Class of 2018
Antwann Jones was clearly one of the top overall guard performers at the event. Now he really doesn’t have a lot of point guard skills, but he can flat out score the basketball. Jones gets to the rim, he can shoot it from deep, and also is a solid decision maker off the bounce. His first instinct is definitely to score, and at 6-foot-4 with a 6-foot-7 wing span he has the ideal size and athleticism combination for the position.
Recruiting: Jones has offers from Texas A&M, Rutgers, TCU, South Carolina, and South Florida.
One of the fastest risers all spring long as been Ayo Dosunmu. Measuring at 6-foot-2 with a 6-foot-6 wingspan, Dosunmu is one of the bigger point guards you will find. More than just that, Dosunmu has elite speed with the ball and always plays in attack mode. Despite not being a great shooter, things are improving from distance. Still his bread and butter is getting to the rim, and Dosunmu did it better than any player at camp and he was one of the leading scorers as a result.
Recruiting: Dosunmu now has offers from Texas A&M, Illinois, Northwestern, and SMU.
Though he only measured in at 5-foot-11, Jahvon Quinerly made one of the biggest impacts at camp. He was as good a true floor general as there was in the entire crew, and also showed the ability to score. Usually camp settings are full of bad decision making, but Quinerly showed he can run a team and that he has tremendous floor vision. Many times his team due to his decision making and leadership would go on big runs when his rotation was in the game. There is no doubt that Quinerly is one of the best in the class at his position.
Recruiting: Quinerly has significant interest from Seton Hall, St. John’s, Rutgers, Villanova, Virginia, Connecticut, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Stanford.
A big time scorer at the high school level, Jalen Carey continued his strong play at Elite 100. A combo guard who might be more comfortable on the ball, though more gifted as a wing, Carey can do a little bit of everything. He is an above average to good athlete, but it is his smooth shooting stroke that is most impressive. Carey is a pure shooter off the bounce in the mid-range, and then also has more than enough range with the jumper to hit with three. Beyond that there is no wasted movement with his game, he doesn’t over dribble and is extremely efficient with how he plays.
Recruiting: Carey is a top target of Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John’s and others.
One of the smallest players in camp, Spencer Freedman had a big impact. He is a slick passer and someone with a tremendous feel for the game who excels in the up and down setting of camp basketball. Though Freedman isn’t the most athletic kid, and can struggle on defense, he knows how to get to places on the court and was instrumental in his team winning a lot of games.
Recruiting: Freedman is currently a target of USC, Stanford, Harvard, Rice, and others.
Class of 2019
There might not have been a better athlete in all of camp than Cassius Stanley. Stanley was a one man wrecking crew at times getting to the rim, and he used his elite explosiveness and leaping ability to finish better than about everyone. He had huge scoring numbers, and some of that is because of what appeared to be an improved jumper. At 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds, Stanley is everything you want in a guard, and someone who is clearly one of the best in his class.
Recruiting: Stanley has made himself a top priority of both USC and UCLA.
There just aren’t many better true floor generals than Tyger Campbell. Though he doesn’t blow you away with athleticism and only measured in at 5-foot-10, Campbell makes a huge impact on the game. He is improving as a shooter, and is very creative finishing off the dribble in the mid-range, but it is his ability to find others in transition and always make the right play that sets him apart from others, and it is what helps his team finding the winner’s circle more often than not.
Recruiting: Campbell has offers from TCU, Michigan State, Illinois, and others.
One of the most ballyhooed prospects to come out of New York City in quite some time, Cole Anthony proved himself in a big way at Elite 100. He measured in at 6-foot-1 and showed his high level athleticism over and over. On top of that he was one of the best pure scorers in the camp. He can get it done off the bounce or from deep, and has no problem taking over a game. Now he needs to continue to refine his decision making and being a bit more of a facilitator, but Anthony has immense talent, and is one of the top guards in what is shaping up to be an excellent 2019 class.
Recruiting: Anthony has interest from St. John’s, Seton Hall, UNLV, and Wake Forest
All year long with the Georgia Stars Ashton Hagans has been proving himself as one of the best in the class, and he answered any questions with his play at Elite 100. At 6-foot-1 he has good size at the guard position, and he is a tremendous athlete. Also one thing he does that separates himself from others is he is a big time perimeter defender. He can guard bigger players on the wing or point guards with quickness. Aside from that he was excellent getting to the rim, and is a high level scorer who can finish through contact.
Recruiting: Hagans has offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida, Florida State, and Oklahoma State.