New York Top 100 and Jr. Elite Top Performers


New York Top 100 and Jr. Elite had a great showing this weekend at Riverbank State Park. All players were given great instruction, top competition and plenty of college exposure. At the end of the day, each player was given a National Recruiting Report Evaluation of their skills and what they showed during the Top 100! There were plenty of players who had a great showing, but only a few of them stood out as the Top Performers!

Jr. Elite:

Malik Cokley | Hudson Catholic (N.J.) | 5-8 | 2017
Malik may have been the most impressive all-around player at the New York Jr. Elite. He excelled in every aspect of the game, and even showed the intelligence of someone twice his age. With decision making usually a weakness for young players, Malik is miles ahead of most players his age.

Chauncey Hawkins | Booker T. Washington (N.J.) | 5-1 | 2018
After talking with a few college coaches at the New York Jr. Elite, everyone agreed that Hawkins was the best player there. Hawkins was showing that he is the most advanced player of the session, thanks mostly to his aggressive nature and ability to get to the hole with ease. Give him time to grow, then watch what he will be able to do!

Chris Childs | Browning (N.Y.) | 6-0 | 2017
Chris showed that elite athleticism can be the most advantageous part of anyone’s game. Combine his athleticism with his extreme length and quickness, and you have the making of a slasher-guard who can get to the hole with ease. If Childs continues to improve, he could be a very intriguing college basketball prospect.

Aaron Clarke | Parsippany (N.J.) | 5-10 | 2017
The first thing you notice from the lefty is his extremely consistent and smooth outside shot. Clarke was knocking down three-pointers any time he was given the slightest amount of room, and when he was guarded tightly, we was able to force his way inside and finish with contact. If he grows, Clarke can be a great inside-outside matchup nightmare.

Zedrek Farrell | Manhattan Country (N.Y.) | 5-4 | 2018
Zedrek was tremendous from start to finish! Right from the opening tip-off, he played like a young John Wall who could not be stopped on offense. His dribbling ability was far and away the most impressive at the Jr. Elite, and he has plenty of upside and room for growth!

Top 100:

Isaiah Whitehead | Lincoln HS (N.Y.) | 6-4 | 2014
There’s no doubt why this guy is one of the top prospects in the 2014 class. Already committed to Seton Hall, the senior was just showing off this weekend, dunking over would-be defenders and constantly making highlight reel plays. Whitehead’s future is as bright as the sun.

Elijah Bailey | Long Island Lutheran HS (N.Y.) | 6-1 | 2015
Bailey is one of the many players that keeps getting better at every single Hoop Group camp. After showing off his natural skills this summer, Bailey showed his tenacity and hard-nosed style. With two years left to show his ability, I expect Bailey to rise up the rankings a ton at next summer’s Elite camps!

Nicholas Brooks | Rutgers Prep (N.J.) | 5-11 | 2015
The energy that Brooks showed this weekend was insane! With maybe the most explosiveness of any player at the Top 100, Nicholas was a highlight machine, which included a dunk that was literally jaw-dropping. With great range and amazing athletic ability, Brooks is just a few inches away from being a top combo-guard prospect.

Rakym Felder | Lincoln HS (N.Y.) | 6-0 | 2016
A Sophomore on a very talented Lincoln High team, Felder looked anything but young on Sunday. After speaking with his teammate and top prospect Isaiah Whitehead, I learned that Felder isn’t just a flash in the pan, and is a legit College prospect with room to grow. Felder has D1 ability with three years to prove it.

Barry Brown | Cardinal McCarrick (N.J.) | 5-10 | 2017
Speaking of upside, Barry Brown has plenty of it. Even just watching him warmup, you know this kid can play. His quickness and transition offense were fantastic for a freshman, and his sweet shot makes you dream of how high this kid can go. Learn the name Barry Brown, for he will be the talk of town very soon.

Deondre Bourne | Leman Manhattan Prep (N.Y.) | 6-1 | 2017
Another freshman guard with upside, Bourne is another big prospect with a huge ceiling. Bourne showed that he has all of the skills to be a point guard at the next level, and the length that shows he will probably grow a few inches before he gets there. A natural athlete with smooth moves, Bourne is a top Hoop Group prospect.

Tarik Allicock | Robinson School (N.J.) | 6-6 | 2014
“Tarik the freak” was mentioned a few times on Sunday, as a guy who is physically dwarfing the defenders with his monstrous dunks and defense. Allicock is already a big time athlete with great size, but if he can improve the other parts of his game, he will be the full package going into college.

Owen McLeod | Bishop Ahr (N.J.) | 6-2 | 2014
Owen was another guard this weekend who showed that he has the ability to play D2 basketball or even higher with improvement his senior year. McLeod has the abilities to run an offense and defend at the point guard position, and maybe his most impressive part of his game is his driving ability.


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