As usual Kris Wilkes was extremely impressive with his play. The 6-foot-7 forward with extremely long arms, elite skill, and a solid athleticism proved why he is one of the top wings in his class. He made plays going to the rim, scored from deep, and then also competed on the glass. Wilkes needs to continue to get stronger, but that should come in time. When it does, that should only enhance his athleticism and make him someone who is extremely difficult to defend.
It was a nice showing for Adida Ilkongshul. Coming from a very small school somewhat off the radar, Ilkongshul went against some of the top players in the class and had an impressive showing. He is a good athlete with long arms, and then will really compete on the interior despite being somewhat undersized. He has some wing skills, though those are clearly a work in progress. As more schools begin to learn about him, he should see his recruitment clearly pick up.
It was a solid weekend for Damien Jefferson. He suffered a bit of an injury in one game, but before and after that he did his usual stuff. Jefferson played hard with a tremendous motor, and just found ways to make plays. He is around 6-foot-4, but has extremely long arms and big time athleticism. That allows him to play taller than his size, and just makes him produce. His shot is good, and his handle is improving some as well. In an open floor style he can be dynamic, now he just needs to work on being solid every single possession.
The main interior force for Indiana on the week was Koch Bar. Bar blocked a lot of shots, and then also showed a bit of an improvement with his back to the basket. An athletic and long 6-foot-9, Bar is still a definite work in progress, especially on the offensive end. However it is easy to see why mid-majors are offering and more and more high-majors are giving him a serious look.
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Syracuse pledge Matthew Moyer also had a good weekend as Indiana Elite came home with the title. Looking as comfortable as he has looked with his new team, Moyer was assertive, finished inside around the rim with athleticism, and then was also able to hit from deep. Moyer needs to continue to learn to be more efficient with his dribbles, but he has a great blend of athleticism and skill to work with, and continues to show more signs of being able to play on the wing.
Kyle Guy was very good all weekend long. He was consistently knocking in the jumper and then also made some plays for others as a point guard. Guy has had a very strong spring, and continued it with his play at the Adidas May Classic. The key for Guy is continuing to be aggressive when not playing with the ball in his hands all the time, like he does in AAU. Overall it was an excellent showing for Guy, and one that proved he has taken his game to a new level.