Name: Adrian Elliot
High School: Pine Forest
Our first opportunity to see Adrian came during the spring when we saw him at a local NTBA tournament, he impressed us quite a bit and we had the privilege of seeing him this summer as well. He’s an under the radar prospect at this point but we fully expect him to have a big time season at Pine Forest HS and to pick up some college interest.
- Scoring– He truly has a gift for scoring the ball at a very high rate, he knocks down shots from three point land at a decent rate and is automatic from midrange. Where he really impresses at is his ability to score the ball at a high rate even when he’s having an off shooting night. He isn’t scared to go inside against bigs and draw contact to get the line or even finish thru the contact. When he gets to the line he’s pretty efficient knocking down free throws even when it’s in clutch situations.
- Speed and Quickness- Quick guards are what the coaches at the next level truly love, and he is that without a doubt. He excels when his team is playing in transition and has a quick first step that he uses to blow by defenders. Although he enjoys playing fast, he doesn’t turn the ball over at a very high rate and normally seems to be in control.
- Confidence- Adrian is one of the more confident players in the area, no matter what is going on he never loses faith in his ability to get the job done. As a coach, you love to have a player like this on your team, he doesn’t care what anybody else thinks because he believes he can get the job done against anybody.
Areas for Improvement
- Durability- As with all small guards, the question of his durability and being able to stay on the court while avoiding injuries will always come up. He missed some time during June and July due to injury but has bounced back very well in the past month since he got cleared.
- Consistency with off Hand- He can go to his left at this time but we wouldn’t necessarily say he can go to his left as good as he can with his right. Continued time working on his left hand is the key, as a smaller guard he will need to be dangerous with both hands.