2019 CHSAA AA Division Semifinal Top Performers Notes
On Thursday night, Recruit the Bronx took a trip to Rose Hill Gymnasium, which is located on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx to chronicle the CHSAA AA semifinals. The four teams were Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn), Christ the King (Queens), Cardinal Hayes (The Bronx) and Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains). The championship game will be on Sunday, March 10th at 3 PM. Here are the standouts from each of the two semi-finals:
Moussa Cisse, 6-11, Forward, Christ the King High School, Class of 2021 - An imposing figure who looks to block shots and has an affinity to impact the game at both ends of the court. Is a terror at the rim and can attack the glass when it comes to him getting rebounds. Has a bit of a shooting touch.
Taj Chiles, 5-7, Point Guard, Bishop Loughlin High School, Class of 2021 - A diminutive point guard who is lightning-quick and can get from point A to point B in about 2.1 seconds. Knows where to distribute the ball to his teammates and gets to the hole efficiently when it comes to getting to the basket. Has a solid jumper from the outside.
Maurice Doby, 5-6, Point Guard, Bishop Loughlin High School, Class of 2020 - A diminutive guard who has a shooting stroke that can kill a team’s zone, especially when left open. A small guard, but has plenty of upper-body strength and has no problem with physical contact when going up for a basket.
Ryan Myers, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Christ the King High School, Class of 2020 - A guard who makes smooth moves to the basket and is a dangerous shooter from three-point range. Makes plenty of smart plays on the court and makes good decisions on the court.
Jaheim Young, 6-4, Forward, Bishop Loughlin High School, Class of 2019 - An undersized forward who has plenty of physical strength and has plenty of toughness. Good at attacking the boards and showing his versatility by putting the ball on the floor.
Sterling Jones, 5-10, Point Guard, Christ the King High School, Class of 2021 - A guard who can make things happen on both ends of the court. Is a lightning-fast and is shifty with the ball. Great at getting to the hole and attacking the basket. Is streaky with his shooting, but makes up for it with great defense.
Nathaniel Curry, 6-4, Forward, Christ the King High School, Class of 2019 - A small forward who is good at stepping out to shoot from around the free-throw line and good at guarding players on the wing. Has a great shooting stroke and attacks the boards for rebounds when in the low-post. Uses his strength to hold off bigger defenders and is prone to getting fouled and getting to the free throw line.
Adrian Griffin, Jr., 6-6, Forward, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2021 - Griffin is imposing in stature, but is very strong and also has versatility in more ways than one. Has a long wingspan and a good motor. Has a nice shooting touch and has the ability to block shots.
R.J. Davis, 6-0, Point Guard, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2020 - A point guard who likes to run in transition and picks and chooses his spots when it comes to scoring. Knows when and where to give his teammates the ball. Is very quick and deceptive and is very careful with the ball. Good at rebounding the ball.
Joe Toussaint, 5-11, Point Guard, Cardinal Hayes High School, Class of 2019 - A player who can score in multiple ways and is fearless when going to the basket. Attacks the hole with precision and can find his teammates in various spots on the floor. Is quick getting up and down the floor and attacking the glass.
Julien Soumaoro, 5-11, Shooting Guard, Cardinal Hayes High School, Class of 2020 - Soumaoro makes good moves to the basket and has no problem with being aggressive to score. Struggles with shooting consistently from long range and with making free throws.
Ed Sanchez, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2019 - A player who makes clutch shots from three-point range. He also knows how to get to the basket and is not afraid to use his strength when he gets to the hole.
Malcolm Chimezie, 6-7, Forward, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2021 - A forward with a long wingspan and a physically imposing presence in the low post. Has ability to either block or challenge shots in the lane. Is a great rebounder & has really good mobility for a big man.
Adam Cisse, 6-9, Forward, Cardinal Hayes High School, Class of 2019 - Cisse is a physical specimen and goes hard in the paint for baskets and attacks the glass proficiently. Is solid when going to the basket on offense.
Jaylen Murray, 5-11, Point Guard, Cardinal Hayes High School, Class of 2021 - A guard who is smooth when going to the basket. Struggles with shooting consistently, but makes up for it with drives to the hole. When his shot is falling, he can be a dangerous when left open.
Shemani Fuller, 6-7, Forward, Cardinal Hayes High School, Class of 2020 -
A physical, slender forward who shows plenty of athleticism and promise. Goes to the glass efficiently and has good hands. Shows aggressiveness when going up for a dunk at the rim.
Luke Fizulich, 6-1, Shooting Guard, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2020 - Fizulich can move well on the defensive end and can shoot from long range. Good at staying in front of defenders and always looks to keep the opposition in control whenever he has to guard the best player on the other team.