Fall First Team Jr. Elite and Honorable Mentions

Scottie Lewis putting in work during stations at the Metro Junior Elite

Scottie Lewis putting in work during stations at the Metro Junior Elite

This Fall, Hoop Group Skills had three Junior Elite Top 100s in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York area. While the Top 100s offer high school players grades 10-12 a chance to be seen by coaches, Jr. Elites provide younger players (grades 5-9) a chance to get better through top notch instruction and competition. To say the fall clinics were successful is an understatement; all three sold out and had players who showed the potential to be special in the future. With so many players impressing us this fall, we felt best if we recognized those who stood out from the rest. Here is the first ever All-Jr. Elite Team.

First Team All Jr. Elite:
Jared Kimbrough
Jared Kimbrough
Jared impressed at the Metro Jr. Elite with his length and athleticism. The Neptune, NJ native had a few impressive plays, including a big dunk that wowed those in attendance. He has a great motor and is very active on the glass. He has the potential to turn into a good prospect.

Mikeal Jones
Mikeal Jones
Mikeal was a headliner at the Philadelphia Jr. Elite. He appears ready to compete at the high school level now as an eighth grader. He showed he has the ability to take over a game and also was fun to watch with his great athleticism. Mikeal’s ceiling is very high.

Scottie Lewis
Scottie Lewis
Scottie is one of the most highly touted players at his age. He has athleticism and a smoothness to his game that makes him fun to watch. He can make plays on both sides of the ball by scoring at will or blocking shots and creating turnovers. There will be a lot of eyes on him as he gets ready for high school.

Jake Betlow
Jake Betlow
Jake is a player you want on your team. He has a winning mentality when he steps onto the basketball court. Jake looks to compete against the best players and saw a lot of success during the very talented Metro Jr. Elite. Jake’s strength is his shooting. He can knock down shots in bunches and is unstoppable when he catches fire.

Mikey Esqulin
Mikey Esqulin
Mikey was probably the best point guard we saw at a Junior Elite this fall. He is a true point guard who looks to distribute the ball first, but can get to the rim when he wants. Expect him to be the orchestrator of his team when he gets to high school.

Tariq Ingraham
Tariq Ingraham
Tariq’s sheer size made him look like a man amongst boys out there. When you add to that his high skill level, you have a dominant player in the paint. He has quick moves down low and strength that allows him to finish through contact. Expect his stock, and him, to continue to grow.

Honorable Mentions:
Adam Cisse
Ricardo Dominguez
Michael Koch
Isaiah Amazan
David Dorsett
Shackylle Dezonie
Christopher Robinson
“Chico” Whyte

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