Day One Standouts
Tryout games on day one of Academic Elite Session One offered a glimpse of what to expect from a crop of over 600 athletes.
Jahlil White - 2020 - Wildwood Catholic - 474
At 6’6, White has the ability to score inside, but can also find the net from beyond the arc. His length helps him run the floor in transition, and his size helps him thrive underneath the boards among taller defenders.
Justin Allen - 2019 - Cheshire Academy - 69
Allen made his presence felt in the paint on the first day of camp. The 6’9 Connecticut native used his size to rip down boards on both ends of the floor. On offense Allen was able to finish at the rim and possessed a keen ability to find an open teammate.
Amir Britt - 2020 - Westtown - 471
Britt showed a well rounded game on day one of camp by mixing a solid mid-range jumper with airtight defense. A skilled scorer, the rising Junior saw the floor well and did not hesitate to share the ball.
Jaden Frazier - 2019 - Blue Ridge - 109
Frazier showed a unique ability to get to the basket on day one of camp. Whether it was finding an open lane or positioning himself for an open look, the rising Senior’s basketball IQ was on full display.
Marial Mading - 2019 - Bethesda Chevy - 159
A long and wiry 6’10 center, Mading showed an ability to run the floor and finish at the rim. A native of Maryland, Mading also displayed impressive handles and footwork for a player of his size. And, of course, his length made it easy for him to swat away shots in bunches.
Antonio Reeves - 2019 - Simeon - 77
The 6’5 guard was able to get to the basket with ease by running the floor and finding lanes. The Chicago native also revealed himself to be a skilled passer and did not hesitate to share the ball with his teammates.
Franck Kepnang - 2021 - MacDuffie - 299
Long and lean, the 6’10 big man from Massachusetts imposed his will on the glass, both with and without the ball. His sheer size helped Kepnang box out and snag rebounds, while his strength gave him the confidence execute put back second chances.
Phillip Pontious - 2020 - Gahanna Lincoln - 372
Pontious was the smallest of the day one standouts, but he made a name for himself with his speed, ball handling and mid-range jumper. Playing the point, the rising Junior was impressive as a facilitator as well.