2018 Monsignor King and Monsignor Brown Tournament
This week, RecruitTheBronx.com made the trip to the Monsignor King and Monsignor Brown Tournament, which was played inside the St. Thomas Aquinas CYO gymnasium in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. The tournament, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, showcased many teams from parts of New York City and Long Island. Here were the standouts from the games:
Kalique Mitchell, 6’4, Shooting Guard, McKee/Staten Island Tech High School, Class of 2019 - Mitchell is a guard with a long wingspan who can get up and down the court in a hurry. Has a scorer’s mentality. Makes plenty of strong drives to the basket and is fearless when going to the hole. Great at getting the rebounds and running in transition.
Jalen Golden, 6’3, Shooting Guard, McKee/Staten Island Tech High School, Class of 2019 - Golden likes going to the hole, but struggles sometimes at finishing at the basket. He does draw a lot of fouls. Good at rebounding.
Prince Yates, 6’4, Forward, McKee/Staten Island Tech High School, Class of 2019 - An undersized forward that has plenty of strength and is an imposing figure in the paint. Shows plenty of versatility by putting the ball on the floor and looks to score. Looks to put the ball in the basket when he has the opportunity.
Daquan Khamis, 5’9, Point Guard, McKee/Staten Island Tech High School, Class of 2020 - Is lightning-fast when moving around the court. Goes to the basket, but also looks to pass the ball to his teammates. Has the ability to shoot from long range.
Jovayne Walters, 6’7, Forward, St. Mary’s High School, Class of 2020 - Walters is an imposing figure in the low-post. Good at rebounding and uses his good technique to overwhelm smaller defenders. Needs to add strength and improve his lateral movement.
Jon Mayers, 5’10, Point Guard, St. Mary’s High School, Class of 2019 - A socring guard who both attacks the basket and has the ability to shoot from long range. Makes heady plays and can pass the ball. Sometimes struggles with turnovers and ball control when defense pressures him.
Sal Saputo, 6’3, Shooting Guard, St. Mary’s High School, Class of 2020 - Saputo is a scrappy, hard-working player. He finds ways to attack the basket and score, while also making clutch plays for his teammates. He is also a good free-throw shooter and 3-point threat. Shows the ability to grab rebounds and run on the breaks.
Greg Grant, 6’0, Shooting Guard, McKee/Staten Island Tech High School, Class of 2019 - Grant shows quickness and a lot of energy. Although he lacks strength, he makes up for that with effort. Looks to score and also attacks the basket. Is a solid defender who has good hands and looks to get steals.
James O’Brien, 6’1, Shooting Guard, St. Edmund Preparatory School, Class of 2019 - O’Brien shoots from long range and can cause damage to the opposition when left open. He has good lateral movement on defense and is can stay with the player he’s guarding.
Kenneth Richardson, 5’9, Point Guard, Bedford Academy, Class of 2019 - Ricahrdson has the ability to pass the ball to his teammates, but struggles with ball control and turning the ball over. He can both shoot from long range and get to the basket.
Shemar Latty, 6’0, Shooting Guard, St. Edmund Preparatory School, Class of 2020 - Latyy s a guard who has the ability to score and has a good jumper. His biggest strength is defense, as he has good hands and can force the opposition into a turnover.
Sean Edwards, 6’3, Forward, St. Edmund Preparatory School, Class of 2020 - Edwards shows plenty of versatility for his size. He can pass the ball and also step out and shoot. Hde has the ability to crash the boards and also get steals.
Cameron Shields, 6’1, Shooting Guard, St. Edmund Preparatory School, Class of 2020 - Shields can do everything on defense, whether it is getting a steal or blocking shots. Gives his team plenty of energy when he’s on the floor.
Carson Small, 6’4, Forward, Bedford Academy, Class of 2020 - Small is a big presence in the paint as far as rebounding and blocking shots. On offense, he attacks the boards and is also good at getting his baskets in the low post.
Michael Graham, 6’7, Forward, Xaverian High School, Class of 2019 - Graham has plenty of aggression when going to the to the basket. He makes good power moves on offense and can also rebound and block shots in the low post.
Shawn Fulcher, 5’11, Point Guard, Xaverian High School, Class of 2021 - Fulcher is a point guard who has great court awareness and does a n ice job controlling his team’s tempo. He makes good drives to the basket to get effortless layups.
Isaiah Amazan, 6-1, Shooting Guard, Xaverian High School, Class of 2019 - Is a guard that is physically strong and moves well on both ends of the floor. Has the ability to pass the ball. Has great hands on defense and has plenty of scoring ability.
Elijah Hardison, 6’6, Forward, Xaverian High School, Class of 2020 - Hardison is raw in terms of skills, but still has the ability to impact the game in other ways. He is a good shot-blocker. great at running the floor and is efficient at getting to the boards.
Mervi Jade Fleming, 6’3, Shooting Guard, Metropolitan High School, Class of 2021 - Fleming shows some scoring prowess. Struggles with shooting from the outside, but is able to slice and dice his way into the lane. He is also good at getting to the boards and running in transition.
Zach Hayn, 6’1, Shooting Guard, Xaverian High School, Class of 2019 - Hayn plays tremendous defense and is a hard worker on both ends of the court. He shows prowess in shooting from the outside and finding multiple ways to score.