Saturday #BOTB notebook: Youth movement coming
LITHONIA – College coaches enter the July period looking for individuals who can make an impact on their program next season. However, they always have to keep an eye on the future and some coaches can see it looks bright.
The Best of the Best had some of the best young players who are garnering attention from a number of the nations top programs. It also helps that many of these players in the 2016 and 2017 class did not disappoint.
Lamar Peters opened up some eyes with a phenomenal display. The 6-foot point guard understands how to run a team and has an explosive first-step. This Class of 2016 prospect also showed he’s not afraid of the big play. As time ran down in the 17U quarterfinal matchup, Peters took the ball and launched a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Team Charlotte. He holds offers from Mississippi State, California and DePaul.
For several years, Wendell Carter (pictured above) has been a prospect many have watched. Now, because of his work college coaches have him on their radar. At 6-foot-10 forward the Southeast (AL) Storm Elite, showed his ability to post, a decent touch and an aggressive nature that was tough to guard. Look for the Class of 2017 Georgia native to continue to make the climb nationally.
Sometimes there are guards can get over looked if they are not with the 16U and 17U division. Then there are special king of guard that it does not matter which age group they are playing, they make plays. Renaldo Sedu is a good example of this. The 2018 prospect is a smooth handling guard capable of knocking down shots. Jot the name down and see where it grows for Showtime Hoops.
Austin Wiley made his presence felt early. This 6-foot-9 post is mobile and active on both ends of the floor. He has great hands at such a young age. The 2017 prospect for Southeast (AL) Storm Elite has an array of moves inside like a savvy veteran.
One of the more intriguing prospects of the weekend is Team Breakdown’s Eze Elochulkwu. This 6-foot-8 Class of 2018 player runs the floor well and plays mature around the basket.