2018 Gym Rat Challenge All Tournament Team - 11th Grade Division
ALBANY CAPITAL CENTER, ALBANY, NY, excerpted from the Gym Rat Challenge Report
Will Krebs (24) 6-4 wing Bulls Basketball Club/Suffern H.S.: A do-everything wing player who fits the description of “glue guy.” A spot-up jump shooter who also showed the ability to crash the offensive glass. Always looking for scoring opportunities. Can get inside with crafty moves. Outstanding defender who rarely gets beat or gets caught out of position. Plays aggressively at both ends. Very physical and wears down opponents.
Dylan Fraser (3) 6-foot-0 guard, East Coast Panthers/Hendrick Hudson H.S.: A smooth, all-purpose combination guard capable of playing either backcourt spot. A truly elite passer who showed great versatility with the ball in his hands. Can score on all three levels….to the rack, mid-range, and behind the arc. Has a real scorer’s mentality. Came up big to lead a balanced attack and with strong defensive work in his team’s championship-game victory.
Denali Burton (7) 6-4 forward Coast 2 Coast Basketball/Danbury H.S.: An extremely athletic wing player who showed an unbelievable motor. Plays hard at both ends. Can play with his back to the basket or in face-up situations. Gets above the rim in transition. Can make mid-range shots and beyond. Good at drawing contact and getting to the foul line. One of the best scorers here, had a big first half on his way to 17 points in his division’s championship game.
Evan Sirakis (45) 5-10 point guard Lightning Haber-Red/St. Francis Prep: A diminutive quick pure point guard. Goes by defenders at will and lives in the lane. Coaches will love his competitiveness. He has the leadership qualities requisite of the point guard position. Also showed the ability to make open three-pointers. Particularly adept of creating for himself or others off the ball screen.
Tyreik Frazier (31) 6-6 center Lightning Haber-Red/Westbury H.S.: A long, running big. He has length and uses it to protect the rim and rebound. Best at setting screens and rolling to the rim. Very active on the glass. Can finish above the rim. Will be even better with improved strength and as he adds finishing moves around the basket. Projects as a potential D2-level college player.
Jadon Johnson (31) 6-2 wing Connecticut Elite-FC/Manchester H.S.: A wiry, slashing true wing-type player. Plays with exceptional bounce. Really gets off the floor and had multiple dunks over opponetns here. Also showed ability to make a set three-pointer, but needs to continue to repeat it. Will be an even more-complete player with addition of some bulk/strength.
Li-Wayne Richardson (24) 6-8 center Miami Team Pete/Oak Hill Academy: A thick, physical bully in the post. Loves drop-off finishes at the rim and had multiple flushed dunks here. His size gives his team a great presence around the rim. Major college-level body already. Hoping to hear from scholarship schools soon. Needs only to improve footwork around the rim and free-throw shooting. Could be a D-1 player with improvement.
Jordan Parson (24), 6-3 guard Miami Team Pete/Schoolhouse Prep: A quick, very explosive combo guard. Terrific decision-maker in the open court. At his best when attacking the rim if he has the space. Outstanding energy type player. A competitive shot-maker. Just an exceptional all-around player with good size for his position. Going to prep school and projects as a potential D-1 player.
Ty-Shon Pannell (24) 5-8 point guard Lightning-Gold Izevbehai/Central Islip H.S.: An extremely quick, facilitating point guard. He makes his team go. Really good at getting into the lane to create for teammates or finish himself. Plays with good energy. Showed an ability to make open three-pointers. Played up an age level. Needs only to add strength and consistency on his long-range shot to be a complete player.
Isiah Baker (23) 6-4 wing Lightning-Gold Izevbehai/Bay Shore H.S.: A very long and thick attacking wing. Very active and runs the floor well. Can make a three-pointer, but could be more consistent with that shot. Has the ability to drive hard in straight lines and to finish at the rim against contact. Only needs to improve his strength to be successful at the next level.
Humberto Cabrera (3) 6-2 point guard Elite Hoops/Millbrook H.S.: A big all-purpose point guard. He has great size for the position. An outstanding passer who also gets his share of rebounds. Showed the ability to score when his team needed him to do that. Very good feel for the game. Just a good all-around player who makes “winning” decisions.
Shane Sinon (5) 6-2 combo guard Elite Hoops/Millbrook H.S.: A skilled, very competitive combination guard. Terrific shooter who has deep range. Showed a great feel for the game. His teams are clearly better when he is on the floor. Exhibited an excellent court vision and an outstanding passing abilities. Clearly one of the better players in the age division here. Committed to attend Liberty University.
Emmanuel Rancy (5) 6-4 guard Lightning-Davis/Longwood H.S.: Great size, length for a guard. Strong court IQ with excellent vision. Really sees the floor. Capable of running the show, very good passer who also possesses a strong handle. Good offensive rebounder from his position. Gets past defenders and exhibited a nice touch around the rim.
Ben Onek (1) 6-5 wing Blue Wave 11th-Pilsbury/Deering H.S.: An athletic and good-sized wing. Knows how to play the right way. A tremendous and hard-working rebounder. He talks and competes on the defensive end. Showed off a very good mid-range shooting ability in games here. Needs only to increase his shooting range to be a complete player. Hearing from New Hampshire, Maine and several D-2 schools.
Tyshon Hanberry (3) 6-3 guard Prestige Patriots Basketball Club/Hoboken H.S.: Athletic with good size for his position. Uses his skills to be excellent in transition and off the bounce. A true “shot-maker,” with the ability to make tough shots. Showed some three-point range, but streaky from out there. A real competitor who isn’t afraid to attack the basket. Excellent and creative finisher.
Dave Joseph (5) 6-8 center Prestige Patriots Basketball Club/Sinai Christian Academy: Already has great size, a legitimate 6-foot-8 body with strength. Uses his size to great effect as a rebounder on both ends. Gets more than his share of blocks and changes shots at the rim. Ability to finish at the rim with either hand. Moves well for his size. Headed to Prestige Prep School (N.J.) next year.
A.J. Morales (21) 5-11 point guard Lightning Morales/Millbrook Prep: A solid point guard who has an excellent on-court IQ. A streaky long-range shooter, but capable of stringing several together. Showed a nice 15-foot pull-up jumper. Gets to the rim and is a good finisher there for his size. He runs the show on both ends of the court. Good on-court communicator. University of Tampa showing interest.
Dre Turnipseed (13) 6-3 forward Lightning Morales/Nazareth H.S.: A strong wing player who gets inside and showed an ability to finish around the rim. Outstanding rebounder for his size. Capable of consistently hitting three-pointers if left open. Can post up smaller defenders yet also capable of taking bigger defenders off the bounce. Very versatile. Plays extremely hard.
Aaron Satin (13) 6-3 wing NY Havoc/Colonie H.S.: A very versatile player capable of play any position on the perimeter. A primary scorer for his team. He showed a nice three-point shooting touch as well as an ability to score at all three levels. Patient yet tough around the rim. Finishes strong against contact. Very good creating things off the bounce.
Jaln Crawford (1) 5-10 guard Runnin’ Rebels/Seymour H.S.: A smooth, scoring combination guard. Showed a great first step. Very good in open court and gets the ball up court in a hurry. Great shooter with deep range even beyond the bonus stripe. Can put up points in bunches. Showed a good feel for the game and great on-court composure. Hearing from Pace.
Richard Alleyne (29) 6-1 combo guard FYA Wildcats/Boys and Girls H.S.: A great scorer, can put up points in a hurry. Excellent going left or right and getting to the rim. Great touch around the basket and strong enough to finish with contact. Outstanding court vision. Sets up teammates with penetration and kick-out. Long, lanky and smooth ball-handler.
Will Johnson (3) 5-9 point guard Valley Thunder/GAR H.S.: Excellent speed with the ball in the open court. Great court vision and delivers passes to open teammates. Handles pressure well and with composure. Showed a nice shooting touch with range to 3-point stripe. Great motor, always plays hard. Excellent quickness and uses it at both ends.
Oliver Milledge (32) 6-8 forward Academic Basketball Club/Greenwich H.S.: A high academic/high IQ and good-sized forward. Runs the floor well and finishes in transition against contact. A lefty with a knack for scoring inside. Good handle for his size with a great feel for the game. Outstanding rebounder who keeps the ball high. Shows good fundamentals.
Devonte Henry (5) 6-5 guard Manhattan Sports Academy/Boys and Girls H.S.: A strong and physical guard. Good size for the position. Very athletic and uses his body well in the paint. Great rebounder for a guard. An athletic defender. Great at creating shots both for himself and his teammates. Good range out to three-point line. Projects as low D-1 or high-level D-2 player.
Dante Griffin (14) 6-0 guard Manhattan Sports Academy/Utica Notre Dame H.S.: Excellent skills with the ball. Shifty and smooth ball-handler. Great penetrator who can create open looks for teammates. Silky smooth shooter with good range. Outstanding open-court skills. Handles pressure with composure at all times. Projects as potential D-2 player.
Kevin Crawford (0) 5-10 combo guard Runnin’ Rebels/Bassick H.S.: A great athlete who, despite his size, plays above the rim at times. Excellent at attacking the hoop and finishing in traffic. Showed off a very good handle. Has extremely quick hands and feet on the defensive end. A smooth lefty. Great rebounder for his size.
Zechariah Barnes (23) 5-11 point guard Newburgh Goldbacks/Newburgh Free Academy: A smooth scoring point guard. Excellent going to his left. Showed off an effective shooting stroke out to three-point range. Great court presence and outstanding feel for the game. Quick defensively and anticipates well. Plays with confidence and composure.
Hassan Farhat (15) 6-5 forward Bulls Basketball Club/Memorial H.S.: Standout defender with Draymound Green-like intangibles. Long and athletic and uses his length to alter shots. Active hands and causes deflections and turnovers. Length and quickness enables him to guard positions 1-to-4. Big-hustle guy who will dive for loose balls and long rebounds. Runs the floor. Cuts and slashes to find easy scoring opportunities.
Jahil Evans (23) 6-4 forward Back 2 Basics Academy/JFK Bronx School: Great size and a wide/strong frame. Utilizes his body well to keep defenders on his hip for scoring and rebounding opportunities. He dominates the post with spin and drop step moves. Scores baskets immediately after pulling down offensive boards. He does an exceptional job of boxing out and keeping his man off the glass.
Logan Calks (21) 6-1 guard Capital City Lightning (Blue)/Mohonasen H.S.: An exceptional ball-handler. Utilizes hesitation moves to freeze defenders and, then, uses double cross-over moves to create scoring opportunities for himself. He finishes at the rim with either hand and knocks down pull-up jumpers consistently. Good court vision, throws outlet passes in transition game.
Jamison Evans (4) 6-2 guard Lone Wolf-Pinckney/Rutland H.S.: One of the most-talented players in the division. A dead-eye shooter who makes shots from deep off the dribble and in catch-and-shoot situations. Athleticism, speed and vertical leap allows him to finish above the rim in transition. Will start fast breaks with long and accurate outlet passes or by out-running defenders. All-out hustler who tracks down long rebounds and loose balls.
Keegan Zoller (11) 6-3 guard Capital City Lightning/Ballston Spa H.S.: A big guard who uses his size to shoot and make shots over smaller defenders consistently. Makes shots off the dribble or in catch-and-shoot situations. Moves well without the ball, understanding when to relocate to open spots on the floor. Also a quality defender from the wing whose quick hands get his share of deflections/steals.
Reggie Toliver (2) 6-2 guard Connecticut Elite/Weaver H.S.: Outstanding at finishing at the rim. A score-first guard that has demonstrated the ability to adjust and change his shot in mid air. Strong enough to get to the rim and finish through contact. Breaks down defenders by changing speeds with his crossover. Excels at taking the ball coast to coast on fast-break opportunities.
William Rubin (10) 6-4 wing 6th Boro Hoops/Iona Prep: An outstanding long-range spot-up shooter. Consistently makes pull-p jump shots. He was his team’s primary ball-handler and rarely turns it over. Penetrates the gaps, looking to find open teammates. Smart player who moves into open areas when he doesn’t have the ball. A slasher who can finish at the rim through contact.
Gideon Agbo (35) 6-5 forward Capital City Lightning Gold/McKeel Christian Academy: A bruiser who wears down opponents with physical play. He rebounds on both ends of the floor, utilizing a combination of positioning and athleticism. Gets teammates open by settign hard and effective screens. Anchors a defense, providing excellent help and rim protection. Alters and blocks shots.
Daniel Cook (21) 6-5 forward Rap Raiders/Pittsford Mendon H.S.: A high IQ forward who is always in position to make a play. Position rebounder who gobbles up board. Gives his team second-chance opportunities and is effective in put-back scoring. Accurate mid-range shot. Provides solid interior help and good post defender. Beats opponents to spots. Fundamental defender who doesn’t gamble.
Jim Clemente (25) 6-5 forward/center Legends Select/Koinonia Academy: A strong and athletic left-handed big man. Strong buld. Plays hard and is physical around the basket. He can also step out and shoot all the way to the three-point stripe. High court IQ and high academic standard. Plans to participate in Ivy League camps this summer.
Sidney Thybulle (5) 6-7 forward CWB Green/Irvington H.S.: A long, athletic forward who doesn’t need the ball in his hands to produce. A defensive presence. Rebounds and screens well. Can face up and score. Excels in transition. He can rebound and take it end-to-end himself, or get it to a guard and get out on the wings to be a finisher. Outstanding student.
Marial Mading (42) 6-10 forward L&L Running Rebels/Springfield Commonwealth H.S.: Tall slender and long. Very athletic. Height of a center but is extremely comfortable way from the basket. He can shoot it from deep. High-flying dunker who can also drive it capably from the wing to score. Does the dirty work on defense, blocking shots and going out of his area for rebounds. Getting some high-major looks already including offer from Texas Tech. Very high ceiling.
Chris Mann (10) 6-6 forward/center Lehigh Valley Select/Phillipsburg H.S.: A tough left-handed big man who has good athleticism and great hands. Rebounds extraordinarily well and is a terrific outlet passer. Runs the floor well in transition and is an excellent finisher around the rim. Comfortable on the perimeter. Can make a dribble move into the paint to score.
Brandon Gosley (44) 6-8 center Long Island Select/Valley Stream South H.S.;A big, strong post player who is a true defensive presence. Active feet and hands, comes up with rebounds others usually can’t get. Has good composure with the ball in his hands. Uses size and strength to score around the rim with either hand against contact.
Hakim Siner (30) 6-4 forward The Union/Niagara Catholic H.S.: Super athletic and extremely long forward who showed the ability to play either front-court position. Capable of playing either inside or on the perimeter. Extremely versatile. Outstanding rebounder on both ends of the court. High motor and very active on both ends. Plays with infectious energy.
Austin Harris (10) 5-11 point guard Ottawa Poenix/Phoenix H.S.: Not necessarily the flashiest point guard but does a lot of the little things that go unnoticed. Was all over the floor defensively. Matches up well with opposing point guards, but also an extremely effective help-defender on double teams. His defensive hustle helps create mismatches and steals that ignites transition offense.
Marco Downer (25) 6-9 forward Riverside Hawks Hargraves/Calabar (Jamaica): A big, physical and wide-bodied true post player who is from the country of Jamaica. Made his way to the U.S. this spring and summer to play in front of college coaches. His strength allows him to post up and back his way inside, and he finishes well. Scores both in position and with his length. A massive defensive weapon as well.
Wahad Johnson (22) 6-1 combo guard Riverside Hawks Hargraves/Bedford Academy H.S.: Plays some on the ball but primarily used here as someone who comes off high screens to free up for open long-range looks. He knocked down 12 combined three-pointers over two early games here. One of the better long-range shooters here, knocking the down from almost anywhere on the floor.
Colby Martins (1) 5-9 point guard CWB White/Millbrook School: Showed speed to blow past any defender in man-to-man situations. Consistently on the move towards the basket when he has the ball. An in-your-face defender who locked up his opposing assignment. Has a 6-foot older sister, so he could still be growing. A little more height, along with his already strong skill set, could make him a very desirable college-level player.
Gavin Greene (20) 6-4 forward CT Premier Hoop-PHD/St. Joseph’s H.S.: Uses court sense and smarts to get into driving lanes in the halfcourt game. Uses his strength well while pushing past defenders in one-on-one situations. Relentless offensive rebounder, chases after everything. Quick off his feet and right back up to finish off put-backs.
Jack Ryan (3) 6-2 point guard CT Premier Hoops-PHD/Stratford H.S.: A true floor general able to consistently facilitate the offense with a keen understanding of how to attack off the dribble. Very good at feeding the wings in transition. A strong offensive weapon in half-court settings. More than held his own at the top of an effective trapping defensive zone played by his team here.
Timmond Williams (4) 6-4 guard CT Premier Hoops-PHD/Trumbull H.S.; A gifted athlete who was difficult to contain once he had a head of steam. Able to push it up the floor. Showed that he’s more than just a strong finisher. Exhibited an ability to create and connect on his own perimeter shot. Good size already for his position.
Zaahir Woody (5) 6-1 guard Early Risers LaFrance/New York Military Academy: One of the stronger guards here. He continuously attacks the basket in half-court sets. As successful as he was off the bounce, he was also adept and solid at finishing with his off (left) hand when going right. Very athletic and really gets off his feet well and quickly. His team’s top scorer here.
Danny Duffy (1) 5-10 guard Playmaker Academy Pumas/Arlington H.S.: A very tough and aggressive lead guard. An outstanding point guard who does an outstanding job as a floor general and running his team at both ends of the court. Plays with incredible effort and energy. Also showed a knack for getting to the rim and scoring there against contact.
Chris Towey (10) 6-2 guard CSA Velocity (Donnell) Bethel H.S.: A scoring guard who can play on or off the ball. Plays with a good pace. Has an extensive repertoire of shot fakes and jab moves to open space for drives. Very good in catch-and-shoot situations. Smooth shot with a high release. Finishes well at the rim.
Garrett Coe (9) 6-5 center CSA Velocity (Donnell/The Gunnery School: A great communicator on the defensive end. Calls out screens and switches. Finishes through contact at the rim. Great passer out of the post. Good timing when blocking or altering shots. Establishes and holds position in the post. Also a D-1 prospect in baseball (Holy Cross, Maryland, Sacred Heart, Maine) as a left-handed pitcher.
Isaiah Gray (1) 6-1 point guard Pro Level Titans/Martin Luther King H.S.: Showed ability to make 3’s off the catch or off the dribble. Runs his team. Controls tempo and won’t get sped up. Rebounds his position well. Uses his strength to effectively defend multiple positions. Makes big plays in big moments. Strong finisher at the rim. Body size and skill set should make him a D1 prospect. Hearing from Columbia, Stony Brook and some D-2 programs.
Marquis Billingsley (5) 6-3 forward MSU Skyliners Red/Bishop George Ahr H.S.: A lanky wing forward who uses length and athleticism to make an impact on the defensive end. Quick second jumper, blocks a lot of shots. Exhibited strong offensive rebounding skills. Disruptive defender, especially in passing lanes. Runs the floor hard. Good finisher in transition game.
Wol Maiwen (4) 6-4 forward Maine Renegades Black/Edward Little H.S.: A high-level athlete who makes numerous plays above the rim. Completely alters games on the defensive end with blocks/deflections for easy fun-outs. Highlight reel finisher off lobs and put-backs. Quick jumper and strong offensive rebounder. Understands his game and plays within himself and to hls strength. Showed ability in mid-range shooting and soem from behind the arc. Maine showing interest.
Nick Fiorillo (32) 6-4 forward Maine Renegades/Scarborough H.S.: A “stretch four” with deep range and the ability to make 3’s in bunches. Improved rebounder who continues to add strength. High basketball IQ and good feel for the game. Good mid-range game with one-dribble pull up. Two-dribble driver and rim finisher. Size and skill set makes him a good prospect. Hearing form Maine, D-2’s in Northeast Conference.
Kyreese Fisher (5) 5-10 guard Interstate Basketball/Notre Dame H.S.: A shifty lead guard. Gets to where he wants off the bounce. Good shooter when his feet are set. Showed strong lateral quickness which he uses to his advantage on the defensive end. High motor, plays hard and competes at all time. Crafty finisher around the rim, effective at it despite his size.
Jordan King (2) 6-0 guard Albany City Rocks/Christian Brothers Academy: Very high IQ player. A quick effective point guard, a real leader and floor general. Outstanding outside shooting touch out to three-point range. Plays under control, keeps his offense from playing out of control. Showed a good change-of-pace dribble move. Military academies, along with Holy Cross, Cornell, Maine, Bucknell and Chaminade are showing interest.
Adam Guoro (30) 6-5 forward Albany City Rocks/Redemption Christian Academy: A tough and physical inside presence. Showed off poer and relentless energy. High motor, hard-working shot-blocker. An absolute beast on the glass. Exhibited strong athletic skills. Finishes almost everything when he gets the ball under the basket. Has committed to Murray State College.
Damani Thomas (11) 6-1 guard Albany City Rocks/Kingston H.S.: A very high court sense. Smooth shooter from almost anywhere on the court, can score from all three levels. A real team leader. Capable of playing either guard spot. Getting a lot of mid-major D-1 level interest, including Central Connecticut, Bryant, Coppin State and Sacred Heart.
Eric Habjan (5) 6-3 forward CSA Velocity (Jordan)/New Millford H.S. A slightly undersized inside player who gets it done with intangibles. Showed an extreme toughness during play here. Has a high motor, always plays hard. His competitiveness allows him to rebound well. Also showed a nice post game and finished well in the paint.
David Walker (2) 6-1 guard CSA Velocity (Jordan)/Brookfield H.S.: A point guard/floor leader. He always seems to make the right decision. Highly competitive and active. A blur who seems to be everywhere on the court. He gets to the rim and finishes everything. Good length and strength for his position.
Will Bowen (24) 6-6 forward Central PA Elite-Bowen/Lower Dauphin H.S.: Has “grown-man” strength. Very athletic, as well. Showed a high level of court awareness. Uses size to rebound the ball well. Has some non-traditional big-man skills. He can get a rebound and take it end-to-end. Also a great passer for his size and can handle the ball effectively. Mostly being recruited to play D-1 football.
Aaron Worley (0) 6-3 forward Lightning Haber-Green/Holy Cross H.S.: A real tough, competitive player. Extremely aggressive on the offensive glass. An aggressive left-handed player. Gets to the rim and can finish there against contact. Also showed off an above-average outside shot.
Marcus Filien (8) 6-8 forward Albany City Rocks/Albany Academy: A real smooth, under-control game. Athletic and with both size and perimeter skills. Rebounds the ball well and handles it well for his size. High IQ and makes good decisions. Very capable outside shooter. Looks to have much upside. Ivy League and strong academic D-1’s showing interest.
Antonio Campbell Jr. (2) 5-10 guard Mt. Pleasant Bulldogs/Mastery Charter Shoemaker School: Very high IQ, intelligent floor general. Showed outstanding quickness. Capable of finishing off the bounce. Works the offensive pick-and-roll play well. Outstanding decision maker. Real athlete, also runs track.
Jamir Dartley (11) 6-1 guard Mt. Pleasant Bulldogs/Mastery Charter Shoemaker School: Pure shooter from almost anywhere on the court. Has great length for his height. Solid frame, looks to have great upside. Strong enough to finish well at the rim against contact. Has great hands on the defensive end. Also plays football.
Jeff Carpenter (13) 6-3 forward Mt. Pleasant Bulldogs/Mastery Charter Schoemaker School: A real athlete. Gets off his feet well and has the ability to play above the rim. Also showed a nice mid-range jump shot while here. Outstanding rebounder for his size. Has the strength and athleticism to finish at the rim against contact.
Nick Hurowitz (3) 6-3 guard Boom McNeely/Mt. Sinai H.S.: Decent size for a guard. He is a very good scorer from the three-point line and in. Attacks the rim, and does so under control. Has a smooth game, a good feel for how to play. Very good shooter. Showed a nice change-of-pace dribble. A good on-the-court leader.
Zach Goldstein (24) 6-4 forward Early Risers-Orange/Warwick Valley H.S.: A real athletic front-court player. Showed a nice sense, a high court IQ. Has the ability to grab a rebound and go, taking it end to end. Works hard and effectively on the offensive glass. Hustles and gives maximum effort on every play.
Myles Ukoh (23) 6-5 forward Early Risers-Orange/Goshen H.S.: A nice stretch forward. Showed off solid court intelligent. An athletic player, too. Good size and length. Capable enough outside shooter for his position. Hard worker on the glass and uses his length and athleticism to get his share of rebounds.
Pat Sickler (10) 6-2 guard Palisades Elite/Nyack H.S.: A very good finisher for his size. On-court toughness raises his levle of play. Excellent mid-rage game, while also showing the capability of connecting from three-point territory. High court IQ. Very good decision maker.
Dion Harrington (2) 5-11 guard Palisades Elite/Scanlan H.S.: A crafty left-handed guard. Outstanding at the point, a real floor general. Showed a high IQ with good decision making abilities. Very aggressive with his dribble, showed the ability to get past defenders and to finish well, particularly in transition. Good outside shooter, as well.
Smith Vilbert (24) 6-7 center Harlem USA/St. Joseph’s Regional: A game-changing “big.” Uses his size/strength to finish well at the rim. A truly outstanding rebounder. Physical and athletic enough to get to rebounds out of his area on a regular basis. Uses his length to be an above-average shot-blocker. Mid-major D-1 interest. Several Patriot League schools are interested.
Donald Hartley Jr. (2) 5-9 point guardd Harlem USA/All Hallows H.S.: A lanky, slender guard who is extremely quick and uses that advantage well on the defensive end. Good and quick hands. Outstanding scorer, and can put up points on all three levels. Good dribble penetration, gets to the rim and finishes through contact. High motor on both ends. Could draw some D-2 interest.
Filippo Baldo (30) 6-0 guard East Coast Power/Notre Dame H.S.: A prolific scoring guard who can put points on the board from all three levels. Showed an outstanding shot from three-point range. Also athletic enough to get past defenders and finishes against contact. Good defender, particularly on the ball. Exhibited a high basketball IQ.
Nazair Holland (25) 6-7 wing Newburgh Zion Lions/Tennessee Prep Academy: A “bouncy” long, athletic wing player. Good handle and excels in transition. Can get a rebound and go. He goes end to end and finishes well in transition. Outstanding defender who knows how to use his length at that end. Affects more than hi share of passes when on defense. Shows a high court IQ. Headed to prep, looks like a future scholarship player.