There are plenty of prospects still to be found in the Class of 2023, and one is now back on the market after a recent announcement. 2023 6’8 Elijah Strong recently announced that he would be reopening his recruitment and decommitting from Wofford, and he should be a prospect for many programs to check out. 

Now back on the market, Strong is a prospect that has good size and frame, plays strong and physical down in the post, but also has the ability to stretch the floor with his ability to knock down shots. Watching him recently at the Carmel MLK Showcase, Strong continues to show how much he battles on the court. He plays with poise and has the ability to overpower opponents with his skillset, his frame, and his ability to impact in an array of ways.

Now back on the market, here is more of what Phenom Hoops has said about the senior’s game.

What Has Been Said:

Elijah Strong is a 6’8” power forward going into his senior season at Myers Park High School. He’s a very strong post player and plays great, physical defense. He displays elegant post moves and fights to get every rebound and both sides of the ball. He also has great court vision and passing ability, he effortlessly finds open teammates and makes difficult passes.”

“From watching when he was just a freshman to where he is today, one can see that Strong has really put in the work to impact the game in a variety of ways.  He continues to get stronger and really can create a tough matchup offensively. With his mid-range game, ability to knock down the three, and his physical frame to get on the boards.”

“We’ve seen different variations of sturdy, skilled post prospects emerge from Charlotte, and Strong appears to be the next in line. It’s easy to see his status as the clear leader of Myers Park, both by watching and looking at his nightly per-game averages. He leads the Mustangs in three of five major statistical categories, and has definitely been among the top reasons for their on-court success. Strong can knock down jumpers from midrange or beyond the arc, but is arguably at his best when operating around the basket. He finishes well out of the post, and can make timely passes to cutting teammates if necessary.”

“Strong certainly fit his name… he had strong performances and really opened more eyes to how effective he can be on the floor as a forward. The 6’8 prospect displayed an incredible skillset and comfort in being a true down low presence, showing terrific footwork and feel with his back to the basket and finding ways to get around defenders with touch.  But what makes him tough on the floor is his feel along the perimeter and his ability to pick and pop, showing his range.  He gave us a little bit of all, going for 20pts/8rebs in Game 1 and 21pts/13rebs in Game 2.”