The names of New York point guards are a who’s who of basketball. Anderson, Marbury and Telfair are all recognizable legends both in gyms and on play grounds in inner city New York. Looking to make a name for himself is Bishop Loughlin product Elisha Boone.
2014 Elisha Boone has one offer at the present time.
The 6-foot-3 rising junior talked about his game and what makes him a solid point guard.
“My vision, I see the floor extremely well,” Boone said. “I am very athletic, I am quick, I can shoot from deep but my main thing is I am a great transition players. If I can get the ball off an outlet I can make plays to get others the ball or score myself.”
There are still areas of Boone’s game that he continues to work on in order to reach the level of those that have come before him.
“I have worked on my handles but still have to work on that,” he said. “It will come in time with me working on that. Then the next step is pacing myself and getting my pull up jump shot, I have to get that down to perfection because I will need that for college. I have to make sure that pull up jumper is good.”
Recruiting is starting to pick up for Boone. He recently picked up his first offer and has started to gain more interest from high major programs.
“I got my first offer from Drexel not too long ago,” he said. “I am starting to receive more interest from Penn State, Oregon State, Miami and a few others. I was supposed to go on an unofficial this past weekend to Drexel.”
Boone is in the early stages of recruiting and the interest will continue to pour in as he goes through his junior and senior season. There are two schools that the New York point guard hopes to hear from over the next few months.
“I want to hear from Syracuse and Connecticut,” Boone said. “I went to the Syracuse elite camp and they told me they liked what they saw. With Connecticut, they are close to home. Syracuse and Connecticut are really two schools I could see myself playing at.”
Over the next few months, Boone would like to take a few more visits to check out different schools and see what all is out there. He does not know where he will visit just yet but does know what he will be looking for.
“Everybody has a dream of going pro but I know that might not workout so I want to find a good academic situation that can help me in the future,” Boone said. “Then I have to find someone that can help me with my game and make me a better player. I could go overseas so I just don’t want to be the same player all the way through college. The personality of a coach is going important as well.”
Will Gunter is a national basketball recruiting analyst for 247Sports