Here is part 2 of The Elite60 Camp Standouts… Dominion Whitaker (6’/SF/’28/Atlanta, GA) Instagram: Dominion_Whitaker Dominion Whitaker has controlled chaos on the basketball court. The stocky wing prospect is wired to get downhill and finish over or through help defenders. He…
Here is part 2 of The Elite60 Camp Standouts…
Dominion Whitaker (6’/SF/’28/Atlanta, GA)
Dominion Whitaker has controlled chaos on the basketball court. The stocky wing prospect is wired to get downhill and finish over or through help defenders. He exhibits creativity in his finishes and lives in the paint due to his combination of slippery handles, well-built frame, and ability to split double teams. There is legitimate playmaking potential to be tapped into over the next few years. His physical tools naturally translate to the defensive end, where he uses his physicality to force turnovers. Dominion has all the natural tools to be a dominant force at the high school level for years to come.
Pierce Strom (5’7/CG/’28/Alpharetta, GA)
Pierce is as impressive of a middle school shooter as you will find. The consistency stands out the most when evaluating the young shooting guard. It’s obvious that he has been well-coached as he does the little things that allow a knockdown shooter to thrive. He knows how to space effectively in transition and in a half-court setting. He catches ready to shoot at all times. He’s more than just a shooter, as he knows when to keep the ball moving, and he does a good job using a very crafty pump fake that helps him to get into the teeth of the defense. Pierce could contribute on a lot of varsity teams right now based simply on his knockdown shooting ability.
Joshua “Yoda” McGill (5’6/C/’29/Chattanooga, TN)
Joshua “Yoda” McGill is a bundle of energy at all times. The 7th grader is most impressive on the defensive end, where he hounds opposing ballhandlers the entire length of the court. Joshua is small in stature but not in heart; Yoda, as he is often called, plays every possession and doesn’t stand still for a second. He dove for countless loose balls and is willing to put his body on the line to draw charges. He has top-end speed that translates to both ends. On the offensive end, he is a pass-first point guard who lives in the paint. He does a great job of collapsing the defensive and making sound reads. Yoda is the type of player that other talented prospects absolutely love to play with.
Cayden Freeman (5’10/F/’28/Sharpsburg, GA)
Cayden’s game screams versatility. He is a true positionless two-way player who is just as comfortable guarding in the post as he is operating out of the pick-and-roll. The long lefty simply makes winning plays. I was impressed with his relentless motor on the defensive end, which led to plenty of forced turnovers. Cayden knows what to do with the ball in transition, where he does an excellent job putting pressure on the heart of the defense. A tight handle will allow Cayden to be used in many unique roles as he continues to grow and develop his skills.
Joshua Sanders (6’6/PF/’29/Warner Robins, GA)
Joshua is oozing with raw potential. He has all the physical tools to be a highly recruitable prospect in the near future. The stretch big has arms that seemingly never end, allowing him to alter nearly every shot that ventures into the paint. He is very nimble for his size, which allows him to switch to quicker players on the perimeter. Versatile defenders like Joshua are hard to come by, so any offensive production he provides is an added bonus. Joshua is extremely young and has as much upside as anyone in the 2029 class.
Khalil Luster (6’5/PF/’28/Carters Branch, MS)
Khalil is a player who has transformed his body over the last year, and his game has shown drastic improvement as a result. The skilled big has a tremendous feel for the game and operates best as a hub out of the high post. He is more than capable of surveying a defense and reacting accordingly. Khalil has range past the 3pt line, providing immense value as a stretch big. He has also shown the ability to catch it on the block and go to work in an efficient manner. Overall, Khalil plays a very entertaining brand of basketball that I am interested in watching over the next few years.