#S16 All-Tournament Team - 9th Grade Division
The Super 16 Showcase was loaded with talent in all age groups and the 9th grade division was no different.
The field attracted teams from New England, New York, Canada, Washington D.C. and many other places in between.
When the balls were finally done bouncing, these were the players that stood out to the NERR staff.
Keon Ambrose, YIIS Toronto – A long athlete with clear potential, Ambrose changes ends extremely well and also rebounds in traffic. He’s also an impactful defender with an ability to close-out on shooters beyond his years.
Andres Carbello, NY Jayhawks – He was the leader of a talented Jayhawks squad and virtually unstoppable combining a shifty handle, high level court vision, and acrobatic finishes at the rim. He was also a tenacious defender with quick hands and infectious energy on both ends of the court. It was no surprise he already holds three D1 offers.
Noah Delorme, PTT - Delorme challenged much bigger players without fear throughout the weekend. He displayed an ability to create his own space in traffic to make midrange jumpers along with the occasional long range stroke from beyond the arc.
Jakeem Edwards, CBA - A young combo guard, Edwards is quick on his feet and a lockdown defender. He also displayed a knack for hitting the 3 ball on the other end of the floor. He has a long way to go but could one day be a high level player.
Romelo Faison, Team NYC - Faison made it clear that he was special early in the tourney. He has a tight handle and absorbs contact easily as he drives through opposing defenses to the rim. He also has the ability to knock down the 3 ball with remarkable consistency despite spotty mechanics.
Ty Foster, Expressions – Foster was the primary playmaker for Expressions this weekend. He can score from all three levels, and also showed the ability to get others involved when the defense shifted all of their attention to him.
Timmy Giblon, BBA - A combo guard, Giblon was a scorer first whose point guard attributes increased as the weekend went on. He can shoot it from long range, showed a nice mid-range pull-up, and nice passing touch.
Naszir Gomes, BGCNH - A long 9th grade post, Gomes was the game changing factor for BGCNH. He is an excellent shot blocker but had some deceptive skill offensively as he was able to push the ball up the floor himself and show off a couple of high I.Q. passes.
Greyson Herr, CT Passion - A true freshman PG, Herr was able to combine high level passes and court vision with a lights out shot. In the tourneys first game he went for 16 points and 5 assists and hit the game winning 3 with just seconds left.
Lamumba Howard, DC Thunder – A powerful guard, Howard put up points all weekend long for a talented and balanced DC Thunder squad. Opposing guards bounced off his frame on his way to the rim while he was equally imposing finishing through contact.
Juron Jameson, CT Roughriders - An athletic workhorse, Jameson stood out with his quicks hands that became a nightmare for opposing ball handlers. He was able to force steals constantly, create offense from his defense, and make plays in the open court.
Tristian Jeffries, NY Rens – The 6’5 rising freshmen has excellent size at the shooting guard position with a mature and muscular frame. He loves to get out in transition and finish above the rim but competed for every point in a high level battle against New World.
Zed Key, NY Jayhawks – He patrolled the paint for a Jayhawks team that took the weekend’s top prize. He’s strong and pretty athletic for his size. He can rebound the ball in high volume, dominate the paint, but also shows flashes of extending his game away from the bucket.
Georges Lefebvre, Brookwood Elite – A 2021 product with very good length and athleticism, Lefebvre is a wing with a very high upside. As his skill level continues to increase, he has the potential to make a very big name for himself.
Anthony Lombardo, CT Stampede - The Stampede’s primary ball-handler, Lombardo was able to knock it down from long range, or drive to the basket through traffic. It’s unclear whether he's a true PG or more of a combo guard but his ability to handle the ball and score were on clear display throughout the weekend.
Jalen Moore, CM Swarm - Moore caught our attention this weekend by being one of the hardest workers in the field. He may not be the most talented or athletic, but he is an absolute workhorse on defense who can also get to the rim off the bounce.
Max Mitchell, New Haven Heat - A long wing out of GFA, Mitchell is a high academic sniper who despite being a 6-4 freshman looks remarkably comfortable in his body. He showed an arsenal of post moves and competed on the glass. In total, he was an enticing combination of young size and skill.
Jack O'Neil, Mass Select – O’Neil impressed with his skill set this weekend. He handled the ball well, was able to attack both sides off the dribble, and showed a developing weapon with his pull-up jumper.
Quinn Osborne, DC Thunder - A well-built stocky guard, Osborne is blessed with deceptive footspeed that allows him to be a lockdown defender. He has enough handle to be able to play on the perimeter while he also has enough strength to bang in the post on offense. He also displayed tenacity playing through contact on his way to the hoop.
Jaden Ratliff, BGCNH - A long athlete out of NH, Ratliff shows a diverse game with the ability to do a little bit of everything. His length helps him be an elite defender. He also has the ability to both distribute the ball and take it to the rack for a layup.
Caleb Scott, Mass Elite - Scott is a 6-6 bull who was one of the tourney’s breakout players. He is wide framed and has an array of post moves allowing him to score 21 points in his opening game along with 15 rebounds. He will be transferring to Lowell Catholic next year where he will have an immediate impact.
Jimmy Soronke, New World - The freshman already stands at 6-11 with a wide frame and good strength. Soronke showed soft hands in the post along with an ability to run the floor like few other 7-footers. He is very far ahead of the curve as a young big man and will be fun to watch in the coming years.
Tymel Stevenson, NY Rens – A 6’7 rising freshmen, Stevenson has tremendous size and athleticism. His game was mature beyond his years with an array of post moves, a willingness to play through contact, and an ability to gobble up defensive rebounds. He has the look of a high level prospect.
Malcolm Toliver, D4S - He may be in 8th grade but Toliver already has size 16 feet which makes him a very intriguing prospect. Playing up in 9th grade, Toliver was one of the bigger kids on the court and was able to anchor the post and clean up the boards.
Tre West, CT Knights – West had a couple of 20 point outings this weekend. He used his size effectively to score over smaller defenders, both on the break and in the half-court.