2023 CM3 Elite 17u Player Profiles


CM3 Elite is a New York City based AAU program founded by Charles Melone. Melone is also the Director of Athletics at the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Astoria Queens. Their 17u team is coached by Dr. Ken Hoyte, assistant coach at Brooklyn Collegiate High.

The 2023 CM3 17u roster is below:

Jayden Johnson (2024) 6’1 point guard, Brooklyn Collegiate High - Johnson is a crafty lefty point guard with an elite mid-range game. Capable of making every pass and does an excellent job using his 6’5” wingspan to create havoc in the passing lanes. Holds a D1 offer from Bryant. Has been hearing from Binghamton, Fairfield, and Columbia as well. 3.4 gpa


Toribola Babs-Ogundeji (2025) - 6’5 small forward, Brooklyn Collegiate High - Babs-Ogundeji is one of NYC’s rising stars. He is an excellent defender and rebounder. He also has the ability to score on all three levels.  3.4 gpa


Davin Francis (2023) 6’6 wing, MacDuffie School (MA) - Francis is an elite shooter… Shoots just under 50% from behind the arc. Davin has good athleticism and a big time motor. So far this spring he’s showing the ability to beat guys off the bounce. He’s currently hearing from Fairleigh Dickinson and LIU.


Zaquan Jones (2023) 6’5 small forward, Scotland Campus (PA) - Jones is an elite athlete who uses his 215lb frame to power through defenders. Known for his ‘showtime’ dunks but also has a soft touch from the perimeter.


Kevin Roche (2023) 5’9 point guard, Hamilton Hall (NJ) - Rochez is a lightning quick point guard who has a college-ready frame. Guards 94ft and gets by defenders with ease.


Josiah “JoJo” Mitchener (2024) 5’9 point guard, Curtis High - Mitchener was Staten Island’s assist leader at Curtis High. He is a high IQ point guard and team leader capable of scoring in bunches. 3.2 gpa


Elijah Pagan (2024) 6’6 wing, School of the Future - Pagan is a guard in a forward’s body. He is exceptional with the ball in his hands and is a matchup nightmare- too much length for smaller guards and too crafty off the bounce against guys his size.


Jaziah Luckie-Carter (2025) 6’7 swing, Brooklyn Collegiate High - Luckie-Carter is a high level guard that scores on all three levels. The long, lean, athletic wing is deceptively quick and has a tight handle not normally seen on guys his size. 3.6 gpa


David Chachoua (2024) 6’1 shooting guard, Winchedon School (MA) - Chachoua is “Hand down - man down” shooter. He might be the best shooter in all of NYC. Chachoua has a quick release and can string together 5-6 in-game threes with ease. 3.2 gpa


Marcos Otero (2024) 6’0 point guard, South Bronx Community Charter School - Otero is a strong and speedy playmaking point guard with elite court vision. Very few guards play as hard or as smart as Otero.  He can beat guys off the dribble with ease and has a knack for taking and making tough shots. 3.7 gpa

Amari Cribb (2023) 6’9 forward (Southern Connecticut State commit) - Cribb is a long and athletic lefty with a huge upside. Solid from the low post and an incredibly soft touch out to 18ft. He has a high motor and is a great out-of-area rebounder.  3.4 gpa


Sean Johnson (2024) 5’11 point guard, Canarsie High - Johnson is an elite playmaker who can knock down 3’s in bunches. He’s a pit bull on defense and thrives on locking down opposing point guards. 3.5 gpa


Flavio Jean (2025) 6’0 guard, Brooklyn Collegiate High - A tough NYC point guard. He directs his team and makes sure that his team flows through his play. He has a quick first step, which allows him to score, draw fouls and set u his teammates. Strong floater game.