Connecticut Elite 17u College Prospects

Connecticut Elite is the largest premier youth basketball and development program in Connecticut. They are running 55 teams statewide this spring season. Their younger teams run on the UA Future, NXTGEN, Hoop Group and Marquee Hoops circuits.

Their top 17u team, profiled below, runs on the the HGSL Circuit. Their roster includes three really talented unsigned seniors who are DI, DII, NAIA and NJCAA ready. This squad also has DI, DII and academic DIII players from the class of 2023 as well as a future DI 2024.


Taiga Jones (2022) 6’2 guard, Putnam Science Academy (CT) - Jones is a D2 level combo guard who has been overlooked due to playing behind the undefeated National Prep School Champion, Putnam Science starters. He is a guard with good size and strength who has great shot making ability. Jones has a great feel for the game.


Isaiah Sullivan (2022)  6’7 wing, Notre Dame West Haven Prep (CT) - Sullivan is a D1/D2 scholarship level player with the ability to score at all 3 levels. A tough match-up due to his length and athleticism.


Justyn Davis (2022) 6’5 swing, Fairfield Warde High (CT) - Davis is a guard/forward who can score at all 3 levels. A good 3 point shot who can create for both himself but for others. A projected NAIA or JUCO product.

Christian Jeffers (2023) 6’4 small forward, Danbury High (CT) - Jeffers is a physical forward who loves to attack the basket and post up smaller guards. He has room to grow with his shooting ability and perimeter skills. High academic.


Cameron Perez (2023) 6’2 guard, New Milford High (CT) - Perez is on track to becoming a high level threat, as soon as he gets his ball handling on a string. He is a great shooter from 3 and and also loves to get to his mid-range pull up. He has the potential to be a special D3/D2 high academic player as he continues to develop.

Luke Penna (2023) 6’3 guard, Southington High (CT) - Penna is a guard with all the tools to be successful at the college level. He plays at his own pace and uses his size to create his own shots inside of 15ft. High academic.


Walter Andrews (2023) 6’4 guard Woodstock Academy (CT) - Andrews is a physical guard with all the necessary tools to be a D1 basketball player. He was named to the Northeast Hoops Fest All Tournament team in the team’s first outing last weekend. He loves to attack the basket, make high flying plays in transition and defend.


Jake LaCroix (2023) 6’8 small forward, Rocky Hill Country Day School (RI) - LaCroix is a long 3 or 4 man who can stretch the floor with his ability to shoot. He also runs the floor well and uses his length on the defensive end to alter shots.


Mike Peliter (2023)  6’4, Woodstock Academy (CT) - Peliter is a projected future D3 player who plays hard on both ends of the floor and looks to stay aggressive.

Charlie Hare (2024) 6’10 forward, St Josephs High (CT) - Hare is a back-to-the-basket big man with a good feel for the game. He has a ton of upside and room to grow in regards to his strength and his ability to stretch the floor. A future D1 big man if he continues to develop.

Avery Hinnant (2022)  6’7 forward, Naugatuck HS, 2022 - Hinnant just came off the board this week with his commitment to DIII Albertus Magnus College.