Colorado Elite Camp top prospects
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 00:06 Written by Van Coleman
The third annual Colorado Elite Camp was a tremendous success. Congratulations to Josh Scott (6'10" P Lewis-Palmer HS 2012) for being named the Top Upperclassmen in the event and Dominique Collier (6'1" PG Denver East HS 2014) for being named the Top Underclassmen in the event. Both players are outstanding nationally ranked prospects who are extremely talented. Joining them on the All Event Team, amongst others, was nationally ranked junior Jordan Scott (6'6" SF Lewis-Palmer HS 2013), who is also a great looking prospect in his own right.
ALL EVENT TEAM
NAME HEIGHT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS
Josh Scott 6'10" Lewis-Palmer 2012 (pictured right)
Cody Heimann 6'4" Niwot 2012
Henry Sebesta 6'5" Niwot 2012
Taylor Kloepfer 6'6" Niwot 2012
Jordan Scott 6'6" Lewis-Palmer 2013
Zach Rusk 6'3" ThunderRidge 2013
Alex Terpstra 6'4" Denver Christian 2013
Dezmond James 6'3" Ponderosa 2013
Mitch Carter 6'4" Mountain Vista 2013
Andreas Malstroum 6'2" Littleton 2013
Ashton Malstroum 6'2" Littleton 2013
Daniel Meyer 6'7" Central Catholic (MT) 2013
Dominique Collier 6'1" Denver East 2014
Ben Beauchamp 6'3" Monarch 2014
Chris Moody 6'5" Chaparral 2015
Brian Carey 5'8" Denver East 2015
Vaughn Samson 6'2" Regis 2015
CLASS OF 2012 (SENIORS)
The Class of 2012 in Colorado is very deep and has a ton of talent and that was evident in the event. The camp was led by Josh Scott (6’10” P Lewis-Palmer HS 2012), who was named the Top Upperclassmen in the event. The Colorado commit was the top player in the entire camp and is the top player in the state, regardless of class. He’s very tough to stop as he finishes very well with both hands through contact and also continues to develop his ability to attack the rim off the dribble. He also runs the floor extremely well and has a wonderful understanding of how to best utilize his abilities to be effective. Scott is the clear front runner to be named Mr. Basketball this season and has all the makings of a future pro providing he continues to improve once he arrives on campus in Boulder next season.
Three other seniors made the All Event Team and they all attend the same high school. Cody Heimann (6’4” SG Niwot HS 2012) is a smooth, athletic wing with a ton of upside who attacks the rim well and is a great defender. He also has improved his jump shot quite a bit and is very high academic. Henry Sebesta (6’5” SF Niwot HS 2012) is a high energy mid-sized player who finishes well inside and attacks the rim very hard. Taylor Kloepfer (6’6” CF Niwot HS 2012) will team with Heimann and Sebesta to make a very good trio for Niwot this season. He is a long forward who can play a variety of positions and finishes well around the rim. Some added strength will help him turn into a solid college prospect.
A few other seniors made nice showings in the event and would have made the All Event Team if they were able to attend the entire camp. This group was led by Jalen Little (5’10” PG Sierra HS 2012). He is a smooth point guard who does everything his team needs to win games and has a knack for getting his teammates involved. Brandon Applehans (5’10” PG Standley Lake HS 2012) also made a nice showing in the event. He’s a talented natural scorer who has committed to U.C.C.S. and should have a huge senior season.
CLASS OF 2013 (JUNIORS)
The class of 2013 was outstanding in the event. They were led by nationally ranked Jordan Scott (6’6” SF Lewis-Palmer HS 2013). He played extremely well throughout the event and has grown and developed since the summer. Scott is a big wing with a thick frame who plays hard on both ends of the floor and is one of the best defenders in the country. He scores very well attacking the rim and intransition and also shoots the ball well beyond the stripe. He is a high major prospect who should only get better.
Zach Rusk (6’3” SG ThunderRidge HS 2013) also played very well in the event and gave Jordan Scott a run for his money for the top junior in the event. He’s a very aggressive wing who gets to the rim with a quick first step and finishes very well in traffic. He also shoots the ball well, especially from mid-range.
Alex Terpstra (6’4” SG Denver Christian HS 2013) is a long wing who shoots the ball extremely well from all levels and should be one of the best players in 2A this season. Dezmond James (6’3” SG Ponderosa HS 2013) is a strong guard who has a quick first step and gets to the rim very well. He should have a huge junior season at his new high school. Mitch Carter (6’4” SF Mountain Vista HS 2013) finishes well at the rim and plays extremely hard and has improved his jump shot quite a bit this fall. He should be one of the top junior scorers in the state this season. Two twins also made the All Event Team; Andreas Malstrom (6’2” SG Littleton HS 2013) and Ashton Malstrom (6’2” SG Littleton HS 2013). They both are very good shooters with scorers mentalities who can put up a lot of points in a hurry.
The final junior to make the All Event Team was Daniel Meyer (6’7” CF Central Catholic, MT HS 2013). He had a breakout
performance in the event and has a lot of upside. He is very active around the rim and has a nice first step that he uses to beat defenders to the rim from the high post and short corner.
Other juniors who played well but didn’t quite make the All Event Team include Nick Giordano (6’1” SG Littleton HS 2013), Jonathan Parker (6’3” SG Discovery Canyon HS 2012), Justin Smith (6’6” SF Lewis-Palmer HS 2013) and Tyler Owens (6’1” PG Lewis-Palmer HS 2013).
CLASS OF 2014 (SOPHOMORES)
The Class of 2014 in Colorado is extremely talented and that talent really showed in the event. Two sophomores made the All Event Team and there would have been a few more if they were able to attend the entire event.
Dominique Collier (6’1” PG Denver East HS 2014) was terrific in the event and was named Most Outstanding Underclassmen. He
is a slick point guard who can get the rim any time he wants and does a great job of creating shots for himself and his teammates. He is also an aggressive defender who creates a lot of He is an elite high major prospect who is one of the most highly regarded players to come out of Colorado in quite some time. He has a great chance to be named 5A Mr. Basketball as a sophomore this season and has a very bright future ahead of him.
The other sophomore to make the All Event Team was Ben Beauchamp (6’3” PG Monarch HS 2014). He is heady point guard with great size for his position. He sees the floor very well and uses his length to be a solid defender. Some added strength will help him become a very nice looking prospect.
A few other sophomores played very well in the event and would have made the All Event Team if they were able to attend the entire camp. These players are Chase Foster (6’5” SG Valor Christian HS 2014), Tyree Robinson (6’6” CF Denver East HS 2014) and J.J. Griffin (6’3” SG Denver East HS 2014). In addition, Chances Matlock (6’3” SF Falcon HS 2014) and J.J. Cates (5’10” PG Mesa Ridge HS 2014) also played well in the event but didn’t quite make the All Event Team.
CLASS OF 2015 (FRESHMEN)
There were a few very talented freshmen who made the All Event Team. This group was led by Chris Moody (6’5” CF Chaparral HS
2015). He’s a very skilled player with a ton of upside. He shoots the ball well and is a great rebounder on both ends of the floor. If he continues to grow, the sky is the limit. Brian Carey (5’8” PG Denver East HS 2015) is a slick lead guard who handles the ball well and likes to push the tempo. He is also a talented scorer and natural leader. Vaughn Samson (6’2” SG Regis HS 2015) is a talented wing with tons of upside. He shoots the ball well and uses strong moves off the dribble to get to the rim and score in traffic. He should continue to grow and turn into a very nice college prospect in the future.
A few other freshmen who played well in the event but didn’t quite make the All Event Team include Chase Coon (6’1” SG Chaparral HS 2015) and Rory Gishwaller (6’1” SG Arvada West HS 2015).
LEADING SCORERS – ENTIRE CAMP
NAME HEIGHT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS AVERAGE
Josh Scott 6'10" Lewis-Palmer 2012 23.8
Alex Terpstra 6'4" Denver Christian 2013 14.3
Zach Rusk 6'3" ThunderRidge 2013 13.5
Cody Heimann 6'4" Niwot 2012 13.3
Dominique Collier 6'1" Denver East 2014 13.3
Jordan Scott 6'6" Lewis-Palmer 2013 13.0
Chris Moody 6'5" Chaparral 2015 13.0
Mitch Carter 6'4" Mountain Vista 2013 12.5
Dezmond James 6'3" Ponderosa 2013 12.0
Henry Sebesta 6'5" Niwot 2012 11.8
We'd like to thank David Matthews for his coverage of this solid Rocky Mountain area event that was sponsored by the Colorado Chaos basketball club. It definitely features many of the top prospects in the Rocky Mountain State. This weekend we will continue our event coverage with the Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp from Thorofare, NJ. Sty tuned for that coverage, right here at Hot100Hoops.com.