2019 The LuHi Postseason Invitational Championship
This past weekend, Recruit the Bronx made the trip out to Brookville, Long Island for the LuHi Postseason Invitational, which is hosted by Long Island Lutheran High School. In this event, four high level teams from New York State, Long Island Lutheran, Albany Academy for Boys, John Bowne and Martin Luther King all battled in preparation for their respective playoff runs. Here were the standouts from the games.
Andre Curbelo, 6-0, Point Guard, Long Island Lutheran High School, Class of 2020. A guard that is very alert for the ball and looks to make some good plays for teammates. Curbelo makes great passes and communicates with his teammates. Finds ways to get to the basket and has a smooth shooting stroke.
Andre Jackson, 6-6, Forward, Albany Academy for Boys, Class of 2020 - Jackson knows how to run the floor efficiently and shows plenty of flair with his athleticism. He has the ability to block the opposition’s shots. A solid rebounder who uses his length and wingspan to corral rebounds and block shots. He has a lot versatility in his game.
August Mahoney, 6-2, Point Guard, Albany Academy for Boys, Class of 2019 - A lead guard who reads his teammates well with good court vision. He struggles with finishing at the basket and forces his shot. However, he is good at taking physical contact when going to the hole. Good at making backdoor cuts to the basket. When his shot is falling, he is yough to stop.
Riley Mulvey, 6-8, Forward, Albany Academy for Boys, Class of 2022 - Mulvey a solid forward who is a good passer and uses his big body and length to his advantage. He is a solid rebounder who attacks the glass. He uses his body well and is not afraid of making physical contact when in the low post.
Tyler Stephenson-Moore, 6-4, Shooting Guard, Long Island Lutheran High School, Class of 2019 - Stephenson-Moore can spread the floor and attack the zone with his shooting. When left open, he can destroy the opposition with his stroke from three-point range. He also shows the ability to penetrate into the lane and get to the basket. He has good passing instincts.
Marcus Jackson, 6-2, Point Guard, Albany Academy for Boys, Class of 2021 - Jackson is a lockdown defender who is always alert whenever the opposition has the ball. He has plenty of toughness when getting to the basket.
Yoro Sidibe, 6-8, Forward, Long Island Lutheran High School, Class of 2019 - Sidibe is a slender forward who has good ball handling skills and shows superb athleticism when going to the rim or when crashing the boards. Sidibe is a very skilled player that can do many things on the court.
Essam Mostafa, 6-9, Forward, Long Island Lutheran High School, Class of 2019 - Mostafa is a forward who is very physical and can bang in the paint when it comes to scoring or getting to the boards. He finds ways to make it to the hole and had plenty of versatile skills when it comes to putting the ball on the floor.
Zed Key, 6-8, Forward, Long Island Lutheran High School, Class of 2020 - Key has plenty of strength and attacks the boards and the rim. He has solid post moves and will grab rebounds. He puts the ball on the floor with good purpose. He also has the ability to block shots.
Isaiah Gray, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Martin Luther King High School, Class of 2019 - Gray looks to score every time he has the ball. He makes plenty of strong moves to the basket and can slice and dice through defenders when it comes to getting through the lane.
Jalen Celestine, 6-6, Long Island Lutheran High School, Class of 2020 - Celestine is a forward who finds plenty of ways to score. He has a good shooting stroke from three-point range and is able to attack the lanes when going to the basket. Uses his versatility to his advantage.
Ron Brown, 6-4, Shooting Guard, Albany Academy for Boys, Class of 2020 - Brown is good at running up and down the floor, and finds multiple ways to score and stay active on the floor. He is a consistent rebounder that loves to run on the break. He will take advantage of a team when left open on the outside.
Cherif Diarra, 6-4, Forward, John Bowne High School, Class of 2020 - Diarra has a good shooting stroke from long range. He is good at getting to the basket and is good at putting the ball on the floor. Has good hands and instincts and is always alert when it comes to blocking shots.
Tyrese Apple, 6-1, Shooting Guard, John Bowne High School, Class of 2019 - A guard who has a quick first step and can get to the basket and is good at absorbing physical contact when getting to basket. This skill and approach gets him to the free-throw line frequently.
Aguibou Balde, 6-4, Forward, John Bowne High School, Class of 2021 - Balde is a solid post player that has good footwork and moves well in the low post. He is great at using his body in the low block. Has good hands and attacks the boards, while he also gets shot blocks.