2018 All City Classic Top Performers

By David Cordova

This Saturday, Recruit the Bronx took the opportunity to check out the best of the best from New York and Philadelphia as All Star teams dueled it out at St. Raymond High School in three games. New York would emerge victorious in the sophomore, junior and senior games, as they would determine that they were the superior city. Here are the standouts for all three games:

Class of 2021

Jaylen Murray, 6-1, Point Guard, Cardinal Hayes High School (NY), Team New York A player that is good at shredding defenses and getting to the basket to the basket with ease. Has plenty of quickness when going to the basket and is prone to getting steals off of the opposition.


Tahron Allen, 6-4, Forward, St. Raymond High School (NY), Team New York Makes good plays on defense and is able to shoot jumpers from long range. Shows plenty of athleticism when going up in the lane and finds various ways to score.

Rahsool Diggins, 6-1, Point Guard, Archbishop Wood High School (PA), Team Philly A player that finds various ways to score, as he displays a strong shooting stroke. His only struggle is his penchant for turning the ball over, but when left open, can do damage by getting to hole or by shooting from anywhere on the court.

Quron Zene, 6-5, Forward, The Masters School (CT), Team New York A forward that has plenty of hustle in him, as far as tracking rebounds & loose balls. Will also do whatever it takes to score, including hitting pull-up jumpers.

Adama Sanogo, 6-9, Forward, Our Savior New America School (NY), Team New York A forward that will terrorize the rim whenever he gets the ball in the low post, but can also put the ball on the floor. Has long arms that can either alter an opponent’s shot or contest it.

Rob Jackson, 6-5, Forward, Archbishop Wood High School (PA), Team Philly Although he doesn’t have much athleticism, he finds ways to be active on the floor, whether it is getting a rebound, a loose ball, or a clutch basket.

Ta’Quan Woodley, 6-6, Forward, Camden High School (NJ), Team Philly A player that attacks the glass and is not afraid to be physical in the paint. Always looks to get blocks, but can also damage offensively, as well.


Class of 2020

Julian Champagnie, 6-7, Forward Bishop Loughlin High School (NY), Team New York A versatile swing man with long arms that shows athleticism & can make plenty of moves when he has the ball in his hands. Known for corralling long rebounds and getting out to run on the fast break. (Is currently a high school senior, but plans to reclassify to the class of 2020 following graduation from Bishop Loughlin)

Cliff Omoruyi, 6-10, Center, Immaculate Conception High School (NJ), Team New York A forward that is dominant in the paint area, as he attacks the glass and the rim with reckless abandon. Is a physical specimen that has a lot of strength when it comes to rebounding and blocking shots.

Yasir Stover, 6-0, Point Guard, Simon Gratz High School (PA), Team Philly A point guard that is diminutive, but plays bigger than his height. Always finds ways to get the teammates the ball at the right time and is speedy when getting to the hole. Struggles with getting caught into turnovers.

Malik Edmead, 5-9, Point Guard, Deer Park High School (NY), Team New York A guard that is proficient in going for the pull-up jumper & is fearless when going to the basket. Despite his small frame, he is aggressive when going to the basket. Struggles with consistent jumper.

Anthony Marshall, 5-11, Point Guard, Thelma Hamilton/Metro Brooklyn Democracy Academy (NY), Team New York A slick point guard that is crafty & has that playground-style game, but knows how to get his teammates involved in the game. Struggles with turning the ball over at times and with shooting.

Class of 2019

Naheem McLeod, 7-2, Center, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PA), Team Philly A center that control the paint & can be very impressive at the middle. Great at blocking or altering shots on defense & wreaking havoc on the rims and using post moves. Sometimes struggles with being aggressive.

Femi Odukale, 6-5, Shooting Guard, South Shore High School, Team New York A guard that can take physical contact whenever he drives to the hole and get to the foul line. Has plenty of toughness when on the court and will do anything to score.

Christian Ray, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Haverford School (PA), Team Philly A player that attacks the glass & plays bigger than his height. Also is a player that can provide putbacks & other hustle plays to his team and also gives plenty of effort when he’s on the court.

Dashawn Davis, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Our Saviour Lutheran High School (NY), Team New York A guard that makes slick moves on the court and also makes strong drives to the hole. He also possesses plenty of strength when it comes to him drawing fouls. Is a streaky shooter, but has a penchant at making big shots at the right time.

Joe Toussaint, 6-0, Point Guard, Cardinal Hayes High School (NY), Team New York A pass-first point guard that knows how to make his teammates flourish and is very quick when it comes to fast breaks and getting to the basket. Also has the ability to score in bunches.

Glen Anderson 5-9, Point Guard, Brooklyn Collegiate High School (NY), Team New York A small guard that is lightning-quick on offense & is hard to guard. Can run his team efficiently & get the team going, while also being a defensive threat by picking off the opposition for steals.

Chereef Knox, 6-5, Forward, Imhotep Charter High School, Team Philly A transplanted New Yorker who has versatility in his game and knows how to take over a game with his scoring and aggression. Has plenty of toughness, which helps him when he goes to the hole.