Beacon 158 Tournament Top Performers - 9/16
By David Cordova,
On Monday, September 16, RecruitTheBronx.com paid made it out to Bayside, Queens for the first day of the Beacon 158 Tournament, which is a fall league for high school teams in New York City and Long Island. Here are the standouts from the games:
O’Zhell Jackson, 6-7, Forward, Stevenson High School, Class of 2021 - O’Zehell has good hands and is very versatile in many ways. He can bring the ball up the court, and can also put the ball on the floor and can get to the basket easily. He rebounds and blocks shots.
Elijah Pèrez, 6-2, Point Guard, Stevenson High School, Class of 2020 - Perez is good distributing the ball and finding teammates on the break. He also has the ability to score and attack in transition. He hits jumpers from the corner when left open.
DJ Morgan, 6-4, Forward, Stevenson, Class of 2023 - A young forward who can put the ball on the floor and is able to make his presence felt against the older competition. He is able to use his physicality to draw fouls and get to the free-throw line. He can rebound at an efficient rate and has plenty of toughness in his game.
Latiek Briscoe, 6-0, Shooting Guard, St. Francis Preparatory School, Class of 2022 - Briscoe can create for himself and is known for scoring in bunches. Loves to drive to the basket and can see where his teammates are going at all times and has good passing instincts that leads to assists.
Chance Morrish, 5-9, Point Guard, St. Francis Preparatory School, Class of 2022 - Morrish was a standout. He has the ability to get to the basket. Whenever he drives to the basket, he can absorb the physical contact and is able to get to the free throw line easily. He is able to create for himself and knows when and where to take the right shot.
Jakai White, 6-1, swing, Brooklyn Law & Tech High School, Class of 2021 - White is a small, but long armed forward who makes strong drives to the basket and uses his length to impact a game on both ends of the court. He has the ability to shoot a mid-range jumper and can hurt the opposition when he is left open.
Gregory Ricketts, 5-7, Point Guard, Brooklyn Law & Tech High School, Class of 2022 - Ricketts thrives in the Little Man Playmaker Game. He is lightning-quick and is good at getting up and down the court. He is very good at passing the ball and looks to get assists every time. He has good defensive hands and looks to get steal.
Michael Lucas, 6-3, Forward, Brooklyn Law & Tech High School, Class of 2020 - Lucas is a forward who is undersized, but plays bigger than his height and gives plenty of effort on the floor. He is good at crashing the boards and getting rebounds and is his team’s glue guy. He is also a solid scorer who can also get baskets when counted on.
Dorian Parks, 6-9, Forward, Chaminade High School, Class of 2021 - Parks is a college-sized forward who is very strong and can do many things in the low post. He has good hands, corrals rebounds and blocks shots efficiently. Has a good motor when it comes to standing his ground in the paint.
Kieran Dorney, 6-8, Forward, Chaminade High School, Class of 2020 - DORNEY can step in and out of the paint area TO show off his versatility. hE Runs the floor well and makeS his presence felt with his wingspan and athleticism. Is good for putbacks and layups when in transition.
Matthew Colleti, 5-11, Point Guard, Chaminade High School, Class of 2020 - Colleti is a small guard who has plenty of quickness on the court. He has good court vision and knows when and where his teammates are moving at all times on the court. He will make the right pass.
Aguibou Balde, 6-5, Forward, John Bowne High School, Class of 2021 - Balde is very imposing and has a lot of versatility and skill whenever he steps on the floor. Is very skilled and can put the ball on the floor and has good post moves in the low post. Always goes hard to the basket whenever he goes up for a basket.
Cherif Diarra, 6-5, Forward, John Bowne High School, Class of 2020 - Diarra is able to get shot blocks and attacks the glass for rebounds. He showcases his versatility as he can put the ball on the floor and mix and match in and out of the paint. He also has a good jumper from 15 feet out.
Amadou Diallo, 5-10, Point Guard, John Bowne High School, Class of 2020 - Diallo has jet-like quickness and is able to make strong drives to the basket and is able to go up strong. He has good hands which allow him to get steals at all times, which tend lead to either assists or baskets in transition. He scores efficiently and can make effortless layups.
Tyshawn Trail, 6-2, Shooting Guard, John Bowne High School, Class of 2021 - Trail has raised his RTB profile nicely over the past four months. He is a guard who is able to create for himself off the dribble and find multiple ways to score. He showcases plenty of athleticism and is able to score at will when the lane cracks open. He can also torture the defense with his long range shooting.
Amare Bonas, 6-2, Shooting Guard, John Bowne High School, Class of 2021 - Bonasis a defensive threat and a player that gives plenty of effort at all times. He has good hands which allow him to get rebounds and also obtain steals. He is good at attacking the basket and also arives early and often at loose balls.
Resean Greer, 6-1, Point Guard, John Bowne High School, 2022 - Greer is good at facilitating and giving his teammates the ball. Has great court vision and is able to get baskets for himself as he is able to get to the basket easily and get past defenders with his dribble.
Jared Weakly, 6-5, Forward, Holy Trinity High School, Class of 2021 - Weakly has a long wingspan which accentuates his height’s effectiveness and makes him a huge defensive presence on the floor. He is able to grab rebounds efficiently and seal his defender. When on the offensive end, he is able to pass the ball to his teammates in a timely fashion.
TJ Long, 6-4, Forward, Holy Trinity High School, Class of 2020 - A forward with effective of size, in that he is very strong and is able to post up smaller defenders and hold his own against bigger ones. He is good for attacking the glass and plays tough defense on the opposition. He also has the ability to hit long range jumpers.
Nicholas Margetain, 6-0, Point Guard, Holy Trinity High School, 2020 - Margetain doesn’t score much, but instead looks to facilitate to his teammates. He knows when and where to give his teammates the ball and has a very good IQ for his position. He is also very scrappy and fights for loose balls at all times.