July 24, 2017
By: Julius Kim
The Summer Showdown, hosted by Elevate Hoops, is in the books as numerous amounts of college coaches came to evaluate their prioritized recruits. Here’s part one of the best performers from Friday and Saturday’s action.
Louis King – Class of 2018 (Team Final)
The five-star versatile and athletic forward made shots from all over the floor as he dropped 30 points against Team AJ Price on the first night by easily taking advantage of smaller defenders with his fluid shooting mechanics. The smooth 6-foot-8 Hudson Catholic (NJ) product handled the ball very well and has all of the tools to be a pro someday. King is considering Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon, NC State, and Syracuse.
Ryan Young – Class of 2018 (Jersey Shore Warriors)
With Northwestern and Maryland being the latest programs to reach out to him, Young rebounded the ball extremely well on both ends of the floor, which led to many second chance points inside. He also showed his willingness to pass to his teammates that lead to better-shot selections. Young has offers from Richmond, George Washington, St. Joe’s, and other programs.
John Bol Ajak – Class of 2019 (Team Final)
At 6-foot-11, Ajak has shown discipline and patience down low. The polished big man has great footwork that leads to his post moves and scoring inside. Aside from what he can do around the rim, Ajak has the ability to spread the floor as he connected on many midrange shots to catch his defenders off-guard. The four-star center has claimed offers from Temple, St. Joe’s, Penn State, St. Louis, and Seton Hall. He has interest from UConn, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Miami, and Villanova.
Tykei Greene – Class of 2018 (Team AJ Price)
On the first night of action, Green recorded 26 points against five-star Louis King. The Thomas Edison product has a knack of getting to the basket where he scores with ease. On the defensive end, he showed great defensive awareness and hands. Greene recently earned an offer from Central Connecticut State and has other scholarships from Tulane and Niagara.
Daniel Sackey – Class of 2018 (Canada Elite)
With the recent scholarship offer from Western Kentucky, Sackey has been lightning quick and a tough guard against his opponents. Although labeled as undersized, the 5-foot-9 facilitator has had a knack of getting to the basket, where he would finish using his athleticism. The point guard has offers from Jacksonville State, Wagner, Kent. St., Valparaiso, Evansville, Winthrop, Niagara, Loyola, Stony Brook, Robert Morris, Jacksonville State, Stetson, and Quinnipiac.