Day One Standouts

Over 300 athletes were in attendence for day one of the 2018 Academic Elite Session. Under the watch of many college coaches, players participated in half court and full court scrimmages hoping to make a positive early impression. While the competition was tough, a few players managed to raise eyebrows in the early stages of camp.

Jack Stern - 79

At 6'7, Stern showed a unique ability to get to the basket and finish at the rim. A senior at Moorestown Friends High School in Moorestown, NJ, Stern made great strides in impressing college recruits.

Joshua Hartley - 219

Hartley finished a transition attack by throwing down a rim shaking dunk during full court scrimmages. A rising sophmore from Brooklyn, NY, Hartley's ability to leap and finish at the rim promises to make him a camper to keep an eye on.

William Jefferies - 129

William Jefferies is ranked the number 10 recruit for the class of 2021, so it was no surprise that he would stand out on the first day of camp. The 6'6 forward's defensive prowess, along with a few athletic dunks to start off camp, proved he deserves his class rank.

DJ Watkins - 114

Watkins was explosive in transition and showed a great first step. A product of Franklin, NJ, the rising junior's speed helped him finish strong at the rim.

Chris Rogers - 102

Everyone knew when Rogers was in the gym. The heady point guard was vocal on both sides of the ball, and showed great court awarness. The Virginia native also shot well off the dribble and displayed terrific handles.

Elijah Williams - 148

Williams revealed himself to be a great finisher during his full court scrimmages. The 6'5 guard also showed great court awareness and a knack for sharing the ball. 

Savion Helm - 286

Long and athletic, Helm's hustle was unmatched on the court. His mobility in both the paint and in trasition helped the Virginia native standout among his peers.

Ioannis Tsormpatzogou - 137

The 6’3 guard displayed a great ability to get to the rim and create chances for other. He attacked the rim aggressively and paced his team throughout the tryout games tonight.

Burke Smith - 281

Praised for his size and rightly so, Smith stood out on day one making a name for himself on the boards and adding a few putbacks on the offensive end of the floor.