Hoop Group Elite Session Two Takeaways - Prospects of all ages standout

By Pat Lawless

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Class of 2020 players live up to expectations

Roger McFarland, Supreme Cook, Tymu Chenery, Jamir Watkins, Adetokunbo Bakare and Bol Akot all made a strong impact on Elite Session Two. There was a good deal of hype surrounding these prospects and it’s safe to say they have lived up to expectations.

McFarland shined with a lot of plays being made off of his athleticism, but also stepped it out and knocked down shots from three. Adetokunbo Bakare was one of the top scorers at camp and it looks like he is expanding his game with his improved jump shot. Bakare’s NJ Roadrunners teammate in Columbia commit Supreme Cook oozes upside with his size and athleticism. DMV product Tymu Chenery was a matchup problem with versatility and how he scores in a number of ways. Like Chenery, Jamir Watkins is a matchup nightmare with his athleticism and skilled play. Bol Akot is a feisty guard who finds a way to the basket with his quick first step.

Junior prospects make noise

There was a significant amount of attention surrounding the class of 2021 prospects who attended Elite Session Two. Marcus Randolph, Andres Marrero, Abdou Saab, Rahsool Diggins and Malcolm Chimezie all left their mark on camp.

Randolph is an excellent shooter who strung together some of the best scoring performances throughout the week. Andres Marrero has a very intriguing skill set and is a threat anytime he attacks the lane. Abdou Saab thrived in this setting with his length and how he runs the floor. Saab has a great deal of potential and is a name we will be hearing quite a lot. Another big man who shined is Malcolm Chimezie who is starting to put everything together offensively. With his built frame, he always has had a ton of potential and with his game becoming well rounded he is becoming a real threat. Rahsool Diggins is a great playmaker and made a number of flashy plays with his tight handle and elite quickness. He has added high major offers recently and backed that up with his play this past weekend.

Two 2022 Prospects rise to the occasion

New Jersey native Mark Armstrong has developed quite the reputation in the past year. Armstrong can really pour it in on the offensive end with crafty moves off the bounce and shows off a consistent jump shot from mid-range and three. He added his second offer from Saint Peter’s the second day of camp. With the continued growth in his game, it looks his list of offers will grow.

Upstate New York product Massai Graham is one of the best forward prospects in the northeast with his high-level athleticism and versatility. Graham is good on the offensive end but is just as impressive defensively. He can guard multiple positions, is great on the boards and is a great rim protector. He’s going to make a lot of noise in the next couple of years.