Best of The Elite Preview: Class of 2016

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The class of 2016 is loaded in the state of Georgia and some of the state's best sophomores proved themselves as the best of the best in the Peach State. Here are our picks for the top class of 2016 performers from The Elite Preview.

 

Precious Ayah, Greenforest Christian - There may not have been a better rebounder at the camp on Saturday than the motor man. Ayah stepped right into the competition and owned his role as a glass cleaner. Defensively, he was the first player back on defense and chased down balls on the break. Ayah blocked shots, hustled with purpose and continues to separate himself in the relatively thin big men class of 2016 in Georgia. - JY

Ronald Bell, North Atlanta – The epitome of high-energy this was one of the players in camp who had that motor rolling. This 6-foot-5 wing raced up and down the floor looking to finish everything. He has a good knack at getting to the basketball and absorbs contact with the best of them. - RA

Jordan Harris, Seminole County- When it comes to scoring, Harris is one of the better guys in camp. He has a natural nose for the rim and the size and athleticism to make it difficult for the opposition to stop him. It just comes easy for the South Georgia prospect. While still raw, there are things to get excited about looking ahead to the future. - JY
Jailyn Ingram, Morgan County- Meet one of Georgia's most versatile players. The AAA state champ is a nice combination of scoring, rebounding, passing, defense and athleticism. He's a match-up problem both inside and out. Ingram was steady across the board all day long at camp and enters the spring as one of the best players in Georgia's 2016 class. He's riding a nice basketball high right now and doesn't appear to be letting up. - JY

Chris Lewis, Milton – In an era where post players shy away from challenging shots, this 6-foot-8 youngster takes on all comers. Lewis was a rejection machine blocking shot after shot. When he wasn’t blocking shots, he forced players to change them. This has become a lost art in basketball today on the defensive end with post players and it looks like Lewis has plans on revitalizing them in the coming years. - RA

Kobi Simmons, St. Francis - Coming to camp a week after winning the Class A Private state championship, Simmons performed very well in the game setting at The Elite Preview. He took on the challenges against other top talent in the camp. He shot the ball well, passed it well, created well and produced well. All and all, Simmons shined in the game setting and dazzled in the open forum. - JY

Avi Toomer, Grady – Growing at the point with every possession is something Toomer took advantage of over the weekend. He ran the team like a true floor leader. Toomer also changed direction and had a strong feel on how to get guys in scoring position. A year more of solid performances against the level of competition he matched up with during the Elite Preview, Toomer has a chance to make his mark. - RA

Romello White, Peachtree Ridge – If there is one player from this class that took advantage of the opportunity to propel his name onto many notepads. The 6-foot-7 was active from the moment he stepped on the floor. He utilized his athleticism to chase down rebounds out of his area, while running the floor finishing above the rim. White continues to play like this there could be some solid opportunities for him in the future. - RA

 

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