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
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 GUARD– The 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 NORTH– She 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 NORTH– A future Division one lock, had a monster sophomore year.
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO ALL OF THE 2017 HOOP GROUP AWARDS WINNERS