#OTRHoopsReport: Elite 32 Session I Player Spotlight
Daniel Giddens was one of the many top preformers at the Elite 32 Session I
With their team set to take floor in less than two hours at #Elite32, two major recruits look to impress as they continue to be coveted by top-tier coaches across the country. Game Elites’ Jaylen Brown and Daniel Giddens are not only two of the best players in their home state of Georgia, but two of the nations best in the 2015 recruiting class.
Brown, Georgia’s top guard in 2015, is a 6-foot-6 wing player that can score at will and loves to attack the rim. The long, athletic forward has good ball handling skills, and the ability to find open teammates. His physicality and athleticism allow the Wheeler Wildcat (GA.) to guard multiple positions on the opposing team, and push the ball up the floor, which may play a role as he makes his decision on which college team to play for.
“I fit the style of getting out and running. There are a lot of schools that are recruiting me that like to play that way, but Florida and Kansas, they get out and run really well.”
Although already an average shooter, look for the forward to continue to improve his outside shot, as he rounds out his game. Other schools coveting the signature of Brown include NC State, Kansas, Arizona, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Georgia, and the defending NCAA champ Louisville Cardinals.
Daniel Giddens, Brown’s Wheeler teammate, is a 6-foot-10 big man with a ton of potential. The youngster recently grabbed gold as a member of the Team USA basketball 16U group.
“It was a great experience, playing for my country and competing against all of the great players, said Giddens. Playing with all of those guys was a great experience and one that I won’t ever forget,” he said.
The athletic center displays excellent rebounding on both sides of the floor. With good footwork, and surprising agility for someone his size, the 5-star recruit possesses an offensive game that is rapidly improving. Look for the Marietta, GA native to quickly blossom into one of the best big men in his class as he tries to find a school that not only fits his playing style, but also possesses good academics.
“Basketball is nice and all, but I’m looking for the best program for me. Education comes first,” he said.
After leading their high school Wheeler Wildcats to the 5-AAAAA semifinals for the first time in four years, these two stars will try to lead Game Elite to victory at Elite 32 I.
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