2019 Tru Ballaz Pre-Season Classic Top Performers - 10/3
By David Cordova,
On Thursday night, Recruit the Bronx paid a visit to the Tru Ballaz Pre High School Classic at Frederick Douglass Academy III in The Bronx as they caught two games such as Wings Academy (PSAL) v. Mount St. Michael (CHSAA) and Archbishop Stepinac (CHSAA) and Sacred Heart (CHSAA). Here are the standouts from those two games:
CJ Riley, 5-8, Point Guard, Wings Academy, Class of 2022 - Riley has plenty of speed in his game and knows how to facilitate to his teammates when it comes to passing the ball. He is very fearless when going into the lane for a basket and knows how to change speeds when it comes to running in transition. He is very comfortable in running in the fast break. He also can shoot from long range.
Ramsey King, 5-7, Point Guard, Wings Academy, Class of 2021 - King has the ability to involve his teammates with passing on offense and is also a good playmaker who can create for himself. When he has the ball, he knows when to go to the basket and when to give back the ball to his teammates.
Jose Cuello, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Wings Academy, Class of 2020 - Cuelo has the ability to score in many ways, but can also pass the ball and make sure that his teammates are moving in the right direction. He moves well on the defensive end when it comes to staying with his man. He also has the ability to shoot from the perimeter.
Divine Godfrey, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Wings Academy, Class of 2020 - Godfrey has a very long wingspan, which allows for him to grab rebounds and block shots in very crucial moments for his team. He is always very alert when on the low post or on the defensive end. His athleticism also allows for him to play above the rim on the offensive end as well.
Willam Ruiz, 6-6, Forward, Wings Academy, Class of 2020 - He has plenty of physical strength and is good at backing down his defender in the low post. Uses his body to position himself to get rebounds and block shots. Knows when to be alert in the paint in order to get crucial boards.
Tyronne Myricks, 5-6, Point Guard, Wings Academy, Class of 2022 - Myricks has a small frame, but can make an impact with his defense, as he is able to get steals by sticking with the opposition and using his hands. He likes to run on the fast break and is also a good shooter.
Tyler Hawkins, 6-0, Point Guard, Mount St. Michael Academy, Class of 2022 - Hawkins has the ability to make good moves to the basket and is solid as a playmaker. He is very composed on the court and is a coach on the floor for his teammates. Is a player that has the ability to direct his teammates and knows when they are moving so that he can reward them with assists. Is also a good shooter from three-point range.
Ibrahim Wattara, 6-5, Forward, Mount St. Michael Academy, Class of 2020 - Wattara is short for a college propspect forward, but is still a physical specimen on the floor. He uses his strength to absorb physical contact and power his way through the lane. He is very athletic on both ends of the floor and can make plenty of plays.
Noah Best, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Mount St. Michael Academy, Class of 2022 - Best is a high-volume shooter and a player twho loves to score for his team. Aside from scoring, he is able to do other things such as get rebounds and play defense. Is also good at hustling for the ball and has a good attitude on the court.
Chris Jenkins, 6-7, Forward, Mount St. Michael Academy, Class of 2020 - Jenkins is a workhorse in the low post. He is good at blocking shots and can thwart to many things on the defensive end. Makes good moves on the end as he is very versatile and can put the ball on the floor.
Mazi Campbell, 6-3, Forward, Mount St. Michael Academy, Class of 2020 - Campbell can make his presence felt whenever he’s on the floor. He is able and willing to do anything that is expected of him on the court, whether it is getting rebounds or hitting a clutch shot or getting a key steal. He gives a lot of effort whenever he is on the floor.
Samuel Gibbs, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2022 - Gibbs has a scorer’s mentality as he can get to the basket in many ways, such as blowing past a defender while handling the ball and also moving without the ball. He is a hot shooter from the perimeter and/or three-point range. Can take advantage of whatever the defense is throwing at him.
Adrian Griffin, Jr., 6-6, Forward, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2021 - Griffin is a 5 star recruit. He has a strong and muscular frame that allows him to do many things on the court. He is able to create for himself by both shooting from long range and penetrating into the lane. He is a very athletic player and can play above the rim and has good hands that help with rebounding and shot-blocking.
Matt Brand, 6-0, Shooting Guard, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2020 - Brand is known for his deadly stroke from long range and gives his team plenty of effort when he’s on the court on both ends. Likes to take it to the hole strongly. He is good with his hands on defense and can stick with his man.
Malcolm Chimezie, 6-8, Forward, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Class of 2021 - Chimezie has good size and plenty of physical strength. He uses his length and strength to intimidate the opposition in the paint area when it comes to him getting bloacks and rebounds. He attacks the paint efficiently on the offensive glass and frequently gets putbacks and dunks.
Josendy Nova, 5-11, Shooting Guard, Sacred Heart High School, Class of 2021 - Nova is very quick and deceptive on both ends of the court. He has good hands that allow him to get rebounds and steals and loves to run on the fast break. Has the ability to make shots when it comes during the right times.
Amir Byrd, 6-3, Forward, Sacred Heart High School, Class of 2020 - Byrd is a guard with a long wingspan and who likes to run on the fast break. He is very active on defense when it comes to getting steals and getting rebounds. He is a good at passing the ball when it comes to teammates moving around on the floor and knows where to hit them at.
Rusbert Jimenez, 6-5, Forward, Sacred Heart High School, Class of 2021 - Jimenez is a formidable presence on the floor for his squad. Is a player that won’t score many points, but is often dependable when it comes to grabbing rebounds and sealing off the low-post as far as keeping the opposition from scoring.
Kane Chisolm, 5-8, Point Guard, Sacred Heart High School, Class of 2022 - Chisolm is quick and deceptive, and can also create for himself when needed to. He is good at reading his defender and knows when and where to move on offense. He is also good at giving the ball to his teammates at the right time and the right spots.