National Prep Showcase - Sunday Blog
A number of top grassroots scouts were on hand at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT for the annual National Prep Showcase.
In case you missed any action, here is a rundown from them on some of the Sunday standouts.
Productive outing for Nebraska commit & @IMGAcademy forward Elijah Rice. He can hit tightly contested mid-range pull-ups, make timely off ball cuts, and rebound well on the defensive glass. Finished with 22 points and 7 boards. pic.twitter.com/I9Gq6kguJd— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 20, 2022
Northwestern commit & @BCABoysVBB guard Jordan Clayton had a solid performance last game set. He showed comfort making pull-up/spot-up three-pointers, feel creating as a passer, and anticipation jumping into passing lanes for deflections. pic.twitter.com/58dW4NYBRK— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 20, 2022
.@CushingBBball guard Nigel James showed why he is one to watch in New England’s 2025 class during a tough triple OT loss. He was composed against pressure, got lane penetration changing pace, and made some important mid-range shots off the dribble. pic.twitter.com/YDXoSDmulo— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 20, 2022
2023 @sunrisehoops wing Kevin Overton came up huge in a 3OT victory. He draws contact well on layups, can make pull-up treys, and is a good rebounder for his position. Finished with 27 points and 12 boards. pic.twitter.com/FmdG4khezr— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 20, 2022
2024 @WA_VBB & @TheCityRocks wing Kayvaun Mulready was very good in a narrow win using his strength/leaping ability for finishing, vision finding cutting teammates, and toughness pulling down key rebounds. Finished with 23 points, 11 boards, & 4 assists. pic.twitter.com/0LoTTtgZOj— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 20, 2022
2023 @SouthKentHoops & @rotaryhoops SG Isaiah Watts can make three-pointers off movement, stop & pop for fifteen foot jumpers, while also hitting teammates in stride with push-ahead passes on the break. Dropped 13 points during a win. pic.twitter.com/kbRVCKbb6y— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 20, 2022
Think William & Mary got a nice signing with Jayden Lemond. He is a smooth guard with positional size, playmaking IQ, and pull-up shooting ability. Went for 15 points & 5 assists in a win. pic.twitter.com/FvyWo4cxJu— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 20, 2022
Took note of Columbia commit & @NMHBoysHoops big man Richard Nweke last game set. He is a pick & roll finishing threat using power/explosion, has a chiseled frame/high motor to rebound effectively, while also protecting the rim with good length/anticipation. pic.twitter.com/woPnCI8JK9— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 20, 2022
2024 guard Luka Toews was impressive running the show for @Newman_Hoops tonight. He whipped passes through tight windows, finished crafty layups high off the glass against bigger defenders, and even contributed as a rebounder. Had 10 points, 7 assists, and 7 boards. pic.twitter.com/q7p1YOTXQZ— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 21, 2022
2023 @GraybeeHoops guard Alexzaye Johnson caught my eye. He gets paint touches with his quick first step, can power through opponents finishing layups, and jump-stop to find open teammates spotting up for three-pointers. Had 19 points & 3 assists during a victory. pic.twitter.com/sNp0nei7ww— Jared Exler (@JExlerNERRHoops) November 21, 2022
One of the wildest prep school games I’ve seen in a long time.— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) November 20, 2022
Kevin Overton made a ton of big plays down the stretch.
The young Cushing backcourt of Ebuka Okorie and Nigel James were already producing on a big stage. https://t.co/RdaYPJ65Qo
.@PrepNational Day 3 standouts:— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) November 21, 2022
Elijah Rice | @IMGABasketball
Jordan Clayton | @BCABoysVBB
Malachi Palmer | @MtZionPrep
Kayvaun Mulready | @WA_VBB
Jalen Cox | @SouthKentHoops
Jayden Lemond | @CoachMantegna
Alexzaye Johnson | @GraybeeHoops pic.twitter.com/wZEwv1JYx2
FINAL@IMGABasketball 88@BCABoysVBB 76— ELITE High School Scouting (@EliteHSscouting) November 20, 2022
Draft-eligible ‘23 Eric Dailey Jr. (��) led with playmaking + midrange shot-creation. ‘23 Eli Rice (Nebraska) shined as a slasher with ‘23 Braden Pierce inside + ‘23 Braylon Wheeler running point.
‘23 Jordan Clayton (Northwestern) led BCA pic.twitter.com/oUbW88icrk
FINAL (3OT)@sunrisehoops 89@CushingBBball 88— ELITE High School Scouting (@EliteHSscouting) November 20, 2022
‘23 Kevin Overton (��) scored at all levels with HUGE late buckets. ‘23s Gerard Bosch + Cooper Bowser were clutch on both ends with key early offense by ‘23 Javion Guy-King.
‘23 Adrian Uchidiuno (Brown), ‘25 Nigel James led Cushing pic.twitter.com/MR1TSwvEUp
FINAL@WA_VBB 86@MtZionPrep 82— ELITE High School Scouting (@EliteHSscouting) November 20, 2022
‘24 Kayvaun Mulready (��) led with his typically rugged two-way play. ‘23 Tre Norman (Marquette) was efficient creating offense with complementary scoring from ‘23s TJ Power (Duke), Todd Brogna (Stonehill).
‘24s Malachi Palmer, MJ Smith led MZP pic.twitter.com/0C1NiJqAKN
FINAL@SouthKentHoops 82@Firstlove_hoops 60— ELITE High School Scouting (@EliteHSscouting) November 20, 2022
‘23 Jalen Cox (��) was ⚡️ in transition, scoring efficiently + making nice decisions. ‘23 Isaiah Watts + ‘24 JoJo Wallace added perimeter scoring with ‘23 Papa Kante (Michigan) handling the interior.
‘23 Jake DiMichele led First Love pic.twitter.com/eNC4nURe23
FINAL@blairbucs 67@NMHBoysHoops 59— ELITE High School Scouting (@EliteHSscouting) November 20, 2022
‘23 Jayden Lemond (�� - William & Mary) ran the show pristinely with a great score-pass balance. ‘23 Ian Imegwu (Cornell) contributed inside + out with very intriguing minutes from ‘26 Deron Rippey Jr.
‘23s Matt Gray + Dre Roman anchored NHM pic.twitter.com/xN5gUJpdp4
Some Day 3 @PrepNational Standouts #NPS:— ��������ℯ�� ��������ℯ�� (@Andrew__Slater) November 21, 2022
Luka Toews’24 pic.twitter.com/JHlUMF1tZQ