2017 Hoop Group Girls’ Top 100 Standouts

Hoop Group Headquarters has had a great turnout of talented girls in the month of October. To start it off we had the Girls Top 100 on Saturday October 14th. At the event 9th-12 grade girls were looking to showcase their skills in front of college coaches. Among the talented group there were a few standouts that received an honorable mention. First and foremost, a senior that already plays like a college player, Precious Allah. Precious is a floor general, with her experience and vocalness she is a dime on the floor. Her ability to get all her teammates involved and still rack up stats herself, makes Precious a valuable college prospect.

 

A freshmen worth mentioning is Abby Antognoil. Abby is a point guard much like WNBA player Diana taurasi; she can use her athleticism to drive through traffic, finish at the rim, and is very unselfish with the ball, always looking to hit the open teammate. A high school player that plays well above her age and will contribute well to her high school program this year.

 

 

 

Also, there are two more weeks left in the girls high school fall league here at Hoop Group Headquarters. Come on out and support your favorite local team before the season starts!

2017 Fall Top 100 Recap | Weekend 3

2017 Top 100 Recap

New York . Northern Virginia . New England

Ian Anderson

A 6’6 forward with loads of skill, Ian Anderson put on a show at the Northern Virginia Top 100. He runs like a deer, has soft hands, and shows a capability to step out and hit 3’s. He showcased all of that in his two games at the event, all while displaying a constantly running motor. All of that combined with is 4.0+ GPA and you can see why high academic schools from every level will be making Anderson a priority in the 2019 class.

Noel Brown

A 6’10 post player, Noel Brown is beginning to emerge in the 2019 class. He blocked shots, rebounded on both ends, and continued to show improving footwork and skill around the basket. Noel’s ability to carve out space on the block and finish in traffic is what impressed so many local coaches and scouts. With a high ceiling and an impressive work ethic, don’t be surprised to see Noel Brown heavily recruited over the next year.

Jordan Hairston

A 6’2 guard from Westfield HS, Jordan Hairston was one of the most polished guards we saw this fall. An ability to create offense for himself and others is what makes the high level point guard so fun to watch. In Northern Virginia, he played with a supreme confidence, and carved up opponents with long range shooting and crafty playmaking.

Romar Reid

A 6’2 do-it-all combo, Reid was excellent in NYC. He scored in bunches with a quick burst to the rim and a more than capable 3pt shot. Reid showed an ability to dissect defenses when playing in a ball screen, as well as create for his teammates with timely drives and passes. A high energy player, with good athleticism, we’d expect Romar Reid to have a great senior season.

 

 

Yancy Bynum

Bynum was the definition of explosive at the Top 100. He used supreme quickness and ball handling to blow by anyone who matched up with him. He got to the rim with ease, and used his burst and creative finishes at the rim to score. A junior at local H.D. Woodson, Bynum is almost impossible to pressure, and is primed for a big year in the DC. Metro Area.

Chris Weaver

A big bodied post Chris Weaver seemed to do it all this Fall. He moves extremely well for his size, and shows a soft touch around the basket. On top of that he does all the things a coach wants a player to do. Communicates, plays hard, defends and makes simple plays. Weaver has all the intangibles you could ask for, while possessing a great amount of skill.

Taelon Martin Taelon continues to show why he is being recruited at the highest of levels.  One of the best athletes in his class, he spent the entire event slashing through the lane and finishing above the rim with vicious dunks.  He showed an improved jump shot making shots off the dribble behind ball screens.  Big time weekend for this high level sophomore!

Alex Karaban

Alex showed why he will be a priority recruit in the coming years.  The tall, long forward has the ability to do it all on the court.  He is most dangerous right now stretching the floor, making at least three 3’s in each of the games he played.  He also flashed moves on the block as well as the ability to face up from the mid post.  As he continues to develop, he will be a nightmare matchup for anyone who tries to guard him.

 

Prestons Santos 

A long, rangy wing, Preston showed off his entire skill set this weekend.  He handled the ball, made plays in the lane, and knocked down jump shots.  He also has the athletic ability to guard multiple positions.  Preston is bound for a big high school season as he continues to improve.

 

 

 

Gedi Juozapaitis

Gedi has a game that translate to the next level immediately.  He has a big, strong frame that made it near impossible to keep him out of the lane.  Every time he was in the open court he was making plays both at the rim and with the right pass.  Whichever coach is lucky enough to land him as a recruit will have someone ready to contribute day 1!


 

 

2017 Fall Top 100 Recap | Weekend 2

2017 Top 100 Recap

Philly . Metro . Metro Academic . Richmond

 

Supreme Cook

 Supreme is a long armed, athletic forward who improves every time we see him play.  He was one of the hardest playing guys all camp, and it allows him to score easy baskets in transition and on put backs.  Expect Supreme to have a big high school season with East Orange.

Omer Poleg

 Omer a smooth point guard who controlled the game.  His ability to hit shots from deep with a quick trigger opens up the floor for the rest of his game.  He is also shifty putting the ball on the floor for easy layups when people pressed up to take away his jump shot.

Nate Patterson

Nate is a strong framed guard who has a good handle.  He was in range as soon as he came in the gym, with over 15 made threes during the two events.  College coaches will be all over a player who can shoot it like him and defend multiple positions.

Carter Wilde

Carter was one of the strongest players in the gym this weekend.  His ability to use his frame to separate himself from defenders both in the lane and to rise up for jump shots.  His well rounded offensive game will make him a tough outing for whoever has to guard him this season.

Devin Cooper

Devin was one of the most well rounded players in the gym Saturday. He has the makeup and skill set of a true point guard. Recruitment for Devin should take a big jump this HS season as Devins skill set will be on full display.

Kyle Koob

Kyle has put in serious time and work in the weightroom over the past few months and his game as reflected just that. Kyle played through contact the entire day on his way to an outstanding showing. Kyle’s ability to play a physical brand of basketball on both ends of the floor will be something to keep an eye on moving forward.

Kyle Cardaci

As one of the best shooters on the Jersey Shore, Kyle has the ability to stretch the floor the second he checks into a game. As a shoot first player Kyle made his impact felt early as he started and ended the event off with a flurry of made shots. Look for Kyle to add more parts to develop his offensive skill set this upcoming season.

Raymundo Pastor 

Raymundo made plays around the rim and showed his extended shooting range as he hit shorts from a distance. A high level offensive package paired with a high motor will make Raymundo a very recruitable player moving forward.

  Dow Dunton 

Dow was one of the most talked about players in the gym at the Richmond Top 100. At 6’7 he has great length, to go along with a great skill set. Dow showed college athleticism, an ability to convert in transition and was a constant threat in the half court. He has a knack of rebounding the ball off a miss. Dow will have an immediate impact in college because he is a versatile defender with great IQ.

  Eric Rustin

The first thing you notice about Eric is his SIZE! Standing at 7’0, Rustin has an immediate impact on the game. He uses that length to bother shots at the rim, rebound out of his area, and finish in the paint. He is fairly fluid for a player of that size, and he needs to continue to add muscle to become a dominant low post presence. With a good touch around the basket and natural size like that, he is an extremely intriguing college prospect who showed great productivity in Richmond.

 

 

Shore Girls Basketball Update | Vol. 1

Shore Girls Basketball Update | Vol. 1

 

In AAU news, big congratulations to our 2021 Girls Shoreshots team that went 3-0 in their last tournament in New York, where they were surround by college coaches, like Geno Auriemma and Dawn Staley! Look out for them in future tournaments!

 

This coming Saturday, October 14th, the Hoop Group is hosting a Girls Top 100 that is open to all 9th-12th grade girls. The event will run from 3pm-7pm, instruction from former division 1 coach Tiny Green, and two games will be played in front of division 2 and 3 college coaches. This event is a great opportunity to get on college radars!

 

If you are looking for some high school basketball to watch before the season starts, make it out to our Girls High School Fall League every Wednesday night here at Hoop Group headquarters. Our fall league will run every Wednesday, ending on November 8th, game time starting at 6:30pm and running until 9:30pm. Some high school teams that you can expect to see playing are Red Bank Catholic, St. Rose, Manasquan, Notre Dame High School and more!

 

Looking to become a part of the Girls Shoreshots program? Come to our evaluation clinic on Saturday, November 11th 3pm-7pm for grades 4th-12th. This event is a great lead way into the Girls Shoreshots tryout, which is the following Saturday, and tryout fee will be waived if you attend our evaluation clinic! Cost to attend Shoreshots evaluation clinic is $80.

 

For more information about any Girls Events, please contact Megan Cunningham, Director of Girls Events.

Shore Girls Basketball Update | Vol. 1

Shore Girls Basketball Update | Vol. 1

 

In AAU news, big congratulations to our 2021 Girls Shoreshots team that went 3-0 in their last tournament in New York, where they were surround by college coaches, like Geno Auriemma and Dawn Staley! Look out for them in future tournaments!

 

This coming Saturday, October 14th, the Hoop Group is hosting a Girls Top 100 that is open to all 9th-12th grade girls. The event will run from 3pm-7pm, instruction from former division 1 coach Tiny Green, and two games will be played in front of division 2 and 3 college coaches. This event is a great opportunity to get on college radars!

 

If you are looking for some high school basketball to watch before the season starts, make it out to our Girls High School Fall League every Wednesday night here at Hoop Group headquarters. Our fall league will run every Wednesday, ending on November 8th, game time starting at 6:30pm and running until 9:30pm. Some high school teams that you can expect to see playing are Red Bank Catholic, St. Rose, Manasquan, Notre Dame High School and more!

 

Looking to become a part of the Girls Shoreshots program? Come to our evaluation clinic on Saturday, November 11th 3pm-7pm for grades 4th-12th. This event is a great lead way into the Girls Shoreshots tryout, which is the following Saturday, and tryout fee will be waived if you attend our evaluation clinic! Cost to attend Shoreshots evaluation clinic is $80.

 

For more information about any Girls Events, please contact Megan Cunningham, Director of Girls Events.