Tru Ballaz Top Players Notes (9/25/18)
On Tuesday night, Recruit the Bronx went to Frederick Douglass Academy III in the South Bronx to check out the action in games: St. Raymond (CHSAA) vs. DeWitt Clinton (PSAL) and Archbishop Stepinac (CHSAA) and LaSalle (CHSAA). Here are the standouts from both games:
Tahron Allen, 6-4, Shooting Guard, St. Raymond High School, Class of 2021 A player with a long wingspan that can play the two or three positions on the floor. Has good movement with or without the ball, has an improving jumpshot and is an aggressive defender.
Jeremy Lacayo, 6-6, Forward, St. Raymond High School, Class of 2020 A forward that has good hands when on defense and always looks to block shots. Struggles with strength and finishing baskets, but puts out plenty of effort.
Luis Kortright, 6-3, Shooting Guard, St. Raymond High School, Class of 2020 A guard that can shoot the lights out and can move well on defense. Has an explosive first step that can get him to the basket for layups and knows how to exploit defenders. Good at moving on pick and rolls.
Davion Bonar, 5-10, Shooting Guard, DeWitt Clinton High School, Class of 2020 A player that has control of the team and is good at shifting gears when he has the ball in his hands. Is a pass-first point guard, as well as a tough and scrappy point guard.
Taijon Johnson, 6-0, Point Guard, DeWitt Clinton High School, Class of 2019 An off-guard that has a good outside shot and always looks to score. Great at getting through screens and letting teammates find him for open shots. Struggles with consistent shot making and defense.
Constantine Honliasso, 6-0, Shooting Guard, St. Raymond High School, Class of 2021 A player that has plenty of hustle, but always makes good shots when he has the opportunity. Looks to grab rebounds and trail loose balls on offense.
Malachi Smith, 5-11, Point Guard, St. Raymond High School, Class of 2021 A guard who knows how to lead the team and also make great passes to his teammates. A playmaker that has a good handle. Makes good drives to the basket. Finds ways to score.
Ed Sanchez, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2020 A bullish guard that knows how to get to the basket. Is able to take plenty of physical contact when going to the hole, but is a streaky shooter.
Adrian Griffin, Jr., 6-5, Forward, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2021 A player that has plenty of toughness and a strong build. Can definitely shoot from long range and has plenty of ballhandling skills. Has strength that helps him when he goes into the lane.
Brian De La Rosa, 5-8, Point Guard, LaSalle Academy, Class of 2020 A smart guard with good court vision who trusts his teammates. Is very quick and fast and shreds through defenders at a fast rate. Struggles with shooting from long range, finishing baskets and turning over the ball.
Alpha Bangura, 6-8, Forward, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2020 A player that has plenty of size and has plenty of versatility. Has the size of a power forward but can play small forward and guard. Has good court vision and awareness.
Michael Carothers, 5-9, LaSalle Academy, Class of 2021 A player that can shoot from long-range and has plenty of quickness. A guard that can attack the basket, but also shows that he can play good defense. Struggles with turning the ball over and taking the right shots at times.