ON THE SCENE: Hoop Group- Future All-American & Elite Camps

FUTURE ALL-AMERICAN

CREME OF THE CROP

Alphabetical Order

Elliott Cadeau

Bergen Catholic (Ordell, NJ)

6’0          Point Guard

First thought after first sight, Cole Anthony-like assassin with the ball in his hands. Pure hooper, leaves defenders in quick sand. Demonstrated explosion off of the floor, range and elite playmaking ability. Passing ability and vision are different.

Justin Edwards

PREP SCENE

Imhotep(Philadelphia, PA)

6’5          Guard

Justin demonstrated an ability to shoot the ball. Great size, long athletic wing. First step and explosion at the rim separated him from the competition. Skilled with the ball in his hands, able to use length and speed to get into the paint.  Slashing/Scoring type… Capable of being an elite defender.

Aaron Goldstein

PREP SCENE

Xaverian (Brooklyn, NY)

5’10          Guard

Goldstein played his way into the “Creme of the Crop” with relentless effort from the point, dead-eye shooting and a knack for finding teammates in scoring position. He was getting it done off the bounce and looked fluid and confident in catch and shoot situations. Excellent ball screen-awareness/progression, consistently making the right read, leading to offensive production.

Jeremiah Jenkins

Darien (Connecticut)

5’11          Guard

Jenkins demonstrated an ability to do it all consistently at both ends of the floor, as an elite guard. Highly skilled and understand the game and pace. Effective down to his screen setting. He has a profound ability to pass the ball, makes the easy, smart play with the ability to make difficult plays for most his age, look simplistic.

Luke McEldon

Highlands (Warrenton, VA)

6’10          Center

Luke’s presence was felt in the paint all week. Thick frame allowed him to control the lane for his team. He scored around the rim with strength and aggression. Demonstrated an ability to knock down the 12 footer. Reminded me of a young Tre Mitchell if he puts it all together, has the frame to develop.

Toby Ojuwku

Roman Catholic (Philadelphia)

5’9          Guard

Toby put together an excellent week. Demonstrated an ability to score the ball at a high level and was a relentless ball hawk at the other end.

Malachi Palmer ’24

Central Dauphin

6’4          Guard

Silky Smooth with the ball ion his hands. Effective & highly efficient. Makes putting the ball in the basket from all three levels look extremely easy.

Jason Rivera-Torres

Iona Prep, NJ

6’3          Guard

Dominated from the point guard position with sheer size, athleticism and skill. Often the best player on the floor. Jason made shots consistently while always making the proper basketball play. Hugh Upside.

Best of the Best

Ethan Gross 2023 6’5 The Hun School in Princeton, NJ

Caleb Middleton 2023 6’9 New Hampton, NH

Jeannot Basima 2023 6’4 John Carroll in Bel Air, MD

James Johns, Jr. 2023 6’3 West Catholic in Philadelphia, PA

Yahmir Satterfield 2023 6’1 Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia, PA

Honorable Mention

Jacob Bey 2023 6’4 Lower Cape May, NJ

Johnny Cotton 2023 6’0 Don Brosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ

Quin Gorman 2023 6’6 Bishop O’Connell in Arlington, VA

Ben Gladieux 2024 5’10 Leesville Road in Raleigh, NC

Cameron Horton 2023 6’2 St Francis Academy in Baltimore, MD

Carson Howard 2023 6’6 Lacey Township in Forked River, NJ

Richard Machado 2023 6’1 Saddle River Day, NJ

Ethan Maynard 2023 5’10 Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, NJ

Logan Rhoades 2023 6’0 Mills Godwin in Henrico, VA

ELITE

CREME OF THE CROP

Kyle Cuff 2022 6’1 Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ

Peter Carey 2022 6’11 Northfield Mount Hermon, MA

Chisom Okpara 2022 6’8 Vermont Academy in Saxtons, VT

Otega Owen 2022 6’3 Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ

Nisine Poplar 2021 6’3 Math Civics & Sciences in Philadelphia, PA

Luke Bradnar 2022 6’7 Connellsville, PA

Cole Fisher 2021 6’1 Lancaster Mennonite, PA

Cory Floyd 2022 6’2 Roselle Catholic, NJ

Massai Graham 2022 Tapestry Carter in Buffalo, NY

Devon Lee 2021 6’2 Scotland, PA

Kaseem Watson 22 6-3 West Catholic in Philadelphia, PA

A CALL TO ACTION

PREP SCENE HAS SET THE GOAL OF CONNECTING WITH 100 SCHOLASTIC, PREP SCHOOL AND GRASSROOTS COACHES OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. OUR PARTNERSHIP WILL IDENTIFY WHO WOULD HAVE EXPLODED ONTO THE SCENE. THIS CALL TO ACTION WILL AMPLIFY THE EXPOSURE OF STUDENT-ATHLETES ACROSS THE STATE UNABLE TO PERFORM ON MANY OF THE SPRING’S/SUMMER’S BIGGEST STAGES.

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FEEL FREE TO CALL ANYTIME, DAY OR NIGHT.! HOWEVER A SCHEDULED ZOOM MEETING IS BACKED BY A 100% GUARANTEE WE WILL CONNECT RIGHT THEN AND THERE. NO MISSED CALLS, NO PHONE TAG, NO HASTLE.

A CALL TO ACTION

PREP SCENE HAS SET THE GOAL OF CONNECTING WITH 100 SCHOLASTIC, PREP SCHOOL AND GRASSROOTS COACHES OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. OUR PARTNERSHIP WILL IDENTIFY WHO WOULD HAVE EXPLODED ONTO THE SCENE. THIS CALL TO ACTION WILL AMPLIFY THE EXPOSURE OF STUDENT-ATHLETES ACROSS THE STATE UNABLE TO PERFORM ON MANY OF THE SPRING’S/SUMMER’S BIGGEST STAGES.

IN AN EFFORT TO MAXIMIZE TIME, INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND GIVE COACHES THE FLEXIBILITY THEY NEED TO CONNECT WITH PREP SCENE WE ARE NOW SCHEDULING TIME SLOTS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

FEEL FREE TO CALL ANYTIME, DAY OR NIGHT.! HOWEVER A SCHEDULED CALL IS BACKED BY A 100% GUARANTEE WE WILL CONNECT RIGHT THEN AND THERE. NO MISSED CALLS, NO PHONE TAG, NO HASTLE.

Roundball Classic Cancelled

The Roundball Classic All-Star Games Committee announced earlier today, that it has decided to cancel the 2020 Roundball Classic games, which had been scheduled for April 25-26, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic…”In accordance with the direction taken by the PIAA late last week and the uncertainty of the weeks ahead, we cannot move forward in holding the games this year ” states the director Allen Deep…he adds “ We wish to congratulate all the Seniors who have been selected and have earned this honor to represent their School/Community both academically and athletically.

PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE RANKINGS

January 19, 2020 

PREP SCENE weekly rankings include the entire state of Pennsylvania: 5th year prep schools and high schools, regardless of governing body affiliations.

1.    Scotland Campus

( Previously 1)

The Skinny: Since it’s inception Scotland Campus has staked its position at the top of our polls. Sheer dominance, excellent coaching and players for days is a pretty good formula.

Top Performers: 6’3 Norance Berry, 6’5 Darlinstone Dubar, 6’7 Jayson Woodrich, 6’9 Mohammed Wague, 6’3 Jaeden Zachary, 6’6 Louis Bleechmore, 6’9 Abou Ousmane and plenty more.

2.   Neumann-Goretti  (Philadelphia)

(Previously 2)

The Skinny: Coach Arrigale possesses the weapons and championship pedigree to beat anyone in the state, including 5th year prep schools in a one and done situation. Very hard call to not have a co-number 1 in 2020.

Top Performers: 6’1 Hysier Miller, 6’7 Chaz Evans, 5’10 Hakim Byrd, 6’2 Chris Evans, 6’7 Blaise Vespe, 6’6 Cameron Young, 6’8 Jordan Hall

4.   Archbishop Wood (Warminster)

(Previously 3)

The Skinny: Mosco had all the pieces in place to hoist the golden ball in ChocolateTown USA again in 2020. Possibly the only way to stop Diggins and company in the 5A bracket was a PIAA shutdown.

Top Performers: 6’4 Marcus Randolph, 6’3 Rahsool Diggins, 5’11 Jalen Stinson, 6’4 M. Newton, 6’5 Daeshon Shepherd, 6’5 R. Jackson.

3.  First Love Christian Academy (Washington)

(Previously 4)

The Skinny: First Love played a national prep schedule, arguably the toughest in the entire state. This group was talented and hard to beat when at full strength.

Top Performers: 5’11 Isaiah Wilson, 6’6 DJ Gordon 6’2 Mason Manning, 6’7 Jahijah Grant, 6’2 Olsen Nicholson, 6’10 Madior Seye, 6’4 Jett Roesing, Kymahni Bent.

5.   Westtown (West Chester)

(Previously 6)

The Skinny: One through five, show me more talent. The Pennsylvania Independent School State Champions were a force in 2020. On any given night.

Top Performers: 7’0 Derrick Lively II, 6’11 Franck Kepnang, 6’8 Noah Collier, 6’5 Jalen Warley, 6’4 Wade Chiddick, 6’4 Tyler Berger.

6. Roman Catholic  (Philadelphia)

(Previously 7)

The Skinny: Roman showed their might and determination making it to the PCL finals before falling to NG. Coach Griffin’s squad had a date I’m Hershey, PA in mid March.

Top Performers: 6’1 Lynn Greer III, 5’10 Xavier Brown, 7’0 Jalen Duren, 6’5 Justice Williams, Quadir Brown.

7.  Perkiomen School (Pennsburg)

(Previously 14)

The Skinny: Perk has the firepower and defensive fortitude to play with anyone in the state. Strong showing in the GAC has them near the top.

Top Performers: 6’2 Steve Payne, 5’9 Honor Huff, 6’8 Andrew Patnode, 6’5 Gilbert Otoo, 6’7 Cameron Brown, 6’10 Philip Byriel

8. McDowell (Erie)

(LAST WEEK 9)

The Skinny: Hot winter nights on the lake were provided by this bunch. Star power and grit make it easy to imagine their GPS set for Hershey, PA.

Top Performers: 6’7 Will Jeffries, 6-6 Jaedan Jefferson, 6’2 Max Paris

9. Methacton (Eagleville),

(Previously 9)

The Skinny: The sleeper in the wide open 6A field has the poise and style to punish opponents. Offensive weapons all over the floor make them a tough out!

Top Performers: 6’9 Jeff Woodward, 6’4 Erik Timko, Owen Kropp, Brett Eberly, Brett Byrne, Ryan Baldwin.

10. Cheltenham

(Previously 10)

The Skinny: Cheltenham has continued to rise to the occasion all season long, and the post season is no different. Tough out 4sure.

Top Performers: 6’4 Jaelen McGlone, 6’4 Sean Emfinger, 6’1 J. Moore

11. Butler

(LAST WEEK 18)

The Skinny: Gatorade player of the year and favorite for the PREP SCENE POY has shown his ability to put the Tornado’s on his back when it counts. Bracket’s are made for stars and their is non bigger in any classification.

Top Performers: 6’6 Ethan Morton 6’2 Mattrix Clement

12. Wilson (West Lawn)

(Previously 15)

The Skinny: Guards win at any level, and you will have to look far and wide to find a better one in the state of PA. Mitchell leads a disciplined offense that looks to bring Berks County Gold!

Top Performers: 6’2 Stevie Mitchell, 6’4 Evan Timochenko

22. Milton Hershey

(Previously 16)

The Skinny: Forthcoming…

Top Performers: 6’6 Joshua Parra, 6’7 Ahvon Cross, 6’0 Ka’ron George, Nate Boyd

14. Fox Chapel (Pittsburgh)

(Previously 21)

Top Performers: 6’1 Eli Yofan ’22, 6’3 Arnold Vento, 6’1 Sam Brown, JP Dockey, 6’0 Lorenzo Jenkins, 5’10 Shane Susnak, 6’3 Will Livingston, 6’0 Kent Baldauf.

Upcoming Games: 1/24 W 70-46 Hempfield

15. Lincoln Park (Midland)

(Previously 17)

Top Performers: 6’4 Andre Wilder, 6’0 Isaiah Smith, 6’0 Johnnie Bryant, 6’5 Montae Reddix, 6’5 Daquan Bradford

Upcoming Games: 1/24 7:00 PM @ New Brighton, 1/26 4:30 PM Kennedy Catholic

13. West Chester East,

(Previously 20)

The Skinny: This Carr is running on all cylinders. Just like the kids say, “All gas, no brakes.”

Top Performers: 6’9 Andrew Carr

17. Archbishop Carroll (Radnor)

(Previously 22)

Top Performers: Dayon Polk, Dean Coleman-Newsome, Anquan Hill, John Camden, Amari Stewart

Upcoming Games: 1/24 W 76-70 @ #6 Roman Catholic, 1/26 2:30 PM @ LaSalle

24.   Kennedy Catholic (Hermitage)

(Previously 19)

Top Performers: 6’6 Ike Herster,

Upcoming Games: 1/24 L 65-53 @ #8 McDowell
(Previously 8)

Top Performers: 6’0 Robert Smith, 5’11 Ahmir Harris, 6’9 Alassane Amadou ’22 6’7 Terrell Pitts

Upcoming Games: 1/22 TBD @ St. Joe’s Prep, 1/24 TBD @ Lansdale Catholic

18.   Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia)

(Previously 20)

Top Performers: 6’8 Elijah Taylor, Sam Wylie,

Previously Ranked-

Freedom (Bethlehem)
Friends Central (Wynnewood)
Upper St. Clair
West Catholic
West Catholic (Philadelphia)
Coatesville
Math Civics Science (Philadelphia)
Reading
Penn Hills (Pittsburgh)
Mt. Lebanon

Honorable Mention:

Allderdice (Pittsburg)

Allentown Central Catholic

Archbishop Ryan (Philadelphia)

Bensalem

Bishop Guilfoyle (Altoona)

Brentwood (Pittsburgh)

Cedar Crest (Lebanon)

Central Dauphin (Harrisburg)

Central York

Chester

Crestwood (Mountain Top)

Cumberland Valley (Mechanicburg)

Executive Charter (Allentown)

George School (Newtown)

Gettysburg

Highlands (Natrona Heights)

Johnstown

Kiski Prep (Saltsburg)

Malvern Prep

Martin Luther King (Philadelphia)

Mercersburg Academy

New Castle

Parkland (Allentown)

Penncrest (Media)

Phelps (Malvern)

Pine-Richland (Gibsonia)

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia)

Trinity (Harrisburg)

Vincentian (Pittsburgh)

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Previous HM: Chambersburg, Constitution, Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg), New Oxford, Aliquippa, St. Joe’s Prep,

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#24 at #8 TONIGHT…

8. McDowell (Erie)

(LAST WEEK 9)

The Skinny: Hot winter nights on the lake were provided by this bunch. Star power and grit make it easy to imagine their GPS set for Hershey, PA.

Top Performers: 6’7 Will Jeffries, 6-6 Jaedan Jefferson, 6’2 Max Paris

24.   Kennedy Catholic (Hermitage)

(Previously 19)

Top Performers: 6’6 Ike Herster,

Upcoming Games: 1/24 L 65-53 @ #8 McDowell

#7 IN ACTION TODAY…

7.  Perkiomen School (Pennsburg)

(Previously 14)

The Skinny: Perk has the firepower and defensive fortitude to play with anyone in the state. Strong showing in the GAC has them near the top.

Top Performers: 6’2 Steve Payne, 5’9 Honor Huff, 6’8 Andrew Patnode, 6’5 Gilbert Otoo, 6’7 Cameron Brown, 6’10 Philip Byriel