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I'm Possible Super Skillcase Recap - King, Richards and more shine

By Pat Lawless, 11/07/16, 6:45PM CST


The I'm Possible Super Skillcase lived up to expectations

NEPTUNE, NJ – The I’m Possible Super Skillcase finished up Sunday night with its first installment of a day for high school instead of it just being a camp for middle school players. There was a variety of talent from all levels and provided great information for all scouts and media in attendance. It was a great experience as it provided excellent training from Micah Lancaster and high level competition. 

Louis King and several others shined at the I'm Possible Super Skillcase.


Louis King (Class of 2018/Hudson Catholic, NJ)

-The class of 2018 small forward improved as the day went on and showed an ability to score in many different ways. King stands at 6’7” so he is a matchup problem whenever he is on the floor. He holds offers from Louisville, Kansas, Indiana, UConn, Seton Hall, Syracuse, St. John’s and many more. He also has received recent interest from Kentucky.

Nick Richards (Class of 2017/The Patrick School, NJ)

-Nick Richards was the biggest name at the Super Skillcase and he definitely played up to it. The Patrick School (NJ) center was dominant in the paint and also showed an ability to make shots from the perimeter. With his long wingspan and strength, he rarely allowed any baskets in when he was around the rim. He will make his college decision this Thursday between Kentucky, Syracuse and Arizona.

Jamir Harris (Class of 2017/The Patrick School, NJ) *Minnesota Commit

-Class of 2017 Minnesota commit Jamir Harris shot the ball exceptionally on Sunday. Harris has the ability to shoot it off the catch and bounce. The next step for him is continuing to improve on his slashing ability. He will play a pivotal role in The Patrick School’s success this season.

Scottie Lewis (Class of 2019/The Ranney School, NJ)

-The class of 2019 wing came ready to play from the jump. As many already know, Lewis is an excellent athlete and he used this to his advantage in both the open floor and half court. He also showed that he is able to guard positions one through three very well. Lewis and a couple of his teammates have gone on unofficial visits to Florida and St. John’s recently.

Justin Winston (Class of 2018/Immaculate Conception, NJ)

-Winston is well known in the northeast, but could boost his stock when he gets onto the national AAU circuit. The New Jersey native showed improvement with his versatility as he did a lot more than perimeter shooting. He showed a lot of growth with his driving ability. Winston holds offers from Penn State, Rutgers, St. Joseph’s, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh and DePaul.

Valdir Manuel (Class of 2018/The Patrick School, NJ)

-Manuel’s stock stayed on the rise after his performance on Sunday. The class of 2018 power forward knocked down shots consistently and showed great touch around the rim. He transferred to The Patrick School (NJ) from Sunrise Christian Academy (KS) this year and should make a big debut this season if he keeps playing at this level.

Jalen Gaffney (Class of 2019/Lawrenceville Prep, NJ)

-Gaffney had a great showing at the Super Skillcase as he continues to add more to his arsenal. The class of 2019 point guard is no longer just a perimeter oriented scorer, rather he has become a much more well-rounded playmaker. He holds offers from St. John’s, Bowling Green and Binghamton, but this list should grow going forward.

Samba Diallo (Class of 2018/Pope John XXIII, NJ)

-Diallo was the breakout star at camp. He is a class of 2018 small forward that started to take his game to another level with the NY Jayhawks this past summer. Diallo has an excellent motor and is a supreme athlete. He will visit Rhode Island this Thursday and has received recent interest from St. John’s and UMass.

Quick Notes

-Class of 2019 forward Dyondre Dominguez had a strong showing and was able to attack the defense by using his size and handle.

-Trey Patterson was one of the few eighth graders competing in the Super Skillcase, but this wasn’t apparent with his play. He has a very advanced skillset for his age.

-E.J. Evans showed his high level slashing ability once again on Sunday. The next step for him is improvement on his jump shot, but he continues to make strides.

-Class of 2019 La Salle players Zach Crisler and Konrad Kiszka were both very impressive. They both consistently made long range jump shots and made smart decisions.

-The Ranney School (NJ) was well represented by Ahmadu Sarnor and Alex Klatsky. Sarnor was very crafty around the rim, while Klatsky made shots consistently.

Breakout Players

These are players that either boosted their stock or were observed by scouts for the first time and played at a high level.  

-Rodrique Massenat (Class of 2019)
-Isaiah Amazan (Class of 2019)
-Majesty Johnson (Class of 2020)
-Daniel Rodriguez (Class of 2019)
-Eric Berschadsky (Class of 2019)
-Khyree Taylor (Class of 2020)
-Charles Noonan (Class of 2019)
-Jaylen Smith (Class of 2020)

Training Session Standouts

These are players that had a strong showing in the morning session of training with Micah Lancaster.

-Daniel Sofield (Class of 2019)
-Blake Verbeek (Class of 2018)
-Marcus McClary (Class of 2017) Monmouth commit
-Ibrahim Waterra (Class of 2020)
-Brad Dervishaj (Class of 2018)

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