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 6’5 DeAngelo Elliott of Carolina Day School in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
In today’s basketball, players like Elliott are often coveted for their high-level shooting ability, which makes his lack of recruitment so unusual. He’s been the main leader for Carolina Day, setting the tone on both ends and consistently affecting all facets of the game. This season, Elliott is posting nightly averages of 20.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.2 steals while shooting an exceptional 60% from the floor and 41.2% from beyond the arc. He was also named First Team All-Conference and will be representing the West in the NC Private School All-Star Game next month. There’s very little logic to explain why Elliott doesn’t currently hold a handful of scholarship offers, but that’s likely to change over these final few months.
We’ve really enjoyed seeing Elliott with Carolina Day and Mooresville Magic, including at our Southern Jam, where we stated, “It’s still perplexing at how Elliott still doesn’t hold numerous college offers, given his intrigue and upside as a catch-and-shoot threat. Elliott has quality size and knows how to properly utilize it against smaller players. He’s still more likely to pull-up from distance than to force anything at the rim, though he has shown the ability to finish at times. Elliott is a shooter and only takes shots that are capable of falling.” Elliott has made nonstop strides in developing his offensive arsenal and now poses much more than just a spot-up threat. He can reliably create within two to three dribbles and is capable of mixing it up quite regularly on offense. That being said, Elliott has all the tools and makings of a prospect that will absolutely contribute at the next level, regardless of where he goes. College coaches need to take a harder look at the two-way wing with size and excellent shooting chops.
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