NPS Stock Risers
While national names like Noah Vonleh, Chris McCullough, and Goodluck Okonoboh stole the show at this weekend’s National Prep Showcase, the prospects who might have benefitted the most were the unsigned seniors who seized the opportunity to play in front of so many college coaches.
With that in mind here’s a look at some unsigned senior (or post-grad) stock risers from the New England prep ranks:
Jaylen Brantley, Notre Dame Prep – Known for his ability to shoot the ball with range and run the point, Brantley slid off the ball this weekend to look for his offense. The results were nothing but positive as he drilled threes throughout the weekend and finished with over 50 points in two games.
Kamali Bey, Wilbraham & Monson – Not only was Bey consistent throughout both of Wilbraham & Monson’s wins, but he was timely. He made a series of big plays down the stretch of a close game with Putnam Science, showing an ability to convert when his team needed him the most.
Josh Hearlihy, Northfield Mount Hermon – NMH was short-handed this weekend without their two men in the middle. Hearlihy emerged as the team’s most consistent playmaker on the offensive end, showing creativity and a point forward mentality.
Duane Notice, St. Thomas More – He was one of the first guards off the bench for CIA Bounce this summer and is consequently known as more of a role guy, but he didn’t disappoint when given the chance to play a starring part, finishing with 24 and 21 this weekend.
Roger Moute a Bidias, Notre Dame Prep – His high wire act had him flying around the rim at both ends of the floor and when it was all said and done he had scored points, snatched rebounds off the rim, and turned away scorers with his shot-blocking.
Charles Foster, Lee Academy – With starting point guard Kiefer Douse out of the line-up, Foster showed his ability to balance scoring and running the show as he went for 26 points while handling the ball-handling responsibilities in an upset win over St. John’s NW Military.
Skyler White, Northfield Mount Hermon – This could have been just the big performance needed to spark his recruitment. White dropped 27 points on Sunday showing, not only, his trademark three ball but also mixing it up on the glass.
Chester Victor, Tilton – The Louisiana native announced his arrival on the New England scene on Sunday with a 15 point performance that showed the full gamut of his offensive skills. With perhaps even more potential on the defensive end, scholarship schools took notice.
Travis Jorgenson, New Hampton – More of a stock “reinforcer” than a “riser”, Jorgenson showed why he is one of the top available point guards in the country, pushing the tempo for New Hampton and running the pick and roll to perfection.
Robert Champion, Brewster Academy – Bobcats head coach Jason Smith had faith in Champion when it mattered the most, and the sharp-shooting swingman didn’t disappoint drilling a number of big shots while showing his total floor game this weekend.