kuhn surprised a lot of people with his performance at Academic Elite 1 last summer. His ability to score from everywhere on the court is something Cornell will learn to love. Kuhn is a player with a copious amount of potential and the opportunity to become a big time leader at Cornell, on and off the court.

For more information;

Contact:  610-929-6658 or email us at

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of