Monday, August 3, 2009

Hoop Group Jr. Elite Camp Recap: Day 1 Class of 2015 and 2016

Cheyenne Nettleton Got It Done!

The youngest bracket at the Hoop Group Jr. Elite Camp had some fine ballers. We spent the afternoon checking out some of their work. Here’s our breakdown of the Class of 2015 and 2016.

Class 2015 Top Performers

Cheyenne Nettleton 5’4 Guard (Brooklyn, NY)- Nettleton is playing the highest level at camp and performed very well his first game. He was difficult to contain off the dribble and delivered laser passes to teammates. Cheyenne does need to fine tune his outside shot a little but overall he had a standout showing.

Justin Jackson 6’5 Forward (Toronto, Canada)- That’s right this towering forward came down from Canada and didn’t waste the trip. He’s still in project stage but in a few years he should be a force to reckon with. I like his willingness to put the rock on the floor at this young age.

Stevie Jordan 5’0 Guard (Philadelphia, PA)- It was a tale of two halves for Jordan. In the first stanza he started slow and a few turnovers but when the second half came around he got it together. Jordan quickly caught fire from the perimeter and burned the nets.

Antonio Kellem 5’10 Forward (Freedom, PA)- Kellem has extremely long arms that he uses to alter shots and eat rebounds. He needs to improve his touch around the basket but I love his hustle and nose for the ball.

Marquis Irizarry 4’11 Guard (Elizabeth, NJ)- One day this kid will be an excellent coach for someone’s program. Marquis is constantly yelling instructions and taking charge of the squad while running the point. He likes to set up the dribble drive but understands his limitations when driving in traffic.

Class 2016

Tyler Jones 5’2 Guard (Lawrenceville, NJ)- Jones gave another stellar performance. He had the jumper flowing and was able to attack a bit. I think today he was a little too unselfish when he was near the tin.

Keith Washington 5’1 Guard (Sicklerville, NJ)- Washington has enough dribble moves to get around any defender. Once he gets a little stronger he will be able to finish in traffic. I also like his poise as a floor general.