HEA Elite Week 2013 featured a loaded class of 2017, comprised of some of the regions top Junior Elite talent. These rising freshmen competed throughout the 3-day session. Lets take a look at who stood out.
Daniel Rymer – 6’5″, Forward, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School – Rymer has undeniable potential as a stretch four man, and displayed the ability to play with his back faced to the basket as well. Rymer is physically imposing, and has tremendous athleticism. Rymer runs the floor extremely well, finishes above the rim for monster dunks, and is an efficient rebounder on both ends of the floor. Rymer is a high character prospect with a tremendous work ethic, and willingness to learn.
Geo Baker – 5’9″, Guard, Buckingham Browne & Nichols – Baker shot the lights out throughout the session. Baker picked his spots perfectly on when his team needed him to distribute the basketball, and when they needed him to score. Baker hit clutch shots to bring his team back on the way to the camp championship. Baker has a tight handle, and consistently makes the right play with the ball in is hands.
Jakigh Dottin – 6’1″, Guard, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School – Dottin is a fierce competitor, and refuses to take a play off. Dottin plays the game like a safety in football, with reckless abandon, doing whatever his team needs to win the game. Dottin displayed the ability to defend at a high level, and break his defender down off the dribble to finish at the rim. Dottin is also a willing rebounder out of the guard spot.
Michael Carangelo – 6’4″, Forward, Lynnfield High School – Carangelo had a tremendous session. The long forward played great on ball defense, rebounder the ball well, and knocked down open shots.
Michael Odiana – 6’0″, Guard, Lakeview Junior High School – Odiana has taken his game to a different level, and has improved tremendously over the course of the year. Odiana displayed the ability to break his defender down off the dribble using a tight handle and quick crossover. Odiana has tremendous athleticism, which allowed him to make acrobatic finishes at the rim.
Kareem Harvin – 6’2″, Guard, Wilbur Cross High School – Harvin is a bulldog on ball defender, who uses his strength and athleticism to keep his man in front of him at all times. Harvin is a willing rebounder, and does all the little things to help his team win. Harvin has a tight handle and strong frame, which he uses to knock defenders out of his way for easy finishes at the rim.
Jordan Galloway – 5’8″, Guard, Taunton High School – Galloway displayed a steady floor game throughout the session, on the way to a camp championship. Galloway is a knockdown shooter with deep range, and uses his strong frame and quick first step to get into the lane for pull up jumpers and floaters.
Audric Sandoval – 5’11”, Guard, New Hampton School – Sandoval is a long guard with good speed and athleticism. Sandoval displayed the ability to get to the hoop off the dribble, and knock down open shots while running the point guard spot for his team.
Charles Mitchell – 5’7″, Guard, BCLA – Mitchell brought speed and toughness throughout the session, as well as the ability to knock down open shots. Mitchell also has the ability to breakdown his defenders off the dribble, and finish in the lane with a floater.
Charlie Mitchell – 5’7″, Guard, BCLA – Mitchell is an outstanding on ball defender, and competes at a high level on each possession. Mitchell has great speed and toughness, and has the ability to get into the paint for floaters or dump off passes to his teammates.
Martin Mann – 6’4″, Forward, Hillside School – Mann has elevated his game over the past year, and developed a niche as a tremendous post defender and efficient rebounder on both ends of the floor. Mann uses his length to finish in traffic, and has stretched his range out so that he consistently knocks down midrange jumpers.
Nathaniel Habtom – 6’3″, Guard, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School – Habtom is a long wing player, who uses his length and athleticism to disrupt his opponent on defense. Habtom can slash to the hoop in the half court, as well as knock down jumpers from deep. Habtom was active all session on both ends of the floor. Habtom possesses great versatility, and can defend multiple positions on the court.
Louis Ellis – 6’1″, Guard, Lynnfield High School – Ellis is a knock down shooter, capable defender, and always makes the extra pass on offense. Ellis rebounded the ball well out of the guard spot, and displayed great toughness throughout the session.
Dawson Leonard – 5’9″, Guard, Moses Brown School – Leonard is a constant threat to knock down the three point shot when left open, and competed on defense throughout the session.
Ryan Caffrey – 6’2″, Forward, Moses Brown School – Caffrey is a versatile forward who can handle the ball and knock down shot off both the catch and dribble. Caffrey rebounded the ball at a high rate as well.
Isaias Berhe – 5’9″, Guard, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School – Berne is an extremely active player with unlimited energy. He uses his high motor to out work his opponent, and his speed to get to the hoop. Berne connected on multiple deep threes in day 2 action.
Ayomide Abioye – 5’8″, Guard, Excel Academy – Abioye is a tough physical guard, who is the ultimate competitor on both ends of the floor. Abioye is a tremendous athlete who can finish through contact, has an improved handler, and can knock down open shots.
Tajahn Joyner – 5’6″, Guard, Amherst Regional High School – Joyner is a smooth guard, who can create his own shot off the dribble. Joyner was able to break his defender down off the dribble throughout the session.
Tyron Wise – 5’9″, Guard, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School – Wise is a tremendous competitor, who plays who provides a physical presence in the backcourt. Wise played tremendous defense throughout the session.
Jordan Rose-Wheatley – 5’7″, Guard, New Bedford Regional Vocational High School – Rose-Wheatley is a steady presence in the backcourt, and consistently makes good decisions with the ball.
Armani Hill – 5’6″, Guard, Pope John XXIII High School – Hill is a solid backcourt player, who displayed a steady handle and high basketball IQ. Hill is a good on ball defender, and can consistently knock down shots.