Kevin Boyle, Montverde Receives Banner for #1 Ranking

Four weeks ago, Kevin Boyle and Montverde Academy were winning the 2015 DICK’S High School National Championship. Last week, Coach Boyle received a banner by USA Today, recognizing his program for finishing number one in USA Today’s High School Basketball Super 25 ranking.

Montverde, who finished the season 31-1, used a come from behind win in the DICK’S National Game to catapult them to a number one ranking. The championship win was the school, and Coach Boyle’s third Dick’s National Championship in as many years.

Coach Boyle accepting the banner from USA Today after finishing #1 in the country (photo from

Coach Boyle accepting the banner from USA Today after finishing #1 in the country (photo from

Boyle’s club trailed Oak Hill Academy, then number one at the time, for a good portion of the championship game before surging ahead in the second half. After only scoring 26 points in the first half, Movtverde scored 23 in the third quarter to take the lead for good. LSU commit Ben Simmons was named MVP of the tournament with a stat sheet stuffing performance (20 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists).

With Montverde’s high school season now coming to a close in remarkable fashion, we look forward to seeing Coach Boyle back in the Poconos for Kevin Boyle Point Guard Camp this summer. One of the most popular camps of the summer, Coach Boyle’s point guard camp weekend will teach you how to be an elite point guard for your team. It’s hard to argue against the coach’s track record, as he has coached NBA All-Star Game MVP Kyrie Irving and future 2015 NBA first round pick D’Angelo Russell. 

Again, congratulations to Coach Boyle and Monteverde on their third consecutive National Championship. Streaks like that do not come along often, and should be recognized when they do. We look forward to spending another summer in the Poconos with Coach!

BOYLE’S BEST – Standout Performers From Point Guard Weekend



Hoop Group Skills Camp welcomed National Championship-winning and High School Coach of the Year Kevin Boyle of Montverde High School. Coach Boyle worked with campers over the weekend, teaching them what it takes to be a top-level point guard. In what was a great experience for all involved, we saw some campers shine this weekend. Here are our top 10 from this weekend:

Standout Performers from PG Weekend

Jalen Rucker | Baltimore | 2019

Rucker, Jaylen

Unselfish play on both ends of the floor helped this rising eighth grader standout this weekend. Displaying excellent court vision and strong on-the-ball defense earned Rucker a spot on this list and the Most Improved Player Award in the high school division as a rising 8th grader


Melquan Kirton | East Stroudsburg North (PA) | 2015

Kirtoa, Melquan

Was a vocal leader who exhibited a tremendous work-ethic all through camp. His defensive play and his ability to aggressive drive the lane helped Kirota turn heads this past weekend.


Andre Jackson |East Stroudsburg South (PA) | 2015

Jackson, Andre

Another Pocono-area product who made the most of his time at camp, Jackson was dangerous when attacking the rim and kept defenders on their toes with a knack for knocking down the pull-up jumper. His high motor on the court also allowed him to finish strong in the transition game.


Kobe Gantz  | McCaskey (PA) High School | 2016

Gantz, Kobe

A great all-around athlete, Gantz controlled the pace of his team’s games and was always able to find the open man. While his passing was top notch, he was also able to stretch the floor with the wide-range of his jump shot.



LeDetrius Sibley | Lancaster (PA) | 2015

Sibley, LaDetrius

A very good rebounder for a guard, his size and strength make him a talent at the point position. He was not afraid to go to the rim and was the driving force who pushed his team in the transition game.  Congratulations to LeDetrius for capturing the NBA Most Valuable Player Award.


Trey English | Baltimore | 2021

English, Trey

One of the top sixth graders at camp, English was very coachable and was able to see the floor well for a player his age. He also showed great discipline with his shot selection.


Knasir “Doug” McDaniel | Silver Hill (MD) | 2021

McDaniel, Doug

The ultra-competitive McDaniel seemed to score at will as he easily broke down defenses and split double-teams. His aggressive style of play and his confidence of what he can do on the court clearly give him a high ceiling at this stage. Not many were surprised that he walked away with the MVP.


Jackson Blaufeld | Pittsburgh | 2019

Blaufield, Jackson

Was tough to stop in the open court and the way he pushed the ball in transition and grabbed rebounds on both the offensive and defensive end help to make him a dangerous player.


Kameran Rodriquez | Manhattan (NY) | 2022

Rodriguez, Kameran

The youngest player on the list, he rarely made the wrong play with or without the ball earning him the Floor General Award. Great at penetrating the lane and finishing, he also possessed the most important feature of a point guard, the ability to make his teammates better. With the way he carried himself on and off the court, he has the makings of a complete point player.


Bryce Lindsay | Baltimore (MD) | 2021

Lindsay, Bryce

His aggressive style of play allows Lindsay to consistently find the open gaps to the rim, and he is strong at finishing when he gets there. His ball-handling skills make him a tough player to defend and his team-first attitude is clearly a strong attribute.

Honorablele Mention: Lafayette Williams , Daryl Barbour, Zach Rocco, Beau Everett, Ian Di Pierto, Dwayne Williams, Jaden Johnson, Chris Winborne, Hasson Massenberg, Doug Niblock, 

 Kameran Rodgrizguez – FLOOR GENERAL ACC

ACC FG-Kameran Rodriguez


ACC MIP-London Johnson


ACC MVP- Knasir(Doug) McDaniel


NBA FG-Jalen Rucker


NBA MIP-Tyree Dwyer


NBA MVP-LaDetrius Sibley

One highlight that we took away from camp this weekend was the large amount of youth among the campers. We love seeing younger players get out there in the summertime and work on their game. If that player is you, you may be interested in our Jr. Elite weekend in the Poconos. Get yourself ready for next season!

With weekend one of Kevin Boyle PG camp officially done with, we would like to send a special thank you out to all who was involved. This weekend would not have been made possible without Coach Boyle and campers who were willing and eager to get better. Coach Boyle will be back in the Poconos July 11-13 for his second week of camp. We hope to see you there!

Back to Back for Boyle

What a tremendous weekend of basketball!  With games going down to the final play & young student athletes competing their hearts out, my eyes were glued to the television.  I am not only talking about the mens’ and women’s final four but the powerhouse Kevin Boyle program knocking off Oak Hill Academy (Va.), 71-62, in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament championship game at Madison Square Garden.  The win made it the second consecutive national championship for Montverde Academy (Coach Boyle Interview). The future division one players, Ben Simmons (LSU) & D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State) controlled the game throughout for the Eagles with Simmons (24 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists) earning the MVP.  We all know the NBA players that Boyle has developed when he was in NJ, Kyrie Irving and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but since Coach Boyle has moved South his tread of producing high major college players hasn’t changed. Matter of fact two players that played for Montverde Academy last season appeared in final four in Dallas this past weekend (Kasey Hill for Florida and Dakari Johnson for Kentucky).  There is no reason to believe that the 2014-15 season will be ANY different.

Kevin Boyle Rules to Play By

In the short clip above, Coach Boyle and his team is working on getting over and under a ball screen. This summer Hoop Group Skills offers 2 opportunities to work with Coach Boyle first hand. Both camps will help improve your ball-handling, play making ability, ball screen offense/defense, reading the defense, using jump stops & shot fakes and more importantly becoming a leader! The point guard position is the key to every successful team as they set the tone on every play & the four other players take on the personality of their point guard.




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Kevin Boyle Point Guard Weekend Session 1 Top Performers


Top Performers

Deandre Scott: Deandre did a great job running the floor and scoring in transition. He was able to get second chance points off hustle plays and was very coachable.

Brian Parker: Brian is a gifted lefty with a very physical game. He is an effective scorer around the rim with great defensive transition skills.

Xavier Hardison: Xavier demonstrated great defensive ability by guarding the opposing teams quickest players. He has good knowledge of the game and sees the floor very well. Overall he had a solid weekend showing his defensive skills and vision as a passer. He showed overall improvement on his shot and can use a little work on the ability to effectively complete a pass.

Fred Slater: Fred has a winning attitude and has a great work ethic. He is very athletic and has a body built for the college game. He has the ability to play above the rim and excels at rebounding.

Mike Gordon: Mike has a very bright future in the game of basketball. He is fun to coach and is a great leader on the court. Through his hustle and willingness to work he makes the team better.

Max Owens: Max is constantly improving his game because of his desire to become better. His basketball IQ and his selfless attitude and work ethic were second to none this weekend. He has a bright future and will be a coach’s dream to coach.

Martin Bedulskij: Martin seems to always make the right plays and has an overall great understanding for the game. He is a high energy player that finished strong around the rim.

Walker Wilson: He has good size and skill and is still improving his game. Walker needs to utilize his size and skill and have it translate into playing a bit harder. Once he comes into his own and fully plays the full game his game will reach the next level.

Zachary Johnson: Zachary is a very good player and you can see he loves the game. At times he tries to make the difficult pass resulting in a turnover. Once he figures out how to make the easy pass he will reach the next level and will benefit from his court vision.

Rich Kelly: Rich is a combo guard with an incredibly high basketball IQ. He can create for both himself and his teammates. Rich is able to defend on the ball but can improve on his defense off the ball.

Al-Tariq Halsey: Al-Tariq is a lightning quick point guard that has an exceptional ability to get by defenders and finish in the lane or create for others. He is a hawk on the ball defensively and can match up with forwards who are much bigger. An area where Al-Tariq can improve is being more selfish offensively, as he has a tendency to be content with blending in.

Adama Kroan: Adama has a motor that runs non-stop. Adama crashes the boards exceptionally well. He also runs the floor, finishes around the basket, and is a bulldog shutdown defender. An area he can work on his jump shooting to improve his overall game.

John Kelly: John has hit a growth spurt since last summer, but has kept his skills as a guard. Standing 6’3 he is a versatile inside-out player who improved significantly over the weekend and proved that he deserved to be crowned MVP.

Jose Lozada: What he lacks in height he makes up for in effort, heart, and overall skill. Jose is a fearless driver that can locate his teammates and deliver the ball on a dime.

Darrell Hamilton: Showed that he is a tough nosed defensive specialist who takes pride in shutting down the other team’s best defender. Once he is able to consistently knock down a jump shot he will be a force to be reckoned with.

Irving Jones: Very good shooter, athletic, good court vision and finishes well around rim. Rebounds well for a guard, and should be a very good high school player.

Justin Galea: Justin had played up a division and performed well. He is a skilled guard with a good feel for the game. Makes good decisions and tends to make other players better with ability to work hard. Overall a good player that needs to get stronger.

Andou Diaw: Andou is a big body with guard skills. He finds open teammates and can finish around the rim. He needs to continue to develop physically.

Connor Printz: Good ball handler and attacks the basket very well. He shoots the mid-range well and shows good leadership. Connor needs to work on lateral quickness and overall foot speed.

Justin Boston: Solid ball handler. Very aggressive and looks for good shots in his range. Great teammate, but sometime has to look for his shot more.

Raquib Lewis: Great on the ball defender. He is a solid ball handler with a very good offensive and defensive motor. Very good in transition, but needs to do a better job getting other teammates involved.

Kevin Boyle and Hoop Group Skills Camp

Another week came and went in Stroudsburg, PA and with it came another skills week in the Poconos. Leading into skills week we had Kevin Boyle point guard camp, where the 3 time national high school coach of the year worked the campers out through intense drills. Coach Boyle has coached highly known players such as Michael Gilchrist, Eric Gordon, Samuel Dalembert and recent number 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, Kyrie Irving. He showed the campers how to read screens, emphasizing on how to split the screen, or when to shoot off the dribble when the defender goes under the screen. The camp had an emphasis on guard play, so every camper was encouraged to handle the ball in game situations whether they were used to it, or not. Coach Boyle’s camp was a great lead in and warm up for some of the campers who stuck it out through our skills week as well.

This week had a special feel to it, as it was the start of our supersession up here in the Poconos. Alot of dedicated campers attend our supersession where they stay for two camps in a row to work on their game. In between the two sessions campers got to attend a water park and go to the movies for a little break. We had kids from not only around the country attend this camp, but kids from Ireland and also Portugal attended the camp. It was great to see kids from other countries here in the Poconos looking to get better and bring what they learned here, back home. The early bird sessions were well attended as campers who want to get some extra work in would wake up and work on their game at 7am, before breakfast was served. Two brothers that were up to attend every session were the Hickey twins from Ireland, Cian and Tadgh. The two twins would wake up before the coaches each morning and warm up by themselves before the early bird session. They arrived here at camp in early July and have not missed an early bird session yet! These guys pushed not only themselves to get better, but everyone else as well.

The ACC consists of our league’s youngest players, but it also includes some future stars in the making. A few of the players that were all-stars and played well in camp include, AJ Simmons, Rohan Tandra, Ryan Sullivan and Kieran Maloney. The one young kid who stood out above all others during the week was Mike Revello. Mike led his Florida State Seminoles team to the championship with his outstanding play. While Mike led his team to the title, another player in this age group that out worked everyone in the league was Jack Koreva. If Jack keeps out working and out hustling players like he did this week, he will be a name to look for in the future.

The SEC league had great competition all week and was competitive all week. Arguably the best shooter in the league was Shane Power as he won the hot shot competition against everyone else in the league. Some others that joined Shane on the all-star squad included Ryan Train, Mike Manley, Angelo Stuart, Pete Galgano, RJ Goodwin and Dorian Hodge. Hodge took home both the free throw and 1on 1 competition championships. MVP honors went to John Palmieri as he showed off his playmaking ability all week long. The star of the all-star game in the SEC was Mike Manley. He had the older players chanting his name for the dazzling moves he showed off and his ability to get to the rim. The younger players really worked hard and showed they deserve to be watched for the upcoming season.

The Big east consisted of many players that either played JV basketball or are going to be playing at that level this year. Many of the kids worked hard because they understood that the jump from freshmen basketball to JV basketball is a big one. Isaiah Wingfield impressed coaches with his ability to score and was honored with an all-star selection. The all-star game was a time for Darren Davy to show off his skills as he ran away with the all-star MVP award. The MVP of the entire league was Rob Raiold. Raiold led his team to the championship by scoring the ball, but also being an unselfish leader. Many of these guys are ready to take their game to the next level.

The NBA had a few guests from outside the country crashing the party as players from Portugal and Ireland looked to test their skills at camp. Seamus Hickey is a rising senior who has made a name for himself at camp for the past month. Hickey has been named to every all-star team at every camp he has attended. He is an athletic wing who loves to out work and out hustle opposing players. He gets to the basket with his athleticism, but has an outside touch as well. His dream is to play basketball at a college here in the United States and any coach that wants him will get a winner. Another player who had a string showing at camp was Cameron Thomas. Thomas is a strong, athletic guard who loves to finish at the rim. His strength allows him to finish plays that most would not be able to. The 1 on 1 champ as well as the league MVP was Shakur Burton. Burton was able to score in bunches around the rim. His superior athleticism and quickness allowed him to blow by defenders like they were standing still. The future is bright for this young man.

We still have skills 3 week coming up next week and we are all very excited to continue the momentum we have going up here in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Hope to see all of you soon, and if you haven’t signed up for a camp yet, why wait!?