2019 adidas Open Run Top Performers
By David Cordova,
On Saturday, RecruitTheBronx.com paid a visit to Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx to check out the Adidas Legacy Open Run event. It featured nine PSAL schools which play under the Adidas sponsorship. Here are the standouts from this past weekend’s event:
O’Zhell Jackson, 6-7, Forward, Stevenson High School, Class of 2021 - Jackson is long and athletic and is capable of doing many things on the court. He is an efficient ballhandler that can make smooth moves to the hole and get past a defender. He has good timing in getting the ball to his teammates.
Elijah Perez, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Stevenson High School, Class of 2020 - Perez is good at spacing the floor and looks to get himself open at all times. He is known for his long range shots and is deadly when left open. He does a good job in getting to the basket and absorbing physical contact which allows for trips to the free-throw line.
Rashawn Clemente, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Stevenson High School, Class of 2020 - Clemente is very athletic; he is able to get to the rim and also rebound. He can create for himself on the offensive end, and he knows where and when to take good shots. His long wingspan allows him to obtain rebounds and also get blocks..
Kaden Norton, 6-2, Shooting Guard, Stevenson High School, Class of 2021 - Norton is a tough defender for the opposition. Offensively, he a slasher that is solid at getting to the basket and can absorb contact when driving to the hole. As he softens the close-outs with his strong drives, he then compliments that by being a good shooter from in or outside of three-point range.
Steven Turner, 6-0, Point Guard, South Bronx Preparatory School, Class of 2021 - Turner has plenty of tenacity and has the ability to defend all 94 feet, and has good hands which enables him to get steals. He is a guard who likes to drive and uses his physicality to absorb contact and draw fouls.
Eric Davis, 6-2, Forward, South Bronx Preparatory School, Class of 2021 - Davis is a forward who has plenty of versatile skills and is a huge asset to his team. He can rebound and can also drive to the hole and get to the basket easily. Showcases plenty of athleticism on offense.
Elijah Avila, 5-10, Point Guard, South Bronx Preparatory School, Class of 2022 - A guard that has plenty of energy on the floor and is very active when it comes to loose balls and getting steals. Has the ability to push the ball up the court and run on the fast break. Has the ability to pass the ball to his teammates.
Ibrahima Diop, 6-5, Forward, Frederick Douglass Academy, Class of 2021 - Avila has plenty of skills when on the floor. He likes to run on the fast break on the offensive end and plays tremendous defense. He has good hands which allow him to get steals, rebounds and also block shots.
Alexander Minaya, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Frederick Douglass Academy, Class of 2020 - Minaya likes to play on the perimeter and then attack the gaps. He also has the physicality and smarts to outplay the others on the low block. He is very visible on the boards.
Anthony Marshall, 6-0, Point Guard, Brooklyn Democracy Academy, Class of 2020 - Marshall is quick and loves to run in transition. He has a lot of flash and slash in his game, but also allows his teammates to prosper when on the court when it comes to scoring, as he gives them passes at the right time.
Thomas Porter, 5-10, Shooting Guard, Brooklyn Democracy Academy, Class of 2020 - Porter has the ability to do many things on the court and finds multiple ways to get to the basket. Although he is known as a scorer and a jump shooter, but he also has the ability to facilitate to his teammates with his passing.
Elyjah McPhatter, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Brooklyn Democracy Academy, Class of 2020 - A guard with plenty of strength who is able to absorb physical contact when he goes to the basket. Is able to run in transition and handles the ball well when on the fast break. Is able to attack the glass and hit his teammates for a pass.
Jasiah Carty, 6-5, Canarsie High School, Class of 2020 - Carty is very mobile and possesses plenty of toughness when he is in the paint area. He has abilities when it comes to him getting rebounds and blocking shots. Is able to power his way to the basket and get into the lane effectively.
Calvin Jenkins, 6-1, Shooting Guard, Canarsie High School, Class of 2020 - Jenkins has plenty of finesse when on the court. Is also a player that has a lot of hustle as he is active for loose balls and rebounds. He likes to run in transition and can finish at the basket. Has plenty of scoring prowess, as he can also shoot a jumper from the top of the key.
Tyquail Keeling, 5-11, Canarsie, Class of 2021 - Keeling is a great facilitator and has a very good basketball IQ when he is on the floor. He sees his teammates at all times and can tell when they are going to cut to the basket. Picks his spots as far as when to score and when to pass.
Dakhari Lewis, 6-6, Forward, South Shore High School, Class of 2020 - Lewis is very strong in the low post and can hold his own in that area. Showcases plenty of athleticism when going to the rim. He can rebound and also block shots, a formidable force for his team.
Jaqai Murray, 6-5, Shooting Guard, South Shore High School, Class of 2021 - Murray is a guard that is able to use his strength and his body to maintain his presence in the post area, while also stepping out to the perimeter to handle the ball. Sees the court very well and is able to drive within the lane. Is a good rebounder and when on offense, is able to attack the basket.
Kipplyn Richvine, 6-2, South Shore High School, Class of 2021 - Richvine has plenty of good court vision and is able to guide his teammates around the court. He has the ability to pass and can also attack the basket when driving to the lane. Has a very good IQ and awareness when moving around the floor.
Michael Lucas, 6-3, Shooting Guard, Brooklyn Law & Tech High School, Class of 2020 - Lucas can play bigger than his height as he is able to troll for rebounds and get to the boards efficiently. He has the toughness to hold his own in the paint area, but can also step out and handle the ball on the perimeter. Is able to absorb contact when going up for a basket.
Gregory Ricketts, 5-7, Point Guard, Brooklyn Law & Tech High School, Class of 2022 - Ricketts is small, yet quick at getting up and down the court in transition. He is a great pick pocket on defense. He is a good passer and compiles the assists.. Has a very high IQ when running the point guard position.