• School Selah HS
  • Height 6'3
  • Weight 205
  • AAU Team Team Lavine 17U
  • Hometown Selah, WA
  • Grad 2019


  • State Ranking 1
  • National Ranking 2
  • Overall Ranking 2

Profile Report

Basic Details

  • Team TM6
  • # 212
  • POS 1; 2
  • HS Coach Name Tim Garza
  • AAU Coach Name Tayon Ary Turner
  • AAU Team Name Team Lavine 17U
  • Country United States
  • Final Evaluation Elijah Pepper, of Selah (WA) Selah HS, is a 6'3 205lb 2019 prospect from our Fall 2018 SEA camp. College coaches on camp staff identified Elijah as having division 1 potential. Elijah has a disruptive wingspan that gives the player the potential to be a lock down defender and can be even more effective with active hands/feet. Additionally, the prospect appears to have solid size for position and should use their size to be a pesky defender. The very talented passer does a fantastic job distributing and seeing the floor. The player is always anticipating when and where teammates will be open, a highly coveted trait in the team sport. In terms of ball handling, it was one of the strongest aspects of the player's game. The player makes great use of change of speed and change of direction. Basketball IQ was one of the player's greatest strengths routinely making the right play at the right time. There was a great emphasis on making the right play, which will be a big advantage in recruiting and separating from others. A big part of IQ is shot selection. Elijah does an excellent job of shooting the basketball with rhythm and possesses high-level knowledge between good/bad shots. This advantage will continue to develop by watching how this is done at various college levels. Making the extra pass and taking only open in-rhythm shots proved to be a very reliable asset for the prospect. The prospect showed they were an extremely reliable shooter throughout camp. Shooting will continue to develop with form shooting and made game speed repetitions. We recommend making at least 500 game speed shots a day off the screen(curl/fades), off the bounce, spot shooting, etc. The talent did a tremendous job of finishing around the rim at the highest level. With great touch and composure with both hands, the player is nearly impossible to stop around the basket unless Dikembe Mutombo makes a comeback! The talented player is an explosive athlete proving to be a distinct advantage on both ends of the floor that has the athleticism that is in the top percentile of high school kids. The prospect was one of the strongest player's at camp, and overwhelmed the competition because of it. The college game is an entirely different beast so continued strength development is crucial to prepare going against 23-24 year-olds who have been in a college strength program for 4+ years. Combined with the player's great frame, the player will be ahead of schedule in terms of being physically ready to play at the next level. The talent has a non-stop relentless motor that really impressed our on staff college coaches during camp. This is a skill college coaches highly covet and will be blown away watching the talented prospect and from what we saw, the player had a physical and mental toughness that coaches at the next level will love. The player showed they were one of the best defenders both individually and team wise and should focus on their ability to be a stopper this upcoming season as college coaches will love this trait and will help them earn more minutes. Elijah has division 1 potential with continued hard work and development both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Can play the 1; 2. AAU Team: Team Lavine 17U.

Event Attended

  • Event Date Aug. 25-26, 2018
  • Event Location SEA