There were many talented young prospects on hand at Saturday’s Elite Basketball Showcase in Belleville, IL. And at the end of every showcase event, it is customary to name my own starting five from the camp. With that it mind,…
There were many talented young prospects on hand at Saturday’s Elite Basketball Showcase in Belleville, IL. And at the end of every showcase event, it is customary to name my own starting five from the camp.
With that it mind, here is Earl’s Starting Five from the Elite Basketball Showcase:
PG- Jobe Bryant Jobe Bryant 6'0" | PG Park Hills Central | 2024 State MO 5’11 Park Hills Central: The 2024 point guard was outstanding as he was able to control the action with his passing and scoring. His elite passing skills were on display as he dropped dimes from all kinds of different angles. He was also scoring at a high rate as he used his strength and variety of creative escape moves to break off defenders in the lane. He was also getting busy on the defensive end.
G- Luke Walsh 5’10 Vianney: The 2025 guard was easily the most impressive perimeter shooter in the event. He was stringing 3-pointers together in multiple games and he had folks oohing and aahing. His range and quick release were on point. He was also displaying some nice moves to the basket when defenders came out to challenge him.
G- Travis Green Ill 6’2 Whitfield: The 2024 wing was a force at both ends of the court. He’s simply too string for most guard when he wanted to get downhill on the dribble. It usually ended up in a bucket or a foul. He was also hitting some perimeter jumpers, which makes him even more difficult to guard. His effort on the other end was also excellent as he earned Defensive Player of the Camp honors.
F- Jadis Jones Jadis Jones 6'5" | SF New Madrid Central | 2024 State #268 Nation MO 6’5 New Madrid Central: The 2024 forward showcased his multi-faceted game. The big lefty is a powerhouse performer in the low post who can score inside and dominate the offensive boards. He’s quite capable with the ball in his hands as a player and decision maker. He picked up a Division I offer from SEMO last week.
F- Holden Souter Holden Souter 6'6" | PF Whitfield | 2024 State MO 6’6 Whitfield: The 2024 forward was putting in work in several areas of the floor. The big lefty had tough moves and good footwork in the paint along with and excellent jump hook. His passing skills were nice and he could stretch the defense with his 3-point shooting.