Fall High School Showcase: Top Performers


The Fall High School Showcase had a great showing this weekend at the Hoop Group Headquarters in Neptune, NJ. Teams came from all over the tri-state area to compete against the best schools and AAU teams around! There were many great players this weekend, but these stood out as the Top Performers!

Tyus Battle | Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.) | 6-5 | 2016
Battle showed why he is widely considered the #1 sophomore in the state of New Jersey at the Showcase, putting on a scoring clinic with his smooth athleticism and incredible quickness. The sky is the limit for the GSB guard, as he will likely be a lottery pick one day soon.

Georgios Papagiannis | Westtown HS (P.A.) | 7-1 | 2015
Big G. Papa Gyro. Whatever your nickname for him is, it cannot fully describe how dominant the Greek native was. Another future Lotto guy, Papagiannis was outstanding at the Showcase, making highlight dunks and sky-high rebounds! The Junior has a lot of room for growth, and by the way he runs the floor, you know he will find a home in the NBA one day!

Ryan Luther | Hampton HS (P.A.) | 6-8 | 2014
The recent Pittsburgh commit had a great weekend, often battling both guards and big men. Luther figures to be a G/F at the next level, so to see him play well against all different sizes of players tells us that he will have no problem adjusting for the ACC. Luther is a pure shooter who can also bully down on smaller guys!

Jamir Harris | The Patrick School (N.J.) | 6-5 | 2016
Harris was the coming out show that everyone was excited for! In his second game of the weekend, Harris went for 40 points to lead his team to victory, scoring in every way imaginable. The Patrick School sophomore made a huge jump this weekend, and is making his case for a legit D1 prospect!

Trey Lowe | Ewing HS (N.J.) | 6-5 | 2015
Trey Lowe had one of the best single-game performances of the weekend, going for 34 points and grabbing ten rebounds in his last game of the Showcase. Lowe used his solid frame and impressive quickness to physically beat his opponent. Lowe has the great ability to score from anywhere on the floor, and can use this to become a solid guard at the next level!

Tarin Smith | St. Anthony’s (N.J.) | 6-0 | 2014
One of the many standouts on another loaded St. Anthony’s roster, Tarin Smith showed that great coaching goes a long way. The senior was a very reliable player all weekend long, playing heads up defense, running the floor like a true point guard, and scoring with ease when his team needed a bucket. Smith is a smart player and should have a great senior year.

Jared Nickens | Westtown HS (P.A.) | 6-6 | 2014
One of the biggest recruits of the Showcase definitely showed it for Westtown, as Nickens was constantly making highlight plays with the ball. Nickens had the highlight of the weekend with a monster baseline jam over fellow ACC commit Ryan Luther(Pittsburgh) in what was the game of the weekend. The Maryland commit also loved to show it with his new Under Armour Gear, dressed up in all Terps colors!

Matt Farrell | Point Pleasant Beach HS (N.J.) | 6-2 | 2014
Farrell recently chose to go to Boston College where he will face tough competition in the ACC. This weekend, Farrell showed that he has what it takes to play in the ACC with two excellent performances on Saturday afternoon. Even without his go-to scorer in Dom Uhl(committed to Iowa), Farrell was able to handle the point and also take the scoring duties. The local kid has a very high ceiling!

Kevin Little | Coastal Academy (N.J.) | 6-0 | 2014
Kevin Little was one of the most underrated players at the Fall High School Showcase. With Coastal Academy playing on their home floor, Little looked right at home with 54 points in two wins over top competition! Little’s ability to drive to the hole was most impressive, blowing past high profile prospects like Tyus battle and Jamir Harris, and eventually be the Showcase’s leading scorer on Saturday!

Otis Livingston Jr. | The Patrick School (N.J.) | 5-8 | 2015
Don’t let his height fool you, because Livingston can do anything on the court, especially if you underestimate him. Starting with his nasty crosssover and his very impressive ball-handling as a whole, this Junior is primed to have a breakout year. Surrounded by other topnotch guards like Bryce Aiken and Jamir Harris, Livingston has a chance to be one of the surprise players in New Jersey this season!

Jake Brahney

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