Hoop Dreams 17u College Prospects


Hoop Dreams NYC is a basketball program with its own basketball facility located in Huntington Station on Long Island. Their program includes a strategic alliance with Method Test Prep, giving their players discounted access to SAT and ACT prep programs.

The Hoop Dreams 17u teams are coached by Tamar Adams, a player development coach. He is the director of Perfect Your Skills 24/7 which is located in Long Island, NY. With more than 10 years of experience, Adams has helped countless high school players get to college.

Hoop Dreams focuses on fielding AAU teams with excellent long-range shooters, intense defenders and aggressive rebounders. The college prospects from their 17u teams include the following:


Tarell Joseph (2022) 5’10 guard, Garden City High - Pure point guard. Floor general. Scrappy defender. Phenomenal passer. Controlled ball handler. Great decision maker. High IQ. Solid shooting ability.


Jamir Stewart (2022) 6’0 guard, Baldwin High - Shifty combo guard. Skilled ball handler. Breaks down defenders and make plays for others. Knockdown shooter from anywhere on the court. Very good in pick & roll actions. Solid on ball defender.


Andrew Zhou (2022) 6’1 guard, Syosset High - Shooting specialist and crafty guard that can create his own shot and make plays for others. Moves exceptionally well without the ball. High IQ. High motor. Competes at a very high level. Fierce competitor and solid on ball defender.


Jack Baron (2022) 6’2 guard, Bayport Bluepoint - Strong frame high motor guard. Three level scorer. High level competitor. Physical on ball defender. Hard worker.


Brendan Carr (2023) 6’2 guard, Northport High - Elite level shooter with unlimited range. Fast release. Finish well at the basket with floaters. Great off the dribble mid range shooter. Shoot over 85% from the free throw line.

Robert Tansey (2022) 6’2 guard. Mepham High - Dynamic guard that can do it all. Pass, shoot, score and defend at a high level. Knockdown mid range shooter. High IQ. Great feel for the game.

Isaiah Lariosa (2022) 6’3 wing. New Hyde Park High - A strong wing. Very unselfish player. Willing passer. Good touch from 3. Active defender that guards every position. Plays hard. Always communicating and brings great energy and intensity.

Jacob Oka (2022) 6’5 wing/forward. Baldwin High - Very athletic and explosive player. Above the rim. Strong finisher. Elite defender that guard bigs and protects the rim. Takes charges. Rebounds. Runs the floor hard. Looks for the open guy and makes the extra pass. Fierce competitor.


Bobby Schwartz (2023) 6’6 forward. West Babylon High - Long stretch forward. Great rebounder and shot blocker. Nice soft touch around the basket.

Bryan Pena (2022) 6’6 forward/big. Calhoun High - Very strong and physical forward. Finish at the basket through contact exceptionally well. Great defender, rebounder, shot blocker and screener. Runs the floor hard. Great in pick & roll situations.