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Hoop Group Elite Camp Player Evals
Tuesday, 24 July 2012

by Alex Schwartz

READING, Pa. – Each and every year, Hoop Group Elite Camp is an event that low-major and mid-major coaches flock to.

Held at Albright College, the event features a plethora of Division I prospects and allows coaches to see many players in one setting.

Recruit Recon was in attendance for a couple days of Hoop Group Elite Camp this year and put together evaluations on 16 of the players who were there.

Bruno Beca is a 6-foot-9 center who caught our attention on the first day of camp and ended up making the Senior All-Star Game at the conclusion. A class of 2013 center from Westchester Country Day (NC), Beca has a solid build and is pretty mobile. He is more than capable of blocking shots and also grabs rebounds. He did not show much scoring ability, but he made his impact felt nonetheless.

Ahmad Fields is a class of 2013 recruit who hails from the Blue Ridge School (VA). Fields, a 6-foot-5 small forward, possesses nice length on the wing and is also a quality athlete. He showed off a nice crossover and did a superb job of attacking the cup off the dribble. Fields is much more of a slasher on offense than anything else right now, and while that is not a bad thing, he does need to show he can shoot the ball efficiently. Fields ended up being selected to the Top 20 All-Star Game at the end of camp.

Tevin Findlay was arguably the most impressive performer that Recruit Recon saw at Hoop Group Elite. Clearly the 6-foot-3 combo guard kept it up all week, as he wound up being named to the Top 20 All-Star Game. A 2013 prospect from Canada who attends Quality Education Academy (NC), Findlay is a solid athlete with a good build who can really get to the rim. In fact, he was nearly unstoppable when driving into the lane and got to the cup at will. Findlay also has quality court vision and can really pass the rock. The rising senior, who changes speeds well, only left open the question of whether he could shoot it consistently from deep.

Richard Granberry comes from a Chester (PA) program that has won back-to-back state titles and the 6-foot-7 power forward is the type of player that winning teams have. A class of 2013 prospect, Granberry is not overly skilled, but he is a tough kid who does some of the little things. For example, Granberry showed a willingness to come up set screens for his guards. The strongly built low post player wound up being chosen for the Senior All-Star Game.

Kyle Green of Camden Catholic (NJ) is a player whose game you appreciate the more you see him in action. A 6-foot-5 small forward, Green is a nice all-around player who can help his team in a number of ways. For one, the 2013 recruit is more than capable of putting the ball in the basket. Possessing a good build, Green can also work down low and grab rebounds. He handles the ball well, too.

Nathan Hickman, at 6-foot-3, has nice size at the point guard position for the high school level. The class of 2013 recruit out of Wilmington Christian School (DE) showed more than just good size; he can really play. The best aspect of his game was his fantastic court vision, which allowed him to hit his teammates with nice passes. Additionally, Hickman has pretty nice bounce and he rebounds well for his position.

Anthony “TJ” Huggins was originally headed to Navy as a class of 2012 prospect out of TC Williams (VA). However, that is no longer the case and evidently remains to be seen exact what Huggins does in the fall. Regardless, the 6-foot-5 small forward is a talented player who can really produce. He is a superb rebounder and cleans up on the offensive glass. Huggins also can knock down shots from midrange. He is a bouncy wing who has a real good body that he can use to his advantage on the floor.

Kody Jenkins is probably more of a small forward right now, despite the fact that he is 6-foot-4. However, he can play the two spot as well and that may well be the position he develops into. A class of 2013 prospect who attends St. Anthony’s (NJ), Jenkins is a long wing who does a good job of passing the orange. He can handle the ball fairly well and demonstrated the ability to knock down a jump shot.

Sem Kroon is big man with whom you look at in terms of what he can be come. At this point the 6-foot-9 center is not the most productive guy around, but he has nice physical tools. Kroon, who is transferring to Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA) and reclassifying to 2014, has a nice, sturdy build and he moves quite well. While not a major scoring threat, Kroon can finish around the cup and he also rebounds the ball.

Bryan Rivers, quite simply, is a true floor general. The 6-foot point guard out of West Windsor-Plainsboro South (NJ) knows how to run an offense and he gets things done at the helm. Rivers, who has a solid build, plays the game under control and knows what he is doing when the rock is in his hands. A class of 2013 prospect, Rivers handles the basketball well and is able to drive to the basket off the bounce.

Tevon Saddler, the younger brother of Delaware’s Devon Saddler, is a talented player in his own right. Saddler seems most comfortable at the point guard spot and he has great size for a one, at 6-foot-5. The 2013 recruit from St. Frances Academy (MD) also possesses quality length that is usually not seen in a floor general. Saddler handles the basketball well and he does a nice job of playing down low and using his post game, too.

Shayne Sanders is not going to wow observers in any particular area of his game. Rather, Sanders is the type of guy that is a solid overall player who works hard around the cup and can help his team win games. A class of 2013 recruit from Sanford School (DE), Sanders is a bit undersized at the power forward spot at 6-foot-6. However, he has a solid frame and that helps him around the cup. Additionally, a main aspect of Sanders’ game that stands out is how well he runs the floor.

Shackquiel Scott was a player who had some very impressive moments when Recruit Recon was watching. Scott, a 6-foot-6 small forward, is a graduate of Passaic Tech (NJ) who is headed to The Robinson School (NJ) for a post-grad year. The now 2013 prospect is an athletic wing with a good body who can handle the orange well. Those attributes allow him to do an effective job of getting to the rim off the bounce.

Zachary Tillman is a class of 2013 prospect who hails from the Shipley School (PA). A big presence around the cup, Tillman is 6-foot-9 and has a large frame. He is not a great athlete and would do well to slim down a bit, but he is a quality player right now regardless. The 2013 prospect showed that he can be a guy who stands out by grabbing rebounds. He ended up being selected to the Senior All-Star Game.

Joshua Wilchombe spent last year at Sewanhaka (NY), but is headed to South Kent (CT) in the fall. Wilchombe certainly looks the part of a player, as he possesses some fantastic length. A 6-foot-7 forward who can play bigger due to those long arms, Wilchombe is also a strong kid with some hops. He is a bit more of a prospect than a player right now in some ways, but there is a lot to work with. Wilchombe was chosen for the Senior All-Star Game at the end of camp.

Harrison Wooten of Woodmore (OH) is a rugged low post player who can get some things down around the basket. The 6-foot-9 center has a big body that allows him to carve out some space on the low post. Wooten, a class of 2013 prospect, does a quality job of rebounding the basketball. Additionally, despite his size, Wooten actually does a pretty god job of running up and down the floor.
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