2022/2023 Elite Preview Team 3 Evaluations
The 2022/2023 Elite Preview camp was loaded with great young talent from all parts of the Southeast. We dive deep into each team from the invite-only camp held at Suwanee Sports Academy. It’s time to dive deep into Team 3.
Jalen Boston, Heritage, 6-4, SG/SF, 2022: The big wing rebounded the ball very well and made things difficult for smaller and not as strong players at his position. He used his frame and power to power through the defense and finish in the paint. He has a consistent three-point shot.
Chase Clemmons, Mount Vernon, 5-11, PG, 2023: One of the best point guards in the camp, Clemmons showed some maturity and smarts on the court with his play. He is slithery and got into the paint with his keen ball-handling skill. He makes tough finishes at the rim and explosive off the bounce. More prone to score first, Clemmons was good in the pick and roll and setting up teammates off of ball screens. He moves well without the ball to free himself up for buckets. His go to shot is a pull-up off the dribble beyond the three-point line.
Seth Fitzgerald, Milton SF 6’3 2023: A smart player who was an understated producer. He showed his best value in this setting as a guy who was willing to guard multiple positions. There were multiple blocked shots and was actively involved in every possession. He was one of the best defensive stoppers that we saw on Sunday. When he ran the floor, he was rewarded with easy dunks and layups.
Parrish Johnson, Decatur, 6-4, G, 2023: The long combo guard understands good shot selection and showed that he can score from all three levels. He finished in the lane and scored through contact. He's a good driver and passer to the wing. He showed that he can be counted upon for hitting open three-pointers. Johnson was good in pick and roll action and created his own shot and made good reads. Defensively, he can guard multiple positions because of his lateral quickness.
Justin Lloyd, Aquinas, 5-10, PG, 2023: Lloyd tore up the net from three-point and mid-range. He was one of the best shooters in the camp. Lloyd showed that can really go on defense as an on the ball defender. He was always jumping into the passing lanes for steals and disrupting the action for the opposing team.
Chi Shannon, McEachern, 6-4, SG/SF, 2023: An athletic slashing three man who dominates the glass on both ends of the court, Shannon is always an impressive athletic prospect to watch in action. He has a quick second jump and used that well to block shots and grab boards. Shannon is a strong finisher above the rim and showed that he can make shots from the perimeter with reasonable accuracy. We liked his ability to guard multiple positions with speed, length and strength.
Cristian Willis, McEachern, 6-0, CG, 2022: A shotmaking combo guard with good range in the midrange and three-point levels. Willis impressed with his ability to never take a play off and defended very well with his length. He created deflections and closed out well on shooters. He is a great rebounding guard who excels in starting the break. He was always causing havoc for defenders to guard in transition. Willis passes the ball exceptionally well.