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Alabama Elite Preview: Top Performers, Part I

Xavier Williams
13, Mar 2017

Alabama Elite Preview: Top Performers, Part I

After the Alabama Elite Preview, we polled our coaches and support staff on the top 10 players they saw in camp. With over 20 players nominated, we were able to narrow it down to 12 top performers.

With that being said, these players were brought up the most when talking to our coaching staff. This is Part I of our top performers from the Alabama Elite Preview.

Birmingham, AL

Class
2018
Position
PF
Height
6' 8"
Weight
180 lbs
School Team
Travel Team
National
NR
State
3

Xavier Williams, 2018 PF, Parker: Williams ended the high school season on a high note, as he impressed many hoop-heads throughout Parker’s playoff run to the state championship game. It’s safe to say the 6-foot-8 4 man is still in that frame of mind. Williams was the most impressive prospect at the Elite Preview Saturday. His combination of size, skill level and upside will have college coaches drooling this spring and summer. Williams knocked down several extended jump shots out of pick-and-pop scenarios and showcased his passing ability. With a couple of mid-major offers already in hand, the junior will be a hot commodity for mid-level programs in the next few weeks. - Garrett Tucker

Rainsville, AL

Class
2018
Position
PG
Height
6'
Weight
160 lbs
School Team
Travel Team
National
NR
State
30

Jeffery Armstrong, 2018 PG, Plainview: Consistent, balanced, poised. Those are three words that come to mind when I think about how Armstrong played. The Plainview point guard played with a high IQ and played with all the subtleties that come with being a floor general. He was unafraid to play his game and be the one to make plays for his teammates, assisting on countless baskets all day. He was also one of the top shooters on the day, knocking down open shots when they came his way. Low majors and Division II’s should be tracking him this spring. - Carter Wilson

Auburn, AL

Class
2018
Position
SG
Height
6' 2"
Weight
165 lbs
School Team
National
NR
State
34

Christian Brandt, 2018 SG, Auburn: Want toughness? Look no further. Last week, Brandt broke a bone in his face in the state championship game. But that did not stop him from competing at the Elite Preview. He was unafraid to mix it up and did not hesitate in any situation. He was also one of the top shot makers at the camp. In one shooting drill, he knocked down six consecutive threes to win the drill. He also shot it well in games, proving that when left open, he is automatic from behind the three-point line. - Carter Wilson

Huntsville, AL

Class
2019
Position
SF
Height
6' 6"
Weight
180 lbs
Travel Team
National
NR
State
18

Mason Ellison, 2019 SF, Lee-Huntsville: Ellison is no stranger to the HoopSeen Preview camps, and continuously finds himself among the top performers. Ellison, per usual, was a matchup nightmare. At 6-foot-6 with a solid build, he has the ability to bully smaller guards and wings. He also has the skill set to take larger forwards off the bounce. It seemed like every time we turned around, Ellison was getting to the rim for layups and dunks. This 2019 wing will be one to watch in the spring for Division I coaches. - Carter Wilson

Madison, AL

Class
2018
Position
SG
Height
6' 4"
School Team
National
NR
State
13

Chase Fiddler, 2018 SG, Bob Jones: Fiddler had as consistent a day as anyone at camp from start to finish. The 6-foot-4 wing man played with intensity throughout the day and showed no sign of getting tired. An impressive athlete with the ability to play above the rim, Fiddler brought several ‘ooohhhs and ahhhhs’ with his high-flying acrobatics. He also found his long-range shooting touch as the day went on and was a dangerous threat from deep. With his size and athleticism, Fiddler will warrant plenty of attention from low-major programs as the travel season unfolds. - Garrett Tucker

Birmingham, AL

Class
2018
Position
SG
Height
6' 2"
Weight
175 lbs
Travel Team
National
NR
State
21

Sean Elmore, 2018 SG, Mountain Brook: There’s only one appropriate word to describe Sean Elmore: winner. The Mountain Brook junior does just about everything possible to put his team in a position to win, whether it is during high school, AAU, or a camp environment. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard did a nice job of showing his ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter, but his most impressive attribute was his defense. Elmore took the initiative and made it a point to guard the opposing team’s best player, whether it was a guard or a post player. Elmore is exactly the type of player that college coaches want on their team and he will make a difference with his motor and attitude. - Garrett Tucker


Garrett Tucker
State Editor

Garrett Tucker is a senior content producer for HoopSeen. He has been a member of HoopSeen.com since 2014. Specializing in basketball in the South, Garrett has helped grow the HoopSeen Alabama network from the ground up. He also provides stories and information from players all across the country. His GTuckerScouting recruiting service is a notorious product in the Southeast, as he has been in contact with numerous college programs across the country. You can follow Garrett on Twitter at @GTuckerHoops.

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