2021 New Haven Senior Showcase Top Performers
The 4th Annual New Haven Senior Showcase brought NCAA, Juco, and Prep coaches (plus recruiting services Prep Hoops and RecruitTheBronx.com) to Amistad High School to evaluate the best New Haven area players in the class of 2022. Over 50% of the event’s players from previous years have gone on to play college and/or prep basketball. This year looks to be another that will send over 50% to play ball beyond high school. Based on feedback from a variety of coaches in attendance, here are the event’s top performers:
#71 Jonathan Rivera 6’2” Guard, Crosby High (CT) - Lanky, athletic left-hander. Smooth game that combined athleticism and control. Knocked down numerous 3s and frequently got to the rim and finished. Played well in transition and in half-court situations. Efficient and productive without forcing. Found open teammates when drawing help defenders.
#24 Javaun Calhoun 6’7” Forward, West Haven High (CT) - Very athletic forward with high upside. Potential for significant development. Good size and speed which he utilized on both ends - scoring at the rim, rebounding, blocking/altering shots. Good motor.
#12 Amare Davis 5’10” PG, Notre Dame-West Haven High (CT) - Demonstrated a wide-range of skills and smarts at the PG position. Hit open 3s, but never forced bad shots. Found open teammates and made the easy/smart play for assists. Controlled pace in transition and half court sets. Defended wisely and well without gambling or fouling. Efficient scorer proved ability to knock down numerous open 3s as well as getting into the lane and finishing at the rim without forcing poor shots. Never looked out of control.
#4 Rodney Cook 5’11” Guard, Amistad High (CT) - Aggressive, disruptive on-ball and off-ball defender who was a very vocal communicator. A guard that made plays on the offensive end without dominating the ball. Hit several open 3s and while also getting downhill to finish at the rim vs contact. Also displayed court vision and IQ to make the extra pass from the perimeter or in the paint. Unselfish and did not force shots. Quick leaper who rebounded well for a guard. Exceptional motor.
#45 Emanuel Boles 5’11” PG, Hamden HS - High volume shooter who was able to knock down plenty of 3s as well as getting to the rim to finish 1-v-1.
#43 Derrell Redd 6’2” Guard, Hamden HS - Slashing, attacking perimeter player who got downhill and to the rim throughout the event. Beat defenders baseline and middle, half-court and transition.
#3 Aden Goffe 6’0” PG, Amistad HS - Athletic point guard with good frame. His natural explosiveness was limited while playing through injury, yet he still flashed playmaking ability on drives to paint where he was able to finish with a variety of moves, or setup and find open teammates for assists.