Neptune, NJ -- The Hoop Group Fall High School Showcase had some of the best talent throughout the northeast on display. There were established names as well as players who made a name for themselves at the event. Like every year, there was plenty to take away from and it was a great preview for the high school season.
Class of 2019 prospect Bryan Antoine | Photo: Ian Finnen
LSU commit Nazreon Reid stepped up against The Westtown School, which ended up being the biggest game at the Hoop Group Fall High School Showcase. Even though they lost, Reid scored 24 points on multiple threes as well as in the paint. Reid was great at running the offense for Roselle Catholic as he used his ability to see over the defense to deliver assists to his teammates. Reid looks to take home the New Jersey T.O.C. in his final high school season.
Duke commit Cameron Reddish was the most consistent performer at the Hoop Group Fall High School Showcase. Reddish showed great basketball I.Q. with how he knew when to be assertive and when to get his teammates involved. He led his team with 31 points in a big 76-65 win over Roselle Catholic. Reddish showed why he is one of the best prospects in the country.
Battle had been on the rise for quite some time, but he definitely boosted his stock with his play this past weekend. The class of 2019 guard may have had the best couple of shooting performances. He continues to improve on his athleticism and makes an intriguing duo with Gill St. Bernard’s teammate Paul Mulcahy.
Al Amir-Dawes had one of the most impressive scoring performances throughout the weekend. The Patrick School guard was hard to stop as he attacked the lane and consistently knocked down shots. Dawes is definitely someone to watch this high school season. The class of 2019 prospect should see a lot more attention come his way in the near future.
Scottie Lewis stepped up for The Ranney School in a huge way against Gill St. Bernard’s. Lewis impacted the game on both ends and willed his team to a win. With his elite athleticism and skillset continuing to progress he remains to be one of the best players in his class. Lewis will need to show this same leadership if The Ranney School wants to make a deep playoff run this year.
Jonah Charles was the breakout star at the event. The junior wing showed off his shooting ability as well as athleticism. He was very productive for Rutgers Prep and will have a lot of responsibility placed on his shoulders as they head into the high school season.
Antoine had an excellent showing in The Ranney School’s second game of the weekend. Against a very talented team in Imhotep Charter, he set the tone early and kept a high intensity from start to finish. He dominated on the offensive end and finished this one with 34 points.
Class of 2018 prospect Markquis Nowell | Photo: Ian Finnen
-Alanzo Frink | Roselle Catholic, NJ (Class of 2018)
-Markquis Nowell | The Patrick School, NJ (Class of 2018)
-Abraham Deng | Valley Forge Military Academy, PA (Class of 2018)
-Dean Noll | Shawnee, PA (Class of 2018)
-Paul Mulcahy | Gill St. Bernard’s, NJ (Class of 2019)
-Peter Sorber | Gill St. Bernard’s NJ (Class of 2019)
-Khalil Whitney | Roselle Catholic, NJ (Class of 2019)
-Doug Edert | Bergen Catholic, NJ (Class of 2019)