2019 Hoop Group Fall Exposure Tour Top Performers
By David Cordova,
On Friday night, September 13, RecruitTheBronx.com dropped in at the Riverbank State Park for the Hoop Group Fall Exposure Tour stop, where many student-athletes showcased their abilities on the court in front of Division II & Division III coaches. Here were the standouts from the showcase:
Koby Brea, 6-6, Shooting Guard, Monsignor Scanlan High School, Class of 2020 - Brea is a guard with size who can push the ball up the court and can make good moves to the basket. He is a potent three-point shooter and is a player that shows plenty of athleticism when he goes to the hole or goes up for a rebound. Also, he makes it a point to get his teammates involved in the scoring.
Khalil Brantley, 5-10, Point Guard, Boys & Girls High School, Class of 2021 - Brantley is lightning-quick on offense and loves to run on the fast break. Good at breaking down the defense with his dribble and has the ability to shoot from long range. Has a knack for getting others involved, but also possesses athleticism as well.
Jaheem Tyson, 6-5, Forward, Harry Van Arsdale High School, Class of 2021 - Tyson has long arms and can run the floor. He is very physical and uses his length to his advantage and is able to dominate against smaller players. Loves to score in the low post and has plenty of toughness.
Jashiem Davis, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Bergen Catholic High School (NJ), Class of 2020 - Davis likes to run in transition and has excellent court vision. Sees the floor very well and has the ability to get the teammates the ball at the right time. Has a good jumper from the top of the key.
Kobe Rodney, 6-2, Forward, Churchill School, Class of 2021 - Rodney is an under-sized forward who runs the floor well and can grab rebounds in the low post. Fills the lane when going up to the basket. Takes pride in scoring the ball whenever he has the opportunity to get into the lane.
Samil Melo, 6-4, Forward, Adams Street Academy, Class of 2020 - Melo uses his height and his long wingspan to his advantage over smaller defenders. He has good length and plays really hard on both ends of the court. Looks to score at all times whenever he’s in the lane and also has the ability to earn rebounds.
Miles Carter, 5-8, Point Guard, Hapeville Charter Career Academy (GA), Class of 2021 - Carter is a good playmaker and can make things happen on the court. Has plenty of energy when on the floor. Is a player that is often able to create for himself and finds ways to score.
Mikeal Giles, 5-8, Point Guard, Jamaica High School, Class of 2022 - Giles is smart and is very speedy. Has a knack for making the right plays at the right time and knows where and when to move on both ends of the court. Has good court vision and knows where and when his teammates are moving.
Kelvin Flemming, 5-11, Shooting Guard, Hapeville Charter Career Academy (GA), Class of 2020 - Flemming is shifty and makes good moves on the court. Knows when to attack and also when not to take certain shots. Has good passing instincts and also has a good jumpshot from the perimeter.
Khalil Fair, 5-10, Shooting Guard, Brooklyn Latin School, Class of 2020 - Fair likes to attack in transition and whose speed makes it easy for him to get to the basket easily. Glides past his defender effortlessly and has plenty of finesse in his game. Uses his quickness to his advantage.
Juan Fernandez, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Monsignor Scanlan High School, Class of 2020 - Fernandez is unafraid of physical contact and knows when to be alert for steals. Is a good defensive guard that goes for the ball and is not afraid of going up for rebounds. Has a very high vertical leap that makes it easy for him to get rebounds.
Ryan Previna, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Pioneer Charter School (MA), Class of 2020 - Previna has a good sense of where to be on the floor at all times. Has plenty of hustle and will run or dive after loose balls. Also, has the ability to pass the ball and has good energy when going after steals.
John Celli, 6-1, Shooting Guard, Tenafly High School (NJ), Class of 2022 - Celli is a scoring threat in many ways on the court. Is a deadly shooter from three-point range, especially when not contained. Has plenty of hustle and is a hard-worker on both ends of the floor.
Brian Burke, 6-5, Forward, WHEELS, Class of 2021 - Burke that is good at getting rebounds and has good hands on both ends of the court. Has a long wingspan that can aid him in posting up smaller defenders and is good at sliding his feet and detaining the opposition.
Elijah Axt, 6-2, Forward, The High School of Math, Class of 2021 - Axt has long arms and is able to corral rebounds. He is able to attack the glass with good timing and can attack the basket when there is an open lane. He is very physical in the low post and uses his strength to hold his own in the paint.
Ameer Dyson, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Seward Park High School, Class of 2020 - Dyson is very active and is able to seal his defender and make plenty of great plays on the court. Makes smooth moves to the hole and is able to create for himself when he has the ball in his hands.
Zachary Bealer, 6-1, Forward, Valley Central High School, Class of 2021 - Bealer is undersized as a forward, but is very strong. He has the ability to get up and down the court in a timely fashion. Is not afraid of getting physical in the low post. Crashes the glass very hard and is not afraid of contact in the paint area.
Jermaine Wheeler, 6-4, Forward, St. Raymond High School, Class of 2020 - Wheeler is very strong and uses his brawn to hold his own in the paint. Is good at grabbing rebounds and crashing the boards. Is able to score over smaller defenders and obtain a hook shot.
Louis Walker, 5-11, Shooting Guard, Bishop Loughlin High School, Class of 2023 - Walker is very tough and driven when on the court. Makes smooth drives to the cup and is able to attack in transition and when he’s left open, he’s able to glide to the hole. Shows plenty of athleticism and can get rebounds.
Darlyn Batista, 5-7, Point Guard, Julia Richman Educational Campus High School, Class of 2021 - Batista is able to do plenty of things on both ends of the court. He is a defensive guard who can stay in front of his man and is able to get steals and stop the opposition from scoring. Is able to get to the hole efficiently and can hit a floater over the opposition and is lightning-quick!