2019 NY v NY Top Performers - Week 5
By David Cordova,
On the evening of Tuesday, August 3, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Monsignor Kett Playground in the Inwood section of Manhattan to catch some more of the talent-rich NY vs NY tournament. This was the last week of the regular season before the playoffs. Here were the standouts from Tuesday night’s games:
Kadary Richmond, 6-6, Shooting Guard, Brewster Academy (NH), Gersh Park, Class of 2020 - Richmond is building a very deep RTB profile resume. He has a long wingspan and can make smooth moves to the basket and can post up smaller defenders. Has great court vision when it comes to distributing the ball and is able to make strong moves to the basket.
Richard Springs, 6-9, Forward, Brewster Academy (NH), Gersh Park, Class of 2020 - Springs in getting a lot of NYC summer ball before taking his game to the very highest level of New England Prep School competition this winter. He I is strong and can put the ball on the floor. Has the ability to rebound and shows his explosiveness by playing above the rim. Good at holding his own in the low post area.
Jared Garcia, 6-8, Forward, St. Thomas More School (CT), Gersh Park, Class of 2020. Garcia is good at playing bully-ball in the low post as he is a solid at the center position. Is great at dominating in the paint area and fights for rebounds when the ball goes up. Plays his role as the enforcer very well.
Josh Gray, 7-0, Center, The Knox School, Gersh Park, Class of 2020. Gray is strong and agile and when it comes to getting rebounds and getting blocks, he is a solid post player. Has the ability to score in the low block and has a lot of explosion.
Jaquan Carlos, 5-10, Point Guard, Thomas Jefferson High School, Gersh Park, Class of 2021 - Carlos is also building a deep RTB profile of notices. He is a floor general who gets the ball to his teammates in an efficient manner. Is able to switch speeds as far as directing his team on the floor. Has excellent passing ability.
Hassan Diarra, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Putnam Science Academy (CT), Lincoln Park, Class of 2020 - Diarra’s rep as being very tough for the opposing teams to stop continues to grow. He has an excellent ability to get past his defender in transition. Knows how to get to the basket and can shoot from the perimeter. Has the ability to set his teammates up for passes.
TJ Morris, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Nazareth High School, Lincoln Park, Class of 2021- Morris has plenty of skills and versatility in his game. Has a good first step and shows athleticism and has a good outside shot. Is very strong when going to the rack.
Sterling Jones, 5-10, Point Guard, Christ the King High School, Lincoln Park, Class of 2021 - Jones knows how to pick his shots as far as scoring. Has the ability to be a great facilitator when passing the ball to his teammates. Struggles with turning the ball over at times.
AJ Hoggard, 6-3, Point Guard, Huntington Prep School (WV), Lincoln Park, Class of 2020 - Hoggard is great at penetrating into the lane and has great moves when going to the basket. Has the ability to be a great facilitator to his teammates and has good court vision. Is able to impact the game in many ways with his passing and scoring.
Zach Martini, 6-7, Forward, Gill St. Bernard School (NJ), Lincoln Park, Class of 2020 - Martini is a forward who can do many things on the floor. Has the ability to score in the low post, but is better known for rebounding and is good for boxing out the opposition with his strength in order to get the ball when it goes up.
Justin Glover, 6-2, Hudson Catholic High School (NJ), Lincoln Park, Class of 2021 - Glover has good moves and has the ability to get the ball to his teammates. His best strength is his shooting as he is a dangerous threat from three-point range. Also has the ability to drive to the basket.
Malachi Smith, 6-0, Point Guard, St. Raymond High School, Dyckman, Class of 2021- Smith finds ways to get to the hole. Is also guard that likes to get his teammates involved, as he is a great passer. Is very strong and fearless when it comes to getting to the hole.
Chris Robinson, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Westminster School (CT), Dyckman, Class of 2020 - Robinson plays the quintessential NYC point guard game. He makes strong moves to the basket and is very athletic when going up for a basket. Is not afraid of contact and showcases the ability to score when going to the cup.
Khalil Brantley, 5-10, Point Guard, Nazareth High School, Dyckman, Class of 2021- Brantley loves to score in multiple ways. Has the ability to be a facilitator, but has a knack for scoring, especially in transition. With his scoring ability, he can do plenty of damage to the opposition if he is not contained.
Da’Marco Watson, 6-3, Point Guard, Eagle Academy, Dyckman, Class of 2020 - Another RTB regular, Watson is a huge scoring threat. Creates opportunities to glide to the basket, and also has great court vision and makes the right passes to his teammates. At the other end, he is great at moving around on defense and forcing the opposition into giving up the ball.
Ibrahim Wattara, 6-5. Mount St. Michael Academy, Dyckman, Class of 2020 - Wattara makes plenty of strong moves to the basket. Has good ball handling abilities and can make smart moves when attempting to score. Is unafraid of physical contact and uses his strength to get rebounds.
Micawber Etienne, 6-10, Center, Suffield Academy (CT), Dyckman, Class of 2021. Etienne has been piling up the scholarship offers since making his arrival known at the NEPSAC Showcases in June. He has a strong presence on the boards and in the low post. Has the ability to block shots and is very solid in the post area when attempting to score.
Truth Harris, 5-10, Point Guard, Trinity-Pawling School, Dyckman, Class of 2020 - The NEPSAC Showcase have also been big in raising Harris’ recruiting profile. He is very strong when driving to the basket in transition. He creates plays and is very athletic when he goes to the basket. Finds multiple ways to score.
Anthony Marshall, 6-0, Point Guard, Brooklyn Democracy Academy, Watson, Class of 2020 - Marshall is known for his passing ability and is also has a good scorer in getting to he basket. He is careful when directing his teammates around the court and also knows where and when to hit his teammates for passes.
Maximus Edwards, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Bunnell High School (CT), Watson, Class of 2020. Making the commute in from Connecticut is adding to Edward’s growing fan base. He has plenty of athletic ability and is good at driving to the basket. Loves to play above the rim and is good at running in transition. Also has the ability to hold his own in the low post.
Clifford Omoruyi, 6-10, Forward, Roselle Catholic High School (NJ), Watson, Class of 2020. “Size matters.” Omoruyi has a strong presence in the paint and is very intimidating to the opposition, as his size and aggressiveness takes over. Is very athletic when it comes to getting to the rim. Has the ability to,block shots and get rebounds.
Posh Alexander, 6-0, Point Guard, Our Saviour Lutheran High School, Watson, Class of 2020 - Posh has the great game to match his great name. He looks to run in transition and can play both the point guard and off-guard position. Finds multiple ways to score, as far as getting open in the lane and shoot from long range.
Jaquan Sanders, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Our Saviour Lutheran High School, Watson, Class of 2022 - Sanders looks to get open on the perimeter at all times so that he can hit shots from the corner. When left open, he can destroy a team with his shooting. Must get to the basket more consistently and drive in for layups more often.
Dylan Wusu, 6-4, Shooting Guard, Our Saviour Lutheran High School, Watson, Class of 2020. Fresh off his NYC 2 on 2 Championship. Wushu has it rolling. He likes to drive to the basket and has a quick first step. His strong frame helps him to obtain rebounds in the low post and take physical contact, which results in him getting to the free-throw line.
Max Aumundson, 6-10, Forward, Our Saviour Lutheran High School, Watson, Class of 2020 - Amundsen is another D1 body type who is great at blocking shots and getting rebounds and is a force in the paint. When on the defense, he is a force to be reckoned with as he is able to stand his ground. Has the ability to post up and score on his defender.
Michael Graham, 6-6, Forward, Canterbury School (CT), Watson, Class of 2020 - Graham is another who has used the new rules-created June NEPAC Scholastic Showcase to absolutely launch his recruiting into a higher level. He is a forward who provides plenty of rebounding and shot-blocking ability. Is great at finding ways to score and plays above the rim. Runs very well on both ends of the floor. Has the ability to be an enforcer in the post area.