2019 NY vs. NY Top Performers - Week 3
On Tuesday, July 16, RecruitTheBronx.com made a trip to South Ozone Park, Queens for Week 3 of the Nike sponsored NY vs. NY Tournament. This tournament showcases the best players in the tri-state area who are playing for the six Nike-sponsored tournaments in New York City. Here were the standouts for Tuesday’s action:
Malachi Smith, 5-10, Point Guard, St. Raymond High School, Team Dyckman, Class of 2021 - Smith has a smooth handle and finds ways to get to the hole. Is also a pass-first guard that likes to get his teammates involved. Is fearless when it comes to getting to the hole.
Jamir Watkins, 6-5, Forward, Trenton Catholic Academy (NJ), Team Tri-State, Class of 2020 - Watkins has a long wingspan and plenty of athleticism. Has the ability to run on both ends of the court, as well as rebound and block shots. Can make plenty of moves when going to the rack.
Jaylen Murray, 6-0, Point Guard, Cardinal Hayes High School, Team Tri-State, Class of 2021 - Murray has a lot of flash in his game. Knows where and when to distribute the ball to his teammates. Struggles with turning the ball over at times, but is good when it comes to court vision.
Chris Robinson, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Westminster School (CT), Class of 2020 - Robinson likes to make strong moves to the hole. Is very fearless and not afraid of contact in the lane and showcases the ability to score when going to the cup. Has a scorer’s mentality when on the floor.
Khalil Brantley, 6-2, Point Guard, Boys & Girls High School, Team Dyckman, Class of 2021 - A guard that has an affinity for scoring and does it in multiple ways. Has the ability to be a facilitator, but is best known for shooting jumpers and driving into the lane. If not contained, he will take advantage.
Mohamed Wague, 6-9, Forward, Scotland Campus School (PA), Team Dyckman, Class of 2020 - Wague has very good hands and and a lot of size, which aids in him getting rebounds and blocks on the defensive. Struggles with lack of strength and offensively in some ways, but has the ability to play above the rim.
Da’Marco Watson, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Eagle Academy, Team Dyckman, Class of 2020 - Watson is an offensive threat against the opposition. Makes very strong drives to the bakset and can take advantage of what the defense gives him, especially if left open in the lane. Sometimes struggles with turning the ball over at times.
Phillips Joseph, 6-7, Forward, Taylor Made Academy (FL), Team Tri-State, Class of 2020 - Joseph has plenty of strength in the low post as he had the ability to be an asset in the paint. Can attack the glass and box out in the paint. Has the offensive versatility as well, as he can take it to the basket and also has a good shooting touch.
Hassan Diarra, 6-2, Point Guard, Putnam Science Academy (CT), Team Lincoln Park, Class of 2020 - Diarra is hard for the opposition to stop, due to his ability to get past his defender in transition and high motor. Finds ways to get to the basket and has the ability to shoot from the perimeter.
TJ Morris, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Nazareth High School, Team Lincoln Park, Class of 2021 - Morris has plenty of versatility in his game. Has the ability to get to the basket with a good first step. Shows athleticism when going up to the basket and has the ability to shoot from long range.
Sterling Jones, 5-9, Point Guard, Christ the King High School, Team Lincoln Park, Class of 2021 - Jones is a pass-first guard who can impact the game in a variety of ways. Knows how to pick his shots as far as when he can score. Has the ability to be a great facilitator when passing the ball to his teammates.
AJ Hoggard, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Huntington Prep School (WV), Team Lincoln Park, Class of 2020 - A guard that is very strong when going to the hole and is great at penetrating into the lane. Has the ability to facilitate to his teammates and has good court vision. Has the ability to impact the game in many ways.
Sam Klores, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Christ the King High School, Team Lincoln Park, Class of 2021 - Klores struggles with lack of strength and size, but has the ability to shoot from long range and can bury the opposition when left open on the perimeter and from three-point range.
Terrence Clarke, 6-5, Shooting Guard, Brewster Academy (NH), Team Lincoln Park, Class of 2021 - This Boston native has the ability to make plays on the court and is great at driving into the lane and getting to the rim. In addition to he is very athletic, he also has the ability to shoot from long range and has a long wingspan. Generally rated as a Top 20 Player in the USA for the Class of 2021
Moussa Cisse, 7-0, Forward, Christ the King High School, Team West 4th, Class of 2021 - Cisse can dominate the game on both ends of the court. Is a great enforcer in the low post on the offensive end and can be a formidable presence when rebounding when blocking shots.
Dyondre Dominguez, 6-7, Forward, New Hampton School (NH), Team West 4th, Class of 2020 - This Rhode Island native is very skilled at his height and is very good at shooting from long range and finding ways to score. Is good at posting up smaller defenders and also possesses plenty of athleticism.
Majesty Johnson, 5-8, Point Guard, Brooklyn Collegiate High School, Team West 4th, Class of 2020 - Johnson makes plenty of slick moves on the court and finds ways to get his teammates involved in the game. Is a great passer and is very unselfish on the court.
Gary Grant, 6-6, Swing, St. Raymond High School, Team West 4th, Class of 2020 - Grant has the ability to drive to the basket and can absorb physical contact in the paint when going up to score. Good at bringing the ball up the court and has good court vision.
Shawn Fulcher, 5-10, Point Guard, Xaverian High School, Team West 4th, Class of 2021 - A guard that is diminutive but can also find teammates on the floor for passes and knows how to control the tempo on the floor. Also has a knack for scoring in multiple ways and is a fierce competitor on the court.