Marquee Hoops Summer Jumpoff: Saturday's Standouts & Storylines

 Manalapan, New Jersey: Made the trip down to New Jersey for the final live period of the summer. Stay tuned for some content in the coming days following the event. 

PSA Cardinals Trio Shines

Was excited to get an updated look at 2024 guard Boogie Fland who currently sits in the Top-15 in our national rankings for the 2024 class. The Archbishop Stepinac (NY) backcourt product is filled with skill, flair & shotmaking ability on the offensive end. Potent pull-up scorer who flashed his diverse shot profile, although it was his playmaking & “game-managing” skills that popped most in Jersey. Played at a composed pace while being a willing playmaker & making his fair share of strong reads today. 

2024 wing guard Nate Guerengomba has enhanced his comfortability & confidence as a shooter the last few months. The South Kent School (CT) product is a well-built athlete who is a forceful slasher & fluid spot-up scorer on the perimeter. Malleable defensive weapon who showed glimpses of his quick hands when applying pressure on the ball. Tough positional rebounder as well, although it was his spot-up scoring & toughness that caught my eye during Saturday’s slate of games. 

Another prospect who impressed for this group was 2024 wing forward Jason Schofield. Fundamentally sound & energetic frontcourt prospect who thrives at playing within his skillset offensively. Never tries to do too much, although he was highly effective with his back to the basket today. Demonstrated his soft touch at the rim, energetic rim running & improving athleticism. Brought evident energy while thriving within his role which ultimately helped this group in Jersey. 

Additional 2024’s Shine

The East Coast Cyclones played well throughout the day and 2024 guard EJ Campbell certainly played a big factor in that. The lengthy athlete leveraged his quick-twitch to beat closeouts with ease on the perimeter. Demonstrated some advanced body control & evident flexibility when converting finishes at the rim. Highly disruptive on-ball defender who is laterally quick & a brisk rotator off the ball. An underrated prospect in the Northeast who is clearly worthy of more Division-One attention. 

Canada Elite played well during Saturday’s slate and 2024 wing D’Shay Wright popped for this group. The well-built, tough athlete is loaded with aggression & vertical pop as a rim finisher. Prominent grab & go threat who needed minimal dribbles to get up and down the floor quickly. Flashed some strong decision-making as a dribble-drive creator, although his slashing & aggressive finishing package caught my eye initially. 

Despite a loss today, 2024 guard Santana Sinvilcin shined for Jersey Force. Hyper-athletic wing guard who possesses a sturdy build & versatile skillset. Fluid spot-up shooter with a quick release & plenty of comfortability off the catch. Hard-nosed slasher who can put it on the deck & attack closeouts, plus he showed glimpses of some tough finishing. 

Johnathon Pierce is another underrated prospect who is worth keeping tabs on in the Northeast. The 2024 wing is a rangy athlete who oozes with upside given his blend of size, length & fluidity. Bouncy rim finisher who could take off in the lane, plus he wasn’t afraid to take bumps or finish through length. Truly a defensive specimen who covers ground quickly & effectively guards multiple positions. 

Multiple Underclassman Shine

It was my first live look in some extended time at 2025 wing Taj Walters, although it was clear he’s been steadily progressing his game. Appears to be filling out physically, plus he leverages his build & appealing strength on both ends of the floor. A forceful slasher who excelled at taking bumps & finishing through contact with his dominant hand. Fluid spot-up scorer who also flashed his ability to settle into pull-up jumpers inside the arc. 

The Darrow School (NY) product & 2025 frontcourt prospect Ibrahim Gati could truly see his stock take off in the next year or so. Malleable & aggressive athlete who was a double-double machine during Saturday’s slate in Manalapan. A physical low-post scorer with plenty of power, however it’s clear that he’s working to expand his game & diversify his offensive approach. An assertive rim protector who put a lid on the rim with his timing, instincts & length. 

Another prospect in our 2026 rankings, Dylan Mingo has vastly improved his game throughout spring. Lengthy athlete who is a confident downhill playmaker with an expanding offensive arsenal. Smooth pull-up scorer with extensive touch & range, however he has the craft to finish plays in the lane or at the rim. Willing playmaker who made some impressive reads & one-hand skip passes in Manalapan today. 

Another prospect who firmly asserted himself onto my radar was 2026 wing Kamari Whyte. He was a high-level athlete who popped with his positional size, aggression & defensive instincts. The St. Raymond’s (NY) product looks to be turning the corner in his development & his stock could just be starting to rise. Fearless rim finisher who showed off his explosiveness, power & vertical pop in the lane as well. 

2026 guard Chris Powell will likely be entering our 2026 rankings shortly in their next update. The Westminster School (CT) product first popped onto my radar at the NEPSAC Showcase and he carried that momentum down South to Peach Jam last week. He’s a long, fluid athlete who continues to flash a diverse shot profile & multilevel scoring ability. A confident pull-up scorer with range that extends out to the perimeter, although he’s more than capable of attacking off the bounce. 

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