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Middle School Basketball

Elite Camp

Top 10

By Travis Bledsoe

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Our second annual Middle School Basketball Elite Camp was filled with the future of Minnesota High School Basketball. Each player is taught our 3-Elites; Elite Mind, Elite Spirit, and Elite Education on and off the court.

We narrowed down the list to the Top 10 Middle School Basketball Elite Campers who stood out the most during drills, stations, situational games, and 5 on 5 scrimmages.

Middle School Basketball

Elite Camp

Top 10 Standouts

Archie Weatherspoon- Floor General with excellent ballhandling skills. Archie is n Elite passer with a unique skill of getting his teammates open looks. Phenomenal Scorer who can shoot from three, mid-range or attack the rim. Looking to improve as a finisher around the rim through contact and be a better defender.

Will Quick- Speedy, Crafty Ballhander with a dead eye outside shot. Will excels in the open court with his ability to knife through the defense. He uses his shifty ballhandling to set up stepback jumpers, floaters and wide open threes. Has the ability to take over games single handed.

Anthony Smith III- Small, Quick, Ball handling Wizard. Anthony has an Elite ability to get into the cracks of the defense at will. Ankle Breaking Crossovers and Behind the back dribble moves leave defenders scratching their heads on how to guard him. His uncanny playmaking ability sets him apart from most players his age. Add an above average jumpshot and Anthony Smith III should be a name to remember in the near future.

Grant Gunderson- Team first All- Around Scoring guard. Grant plays with poise, strength and is at his best scoring the ball out of the triple threat. He has the focus and confidence to knock down big time shots when it matters most. Look for him to slash more to take his game to the next level.

Nasir Whitlock- Basketball runs deep in his family. The younger brother of Amir Whitlock, Nasir possesses a strong basketball IQ and mature game for his age. He uses deceptive quickness to get defenders on his hip before delivering strong finishes through contact on or over the top of the defense. Look for him to continue to develop as scoring point guard.

Nathan Merrell- Sneaky good! Nathan won't scare you at first glance but before you know it he's knocking down shots and leading the fast break finishing at the rim. A very good spot up 3 point shooter Nathan scores in bunches and plays both guard positions at a high level.

Donte Branch Jr.- Do it all guard 2x National Champion Donte Jr. has started his winning pedigree at a very young age. He is a strong Spot up 3 point shooter, scorer and defender. He's Looking to become a vocal leader and Elite playmaker.

Matthew/Isaiah Bluford- Twin guards with high level on ball defense. Matthew and Isaiah are lighting in bottle using defense to create offense. They attack relentlessly in transition finishing strong through contact usually for 3 point plays. Both are shot makers from behind the arc looking to improve all facets to become a dynamic package for years to come.

Thor Goerish- Strong physical guard/forward who loves to attack the offensive glass and set bruising screens. Thor used his might to control the boards for putbacks during scrimmages but impressed most during offensive and defensive drills and 1 on 1, 3 on 3 competitions.

Braden Siroin- Brett was the hardest worker at camp and impressed the staff with his tenacity and determination. He hustled for every rebound, pushed 110% in defensive drills was vocal and never turned off his motor. Braden is a glue guy every team would love to have.

Honorable Mention

Kinsley Pratt

Jordan Donahue

Amari Warren

Amere Warren

Jayland Baker

Makhi Ahelegbe

Corey Dotson JR

Braden Siroin

Nick Erickson

Jakhi Richmond

Julian Jones

Connor Watts

Averyon Sands

Kyle Kallenbach

Riley Snow

Ben Paulsen

Monteff Dixon

Kenneth Hoffer

Calvin Gilhoi

Colby Deluce

Patrick Row

Jackson Tangley

Corey Bryant

Carius Bryant

Julius Ellis

Damarri Wilson

Alexandros Kavaitzakis

Makhi Mbakwe

Hezekiah Bell

Middle School Basketball Elite Camp Top 10 (2018)