Elite Session 1: Day 1 Top Performers
Melo Eggleston | 2017 | Clinton Christian
Versatility is his strong suit, and he put it all on display during his tryouts. While he didn’t shoot it all that well, the 6’8 Eggleston still impacted the game in a variety of ways, especially attacking the basket and finishing through contact. Just a rising junior, he showed great instincts, and rebounded the ball well. He’s a fun player to watch, who should see his recruitment benefit from a good camp.
Max Mahoney | 2016 | Ridge
When it comes to excitement look no further. Mahoney shut the gym down with a couple huge tomahawk slams in his first game, and displayed those hops throughout the day with big finishes both in transition and the half court set. The 6’7 forward from New Jersey used his athleticism to rebound the ball well, and showed a soft touch when set from the outside, making him a tough matchup for players his size.
Peace Ilegomah | 2016 | Roselle Catholic
Not many players made an impact defensively like Ilegomah. He blocked a number of shots in the first day, and turned defense into easy offense for both himself and his teammates. The 6’10 big is a good athlete who ran the floor well, showed a variety of post moves in the paint, and continually played hard throughout his tryouts. With his size and athletic ability, the Newark native could be a hot commodity for teams looking for a new school big man this camp.
Saquan Singleton | 2017 | Monsignor Scanlan
Look out below! In his first game, the New York wing through down three dunks, including one of the better posters of the day in transition. A 6’5 rising junior, Singleton put himself on the map early with his long, wiry frame and his offensive skill set. He showed a good handle for his size, finished well at the basket, and showed ability to score it from all three levels. He is one of the players highlighted to keep an eye on as camp moves forward.
Isiah Deas | 2016 | Coastal Academy
Isiah had a strong first day of camp. the 6’7 wing from Coastal Academy by way of Brooklyn, NY plays with a passion to get better and to compete. Whether it was game play or stations, he was going full speed at all times. Isiah has a great motor on the court and can log long minutes at a time. He also has a strong IQ; he’s the type of high IQ guy that every team needs.
Jair Bolden | 2016 | Westtown (PA)
Jair continues to show he’s a heady point guard and can run a team. He is constantly making good decisions with the basketball, setting up teammates while also scoring it himself when given the opportunity. Jair has a good jump shot and can make you pay if given space. He’s as tough as they come at the guard position and does not get rattled or rushed.
Ceasar Dejesus | 2016 | Impact Academy
If you need a guard who can score in bunches, Ceasar is someone you need to take a look at. He has the ability to get hot in a hurry. A good ball handler, Ceasar has a great ability to create his own shot off the dribble. He can get you off your feet and get to the rim, or calmly hit step back jumpers from the mid range and beyond. He is instant offense, all the time.
Stay tuned for more top performers as the week continues.