Hoop Group Elite Camp: Day 2 Top Performers

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The Division 1 live period brought out the best in some of our campers today. A ton of schools were on hand to watch some of the best talent in the country. Here are those who really came to play when the live period began.
David Kachelries | 2017 | Emmaus
David is a heady guard who controls the pace every second he is on the floor. His ability to make the right play all the time gives his teammate growing confidence as the game gets longer. On the defensive side, he is able to force turnovers with his energy and athleticism.
David Erebor | 2016 | Mount Carmel
6’9 with a great physical build, David has great tools for a post player. To start, he seals well, and hard; if he’s on the block he’s trying to bury his man. When he gets the ball he’s great out passing out of the post, finding open teammates and setting them up with open shots. When one on one, he showcased a nice right handed hook shot going into the paint. HIs athletic build catches your eye, and his play keeps your attention.
Nate Pierre-Louis | 2017 | St. Benedict’s Prep
Nate is one of the best athletes in camp this session. He flourishes in transition with flashy passes and big finishes. His scoring ability is at a very high level and he finds ways to put pressure on the defense. If he can continue to extend his range he will be a very good college player.
Steffon Mitchell | 2016 | Shakopee Senior
Steffon is an interesting prospect at camp this week. He had a good day two by wreaking havoc in transition. Steffon is 6’7 but has point guard abilities. He runs fast breaks and can either take it right to the rim, where he will likely finish with a strong move or get fouled, or he will make beautiful passes for easy lay ups by his teammates. He’s a versatile player worth watching.
Devante Cross | 2016 | Parkland
Devante defines the word, “high-flyer”. He gets to the basket and plays above the rim when he gets there. His strength allows him to finish with contact at a consistent rate. As long as he devotes time to the defensive part of his game, he will continue to rise in recruiting circles.
Shawn Montague | 2016 | Canterbury Prep
Shawn is a slick guard with excellent awareness. He can create his own shot with regularity, but has no problem being the distributor either. Some of his best moments came in the open floor where he put in some dazzling finishes. He is a prospect with mature skills, and a looming upside.
Geo Baker | 2017 | Pinkerton Academy
 Geo has gained a reputation to be a lights out shooter, and rightfully so. If the 6’3 shooting guard is left open even for a second, he will make you pay. But the New Hampshire native has shown to be more than a shooter this week at camp. He’s becoming a well-rounded guard, who has the ability to make his teammates better by going off the dribble. His ability to shoot and create off the bounce makes his a tough guard for defenders.
Chuba Ohams | 2016 | Putnam Science Academy
Chuba is one of the best prospects at camp. He uses his length to cause mismatches for smaller guards. He can play all five positions and doesn’t lack in any particular skill. His best characteristic comes when he attacks the glass and creates extra opportunities for his teammates.

Kobe Gantz | 2016 | JP McKaskey 
Kobe is a fluid and smooth guard. He’s great at picking his spots when he attacks; the ability to weave through defense with what appears to be relative ease makes him so destructive to an opposition. He has improved his ball handling ability and looks like he is fit to play the one or two position, which spells nightmare for defenses.

Ejike Obinna | 2017 | Virginia Academy
He’s only played basketball for two and a half years, yet he dominated in two of the three games he played. Standing 6’10 with an impressive frame, Obinna was a man among boys, and he outworked everyone from tip to buzzer. While he’s raw, he plays with a never ending motor and tries to dunk and block everything. In his last game, he had 8 dunks, including two while getting fouled. He protected the paint and ran the floor well, and the scary thing is he’s only going to get better with time.

Michael Speight | 2017 | Wise Academy
When it comes to offensive skill set, there aren’t many wings with a repetoire like Speight. A strong 6’3 wing that can score at all three levels, he has been a go-getter both at camp and at our Hoop Group events all summer. He shot the three well, finished in transition, and even showed the ability to post up smaller guards where he hit a variety of post moves for easy baskets. One of the more versatile scorers in the 2017 class.

Caleb Green | 2017 | Proctor Academy
A true floor general, Green showed the ability to handle pressure all day as the only true ball handler on his team. Despite being face guarded in the backcourt, he always found a way to shake his man, beat him down court, and make a play when his team had numbers. He made good decisions, and showed a tough middle game with a variety of floaters and pull ups that are a necessity to any 5’10 guard.

Fred Rowles | 2016 | National Christian Academy
He didn’t wow you with anything particular, he just consistently got the job done. Rowles filled it up in a multitude of ways attacking the basket and hitting pull ups for the most part, and he was efficient throughout the process. That National Christian senior has a smooth game that comes naturally to him, and he’ll quietly give you buckets until you make stopping him a priority.

Jahlil Jenkins | 2017 | Jefferson HS
He’s not overly athletic, but he always finds a way to make a play. Jenkins, a 2017 prospect out of West Virginia, handled pressure well today and lived in the lane where he made a crisp kick out or finished with a mid-range or floater. He showed good touch, and hit big time shots when his team needed him to. A teammate of Obinna’s in AAU, Jenkins is an under-the-radar 2017 point guard with some serious toughness

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

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