Elite 100: 2015 post players

ST. LOUIS -- In years past players like Greg Oden, Julius Randle and Diamond Stone have used the NIKE Elite 100 to boost their stock nationally. This year the post players that stood out were Skal Labissiere, Carlton Bragg and Moustapha Diagne.

Skal Labissiere, PF – Considered by most to be the top prospect at camp, Labissiere had a strong four days in St. Louis. Labissiere, a 6-foot-11, 200-pound post player, is equipped with an impressive offensive arsenal. Although he currently lacks strength, he's able to combat that with skill. He's capable of stepping out and hitting jump shots to 21-feet, but majority of his scoring work is done from 15-feet and in. He has great touch around the rim and shoots his jump hooks with confidence. On top of that, he's active, contests shots, pursues rebounds and plays with energy.

Carlton Bragg, PF – For the second weekend in a row Bragg was a camp standout. Last weekend at Pangos he was among the top performers and he played at a similar level in St. Louis. At 6-foot-8, 210-pounds, Bragg has a lengthy frame, moves up and down the floor well and is a very good athlete. Bragg is capable of stepping out to the three-point stripe and hitting jump shots. He was also active around the basket the entire weekend.

D.J. Williams, PF -- Simeon had a handful of prospects in attendance, but none stood out more than Williams, a 6-foot-7 face up four-man. Williams moves fluidly, is a pretty good athlete and has some skill for his size. Williams looked to face up defenders and attack the rim when I caught him in action. He's a capable shooter from mid-range, has a right jump hook, great touch inside and showed floaters on some of his drives to the rim.

Moustapha Diagne, PF – Diagne was the biggest surprise of camp for me. His effort on both ends of the floor stood out, as he was aggressive, physical and showed a terrific motor. He runs the floor well and with purpose. Offensively he scored in a variety of ways, including off of catch and shoot mid-range jump shots, as well as jump hooks with his back to the rim. Defensively he was physical, contested shots and rebounded his area well. Diagne is a high major prospect that looks primed for a big July.

Trevor Manuel, PF – Manuel, a high major power forward out of Michigan, had a solid showing at Nike Elite 100. At 6-foot-10, 190-pounds, Manuel moves up and down the floor well and he often runs looking to score. He has a good set of hands, nice touch around the basket and is able to step out and shoot jump shots to 21-feet. Manuel, who is a pretty good athlete, would prefer to face up defenders for either jump shots or drives to the basket. He'll need to get stronger and focus more on rebounding at times, but he's a talent with a high ceiling.

Chimezie Metu, PF – A lengthy power forward that stands 6-foot-10, Metu certainly looks the part. He runs the floor well, is a pretty good athlete and was relatively active throughout camp. Metu showed the ability to step out and shoot jump shots, although I thought he favored shooting them a tad too much. This was as hard as I've seen him play on both ends of the floor and he used his length to get his hands on shot attempts.

Horace Spencer, PF – Spencer impressed at camp with his motor, ability to run the floor and with his rebounding. A standout at Warmister (Pa.) William Tennent, Spencer is active in the paint. He contests shots, goes after rebounds with aggression and isn't afraid to get physical. Offensively he needs to develop a go-to move, as most of his points currently come off dunks and put back opportunities.

Alex Owens, PF – If you want a guy to do the garbage work in the post then Owens, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound big man, is your guy. He's physical and aggressive in the paint. Rebounding is where he stands out the most, as he strongly pursues the basketball, both in and out of his area. Owens still needs to develop on the offensive end, but he plays with an edge and doesn't back down from a challenge in the paint.

Noah Dickerson, C – A big, wide-bodied big man, Dickerson plays physical in the painted area. Although length bothers him some, he uses his frame to push around other post players. Dickerson is strong with the ball and finishes well through contact. He also has a great set of hands, good touch and has developed jump hooks over either shoulder. When the motor is running, Dickerson is tough to keep off the boards as well.

Chris Silva, PF – In camp settings it's often times tough for post players to get many touches. So the key is to run the floor, do the dirty work and hit the glass. Silva did all three. At 6-foot-9, he runs with ease and is an impressive athlete. He uses that athleticism well in the paint, as he's quick off his feet, dunks when he has opportunities and contests shots on the defensive end.

D.J. Hogg, PF/SF – A hybrid forward, Hogg is a mix between a stretch four-man and a wing. Hogg, who stands 6-foot-7, is a terrific shooter off the catch and has good range on his jump shot. To go with his ability to shoot, the Texas native is a pretty good athlete that made some plays in transition and he's also a t

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