NGS Elite 60 Middle School Camp – Names to Know
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Always among the best ways to get a look at the next wave of potential stars coming through the Georgia basketball ranks, NGS held their Elite 60 camp for 2028 and 2029 prospects this past weekend at Discovery HS.
In 2 parts, here were 10 guys who caught my eye as names to know before they hit the high school hardwoods in the coming years.
Part 1 of 2:
By: Keith Agran
Dominion Whitaker | G | 2028 (pictured at top)
Right out of the gate Whitaker was making a statement and had onlookers talking, advanced attack package particularly using a controlled handle to eat folks up in the mid-range, change of speed to get by people got him to the hole as this looks every bit like a young talent to watch at the lead guard position, among a pretty darn good crop of PG’s in this exciting ’28 class he was easily near the top.
Xavier Davies | G | 2028
Remembered him immediately from last year’s Elite 60 and not just because of his protective head gear, his all-round play was the main memory-spark as he’s a year more mature after tearing things up in 2022 as well, love the use of the extra pass and cool demeanor that set up teammates and had him looking like he had played with them for years, can score it from multiple levels but his defense and lead guard instincts were the strongest fragrant notes.
Jaleel Smith | G | 2028
Drew raves from just about all the evaluators in attendance on social and it was easy to see why early in the day, sees the game ahead of his age and with good size for an 8th-grader utilizes that to victimize opponents, ended up taking home camp MVP honors as he was an all-around terror at both ends with intensity on D and a varied offensive skillset that had defenders waving at air, power and finesse on call and the upside as a future top recruiting target was apparent.
Jahmar Maurice | G | 2028
I’ve been fortunate to be around Maurice for 2 years now and have watched him rapidly develop from a prized youngster into a real noteworthy prospect on the march, has the full package at either guard spot and it’s not hyperbolic to see his trajectory toward a future D1 level player, tremendous passer as his timing and decision-making were tops on the day and he can go on some scoring runs where from distance or using the bounce he had his way, another young Kell (HS) stud guard on the way.
Brielen Craft | G | 2028
Like Maurice the trajectory of this young riser has been trackable and easy to find as both suited up as 8th graders with Kell and Pace Academy respectively this past June, I got to see Craft live back during that June live period and he was superb for the Knights at the summer league they hosted, deadeye shooting range is just the beginning as there isn’t a ton he doesn’t have in his tool chest as he has the mind of a much older player and a growing skillset as a scoring PG that in the ’28 class has few if any peers.
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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