Future All-Americans Shine.

Our Future All-American Camp feature some of the Nation’s top Freshman and Sophomore talent. These top players exhibit the raw talent needed to dominate at the next level.

Cam Reddish: SF-  Westtown

 

Cam Reddish came onto the scene at our Future All-American camp and absolutely blew up the college and recruiting world. He is currently ranked as the 4th best player on ESPN in the class of 2018 and he’s only getting better. The mid-range assassin’s ability to create space and run the pick and roll game as a 6’6 SF is absurd. Reddish holds offers from Duke, Arizona, Kentucky and others as he heads into his senior year.

Cole Anthony-PG- Archbishop Molloy

Standing at 6’2, the bouncy rising Junior’s ceiling is sky high and only increasing. Anthony came onto the scene at our Future All-American Camp with all eyes on him, and he hasn’t disappointed. The 5-Star recruit stunned the world this past season with his stellar defense and basketball IQ. Defense wins games and the Nike EYBL recognized Cole as the Defensive Player of the Year for the regular season. His teammate and former Hoop Group All-American participant Quade Green states “Cole is the best two  way player in the country, don’t matter the class.” Anthony currently has offers from Kansas, Georgetown, and Oregon. 

Contact info:

Too receive more information call 732-502-2255 or email HGElite@hoopgroup.com.

 

 

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Player Interviews

HGSL Spring Jam Fest Recap

Friday Recap Saturday Recap Sunday Recap

HGSL Player Highlights

Danny Fraunhiem (NJ Shoreshots) is a  PG with a lot of toughness and a high basketball IQ. Fraunheim makes smart passes and is a strong defender. He is active and relentless on the ball. Fraunhiem has the ability to make crucial game decisions and plays and came in clutch draining a game winning shot with 1.2 seconds left last Friday.

Musa Jeng (NJ Shoreshots) showcased his scoring ability this weekend. Jeng created his own opportunities and capitalized from everywhere on the floor.

Pete Nance (Akron Bobcats) Was one of the most watched players this weekend. Nance is a 6-10 baller with speed and dribbling ability of an athletic PG. He is extremely quick and loves to have the ball in his hands. Nance is active on defense and offense near the rim. Many top tier Division 1 schools show interest in Pete Nance.

Antonio Rizzutto (York Ballers) had a few really big games at Spooky Nook. Rizzutto led his team to the Elite 8 of the 17U platinum bracket. A guard who can shoot, drive and isn’t afraid to body-up on defense or take a charge, Rizzutto plays a tough game overall and has a lot of looks from division 1 programs.

Ronnie Silva (DC Blue Devils) showed himself as one of the top shooters this whole weekend. Silva had several games with more than 5 made three pointers. He was not afraid to pull up with defense in his face or from distance. The Blue Devils made it to the elite 8 behind his leadership and lights out shooting.

Tyreke Williams (River CIty Reign) is a 6’8” forward who is excellent in the paint. He showed his ability to grab boards and score with both hands near the hoop.

Emmanuel Umoffia (NY Gauchos) is an athletic 7’2” big man who can score. Umoffia creates his own offense on the ball and is not afraid to face up down low.

Thomas Shaughnessy (Middlesex Magic) is a true point guard. Shaughnessy commands the floor with his court awareness and basketball IQ. He also has a scoring ability that can not be ignored. He led The Magic to the final four of 17U Platinum.

Carl Pierre (Metro Boston) left an impression at Spooky Nook this weekend. Pierre had game after game where he put up more than 20 points. He is consistent and a threat from anywhere on the court. Pierre is efficient on offense and hustles on defense.

Cle’Von Greene (Team Loaded) is one of the many impressive players from Team Loaded. The whole team had a great weekend at Spring Jam Fest but ended their run in finals. Greene contributed 35 points in the finals with 11 three point makes all in the second half.

Our HGSL teams return to the Live Period circuit this weekend in Hoop Group’s Pitt Jam Fest at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Friday | Day 1 Recap

Hoop Group kicked off its division 1 live period with Spring Jam Fest this past weekend. The tournament featured 370 teams with several division 1 standouts in every division, but the top teams belong to the Hoop Group Showcase League. Six of our teams participated in the Elite Eight as Jersey Shore Warriors and Team Loaded 575 faced up in the finals. These teams attract highly skilled athletes from around the country and draw interest from some of the top college programs across the nation. Here are some standouts from the weekend at Spring Jam Fest.

Matt Urbach | Team Takeover Orange 17U

Talk about starting the day off with a bang, Urbach was huge in TTO’s opening win over a talented Loaded 757 group. He came out hot hitting three three-pointers in the first half, and continued the hot shooting as he finished with 21 points on five three’s by game end. The shooter also showed improvement attacking closeouts and finishing at the basket.

Bryce Laskey | Bridge City 17U

If Urbach came out hot, Laskey was fully engulfed in flames. The Pittsburgh native felt right at home in the David L. Lawrence Center, as he went for an unofficial day high of 33 points. He may not look the part, but Laskey’s a tough customer who doesn’t mind taking big shots or attacking much bigger players in the paint. He hit 7 three-pointers in the game.

Jordan Miller | D1SA Spartans 17U

Miller had a huge weekend at Spring JamFest at Spooky Nook last weekend, and he continued that strong play in his first two games of the day. In their win over Bridge City, Miller was both productive and efficient, finishing with 24 points while also playing unselfish. The Virginia 4A State Player of the Year will likely have a sea of D1 coaches following him the rest of the weekend.

Traveon Maddox | Michigan Warriors 17U

He’s a football star that just picked up an offer from Kent State on the gridiron, but he also stepped up and balled out in their win over River City Reign. A lightning quick 6’5” wing, Maddox got to the rim at will and hit big shots when he needed to. He shot it well off the bounce, played tough on the defensive end and made all of his athletic moves look so easy.

Josh Cornish | Team Melo Red 17U

Cornish showed what it is he does best, and that’s create his own shot and fill it up! He finished with an easy 22 points in their blowout win over Michigan Titans, and it was the way that he did that was impressive. He scored from all three levels, played both on and off the basketball efficiently and was relentless getting to the basket and getting to the line. His ability to score it should have coaches flocking to his games later this weekend.

Rahim Jenkins | River City Reign 17U

Despite a tough start to the new HGSL, Jenkins has started to make a name for himself as the live periods continue. He’s scored in double digits five of the six games so far, and he had an impressive 24 point game including five three-pointers in their close loss to SBA. His ability to score it from all three levels with the ball in his hands has been nothing short of special so far this summer.

Dereon Seabron | Team Loaded 757 17U

Seabron has to be one of the most intriguing prospects here, and that’s why there’s been close to 20 division one coaches at the two Loaded 757 games. At 6’5”, he can create his own shot and score it in a number of different ways. He had games of 14 and 12 points yesterday, and if he improves throughout the weekend like he typically does he’ll likely see more offers come in.

New Jersey Warriors Gold –  This HGSL team won the 17U platinum division title in dominating fashion 92-72. The team is technical, with agile shooters and plays unselfish basketball all around.

 

Saturday | Day 2 Recap

After 15 hours of basketball, 150+ college coaches and 400+ teams of the best AAU talent on the circuit battling it out on our 36 courts, day two at the 2017 Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest is in the books.

Game Recaps

The L&L Running Rebels defeated the Randallstown Running Rebels 73-68 in a close game. Hershel Ervin and Jay Vaughn’s defensive effort, intensity and key plays down the stretch won it for the L&L Running Rebels.

Wrightway Skills HGSL ran away from Crusader Nation late in the second half. Jordan Mason pulled up for some deep-range 3s and gave his team the momentum they needed to advance over Crusader Nation 60-49.

Down 35-16 at one point during the first half, Crown 17u pulled off an incredible comeback to beat Team M.O.A.M. 61-60. Jonathan Harewood sealed the deal for Crown with two clutch free throws with 5.8 seconds left.

An overtime thriller ended in a DC Blue Devils (NH) win over Team Melo – Red, 51-49. The Blue Devils got open looks from 3-point range off of great ball movement throughout the game. Kevin Fernandez hit a game-tying 3 that sent the contest into overtime where the team prevailed.

In a game that looked like it was under the control of 16u Platinum team Corey Graham Elite – Blue, guard Luke House hit a game-winning 3 at the buzzer to give the 56-55 win to Jersey Shore Warriors Gold.

Player Highlights

Woody Newton  | Team Thrill

Woody Newton (Team Thrill), a 6’6 2020 wing, has a rare mix of guard skills & length at his age. Newton has potential to be a special player. Keep an eye out for his name.

Cameron Thomas | Boo Williams

Cameron Thomas (Boo Williams), a 6’0 2020 G, is a lethal scorer at the guard position. Whether it a three pointer or an and-1, Thomas made it happen.

Scott Vollmer  | New Heights

Scott Vollmer (New Heights), 6’9 2020 C, showed flashes of big-time dominance. Vollmer dunks with the authority of a senior, the C/O 2020 has some serious manpower to deal with.

Kareem Reid | NY Rens EYBL 16’s

Kareem Reid (NY Rens EYBL 16’s), 6’8 2019 PF, is filled with potential. His shot-blocking ability on the defensive end & athleticism on the offensive end show why his stock has risen at a fast pace.

Alejandro Vasquez | NY Rens EYBL 16’s

Alejandro Vasquez (NY Rens EYBL 16’s), 6’3 2019 G, was one of the best scorers of day two. He’s crafty around the basket and extremely hard to stop off-the-dribble.

Jay Willis | Team Melo EYBL

Jay Willis (Team Melo EYBL), 6’3 2019 G, is a very strong guard for Team Melo. He’s a great leader that is tough for opponents to deal with.

RJ Blakney | Team Melo EYBL

RJ Blakney (Team Melo EYBL), 6’5 2019 F, is a fantastic athlete. He punished the rims & blocked shots all day.

Joel Bailey | NY Lightning Black

Joel Bailey (NY Lightning Black), 6’3 2018 PG, has a huge impact on the game. Bailey did a great job getting to the line & came up very clutch against Team Wall.

Emmanuel Umoffia | NY Gauchos

Emmanuel Umoffia (NY Gauchos), 7’2 2018 C, showed lots of promise today – even knocking down a few midrange shots. His potential is through the roof & it

helps that he has already made lots of development.

Kris Monroe | Team Wall

Kris Monroe (Team Wall), 6’7 2018 SF, proved that he deserves the offers he has recently received. Holding offers from NC State & Providence to name a few, Monroe showed that his jumpshot & physical attributes are why he is recruited at such a high level.

Sunday | Day 3 Recap

Championship Sunday started with an early 8:15 a.m. game set. Teams continued to battle in Sweet Sixteen and Final Four match ups to advance to the weekend famous ‘black courts’. A lot of action during championship Sunday, with 15u, 16u and 17u division games championships coming to a close with exciting performances from our athletes, especially our MVPs.

Game Recaps

In a game that required a lot of heart and perseverance to win, Team Takeover Black pulled away and held onto a commanding lead over the NY Jayhawks 58-46 to win the 15U Platinum championship. Takeover MVP Ishmael Leggett led his team and controlled tempo throughout the game.

Despite an early deficit, Indiana Elite Fastbreak came back and held onto a close win 68-65 over Albany City Rocks EYBL to capture the 16U Platinum championship. Guard Anthony Payne had 13 points in the second half. Payne and his fellow guard Jared Hankins proved effective from 3-point range.

The whole weekend led up to the much anticipated 17U Platinum Championship game. Parents, players and coaches gathered to watch As Middlesex Magic put on a shooting clinic from deep to help them clench the 79-66 victory over Jersey Force. Thomas Shaughnessy was unconscious shooting from 3 and put up a game-high 38 points that included eight 3s in the first half. Despite multiple efforts to switch defenders on him, Shaughnessy stayed hot and carried his team to a huge championship win.

Player Highlights

Andre Curbelo | NY Jayhawks

5’9 2020 PG Andre Curbelo of the NY Jayhawks was solid for his team all weekend. He’s an excellent scorer that also did a good job distributing the ball due to his fantastic overall feel for the game.

Thomas Shaughnessy | Middlesex Magic

6’0 2018 PG Thomas Shaughnessy of the Middlesex Magic had the best championship performance of the weekend. Scoring 38 points, which included 8 threes, Shaughnessy put on a shooting clinic. He’s a great overall floor general with a deadly jumpshot.

Rheaquone TaylorNY Rens HG

6’7 2017 SF Rheaquone Taylor was arguably the best player in the 17U gold division. Taylor punished the rims all day, even catching 2 poster dunks in a semifinal game. His athleticism made him a matchup nightmare all weekend.

Andrew Funk | Jersey Shore Warriors Gold

6’5 2018 G Andrew Funk was one of the most efficient players of the weekend. Funk has a great mix of size, scoring ability & understanding of the game which is the reason why he has picked up so many offers this live period.

Cameron Thomas | Boo Williams

6’0 2020 G Cameron Thomas put up a serious argument for the most talented scorer of the weekend. Putting up multiple 30+ point performances, including a countless number of threes, Thomas proved to be a bigtime prospect.

Joe BryantTeam Loaded 757

6’1 2018 G Joe Bryant of Team Loaded 757 was a consistent performer for his team all weekend. Regardless of opponent, Bryant did a fantastic job putting the ball in the basket, mainly coming from strong moves in the lane.

Chidozie NnameneTeam Takeover Orange

6’9 2018 PF Chidozie Nnamene was a shotblocking machine for Team Takeover. Even against a very athletic Team Wall squad, Nnamene consistently sent shots to the sidelines. He’s a raw big with a bright future at the next level.

Kris Monroe | Team Wall

6’7 2018 SF Kris Monroe of Team Wall showed why he holds offers from big schools such as Providence & NC State. He’s a great shooter that is also very strong around the basket, which is exactly why he is so highly recruited. Monroe is built for the next level.

Malik Johnson | Team Wall

6’1 2018 PG Malik Johnson of Team Wall was quiet in the stat books, but huge in his impact. Johnson displayed one of the quickest handles in the tournament & single-handedly broke down defenses all weekend. Team Wall wouldn’t be the same without Malik Johnson in the lead.

Matthew UrbachTeam Takeover Orange

6’4 2018 G Matthew Urbach of Team Takeover Orange was solid all weekend. Urbach has a very good mix of size & guard skills. Matthew made some bigtime plays in an intense matchup with Team Wall in front of 10+ D1 coaches.

 

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HGSL Showcase Recap

Friday | April 21

Hoop Groups’ Spring Jam Fest opened up today at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim Pennsylvania. The Showcase started off strong on Friday with some great games being played and some great players showing out for the college scouts.

Over 360 teams are here at The Spring Jam fest and 127 College coaches are here to find talent. Get ready for 2 more days of great basketball here at Spooky Nook!

Here are some close games from Friday:

The Early Risers started off strong with a 10 to nothing lead, but the NJ Shoreshots refused to give up. The Shoreshots managed to tie up the game by half time. Point guard Danny Fraunhiem hit the dagger with 1.2 seconds left and secured the Shoreshots victory 57-55.

JB Hoops had an exciting finish against Team Finest. After their lead turned into a tie with 7 seconds left, SG Gregory Eck hit a 3 as time expired for the buzzer beater win for JB Hoops (71-68).

Rhode Island Elite Pulled out a close one over PK flash in the last Seconds of Overtime. After being tied at 69 the majority of overtime, Hustle defense got Rhode Island a steal that led to a just as the buzzer sounded. Elite won 71-69.

 

Player Highlights

Danny Fraunhiem (NJ Shoreshots) is a  PG with a lot of toughness and a high basketball IQ. His 12 points in The Shoreshots victory included the game winning jumper with 1.2 seconds left.

Justin Kupa (Positive Image) is a 6-2 PG who showed his shooting ability in his round 1 victory against Bump City.  Kupa drained 3 from behind the arc and had a total of 15 points.

Joshua Samec (JB Hoops), the 6-8 center scored more than a third of his teams points (25) in the thrilling victory over Team Finest.

Jamari Johnson (Rhode Island Elite) dropped 22 points in a win against Team Loaded, and 20 points in his second victory of the day.

Pete Nance (Akron Bobcats) is 6 foot 10 inches tall with a variety of skills. He Brought the ball down the court, showed dribbling and shooting ability with the hustle and the height to block several shots on the defensive end. Nance was watched by Michigan’s Head Coach and an assistant coach from Northwestern.

Nick Timberlake (Metro Boston) Has a monster game in the first round. He scored 25 of his teams 60 points in their 5 point victory over River City Reign. He is a true finisher with at least 3 dunks. Timberlake will take a prep year.

Antonio Rizzuto (York Ballers) – The 6’2” Guard did it all in his victory against TNBA. Rizzuto scored 28 points and 15 of them came from behind the 3-point arc.

Caleb Matthews (Team Final Black) The PG is sleeper in the 2018 class SHooter/ Floor game

Ronnie Silva (DC Blue Devils) a 5’9” PG who had  7 3 pointers’. He is a lights out shooter and he showed that in the victory over Team Takeover.

Charles Coleman Jr (Wrightway Skills) (2019) is a 7 footer with a sturdy frame who can easily clog up the lane on defense.

Tyreke Williams (River CIty Reign) (2018) A 6’8” forward with a strong post game, he can score with both hands around the basket. Williams is drawing Division 1 interest from schools such as George Mason.

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.