2021 RTB Frosh/Soph Showcase
Sunday, July 18 12-3pm
at InSports Center
29 Trefoil Lane, Trumbull, CT
Below are the participants for the RecruitTheBronx.com 2021 Frosh/Sophomore showcase.
In addition to 5 on 5 play, the participants will have the option of participating in a 3 point shooting contest, an one on one championship and a speed dribbling race.
Class of 2024
AJ Abusaab (2024) 6’0 guard, Syosset High, AAU Team: Level Up LI - Abusaab is capable of taking over any game. His ability to create his own shot and attack in traffic makes him a constant scoring threat. He is also able to make the proper pass, after drawing help-defenders. 3.9 gpa
Jaylen Brown (2024) 6’3 wing Baldwin Senior High, AAU Team(s): NY Jayhawks and NY Lightning - Brown is a deadly long-range shooter with strong ball handling skills and a knack for doing the right thing on the court. He rarely turns the ball over, sees the floor well and he sets up his teammates. With his physical maturity, he is improving his rebounding, ability to absorb contact and get to the basket. Brown is a steady, high IQ player. 3.9 gpa
Timothy Charles (2024) 6’10 forward Olympus Prep (NJ) AAU Team:Team NYC - Charles is developing many parts of his offensive game, but he already uses his length to impressively rebound, block shots and defend the rim.
Isaiah Christopher (2024) 6’4 small forward, High School: tdb, AAU Team: Team NYC - Christopher is also from Antigua, and is still shopping for an American high school to attend in the fall. He has good size for his age. His defense is his best strength for now, but his upside in general is huge. He finishes strongly around the rim and is a great rebounder. He gets his teammates involved. He is very coachable and is a student of the game.
Jake Cohen (2024) 5’10 guard, St Anthony’s High, AAU Team: Level Up LI - Cohen plays the point with speed and great court vision. He can both shoot the 3 and attack the rim. Cohen runs the floor well and has a high basketball IQ. He is constantly looking for the open player. He is also a tough and gritty defender. 4.0 gpa
Jack Connolly (2024) 5’9 point guard, Chaminade High, AAU Team: Level Up LI - Connolly is a talented point guard that has the ability to get to any spot on the floor with the ball. He is a floor general with a great handle who can get to the basket and create for his teammates. He keeps defenders off balance while being able to finish at the rim.
Brian Elmo Jr (2024) 5’10 guard, Trumbull High (CT), AAU Team: DTX Basketball - Elmo is a strong combo guard with very quick feet which enables him to play lock down on the ball defense. He is a very good 3 pt shooter and an above average offensive rebounder for his size. Elmo is an unselfish player who uses his handles and burstability to beat his man off the dribble and setup his teammates. 4.2 gpa
Kevin Flowers (2024) 6’0 guard, Rumsey Hall High (CT), AAU Team: New Haven Heat -
Kanye Foster (2024) 5’10 guard Prince Tech High (CT), AAU Team: Hoop Wave - Foster is a floor general with great court vision and the ability to get his teammates involved. He can handle the basketball and get into the lane at will. Foster is also a solid defender that can pressure the basketball and make an impact at both ends of the floor. 3.6 gpa
Brandon Fowler (2024) - 6’0 point guard, Trumbull High (CT), AAU Team: DTX Basketball - Fowler is a two-way point guard who can defend bigger players and provide offense in a number of ways. He has great court vision, can handle with either hand and can break a press. He is a consistent shooter off of the catch or the dribble. Fowler can create his own shot, drive the lane and create open looks for his teammates. He is a strong rebounder for his position. He brings hustle, a strong work ethic, leadership and coachability wherever he goes.
Miguel Gonzalez (2024) 5’7 point guard Palisade Prep High, AAU Team: Westchester Swarm - Gonzalez is a young gifted player with a tremendous upside. He is a quick slasher, who is willing to make the right pass and able to knock down shots from mid to long range. His best qualities are his dedication to his improvement, his confidence in his abilities and his desire to win. Gonzalez is willing to be coached and is a great teammate.
Will Gregory (2024) 6’0 guard, Fordham Prep, AAU Team: 6th Boro Hoops - Gregory is a deadly long-range shooter with strong ball handling skills and a knack for doing the right thing on the court. He rarely turns the ball over and has uncanny court vision; he’s more than willing to set-up teammates. As he has grown taller and stronger, Gregory has improved his ability to absorb contact and get to the basket. Overall, Will’s a steady presence on the floor and clear asset for any team. 4.1 gpa
Isaac John (2024) 5’7 guard, Northeastern Academy (Bronx), AAU Team: Overtime Bandits - John is an energetic combo guard who plays both ends of the floor. Has a strong passion for the game and is very receptive to hard coaching. Excels in catch and shoot situations. 3.9 gpa
Aidan Karsen (2024) 5’10 guard, Greenwich High (CT), AAU Team: High Rise Elite - Karsen is a very athletic (holds the school freshman record in the high jump) point guard with great court vision, ball handling and playmaking skills. He lead his high school team in rebounds, assists, and steals, and shot better than 50% from 3. Karsen finishes at the rim consistently, has developed a strong mid range game and can defend bigger players. 3.7 gpa
Darren Knowles (2024) AAU Team: Team NYC - Knowles understands the game and creates plays for his teammates. He is very athletic and strong around the rim.
Sriharan Laksh (2024)
Darren Marchong (2024) 5’11 guard Archbishop Molloy High (NY), AAU Team: Rising Stars - Marchong’s basketball IQ surpasses those in his class. He is a true floor general. Not only setting up plays for his teammates, but plays for himself as well. He’s great at making reads, penetrating gaps and finishing at the rim. But, he will take an outside shot when it is presented. He values every possession, and will facilitate the best play for that moment.
George McCormack (2024) 5’11 shooting guard, Greenwich High (CT) AAU Team: High Rise Elite – McCormack is already an accomplished 3 point shooter, e.g., winning the RTB Livestream 3 Point shooting contest back in November. He is also a good passer and has a very good feel for the game/high basketball IQ. He led the GHS frosh team to a 6-0 record in 2021’s shortened season. He averaged 17 ppg and shot an All-Conference player level of 42% from beyond the arc. Academic prospect.
Devante McDonald (2024) AAU Team: Team NYC - McDonald has the ability to create shots in decisive moments. He can quickly get past defenders and to the rim. He has a good mid-range shot, excellent vertical lift and plays incredible defense.
David Melson (2024) 6’2 shooting guard, Fairfield Warde High (CT), AAU Team: DTX - Melson is an elite shooter with unlimited range. He has a quick release, gets to his spots, and plays with a very high basketball IQ. He sees the floor well, and creates opportunities for his teammates. Played on the varsity as a freshman at Warde. 3.7 gpa
Ben Miller (2024) 6’0 guard, Trumbull High (CT) AAU Team: DTX Basketball - Miller is a combo guard who can score the ball at an elite level. H e shoots the 3 ball very well. He can create his own shot and get to the rim.Miller is also good at finding the open man and getting his teammates involved. 3.7 gpa
Logan O’Neill (2024) 6’0 guard Greenwich Country Day (CT), AAU Team: High Rise Elite - O’Neill played varsity as a freshman. He is an athletic, slashing wing/guard combo. He has the ability to get to the basket with a quick first step. He is a tenacious defender who loves to pressure the ball. He is steadily expanding his shooting range beyond the arc. O’Neill is very coachable and is a quick study. He is a dedicated hard worker. 3.5 gpa
Cameron Perkins (2024) 6’3 small forward, Danbury High (CT), AAU Team: CT Dream – Cameron Perkins is very skilled for his size and capable of putting the ball in the basket from all three levels. He has a good loft and touch on his ball from behind the arc, a knack for putting the ball on the floor to attack close-outs, and a willingness to take smaller defenders into the post. He has a high basketball IQ. 3.2 gpa
Charnez Perkins, Jr (2024) 6’0 guard, Danbury High - Perkins has an extra gear in his game and it impacts both ends of the floor. He plays with a lot of pace. He has speed with the ball in the open floor, a quick first-step, great body-control at the rim as a finisher, and has all the tools to be a lockdown defender. As he continues to build-up his floater game and evolve as a perimeter shooter his game will go to the next level. 3.6gpa
Nasir Pettigrew (2024) 5’11 guard, King School (CT) - Pettigrew started on his prep school’s varsity team as an 8th grader and was a star in the making as a freshman last season. He is an aggressive scoring guard that can finish with either hand and has a nice mid range game. He will beat you off the dribble and has a nice pull up jump shot. Pettigrew is a playmaker who sees the floor well. He is at his best attacking the rim in the half court and in transition. He also can shoot the long ball and plays great on-the-ball defense.
Kyle Roesser (2024) 6’3 guard, Greens Farms Academy (CT) -, AAU Team: Stamford Peace - Roesser played varsity as a freshman this past season, and he developed a great deal, showing a nice upside. He plays hard and works really hard. He is an excellent shooter and is really coachable. 3.7 gpa
Bernett Scott (2024) 5’10 point guard Amistad High (CT), AAU Team: New Haven Boys & Girls Club - Scott is a powerful PG with instincts and mindset to balance creating for others with finding his own opportunities. He knocks down open shots, and attacks closeouts to create for others. High IQ decision maker on the offensive end, and excellent “reader” on the defensive end. Vocal leader. Strong student at high academic school.
Romell Slaughter (2024) 6’4 small forward, Arlington High, AAU Team: Playmaker University - Slaughter thrives on making plays for his teammates and shooting the mid range. He uses good foot work to also be effective in the post work. He is a shot blocker and playmaker on defense and his rebounding is good.
Malike Smart (2024) 5’10 guard St Francis Presp, AAU Team: Team NYC - Smart is strong and athletic and has the ability to shoot the ball from deep. He attacks the rim with strength and effectiveness. He can defend and rebound well.
Lukas Sward (2024) 5’10 point guard, Bristol Eastern High (CT), AAU Team: CT Rebound - Sward has been called “the floor general” because of his stellar ball handling skills and court vision. He has a real knack for controlling the tempo of the game, leading the fast break, and finding open teammates. Sward is a drive-n-dish point guard, a strong finisher at the rim and a decent spot up shooter. He is a tenacious defender, who lives in the passing lanes and loves to pressure the ball. Sward is a well-rounded hustle player whose team play, positive attitude, and sportsmanship are evident every time he steps onto the court. 3.4 gpa
Darryl Taylor (2024) 6’1 guard, St Mary’s High, AAU Team: Team NYC - Taylor plays both ends of the court. He always gets himself around the ball to create opponent turnovers. Taylor can shoot, rebound and defend very well. He is always looking to make the right play and get everyone involved.
Nicky Tasso (2024) 6’6 swing, Horace Greeley High, AAU Team: Go Torey All Stars - Tasso is a versatile player, ideal for the “postionless” college game style. He possesses good ball skills for his size and is an exceptional passer. He sees the floor well in transition and in the half court. He has a soft shooting touch, with a great mid-range shot, and he can step out and hit the three. He has a defensive presence as a shot blocker and loves playing help defense on backside drivers. His future physical maturation willincrease his strength and his game impact. High academic.
Logan Tolbert (2024) 6’5 forward Walter Panas High, AAU Team: Westchester Swarm - Tolbert is a versatile, rising talent, playing on a talent rich Swarm team. He is a tenacious rebounder and a soild shot blocker. This spring, he has added the ability to be a consistent threat from behind the arc. He is working hard on strength training and filling out his still growing frame.He is a great teammate andhas a great attitude re making himself better. 3.7 gpa
Vasillis Triantafyllou (2024) 6’3 small forward, North Shore High, AAU Team: Level Up LI -
Diego Velez (2024) guard, Phillips Andover (MA), AAU Team: Born Ready Elite - Velez is the prototypical “read n react” type of player. Whether it is on offense or defense, with or without the ball, he shows the ability to understand and execute accordingly. His 3 point shot is really strong. Velez is an old school point guard who wants to get his offense, suffocate you on defense and get his team to play as five in doing so.
Shane Weber (2024) 5’11?small forward Brookfield High (CT) - The strengths of Webber’s game are his scoring,rebounding, and being aggressive to the basket and being aggressive on defense. His ability to shoot and create his own shot on offense is a big strength. His aggressiveness is a big reason why he’s able to get rebounds and drive to the hole strong. He is also a great 3 point shooter.
Class of 2025
Elijah Abrams (2025) Highland High, AAU Team: Playmaker University - Abrams is an athlete who will rise to the occassion and is a fierce competitor. He is a ball-stopper on defense, his quicness and effort levels make him very difficult to get past. He is an attack-the-basket offensive player. 3.4 gpa
Dominick Anthony (2025) 6’4 guard, High School: tdb, AAU Team:Team NYC - Anthony is from Antigua, and is still shopping for an American high school to attend in the fall.Anthony shows mental toughness and confidence on the court. He is alawys working on improving his craft with his exceptional work ethic. He is a great shooter and rebounder.
Raheem Azeez (2025)
Jace Emerson (2025) 6’3 guard Trinity-Pawling School, AAU Team: NY Lightning-EYBL - Emerson has huge upside as he matures. He is a complete two way player with high IQ and the ability to create shots. He scores within the flow of the game, never forcing his game. He is a humble teammate and coachable. 3.8 gpa
Deondrae Farmer (2025) 5’9 point guard, Henry Abbott Technical School (CT) - Farmer is a 5’9” lefty sharpshooter with NBA-distance range. His elusive handles and game IQ shine on the floor, making him a great team player. His left-to-right cross-over is lethal, but he is far from one dimensional off the bounce. He can shoot off the dribble, navigate the lane with fancy footwork. Farmer is also an all-around defender and an above-average rebounder. 3.5 gpa
James Jackson (2025) 5’3 point guard, Hamden (CT), AAU Team: New Haven Heat -
Freddy Melton (2025) 6’0 swing, King School (CT) - Hailing from the prolific Stamford J youth program, Melton is one of their best. He has an uncanny ability to get shots to fall, and has expanded that range with each year of his physical growth. He uses instinct and motor to significantly out-rebound his height. Plays his team defensive rotations like an much older player. A joy to coach. High academic.
Joshua Masih (2025) 6’1 small forward, High school tbd, AAU team: Westchester Swarm - Masih is a developing talent from Yonkers, NY. He’s naturally a forward, who plays with energy and emotion. He has solid post moves and finishes at high rate around the basket. He enjoys rebounding and giving his all on the defensive end. He has had good growth this spring and looks to be an impact player next year at the school he chooses to attend. Graduated 2nd in his class academically
Charles Mirabel (2025) 5’8 Trumbull High (CT), AAU Team: DTX Basketball - Mirabel is a defensive oriented guard, who can also hit open 3’s. He loves to take charges and is a great on-ball defender and team defender. He has developing offensive skills but he plays with heart and passion.
Joel Nash (2025) 6’0 guard, Greens Farms Academy (CT), AAU Team: Black Ops Cadets – Nash started at point guard for a NEPSAC prep school varsity team as an 8th grader. He was recruited onto Carmelo Anthony’s NYC based Black Ops Cadets AAU team for national level play. Agile and smooth as a crafty play maker off the dribble. He will also be a serious contender for the Showcase’s 3 point shooting contest title. Strong student at a high academic school.
Ricardo Nieves (2025) 6’1 point guard MacDuffie School (MA), AAU Team: BABC - Nieves is a strong and athletic player from Springfield, MA. He has a high motor and an explosive first step. He has a great court sense. He shoots it well with good range and will keep getting better. He has huge upside for a rising 9th grader. He should be a lock as a future D1 player. A strong student.
Chinedu Okpara (2025) 6’1 guard, Iona Prep, AAU Team: NY Gauchos - Okpara is long and athletic, with solid ball handling skills. He can attack the basket and shoot from beyond the arc. He is currently developing a more consistent jump shot. Okpara loves to play defense, he is coachable and a great teammate. His older brother is currently being recruited as a High Major prospect. 3.7 gpa
Dameer Phifer (2025) point guard, Tabor Academy (MA) - Phifer is a standout three sport athlete. In addition to being a quick, strong, and creative guard; Dameer is a star quarterback and a terrifying lacrosse defenseman. He checks all the boxes as a basketball player; fundamentally sound, high IQ, athletically gifted, and unselfish competitor. Every coach he plays for loves him and knows they can count on him. Prepare to see Phifer lock up the kid you came to see in a gym near you soon!
Jordan Pierce (2025) 6’0 point guard, Bunnell High (CT), AAU Team: CT Elite - Pierce already has a nice frame and body size ready for high school. Pierce thrives in the open floor. He likes attacking the basket. He also grabs extra scoring opportunities for himself by rebounding on the offensive end. Likes to get to his mid range pull up.
Thibaud Rubin (2025) 5’10 shooting guard, Fairfield Prep (CT) - It is a sure thing that Rubin will be a favorite in the Showcase’s 3 point shooting contest. He’s been hearing opposing coaches desperately yelling “Shooter!” for a couple of years now. In addition to the long ball, he beats the hard close-outs with a crafty and lethal drive-n-floater game. Good length and coachable. High academic.
Shamoi Tonge (2025) 6’4 guard, Olympus Prep (NJ), AAU Team: Team NYC - Tonge is always alert to where the ball is. He has great upside and runs the floor well. He has a soft touch around the rim, sets good screens and can create shot opportunities for his teammates.
AJ Trimboli (2025) 5’4 guard, King School (CT), AAU Team: High Rise Elite - Trimboli is a pure shooter. While he is very young for his class, he can hold his own on the court. Playing in a very competitive AAU circuit this spring, Trimboli was able to average 17 points per game while shooting over 50% from behind the arc. In the recent ZG nationals,he scored 35 in the last game while going 11-14 from behind the arc. Along with his shooting, his basketball IQ is very high. There is a strong possibility that he will repeat 8th grade, moving into the Class of 2026. 4.0 gpa