MOLLY WEISS IS OFF TO EMORY UNIVERISTY

I normally do a written blog when a player gives a verbal. But in the case of Molly Weiss, I feel these is a lesson to be learned. The lesson is that your education should always come first in picking a school. Molly Weiss has worked as hard as any kid I have ever had. I am not sure I have ever had a player, that had more of a connection with. Molly did not come into high school with a big time reputation or hype. She has willed herself into a great player. I also want you to know that Molly Weiss,  right up to last week was trying to make a big decision. She had set up visits with two Division 1 schools, but decided to cancel those visits. I think she felt some how she let me down. It was hard for her to tell those Division 1 school “NO” for two reasons. First playing Division 1 was a dream of hers. But  she knew that her education  carried more weight…..

Emory ranked 9th-best national university by U.S. News & World Report magazine”

 

This is WHY SHE CHOSE EMORY UNIVERSITY...MOLLY WEISS I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU…. not seeing you everyday will leave a HOLE IN MY HEART, when you are off to college becoming a ALL AMERICAN.

THE 2017 HOOP GROUP GIRLS ALL SHORE TEAMS

                      2016-17 HOOP GROUP  ALL SHORE TEAMS

 

Congrats to all the members that make up our  Hoop Group 2016-17 All Shore Teams. This year there are two new members to our First Team. There are 8 first time members spread out across the 4 teams. Every player on our first 3 teams is a Division Lock meaning they have either signed, verbally committed or has a Division One offer on the table. There are 3 Division one locks and a POWER 5 PLAYER ON THE 4TH TEAM.  Finally there are a confirmed 18 Division 1 locks of the 20 players listed. Let me give you a little history as well. Every team FIRST and 2nd TEAM, ALL SHORE MEMBER has gone on to play Division one basketball. That streak was broken last year, as Tina LeBron(SJV) signed with D2 Caldwell College. Like most years there are a number of D1 players who have signed, committed or have offers on the table, that did not make ALL SHORE…Why do I bring this up? Because it shows the difficulty in making  a ALL SHORE TEAM.

I take this stuff extremely serious, it’s okay if you disagree. But I do not take politics, friendships and coaches opinions into my thought process, and most importantly, I pick my team based on who I believe had the best seasons….I DO NOT SHARE THE WEALTH. I am smart enough to understand the power of  my words and the impact it has on coaches and kids.

 

                            HOOP GROUP 2016-17 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

                                                               DARA MABREY-5’8″-JUNIOR-MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL- COMBO

( http://hoopgroup.com/headquarters-blog/uncategorized/player-of-year/ )

 

THE HOOP GROUP IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE THE  2017 ALL SHORE TEAMS

 

 

FIRST TEAM ALL SHORE

JOSIE LARKINS-5’9″-SENIOR-RED BANK CATHOLIC- SHOOTING GUARD

She had one of the best seasons by a RBC player in years. Her performances in big games were stunning. The bigger the game and the bigger she preformed. Her shootout against Dara Mabrey and Manasquan was a classic. Her show stopping performance against SJV in the SCT just added to a dream season. The Vermont bound senior was special all season in helping RBC to  a season high ranking of #2 in the state at one point. She scored her 1000th point this season to solidity her name in the RBC history books forever. Larkins season was filled with masterful performances. Like her 30 point explosion against  RFH and her 32 point explosion vs. Bishop Eustace. She is currently leading RBC in the hunt for a TOC title. Interestingly as one of the best defenders in the Shore, she rarely gets credit anymore.  Jose Larkins leadership skills all season were on display, especially when things got tight . RBC seemed never to panic. The biggest reason why was Jose Larkins; her timely scoring was uncanny all year. JOSE LARKINS  is now regarded as one of the best in RBC history. She is a First Team All Shore Player for the 1st time

 

TORI HYDUKE-5’7″- JUNIOR- RUMSON FAIRHEAVEN- POINT GUARD

Tori Hyduke has elevated her game to levels that nobody expected his season. She has helped RFH remain one of the best programs in the state. But it was what she did for her teammate Hannah Scanlan that is overlooked most. Tori Hyduke was masterful at helping Hannah Scanlan become of the best players in the state. She made full court passes to a running Scanlan few players could make. She found Scanlan with passes off penetration in the lane after beating opponents off the dribble. But she also found time to score and run the RFH up-tempo offense. Tori Hyduke averaged 16.1 points a game and 5 assists. But her worth goes way beyond the box score. Her hustle and getting on loose balls was 2nd to none. She his one of the fiercest competitors in New Jersey. But it was her performance against St. Rose in the SCT,  that made heads turn. In a 28 point performance that some called one of the best performances in SCT history, she proved she was that rare player. Then a week later she backed that up with one of the best performances of the year with 38 points against Manasquan. Tori Hyduke has arrived and right now is as good as any guard in the state of New Jersey by proving it on the court, against the best competition the state has to offer. Her willingness to live in the gym just may be the reason why. She will be one of the most recruited players….IN ALL OF NEW JERSEY NEXT YEAR. She is a First Team All Shore Player for the 1st time

 

KIMI EVANS-SENIOR-6’3″-ST. JOHN VIANNEY-CENTER

Last season’s Hoop Group Player of the year, was the only returning member of the SCT and TOC defending champions. Evans spent the season with a group of inexperienced teammates and managed to help SJV to a Top 5 rankings. She faced aggressive double and triple teams all season. Some how she managed to keep her cool under fire. No player was game planned more for, than Kimi Evans and no player received more attention. Despite this Evans still managed to averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds against best competition and high schedule in the state and maybe the country. The Seton Hall bound Evans will leave SJV accomplishing more than just about any player in recent SJV history. Her 20 and 23  point performances against RFH was just one of many over the years in big games. She sent a message to the entire state early in the season against national power Christian Academy with a 20 point 12 rebounds in a win for SJV. In year when many believe SJV was in rebuilding…Kimi Evans shinned brightest. No question she will be remembered  as a All Time GREAT Player in  Shore Conference history. BUt more importantly she will be remembered for being one of the classiest  kids to ever wear a uniform. She leaves as a two time, HOOP GROUP 1ST TEAM MEMBER.

 

HANNAN SCANLAN-6’1″-SENIOR-RUMSON FAIRHEAVEN

There is no question that Hannah Scanlan just completed one of the best statistical  seasons in shore history. She also had what many believe is the best season in 10 years at RFH. Scanlan no doubt had a major case for the PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD. This season Scanlan put it all together in a big way. RFH appeared to be moving in the other direction with the graduation of some many talented D1 players. But Miss Scanlan picked up the slack. She was named the A CENTRAL Player of The Year, by the coaches. She averaged 20 points a game and 11 plus rebounds. Some of her performances were breath taking along the way. Like her 30 point, 15 rebound game against University. She had a season her of 21 rebounds in one game. She had four 30 point games. She had 34 points and 13 boards against Piscataway. This season Hannah Scanlon scored her 1000th point, something that seemed impossible at the start of the year. You must understand the future Bryant University star, also racked up assists, blocked shots and was possibly the best defensive player in the shore. Hannah Scanlan has set a standard that may be impossible to match in the future. She is a first time HOOP GROUP 1ST TEAM MEMBER

 

DEZZY ALLEN-5’10”- SENIOR-NEPTUNE- SWING

Where do you start with Dezzy Allen? You may want to start with her performance against SJV in the SCT. A game she single handily tried to win for Neptune. Her 29 points and 13 rebounds was one of the best preformances we have seen against a Dawn Karpell team. This season Allen averaged 22.5 points and 11.2 rebounds a game, to go along with 3.4 steals a night. Dezzy Allen was a one women wrecking crew all season long. Neptune was ranked has high as 10th in the state polls. Most of it due to the overall play of Dezzy Allen, who will attend NJIT next season.  Allen had 5 games of 30 points or more, she scored 20 points or more in every game except four. She was a model of consistency, despite being double and triple teamed just about every night. NO PLAYER in the state was more important to their team this season. Remove Dezzy Allen from Neptune and they are not in the Sectional championship game. Her impact on the Neptune program has been felt for years. She will leave as one of the All Time Leading scorers and a two time HOOP GROUP  FIRST TEAM ALL SHORE MEMBER.

 

 

2ND TEAM ALL SHORE

STELLA CLARK-SR. MANASQUAN- POINT GUARDThe motor behind the Manasquan machine

ROSE CAVERLY-JUNIOR- RED BANK CATHOLIC- COMBO U of Vermont wins a major recruiting battle

 

LUCY THOMAS-JUNIOR- ST. ROSE HIGH SCHOOL-FORWARD- Monmouth U gets it first Shore superstar

KATIE RICE- JUNIOR- ROSE HIGH SCHOOL- SWING- Power 5 offers are on the table after a breakout season

 

MIKAYLA MARKHAM- JUNIOR- ST. ROSE HIGH SCHOOL-COMBO- Columbia U gets a major steal and special talent

 

 

3RD TEAM ALL SHORE

FAITH MASONIOUS- SOPHOMORE -MANASQUAN- SWING- No player made more sacrifices for her team, while battling injuries

ELLYN STOLL- SENIOR- ST. ROSE H.S- GUARD- NJIT picks up gem and future star

JENNIFER LOURO- SENIOR- ST. ROSE-H.S.- GUARD MVP of the SCT and U-Mass Lowell bound

CHRISTINA ANTONAKAKIS- JUNIOR-HOLDMEL- POINT GUARD- Don’t call it a comeback, her numbers were off the charts

 

JESS BROAD- JUNIOR- MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL-FOWARD- Quietly had a monster season vs Elite competition

 

 

4TH TEAM ALL SHORE

 

LOLA MULLANEY- SOPHOMORE- MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL Future Power 5 shooting guard

ASHLEY TUTZAUER- SENIOR- TOMS RIVER NORTHShe was the voted A North player of the year by the coaches

ALLY LASSEN- SENIOR- PT. BORO-FORWARD clearly has a case to be higher based on stats along

SHANNON McCoy-JUNIOR- BARNEGAT HIGH SCHOOL She had a break out season and looking to take the next step

JENNA PAUL- SOPHMORE- TOMS RIVER NORTHA future Division one lock, had a monster sophomore year.

 

 

HERE ARE  THE LINKS TO ALL OF THE 2017 HOOP GROUP AWARDS WINNERS

 

 

Ellen Stoll of St. Rose  is The 2017 HOOP GROUP SPORTMANSHIP AWARD WINNER/TEAM http://hoopgroup.com/headquarters-blog/uncategorized/stoll/

 

JENNA PAUL OF TRN THE 2017 HOOP GROUP UP AND COMING PLAYER/ TEAM http://hoopgroup.com/headquarters-blog/uncategorized/jenna/

 

 

CONGRATS TO ALL THE AWARD WINNERS…

2017 GIRLS HOOP GROUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR…DARA MABREY

                    THE HOOP GROUP 2016-17 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

DARA MABREY OF MANASQUAN IS THE 2017 HOOP GROUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR

THE WINNER OF THE 2017 HOOP GROUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR IS …DARA MABREY. This years winner is no stranger to this award. Both her older sisters were Hoop Group Player of the Year winners. But unlike her sisters, she is the first to win the award as a junior. This season Dara Mabrey was a tour de force from the moment the season started and currently is seeking another TOC title. It’s another reason why this years winner was such a clear cut Choice.

 

Coach Kukoda and Dara share a warm moment

No player I can think of in recent history, scored more big baskets or delivered on a big stage as often as Dara Mabrey did this season. No player in all my years has displayed the leadership qualities of Dara Mabrey. This season Dara Mabrey, sent a message not only to the shore, but the entire country in the 2nd game of the year. It was her 33 point performance against RBC that set the stage for one of the best seasons, not only in shore history, but the state as well.  While Mabrey averaged an impressive 19.1 points a game this season, it was how she got them that put her in a class of her own. In the shoot out with RBC’s Jose Larkin’s in a battle of Top 5 teams, it was Mabrey who time and time again, that came up with the big play. It was Mabrey who simply refused to lose and that seemed to be her attitude all season. In a game against Long Island Lutheran it was she that hit the game winning free throws in overtime and scored 33 points. It was she that made the game tying shot to allow Manasquan to beat St. Rose in overtime, in a 29 point performance. It was she that drew the foul in Manasquan’s win over RFH, in a game that appeared hopelessly lost. What made all these performances special, is that it was against the very best competition that high school basketball has to offer. Dara Mabrey, did it on the biggest of biggest stages, time and time again all season. You would be hard pressed to find a player in recent years that has had such show stopping performances so often in one season. Dara Mabrey’s mind set seems to be, that she can beat any team and player anywhere, anytime and at any place. It’s this total belief in herself, that will make her a future All American.

If you are wondering what makes Dara Mabrey different from every player in the state, its her work ethic. There is a running joke at the Hoop Group, that when it rains…expect a call from Dara Mabrey. No player in the shore spends more time working on their game. No player addresses their weakness like Dara Mabrey. She is not only the best conditioned player in the shore, but she is also by far the most competitive. The term warrior is used very loosely these days. But in the case of Dara Mabrey it is real as in as real as it gets. After a tough win this season over RBC, I said to her great job. Her response was “Tiny, I knew what I had to work on this year.” This is why Dara Mabrey has no peers. She understands getting better and out working others is the key to maximum success.

It’s no secret with the name Mabrey comes great expectations. Dara knows that all eyes are on her every night. It does not seem to faze her one bit. I believe, she welcomes the challenge of having a target on her back.  It acts as fuel for her. I also believe college coaches are looking for her sisters when they come watch her play. She doesn’t fit the part for the U-Conn’s and Notre Dame’s of the world. She is not super long or big like her sisters. But what Power 5 elite programs are finally starting to figure out  is this, is what I have known all along…..DARA MABREY is not only as good as her sisters, but maybe better. Now those are strong words but in fact may be true. She has the best ball handling skills of the three and I say shoots the ball as well has Michela who was a star at Notre Dame. It may not look like she plays with the anger of Marina, but trust me she plays just as angry. Dara Mabrey is a cross between her two sisters. She is a Mabrey, but she is a Mabrey in her own way. She just is doing things different from her two sisters. She just may be, the newer better version of the Mabrey’s.

Dara Mabrey was named the 2017 New Jersey Player of the year

When it comes to personality, this is the most miss understood thing about Dara Mabrey. She is one of the funniest kids you know. I have caught her making fun of me behind my back. She laughs and jokes with the best of them. She had everybody laughing at the recent All Shore pictures.  She has welcomed Lola Mullaney into the Manasquan family, she makes Victoria Galvan a softball player at the next level,  laugh. She walks into the Hoop Group and I joke with her and she gives it right back with the best of them. It’s all part of her next level leadership skills. I often talk to her about teammates getting out of control at times, she just smiles and says I got it. When named as a Gatorade finalist, she asks me not to say anything. I know why. She’s afraid of the jealousy that comes with her name. Dara Mabrey is so mature for her age it’s scary. I can assure you, when she is playing at a Power 5 school in two years. She will be the captain of the team and that team will be playing for a national championship…because Dara Mabrey has been a winner her entire life.

DARA MABREY 2017 HOOP GROUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR

I have covered the shore now for a very long time. I have seen most of the great ones at this point. The Mt. Rushmore of players changes every 7 or 8 years. A new star comes along and bumps off an old one. It’s the way it is and the way it’s supposed      to be. But for right now, Dara Mabrey just had one of the greatest seasons in shore history. This was a Mt. Rushmore season for Miss Mabrey and before her playing days are over, she may be one of the faces on Mt. Rushmore. She will have a chance next year to be the only two time HOOP GROUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR,  in the awards history. So today we are very proud to name DARA MABREY THE 2017 HOOP GROUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR…CONGRATS TO DARA AND MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL.

2017 HOOP GROUP COACH OF THE YEAR …TAMMY NICOLINI

THE 2017 HOOP GROUP OF THE YEAR

TAMMY NICOLINI LEADING HER SURPRIING BANEGAT TEAM

 

The Shore Conference is loaded with great Coaches. It’s a virtual whose who of girls basketball coaches. This year SJV’s Dawn Karpell, again proved she is one of the best in all of High school basketball. Dave Callanhan of RFH proved in year one, he is a special talent in leading RFH to an amazing season. Dave Beauchemin of Manchester is looking more and more like a rising star and was sensational this year. The job that Coach Santopietro  has done at Howell is amazing, when you consider the program had lost all direction. James Young’s team was ranked in the Top 10 all season. The Shore Conference is not just about great players but great coaches as well. But what this years COACH OF THE YEAR has done is amazing and it’s not just about wins and losses…its was more about building and saving a program.  TAMMY NICOLINI OF BARNEGAT IS THE 2017 HOOP GROUP COACH OF THE YEAR

The definition of a  successful high school coach is how a teams develops. The coach who  develops players and more importantly produces  happy faces, is wants make a coach special. There is a number of reasons why Tammy Nicolini, is our Coach of the year. Tammy Nicolini’s  team had so many  first this year, that it would take forever to list them. In every season she has been at Barnegat, the team has improved. She has also created a atmosphere of success for her team. Encouraging players to play out of season and she herself becoming part of the AAU community. She has worked with the young players in town and now has created a culture that provides kids with a chance to play basketball in a competitive winning environment. Tammy Nicolini has all the things in place, that were not there before she arrived.

ITS WAS A RECORD SETTING YEAR FOR TAMMY NICOLINI

Coaches are often measured by wins and losses. But there is something else a coach must be measured by and that’s the direction and culture of a team. Changing the culture of any program is a difficult thing to do. It’s harder when the program has no tradition to lean back on. Tammy Nicolini has now created both for Barnegat, this new tradition and culture started the day she was hired. This season, we have seen the fruits of her work blossom. This was the year that the Barnegat program surprised everyone and turned the corner. They became a winning program, players like Shannon McCoy (Most Improved Player) have received post season awards and players like Ashley Toner have moved on to play in college. Tammy Nicolini, more than anyone else has been responsible for all these new and exciting first for the Barnegat program.

TAMMY NICOLINI HAS HELPED PLAYERS LIKE McCoy TURN INTO STARS

This year under Tammy Nicolini the Barnegat girls basketball had a record breaking season. They started the season off with a surprising 8-2 record. They then made it to the Lady Wave Christmas Tournament Championship game. These early season accomplishments should have been a sign of things to come.  By seasons end Barnegat, had won a school record 16 games, exceeding everyone’s expectations in what would become a dream season. When Barnagat qualified for the Shore Conference Tournament, most thought it would the crowning moment for the team. But clearly nobody told Tammy Nicolini and her team. Barnegat lost to #10 RBR is a classic by two points. It was another example how far the Barnegat team had come in a year. Barnegat also made the State Tournament for the first time in schools history. They also shocked everyone and won a game in the tournament. Tammy Nicolini’s team has accomplished more in one season than anymore imagined…including her.

TAMMY NICOLINI HAS BARNEGAT LOOKING UP

BARNEGAT is now a program where girls can walk proud and it not because of the wins or records.. It’s because now a winning culture has been brought  not only to the school but the entire community. One that includes working hard and having respect for school and the uniform they wear. Tammy Nicolini, is 100% responsible for all of this. Tammy has created a atmosphere where kids believe that basketball can now also be one of the means to get to college.  When is the last time a BARNAGET player was all any thing? Shannon McCoy has a chance to play D1 basketball one day. Tammy Nicolini helped her to shine this year and has been one of her biggest advocates. Tammy Nicolini gave a group of  girls a vision. She got a group of girls to understand its okay to dream and have hopes on a basketball court.  She made playing basketball not only important but something the entire community could feel good about. Tammy Nicolini has created a winning atmosphere in a program, when nobody thought it was possible. She has been relentless  in her approach to turn the BARNEGAT program around. She has turned BARNAGAT into a serious program, in doing so she has become one of the best coaches in the shore. She got her team to play above its talent level. It’s why Tammy Nicolini, is the 2017 HOOP GROUP COACH OF THE YEAR…CONGRATS TO TAMMY NICOLINI AND BARNEGAT HIGH SCHOOL

 

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JENNA PAUL OF TRN IS THE 2017 UP AND COMING PLAYER

One of the hardest things to do in basketball, is to project a players future. College coaches get paid a lot of money to project a players potential. It is very easy to see the ability of Kimi Evans. It is easy to see the talent of babies like Kemari Reynolds. This is not where coaches earn their money. Anyone with a brain knows these are special talents. It’s when a coach steals a great player who goes on to be one of the best players in their conference, is how a recruiter earns their stripes .  Its when a school doesn’t listen to the critics and signs a player, who becomes one of the best players in the schools history, is how a recruiter becomes a star.  It’s when a BCS school sneaks in town and STEALS ONE OF THE TOP 5 PLAYERS IN THE STATE, like Jess Louro, when other schools including smaller ones are still guessing and not sure. This is how and why successful college  programs win big….They catch players on their way up…NOT WHEN THEIR AT THE TOP.

THE 2017 HOOP GROUP UP AND COMING PLAYER  may come as a surprise to some. This award traditionally  has gone to a player, who is under the radar. Most years this award goes to a player doing work in the shadows. Last years winner Jess Broad is now a full blown star. The winners of this award in the past have blown up and gone onto great success. This year’s winner is not a stranger to shore fans or college coaches. But her stock this year has risen even more and it leads me to believe she is on her way to becoming one of the best players in NEW JERSEY….JENNA PAUL IS THIS YEARS HOOP GROUP UP AND COMING PLAYER AWARD WINNER.

JENNA PAUL is no stranger to anyone in the Shore Conference. She was on the 2016 ALL FRESHMAN TEAM. She is one of the best sophomores in the state. She already is being recruited by D1 schools. So you may be asking why are we calling her an UP AND COMING PLAYER. Its because some players take their games to an entire new level. This is what Jenna Paul has done this year. Last year’s freshman class was a special one. Many believed it was one of the best freshman classes ever. Many were waiting for that special freshman class from a year ago to become full blown stars. But two of those babies have battled injuries all season and the other transferred and was forced to come off the bench. But it  was Jenna Paul, last seasons the 5th wheel on that ALL FRESHMAN TEAM that was the one who took that big step forward . She was not suppose to be the one, who would become a full blown star. But a year later, it is she that put up a monster season. It is she that of that talented group who had the breakout season.

PAUL HAS NOT RESTED LAURELS…

This season TOMS RIVER NORTH had to overcome the loss of their Freshman Star from a year ago, Brielle Bisagno. Many believe that this season TRN could make another jump this season, most believe they could be a Top 10 team in the shore. But with the injury, to Bisagno many believed TRN would have to wait a year for that jump.  But Jenna Paul took a step that nobody believed was possible and TRN had a season to remember. This year TRN was ranked as high as 10th in the state. They also made it to the state sectional final and won the WOBM and Jenna Paul had much to do with all of this. There was no sophomore slump for Jenna Paul, it was more like a Super Sophomore season.

This year, Jenna Paul raised her stats in every single category. This season her scoring increased from 13 points a game to 16.8 points a game. Her rebounding stats went from 5 a game to 8 a night. But that is not all, she also went from 2 three points made in a season. To a legit three point weapon. This season she has had 25 three’s. She was no stranger to big shots, her coast to coast basket in the sectional finals sent TRN into the CJ4 finals. All this is the reason, I believe JENNA PAUL is on her way to become an elite player in the state. She has risen her game to new heights and she has not let past success spoil her. Here is a list of her accomplishments this year….

THE JENNA PAUL HIGHLIGHTS

*She was named HOOP GROUP PLAYER OF THE WEEK.

*She had nine games with over 20 points…including a season high 29 points

*She scored in double figures in every game except 3

*She was on the WOBM ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM  

*She had 7 Double/Doubles

When JENNA PAUL  chose an AAU TEAM it was only one thing she was concerned with….DEVELOPMENT. It the reason she decided to play for Mary Beth Chambers of the New Jersey Elite. It was Chambers’ track record for developing All Conference players, Player of the Years and Captains at the next year that attracted her to the team….NOT EGO.

 

The UP AND COMING AWARD is for those players moving in the right direction. Jenna Paul has been moving in the right direction for years now. She has shown that even kids with a reputation can do more. She did not rest on her laurels from a year ago and it has paid off.   Her focus and understanding of what’s important for a young player make her future seem a forgone conclusion …it’s why we are proud to name JENNA PAUL AS THE 2017 UP AND COMING PLAYER.

 

The ALL UP AND COMING TEAM  is really a peak at kids with a low profile who will become great players…Some previous UP  AND COMING AWARD WINNERS  have included…Kate Egan now at Seton Hall, Hannah Scanlon, Bryant University, Dezzy Allen, NJIT, Josie Larkins, Vermont, Katie Sire, Montclair University.

DID YOU KNOW? The 2012 ALL UP AND COMING TEAMS HAD 8  FUTURE D1  PLAYERS!

 

INTRODUCTING THE 2017 HOOP GROUP ALL UP AND COMING TEAM

 

BRIDGET ANDREE-JUNIOR- TRINTY HALL- 6’0″-SWING

She spent a year in the shadows at Trinity Hall. But make no mistake this young lady has D1 written all over her. I believe this summer, she will become in full demand. Lost in the shadows was the year Andree had. Her numbers may be dismissed because she didn’t play in a power division. This my friends is a mistake. She averaged a 17.1 points a game and 9.8 rebounds…she also had 10 double/doubles.

 

 

LAUREN LITHGOW-SOPHMORE ST. ROSE- 5’10”- COMBO GUARD

She has been in the wings for 2 years. Fasten your seat beats folks. She will be a ALL SHORE PLAYER NEXT SEASON. She is blessed with speed, quickness and raw ability. She is a total gym rat and a summer of basketball will get her back on track. This is a future Division one lock.  She will turn heads next season. A rare talent is ready to break out.

SARA KARPELL-JUNIOR-SJV-5’7″-COMBO GUARD

This is a reason, she has offers on the table from D1 schools already. She has seen the best competition there is to see. Already an elite defender. But next year watch what happens. She will become one of the best combo guards in all of New Jersey. She is a gym rat and more importantly a player who can be coached hard.

SARA FURCH-JUNIOR- ST.JOHN VIANNEY-6’1″- FOWARD

Most have no idea of the package she brings to the table. She can play the 3 spot or the post. She has a lighting quick first step. She is a D1 lock and everyone is about to find out this summer. No player is going to catch the eye of coaches more this summer and her is why. She is nightmare match up due to her ability to post up or step away from the basket. She has spent 3 years playing against some of the best post players in New Jersey.

MIKAELA McGARVEY- JUNIOR-RUMSON-5’10”-GUARD

She is the wild card on this list. If she gets in the gym against Top Competition, I believe D1 schools will come calling. She is a deadly shooter, who is a underrated athlete. She showed flashes last year, but her injury in her sophomore year, had her catching up all season. I believe with a full year of high school basketball under her belt, she will shine. McGarvey has stepped up her level of AAU competition moving to the Jersey Shore Elite Chambers team. Look for her to blow in the coming months.

 

 

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