New England Top 100: Event Synopsis

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It was a busy week last weekend for Hoop Group Elite. Friday night we were in Philadelphia for the Philly Top 100. From there we traveled up to MIT, where we held the New England Top 100. There’s always a lot of talent in the New England area, and this past Sunday only helped support that. There were a lot of players who showed the potential to play college basketball.

Hoop Group Top 100s not only give you exposure (scroll down to see list of all coaches and scouting services who attended Sunday), but they allow players to raise their skill level twith over an hour and a half of stations and drills. The New England Top 100 had an extra bit of flare when it came to stations as they were run by Coach Mike Rice. Coach Rice put the players through a high intensity workout that had everybody sweating and hungry for more afterwards. Players were fortunate to get first hand teaching from a Coach who has spent 19 years at the Division I level.

Once stations and drills ended, players split up into teams and played in two game sets. It did not take long to see how much talent was in the gym, especially from Notre Dame Prep.

We saw a lot of players from ND Prep, including guard Isiah Ice. Isiah is a very good player who did a nice job running his team Sunday. He was a distributor too, getting his teammates involved and creating opportunities for them to score and be successful. Additionally, we saw shooters Charlie Russo and Patrick Welch; these two guys have good looking strokes and were some of the best shooters we saw on the day. Inside, Prep has 6’7 and 6’8 Jarrell Brantley and Chris Baldwin. Jarrell is very, very athletic. He registered a 31 inch vertical leap, that’s crazy hops! Meanwhile, Chris is just a junior, but is very talented. He owned the glass on Sunday and even showed a nice ability to face up and take his man off the dribble. These two guys are beasts down low. Lastly, we saw Devyn Wilson. Devyn was very fun to watch as he was flying around all over the court. He blocked shots, forced turnovers, ran the floor hard and finished at the rim. He’s very active.

Jarrell Brantley and Chris Baldwin are two big who impressed in New England

Jarrell Brantley and Chris Baldwin are two big who impressed in New England

While we saw a lot of talent from Notre Dame, we also saw talented guys from elsewhere. Ryan Bernstein (Marianapolis Prep ’15) is one of those guys. Ryan is a solid guard with a tight handle. He’s quick, and a good floor general. His game will transfer nicely at the Division II or III level. The same can be said for Ryan Layman (West Springfield ’16). Ryan is 6’4 and athletic. He has nice strength, moves swiftly around the floor and has a high basketball IQ. A combination like that makes for a quality prospect. Then there was Pienkerton sophomore Geo Baker. Geo played well Sunday and showed he has great vision on the court as a guard. He was finding open teammates and making the right play when they needed to be made.

Ryan Layman has the size and strength to excel at the next level.

Ryan Layman has the size and strength to excel at the next level.

Other forwards who impressed included Temi Bailey (West Springfield ’15) and Dominique Senat (Marianapolis Prep ’16). Temi is a tough player who plays extremely hard. He’s only 6’3, but his toughness allows him to rebound over guys who are taller than him. Dominique is a little taller at 6’6 and showed a strong skill set on offense. He liked the face the basket and take his man off the dribble. He also showed an ability to pull up for the bounce. If he continues to improve in that area he could be a major threat offensively.

The New England Top 100 was a great way to end a busy weekend of basketball. Not only did we have a lot of talent in the gym, but we had a lot of veterans. We saw a lot of 2015 players who are unsigned still and could end up being steals for some schools.

The Top 100 Tour rolls on and will be in Baltimore this weekend before making a stop home for Metro Top 100 at Hoop Group Headquarters on October 4th. Still plenty of time to get better and be seen by coaches prior to the high school season. We hope to see you there!

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All Coaches and Scouting Services at the New England Top 100
National Recruiting Report
New England Recruiting Report
St. Mary’s College
Bard College
Rhode Island College
Trinity College
Elms College
Worcester Academy
Emmanuel College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
St. Aselm College
Merrimack College

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