The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’1 Devin Elliott of Carolina Day School in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
There’s so much to like with the Elliott brothers, especially considering how seamlessly their skillsets complement one another. The point guard has been terrific throughout the current season, posting nightly averages of 15.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.3 steals while shooting an impressive 51% from the floor and 40% from beyond the arc. That being said, he doesn’t seem to get the appropriate attention for his leadership and ability to elevate his game in the big moments. Elliott was also named First Team All-Conference and should start becoming a late-season priority for college coaches.
We’ve seen Elliott multiple times this season with his high school squad, but after our Champion Showcase we stated, “There weren’t many games with more excitement than Devin Elliott’s first showing of the weekend, where he was one of the most intriguing prospects on the floor. Though somewhat undersized, Elliot is a terrific two-way guard with incredibly quick hands and feet. Offensively, he’s at his best when spotting up, but can also shift to an on-ball role, where he knows how to effectively beat opponents off the dribble at will. His three-point shooting cannot be overstated, as it was one of the Magic’s secret weapons throughout the weekend. He displays solid vision and a willingness to make plays for others. Elliot forces turnovers at a strong rate and has potential to continue improving on defense, which is a huge reason why every D2 program should be interested.” There are some concerns about his ability to succeed at the Division I level, but there is simply no justifiable reason that D2 and D3 programs aren’t laying the groundwork here. Elliott has proven himself time and again against quality competition, so college coaches should take a longer look at the two-way point guard.
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