A multitude of prospects came down for TCU’s annual Elite Camp. Where there was a solid mix of strong guard & front-court play, the TBB staff got a good evaluation of players this weekend. Here’s our notes.
Top 2022 prospect, Vincent Iwuchukwu has made strides in his offensive game. Showcased nice touch from 10-12 ft out and his added strength was noticeable in gaining & maintaining position on the block. He showcased why he’s at the top in a loaded class. Speaking about number one, Jerrell Colbert, who we have at the top of the 2021 class displayed some versatility in his game. Better fluidity with the handle, can stretch out and hit an open three-ball and used his length to score inside. ’20 Darius Miles was solid on Saturday. His feel for the game has gotten better and his progress from this time a month ago is noticeable as well. Kansas State & DePaul have shown interest.
’21 Shakiru Odunewu will be suiting up for Universal Academy this school year and he’s a load in the paint once he throws his weight around. Odunewu’s size mixed with a solid back to basket game translates. 2022 Emma Zuberu has come a long way. Lean, but has gotten stronger and was all over on the glass on Saturday. A prospect that continues to develop and show different facets of his game. 2023 Matt Reed held his own against the older guys. Good IQ and has no problem getting physical. Forward Colin Smith was solid, excelled in open court as a finisher and made plays as a weak-side defender.
One of the top prospects out of Oklahoma, Jaxson Robinson packs a smooth looking shooting stroke as his ability to shoot with range mixed with length allows himself to get his shot off vs hard-closeouts. Coppell’s Anthony Black impacted the game on both ends as he makes winning plays. Rebounds well for his position, knock down shots from deep and was in attack mode when operating off the bounce. Speaking of attack mode, ’22 Cason Wallace was a menace for opposing defenses when he got downhill. A power athlete that gets to the rim & finishes through contact. The other 2023 prospect at the camp was Payton Chism. Tough, contains the ability to score the ball and his development at the PG spot will be influential in his recruitment.
Point guard Austin Nunez was steady at TCU. Made sound decisions in pick & roll as he packs a strong scoring punch. One of the top guard prospects in the 2022 class. Hebron’s senior guard Logan McLaughlin is primed for another strong season. Quick with the basketball, shoots it from deep, Logan is a talented guard that possesses a game that translates. One of the top guard performers at the camp was ’20 Jaylin Posey. He utilized his length on both ends as he intercepted passing lanes on defense and showed elusiveness as a finisher in traffic.
’21 CJ Noland was impressive as well. Holds a strong frame & uses it to create space off the bounce. Noland’s ability to hit shots from deep & finish in the paint was exhibited. Other notables were 2021 Jalen Lake (shotmaking-sound, technical defense), ’22 Vito High (Reliable jump-shooting capabilities), ’22 Nazir Brown (Stable playmaker, offense initiator), 2022 Cruz Davis (Smooth shooting touch, promising physical profile), Dallas Hobbs (Scoring punch combined with edgy approach).
TCU Elite Camp will be loaded again next weekend. Premier 2022 prospects Jordan Walsh, Keyonte George, Trae Clayton, Lee Dort, Arterio Morris & Chris Marshall will be in Fort Worth. in 2021 Class Manny Obaseki, Josh Farmer & Demari Williams & Chuks Isitua are scheduled to come. in 2020 Class, Gerald Doakes, Allen Udamedu will also participate.