2019 EYAC Beacon 158 Spring Fling Top Performers - 5/9
On Thursday evening, May 9, RecruitTheBronx.com paid our final visit to this year’s Beacon 158 Tournament in Bayside, Queens, as it finished the last day of the regular season. A few high school programs from Queens such as Holy Cross, St. Francis Prep, Springfield Gardens, Campus Magnet, Cardozo and a community program called Beacon 168, all came out to battle. Here are the standouts from Thursday’s action:
Greg Papantoniou, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Holy Cross High School, Class of 2020 - Papantoniou likes to bring the ball up the court and is very quick when getting up and down the court. He looks to shoot at a high volume. He also plays plenty of defense.
Tarel Troutman, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Springfield Gardens High School, Class of 2020 - Troutman has a good ball handling skills and has a good IQ and knows where to be at all times. Loves to shoot and also take it to the basket. He is also a good defender.
Kervin Francis, 6-1, Shooting Guard, Springfield Gardens, Class of 2020 - Francis has a long wingspan and uses his length to grab rebounds and run on the fast break. He is good at moving around the basket and also shooting from long range. Struggles with where and when he should shoot.
Madison Muldrow, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Holy Cross, Class of 2020 - Muldrow has a long wing span and makes good plays on the court. He makes strong drives to the basket and is fearless of contact when going up for a basket.
Christian Smallhorne, 5-11, Point Guard, Springfield Gardens, Class of 2021 - Smallhorne makes slick moves to the basket and is an efficient floor general. He has the ability to be a facilitator and makes tough drives to basket. Is fearless when going up for a basket and is good at taking contact.
Anthony Walters, 6–0, Forward, 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 bell every time he is on the court. When in the low post, looks to score.
Ryan Panagakos, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Holy Cross High School, Class of 2020 - Panagakos has plenty of energy on the court. He puts a big 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.
Khalil Brantley, 5-10, Shooting Guard, Nazareth High School, Beacon 168, Class of 2021 - Brantley has the ability to score and loves to go to the hole. He has the affinity of shooting jumpers but can also set up teammates for baskets at the right moments.
Shawn Fulcher, 5-11, Point Guard, Xaverian High School, Beacon 168, Class of 2021 - Fulcher is a diminutive guard who likes to pass the ball and is great at facilitating to his teammates. He also has an affinity for scoring the ball and is very fearless when going to the hole.
George Mejia, 6-6, Forward, St. Francis Preparatory School, Class of 2021 - Mejia is a light bodied forward who still manages to be solid in the low post and can attack the glass as well as make himself a formidable presence in the paint. He has good post moves and can put the ball on the floor. If he adds perimeter skills, he could be a match up problem at the next level,
Malachi Phillips, 5-10, Point Guard, St. Francis Prep, Class of 2022 - Phillips has plenty of speed and looks to run on the fast break. He has a knack for playing defense and is always alert, looking to get steals, which feeds his transition game scoring and passing talents.
Anthony Lopez, 6-4, Shooting Guard, St. Francis Preparatory School, Class of 2020 - Lopez is a guard who has an incredible length, athleticism and good offensive moves. He is also able to both shoot from long range and take it to the basket. He likes to run on the fast break.
Jonathan Medley, 6-1, Shooting Guard, St. Francis Preparatory School, Class of 2022 - Medley is a guard with a long wingspan who puts in a lot of effort on the floor and makes a lot of hustle plays on the floor. Shows his athleticism by blocking shots and can pass the ball, which gives his teammates the chance to score. He also can score the ball.
Gabe Holley, 5-8, Point Guard, Benjamin Banneker Academy, Beacon 168, Class of 2021 - Holley is a little-man guard who is quick and has the ability to pick his spots as far as when and where to shoot from long range. He is a good decision maker on the court, including shooting at high volume, as needed.
Sharif Nelson, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Cardozo High School, Class of 2021 - Nelson likes to score, whether from long range or going strong to the rim. He can be very deadly from three-point range when he is not defended heavily.
Errol White, 6-6, Forward, Cardozo High School, Class of 2020 - White again showed us that he has a lot of strength in the paint area and is someone that uses his physicality to bang in the paint. Good at grabbing rebounds and has plenty of athleticism. He also has the ability to be a great passer.
Aaron Miller, 6-5, Forward, Cardozo High School, Class of 2020 - Miller has a long wingspan and a lot of athleticism. Is always vigilant on the defensive end and has great hands as he is prone to getting steals, blocking shots and securing rebounds. Runs the floor very well and can also get to the basket. He plays above the rim.
Uriah Ladsen, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Campus Magnet High School, Class of 2020 - Ladsen is quick on the floor and loves to run on a fast break and is also frequently getting steals. He is able to get into the lane and score at will when going up to the basket and is tough for the defense to contain.
Amari Johnson, 5-9, Point Guard, Campus Magnet High School, Class of 2022 - Johnson is good at penetrating to the basket and also has good hands on defense. Looks to get steals and run on the fast break and likes to be open on the baseline.
Dino Mousios, 5-10, Shooting Guard, Cardozo High School, Class of 2020 - Mousios makes hustle plays and is very good at rebounding and doing all the little things that he is needed to do. Good finisher at the basket, and is also a great shooter