#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘13
We’re now less than one week away from the 2018 Elite 75 Showcase – Frosh/Soph Edition, which will be held this coming Saturday at the University Sports Complex in Hanover, Massachusetts.
Our latest flashback takes us to 2013 when the sixth installment of the Frosh/Soph Showcase once again raised the bar.
This year marked the arrival of one of the most anticipated freshmen classes in quite some time. Tomas Murphy, Jermaine Samuels, and Kimani Lawrence were just two weeks into their high school careers but already owned firmly established reputations when they arrived at the event.
They were joined by other incoming freshmen including Jerome Desrosiers, Hasahn French, and Sunday Okeke who all went on to have dominant showings in the freshmen division.
Other future division I players in attendance in that day’s freshman division included Tshiefu Ngalakulondi, Patrick Harding, Jordan Hardwick, Caleb Green, Shyheim Hicks, Jalyn Hinton, Jakigh Dottin, and Calvin Whipple.
The sophomore division was marked by the arrival of four Vermont Academy products as Bruce Brown made his return along with Christian Vital, Sedee Keita, and K.J. Santos. Ironically, it was Keita and Santos, not Brown and Vital, who came into the event with the biggest reputations, but that was the day the guards began to set the record straight.
Future Providence guard Makai Ashton-Langford was one of the best guards in attendance that day while current UMass guard Unique McLean was already a YouTube sensation because of his high level athleticism.
Other future division I players in the sophomore division included Kellend Gardy, Terrell Brown, Saul Phiri, A.J. Broduer, Matt Turner, Ikenna Ndugba, Greg Kuakumensah, Ian Sistare, Nick Mayo, Luke Rosinski, Sam Ibiezugbe, Mark Gasperini, David Watkins, Tamenang Choh, Javaughn Edmonds, KeAndre Fair, James Foye, and Ben Shungu.