2013 Summer Classic East: Day One Top Performers

SONY DSC The Summer Classic East kicked off Wednesday afternoon and there was plenty of good basketball around Philadelphia. Here’s a few of the players that really stood out on the first day of the tournament:

Simeon Fryer | Upper Dublin (Pa.) | 6-3 | 2016 | Jersey Shore Warriors 15U
Fryer’s athleticism was on display in the first set of games at the Summer Classic East. The sophomore first put down a nice transition dunk to show off his hops then, later in the first half, blocked 6-10 Mass Rivals’ forward Sam Ibiezugbe as he tried to post up down low.

Paul Jorgensen | Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) | 6-3 | 2014 | New Heights (N.Y.)
The senior was playing the role of distributor in his first Summer Classic East action, setting up his teammates with high-percentage shots. On the defensive end, Jorgensen was a force, bothering the opposition with intensity and hustle.

Paschal Chukwu | Fairfield Prep (Conn.) | 7-0 | 2014 | Connecticut Basketball Club
In front of a number of high-major D1 coaches, the big man impressed on the defensive end, swatting away shots with plenty of ferocity.

Cheddi Mosley | St. Anthony (N.J.) | 6-4 | 2014 | NJ Playaz
The senior looked like he had the hot hand early on, hitting on shots all over the court. Mosely looked smooth putting layups over defenders and looked locked in from mid and deep range.

Chris Baldwin | McDuffie School (Mass.) | 6-8 | 2016 | Expressions Elite (Mass.)
Baldwin seemed to be all over the court on the defensive end, especially when the opposition went up for shots. The sophomore showed off his hops as well, swatting away a few shots with force.

Jake Silpe | Cherry Hill East (N.J.) | 6-2 | 2015 | Jersey Shore Warriors 17U
The junior was pushing the tempo a lot, which drew defenders into the paint to try and stop the crafty guard. Silpe did well and driving to the lane and kicking out to the wing for wide open shots.

Isiah Ice | Iona Prep (N.Y.) | 6-0 | 2014 | West Chester Hawks (N.Y.)
While Ice looked to be a little undersized on the court, the guard wasn’t afraid to initiate contact amongst the forwards, constantly driving to the lane and taking hit after hit, continually getting up.

Kaleb Joseph | Cushing Academy (Mass.) | 6-2 | 2014 | Mass Rivals
In regulation, Joseph displayed a nice pull-up jumper that usually found the bottom of the net; in overtime, Joseph scored the only bucket, a runner that fell as the clock expired to give his team a 57-55 victory.

Devonte Banner | Mt. Vernon HS (N.Y.) | 6-3 | 2014 | Team Frenji (N.Y.)
Banner had a few nice steals that led to easy points off of layups and fouls, and had a knack for drawing two defenders in and hitting the open man to put the defense out of position.

Jamil Hood | Green Tech Charter High School (N.Y.) | 6-3 | 2015 | Albany City Rocks EYBL
Hood did plenty of damage as a slasher, cutting though the lane and usually finishing with a smooth layup that was a big part of his team’s double-digit victory over their first round opponent.

Dajuan Greene | Eastern Senior High School (N.J.) | 5-10 | 2015 | DC Assault Blue 16U
Despite his smaller size, Greene was willing to initiate contact on drives to the lane, resulting in a nice amount of time at the free throw line.

Sam Miller | Gonzaga College HS (D.C.) | 6-9 | 2015 | East Coast Fusion (Va.) 16U
The tall forward showcased some nice moves in the post, using the baby hook to his advantage. Miller also showed off some range, nailing a three-pointer from the corner to extend his team’s lead.

Matt Ryan | Iona Prep (N.Y.) | 6-6 | 2015 | New Heights (N.Y.)
Ryan only scored nine points in New Heights second round game, but they were crucial: the first was to tie the game at 54 with just over two minutes to play and the other two came in the extra period that helped his team clinch a 61-56 victory.

Paul Rowley | Loudoun Valley High School (Va.) | 6-8 | 2014 | Virginia Elite
A lanky wing, Rowley showed off a quick release on his shot, hitting multiple mid to deep range shots throughout the night.

Matt Staubi | Darien High School (Conn.) | 5-9 | 2014 | Team Frenji (N.Y.)
The small guard came up big when it mattered most, nailing a three-pointer at the top of the arc with 1.6 seconds left to give his team the 61-60 win.

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