KEMARI REYNOLDS 2017 HOOP GROUP SHORE CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR.

The 2017 Hoop Group Freshman of The Year

Last year a young lady showed up at Saturday CORE SKILLS. It is an event, where traditionally the best Freshman in New Jersey attend. It was at this event that this years, 2017 HOOP GROUP FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR, KEMARI REYNOLDS served notice to the Shore Conference,  she had arrived.

Last year Kemari Reynolds displayed a maturity that is rarely seen in players her age. Her ability to motivate teammates and even coaches was very impressive. Just like her  incredible talents and desire. No Freshman point guard in recent years, has showed up with a ready made package like MISS REYNOLDS. She has a next level handle, RIGHT NOW. Her knowledge of changing speeds and direction reminds you of the great Shakena Richardson of Neptune. But what really separates her from every young guard I know, is her ability to get teammates involded but also knowing when to get herself involved. NO young player is better below the foul line. She will shoot floaters or finish at the rim. But like all the best NEXT level point guards, she will find shooters. Her shot selection is  Pristine and her her positive attitude is off the charts. This my friends is the real deal. This my friends is one of the best Freshman in all of New Jersey. This my friends will be the highest recruited point guard in the state of New Jersey in three years. These are not words…these are FACTS.

This fall, I did not see much of Kemari Reynolds. There was real talk, she and her family would be moving to North Carolina. I knew, she finally had decided to attend Manchester after much talk. I heard that Kemari was injured in the summer. So not seeing her in the fall and hearing about her injury. I believe Kemari was setting up for a disappointing season. After Core Skills, I believed, she was one of the best Freshman in New Jersey, I wasn’t so sure come the start of the season.

Manchester lost two ALL OCEAN players to graduation last year. They were the heart and soul of the team. Nobody reasonably believed they could be replaced. Most believed, maybe by committee, Manchester could soften the blow a bit. Kemari Reynolds did not just replace Lyric and Green, the two stars who moved on. She exceeded them, during her freshman season. Kemari Reynolds did not live up to the hype. She was the hype and more. My fears about Kermari were put to rest in her very first high school game. Her 18 point, 6 rebound, 4 dimes debut was a clear message that she was more than ready to start the season. But when she put 25 points on division favorite Pt. Boro, all eyes were on her. Apparently this was not a problem for Reynolds. Because she would go on to score in double figures in every single game the rest of the way. She had 21 straight double digit games. More importantly, she had double/double games. Sometimes with double digit rebounding games. Then sometimes with double figure steals. Kemari Reynold is the best on ball defender in the Shore. I am not saying for a Freshman….I am saying period.

This year Manchester shocked everyone with a B SOUTH CO- CHAMPION TITLE after losing there two best players. They at one point won 14 straight Games and have won over 20 games, this season. They were ranked in the Top 10 in the Shore. The #1 reason for all this was on player…a baby by the name of Kemari Reynolds. No Freshman has had this type of impact on a team in Ocean County, since the great Kelly Hughes of Pt Boro. This season Kermari Reynold averaged 14 points…4 rebounds..3.5 assists and 4 steals. I will remind you, she is a pure point guard. When Kemari Reynolds showed up at CORE SKILLS, I did not know what to expect. Just like I did not know what to expect this season. Both times she exceeded anything, any of us could have imagined.  KEMARI REYNOLDS  now joins a short list of Shore Conference  greats in winning  the prestigious…. 2017 SHORE CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR MANCHESTER’S KEMARI REYNOLDS

CONGRATS TO KERMARI REYNOLDS AND THE ENTIRE MANCHESTER BASKETBALL FAMILY.

 

***SUMMER CAMP UPDATE***

THE HOOP GROUP SUMMER CAMP EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW…BIG SAVINGS  http://hoopgroup.com/hoop-group-headquarters/2016-hghq-schedule-of-events/

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