Academic Elite 2 All-Stars and Award Winners

Reading, Pa– The second session of Academic Elite Camp came to an end Friday afternoon the way most camps do: awards, championships and all-star games. A special congratulations to all our award winners and all-stars. You can see them all below:


Academic Elite 2 Award Winners


Ivy League All-Stars
Ivy As 2 Ivy AS 1

Patriot League All-Stars

Patriot AS 2

Patriot AS 1

NESCAC League All-Stars

Nescac AS 2 Nescac AS 1

Academic Elite 2 Day 3 Top Prospects


Reading, Pa– As day three came to a close, we inch closer and closer to championship Friday. Friday is a big day for several teams, but before we get into the team story, here are some more guys who showed great promise on day three.

Tyler Dunn | 2016 | Forman School (CT)

A top performer during session one of Academic Elite, Tyler was back for session two showing us again how well he can shoot the ball. He’s a 6’4 wing with a super smooth stroke. He’s proven this summer that he can make open shots, something every team needs.

Joey Polczynski | 2016 | Emmaus HS (PA)

The 6’6 wing has been impressive this week, in several aspects of the game.  He has the ability to be a go to scorer at times, scoring from the inside and out. He’ll also carry the load on the boards, using his athleticism to haul in rebound after rebound.

Ryan Omslaer | 2017 | St Peter’s Prep (NJ)

Going into his junior year, Ryan, along with his brother Parker, will be two bigs to look at in Jersey. Ryan is 6’9 and plays well down low. He’s been battling with the other bigs at camp this week and has been getting the best of them in head-to-head match ups. He’s a good rebounder, can pass out of the post and sets great ball screens.

Kevin Hoehn | 2017 | Morristown HS (NJ)

Kevin is on of the many high IQ guards we’ve seen at camp. Also a tremendous student, Kevin is strong with the ball in his hands, has good range shooting the basketball, and rarely makes mistakes defensively. As a rising junior, you can see why several academic D1s are looking at him.

Darius Inzar | 2016 | Hackley (NY)

Darius is one of the quicker guards at camp with the ball in his hands. He runs North-South and pushes the ball down the floor in a hurry. When the game is in a fast pace, he’s in control. He showed to be good in transition, blowing by guys and finishing strong at the rim.

Nate Duda | 2016 | St. Andrews (MA)

Nate is a versatile shooting guard. His athleticism is what sticks out when you see him play; Nate is very athletic, which helps on both the offensive and defensive end. His leaping ability also allows him to play bigger than his 6’5 body. He’s a tough kid who will definitely help a college program.

James Yang | 2016 | James E Taylor (TX)

James was a shooter today. While the six foot guard proved to be a tenacious defender, applying constant pressure to his man, his shooting is what stood out on day three. James was a great catch and shoot player and also was able to pull up off the dribble from the mid range area.

PJ Ringel | 2017 | Malboro (NJ)

PJ is a heady point guard with a great motor. He’s constantly flying around the court, on offense and defense. The six foot point guard is at his best knifing into the lane, where he is so good at finishing amongst bigger defenders. He’s also a good passer when help steps up.

Ijavion Ivory | 2016 | Pemberton (NJ)

Ijavion has very good size at the guard position. Standing at 6’3 his length cause problems for his opponents. On defense he deflects passes and makes it hard for smaller guards to get by him; he also has shown some shot blocking ability. Offensively, he’s a capable shooter, but is at his best going to the rim.


Academic Elite 2 Day 2 Top Prospects

Reading, Pa– Day two at Albright was just as exciting as day one. over 60 coaches were in the building recruiting Wednesday and we saw a lot of competitive, and high IQ action. Here are some players who showed they can find a spot on a college program.

Evan Horn | 2016 | Cedar Crest (PA)

Evan plays with an endless motor. The 6’1 guard has a great physique and good strength. He flies around the court defensively, playing pressure defense on the ball and always being in the right position off it. Offensively he has deep range shooting ability, but was most effective today putting his head down and getting to the rim.

Jaylen Prophet | 2016 | Olmstead (NY)

Jaylen is a point guard guys love playing with at camp; he makes his teammates better. Jaylen is a strong penetrator, and got himself into the lane on numerous occasions. Once he got into the lane he either scored, or when you thought he was going to shoot, conducted gorgeous and creative passes to set guys up with lay ups.

Luke Stambaugh | 2016 | Pinelands HS (NJ)

Shooter! Luke was making it rain from the outside on day two. First defenders made the mistake of leaving him alone on the arc, and he made them pay. Then they guarded him and relaxed when they thought he was out of his range, he pulled up from deep and knocked it in anyway. Got to put a hand up on Luke or he’ll make you pay.

Jack Rauch | 2016 | Blair Academy 

Jack is a very sound and solid player on the hardwood. At 6’7, he does everything you need a post player to do. He is a wide-bodied post so instead of trying to jump with guys for rebounds, he puts a body on them and blocks out. He also has a good mid range jumper, which he put on display. He is definitely a presence inside.

Tucker Richardson | 2017 | Hunterdon Central (NJ)

Tucker is a high IQ player on the floor. He plays with a poise and composure that many young players don’t have. Tucker has good vision on the floor; he always has his head up and rarely misses his teammates on their cuts. Aside from dropping dimes, Tucker is also a capable shooter, making open shots today when left open.

Jacob O’Connell | 2019 | Voorhees HS (NJ)

Without even playing a high school game yet, Jacob shows how high his ceiling can be if he grows, figuratively not literally. He’s already 6’7 and still going. Jacob runs the floor well for a post player. He’s active on the blocks, constantly sealing his man and getting good position inside. He also finished nicely around the rim. Whether it was off dump off passes or offensive rebounds, he was able to convert.

Jordan Guzman | 2016 | Xaverian (NY)

Jordan has a smooth game. At 5’10 he’s not the biggest player on the court, but he’s quick, and gets by defenders. He had success today getting into the lane and finishing himself. Nine times out of ten when he got to the rim, he finished.

Jorge Alonso | 2016 | Sta. Maria del Pilar (ESP)

Jorge showed us he can shoot the basketball. Playing as a shooting guard/wing, he was a knock down shooter off the catch. He then showed his high IQ by not relying solely on his jump shot. When defenders closed out too hard, he utilized a pump fake and got his man off the ground, allowing him to get to the basket.


Academic Elite 2 Day 1 Top Performers

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Reading, Pa– Session two of Academic Elite Camp started with over 500 high academic players come through the doors of the Bollman Center for camp. With an already great turn out for camp this week, we’re excited for what the next three days has to offer. Here are a few guys that fared well in try out games, and could be prospects to keep an eye on today.

George Snyder III | 2017 | National Collegiate Prep

George showed a good offensive game Tuesday. He plays at a controlled pace and does not get sped up. He was able to find the open spots on the floor and hit off the dribble from the mid range area. Though only 6’0, he attacks the glass hard and came up with a few tip ins that were purely a result of hustle.

William Kondorat | 2017 | Bay Ridge Prep

Will was good at getting to the rim. Though he doesn’t have the quickest first step, he was good at making some nice moves to get his man off his feet and finding a way to get to the hoop. He also has active hands on defense, and came away with a few steals.

Andrew Varoli | 2017 | Iona Prep

Andrew was showing he is a capable shooter on day one. If you don’t put a hand up, he’s going to let it fly from deep. He knocked down a couple of threes Tuesday and showed he’s not afraid to pull it off the dribble, or a few feet behind the line.

Erik Braaten | 2016 | Donovan Catholic

We’ve seen a lot of Erik this summer, both at camp and tournaments. He saw himself have a pretty good day one with his play inside. He sealed well, demanding the ball, was good on the glass, and finished over defenders with strong post moves.

Zach Reichelderfer | 2018 | Troy HS (OH)

Zach was most impressive on day one with his quick first steps. He doesn’t play around with the ball when he gets it’ instead, he makes a quick move and blows by defenders. He makes it look easy, as he gets straight line drives to the rim for lay up after lay up.

Emmanuel Oyakhilome | 2016 | Lindhurst HS (NJ)

Emmauel is 6’6 with a strong body. Tuesday he showed flashes where he bullied his way into the lane and refused to be stopped. He also showed s passing ability that might have surprised some. Once he got into the lane, he drew help and instead of putting up the shot, he dished it off nicely to teammates for open lay ins.

Drew Gagnon | 2016 | Pingry School

Drew is a wing with sneaky athleticism. He’s great at running the floor and can finish in transition. He had one of the plays of the day with a big alley oop in the last game of the night. Expect to see him on the highlights at the end of camp.

Khary Mauras | 2016 | Reading HS

Khary is a passing point guard. For starters he’s comfortable with the ball in his hands and he has great ball handling for a guard. He makes tight and quick moves with the ball, and doesn’t play with it. He’s also always looking to facilitate; he racked up the assists on day one.

Academic Elite II: Live Blog


Reading, PA– Another camp is set to get started at Albright this week. Sure to be a college coaches dream as over 500 high academic student athletes head to Reading for Academic Elite session 2. We had a good first session of academic camp, now we’re raising the bar during the live period. Let’s get started!

Friday, July 24th — Day 4

12:44 pm

With championship games winding down, we will end the live blog here. Award ceremonies are up shortly, followed by all star games. You can head to our Twitter feed for updates of those games when they happen. Thank you to all the parents, players and coaches that helped make this a great week of camp!

12:02 pm

Kevin Hoehn (Morristown ’17) is gaining some interest from high academic Division 1 programs. He’s a guard who doesn’t shy away from guarding the other team’s top player, is a good ball handler, and can shoot the three ball well.

11:30 am

Check out the day three top performers right here!

10:36 am

More pictures added to the Facebook album. Take a look!

9:58 am

Today is all about who wants it more. Rise and grind!

Wake up hungry for more #BeElite #HGElite

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9:21 am Make sure you know the schedule for events for the day. Early dismissal today, but a lot to get done before then! Academic Elite 2 Championship Day Schedule 8:45 am Good morning! It’s the last day of Academic 2 and you know what that means, championship Friday! Championships, awards and all star nominations on the slate for all three divisions this week. Time to end this week on a high note!

Thursday, July 23rd — Day 3

9:59 pm That wraps up day three! Lot of excitement surrounding the last day of camp. Early day, but a lot to get in during that time. As always check out Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for full recap and coverage. Be sure to keep an eye out for day three top prospects as well! 9:32 pm Fridays bring thoughts of championships.

8:56 pm Nothing like basketball outside in the summer. Beautiful day for hoops outside today.

Beautiful day for some outdoor hoops #HGElite

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8:03 pm Shooter alert. James Yang (James E Taylor ’16)b came all the way from Houston, Texas for camp. He’s showing his shooting ability right now, too. Knocked down a three off a nice pass and then hit a pull up mid range in transition. –@TheHoopGroup   7:11 pm Joey Polczynski averaged 11 points per game last season for Emmaus High School. Expect those numbers to rise next year playing next to David and Matt Kachelries. Should be a nice triple threat for the Green Hornets out in the Lehigh Valley. 6:01 pm From earlier: Coach Pecora giving the camp some tips on getting recruited. No better person to hear it from than a coach himself!

  Listen to great minds when they speak. Former Hoftstra & Fordham coach Tom Pecora speaks with camp #HGElite   A photo posted by Hoop Group (@hoopgroup) on

5:03 pm Always good to see guys turning it up on the defensive end

3:55 pm #ThrowbackThursday to last year’s Academic Elite Session 2. Camp featured now NBA draftee Satnam Singh! 3:24 pm It’s been another good week of recruiting here at Academic Elite Camp. Over 65 college coaches have been to Albright this week to recruit from this large group of high academic students. Hoop Group gives you exposure! 2:14 pm

1:19 pm As the morning sets of games come to a close, campers will take a break to listen to a lecture from former Division 1 coach Tom Pecora. Coach Pecora was most recently at Forham University, where he spent 5 seasons. Prior to that he spent 10 as the head coach at Hoftstra, where he had a 55% win percentage and made the NIT Tournament three times. 12:35 pm Hunterdon Central junior Tucker Richardson was nominated as a top prospect on day two, and is playing well again today. 5’11 guard is showing an aggressiveness in his game today and is attacking the hoop hard. –@TheHoopGroup 10:53 am Check out some photos from camp so far! Be sure to ‘Like’ The Hoop Group on Facebook! 10:03 am We get started for game action now. As we begin, several teams will be playing important games today. Games which could make or break them winning a championship tomorrow. Let’s get going!

One team, one goal. #Together #Teamwork #HGElite   A photo posted by Hoop Group (@hoopgroup) on

8:59 am Up and ready for another day of Academic Elite Camp! As always, camp starts its day with morning stations! Guys getting a good sweat before their games. You can find the morning and afternoon schedule for the day here: Academic Elite 2, Day 3 Morning/Afternoon Schedule

Wednesday, July 22nd — Day 2

10:01 pm That’ll do it for day two. Another day down and we’ve hit the midway point in camp. Lot left to go, but we’ve seen a lot already. Be sure to get full coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Also don’t forget to check out the player head shot album we posted! 9:24 pm

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8:52 pm Look for Jordan Guzman to be on the list of Top Performers from Day 2. Who will join him? You’ll have to wait to find out!

7:48 pm Player head shots are now posted on Facebook! Find your registration head shot here!

7:02 pm
Elijah Wilson is another D1 prospect that we have here at camp this week:

6:25 pm One of the stronger guards at camp has been Hackley 2016 Darius Inzar

4:55 pm

Whatever you achieve, it’ll be because you earned it. #SetHighGoals #MakeItHappen #HGElite

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4:14 pm Love the play of Jaylen Prophet (Olmstead ’16). Has been making good decision with the ball all day. He’s a very, very good passer…makes plays happen and sets his teammates up for success. Can also score the ball himself if given an opening. –@JN_Albano 3:45 pm We’re back on the hardwood after academic stations come to an end. As we begin our second round of game sets today, one player to keep an eye on is Evan Horne (Cedar Crest ’16). He’s a low D1 recruit right now, and for good reason. A great shooter, can control an offensive tempo and has good hops! 1:33 pm Opportunity to rest the tired legs and turn on the brain. Campers partake in afternoon academic stations before tipping off the second set of games. Academic Elite is all about the student athlete and players are learning that right now! –@TheHoopGroup 12:32 pm Nate Duda is a player you should be watching this week. Skilled wing who can score the basketball. Not too bad on defense either!

Nate Duda (St.Andrews ’16) with the steal and big dunk in transition during Academic Elite 2! #BeElite A video posted by Hoop Group (@hoopgroup) on

11: 25 am Check out our list of players from Day one who impressed during try out games. Look for more guys to come on day two!

Academic Elite 2 Day 1 Top Performers

10:44 am Sean Hoggs has been to multiple Hoop Group Elite Camps. His game keeps getting better and better every time we see him.

9:49 am Love seeing so many guys put in the optional work. Terrific turn out for the first sweatshop of the week! CKhd71OUYAAHrzg 8:54 am As always, we have to get our skill work in before we start on a full slate of games. Morning stations are in full swing and players are working on their attacking moves to the rim! 8:21 am Good morning! We’re up early and ready to go for day two of Academic Elite Camp. Live period starts this evening at 5 pm, so there is some excitement brewing. Check out the schedule for the day right here: Academic Elite 2, Day 2 Schedule

Tuesday, July 21st — Day 1

10:15 pm Day 1 is a wrap. Three long days left to go and a lot of basketball to be seen. Can’t wait to get back at it tomorrow. Don’t forget to check us out on Twitter for additional player coverage from today. See you back again tomorrow! 9:26 pm Night will end with a lecture from the best in the business, shooting coach Dave Hopla is back and ready for another lecture. Love the passion and energy he brings to every lecture.

9:06 pm Stay tuned for highlights!

8:47 pm Jacob O’Connell (Eastern ’19) has yet to reach high school, but the potential is there. He’s already 6’7 and his skill set is improving rapidly. He could be a good player in New Jersey over the next few years. 7:34 pm Check us out on Instagram for cool pictures of camp all week!

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6:57 pm Not unusual to see international players make their way to Hoop Group, but this might be a record with 35 players making their way to camp from Spain this week. Also have players from Italy and Canada here as well. Elite Camp gives you competition from all over the world! 6:08 pm It’s always great seeing players come back for multiple sessions of camp. Michael Boice (Donovan Catholic ’16) is one of them. He was at the first session of Academic Elite, and was named a top performer. Now he’s back an looking to increase his stock during the live period! Michael Boice 4:29 pm Joey Polczynski has had great success at Emmaus High School in Emmaus, PA. The wing is a very effective player on both ends of the floor. Looking to raise his stock this week.

3:44 pm As we gear up for tryout games, let’s take a look at some players to keep an eye out on. Down low, 6’10 twins Ryan and Parker Omslaer, 2017s from St. Peter’s Prep in NJ, are two to keep an eye on. Big bodied posts with solid skills. –@JN_Albano 3:00pm After campers sat down and listened to an academic recruiting lecture, they head back to Bollman for their first stations of the week! Gotta start the day off with some skill work before we get into game action! –@TheHoopGroup 1:32 pm

12:57 pm

Registration has almost come to a close, and this is a HUGE turnout for Academic Elite. Great to see so many high academic athletes in the gym. Be sure to follow us all week here on the live blog, on Twitter, and Instagram for pictures and updates.

SJF Day 2 Top Performers


It was a long day at Spooky on Saturday. Over 12 hours of games were played today and many teams are drawing closer to their championship goals. Here are some players who stood out:

Devante Cross; Jersey Force; 2016

 He’s a walking highlight reel. Cross is one of the most athletic guards we have seen all year, and he put on a show for coaches and spectators yesterday. He threw down a number of big time slams, and also showed good burst off the bounce and a solid middle game.

Jordan Hardwick; Expressions Elite; 2017

He hits the glass often, and many of the times it turns into a huge putback dunk. Hardwick is another walking highlight, and he showed it in his 14 point outing in Expressions win over VA Elite. He’s a menace in transition, and can protect the rim with his length and athleticism too.

Jahlil Jenkins; Uncommon Bulls; 2017

He keeps getting better, and the West Virginia point guard continues to impress coaches with his ability to shoot it and run the point. Jenkins was lights out from deep yesterday, despite a tough loss to Team Legacy, and college coaches continue to take interest after he picked up his first three offers last week.

Christian Schmitt; Pittsburgh Nets; 2016 

They hung in there with the NJ Playaz for about 30 minutes, and it would’ve been the upset of the tournament. Schmitt was instrumental, as the 5’11 combo guard hit tough shots from all three levels on the way to 18 points. He showed some serious moxy down the stretch, and never took a bad shot the whole game.

Afanna Offor; Team Loaded 434; 2016

This team is stacked with shooters, and it was Offor’s turn last night. The 6’4 wing from Blue Ridge School was 5-for-7 from deep in their second game of the tournament, showing tremendous range off the catch. He also impacts the game defensively with his ability to move laterally with such a big frame.

Bryan Knapp; Team Legacy; 2017 

He doesn’t look like it, but Bryan Knapp is a killer that will rip your heart out. In their matchup with the Uncommon Bulls, he went for 20 points in the first half, hitting pull ups all over the floor and knocking down the deep ball when left open. He finished with 25, and they wouldn’t have upset the Bulls without his big first half. 

Brandon Edmunds; VA Elite; 2017

We knew he could shoot from last weekend, but the rest of his game was really impressive as well. Edmunds did hit five threes, and he showed some serious guts in their loss to Expressions Elite. At just 5’11, Edmunds was battling on the defensive boards, and he got back to take two big charges that ignited his team. He was big for his team in ways that didn’t show up on the stat sheet. 

Ejike Obinna; Uncommon Bulls; 2017

 He was in foul trouble early against Team Legacy, but he came back in a big way in their second game of the day with 23 points. He’s still working on the offensive end, but he makes an impact with his size at 6’10, especially on the boards and the defensive end. He’s a high major kid in the making.

 Jaleel Simmons; House of Hoops; 2016

This is the second week in a row that Simmons has put his team on his back, and they came up just short. Despite a tough loss to the Philly Vipers, Simmons showed another level of toughness, and his ability to get to the basket and finish through contact is second to none. It will take a lot of heart to stop a freight train like him. 

Nassir Barrino; NJ Playaz; 2015 

He was a menace defensively down the stretch in their win over the Pittsburgh Nets, getting more than a few steals that led to easy layups. Barrino is the kind of guard you want, one that will sit down and turn his man all the way up the court. He moves his feet well, and on the offensive end he consistently finished tough takes through traffic.

Jack Herron

Vantage Hoops Analyst

Greater Richmond Area

Elite Session 2 Award Winners

Mamadou Doucoure poses with Bryan Weber after being named Most Outstanding Player

Mamadou Doucoure poses with Bryan Weber after being named Most Outstanding Player at Hoop Group Elite Session 2

Reading, PA– Another camp down, another sold out session of Hoop Group Elite Camp. This summer has been one of the best yet. The talent in the gym was insane this week. Here are your award winners; they deserved every bit of it.

Check out all the award photos here!

Award/PlayerClassHigh SchoolHometownPhoto
Sweatshop Star
NCAA: Josh Reding2018SpencerportSpencerport, NY
West: Eric Van Note2016Hunterdon CentralFlemington, NJPicture Not Available
East: Jefferson Collins2016Mount St. Joseph'sBaltimore, MD
Station Star
NCAA: Jake Glezen2018Loomis ChaffeeWindsor, CTPicture Not Available
NCAA: Michele Piatti2018Liceo Scientifico LeonardoMilan, ITAPicture Not Available
West: Irie Harris2017Bishop ShanahanDownington, PA
East: Marcus Pena2016LawrenceLawrence, MA
Mr. Hustle
NCAA: Brian Levine2018MalrboroMarlboro, NJPicture Not Available
West: Laron Wilcox2016Glen MillsGlen Mills, MO
East: Nate Tenaglia2016Tewksbury HSTewskbury, MA
Most Improved Player
NCAA: Kahleel Gray2018EvergladesMiramar, FLPicture Not Available
West: Marcus Downer2016Monsignor McClancyQueens, NY
East: Donyell Marshall Jr2016Orange HSPepperpike,OH
Most Outstanding Player
NCAA: Keigan Kerby2018Brooks SchoolAnover, MA
West: Akeem Tate2016Knigthdale SchoolKnightdale, NC
East: Mamadou Doucoure2018Our Savior American HSCentereach, NY
West: Raine McKeython2016Riverdale BaptistUpper Marlboro, MDPicture Not Available
East: Wabissa Bede2017Cushing AcademyAshburnham, MA


Check out all the award photos here!

Summer Jam Fest Day 1 Performers


Summer Jam Fest started with a bang Friday night. Right in the middle of the live recruiting period, Summer Jam Fest saw hundreds of coaches come to Spooky to recruit, including some Division 1 head coaches. Here are a few guys who looked great Friday.

Blake Pagon; Gainesville Elite; 2016

 He came in with a blue collar attitude, and his hard work paid off in a big way. Despite losing a tough one to a good Diamond State Titans team, Pagon was fantastic for Gainesville scoring 28 points and 16 points in their two games. He was the hardest working kid on the court, and his mix of outside shooting ability and craftiness around the basket made him tough to guard.

Trey Shifflett; York Ballers; 2016

 He was a menace defensively, turning steals into easy lay ups on the other end. Shifflett has lightning quick hands defensively, and on the offensive end he was efficient all game. He finished with 29 points, including four triples in their first win.

EJ Crawford; USAD; 2016

 The big 6’5 wing out of St. Thomas showed a terrific arsenal on the offensive end, attacking hard off the wing and scoring from all three levels. He used his frame and well in transition, finishing both through and over his defenders. Crawford was one of the most polished scorers we saw, and finished with 25 points in their win.

Alex Nunnally; Southern Maryland All Stars; 2015

Another big wing, Nunnally played with a chip on his shoulder all game and had his way against South Jersey Select. He played hard, attacked from the high post, and shot it well in the mid-range. He’s also versatile, playing the three different positions from the 2 through the 4. 

Kameron Hedgepath; Higher Level; 2016

He’s heading into a postgrad year at Hargrave Military Academy, and the Virginia wing showed his grit and scoring ability in their first day. They lost a physical and close matchup with Team Final Black, but Hedgepath matched the physicality attacking defenders hard on the drive. He’s a 6’2 combo guard of sorts who can create for himself by slashing off the wing. 

Jagan Mosely; NJ Playaz Basketball Club; 2016

The St. Anthony’s lead guard was terrific in their dogfight of a win over Positive Image. Mosely set the tone on both ends, hounding ball handlers the length of the court while controlling the pace on the offensive end. The 6’3 point is a terrific ball handler that keeps everyone involved but is able to get a bucket at will when needed.

Nathan Davis; PA Slam; 2016

Davis was an assassin for the Slam, shooting it well from both deep and the midrange. He doesn’t need to dominate the basketball, but is able to get his own off the bounce when he needs to. He was efficient, played within the system and moved well without the ball on his way to a 26 point outing.

Nate Shafer; NOVA Cavs; 2016

This kid is the definition of toughness. While the Cavs had a tough time matching the size and athleticism of the Jersey Shore Warriors in their second game, the 6’4 Shafer patrolled the paint, swatting six shots and rebounding well against the Warriors front line of 6’7 and 6’8. He’s constantly matching up with larger players, and every division 3 coach in the DMV area is following the Cavs for Shafer and his teammates.

Jay Barber; Team Loaded 434; 2017

Shooter alert! Barber, who usually plays with the Team Loaded VA 16s, is a knock down assassin from deep. He has in the gym range so you have to deny him as soon as he crosses half court. Still, he moves well without the ball, reads screens well, and showed some savvy off the bounce yesterday.

Vinny Dalessandro; Jersey Shore Warriors; 2016

Coming off a terrific week at Hoop Group Elite 2, Dalessandro picked up right where he left off in their blowout win over the NOVA Cavs. He’s a huge 6’6 stretch four who can knock down the trail three and bang inside on the glass. He showed some surprisingly springs when coming down the middle too, and it’s just a matter of time before his first offer comes in.

Jack Herron

Vantage Hoops Analyst

Greater Richmond Area

Elite 2 All Star Rosters

Reading, PA– Elite Session 2 came to an end Friday afternoon and there was an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction throughout the gym. The talent in session two was deep and just stacked. From freshman to seniors, the talent level was high and the competition was tremendous all weekend long. Friday stood for awards however. Championships, awards and all star nominations we given out Friday afternoon, and many campers left Albright with a great feeling of accomplishment for their hard work. Here are the rosters for all five of our all star games today. Award winners will be posted soon!


2015 Elite 2 Award and All Star Pictures


Top 20 All Star Game

Senior All Star Game

Underclass All Star Game

NBA West All Star Game

NCAA All Star Game


unnamed The final day of NBS Camp 1 ended the way it started, with a loud bang. In what had to be one of the best weeks of camps in recent years. NBS 1 was stacked top to bottom all week. The week ended with many players stepping up their game. The talent in the gym was unprecedented Monday right though Friday. The week ended with magic woman herself making an appearance, Christina Antonakakis of Rumson had coaches buzzing with some show stopping moves. Victoria Galvan proved she is without a question not only a D1 lock but a special player who will make a case as the best post player in the Shore one day…while she is a great softball player, I feel she has a future with the big ball as well…DAY FIVE WAS AWESOME…



Like every year NBS ended with  annual awards…I do not believe we have ever in all my years had a player do more in a week like this years MVP ….The final four candidates for MVP were studs in there own right…



Desi Allen was brilliant from the moment the lights went on in the gym. I really cannot believe there is a better junior in the state than Desi Allen of Neptune and she did that dispelled this.  I believe the highlight pretty much says it all…


ALYSSA SCHRIVER showed up at NBS and just blew up this week…the talented point guard from Pa is going to be in high demand. The blazing speed and ability to change speeds is really something that nobody could quite figure out all week.




But in the end it was very clear to anyone that has been in the gym this week…only one player could be MVP and this is Lindsey Morris of Rumson -Fair-Haven. Morris was simply off the charts all week. She came  out of nowhere to flat out steal the spotlight from 32 D1 players with big reps and big games. But Lindsey Morris had the biggest game of all. It is clear that Morris is on a mission to greatness. While many wrote her off, that young lady did what all great stories do….finished in grand fashion.

There is no question that Lindsey Morris is a deserving winner of this years NOTHING BUT SKILLS…MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD….CONGRATS TO MISS MORRIS  on a monster week and more importantly giving every kid with a dream …HOPE!











AWARD WINNERS THE 2015 NBS 1 CAMP  are listed below congrats to all….