2017 IWork Battle for New York

By Brett Wilson, Twitter @brettwilson715

IWork hosted The Battle for New York at The College of Staten Island on October 11. Nearly 100 seniors participated, and this event was full of action. More than 30 college coaches came out and Recruit The Bronx was in the house. These are our top players from the night:

Larry Moreno 2018 5’11 point guard Brooklyn Law & Tech HS - lefty point guard that has speed and can score with his 3pt shooting and driving the ball to the basket. His play is aggressive and he has a confident cool about his game. Still needs to get stronger and add some weight for next level play along with being better with his weak hand dribble.

Devon Nicholson 2018 6’0 point guard St. Joseph By The Sea HS - good player. Makes good the decisions with the ball and keeps himself moving without the ball. Shows the ability to make the right plays. Good IQ and feel for the game. Good mid range shooter. Needs to be a little bit faster with the ball.

Keysean Faulkner Smith 2018 6’9 center Ralph McKee HS - his building block starts on defense. Can block shots and change your shot selection when driving into his defense lane. Runs the floor. Decent agility and footwork. Average rebounder. Needs to be more aggressive going to get the rebounds.

Keyshawn Miller 2018 6’2 guard Saunders Trade & Tech HS - good player. Has a little razzle and dazzle to his game. He can make plays for himself and his teammates. Willing passer. Needs to become a shooting threat.

Sean Brensnan 2018 6’4 small forward Saunders Trade & Tech HS - solid player. Has athletic ability and can get above the rim when he needs to. Can shoot the ball when he hot. Not afraid to take shots on the perimeter and drive the ball. Can put the ball on the floor and lead the fast break. Need to be a better defender one on one.

Victor Olawoye 2018 6’0 point guard Elmont Memorial HS - good with the ball. Can make things happen with his dribble. Good court vision. Knows how to read the defense in pick n roll action. Decent with his pass but needs to make better entry passes into the post.

Carlos Lemus 2018 6’3 guard Upper Room Christian School - can be athletic. Can finish at the basket. Decent shooter. Good first off the dribble. Needs to shoot better off the screen.

Korey Williams 2018 5’8 point guard La Salle Academy - can handle the rock. Has the ability to put pressure on the defense with his dribble. Good energy on the court. Has a play makers skill set and level. Needs to show a commitment to keeping the man in front of him on defense.

Marcus Hammond 2018 6’0 point guard Cardozo HS - lefty point guard with good shooting and passing skills. Good court vision and awareness. Decent when he is under pressure and making the right decision. Needs to add muscle to his frame and be more effective with his weak hand

Sahdique Watkins 2018 6’0 combo guard Holy Cross HS - can handle the ball as a two way type of player either as a point /two guard combo and or two guard/wing combo. Average passer. Average shooter. Needs to get trimmer and toner.

Honorable Mentions
- Nick Ovichnkoff 2018 guard Clarkstown North HS
- Cameron Otiti 2018 6’1 guard All Hallows HS
- Elijah Galloway 2018 6’5 forward Saunders Trade and Tech HS
- Tyler Small 2018 6’1 guard Holy Trinity HS
- Danny Dacosta 2018 6’3 guard Monsignor Scanlan HS