Elijah Kennedy 6’4 180 2021 Green Run High School, Virginia Beach VA / Boo Williams – Meech
Elijah has some very appealing aspects to his game that immediately draw your attention. He has good length for the shooting guard position; he can score from all levels or put it on the floor and slash to the rim in a fearless manner. He’s a crafty finisher and a very good passer.
Elijah is a silky smooth lefty who can fill it up from beyond the arc. Very difficult to contest his shot because of his length and high release. His shot mechanics are disciplined and sound. He attacks hard closeouts nicely using rangy strides attacking space and also is very good using shot fakes and dribble pull-ups. He has a quick crossover that gets defenders off balance and uses some timely change of pace action. Shows versatility as a shooter and his footwork is solid. He can beat you with a solid first step and his pull up game is really solid as he elevates nicely and shows good mechanics and consistency both off a live ball dribble move or off a rip. He creates separation nicely with a very good step-back move.
Elijah can drive to the rim in either direction displaying solid playmaking skills whether going left or right. He is a passing threat as well as a scoring threat and demonstrates good vision and the ability to deliver timely and accurate passes to cutters. He can finish around length displaying a great touch or elevate and dunk on you. An exciting offensive talent, versatile and skilled.
On the defensive end, Elijah takes advantage of his long wingspan and solid footwork to tie up opposing ball handlers. He has quick hands and can take it away from you if you get careless. Elijah earned All-State honors as a junior while helping to lead Green Run High School to the Virginia High School League Group 5 State Championship. He has offers from Southern Wesleyan and Mount Olive. Currently averaging over 19pph for Boo Williams – Meech you can expect as more coaches see him Elijah’s stock will skyrocket and draw the attention of D1 coaches as well.