The annual Under Armour Elite 24 events took place this past weekend, with the highlight of the weekend being the Elite 24 game on Saturday night at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2. This game is fast paced, high level match up of some of the best rising juniors and seniors respectively. The teams this year were Team Drive and Team Clutch. The notables players are as follows.
Trevon Duval, 2017 PG, TBD- At this point it is a known fact that Trevon Duval will get the ball through the rim at will. Tonight was no different, he ended that game at the same pace he started with. He was getting to the rim at will, and had a number of good dunks in the start of the first half. He’s a high major player playing his best basketball and any school that lands him is getting a winner. Duval ended the game with 25 points & 9 assists.
Hamidou Diallo, 2017 SG, Putnam Science Academy- Diallo is a walking highlight real. He had the crowd hyped up during warm-ups and only carried that every into the game with his usual dunks. This is not to take away from his ball handling skills, and his all round game IQ. He can shoot the ball solidly from 3 point range, and guard an opponents best guards as well. He’s got an all around game that is irreplaceable. Diallo had 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals & 2 assists.
Silvio De Souza, 2018 PF, IMG Academy- The big man was on fire tonight. His presence in the post was made known at all times, making second and third change put backs at will. It must be mentioned that De Souza is only a rising junior and it will be exciting to watch him grow as a player these next couple of years. De Souza had 16 points & 8 rebounds on the night.
Zion Williamson, 2018 SF, Spartanburg Day School- Williamson won the dunk contest not even 24 hours before playing the Elite 24 game. That did not stop him from showing that he had something to prove in this game. He’s absolutely dominant on both ends of the floor, getting putbacks, rebounding, passing, he’s a high level player who can do it all. Williamson had 23 points, 6 rebounds & 3 assists.
Nick Richards, 2017 C, The Patrick School- Richards was a man amongst boys in this game. Not only does he have the height, but his body is getting bigger, in a great way. He made his presence known on almost every possession. Richards had 10 points & 9 rebounds.
Jalek Felton, 2017 PG, Mullins High School- The North Carolina commit was fresh off winning the 3-point shoot out the night before, but this did not slow him down in his scoring by any means. Felton had to be the quickest player in this game. He has many fast break points, but also blew by any defender in his path. This speed, along with some impressive ball handling skills made Felton an absolute dominant guard in this game. Felton had 16 points, 4 assists & 3 rebounds.
Austin Wiley, 2017 C, Spain Park High School (Auburn)- The Auburn commit had himself a game. Making his presence known in the post, and playing against some bigger guys in Nick Richards and Moses Brown. He has good on the glass, grabbing rebounds, getting second chance buckets, and even showed off some handles. Wiley had 22 points & 12 rebounds.
Isaiah Washington, 2017 PG, St. Raymond’s High School- Washington was originally not even selected to be in the Elite 24 game, and ended up going for a game high 36 points. He was definitely playing the role as ‘Hometown Hero’ in this game. The crowd loved him and he did not disappoint. His ball handling skills are one of a kind, and he will get to the basket at will, against any opponent. He’s expected to have a huge senior year, as one of the summers biggest stock risers.
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