Day Three Standouts
The best time to make a good impression is when the most people are watching. That's why day three of camp was so important for the athletes in attendance, as over 165 college coaches recruited from the sidelines. And while the competition was high, twelve athletes in particular rose above their peers.
Jake Tavroff - 2021 - Northfield Mount Hermon - 329
Posting up and playing under the boards is Tavroff’s true calling card, but the 6’9 forward brings more to the court than the physicality. His skill as a passer, for example, is one of the unconventional quirks of his game. The rising sophomore also features a knockdown mid-range shot and should not be left alone on the arc.
Cameron Brown - 2019 - Eleanor Roosevelt - 197
Brown has a skill set that can be applied on both ends of the floor. The rising senior plays pesky defense from the perimeter, but his length allows him to help down low too. Similarly, on the offensive end, Brown can be a threat from range but his 6’6 frame helps him thrive in the paint.
Shane Dezonie - 2021 - Hudson Catholic - 367
Dozonie is a threat to score from multiple places on the floor. His jumper plays best from mid-range, but has the ability to stretch beyond the arc. The rising junior sees the floor well and exercises his above average speed to blow past defenders and finish strong at the rim.
Jacob Sussman - 2020 - Lawrenceville - 473
Best described as a sharp-shooter, Sussman is lethal from beyond the arc. At 6’6, the rising junior uses his length to shoot over defenders. Likewise, on defense, his lengthy wingspan helps contest shots.
William Soucie - 2020 - Gil. St. Bernards - 478
Soucie described himself as a position-less player during our spotlight feature on him, and he could not have been more accurate. Soucie does a little bit of everything with the ball in his hands. He can knockdown a jumper from range, but can also dribble-drive to the basket.
Kyle Rose - 2019 - Rock Creek Christian - 184
A pass-first guard, Rose’s game is at his best when he’s facilitating. Playing the point, Rose can use his speed to drive the lane and draw defenders, before quickly kicking it out to an open teammate.
Eddie Davis - 2019 - Pope John - 172
At 5’11, Davis is fearless with the ball in his hands. The rising senior overcomes his height disadvantage with quick feet, stellar handles and a heightened basketball IQ. Davis will not force up jumpers or layups. Instead, he will play to his strengths and find crafty was to create space and find openings for quality looks.
Haroun Sissoko - 2019 - Lincoln Academy - 199
Sissoko put in work in the paint and pairs his workhorse mentality with great footwork. Subsequently his prowess as an insider scorer is an huge facet of his game. At 6’7, the rising senior’s athleticism complements his skill set nicely.
Jonah Charles - 2019 - Rutgers Prep - 465
Beyond the arc is where Charles thrives, so naturally, that’s where he plants himself on the offensive end. As part of his perimeter attack, the Jersey product rolls off screens for catch-and-shoot opportunities. His court awareness also helps him position himself for open looks.
Quintin Metcalf - 2019 - Global Squad - 581
A gritty interior scorer, Metcalf works hard under the boards to create chances and capitalize on put back opportunities. A product of Japan, the rising senior uses his 6’9 frame to assert himself in the paint.
Bol Akot - 2020 - Proctor - 132
Akot proved to be one of the quickest athletes at camp, featuring a lightning fast first step and the ability to outrun opponents in transition. Projected as a lead guard, the rising junior is poised to have a big July.
Michael Koch - 2019 - Trinity Pawling - 75
Koch revealed himself to be an outstanding shooter on day three of camp. His outside shot from the wing was automatic, as were his 15-footers. Off the ball, Koch always knew where to position himself.