Maka Ellis is a fifth grader from the Las Vegas Elite AAU organization who told me he once dropped 44 points in one of his games. He came all the way from Nevada, Las Vegas to test his game at the Middle School Elite National Camp (MSE) held at Fordham University and organized by Jerry Love. I volunteered my time to help with the new camp, so I eagerly came with the purpose of possibly including the MSE National Camp as a selection junction for a National Rising Freshman Game. The National game is a non-MSE event although the New York Daily News mistakenly reported it as affiliated with the camp.
Top players from around the country were in attendance with top 10 eighth grader Jerron Love, top NYC freshman Isaiah Whitehead and top Long Island freshman Terry Harris as headliners. In my search I spotted a surprising eighth grader rising as a freshman whose family is NYC playground royalty at the event. Read More »