2023 HoopSeen Tip-Off Top Performers
SUWANEE, GA - The 2023 HoopSeen Tip-Off is in the books. This event is a stage setter for the rest of the spring and summer. It’s been headlined by NBA Draft picks, sleepers, stock risers, and everything in between in the past, and this year’s installment of the cornerstone event lived up to its predecessors inside the legendary Suwanee Sports Academy.
Out of all the outstanding performers we saw over the weekend, these are five that we’ll associate with this past weekend for years to come.
The Eli Ellis show returned to the legendary Suwanee Sports Academy, and it didn’t disappoint. The 2025 guard showed, once again, why he’s so highly touted in his class. He’s a shot creator whether that means it’s for himself or for his teammates. Ellis is a lethal shooter who can get his shot off quickly and has a knack for knocking them down in big moments. Over the weekend, he led Team Loaded to an impressive weekend and did so with the flair and electricity that he’s become known for. - Josh Tec
Taveras blew our staff away with his play as an unsigned senior at the HoopSeen Tip-Off. The 6-foot-5 guard has plus ball skills and used some slick moves in the paint to be an efficient finisher around the rim throughout the weekend. With his size and the ability to play on and off the ball, Taveras brings some valuable versatility on both ends of the floor. Several Division I schools are currently showing interest. - Garrett Tucker
A top-15 player nationally in football, sophomore forward Elyiss Williams has a future in basketball if he elects to go that route. He’s a warrior through and through. Playing up in the 17U division, Williams was a physical force that nobody could best. Even when pitted against some of the top players in the 2024 class, Williams looked the part. His relentless style of play earns him a ton of rebounds, and it makes rims fear for their well-being. When Williams is picked in the NFL Draft, expect HoopSeen to pull the receipts from this weekend because the man was hooping. - Josh Tec
It was a man against boys when Jarin Stevenson stepped on the floor. He is just bigger and stronger and looks like a guy that is ready for the college game, playing with Team United. He showed that he can stretch the floor with his shooting, he can block shots and rebound at a high level, and has a natural ability to score around the basket. All of this coupled with his footwork, and his explosiveness allows him to get to the basket off the dribble from the perimeter and either get to the free-throw line or make a basket. - Justin Byerly
The other part of the Gatorade Player of the Year tandem for Team United, Scott is one of the smoothest scores we saw on the weekend. He has great size and length for his position, he can score the ball at every level, and he gets out in transition and can finish at the rim. On several occasions it was him getting hot from outside that essentially took a close game and allowed Team United to get a cushioned win. Scott is also a very strong rebounder and gets in a good position to get a lot of boards every game. - Justin Byerly