Spring Metro Academic Top 100

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This past weekend, the Hoop Group hosted another very strong Top 100 in addition to another competitive Academic Top 100 at the Hoop group Headquarters in Neptune, New Jersey. There was a strong attendance, with over 200 players from the Tri-state area, that set the tone right out of the gates early on Saturday morning. A day that was highlighted by Big Time dunks and athletically driven games, each camper also received some important instruction on the game of basketball and a necessary lecture of eligibility in the NCAA.

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Each player got a lot of instruction and exposure on Saturday, and everyone walked away with an evaluation from a college basketball coach! We are excited to show you the player bios and takeaways here!

Spring Metro Academic Top 100 Player Bios

Player HeadshotsPlayer InformationPlayer Takeaways
Timothy Algenio
Grade: 9
Belleville, NJ
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 152
Wingspan: 68
Reach: 88
Vertical: 26
Dribble, passing, toughness
Tim is a very good lead guard who sees the floor. He passes to the right guy every time!
Peter Alkins
Grade: 12
Hempstead, NY
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 164
Wingspan: 74
Reach: 93
Vertical: 28
Quickness
Pete is a fast-moving floor general who directs traffic and controls the tempo. Great athleticism too!
Jamir Anderson
Grade: 11
Trenton, NJ
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 194
Wingspan: 70
Reach: 89
Vertical: 28
tenacious, creative
Jamir offers good physicality and ballhandling skills. He has a great feel for the game and possesses a wide range of skills. Brings strength to the game and can muscle the defender.
Jack Anderson
Grade: 10
Little Silver, NJ
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 172
Plays hard
Jack plays hard and has a good basketball body. Does the pick and pop game well and offers good defense. When he strives to work on his offensive game as well as he does on D he will be a force to be reckoned with!
Max Angstadt
Grade: 9
Huntington Station, NY
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 146
Wingspan: 72
Reach: 95
Vertical: 21
Ball Handling and Defense
Max can handle, pass the ball, and defend. He is a two guard who distributes and plays good D.
Morgan Bailey
Grade: 11
Pheonixville, PA
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 197
Wingspan: 74
Reach: 94
Vertical: 25
Shot and dribble
Morgan can shoot and handle, and is a very active player with good instincts. He plays hard and can go inside and out. Qualities to attract any coach!
Elijah Bailey
Grade: 11
Freeport, NY
Height: 6'1"
Wingspan: 76
Reach: 96
Vertical: 29
Ballhandling and Aggressiveness
Elijah is a very good all-around player who is aggressive and quick. He can score from all spots and will only continue to rack up points as he broadens his shot range!
Dan Bascara
Grade: 11
Perrineville, NJ
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 202
Smart shooter
Dan has a high IQ and can shoot the ball! He handles the ball well and offers great court vision too.
Luke Basket
Grade: 12
Oak Ridge, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Dribble, pass, drive
Luke can do all of the above three things, and is a very good point who sees the floor, He can run your team and his shot is only getting better with practice!
Tyler Bayudan
Grade: 10
Bedminster, NJ
Height: 5'8"
Hard worker
Tyler plays hard and is a spot-up shooter. He sets screens well and knows his role on the floor. Plays with heart!
Amadu Benbow
Grade: 9
Newark, NJ
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 199
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 95
Vertical: 25
Strong and aggressive
Amadu offers strength and aggressive play on both ends. A "pitbull" style hard worker, he is a slasher with great hustle. A natural athlete and smart choice for any team.
Justin Berger
Grade:10
Flemington, NJ
Height: 5'7"
Runs the offense
Justin runs the offense well and looks to create and get teammates involved. He knows where to take the shot. He will look to pump up his aggressiveness coast-to-coast to maximize his potential.
Brandon Blackshear-Bell
Grade: 11
Ewing, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 192
Wingspan: 71
Reach: 91
Vertical: 27
Nice handle
Brandon offers a good handle and court vision. He utilizes his strength and ballhandling to create for others. He's a solid defender who plays hard on every possession!
Dean Blank
Grade: 12
Southampton, PA
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Wingspan: 74
Reach: 95
Vertical: 29
Smarts and boards
Dean is smart and rebounds well. He plays hard on every possession and grabs boards aggressively coast to coast. A real asset for any team!
Barry Brown
Grade: 9
Neptune, NJ
Height: 5'10"
Playmaker
Barry can create off the dribble for himself and offers great handle. He has good form on his 3 really gets to the rim. He offers the full spectrum of PG qualities, is smart, rarely turned the ball over, and can score off of the ball screen. Talent abounds!
Kevin Brown
Grade: 11
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 162
Wingspan: 69
Reach: 88
Vertical: 26
Passes and penetrates well
Darius Brown
Grade: 9
Ocean, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 132
Wingspan: 72
Reach: 92
Vertical: 25
Good Passer
Darius gets to the bucket, passes good in transit, and plays solid D. Work on his lefty handle will only be a benefit to his game.
Jeff Bryant
Grade: 12
Brick, NJ
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 201
Wingspan: 82
Reach: 101
Vertical: 24
Hard worker
Jeff plays hard, grabs boards, and plays D! He is a good rebounder with a high motor and a good inside touch. Talented find!
Kenny Buell
Grade: 10
Toms River, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 141
Wingspan: 69
Reach: 91
Vertical: 22
Shooting and D
Kenny is a hard-nosed player that makes the open shot. His ballhandling is solid enough where he can move past the defender and pull up mid-range. Offer a good shot too!
Jack Byrne
Grade: 11
Hazlet, NJ
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 163
Wingspan: 74
Reach: 96
Vertical: 28
Boards and athleticism
Jack rebounds and is long and athletic. He plays hard and has a fantastic mid-range game. Can finish with his left and has a great overal feel for the game. He can create for himself and score various ways. He also gets his teammates involved and is an all around catch!
Michael Caruso
Grade: 10
Rumson, NJ
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 155
Wingspan: 66
Reach: 98
Vertical: 16
Shooter, quick
Mike is a quick aggressive point guard who offers a nice shot and pace. He looms to create for others, but can get the shot off himself if needed.
Jordan Caruso
Grade: 9
Staten Island, NY
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 139
Wingspan: 69
Reach: 90
Vertical: 25
Jordan offers playmaking and slashing ability. He can drive it in both directions. He finds the open teammate and makes solid decisions!
Joshua Cherry
Grade: 11
West Orange, NJ
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 214
Wingspan: 79
Reach: 97
Vertical: 31
Josh is strong and athletic and gets to the paint. he can finish well around the rim, plays hard consistently and has a great basketball IQ!
Deren Cicitta
Grade: 11
Glen Gardner, NJ
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 187
Wingspan: 70
Reach: 94
Vertical: 21
Deren offers on-court toughness and hard work. He communicates well with teammates!
Stephen Clapp
Grade: 10
Summit, NJ
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 148
Wingspan: 83
Reach: 95
Vertical: 29
Stephen has a good lefty swing and nice size. He can shoot and handle the ball. His passion for the game is apparent!
Luke Cooper
Grade: 11
Medford, NJ
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 182
Wingspan: 77
Reach: 99
Vertical: 26
Smooth player and shooter
Luke offers a nice shot and a nice game flow. He's a shooter that can put the ball on the floor and will benefit any program he becomes a part of!
Jayvon Cunningham
Grade: 11
Dover, DE
Weight: 168
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 94
Vertical: 34
Athletic and rebounds
Jayvon is an explosive athlete who finishes well around the bucket. He is an excellent defender who rebounds well on both ends of the floor!
Lloyd-James Davidson
Grade: 9
Orange, NJ
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 165
Wingspan: 73
Reach: 92
Vertical: 24
Dribble, rebound, drive
Lloyd-james can do all of the above three things and is a good all-around player. He can rebound, get to the basket, and finish well!
Matt DeAngelis
Grade: 11
Robbinsville, NJ
Height: 6'0"
Aggressive, helps on D
Matt goes coast-to-coast with aggressive offense and great "Help D." He has quick hands and feet which complement his smart decision making on the floor. He can finish with his left or right and is a true team player.
Nicholas DiPasquale
Grade: 11
Neptune, NJ
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 125
Wingspan: 63
Reach: 85
Vertical: 26
Smart and sees floor
Nicholas is intelligent, sees the floor and is aware of the game. He has the ability to be a solid playmaker!
Antonio Dinardo
Grade: 10
North Wales, PA
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 151
Wingspan: 70
Reach: 90
Vertical: 21
Antonio hustles and is aware of what goes on on the floor. He's a hard worker, doesn't take plays off, and does what needs to be done for the good of the team!
Alex Ennis
Grade: 12
Ocean Grove, NJ
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 200
Wingspan: 80
Reach: 102
Vertical: 28
Size is Alex's asset, as well as a good pace of play, and good feel for the game. He knows the pace and style best for himself.
Thomas Famulary
Grade: 11
Rumson, NJ
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 169
Wingspan: 72
Reach: 90
Vertical: 31
Strength and toughness
Tom plays with toughness and makes the open shot. He can rebound well and moves well enough off the ball to find the shot!
Thomas Foreman
Grade: 11
Flemington, NJ
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 201
Wingspan: 72
Reach: 90
Vertical: 28
Thomas can flat out shoot! He exhibits nice shooting form off the catch. He also sees the floor well and finds the open teammate. A variety of skills!
Connor Frascati
Grade: 10
Staten Island, NY
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 174
Wingspan: 76
Reach: 95
Vertical: 24
Connor posts up and is tough and aggressive. He's smart and scrappy and extremely competitive.
Ryan Galgano
Grade: 9
Cresskill, NJ
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 158
Wingspan: 71
Reach: 88
Vertical: 24
Shoots well
Ryan is a true athlete who can shoot the ball out to the 3! He is an athletic guard who offers intelligence as well.
Dondre Garcia
Grade: 11
Westfield, NJ
Height: 6'1"
Pushes ball
Dondre offers a nice 3, works well off the ball screen and pushes the ball. He offers nice change of speed and has a high motor. He sees the court well. Keeping the ball under control at all times will make Dondre the best player he can be!
Basil Gordon
Grade: 12
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 183
Wingspan: 74
Reach: 91
Vertical: 28
Shot, handle, speed
Basil is a 2 guard who truly likes to play. He competes hard and is a good shooter. Offers qualities any coach would want!
Maynard Grant
Grade: Prep
Jamaica, NY
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 199
Wingspan: 76
Reach: 97
Vertical: 25
Maynard offers a nice shot and good ballhandling. He has a scoring mentality which will only help a team!
Sanders Green
Grade: Prep
Paterson, NJ
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 209
Wingspan: 78
Reach: 95
Vertical: 32
Strong and aggressive
Sanders offers strength and aggression on both ends. He is a crafty player who utilizes strength to get to the basket.
Sky Harris
Grade: 12
Edison, NJ
Height: 6'3"
Sky can really shoot the 3 and is a great team player. Active on the offensive rebound and can finish both left and right in the paint. He offers energy, hard work and hustle and is an asset to any team!
Sean Hoggs
Grade: 10
Columbus, NJ
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 153
Wingspan: 72
Reach: 91
Vertical: 32
Sean is explosive and solid with skill. He attacks the rim and plays hard on both ends!
Jamal Holland
Grade:11
Jackson, NJ
Height: 6'0"
Jamal offers aggressiveness and mid-range shooting. He is unselfish and plays with fantastic energy.
Zachery Howarth
Grade: 10
Freehold, NJ
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 164
Wingspan: 74
Reach: 95
Vertical: 25
Zach handles and shoots well, and does everything on the court just as well. He is a true guard who can play either the 1 or 2!
Shane Jardine
Grade: 10
Bordentown, NJ
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 146
Wingspan: 68
Reach: 88
Vertical: 28
Shane offers smooth handle and is a natural playmaker. He offers excellent control of the ball and a knack for getting by his defender and getting to the rim, finishing in various ways.
Michael Kaelin
Grade: 10
Summit, NJ
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 182
Wingspan: 69
Reach: 96
Vertical: 24
Mike is the glue who holds a game together, as a solid defender who plays well at all times. He is scrappy on defense and gets the job done!
Jacob Kaplan
Grade: 11
Pine Brook, NJ
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 221
Wingspan: 69
Reach: 90
Vertical: 24
Jacob is smart and can shoot! He is deceptively quick and has a high basketball IQ. An asset for any team.
Alex Karamanos
Grade: 10
Rosendale, NY
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 165
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 91
Vertical: 27
Alex is an asset on D, rebounding and defending the ball well. He defends well and plays an unselfish game!
Bennett Kautz
Grade: 10
Bridgewater, NJ
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 123
Wingspan: 62
Reach: 84
Vertical: 24
Bennett is crafty on the court and has solid vision. He finds the seams in the offense and attacks them. He finds the open man often and well and plays hard on both ends!
Devin Kowal
Grade: 11
Hurley, NY
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 158
Wingspan: 74
Reach: 94
Vertical: 24
Devin really knows his role on the floor and can flat out shoot! He can move without the ball as well, and defend. He does a nice job of finding his shot and always takes ownership on defense. He's a good, tough player!
Ryan Lane
Grade: 10
Gladstone, NJ
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 184
Wingspan: 74
Reach: 95
Vertical: 26
Ryan offers hustle and team play, looking to put his teammates first! An asset to any squad.
Ronald McGee
Grade: 10
River Edge, NJ
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 169
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 97
Vertical: 27
Ronald plays hard and finds loose balls. Rebounds well!
Colin McKenna
Grade: 10
Chatham, NJ
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 196
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 97
Vertical: 27
Colin hit the glass and runs coast-to-coast. He's a tough gritty kid with an aggressive style of play valuable to any game!
Sam McNelis
Grade: 9
Medford, NJ
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 125
Wingspan: 67
Reach: 87
Vertical: 21
Sam can dribble and pass the ball, as well as run and shoot. He is truly a versatile point!
Rueben Montilus
Grade: 9
Union, NJ
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 189
Wingspan: 67
Reach: 89
Vertical: 25
Reuben has court vision and a high basketball IQ. Combine these two talents, and he has the ability to become a solid and reliable play maker.
Nacho Nwana
Grade: 10
White Plains, NY
Height: 5'10"
Wingspan: 77
Reach: 96
Vertical: 27
Nacho offers sttength, athleticism, and the ability to handle the ball. He utilizes his strength to finish in traffic. He's a solid playmaker with great court vision!
Elijah Olaniyi
Grade: 9
Newark, NJ
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 178
Wingspan: 79
Reach: 97
Vertical: 30
Elijah plays with great energy. He has good athleticism and a knack for rebounding the ball. He wills his way to the basket often!
Jordan Owens
Grade: 12
Englishtown, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Jordan offers ballhandling and athleticism, which he applies to finish around the rim. He is a good ballhandler with court vision!
Nick Palko
Grade: 11
Fords, NJ
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 251
Wingspan: 78
Reach: 100
Vertical: 21
Nick uses his size well and possesses good strength. His ability to face-up against bigger guys in the post is a nice asset!
Doug Palmadessa
Grade: 12
Waldwick, NJ
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 144
Wingspan: 64
Reach: 86
Vertical: 25
Doug is fundamentally sound player and quick on the court. He's got a good feel for the game and is an aggressive point who's always attacking. A true hard worker!
Max Phillips
Grade: 10
Holmdel, NJ
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 204
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 98
Vertical: 22
Max is long and runs the floor well. He utilizes his strength to get the post position and rebound. He's smart, and as his footwork and strength develop it will only help him realize his full potential!
Taj Price
Grade: 11
Newark, NJ
Height: 6'7"
Long and athletic, Taj runs the floor well. He can finish well around the rim and can get positioned. He has soft hands and finishes well in the paint!
Marcos Psimitis
Grade: Prep
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 194
Wingspan: 76
Reach: 97
Vertical: 26
Marcos can really shoot and sees the court well. He has a great feel for the game and uses speed to make the opportunities he sees happen!
Brandon Puiu
Grade: 11
Holmdel, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 182
Wingspan: 69
Reach: 89
Vertical: 25
Brandon is a tough defender, playing unselfishly and hard! Is also very smart on the floor.
Tyler Robinson
Grade: 11
Lake Katrine, NY
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 184
Wingspan: 71
Reach: 90
Vertical: 25
Tyler is intelligent and a very good on-the-ball defender who utilizes his athleticism to keep his man in front. He ties up loose ends for his team and plays with great competitive spirit!
Zachary Rowe
Grade:10
Marlton, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Zach offers nice ballhandling and a smooth rhythm to his game. He understands his strengths and applies them well!
Eric Schuette
Grade: 10
Randolph, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 154
Wingspan: 69
Reach: 91
Vertical: 24
Eric is a hard-nosed player who's tough and can really make shots. Handles and defense are solid!
Andrew Sciancalepore
Grade: 10
Randolph, NJ
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 172
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 94
Vertical: 24
Andrew is a good shooter who offers tremendous effort throughout a game. He's crafty and shoots as far as the 3 range. Smart and offers competitive spirit!
Jacob Sellman
Grade: 10
Hopewell Junction, NJ
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 127
Wingspan: 61
Reach: 86
Vertical: 86
Jacob is a true point guard who can run the team. He can really dribble and pass and his shot is only improving with practice and game play!
Terence Sklikas
Grade: 11
Vorhees, NJ
Height: 5'11"
Terence stays active no matter where he is on the floor and is good in transition. He can look for his shot more because he shoots it well! He drives well in traffic and has an explosive first step, making him a force on the court!
James Smith
Grade: 12
Hillsborough, NJ
Height: 5'11"
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James does a nice job of utilizing his strength to get to the bucket. He exhibits a solid mid-range jumper and always takes what the defense gives. Also offers athleticism and basketball smarts!
Gregory Smith
Grade: 11
Flemington, NJ
Height: 6'0"
Greg makes things happen anfc is vocal on offense. Involves teammates and can separate himself on offense with crafty change-of-speed moves. He's a natural leader!
Darius Soriano
Grade: 10
West Chester, PA
Height: 6'1"
Wingspan: 72
Reach: 92
Vertical: 27
Darius shows great handle and good toughness on D. He has promising one-on-one skills when attacking the rim!
Nick Spitaliere
Grade: 11
Levittown, NY
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 159
Wingspan: 63
Reach: 85
Vertical: 26
Nick plays with nice pace and knows his game. He is a pass-first point guard and asset to any team!
Trevor Stephney
Grade: 9
Weight: 156
Wingspan: 71
Reach: 93
Vertical: 31
Trevor can shoot and has good hops. He is a natural athlete who is only going to get better as the years go on!
Markus Stevenson
Grade: 11
Vorhees, NJ
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 196
Wingspan: 79
Reach: 88
Vertical: 35
"Markus used strength and creativity to find shot opportunities. He reaches on D and was great in transition with the ball. Add quick explosive jumps and he is one to watch!
Thomas Tyson
Grade: 11
Union City, NJ
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 146
Wingspan: 64
Reach: 85
Vertical: 29
Thomas can handle, pass, and see the court very well. He is one step ahead and knows where the next play is going, a true gift on the court!
Connor Wagner
Grade: 11
Phoenixville, PA
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 181
Wingspan: 71
Reach: 92
Vertical: 26
Connor is a good shooter off the catch, and has a good feel for the game. Work on his shot off the bounce will make him truly unstoppable!
Billy Warren
Grade: 9
Levittown, PA
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 183
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 97
Vertical: 30
Billy plays help D and sets the screen to help his team. Advantageous size and posts hard. Adding verbalization and calling for the ball will only help this promising player!
Mansfield Warren
Grade: 10
South Amboy, NJ
Height: 5'8"
Manfield can really handle the ball and looks to create for others. He plays tough D and gets to the rim when he wants the opportunity. Looking to pace himself on penetrating the lane and slowing things down now and again will make him unstoppable!
Daniel Weiss
Grade: 9
Morganville, NJ
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 185
Wingspan: 78
Reach: 97
Vertical: 26
Daniel is a cerebral player that sees the floor well. He owns a nice skill set which allows him to stretch the defense. He also shoots it well!
Austin Williams
Grade: 9
Roseland, NJ
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 154
Wingspan: 75
Reach: 93
Vertical: 27
Austin can see the floor, score, and handle the ball. He is smart, has a complete skill set, and makes the play. His various talents are a gift to any team!
Keith Williams
Grade: Prep
Deer Park, NY
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 187
Wingspan: 80
Reach: 91
Vertical: 30
Keith really sees the floor and has strong handle. He has a good feel for the game, with awareness of his teammates' strengths as well. He's a true threat from the 3, with the ability to blow by his defender!
Mario Zimaridis
Grade: Prep
Belmar, NJ
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 211
Wingspan: 82
Reach: 100
Vertical: 26
Mario is a nice post player who can shoot the three, grab the board and jump. He enjoys playing the game, making him a true asset to any team!