6'1 G Elizabeth Balogun impressed everyone at #elit40 camp with the combination of size,length and speed. She can effectively play any position on the floor.
-Chattanooga,TN, Things couldn’t have been better for the first annual Elite 40 camp in Chattanooga on Aug 8th. 33 top players from all across the region in one place, with one goal in mind…..to compete. Led by some of the best trainers in the area, you can tell early on the skillset of the players were pretty high. It was evident during 5 on 5 half court scrimmages that the athletes not only possessed good skillsets, but they also were prepared to win. Twice the camp was on hold due to tie games, TWICE two underclassman hit walk off jumpshots from the corner, in Kendall Davis and Macey Gregg. There was no doubt that by the camps end, everyone had left everything they had on the floor. Here is a rundown from each class.
5’8 G Ja’Lyn Reese-GA (above): The shifty guard had a great camp, perhaps one of the top performances of the day. During drills she constantly awed the crowd with numerous crossovers against good defenders to create space and knocking down the jumpshot consistently. Her court vision is also very high and has the necessary tools to be an effective PG at the next level.
5’8 G Amber Hunt-TN Amber is a special kid, with very deceptive speed and agility. Her outside shooting ability is superb, but perhaps her best attribute is her desire to win. During the gold game at the end of camp, her team was down almost the entire game, and she was heard shouting “Ive got faith in my team”, in which they would eventually come back to win.
6’0 Peraysja Randolph-TN
Has great length at the position, and the athletic ability to go along with it. We noticed that she was able to defend the wing, as well as the post. She has great mobility as well, witnessed her miss , run the floor in transition and block a shot.
6’1 SG Elizabeth Balogun-TN (Cover photo): Elizabeth was perhaps the most physically gifted in the entire camp, at a slender 6’1 and a wingspan of almost 7 ft. She shot right over the top of smaller defenders from the perimeter, and simply took the bigger ones straight to the basket. Will be interesting to see where she will land in college.
5’10 G JuToreyia Willis (above)-TN: Athleticism, athleticism and length…….and then more athleticism. The lengthy shooting guard was more than accurate from beyond the arc, actually observed her in a game at one point making 3 of 4 pretty good contested shots in a row. She also was very competitive, and had a nice work ethic, took instruction very well.