Elite 75 Recap

GASTONIA, N.C. – Each year the Elite 75 offers up a glimpse into the future. Regional prospects from North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and surrounding states converged on Gastonia to be seen. Who'd we like? 2012's Daquan Cook wasn't too shabby.

Josh Clyburn, PF: SoCon and Big South schools should take particular note given the fact he's got grades and is a Division I forward. At 6-foot-7, he's got awareness around the bucket and seems eager to continue earning looks.

C.J. Barksdale, PF: He's been on our radar since this time last year. Barksdale sports tremendous touch. Physically he has room to develop and we think once he fills out, has a shot at becoming a big time rebounder. He's already put up strong board numbers with his high school team. We charted him as he got 31 and six in a camp game.

Jervon Pressley, C: With Barksdale and junior Bernard Sullivan on the floor, Pressley was the most physically intimidating specimen and played with intensity. Pressley has attributes that set him apart from his peers and a big ceiling. The next step is consistently delivering the goods. He's strong and capable.

Tyler Poole, F: The best we've seen him play in a camp setting. Poole had his jumper working from real deep. However, the desire to attack the rim and go off the dribble was a dimension we hadn't seen him showcase.

Tyler Brunson, SF/PF: In terms of athletic ability and upside, he was easily one of the handful of most talented guys in the building. Brunson has a future as a small forward. He blocks a slew of shots. We'd like to see him tighten up his shot selection and round out his overall floor game. Excellent one on one player and he hit for 31 (15-25 FG) to go with 10 boards in one game.

Daquan Cook, PG: The St. Frances guard has a burst to his game and he can score. Like him as a point who can get points. Carries himself like a player and should have a chance to get it done at a high-major level. Needs to cut down on turnovers but that doesn't appear to be a long-term concern. Very confident lead guard. s

Montarius Hall, PF: Against the bigger players he stepped his game up. He's not very tall (6-5) but has long arms that allow him to play a touch bigger than his height. Should be on the mid-level radar and most would like him to get taller but regardless, he's strong and has enough offense to warrant attention.

Troy Williams, SF: The nephew of AAU maven Boo Williams, Troy is a legit player. One of the best overall floor games we saw all day. Solid perimeter game, confident handle and we're guessing he grows to about 6-7. Impressive player.

Tyrek Coger, C: Already 6-7, he's a big kid. Good around the basket and he's trimmed off 35 pounds in the last season. Like his hands and awareness. Could stand to become a better athlete in the paint but this is a big kid who has yet to participate in a high school contest. Very coachable.

Antonio Davis, SF: If the name sounds familiar, find a friend and get a chest bump. This is the son of the former NBA all-star of the same name. While his father was a beast inside, the left-handed Antonio is a perimeter small forward who already has shooting and dribbling skills. Dad went to UTEP. Where will Junior land?

Andrew Rowsey, PG: On Friday he played varsity wide receiver. A day later he was raining 3s and displaying his basketball IQ. The sub-six-footer is a Division I player and a hard-nosed guard.

There were over 150 campers and we didn't get a chance to see each team. However, every time we looked up Manny Dias was throwing down a dunk. … We didn't have a chance to evaluate Shaq Patterson or Tyler Lewis, two of the top underclassmen in attendance. … Victory Christian forward Anthony Estes is a combo forward with bounce and energy. … For the second week in a row, Bernard Sullivan appeared to have his bounce back. The junior power forward prefers to face and attack as opposed to playing with his back to the basket. …

Cook has already heard from Virginia Tech, Charlotte, South Florida, West Virginia and Maryland. … Clyburn sports an offer from Fayetteville State and interest from High Point, Mercer, Gardner Webb and Maryland-Eastern Shore. … Barksdale gets hit hardest by Virginia Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest. …

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