2019 EYAC Beacon 158 Spring Fling Top Performers - 4/30
RecruitTheBronx.com went to the Marie Curie School, Bayside, Queens to catch some EYAC Beacon 158 Tournament action on April 30. The Spring Fling atteacts high school programs from the Bronx, Queens and Long Island in a spring league in order to showcase their players for the following season. Here are the standouts from Monday night’s action.
O’Zhell Jackson, 6-7, Forward, Adlai Stevenson High School, Class of 2021 - Jackson has plenty of length and can do plenty of things on both ends of the court. Great bringing up the ball and handling it and also posting up smaller players. Is a great facilitator that can give his teammates the ball wherever they need it.
Elijah Perez, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Adlai Stevenson High School, Class of 2020 - Perez can move around the floor and looks to make himself open for a pass. Loves to shoot from long range. Contains a deadly three-point shot that can kill the opposition if he is not guarded heavily.
Rashawn Clemente, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Adlai Stevenson High School, Class of 2020 - Clemente has plenty of athleticism, and is able to create for himself on the offensive end. Has a long wingspan, which allows him to get blocks and also rebound the ball. Looks to score whenever he has an opportunity.
Kaden Norton, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Adlai Stevenson High School, Class of 2021 - Norton is a defensive nightmare for the opposition. On offense, he loves to create and is a slasher o the basket that is great at absorbing physical contact when driving to the hole. He also has the ability to shoot from long-range.
Jose Cuello, 6-0, Point Guard, Wings Academy, Class of 2020 - Cuello knows how to hustle for loose balls. Looks to pass teammates the ball. Great facilitator. Always quick and adept when playing defense. Is also a player that can get to the basket easily when making tough drives and is able to absorb contact when going up for two. Struggles with sometimes being careless with the ball and making turnovers.
Tyler Chapman, 6-0, Point Guard, Holy Cross High School, Class of 2020 - Chapman has plenty of hustle and plays a lot of tough defense and can attack the basket with precision. Has a good sense of where teammates will be on the floor and hits teammates for good passes. Possesses plenty of quickness when on the fast break.
Divine Godfrey, 6-2, Forward, Wings Academy, Class of 2020 - Godfrey is a short forward, but he has a long wingspan which allows him to grab rebounds and block shots. Knows where to move around on the floor and is very alert. Struggles on offense with ball handling and turning over the ball.
Alan Rodriguez, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Holy Cross High School, Class of 2020 - Rodriguez is tough as nails and possesses a knack for scoring and attacking the basket. Has an affinity for knocking the outside shot and is a fierce competitor on the court. Always finds a way to make an impact on the game.
William Ruiz, 6-4, Forward, Wings Academy, Class of 2020 - Ruiz is very strong and can attack the basket. He uses his body to position himself to get rebounds and block shots. Struggles with being at certain spots on the floor in a timely fashion and needs to maintain aggression for a longer amount of time.
Anthony Walters, 6–0, Swing, Holy Cross High School, Class of 2020 - An undersized forward that is very strong and can corral rebounds and run up and down the floor. Hustles for the ball every time he is on the court. When in the low post, looks to score. Very difficult to contain due to his strength in the low post.
Ryan Panagakos, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Holy Cross High School, Class of 2020 - Pangakos has plenty of energy on the court. Puts in plenty of effort into helping his team win. Looks to get rebounds and can hold his own in the low post and can also step out and shoot from long range.
Uriah Ladsen, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Campus Magnet, Class of 2020 - Ladsen is fast and loves to run up and down the court. He is good for running on a fast break and also getting steals. Is able to get into the lane and score at will when he wants to. Always looks to score on the break.
D’Andre Edwards, 5-10, Point Guard, Deer Park High School, Class of 2021 - Edwards is a good playmaker and is very unselfish. Great at hitting the open man, which translates to his teammates getting baskets. Sometimes, struggles with turning the ball over on offense. Good at getting steals and is very alert on the defensive end.
Darius Booker, 6-2, Forward, Campus Magnet High School, Class of 2020 - Booker has a wide body size advantage over his teammates and is good at patrolling the paint. Uses his length to get rebounds and block shots. Solid at boxing out and staying on the opposition.
Joshua Paris, 5-6, Point. Guard, Campus Magnet, Class of 2022 - A tiny point guard that has a lot of quickness and is very alert when going for steals on defense. Good at communicating with teammates and also with distributing the ball.
Leverson Julien, 6-2, Forward, Campus Magnet High School, Class of 2022 - Julien is great with his hands on defense and with being alert as far as grabbing loose balls and getting rebounds. Despite his lithe frame, he is still able to hold his own in the low post and score.
Quaden Johnson, 5-8, Point Guard, Campus Magnet High School, Class of 2020 - Johnson loves to run in transition and is able to be aggressive when getting to the basket and is also fearless when going to the lane. Struggles with turning the ball over, but makes up for it with his affinity for scoring.
Junius Johnson, 5-9, Shooting Guard, Deer Park, Class of 2020 - This Johnson plays plenty of defense and knows where to move on both ends of the court. Has good hands and makes good movements to the basket. Is very fearless when going to the basket.
Jeff Defense, 5-4, Point Guard, Deer Park High School, Class of 2020 - Another diminutive guard. This one has a knack for making clutch shots and is a good defender. Has good hands and can play 94 feet of defense. Has plenty of quickness when going up and down the court.
Jaequan White, 6-4, Forward, Deer Park High School, Class of 2021 - White has a long wingspan and has plenty of length that aids in him getting rebounds and blocking shots. Struggles with lack of offense, but shows plenty of effort on the other end.
Rashid Blake, 5-11, Forward, Campus Magnet, 2020 - Blake has plenty of strength and is powerful in the low post. Is solid at getting rebounds and patrolling the paint and is good at shutting down the opposition when needed. A player that is definitely the team’s enforcer.