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ELITE 75 REVIEW – PART III (NY LIGHTNING TRIO PARTICIPATE)
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By Brian Bosworth, National Recruiting Analyst
While the Elite 75 is only for New England talent, three members of the NY Lightning who have been playing for high school teams in Connecticut received an invite. Kuran Iverson (2013 G/F), Jason Boswell (2013 G/F) and Dayshon Smith (2013 PG) all made the trip to Lowell and all three had impressive performances on the court during Friday’s camp.
Kuran Iverson – Iverson has been making strides all spring and continued his upward progression with another impressive day at Elite 75. I would expect high majors from all over who may have backed off on Iverson to take another look in July after his dominant spring. The NBA-level talent is undeniable in the 6-foot-8 forward who attends Northwest Catholic in Hartford (CT) and if he can follow up his spring with a consistent summer, he’ll be one major step closer to realizing his massive potential.
Jason Boswell – Boswell used his elite size at the wing (6-foot-7, 185 pounds) to see over defenders and make plays for others. Recruitment wise, nothing has changed since we spoke at the Rumble in the Bronx and he is also still undecided on his high school destination for next year after spending last season at Trinity Catholic HS in Stamford (CT). Boswell told NBE at the Rumble in the Bronx he holds offers from Providence, Miami, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh and Seton Hall. NBE will remain in contact with Boswell as he makes his decision on where to play basketball for his immediate and long-term future. He is not focusing as much on his college recruitment right now but after the AAU season will begin taking a closer look at how things stand.
Dayshon Smith – While it’s the first two names here with the significant high major interest, Smith was once again the most effective in the gym. The 6-foot-1 point guard who attends Putnam (CT) Science Academy has been terrific every time I’ve seen him this spring and Friday was no different. College coaches on the mid-major level have been all over Smith as he’s been in contact with Tulsa, Canisius, Quinnipiac, Fordham, Duquesne, Richmond, UMass, St. Bonaventure, Dayton and Drexel. Providence and DePaul are the only two high majors to call Smith so far from his recollection on Friday but others should really start to take notice. He’s a guy I’ve been writing about at every stop this spring because his consistent high level of play has forced it. He’s convinced me that he can be a successful high major point guard and college coaches should come to the same conclusion if they take a look in July. Smith will be playing in the Nike Skills Camp in Washington, DC from July 11-15th and will then join his Lightning team for Peach State and Live in AC tournaments. NBE will plan to catch up with Smith in Atlantic City towards the end of July when he can update us on which coaches have taken notice throughout the month.