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The Enforcer: A Rising Low Post Dominator

Updated: Jan 31

Eli Deem @EliDeem2030, 5'10, 125, c/o 2030 from John Adams Middle School, WV Versatile young gem that makes his living in that paint area with an array of moves and soft touch.He can dominate that postt and mid-range area with his back to the basket or off the bounce with crafty finishes. Eli can drop some nice dimes. A beast on the boards and absolute stud defensively. Natural rim protector . His sneaky speed helps on both sides of the ball. 

Last season in 5th grade Eli averaged 17.6 points, while shooting 62%. Added 8.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game in only about 15.5 minutes per game.(2.5 quarters).In the AAU season playing for Team Hustle WV Eli averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. His favorite accomplishment was beating their rivals by 20+ points. Eli's biggest improvement has been his ball handling and body language/attitude. Eli set an incredible goal to be able to play varsity by the time he wins the  county championship. Right now Eli is averaging 15.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 5.4 steals and 1.4 blocks. in the last five games. That sneaky speed set him apart from most his size.With a ton of heart , hustle and skill level Eli is dreaming D1 someday but would consider a difference as long as he can continue to play the game he loves. 

My assessment is that Eli is a very talented young gem polished enough to dominate kids his age with a high ceiling and as he continues to work and perfect his craft he could be really special knowing defense wins games. Eli has already proven he excels in that.  He plays with a ton of energy and grit . And with a lot of years of growing to go if he maintains and elevates the skills he already has, look out by high school and beyond. Already trending towards  a double-double average , who knows how high he will fly. My advice is get on this train now and buckle up. It's gonna be a fun ride. Stay tuned.


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