2013 Buzzer Beater Classic: Day One Top Performers

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The 2013 Buzzer Beater Classic got started off on the right foot on Saturday. Here’s a few of the players that stood out on the home courts of Basketball City:

Tyler Whitehead | Bayside (N.Y.) HS | 6-2 | 2013 | Positive Direction
While Whitehead wasn’t able to get a victory for his team in the first round, he absolutely blew up the stat sheet with a 32-point performance. The guard had an easy time slashing to the hole, where he collected most of his points.

Jordon Talley | Henrico (Va.) HS | 6-1 | 2014 | East Coast Fusion Lemcke
Talley scored 15 points in his team’s win, but none were bigger than the two that he got in the final seconds of the first round. The guard hit a running-layup just before the buzzer expired to give East Coast Fusion a 52-51 win.

Evan Gordinier | Christian Brothers Academy (N.J.) | 6-5 | 2014 | NJ Shoreshots
If it were a game of NBA Jams, Gordinier would be on fire. The forward hit six three-pointers in the first half and totaled seven throughout the game, scoring a game-high 25 points in the Shoreshots first round win.

Ryan Skorvanko | Lincoln Park (Pa.) HS | 6-6 | 2014 | Team Adidas (Pa.)
While Skorvanko couldn’t get the victory, he was able to show off an arrange of shots, scoring 15 points which included six from beyond the arc.

Eric Paschall | Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) HS | 6-5 | 2014 | The City (N.Y.)
In what ended up being an overtime game that came down to the final whistle, every one of Paschall’s 20 points were needed in The City’s first round win.

Ramel Powers | Campus Magnet (N.Y.) HS | 6-2 | 2015 | Positive Direction 16U
Powers collected 21 points in the 16U’s victory over the PA Renegades and every one of them was needed; The game came down to a final shot, as Positive Direction won 64-61.

Jared Pearson | The Robinson School (N.J.) | 6-6 | 2014 | Move Your Feet (N.J.)
Pearson lit up the stat sheet with a powerful performance in the paint, totaling 24 points and showing off some athletic moves with a few rim-rattling dunks.

Korey Turner | Midlothian (Va.) HS | 6-0 | 2015 East Coast Fusion Dalton
Although ECF Dalton didn’t get the victory, Turner looked very comfortable shouldering the scoring load, contributing 24 points to the cause. Of the 24, nine came from beyond the arc.

Joe Crapps | New Leadership Charter School (Mass.) | 5-10 | 2013 | Westside Terriors (Mass.)
Crapps came up big when his team needed it most, hitting a clutch three-pointer to take the lead and hitting his free throws to keep it intact. The guard scored 16 points to help his team move on to the next round.

Craig McKenzie | Brooklyn Collegiate (N.Y.) | 6-4 | 2015 | Sports U 16U
Mckenzie was one of many to step up to the occasion in a mercy-rule game, as he scored 21 points in a 72-38 beat down.

Rayoni Matos | Chelsea (Ma.) | 6-1 | 2014 | LOX
Matos was extremely reliable for his team, knocking down open shots. He showed solid ball-handling ability and did a great job passing the ball without turning it over. He was able to use his strength to muscle smaller guards when driving to the basket.

Austin Williams | Bayside HS (N.Y.) | 6-0 | 2014 | NYC JayHawks 17U
Williams really filled it up from deep today, as he connected on a number of jump shots from three-point range. Williams also used his strong ball-handling ability to beat his man off the dribble and finish at the rim.

Andy McNulty | West Springfield HS (Ma.) | 5-8 | 2014 | Westside United
The versatile point guard finished a number of floaters in the lane to go along with an outstanding shooting performance from behind the arc. McNulty poured in 20 points in his team’s win over House of Sports.

Mike Watkins |Math Civics & Sciences (Pa.) | 6-8 | 2015 | Team Philly 16U
Watkins was a huge presence inside for Team Philly today as he put up two double-digit performances in their two wins. Watkins finished nicely around the rim and compiled a number of blocked shots on defense as well.

Jahlil Tripp | Brooklyn Collegiate (N.Y.) | 6-3| 2015 | Sports U 16U
Tripp had a solid 18 point performance against the Montreal Ravens. Tripp was seemingly impossible to guard in transition as he was able to use his quickness and strength to finish at the rim on a number of occasions.

Basil Thompson | Imhotep Charter (Pa.) | 6-6 | 2014| Philadelphia BallHawks 17U
Thompson was a huge contributor in the BallHawks win over the Connecticut Elite. He finished the game with 16 points and shot almost perfectly from the field. Scoring a number of clutch baskets late, Thompson’s production in the final minutes staved off Elite’s chance at making a late-game comeback.

Raymond Montilus | St. Anthony’s (N.J.)| 6-1| 2016 | Jersey City Boys Club
Montilus was dominant in his team’s eight-point win over Team Philly. He bullied his way inside for a number up layups and also showed a nice touch form mid-range as well. Montilus finished the contest with 21 points.

Devin Goodman | Germantown Academy (Pa.) | 5-9 | 2016 | Team Philly 15U
Despite his team’s 65-59 loss to Jersey City, Goodman did put up solid scoring numbers as he finished the game with 18 points. Goodman nine of points came from beyond the arc.

Eddie Dominguez | St. Anthony’s of Jersey City (N.J.) | 6-3 | 2014 | King Street Kings
Dominguez dominated in his team’s 63-57 win over Team Philly (17U). Dominguez was hitting on all cylinders throughout as he scored from deep, from short and even converted a couple of free throws from the charity stripe.

Brian Cunningham | Mt. Carmel (N.J.) | 6-1 | 2014 | Team Future
Cunningham had it going on for Team Future scoring 19 points in their win over Team Adidas. Cunningham used a nice go-to crossover moved that allowed him to get by defenders and finish at the basket.

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