Philadelphia Top 100 Recap

10712807_765896013474932_140030074994889360_n

Player Head Shots

Player Measurements 

Player Evaluations

This past Friday, Hoop Group was at Competitive Edge Sports Complex in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania for the Philadelphia Top 100. This loaded Top 100 tipped off a weekend that consisted of three total Top 100/Jr Elite clinics. The talent level was very high in Philadelphia Friday night and the end result was a great event for everyone involved.

Sign Up for Top 100s

While the majority of attendees at the Top 100 reside in the Philadelphia area, it was encouraging to see a handful of players make the trip from further distances to put in work on a Friday night. Of those players were Friends School’s Ryan Gomes, Myles Douglas and Jihar Williams. All three guys brought a high level of play and showed why they are Division I recruits.

Ryan is 6’10 post player who already holds an offer from Mount Saint Mary’s and has interest from Loyola and Towson. He is 6’10 and athletic, with an ability to get up and down the floor. He possesses great footwork inside and is a solid defender. His teammate, Myles Douglas, is a top player in the state of Maryland. He’s a 6’6 wing and is very versatile; he plays with a nice pace and is fantastic at running the floor and getting easy baskets. Myles is a high major recruit and is getting looked at by schools such as West Virginia, Syracuse, Miami and Maryland, to name a few. Lastly, there was Jihar Williams. Jihar is an elite shooter, probably the best we saw all night. He can shoot from mid range, three point land, off the dribble and stepping into it.

Myles Douglas is a versatile  wing with a lot of high majors looking at him

Myles Douglas is a versatile wing with a lot of high majors looking at him

In addition to some out of state talent, we also saw a lot of local prospects at Competitive Edge. One player that stood out was PET Charter junior Jakwon McQueen. The 6’6 wing is extremely athletic and likes to remind everyone of his athleticism by trying to dunk everything. He attacks the rim and tries to punish it with dunk after dunk. Then there was Devin Smith (Upper Dublin ’16). Devin is a long 6’6 and a very good defender. He was very good at contesting shots and making it tough for opponents to score.

Another exciting wing was Matthew Faw, a sophomore from Upper Merion High School. Matthew is listed at 6’7 and the first thing that sticks out to you when you watch him is his athletic ability. He moves swiftly on the court and explodes off the ground. Add to that a promising mid range game and he becomes even more interesting as a prospect. Additionally, 6’7 forward Jacob Walsh (Sanford ’16) showed some skills. Jacob did a lot of damage inside, whether it was attacking the glass for offensive rebounds or finishing down low around the rim. He was very patient and poised inside and it led to easy baskets.

With all this talk about wings and post players, you’d think there were no guards at the Top 100. It was quite the opposite, actually. We saw a lot of solid guard play Friday night, with sophomore David Beatty leading the way. We saw a lot of David at Hoop Group Elite camp this summer; he can play. He is a tough guard who plays with an endless motor. Don’t let him get a head of steam because if he does, it’s near impossible to stop him from scoring.

David Beatty is set to have a great sophomore campaign at Archbishop Carroll this season.

David Beatty is set to have a great sophomore campaign at Archbishop Carroll this season.

Other true point guards included Noah Warren (Neumann Goretti ’18), who put on a display of creative and crafty passes all night. The 5’9 guard showed an ability to distribute the ball to his teammates at a young age, but also can knock down the open shots when open. Similarly, New Jersey guard Jaythan Vereen (Deptford High ’17) was another young point guard that did some damage. He could not be kept out of the lane; once he was there he showed a perfect combination of dump off passes and finishes that made him a problem to contain.

Aside from point guards, guys like Charlie Martin (Conestoga ’17) and Dylan Haslett (Bensalem High School ’17) proved Friday that they could be consistent shooters. Dylan has a very nice looking shot and showed great confidence shooting the basketball, coming off of screens and hitting threes off the dribble. Charlie is a great all around finisher who also can shoot off the dribble from as far out as three point distance.

Last but certainly not least, we’d be foolish if we did not mention Cam Reddish, freshman at the Haverford School in Haverford, PA. We saw Cam both at Future All-American Camp and Summer Classic East this summer; he is a top player in his class in the state of Pennsylvania. Cam has a knack for scoring the basketball. He’s 6’5 and a threat to shoot from the outside all the time. One thing that is so impressive about Cam is the arsenal of moves he has at such a young age. He is tough to stop because he can finish in a variety of ways. Remember his name because this is a player with a very high ceiling.

Cam Reddish is one of the best players in the class of 2018 in PA, and is only getting better.

Cam Reddish is one of the best players in the class of 2018 in PA, and is only getting better.

The Philadelphia Top 100 had some of the best talent you could ask for for a one day event. We saw a wide range of talent, from high major Division I to terrific Division III players. It was a very strong event and more importantly, a great way to start a jam packed weekend of basketball. Next stop on the Tour is in Baltimore next weekend. DMV area, sign up now!

Player Head Shots

Player Measurements 

Player Evaluations

All Colleges and Scouting Services who Attended Philly Top 100
National Recruiting Report
Hoop Scoop
Bob Gibbons All-Star Sports
Moravian College
St. Mary’s College
Penn State-Harrisburg
York College
Muhlenberg College
Susquehanna University
Delaware Valley College
Rutgers-Newark
Marywood University
Eastern University
Arcadia University
Albright College
Penn State-Abington
Northhampton Community College
Cairn University

About James

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz