2018 Battle in the Apple (NYC Teams) Top Players
This weekend, RecruitTheBronx.com headed to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the first annual Battle in the Apple Showcase, which is sponsored by Puma. Three New York teams played in the first two games, as Christ the King (CHSAA) took on South Shore (PSAL) and Lawrence Woodmere took on Seattle’s Federal Way. Here were the standouts for the New York teams:
Quaran McPherson 6’3, Shooting Guard, Christ the King High School, Class of 2020 - McPherson is a guard that has a strong body and makes great moves to the basket. Is always alert for the ball and has good hands. Is great at going up for rebounds.
Malik Lacewell 6’2, Forward, Christ the King High School, Class of 2019 - Lacewell is a wing that has an affinity for shooting from the three-point line. Great at moving his feet on defense and is a skilled rebounder.
Isaiah Richards 6’10, Forward, South Shore High School, Class of 2019 - Richards is a forward that is dominant in the paint and looks to block shots. He is also a solid rebounder, but struggles with getting beat to the basket. Is also alert on defense and is good for blocking shots.
Sterling Jones 5’11, Point Guard, Christ the King High School, Class of 2021 - Jones is a guard that is lightning-fast and is great at getting steals and hitting his teammates. Struggles with shot selection and with decision-making when passing the ball.
Femi Odukale 6-5, Forward, South Shore High School, Class of 2019 - Odukale is a wing who has a scorer’s mentality and plenty of length. He is great at absorbing contact and drawing fouls. Is great at rebounding and backing down players of smaller stature.
Phillips Joseph 6’6, Forward, South Shore High School, Class of 2019 - Joseph is a power forward that has plenty of strength and is good at grabbing rebounds and also stepping out to shoot from long range.
Ryan Myers 6’1, Shooting Guard, Christ the King High School, Class of 2020 - Myers is a player that likes to shoot at a high volume. Struggles with shot selection and in finishing at the basket. However, is a player that also looks to attack the basket. When successful with scoring, he is a deadly shooter and is good at driving to the basket.
Kadary Richmond 6’4, Shooting Guard, South Shore High School, Class of 2019 - Richmond is a swingman that has size but also has plenty of skill and makes powerful drives to the basket. Has the ability to score at will and has a long wingspan. Has great hands and is great at getting rebounds and/or steals.
Nathaniel Curry 6’4, Forward, Christ the King High School, Class of 2019 - Curry is an undersized power forward that is good for scoring in the paint and using his strength to hold his own against bigger defenders.
Kareem May 5’10, Point Guard, South Shore High School, Class of 2020 - May is a diminutive point guard that is a great facilitator and can get to the basket as well as grab rebounds. Has plenty of quickness on offense and is efficient in running the offense.
Aidan Ighieon 6’10, Forward, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, Class of 2019 - Ighieon is a forward that makes powerful moves to the hole and can also step out and shoot from long range, if given the opportunity. Will rise above the rim for a dunk and can show his explosiveness in the post.
Tyler Saint-Furcy 6’4, Shooting Guard, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, Class of 2020
Saint-Furcy is a player that get to the basket with precision and can score from anywhere on the floor. Is a guard that looks to score and can attack the basket. Struggles with ball control and is bound to make turnovers.
Maurice Butler 5’8, Point Guard, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, Class of 2021 - Butler is a diminutive guard that has the ability to shoot from long range and solid point guard play for his team. Struggles with ball control and can be forced into turnovers at times.