Hoop Group Tip-Off Showcase

2015 Hoop Group Tip-Off Showcase

Saturday December 19, 2015 Results

Taj BenningBergen Catholic 65Immaculate Conception 40Jalen Carey
Adam MitolaGill St. Bernards 67Teaneck 55Ja'Quaye James
Brandon AndersonDon Bosco Prep 52CBA 46Pat Andree
Deng GakBlair Academy 63Hudson Catholic 60Luther Muhammad
Austin WilliamsSeton Hall Prep 58Columbia 34Stephen Gabriel


Sunday December 20, 2015 Results

David BeattySt. Benedict's 59Rutgers Prep 39Jayson Oweh
Tavon JonesLinden 55Hun 50Jose Morales
Andre RafusRoselle Catholic 79Newark East Side 56Jahid Jenkins
Tyus BattleSt. Joseph's Metuchen 55Ramapo 49Joe O'Hagan

The Hoop Group Tip ­Off Showcase provides for some of the most exciting match-­ups of the High School Basketball Season.  It features 9 boys games over two days. The tremendous field includes 16 of NJ Hoops top 30 teams in the state and 7 of the top 10.

In past years, the Tip Off Showcase has featured multiple current NBA players, such as Randy Foye of the Utah Jazz, JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyle Anderson of the San Antonio Spurs and Al Harrington of the Orlando Magic. Last year, the Showcase featured high-level Division I players in Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky) and Chris Silva (South Carolina), both of Roselle Catholic, Markis McDuffie (Wichita State) of St. Anthony’s, Eli Burns (Notre Dame) and Tim Delaney (Villanova) of Blair, Pierfrancesco Oliva (St. Joe’s) from Bergen Catholic, and many more.


Nationally ranked Pre-Season:  Roselle Catholic #29 Ball is Life,  St. Benedict’s #35 Ball is Life,

The 9 of the top 11 teams in New Jersey ranked by NJ Hoops:  #3 Roselle Catholic, #4 St. Benedict’s, #5 Blair, #6 Hudson Catholic, #7 St. Joseph’s Metuchen, #8 Seton Hall Prep, #9 Newark East Side, #10 Gill St. Bernards, #11 Linden

17 of the Top 30 teams in New Jersey ranked by NJ Hoops:


Nationally ranked:  Roselle Catholic #20 USA Today, #20 MaxPreps,  St. Benedict’s #44 USA Today


SENIORS:  Tyus Battle – St. Joseph’s Metuchen – #25 Rivals.com,  #36 ESPN,  Temple Gibbs – Seton Hall Prep #64 Rivals.com,  #73 ESPN

JUNIORSAndre Rafus – Roselle Catholic – #67 Rivals.com,  Kodye Pugh – Blair Academy – #78 Rivals.com

SOPHOMORESNazreon Reid – Roselle Catholic – #6 Rivals.com, #6 ESPN


SENIORS:  Tyus Battle – St. Joseph’s Metuchen,  Temple Gibbs – Seton Hall Prep,  Breein Tyree – St. Joseph’s Metuchen,  Arnaldo Toro – St. Benedict’s,  Pat Andree – CBA,  James Scott – St. Benedict’s,  Bourama Sidibe – St. Benedict’s,  Matt Bullock – Roselle Catholic, Brandon Anderson – Don Bosco,  Branislav Vujadinovic – St. Joseph’s Metuchen,  Peace Ilegomah – Roselle Catholic,  Julius Stoma – Gill St. Bernards,  Steve Ferraro – Seton Hall Prep,  Adam Mitola – Gill St. Bernards,  Jack McGuire – CBA,  Matt Latka – Ramapo

(16 of NJ Hoops top 60 Seniors)

JUNIORS:  Deng Gak – Blair,  Andre Rafus – Roselle Catholic,  Kodye Pugh – Blair,  Nate Pierre-Louis – Roselle Catholic,  David Beatty – St. Benedict’s, Leondre Washington – Roselle Catholic,  Matt Turner – Blair,  Pat Strzala – Hudson Catholic,  Khalief Crawford – Linden,  Tyrese Jenkins – Newark East Side,  Elijah Olaniyi – Newark East Side,  Taj Benning – Bergen Catholic,  Warren Williams – St. Benedict’s,  Tyheem Burno – Hudson Catholic,  Jayden Saddler – St. Benedict’s,  Amadu Benbow – Newark East Side,  Jaiyer Jinwright – Newark East Side, Mike Morreale – Gill St. Bernard’s,  Marcellus Livingston – Linden,  Kahmonie Foster – Hudson Catholic,  Jason Oweh – Rutgers Prep,  Raheem Carter – Roselle Catholic,  Quayon Taylor – Newark East Side,  Treyvon Bennett – Seton Hall Prep,  Xavier Townes – St. Joseph’s Metuchen

(25 of NJ Hoops Top 60 Juniors)

SOPHOMORES:  Nazreon Reid – Roselle Catholic, Jahvon Quinerly – Hudson Catholic,  Luther Muhammad – Hudson Catholic, Jaquaye James – Teaneck,  Justin Winston – Immaculate Conception, Jalen Carey – Immaculate Conception, Tavon Jones – Linden, Alanzo Frink – St. Joseph’s Metuchen,  Dallas Hoffman – Gill St. Bernards,  Jahid Jenkins – Newark East Side,  Zedrick Farrell – Blair,  Alex Schachne – Gill St. Bernards,  Ron Harper – Don Bosco

(13 of NJ Hoops Top 40 Sophomores)


 Tyus Battle – St. Joseph’s Metuchen – Syracuse,  Temple Gibbs – Seton Hall Prep – Notre Dame, Breein Tyree – St. Joseph’s Metuchen – Mississippi,  Arnaldo Toro – St. Benedict’s – George Washington,  Pat Andree – CBA – Lehigh, Brandon Anderson – Don Bosco Prep – Brown,  Austin Harriott – Hun – Loyola

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The 2014 Hoop Group Tip-Off Showcase was held December 20-21, 2014 at West Orange HS spotlighting the top high school teams, coaches and players in NJ.  Thanks to all for participating and the fans for attending.


Saturday December 20, 2014 Results

Home Team MVPHome TeamAway TeamAway Team MVP
Asem Johnson: 12 points,
buzzer beater three
Paterson Eastside 52East Orange 49Jeff Duvinston: 12 points
Brandon Anderson: 20 pointsDon Bosco 58CBA 51Pat Andree: 18 points
Adam Mitola: 24 points,
6 three pointers
Gill St. Bernards 69Teaneck 52Tyler Dearing: 20 points
TJ Gibbs: 24 pointsSeton Hall Prep 58Columbia 56Mike Runcie: 23 points

Sunday December 21, 2014 Results:

Zahir Newell: 18 pointsUnion Catholic 70West Orange 66Andy Fleurantin: 19 points
Jamir Harris: 16 pointsSt. Patrick's 55Bergen Catholic 40Pierfrancesco Oliva: 12 points
Markis McDuffie: 21 pointsSt. Anthony 49Newark East Side 33Jibreel Ahmad: 12 points
Isaiah Briscoe: 23 points, 6 assistsRoselle Catholic 78Blair 46 Spencer Osbourne: 13 points
Rick'Keem Mixson: 20 pointsLinden 63Hun 56Dominic Robb: 16 points



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