This will be a series of scouting reports of the TOP PROSPECTS released by Junior National Scout Nik Zefi from the Junior Showcase that took place at Upper Canada College on May 13-14th 2017. Stay tuned on Showcase.NorthPoleHoops.com as we announce upcoming Junior camps in London, Durham region and Hamilton.
Elijah Fisher (2023) – Wing – Toronto – Grassroots Canada
Coming into the Junior NPH Showcase ranked as the #1 2023 in North America; Fisher showed what all scouts are raving about South of the border.
An absolute beast in the open court, at this age Fisher is overwhelming, graceful, and dominant in transition. He is able to easily go coast-to-coast and finish powerfully, even attempting to dunk on as many as three players underneath the rim in a scrimmage.
Build like a track star, Fisher is rarely out of control on the fast break, and often creates opportunities for himself by grabbing the rebound and simply going. Fishers defense is also elite as anyone at camp who tried to beat him one on one quickly got their shot gobbled up as he pinned players on multiple occasions.
Elijah is a leader that brings his teammates up, and always accepts a challenge. As he continues to work on his shooting and overall play making, he will elevate his game…Fisher was the best long-term prospect that attended the Junior Showcase.
Noah Ngamba (2022) – Forward – Vaughan – Vaughan Panthers
Noah Ngamba was the most complete prospect at camp being able to demonstrate many aspects of the game. He has a knack of consistently being under control and make plays by seeing the floor.
At 6’2, with a solid stature, Ngamba also has incredible touch, boasting the best shooting stroke in the gym as his mechanics and arch were bar none. His ability to hit three pointers both off the catch, bounce, and with his back to the basket was extremely impressive.
With age will come more athleticism, and with Noah’s focus and work ethic (recently losing 15 pounds in one month for the spring season) the road is bright heading into HS.
Rory Stewart (2022) – Centre – Toronto – Grassroots Canada
Six-foot-six inch centre, Stewart is a very high IQ player on the basketball court. Dissecting the right time and place to be in order to help his efficiency, here is a player that understands how to run the floor, set screens, and exactly when a cut is necessary after a pick.
Stewart also has a very good stroke, especially from the short corners and is extending to the three-point arc. Stewart’s body type resembled another Showcase Alum in Christian David with high shoulders and a narrow midsection.
As Stewart improves his all around dribbling, strength and comfort on the perimeter he will be a treat to watch next year at St. Michael College.
Vytas Nausedas (2023) – Forward – Mississauga – Toronto City Elite
Heart & Hustle Award
Coming at you like a bull at a china shop, Vytas Nausedas had the highest motor at the Junior Showcase. Relentless on the boards, Vytas was able to grab both offensive and defensive rebounds cashing them in for put backs.
He also has developed a very consistent back to the basket game, Not afraid to mix it up, Nausedas is a tough customer that will do what it takes to win. With a great attitude, and selfless style of play, as Vytas continues to sharpen his skills next year might be a break out for this one.
Cameron Harris (2022) – Forward – Mississauga – GTA Prep
Heart and Hustle Award
In his second showcase, Harris arrived a much slimmer and mobile player. With a deadly spin move, Harris played very well in transition, finished in the paint, and also hit the corner three with some regularity.
Harris showed good speed and footwork for his size and that was with or without the ball. Cameron has good hands and motor on the rebounding end of the ball. Transitioning into a more perimeter oriented player Harris will become more comfortable with his court vision, playmaking and perimeter defense.