’25 (PG) Eli Ellis of Team Loaded 16U needs no introduction, even though he is only a freshman, this young prospect is already regarded as one of the top players in the country – and his social media following reflects that as well. Coming into games with this type of hype and anticipation creates a certain level of “buzz” among the crowded sidelines at all of their games. Ellis lived up to the hype – plus some! This shifty guard has his handles and a string, and changes speeds with the best of them. He used his handle and explosiveness to consistently break defenders down and make plays off the bounce. He can really shoot the basketball at a high clip, and showed range well past the arc. Currently Ellis holds a few D1 offers including: Utah State, Radford, & Southern Miss. He should become a name on several “high-major” recruiting boards going into the summer.
’23 (CG) Jamerl “JB” Brockington of Flight 22 Elite 17U put on a show this weekend in Rock Hill, SC. We got a chance to watch this aggressive scoring guard several times. Each time we were blown away his aggressive and attacking play-style. He has a good handle, and using his explosiveness and speed to get to the rim and finish. JB has a level a versatility and athleticism that separates him from other good scoring guards. He showed the ability to know down the perimeter shot as well. He currently doesn’t list any offers, but he is fielding interest from all levels. Flight 22 finished up the tournament as runner-ups and they are a “must-see” for college coaches this summer.
’23 (PG) Jalen Jefferson of Big Shots Salley 17U was on the losing end when we got to see him, but each time we walked away impressed with his game and capability. He is a “lefty” combo that is wired to make plays off the bounce. He does a good job of attacking off ball-screens and he has the ability to break defenders down with his handle. Athleticism is there with Jalen, and he doesn’t have any motor issues – love his effort to win. He appears to play with a chip on his shoulder – that should prove valuable to him down the home-stretch of his high school career. Coaches need to get eyes on this young emerging prospect from Gray Collegiate High School.