Elite Session 3: Day Two Top Performers

DSC09629With teams set and ready to go, Day Two featured a number of standouts that showed what it takes to #BeElite. Check out today’s Top Performers from Day Two.

Michael Silverthorn | Blair Academy (N.J.) | 6-4 | 2014
The 6-foot-4 wing showed tremendous range on his jumpshot as he was caught taking some shots well beyond the  three-point line. Silverthorn was an all-around contributor today that scored the ball in more ways than one, rebounded well and displayed that he didn’t mind making the extra pass.

Ryan Beck | Metro Area (Pa.) | 5-10 | 2015
Beck had a nice coast-to-coast game, today going end to end and scoring at the rim using his great quickness. Seemingly out of control on certain occasions, Beck attacked the rack relentlessly for a few nice finishes.

Marquis Powell | Upper Marlboro (Md.) | 6-0 | 2014
Powell showed great confidence at the point guard position, staying under control and getting all of his teammates involved. Powell’s change of speeds caught a lot of defenders off guard. He had tremendous success on the day both scoring and passing.

Michael Tertsea | John Carroll (Md.) | 6-10 | 2016
Tertsea did a great job of anchoring the paint for his squad on the second day of Elite III. The forward owned the glass and swatted any shots that came his way on defense. He used his size advantage to finish jump hooks and layups around the rim as well.

Aaron Burton | Cheltenham (Pa.) | 6-1 | 2014
Burton did a nice job of picking his spots on the floor and taking what the defense gave him. That mentality led to a number of open shots for him that he was able to make from 15-feet and out. The guard did a good job of moving well without the ball.

Dahmere White | Glen Mills (Pa.) | 5-10 | 2015
White seemed like the quickest player on the court whenever he stepped on the floor today. The undersized point guard had a nice day distributing the ball and finding open shots for his teammates.

Travis Alvarez | Keyport (N.J.) HS | 6-5 | 2016
Alvarez was the big man down low, a player that everyone seemed to hate to go up against in the low post. He was a force in the paint, swatting away shots with ease and using his physical play to make sure no opponent got an easy look at the basket.

Kevin Spadaford | Southside (N.Y.) HS | 6-3 | 2015
Spadaford, a thinner guard, made his living through his mid-range jumper, creating space between him and his defender and getting high-percentage looks at the basket, many of which found the bottom of the net.

Drew Davis | Good Counsel (Md.) HS | 6-2 | 2015
When Davis had the ball in his hands, it was clear he was going to try as hard as possible to get to the basket. But good luck stopping him, as he used both his ball-handling skills and his 6-foot-2 frame to get past his defenders and get better looks at the basket.

Brandon Robinson | Dawson College Prep (Montreal) | 6-5 | 2014
For a number of possessions, the offense ran through Robinson, a 6-foot-5 wing, with the ball at the top of the key. Robinson used his size advantage to try and cut through the lane and kick the ball out to the man waiting in the corner or on the baseline for an open shot.

Mikey Dixon | Sanford (Del.) HS | 5-10 | 2016
A hustle player through and through, the guard made sure his energy and speed was on display during scrimmages, blowing past on-ball defenders and getting a majority of his points off of layups.

William Baar | Parkland (Pa.) HS | 5-7 | 2016
Baar showed off a Khalif Wyatt-like ability to put up unorthodox shots and have them fall. The smaller guard initiated contact on numerous occasions and somehow found a way to get the two points.

Alex Devault | Muhlenberg (Pa.) | 6-3 | 2015
Devault played a very composed game this afternoon, taking all the right shots and making all the right passes. He played solid defense and really spaced the floor with his perimeter shooting.

Matthew Carating | Father Michael Geotz (Can.) | 6-2 | 2014
The left-handed Carating showed off a nice handle that allowed him to get by defenders and finish close to the rim with either hand. He also showed off a sweet shooting stroke from deep. Carating would loll his man to sleep and then pull up with great range and quickness on his release.

Charles Gavigan | Regis (N.Y.) HS | 6-3 | 2015
Gavigan made the plays that really helped his teammate throughout game sets. On the defensive end, Gavigan swatted a shot away from what would have been a wide-open jump shot. On his team’s next offensive possession, he was able to corral an offensive rebound, get the put-back layup and draw the foul for a three-point play.

Ivory Davis | Bell Multicultural (D.C.) HS | 5-10 | 2016
With a nice handle on the ball, Davis was able to split defenders and make some nice finesse moves on his way to the basket for some easy points.

Jachai Simmons | Plainfield (N.J.) High School | 6-4 | 2015
Along with his height, his long arms help make him a pesky defender. He played well off the dribble throughout Day Two and threw down the occasional dunk. He averaged 14 points and seven rebounds on the day.

Marcel Thompson | St. Paul’s (Md.) School | 6-4 | 2015
Thompson’s great attitude on the court, which seemed to infect his teammates, was a tremendous compliment to his shooting ability, which was above average during on the second day of camp, and his defensive intensity. In three games he averaged 12 points. As mentioned earlier in today’s live blog, Thompson will be transferring from St. Paul’s to Poly (Md.) High School this coming year.

Romello Walker | South Kent (Conn.) School | 6-6 | 2014
Walker was clearly a triple-threat when on the floor today. He averaged 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Helping him compile those numbers was his strength in the paint. At times he had no trouble fighting of two defenders for a rebound and then converting the second-chance basket.

Brian Renauld | Christian Brothers Academy | 6-4 | 2014
Averaging a double-double on the day – 10 points, 10 rebounds – earned Renauld a spot on this list. While filling the stat sheet, Renauld also displayed a knack for playing well off screens and making the extra pass when the situation presented itself.

David Clark | Long Reach (Md.) High School | 5-10 | 2016
Attacking the basket, and his ability to draw fouls, along with at times displaying a sweet jumper helped Clark average nine points for the day.

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