2019 Nick Ciccone/Pete Sinis Memorial Tournament Top Players
This weekend, Recruit the Bronx made a trip to the Our Lady of Mercy Gymnasium in Port Chester, New York for the Nick Ciccone/Pete Sinis Memorial Tournament. This is an annual tournament hosted by Team Triple Threat for teams from around the tri-state area. In this year’s event, eight teams competed in a very small gymnasium for the opportunity to win the championship. Here are the standouts from this weekend’s event:
Ramsey King, 5-10, Point Guard, Thomas Jefferson High School (NY), Jadakiss Elite, Class of 2021 - A flashy guard who tries to involve his teammates on offense and can make good plays when he has the ball. Always makes attempts to get to the basket. Is very efficient at facilitating to his teammates.
Jordan Agyemang, 6-6, Forward, South Bronx Preparatory School (NY), Jadakiss Elite, Class of 2019 - Agyemang is a forward who has a long wingspan and showcases his explosion by throwing down plenty of dunks. His athleticism also allows him to obtain rebounds when he’s in the low-post. Has the ability to block shots.
Marquand Watson, 6-3, Forward, Waterbury Career Academy (CT), CT Select, Class of 2019 - Watson finds ways to get to the basket and is also a force in the low post. Is able to absorb contact when in the paint and can get to the free throw line as often as possible.
Jay Turner, 6-3, Point Guard, Kennedy High School (CT), CT Select, Class of 2019 - Turner plays all 94 feet of the court and takes no possessions off. Is very alert on the defensive end and uses his wingspan to get steals at the other end.
Keyshawn Miller, 6-3, Forward, Our Saviour Lutheran High School (NY), Jadakiss Elite, Class of 2019 - A versatile swing man who can play the two or three position and also does a lot of things on both ends of the court. Great at making moves to the basket.
Gary Grant, 6-6, Forward, St. Raymond High School (NY), High Major, Class of 2020 - We’ve seen Grant play a lot. He is able to show plenty of athleticism on both ends of the court when blocking shots or going up to the hole. Struggles when shooting jumpers, but makes up for that with his versatility and effort on the boards.
Matt Zona, 6-10, Forward, Bergen Catholic High School (NJ), NY Falcons, Class of 2020 - Zona moves well around the court and is a physical specimen. Is a solid defender and can dominate on the boards. Has a soft shooting touch and has good passing instincts.
R.J. Davis, 6-0, Point Guard, Archbishop Stepinac High School (NY), High Major, Class of 2020 - Davis’ play is catching a lot of notice from the media and High Major D1 recruiting. He is guard who has great court vision and has plenty of awareness when it comes to finding his teammates. Shows the ability to penetrate into the lane and can also shoot from long range.
Myles Ruth, 5-10, Point Guard, Don Bosco Preparatory School (NJ), NY Falcons, Class of 2020 - Ruth has good court vision and can hit teammates for passes and always knows when to go for his shots. Always good for making good moves to the basket.
Nick Ochenikoff, 6-3, Shooting Guard, West Nottingham Academy, (CT) NY Falcons, Class of 2019 - A two-guard who makes plenty of good moves to the basket and can score in bunches. Runs well on both ends of the court. Has good hands on defense and can get blocks and steals.
Avonte Gilbert, 6-6, Forward, John F. Kennedy High School (NJ), NY Falcons, Class of 2019 - Gilbert has a long wingspan and can use his length to get around smaller defenders and attack the glass. Great at getting rebounds and gets to the basket easily.
Luis Kortright, 6-2, Shooting Guard, St. Raymond High School (NY) Riverside Church, Class of 2020 - A shooting guard who can do many things on both ends of the court. Can get out on the break and make the ball move. He has plenty of good passing instincts, can get to the basket and doesn’t hesitate to hit jumpers when he has the opportunity.
Brian Moore, 6-1, Point Guard, Kingston High School (NY), Early Risers, Class of 2019 - Moore can make good moves and attack the basket. Knows how to get around screens and can score in a variety of ways. Shows plenty of athleticism when going to the hole.
Daivel Jackson, 6-6, Forward, Kingston High School (NY), Early Risers, Class of 2019 - Jackson is solid in the low post. Possesses plenty of strength and knows how to seal his defender which makes him an effective scorer in the post. Great at crashing the boards and stays active in the paint.
Shemani Fuller, 6-6, Cardinal Hayes High School (NY), Riverside Church, Class of 2020 - Fuller has lot of wingspan and plenty of explosion in his game. Uses his superb athleticism and to wreak havoc on the rim. Also has plenty of speed and can get up and down the court really efficiently.
Zach Freemantle, 6-9, Forward, Bergen Catholic High School (NJ), Northeast Basketball Club, Class of 2019 - A forward who has a good skill set and plenty of versatility. His long wingspan and physicality make him a matchup nightmare for the opposition. He is efficient in rebounding and throwing down dunks. Can step out and shoot from the outside.
Alejandro Vasquez, 6-4, Shooting Guard, The Patrick School (NJ), New York Gauchos, Class of 2019 - Vasquez has a nice shooting stroke from the outside and can cause damage to a zone with his ability to shoot from three-point range.
Malachi Smith, 6-0, Point Guard, St. Raymond High School (NY), New York Gauchos, Class of 2021 - Smith makes good decisions on the court. Uses his length to snare the ball on the defensive end and is always ready to lock the opposition down when he’s trying to get the ball.
Justin Winston, 6-8, Forward, The Patrick School (NJ), Northeast Basketball Club, Class of 2019 - A big man who has a nice shooting touch, but can also bang in the paint. Is very physical when he needs to be. Is clutch when grabbing rebounds and shows plenty of athleticism.