Fall NYC Top 100 Recap

NYC Top 100 Recap

The next stop on the Hoop Group Fall Top 100 Tour was at the beautiful Riverbank State Park. Right on the Hudson River, Riverbank State Park provides a stunning backdrop to a competitive day of New York City basketball! NYC Top 100 recap video:

As the players filed in, they were dispersed to different baskets for individual skill workouts with our college coaching staff. Our New York City staff never fails to provide the student athletes with fresh new drills and great instruction to enhance every players game!



After introductions, and a brief talk about expectations, from our Vice President Matt Pooley and Elite Director Austin Kelley, the players were disperesed to different baskets for our Show-and-Go portion of the event.

Hoop Group Elite Director Austin Kelley address camp about expectations

Hoop Group Elite Director Austin Kelley address camp about expectations

Show-and Go’s are drills ranging from 1v1-4v4 that help develop a wide range of basketball skills while getting every player competeing in game like situations! These Show-and-Go’s are a great way for our coaches to help the players get better, as well give our college coaches a chance to evaluate in different game simulations.

Sal Koureissi (Iona Prep) recieves instruction during Show-and-Go's

Sal Koureissi (Iona Prep) recieves instruction during Show-and-Go’s

After a tough workout, it was on to our games. At the Hoop Group Top 100’s every player competes in two full length games, coached by D2 and D3 coaches. The games at the NYC top 100 contained a competitive brand of basketball, with every player looking to make a name for themselves.

All-NYC Top 100  Team:

Guard 6’0 Jay Vaughn (2018) Allentown Central Catholic
Guard 5’11” Zack Jacobs (2017) Canterbury School
Wing 6’4 Deondre Bourne (2017) Leman Prep
Wing 6’7″Sal Koureissi (2018) Iona Prep
Post 6’6″ Jake Tavroff (2020) Oceanside

If you want to check out your evaluation from the NYC Top 100 you can find it here!


New York City Top 100 Recap

The Hoop Group Top 100 tour made its final stop at Riverbank State Park (NY) this past Friday. There was plenty of talent on hand ranging from the classes of 2015 to 2019. It was great to finish the Top 100 tour on such a high note. Here is a recap of Friday’s events, including head shots, combine results and player evaluations.

Player Head Shots
Player Measurements
Player Evaluations

Also, here are some of the players who stood out Friday night:

Losini Kamara (‘17 SG/Long Island Lutheran, NY)

Kamara was knocking down shots on a consistent basis. The one question mark with his game has been his jump shot and he definitely answered that question Friday night. He was also looking to get others involved. Long Island Lutheran has a stud in Kamara. He is definitely someone to keep an eye on.

Tyrone Cohen (’16 SG/Christ The King, NY)
The Christ The King product had a great showing on Friday night. He showed off his shot making ability while being very explosive on the perimeter. Cohen will add a lot to a loaded Christ The King team this year. There is definitely a reason why Division 1 coaches are starting to take notice of him.

Daniel Cabassa (’17 SF/Holderness Prep, NH)

Cabassa showed off his rebounding ability as well as his athleticism. He is a guy with a very high ceiling and someone who will make an impact any time he steps on the floor. He showed at the Top 100 that he will only continue to improve.

Ismael Massoud (’18 SG/Berkeley Carroll, NY)

Massoud has a tremendous amount of potential. He has good size for his position and knows how to play the game. He got others involved while still being very assertive scoring the basketball. It will be fun to watch his game grow.

Maxwell Lorca (’18 C/Poly Prep, NY)

Lorca’s play improved as the Top 100 went on. He showed off his touch around the rim as well as his high upside. Standing at 6’8” with a good body for a high level of basketball, the sky is the limit for Lorca. He will make a huge impact at Poly Prep this year.

Deondre Bourne (’17 SG/Leman Prep, NY)

Bourne has a very advanced basketball I.Q. and has great court vision. Bourne’s shot making ability is also at a high level. Once he puts on muscle Bourne will be a prospect multiple college programs will go after. Overall, he had a great showing at the Hoop Group Top 100.

Honorable Mentions
Klay Brown (’16 SG/Christ The King, NY)
Emmanuel Chukwu (’16 PF/Monsignor Scanlan, NY)
Mikey Mota (’17 PF/Christ The King, NY)
Davis Franks (’17 SF/Collegiate School, NY)
Tyreek Grayson (’17 SG/Lakewood, NJ)

Player Head Shots
Player Measurements
Player Evaluations