Elite 75 Recap

GASTONIA, NC - The Elite 75 is always the host to some of the top prospects in the state of North Carolina and beyond. This year was no different and Balitmore natives Dwayne Morgan and Tariq Owens really stood out.

Kennedy Meeks, C – He didn't participate in the whole camp, but the time he was out on the floor he showed some of the reasons why he is so heavily recruited. Meeks has great hands, nimble feet, and a good feel around the rim. Also he hit shots from the outside which is an area he has really worked on. Also, and this might be the most important, Meeks is noticeably trimmer from where he was during the summer, and that has allowed him to move better up and down the floor.

B.J. Gladden, SF – A strong bodied wing, Gladden was very effective going to the rim using his dribble. He isn't is a great shooter, but he can make shots. Gladden will struggle some defensively since he doesn't move great laterally, but he showed a good feel and understanding for the game, and was very efficient all camp long.

Tariq Owens, PF – He was a bit of an unknown coming into the camp, but the power forward from Baltimore really showed his stuff. His body is very similar to Amile Jefferson, and with that length it looks like he is still growing. Also he has a good looking shot in the mid-range, and despite being skinny is not afraid to go down low. He has been a bit under the radar, but there is no doubt he is going to get his share of high-major attention.

Dwayne Morgan, SF – Probably the most talented player at the event, Morgan did some very good things. He showed a good ability to handle the basketball on the outside, and is very athletic. His combination of size and athleticism on the wing is quite impressive. He didn't always dominate at the camp, but the talent level was clear all weekend long.

Tayon Gleaves, PG – A Charlotte native, not much was known at all about Gleaves coming in, but he is a jet quick lefty point guard who can really play. In camp settings you tend to see a lot of ball dominance and bad shots, but Gleaves definitely wasn't that. He made the right pass, got teammates open looks, and then when the opportunity presented itself he hit open shots. Overall he really emerged, and showed that he should get a lot of college attention as the year goes on.

Che Bob, SF – An athletic wing who can really get to the rim, Bob had a solid weekend at the Elite 75. He made some shots from deep, and overall was quite productive. He will need to tighten up his handle some, but he has the strength and athleticism to be a quality wing going forward.

Dante Buford, PF – There is athleticism, and then there is what Buford has. He is just a freak athlete who can absolutely rip the rims off when he goes to work down low. Still at this point he is a bit of an undersized power forward as opposed to a real wing. His shot looked okay, but the release is kind of low. Still he has the athleticism and the motor inside to be a factor.

Kamau Stokes, SG/PG – A fast guard, Stokes was making shots and finding a way to be effective at the event. He needs to get stronger, and is a bit undersized, but Stokes is tough and athletic. If he can develop into a true floor general that would also do wonders for his game.

Antwan Maxwell, PF/SF – This is a prospect from Georgia with a lot of ability and upside. He is every bit of 6-foot-7 with big time athleticism and long arms. He could definitely still grow and become a power forward who dominates down low, or could get more skilled and play on the wing. Either way it looks like the future is bright for Maxwell.

Lucas Johnson, SF – A high level athlete, Johnson was throwing down highlight reel dunk after highlight reel dunk. He runs the floor and gets up, and then knows how to finish. Now he does need to get more skilled, but he already has an excellent frame and the athleticism to be a factor on both the offensive and defensive end.

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