IWork Battle for New York Class of 2020 Showcase Player Previews



Team Staten Island

Gerard Nicholson  5’9     Saint Joseph by the Sea
  Three year varsity player - Tough-Gritty guard who plays extremely hard on both sides of the ball - High volume shooter
  – High IQ and Academic Player -  All League CHSAA Last Season – Averaged 16.4ppg

Justin Zieris  5’11”  Monsignor Farrell
  A showcase favorite - 3 year Varsity Player – Sees the court extremely well – High basketball IQ and distributor
  – Great composure and can score anywhere on the court

Bleron Lata  6’0”    Susan Wagner
  4 year varsity player – Netted 86 3 pointers last season
  - Averaged 16.8ppg

Max Dylan Butler    6’1”    Port Richmond
  Lefty slasher with soft touch around the basket

Robert Mitchell    6’4”    Curtis
  3 year varsity player – Extremely hard working player - Versatile player that does a little of everything

Dailen Whiten   6’4”    Susan Wagner


Christian Bowser   6’6”    McKee

Liam Murphy  6’7”    Saint Peters
  Exceptional shooter with limitless range – high release makes him tough to guard – 3.9 GPA
  - Can score anywhere on the court – Helped lead his team to island championship last season

Team Westchester

Che Stephens     5’10”  New Rochelle
  All league – All Conference Floor General – 10ppg – 6ast – 2stl
  - High basketball IQ

Justin Morety    6’1”    Stepinac
  A crafty point guard with the ability to get to the rim. Very good mid range game and 3 pt shot is improving

Jayshen Saigal   6’2”    Scarsdale
  All State AA honorable mention
  - Combo guard with an all around game – Last year 15ppg-8 reb-4.2 ast

Malcom Newman  6’2”    Trinity Catholic (CT)
  Physically mature attacking combo guard. Very effective getting to the rim, with a very strong mid range game.
  Very strong on-ball defender

Keeshawn Jones    6’3”    Iona Prep

Rahsen Fisher      6’5”    Trinity Catholic (CT)
  4 year varsity player – Freshman year part of Connecticut State Championship Team
  All around player - Last year lead team in scoring, assists, and second in rebounding

Aidan Hilderbrand 6’5”    Iona Prep

Christian Rogers    6’5”    New Rochelle

  High energy player – Length and tenacity make him a great defender both inside and out

Team Manhattan

Amadou Kouyate    6’1”    LaSalle
  Versatile guard that love to play in transition – Strong finisher around the basket
  Energetic leader who loves to defend

Kevin Dinkins Jr.    6’2”    Thurgood Marshall
  4 year varsity player – Can score in a variety of ways

James Downs      6’3”    Wadleigh
  High flying wing that plays above the rim on both ends of the court

Joseph McGrane    6’3”    Xavier
  3 year varsity player – Sharp Shooter with high basketball IQ
  35% 3ptFG – 75% Free Throw

John Easley Jr.       6’4”    Thurgood Marshall
  3 year varsity player – Long arms that is able to score, rebound, and distribute

Owen Jacobson    6’5”    Xavier
  3 year varsity player – All-CHSAA Team Member Last Year
  Strong around basket with soft touch from outside

Dylan Harney      6’5”    LaSalle
  Wing/Forward with the ability to stretch the defense and knock down the 3
  Great help defender and rim protector

Abubakar Kromah    6’5”    Frederick Douglas Academy
  Long/athletic guard that can defend any position on the court - Positionless basketball skills with both an inside and outside skill set
  Led his team to PSAL “A” City Championship last season


Team Bronx

DJ Bailey    5’8”    Monsignor Scanlan

  Lightning quick lefty point guard – Excels at playing at a fast speed
  Knack for scoring and playmaking

Darus Saunders    6’0”    Monsignor Scanlan
  Skilled combo guard that can play on or off the ball
  Strong slasher that continues to work on his range

Reggie Hudson    6’0”    Saint Raymond’s

Mark Osime    6’1”    Fordham Prep
  3 year varsity player – Lefty shooter
  Ability to get to the rim and lock down defender on the ball

Elijah Perez    6’2”    Adlai Stevenson
  Pure shooter both on the catch or ability to create his shot
  High IQ and effort player

Vernon Simmons   6’3”    Eagle Academy
  High flying wing that loves to get up and down the court at a fast pace - fearless in attacking the hoop
  - big shot blocker, rebounder and hustle-play guy

Devin Diaz    6’4”    All Hallows
  Plays even bigger than his size – Tough on both ends
  Averaged 13pts, 7rebs, 2 charges per game

Joe Munden    6’4”    Monsignor Scanlan
  Multi-purpose player that can play 1-4 - great length to be a next-level guard
  - Plays above the rim both offensively and defensively - an And-one magnet

Team Queens

Tyler Chapman    5’11”  Holy Cross
  3 year varsity player – All League CHSAA AA last year
  Dynamic playmaker off the dribble for himself and his teammates as well as consistently knock down outside shots

Patrick Shea      6’0”    St. Johns Prep
  All League CHSAA B Division Last Season – 17ppg - tough minded guard who excells at attacking the rim - a competitor!

Todd Rochelle     6’1”    St. Francis Prep

Christian Kellman   6’1”    John Adams

Omar Diplan     6’2”    Monsignor McClancy
  3 year varsity player – All League CHSAA A Division Last Season
  Lefty slasher who continues to improve every aspect of his game

Isaiah Grant     6’3”    Archbishop Molloy
  Hard nosed player that can do a little of everything

Aaron Miller    6’5”    Benjamin Cardozo
  Hard working High IQ player – Knack for being in the right place to make a play - good hands - good rebounder
  Body continues to catch up to his game as he continues to grow each year

Errol White    6’6”    Benjamin Cardozo
  Physical/Active presence on the court - can power through defenders - premier rebounder
  Improving more and more each year

Team Brooklyn

Jeremy Moranta     5’11”  Transit Tech
  High IQ defensive minded Point Guard – Strong build allows him to get to the rim and finish in a variety of ways
  Fundamentally sound ball handler that is solid with the ball

Shemar Latty        6’0”    Saint Edmunds
  4 year varsity player – One of most dynamic guards in NYC according to NYCHoops.com – All League player
  Floor general – strong with the ball and can score when needed but has great ability to get his teammates involved

Sean Edwards      6’3”    Saint Edmunds
  Big time shooter – both off the catch and off the dribble
  Blue-collar tough player

Sayquan Jackson     6’5”    Unity Prep Charter
  Explosive wing who plays above the rim

Elijah Hardison    6’5”    Xaverian

Jaheim Williams   6’5”    Lincoln
  3 year varsity player – Started as undersized big that continues to develop as a dynamic wing – Ability to post up or attack from the outside
  Ability to guard 1-4 and thrives on attacking the offensive boards

Emmanuel Smith    6’6”    Achievement First
  Athletic forward with tremendous upside – Attacks the rim
  Flies under the radar in the PSAL B division

Adewale Fasanmi  6’7”    Unity Prep Charter
  Aggressive rim protector – Runs the floor well and knack to finish around the rim

Team Nassau

Jevon Santos    5’10”  Elmont
  Ideal Floor General – Pass First High IQ
  Fierce competitor who loves playing lock down defense

Matt Colletti     6’2”    Chaminade
  Good shooter and defender

Jordan Lawson      6’3”    Elmont
  One of top shooters in Long Island – High Release with great range
  Coming in to his own in all other aspects of the game

Isiah Walker     6’3”    Baldwin
  All Conference player last season
  Length allows him to guard any position on the court

Kobe Thomas    6’5”    Saint Dominics
  Can play the 2,3,4 or 5 spot
  Tenacious around the glass with soft touch mid range

Jovayne Walters    6’5”    Saint Marys
  Extremely strong in the post – Physical Player

Kieran Dorney    6’6”    Chaminade
  Stretch 4 – Can knock down the mid range and attack the boards - Athletic and hard-playing - a clear D1 prospect
  All-State Last Season – 19ppg 8rb 6ast

Nick Spinoso     6’9”    Kellenberg
  Ability to play inside out
  - Scores in a variety of ways, sees the court and great rim protector - will go to college for free

Team Suffolk
Jeremiah Mobley   5’8”    Longwood
  Hard nosed competitor and leader - continues to improve skills each season

Ty-Shon Pannell    5’9”    Central Islip
  All county last season – Long Island’s third leading scorer (26.7ppg)
  All Long Island Second Team – Led Island in made 3 pointers with 80

Naejon Ward     5’10”  Center Moriches

Ahkee Anderson    6’0”    Center Moriches
  All State and All Long Island First Team – Competes with passion on both ends – Great feel for the game – 96 GPA

Dakota Smith      6’2”    Southampton
  All Conference combo guard – lead his team in nearly every statistical category

Thomas Cirrito    6’2”    Miller Place
  All County Sharp Shooter – Led his team to league title
  High character – high academic player

Ke’Andre Penceal  6’3”    Longwood
  Lefty combo forward – College-ready frame
  Physical inside – continues to improve his outside game

Spencer Mallory     6’4”    Commack
  Rugged All League performer – Excels on the offensive boards

Divaad Lucas         6’7”    Amityville
  All Conference hybrid forward – Can score at all three levels
  High academic player – Plays with great composure