2019 Rumble in the Bronx Top Performers - 17u
This Saturday, June 8, RecruitTheBronx.com was on the scene at House of Sports in Ardsley, New York for the Rumble in the Bronx Tournament to check out their 17U division. The Rumble is the largest and deepest AAU tournament in the Greater NYC area. Below are the standouts for the squads hailing from New York and Connecticut:
Justin Owens, 6-9, Forward, Green Tech High School, City Rocks-Black, Class of 2020 - Owens has a long wingspan and moves very well on defense and is a player that likes to hustle on the floor. Gives maximum effort on the floor. Finds multiple ways to get to the basket.
Makarios Russell, 6-1, Point Guard, Redemption Christian Academy, City Rocks-Black, Class of 2020 - Russell is quick and deceptive and is great at facilitating to his teammates. Has great court vision and knows where and when to move on the floor. Has the ability to shoot from long range.
Kameron Jones, 5-10, Shooting Guard, West Genesee High School, City Rocks-Black, Class of 2020 - Jones is a slick ball-handler and is very quick to get to the basket. Loves to score and is good for getting past his defender. Has the ability to pass the ball. Gives plenty of energy on the court.
Ta’Jae Jenkins, 6-0, Guard, St Thomas Moore Prep (CT), NY Jayhawks, Class of 2021 - Jenkins is a tough as nails defensive guard with NBA range, and also a great mid-range shooter. Strong finisher around the basket. Has the ability to change the game offensively and defensively. Good IQ, with room to grow. Reads the floor well.
Elijah Blackman, 6’4, Forward, Archbishop Molloy, NY Jayhawks, Class of 2020 - Blackman is a strong , athletic forward with good range and is a strong offensive rebounder. Has the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket with strong over the rim finishes. Decent post game. Decent passer. Can defend bigs and guards.
Kevon Ferguson, 6-6, Forward, Brooklyn Collegiate High School, Riverside Church, Class of 2020 - Ferguson does the glue work as he holds his own in the low post. Very good at sealing his defender and is a fierce rebounder. Finds ways to score on the offensive end.
Andre Johnson, 6-3, Shooting Guard, The Masters School, CT Select, Class of 2021 - Johnson is good at dribbling with either hand. Has good court awareness and knows where and when to find his teammates on the floor. Is a nifty passer. Struggles with lack of strength and defense.
Caleb Sampson, 6-0, Point Guard, Sacred Heart High School (CT), CT Select, Class of 2021 - Sampson plays within himself. A player that doesn’t force anything that isn’t there. Good at understanding the tempo in which his team is in and good at attacking the basket and has plenty of athleticism.
Anthony Marshall, 5-10, Point Guard, Brooklyn Democracy Academy, New York Lightning-Doyle, Class of 2020 - Marshall can dribble and is very speedy when going up and down the court. Is very effective when passing the ball. Is good at impacting the game with his scoring and also has the ability to shoot. Struggles with on the ball defense.
Jaquan Carlos, 6-0, Point Guard, Thomas Jefferson High School, New York Lightning-Doyle, Class of 2021 - Carlos is a good playmaker on the court, but can also be a streaky shooter at times. A player that can play off the ball, and also has good intensity. Fearless when driving to the basket. Struggles with consistent shooting.
Tad Crowley, 6-8, Forward, Trinity-Pawling, New York Gauchos, Class of 2020 - A big forward that runs hard up and down the court. Is good at showcasing his athleticism at the basket and can hold his own in the low post with his rebounding. Struggles with dribbling on the perimeter.
Da’Marco Watson, 6-2, Point Guard, Eagle Academy, New York Gauchos, Class of 2020 - Watson is a good on-the-ball defender and has plenty of toughness in his game. Likes to run on the fast break and makes plenty of good decisions on the floor. Is able to get rebounds and also is a good passer. Is very fearless when going to the basket.
Hammad Singleton, 5-8, Point Guard, Sacred Heart High School, Minutemen, Class of 2020 - A guard who likes to run in transition. Very quick on the floor and is able to get past defenders in order to get to the basket. Is somewhat of a streaky shooter. Struggles with lack of defense, but makes up for it with offense.
Amir Byrd, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Sacred Heart High School, Minutemen, Class of 2020 - Byrd has a long wingspan and likes to run on the fast break. Very alert on the defensive end when it comes to getting steals. Is a good passer when it comes to teammates cutting and looks to get to the basket. Has the ability to rebound.
Tarik Dacosta, 6-0, Point Guard, Cardinal Hayes High School, Minutemen, Class of 2020 - Dacosta can handle the ball on the perimeter and has good court vision. Knows when and where to deliver the ball to his teammates. Finds a way to score and is able to penetrate into the lane.
Andrew Mason, 6-3, Point Guard, Webster Thomas High School, City Rocks EYBL, Class of 2020 - Mason is a pure facilitator, as he knows how to get others involved and knows when and where to his teammates with passed that lead to assists. Also has the ability to score.
Myles Wilmoth, 6-9, Forward, St. Andrews School (RI), City Rocks EYBL, Class of 2020 - Wilmoth is long and athletic and is drawing a lot of D1 buzz. Can handle the ball on the perimeter, post up smaller players and is able to get around them. Has good hands that lead to him getting rebounds and blocking shots.
Will Amica, 6-0, Point Guard, West Genesee High School, City Rocks EYBL, Class of 2020 - Amica can slow down the tempo and get his team in order. Shows plenty of scoring ability as he is able to get to the basket easily and possesses a good jumper. Has the ability to drive to the basket and can absorb physical contact. Possesses plenty of athletic ability.
Max Aumadasun, 6-10, Forward, Our Saviour Lutheran School, New York Lightning-Doyle, Class of 2020 - A forward that is very skilled in the low-post. Very tough and physical in the low-post. Has an affinity for shooting hook shots and making putback layups. Has the ability to block shots in defense.
Shemar McKenzie, 6-5, Shooting Guard, Our Saviour Lutheran School, New York Lightning-Doyle, Class of 2020 - McKenzie is a big guard with a long wingspan that likes to drive to the basket and is fearless of physical contact. Loves to rebound and run on the fast break. Possesses plenty of athleticism and a lot of strength.
Mohamadou Diarrah, 6-4, Forward, Boys & Girls High, New York Jayhawks, Class of 2020 - A forward that is very powerful in the low post and is very mobile in the paint. Has the ability to get physical contact and is good at putting the floor and dribbling. Has the ability to move around and set picks. Is a very solid rebounder.
Gabe Franklin, 6-0, Point Guard, Hunter College High School, Pro Level Titans, Class of 2020 - Franklin is a guard that is good at communicating with his teammates with or without the ball in his hands. Is a solid rebounder and loves to run on the fast break. Has great court vision and is a good facilitator when it comes to passing his teammates the ball.