2016 Lehigh Valley Showcase Preview

 

Lehigh Valley Showcase

The Hoop Group Lehigh Valley Showcase flaunts the area’s premier basketball talent, and brings in teams from outside the area and state, to share in the exhilarating atmosphere of Lehigh Valley High School Hoops.  This year’s showcase is set for Sunday January 24th, at Parkland High School.

Every year, the Hoop Group Lehigh Valley Showcase pulls some of the best talent from Pennsylvania and surrounding states.  The event hosted over 25 NBA players during their high school years including Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Luol Deng (Miami Heat), Tyler Ennis (Milwaukee Bucks), JR Smith (Cleveland Cavaliers), Tyreke Evans (New Orleans Pelicans), Ty Lawson (Houston Rockets), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Jameer Nelson (Denver Nuggets)

Tip off is set for 11:30 AM as Harrisburg will take on Bishop McNamara from Maryland. The second game features local favorite Allentown Central Catholic vs. perennial state power Chester.  The third game features national powers Westtown versus Cushing Academy from Massachusetts and includes some of the top prospects in the country.  The host school Parkland takes on Philly titan Imhotep Charter in the nightcap.

 

Sunday ­ January 24, 2016 –Parkland High School, Allentown PA

11:30                Harrisburg                                vs.                   Bishop McNamara MD

1:00                  Allentown Central Catholic         vs.                   Chester           

2:30                  Westtown                                 vs.                  Cushing Academy MA

4:00                  Parkland                                   vs.                   Imhotep Charter           

 

About the Field – This Season 

Harrisburg – 9-1, ranked 10th in PA Class 4A

Bishop McNamara – 6-4

Allentown Central Catholic – 9-4

Chester – 6-5, ranked Honorable Mention PA Class 4A

Westtown – 14-5

Cushing Academy – 4-3

Parkland – 9-3, ranked 6th in PA Class 4A

Imhotep Charter – 10-2, ranked 3rd in PA Class 3A

 

About the Field – Last Season

Harrisburg – 22-9 last season, Advanced to PIAA AAAA quarterfinals

Bishop McNamara – 16-10 last season,  Advanced to WCAC quarterfinals

Allentown Central Catholic – 17-11 last season,  Advanced to PIAA AAA sweet 16

Chester – 14-11 last season

Westtown – 25-8 last season,  Pennsylvania PISAA state runner-up

Cushing Academy – 18-8 last season

Parkland – 28-2 last season, ranked 10th in state AAAA.  Advanced to PIAA AAAA sweet 16

Imhotep Charter – 22-10 last season ranked 3rd in state Class AAA.  Advanced to PIAA AAA semifinals

 

Nationally Ranked Players

Mohammad Bamba – Westtown – Rivals.com  – 5th in country Class of 2017,  ESPN – 8th in country

Makai Ashton-Langford – Cushing Academy – ESPN – 35th in country Class of 2017, Rivals.com – 39th in country

Cameron Reddish – Westtown – ESPN – 7th in country Class of 2018,  Rivals.com – 7th in country

 

College Scholarship Committed Players

Jair Bolden – Westtown – George Washington

Kyle Stout – Parkland – Lafayette

Sam Green – Bishop McNamara – Drexel

Maurice Henry – Chester – Delaware State

Jaekwon Carlyle – Imhotep Charter – Hampton

Devante Cross – Parkland – Football Boston College

Jamar Watson – Bishop McNamara – Football Kentucky

 

Players to Watch

Seniors:  Jair Bolden – Westtown,  Devante Cross – Parkland,  Marquis Collins –  Chester,  Kyle Stout – Parkland,  Zay Jennings – Allentown Central Catholic ,  Anthony Johnson – Harrisburg,  Jamar Watson – Bishop McNamara MD,  Darian Dixon – Bishop McNamara MD, Sam Green – Bishop McNamara,  Ernest Jenkins – Bishop McNamara, Brandon Fields – Bishop McNamara,  Jahmi Bailey-Green – Chester,   Jaekwon Carlyle – Imhotep Charter,  Maurice Henry – Chester,  Charles Kelly – Bishop McNamara

 

Juniors: Naja Hunter – Westtown,  Sam Iorio – Parkland,  Mohammad Bamba – Westtown, Brennan Jackson – Harrisburg,  Jamir Moultrie – Bishop McNamara,  ,  Darron Russell – Imhotep Charter,  Brandon Randolph – Westtown,  Wabissa Bede – Cushing Academy,  Jarrod Simmons – Cushing Academy,  Makai Ashton-Langford – Cushing Academy,  Anthony Ochefu – Westtown

Sophomores: Cameron Reddish – Westtown

Freshmen:  Makhi Mitchell – Bishop McNamara MD,  Johnathan McGriff – Bishop McNamara,  Chereef Knox –Imhotep Charter,  Donte Scott – Imhotep Charter

 

For More Information: HoopGroup.com

Dave Fedor

dave@hoopgroup.com

732-­502­-2255 

For Media Credential

James Albano

james@hoopgroup.com

Tickets available at the door.

 

About the Hoop Group

The Hoop Group is a comprehensive basketball company dedicated to fulfilling dreams by providing student athletes, parents and coaches the best instruction, competition and exposure. It is one of the largest basketball instruction organizations in the world with fifteen separate entities that encompass over 30,000 student ­athletes and 3,000 high school, collegiate and youth league coaches. The Hoop Group is committed to help make each individual player realize their full potential and develop a lifelong love of the game. The Hoop Group’s alumni list reads as a “Who’s Who” of the basketball world, including Moses Malone, Julius “Doctor J” Erving, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Bob Knight, Chuck Daly, Billy Donovan, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Karl Anthony Towns and many more. As a family owned and operated business for over five decades, The Hoop Group staff works tirelessly to insure that each event participant, coach and sponsor receives the personal attention they desire.

 

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