Elite 32: Day One

MARIETTA, Ga - Noah Dickerson stole the show in a matchup of highly touted 2015 bigs, but a pair of Game Elite wings joined him in having big nights.

Jacobi Boykins, SG, Team Breakdown – He isn't on a ton of radars, but Boykins looked the part of someone who could attract interest during the rest of the month. Boykins is a high level athlete and he can also make shots from three. He had a few big dunks going through traffic and was hitting his jumper. Off the bounce he is solid. Right now Boykins just needs to get stronger, but it was definitely a good showing for him.

Malik Price-Martin, PF, Team Breakdown – A long and athletic forward, Price-Martin had his typical flashes of excellent play. He was a force inside when he wanted to be and rebounded fairly well. He needs to be more consistent and assertive as he can get pushed away from the rim too often, but overall Price-Martin looked pretty good.

Noah Dickerson, C, Georgia Stars – It was an excellent evening overall for Dickerson. He clearly got the best of Daniel Giddens in their one-on-one matchup, and did so with strength and a variety of post moves. Dickerson has nimble feet and a great touch which allows him to be a factor offensively. The main concern would be he isn't a great rebounder, but the kid can flat out get buckets on the block.

Marcus Sheffield, SF, Game Elite – Some of his teammates have a bigger name, but Sheffield is emerging as a very high level player in his own right. Sheffield has good size, is a solid athlete, and a very good shooter. In two games he was the most consistent performer for Game Elite showing off his skillset. Also he is continually get better, and college coaches are really beginning to notice.

Jaylen Brown, SF, Game Elite – Brown is on the cusp of a top 10 ranking, and he proves over and over that he has earned every single bit of that. Brown is one of the top athletes in the class and is an absolute beast going to the rim. He handles the bell well in space and rebounds well, so he often pushes the pace after a defensive rebound, and then offensively he can also pass. If he can refine his jumper it is scary to think how good he could be.

Daniel Giddens, C, Game Elite – Giddens struggled in his matchup against Dickerson mostly because he couldn't handle the strength that Dickerson possesses. Now Giddens did rebound very well and altered some shots, but when isolated on the block it was a bit of a struggle. Offensively he had a few nice moves, but he is still very much a work in progress. For Giddens his best basketball is definitely ahead of him, but he needs to get stronger and continue to get more comfortable on offense.

P.J. Dozier, PG/SG, Upward Stars – Dozier was solid in a pair of evening performances. He didn't show a ton of blow by ability, and that is starting to become a concern, but he is 6-foot-5, can really handle the ball, and made some outside jumpers. He didn't assert himself enough on offense, but he sprinkled in just enough plays to continue to intrigue.

Zach Johnson, PG, Team Breakdown – Athletic, fast, and strong, Johnson looked like a completely different player than he showed to be in the spring. Johnson had his jumper going and was a freight train going to the rim. If Johnson can continue to repeat the performance he showed on Wednesday night there is a good chance his phone will become very busy.

Deadrick Lawson, PF/SF, Team Penny – His team got blown out, but Lawson was a bright spot. He definitely didn't play his best, but he was still pretty darn good. Lawson got to the foul line, hit from the mid-range, and rebounded well. His length, skill, and athleticism is an impressive combination and Lawson was showing every bit of it despite his team struggling.

Jacobi Boykins has offers from Wyoming, Florida Gulf Coast, Rhode Island, Jacksonville, and Florida Atlantic.

Noah Dickerson mentioned Michigan, Georgetown, Virginia, Georgia, and Georgia Tech

Deadrick Lawson was tracked by Memphis boss Josh Pastner as well as assistants from Tennessee and Florida.

Marcus Sheffield was watched by Clemson boss Brad Brownell as well as assistants from Arkansas, Xavier, VCU, Georgia Tech, Texas, Florida State, Georgia, and Tennessee.

P.J. Dozier attracted assistants from North Carolina and North Carolina State


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