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Hoop Group Fall High School Showcase Recap

10/25/2016, 12:45pm CDT
By Pat Lawless

Standouts from the Hoop Group Fall High School Showcase

NEPTUNE, NJ – The Hoop Group Fall Showcase was a great scouting setting as it had elite talent ranging from the classes of 2017 ranging all the way to 2020.

Arizona commit Brandon Randolph impressed at the Hoop Group Fall Showcase. (Photo: Nike/Jon Lopez)


Brandon Randolph (Class of 2017, Shooting Guard | Westtown School, PA) Arizona Commit

Randolph came into the Hoop Group Fall Showcase as one of the biggest names and showed why after his performances on Saturday and Sunday. He is known for shooting ability, but what was most impressive was his athletic ability. In the past year he has greatly improved in the open floor and his slashing ability. His stock has continued to trend upward and it looks like it will continue to do as he gets closer to his freshman year at Arizona.  

Cameron Reddish (Class of 2018, Small Forward | Westtown School, PA)

The top ranked small forward in the class of 2018 played up to his billing on Sunday. He was unable to play in Westtown’s game on Saturday because he was attending Duke’s Countdown to Craziness. Reddish played to his high level skillset by knocking down long range shots and using his tight handle to drive by defenders on the perimeter. In the past two weeks, he has gone on unofficial visits to Kentucky and Duke.

Daron Russell (Class of 2017, Point Guard | Imhotep Charter, PA) Rhode Island Commit

The Rhode Island commit led Imhotep Charter to a couple of impressive wins. Though he stands 5’10”, Russell has great toughness and playmaking ability. He had a nice balance between creating for himself and others. Russell showed that he is able to play with another talented guard in the backcourt with David Beatty. They both showed great chemistry and will be a force to reckoned with this season.

Jordan Walker (Class of 2018, Point Guard | The Patrick School, NJ)

Walker left a great impression at the Hoop Group Fall Showcase. He was the quickest prospect throughout the event and used this to get to the basket consistently. He showed great improvement with his decision making, which has brought his game to another level. Walker has the option to either go back to the class of 2017 or the class of 2018. The Patrick School product has colleges recruiting him for both scenarios.

Scottie Lewis (Class of 2019, Small Forward | The Ranney School, NJ)

The highly touted class of 2019 prospect improved with his play as the event went on. He continued to prove the notion that he is becoming more of a complete prospect. Lewis played to his elite athleticism, but was also able to break down defenders off the dribble. There is still plenty of room for improvement with his jump shot, but he has taken steps in the right direction. He also stepped up for The Ranney School in a big way with Bryan Antoine being sidelined with an injury.  

Kenny Wooten (Class of 2017, Power Forward | Trinity International, NV)

Wooten took the Hoop Group Fall Showcase by storm with Trinity International (NV). The class of 2017 prospect may have been the most athletic player throughout the event. He showed great versatility as he was able to produce in the post as well as use his dribble on the perimeter. Wooten decommitted from Nevada last month and now has a variety of options.

Paul Mulcahy showed why he is regarded as one of the top 2019 prospects in the northeast.

Additional Standouts

-Cole Anthony (Class of 2019, Point Guard | Archbishop Molloy, NY)

-R.J. Cole (Class of 2017, Point Guard | St. Anthony’s, NJ) Howard Commit

-Gabe Stefanini (Class of 2017, Combo Guard | Bergen Catholic, NJ) Columbia Commit

-Thomas Binelli (Class of 2017, Power Forward | Bergen Catholic, NJ)

-Ismael Cruz-Paris (Class of 2019, Shooting Guard | Trinity International, NV)

-Valdir Manuel (Class of 2018, Power Forward | The Patrick School, NJ)

-Paul Mulcahy (Class of 2019, Small Forward | Gill St. Bernard’s, NJ)

-Kenny Jones (Class of 2018, Point Guard | Mater Dei, NJ)

-Ahmadu Sarnor (Class of 2019, Combo Guard | The Ranney School, NJ)

-Alexander Rice (Class of 2019, Shooting Guard | St. Anthony’s, NJ)

-Elijah Hutchins-Everett (Class of 2020 Center | DePaul Catholic, NJ)

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