Top Tier Talent Highlights Hoop Group Elite West Virginia Jam Fest

Pennslyvania has been the premier spot for all hoops concerning the Hoop Group Elite. Now it’s West Virginia’s turn. Holding the Hoop Group Elite Jam Fest, college coaches at all levels and from all over the nation turned out to check on the action:

Jaren Sina ’13 Gil Saint Bernard’s (NJ): The Alabama-commit proved why he’s one of the top players, and point guard, in the class of 2013; with his ability to pour it in on the offensive end while displaying a relentless scorer’s mentality. Sina was able to create for open shots for his Hoop Heaven Elite teammates using his strong ball-handling skill-set.

Jordan Reed ’12 Wissachicken (PA): The 6’3 guard made his presence felt early on with his fantastic athleticism. The strong-framed Reed was able to finish at the rim, even when facing bigger defenders. Reed’s intensity on both ends was a key factor in Jersey Shore Warriors’ (PA) success in the first day of action.

Blaise Mbargorba ’12 Peddie School (NJ): At 7’0, Mbargorba is one of the more interesting prospects in the Hoop Group Elite West Virginia Jam Fest. His size catches people’s eyes and his ability to alter shots in the paint on the defensive end keeps them watching. The New Jersey Roadrunner big man runs the floor with ease which allows for easy baskets for the rising senior.

Mahammed Ahmed ’12 John F. Kennedy (NY): Playing on a team with nationally-known players such as Omar Calhoun and Dashawn Suber, Ahmed has proved he is a catalyst for the New York Gauchos. Supporting a solid frame at 6’7, Ahmed is incredibly aggressive around the paint, causing for rebounds and baskets surrounding the paint. The rising senior was a force down in the paint for the New York City-based program.

Jaylen Bond ’12 St. Thomas More (CT): The one-time Pittsburgh-commit had the attention of college coaches today. Great size on his 6’7 frame, Bond was able to finish at the rim on the regular. Over-powering defenders during a drive from the peremiter to the basket was a common trait for Bond on Thursday.

Emile Blackman ’12 Half Hollow Hills West (NY): Playing above the rim is Blackman’s game, and sure did the rising senior play it well on the first day of action. From soaring to the sky for defensive rebounds to throwind down furocious slams, Blackman was one of the more exciting players of the day.

McKenzie Moore ’11 College Park (CA): One of the few class of 2011 prospects in the event, Moore used his maturity to expose opponents on the floor. At 6’7, Moore is a versatile athlete who scored in numerous fashions on the offense end. A player who’s will to win is undeniable, Moore led his Team 94 squad to a perfect record on Thursday.

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