2022 HoopWave Showcase


HARTFORD, CT, November 11th, 2022 –  Approximately 750 basketball enthusiasts gathered at Weaver High School in Hartford to cheer on their favorite middle and high school basketball players for the 6th annual HoopWave Basketball Showcase. The event was Run by Active City and HoopWave The emcees were Coach Shaq and Ruckee Park mic legend Mic Larry.

The showcase kicked off at 11 a.m. with a matchup between the classes of 2029 and 2030, where The Blue Team routed The Black team by 16 points.

For the Top 24 Girls game, the MVP was Kaila Richards, The Hotchkiss School with 19pts and 4rbs.

Team Red                              
Coach Dave Cornish-NFA              
Bela Cucuta-Newington                
Ayanna Frank-Windsor                
Jaylice Rosario-Maloney            
Enaijha Gilbert-Weaver              
Janiah Perez-Kolbe cathedral        
Sam Battle-Miss Porters School      
Serenity Lancaster-New London        
Kaila Richards-The Hotchkiss School    
Keyvanna Bennett-Suffield Academy    
Keira Odume-Loomis                    
Nalyce Dudley-New London              
Abigail Kim-Choate                        

Team Black
Coach Leo Ramirez-Weaver
Kayla Henry-Watkinson
Amany Lopez-Putnam Science
Nay Rippey-Bristol Eastern
Jayda Johnson-Hamden Hall
Rayne Durant-Hamden Hall
Madison Benigni-Mercy
Tiara Tyson-Manchester
Taelor Arnold-East Hartford High
Amyah Rosado-Enfield
Sierra Bentley-Northfield Mount Herman
Skyler Burke-Maloney
Monet Augmon-Ledyard

For the final game, Public v. Prep, MVP Badara Diakite of NorthWest Catholic led the public school team to victory by securing the winning basket and totaling 20 points 10rbs 2blks. Out of the three match-ups, in the history of this event, this is the second time Public has overcome Prep to take the series lead.

Team Black

Coach Broderick Beckford      
Tayeshawn Pemberton - St Georges      
Gavin Griffiths - Kingswood Oxford        
Quentin Duncan - NDWH Prep          
Allyn Wright - St Georges                
Esco Greene - Kingswood Oxford        
Eman Beldeh - Rocky Hill Country Day              
Barrett Loer -  St Georges                
Kingston Walker - Loomis Chaffee              
Cavin Pollard - Masters School            

Team Red

Coach Andre Harrington (NY Lightning AAU)
Riley Fox - Conard
Badara Diakite - Northwest Catholic
Jack Nieradko - Northwest Catholic
Quintin Floyd - Windsor
Rayshawn Tibby - Windsor
Anthony Parker - Xavier
Talib Christian - Bulkley
Christian Wilson - Weaver
London Jemison - Northwest Catholic


Winning teams and MVPs received a HoopWave necklace and dinner at Foxwoods.

2029/2030 Game
Team Black 28
Team Blue 44
MVP: RJ Damas-11pts 6rbs 1ast 1stl 1blk

2027/2028 Game
Team Black 26
Team Blue 62
MVP: Troy McKelvin JR.-14pts 8rbs 1ast 2stls 1blk

2026 Game
Team Black 64
Team Red 54
MVP: Abdoe Toure-28pts 10rbs 1ast 1stl 2blks

2025 Game
Team Black 67
Team Red 71
MVP: Da’miac Gittens-17pts 4rbs 4ast

2024 Game
Team Black 68
Team Red 70
MVP: Antione Williams-23pts 3rbs 4ast 4stls

2023 Game
Team Black 36
Team Red 53
MVP: Christian McClease 12pts 6rbs 4stls

Top24 Girls Game
Team Red 38
Team Blue 28
MVP: Kaila Richards 19pts 4rbs 1stl

Prep Vs Public Game
Prep 89
Public 94
MVP: Badara Diakite-20pts 10rbs 2ast 2stls 2blks (Game Winning Basket)