Notable Performances of the 2024 G-League Elite Camp, and Our Picks for the 2024 G-League Elite Camp Teams

May 13th, 2024

By Alan Lu

Yesterday, the 2024 G-League Elite Camp concluded as four scrimmage games had played in total, and they ended up inviting five players to the 2024 NBA Draft Combine. Here is a brief recap on how those games went, who made our G-League Elite Camp first and second teams, and who the NBA invited to their draft combine.

West Virginia’s 6-11 center Jesse Edwards from the Netherlands impressed by turning in strong performances that helped earn him a combine invite this ear. (Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images, via Fansided’s A West Virginia Mountaineers Fan Site)

Game 1: Team One Defeats Team 2, 93-83

For the winning team, Boogie Ellis scored 23 points on 7 of 12 shooting, as he made a couple of threes, seven of his eight free throws, and he had 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals, as he thoroughly impressed people with his strong play to help his team get the win. Jesse Edwards scored 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting, and had 7 rebounds and 1 block. Jaedon Ledee scored 14 points and had 6 rebounds.

For Team Two, Allen Flanigan scored 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting, made one three, and had 2 rebounds and 2 assists in his team’s loss. Garwey Dual scored 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting, as he also had 3 assists and 4 steals. Enrique Freeman had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Zyon Pullin scored 11 points and made 7 of his 8 free throws, and had 4 assists and 3 rebounds, but shot just 2 of 10 from the field.

Game 2: Team Three Defeats Team Four, 103-98

For the winning team, Keion Brooks scored 14 points on 5 of 6 shooting, as he made both of his threes in a shade under 14 minutes, and he was a scoring machine when he was on the floor. Baye Ndongo scored 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting, as he had 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 blocks, and 3 steals in this game. Adama Bal scored 11 points, made 3 threes, and hauled in 8 rebounds. Arthur Kaluma scored 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting, had 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Judah Mintz scored 13 points, as he dished out 8 assists, made 2 threes, and he also had 2 steals and 1 block. Jaelen House scored 12 points on 6 of 8 shooting, as he also dished out 4 assists. Matthew Murrell scored 10 points on 3 of 5 shooting, made 2 threes, and he also dished out 3 assists.

For Team Four, Aaron Estrada scored 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting, made 2 threes, and dished out 4 assists. Clarence Daniels scored 12 points and made 3 threes in this game. Tristan Enaruna and Isaac Jones scored 11 points apiece, and Jones grabbed 7 rebounds in this game. Walter Clayton Jr. scored 14 points on 5 of 13 shooting, and had 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block in this game.

Game 3: Team Two Defeats Team Three, 90-78

For the winning team, Enrique Freeman scored 16 points, made 2 threes, and he had 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in this game. Malique Lewis scored 10 points on 3 of 7 shooting, made his lone three-point attempt, and had 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks, and was a +14 in this game. Babacar Sane scored 14 points on 7 of 9 shooting, and had 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block, but committed 6 turnovers. Blake Hinson scored 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting, made 2 of 9 threes, and had 6 rebounds and 2 assists.

For Team Three, Jaelen House scored 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting, and had 3 assists and 1 block in this game.

Game 4: Team One defeats Team Four, 110-99

For the winning team, Emanuel Miller scored 15 points, had 7 rebounds, and was a +10. Taran Armstrong scored 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting, made 2 threes, and had 4 assists and 3 rebounds, and was a +24. Nae’Qwan Tomlin scored 16 points on 7 of 12 shooting, made a three-pointer, and hauled in 4 rebounds. Wooga Poplar scored 18 points in this game. Jesse Edwards scored 8 points, had 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, and was a +21 in this game. Thierry Darlan scored 9 points on 4 of 6 shooting, and had 4 assists and 4 rebounds in this game.

For Team Four, Isaac Jones scored 22 points on 8 of 9 shooting, and he also had 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 2 assists. Mantas Rubstavicius scored 11 points on 3 of 6 shooting, made 3 threes, and had 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Aaron Estrada dished out 10 assists, but scored just 4 points in this game. Walter Clayton Jr. scored 17 points on 5 of 10 shooting, made 3 threes, and had 4 rebounds, but did not pick up an assist in this game.

Our Picks for the 2024 G-League Elite Camp 1st Team:

C Jesse Edwards, Team One (Our Pick for MVP)
F Isaac Jones, Team Four
F Enrique Freeman, Team Two
G Jaelen House, Team Three
G Aaron Estrada, Team Four

Jesse Edwards averaged 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game while making 64.3% from the field in the two scrimmage games that he played for Team One, and he helped them win both of the games, as Team One was the only team to win both games here. In addition, he led all players with a combined +38 in the two games he played here. As he was also consistently productive on the best team here, that would make him our MVP pick for this camp.

Isaac Jones averaged 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 2.0 assists per game while making 66.7% from the field, as well as having made one three-pointer in two scrimmage games here. His superb performances in both of the games enabled him to be one of the best players at this event.

Enrique Freeman played very well in both of the games here, and he even showed some rare three-point shooting prowess in the second scrimmage game that he played at this event. Freeman averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, and he also made 56% from the field while showing a developing outside shot at this event.

Aaron Estrada was consistently solid both of the games, and he averaged 10.0 points, 7.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game, and he made 60% from the field, and 50% of his three-pointers in the two scrimmage games. He showed that he can score and distribute the basketball, and he also dished out ten assists in the second game that he played in.

Jaelen House averaged 14.5 points per game on 68.4% from the field, and he also dished out 3.5 assists per game in the two scrimmage games he played at this event. He didn’t make a three-pointer in either of the two games, but his superb shot making and solid decision-making prowess stood out in the two games.

Our Picks for the 2024 G-League Elite Camp 2nd Team:

C Baye Ndongo, Team Three
F Nae’Qwan Tomlin, Team One
F Keion Brooks, Team Three
G Walter Clayton Jr., Team Four
G Boogie Ellis, Team One

Baye Ndongo had a dominant first game, and the 6-9 Senegalese forward showed off a lot of skills to help his team win their first game here. He didn’t quite shoot as well from the field overall, but he was a stat stuffer, as he averaged 9.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 3.0 steals, and 2.5 steals per game in both of the scrimmage games.

Keion Brooks scored 14 points in a shade under 14 minutes in the first game, and he averaged 10.0 points per game while making 46% from the field and 50% of his threes in the two scrimmage games that he played at this event. He didn’t play nearly as well in the second game, but he showed that he packed a huge scoring punch in the first game.

Boogie Ellis had his best performance in the first game of this event, and while he didn’t play nearly as well in the second game, his dominant play in the first game made a convincing case here. He averaged 11.5 points per game, 3.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game, and he was only one of two players that managed to score over 20 points in a game at this event.

Walter Clayton Jr. played well in both of the games, and he averaged 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game while making 48% from the field, 36% of his threes, and 100% of his free throws, but he averaged just 1.5 assists per game despite being a 6-2 guard.

Nae’Qwan Tomlin was consistently solid in both of the games, and the 6-10 forward averaged 11.0 points per game and made 56% from the field in the two games that he played at this event. He also impacted winning in a positive way, as he helped his team win both of the games at this event.

Honorable Mention:
F Jaedon Ledee, Team One, F Emanuel Miller, Team One, F Adama Bal, Team Three, G Zyon Pullin, Team Two, G Taran Armstrong, Team One, F Isaiah Crawford, Team Four, F Thierry Darlan, Team One, F Allen Flanigan, Team Two, G Garwey Dual, Team Two, G Judah Mintz, Team Three

Also, here is who the NBA chose to attend the 2024 NBA Draft Combine, as they invited West Virginia’s Jesse Edwards, USC’s Boogie Ellis, Akron’s Enrique Freeman, Washington State’s Isaac Jones, and Memphis’ Nae’Qwan Tomlin.

Jesse Edwards, Boogie Ellis, Enrique Freeman, Isaac Jones, and Nae’Qwan Tomlin got the call-up to play at the 2024 NBA Draft Combine after impressing NBA scouts and teams recently.
(Source:
Twitter/@nbagleague)

Those are my thoughts on how the camp went, based on looking at all of the statistics available. Also, for those that want to know about the box scores, DraftExpress has the tweets where you can find them. Thanks for reading.

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