#S16 All-Tournament Team - Varsisty Division
Almost 75 teams took place in the Super 16 Showcase Varsity Division. Here's a look at some of the most impressive individual performances.
All-Tournament Championship Team
Sherif Kenney, New World – As powerful of a 2019 guard as you’ll find, Kenney was a man among boys throughout the weekend and particularly impressive on Sunday. There were moments when he simply put his team on his back and carried them to victory, creating offense at will for both himself and others while leading New World to the Quantlet Qualifier championship.
Tommy ONeil, Middlesex Magic – The Magic have been on a tear all spring long and O’Neil has been nothing but solid and consistent along the way. This weekend was a little different though as he emerged as more of a focal point for the team on both ends. The development of his motor over the years has been tremendous and that allows him to have an impact on both ends of the floor.
Nate Tabor, NY Rens – Only a freshman, Tabor’s game is mature beyond his years. He’s strong and athletic, but his feel and ability to handle the ball are both excellent at a young age. He showed great judgement with his decision-making and lived at the free-throw line in helping the Rens advance to the finals while playing up an age bracket.
Jason Douglas-Stanley, Riverside Hawks – A scorer from all three levels, Douglas quickly emerged on Saturday as one of the most prolific bucket getters in the field. He kept it up on Sunday with an array of offensive moves, deep threes, and clutch free-throws to help his Riverside club earn an automatic berth in July’s Gauntlet Finale.
All-Tournament First Team
Tyler Arbuckle, USAD - He was a pillar of consistency all weekend long for a USAD team that made a deep run on Sunday. Arbuckle not only consistently made shots from long range but he showed a strong motor and competitive spirit on both ends of the floor.
Ghared Boyce, Wrightway Skills – Boyce was another one of the tournament’s most explosive scorers on Saturday as he went off for consecutive 30 point games and had six threes in the first half of one game. He simply couldn’t miss from deep and did a solid job of utilizing his shot-fake to open up driving lanes.
Malachi de Souza, Castle Athletics – The South Kent forward has a smooth perimeter game that is made more dangerous when he is aggressive going to the basket. He scores it in high volume and makes big shots (including a four-point play on Sunday).
Amir Harris, New World – A big point guard in the making, Harris is an almost impossible match-up with his ability to see and play above opposing defenders. Combine that with his ability and willingness to play through contact and he was very impressive on Sunday.
Daniel Klosk, NY Rens – The shooter from Wilbraham & Moson continued to do what he does best. He has played at a high level all spring, and is poised to continue his hot shooting into the summer, and should find himself one of the more improved players in NEPSAC Class AA next season.
Chase Lane, Riverside Hawks – A smooth combo-guard, Lane emerged as a great sidekick for Douglas-Stanley. He was always in attack mode, able to get the ball into the paint, and make big plays throughout the course of the day on Sunday.
Savion Lewis, NY Jayhawks – The maestro of the Jayhawks, this point guard plays with his head up, sees the entire court, and can distribute as well as he can create offense for himself and others. He was especially impressive this weekend and one of the premier point guards in the field.
Nassir Little- 1 Family. The most powerful athlete in the field, Little was unstoppable at points. Nationally ranked, Little is more than just an athlete, as he knocked down outside shots and was able to finish around the rim in more ways than just ripping down the rim (which he successfully accomplished in his last game!)
Jon Lyons, Boston Warriors – Boasting newfound power in his upper body and lift on his jumper, Lyons averaged over 25 points per game to lead the Warriors to the semis. He made threes in bunches, including 8 (and the game winner) against BABC South, and was certainly one of the weekend’s biggest stock-risers.
David Mitchell, Mass Rivals – The southpaw wing is tough, rugged, and loaded with intangibles. This weekend, he was also a scorer as he proved his worth slashing through contact and continued to demonstrate the same increasingly consistent jumper he showed in April.
Adrien Nunez, Raising Champions - A powerful wing who was also one of the best shooters in the field, Nunez was a model of consistency from start to finish as he was in double figures every game and able to play through a high level of contact.
Thomas Shaughnessy, Middlesex Magic – One of the toughest players in New England, it was business as usual for Shaughnessy, as he paced the Magic to yet another spring title. He’s developed into a knockdown shooter and is an equally tough defender who was at his best in the final game.
Tyler Thomas, PTT – Thomas put on a scoring display in PTT's quarterfinal game against the Middlesex Magic, scoring 22 of his game high 30 in the first half. He uses ball screens very well, has a variety of finishing moves with both hands around the rim, and is a willing passer if a driving lane is not there.
Rakesh Tibby, Mass Rivals Select – Tibby played great throughout the weekend. He took advantage of his post touches to score down low, either facing up or with his back to the basket, used his body effectively on the glass, and also came up with a game winning charge on Saturday.
All-Tournament Second Team
Abdul Ajia, RI Elite – He averaged 20 points and 7 rebounds on the weekend, including a 24 points 10 rebound performance against The Rens. A combo-forward, Ajia plays big inside and is a high volume rebounder on both ends of the floor. He’ll be attending Bradford Christian in the fall.
Devonn Allen, Boston Warriors – Allen showed almost no signs of the injury that had sidelined him for the better part of the last five months as he made shots, defended extremely well, showed improved decision making at the point, and even rose up for a pair of blocks against 6’9 post players.
Doug Alves, BABC South - Alves is a smooth lefty point guard who is always in control. He has outstanding court vision and can see the weak side of the court just as well as the ball side. His passes never get deflected, either, a trait in a point guard that will bode well for a big winter ahead for the Bridgewater-Raynham star.
Tyler Aronson, Middlesex Magic – He provided a scoring boost for the Magic throughout the weekend. He can get hot with his jumper (especially his pull-up), create with his first step, rise up for dunks, and be a defensive pest against opposing guards.
Matt Balanc, Mid-Atlantic Select –A high-flying 6'3 guard, Balanc put on a show on the break all weekend, with some of the tournament's top plays. He’s more than just an athlete though as he was also on fire from downtown. He already owns a pair of D1 offers and there should be more on the way.
Dominic Black, Boston Warriors Select – He was the player on Saturday that had college coaches asking, “Who’s that?” He has good size for the point at 6’1 and the type of value that wasn’t fully recognized until he came off the floor and the Warriors immediately struggled.
Nick Casiano, CT Select Varsity – A scoring guard who has end-to-end speed and an unorthodox, but highly effective, floater game, Casiano continued to score the ball in high volume this weekend while playing both on and off the basketball.
Amari Cooper, Mid-Atlantic Select – A long and athletic wing, Cooper can slash to the rim and elevate to make explosive plays above the rim. He also showed a good feel for the game though and was a willing passer around the perimeter.
Mufasa Diene, Boost Elite – The 6’10 big man was one of Sunday’s surprises. He has exceptional length and coordination despite not yet having much muscle mass on his body. He obviously was a force in the post but what caught our eye was his ability to step 15 away from the basket and sink the long jumper.
Dajour Dunkley, Beantown Bulls – He may be a little undersized but he lives up to his name, flying through the air to attack the rim. An athletic lead guard, Dunkley is also a creative passer off the dribble with behind-the-back and no-look deliveries alike.
Cantavio Dutreil, Stamford Peace – He’s long, athletic, thick, and powerful. Dutreil is a force inside the paint on both ends. He looks to dunk everything he can and is also a defensive deterrent. He’s had a big spring and is receiving D1 interest from a number of schools as a result.
Marcus Friend, Albany City Rocks Orange – A strong and powerful guard who does not turn the ball over, Friend is set to prep at Lee Academy. He has a high motor, led the team in both steals and assists, and showed leadership and playmaking skills throughout the weekend.
Calvin Goodwin, AFB Freedom – An unsigned senior out of New Britain, Goodwin is a high energy scorer who plays in attack mode but can put points up inside and out. His list of weekend accolades included both a 30 point game as well as a game winner.
Patrick Harding, Middlesex Magic – The Fairfield Prep alum and incoming Suffield Academy post-grad is beginning to change his frame. He looks stronger and is playing more assertive on the post. Combine that with his skill package and he’s a dangerous match-up.
Marlon Hargis, Juice All-Stars – The Pennsylvania native was one of the top overall prospects on one of NY’s most storied programs. He’s a long wing with slashing ability, versatile scoring tools, and upside to match.
Jeremiah Kendall, CT Select Roscoe – Kendall is an unsigned senior whose play should be commanding attention from college coaches. He’s a talented scorer who gets to the rim at will, plays above it, and can be physically imposing at 6’5.
Souleyan Koureissi, Castle Athletics – A long and skilled forward who has played his way into high-major offers this spring, Koureissi had his full offensive arsenal working at points this weekend as he hit threes, played off the bounce, and mixed in step-backs and runners inside the lane.
Chris Lovisolo, Ring City Elite Black – A 6’7 stretch-four who can really shoot, the incoming Blair post-grad has a quick release and compact stroke to stretch the floor at all times. Lovisolo also defends the post well & rebounds out of his area.
Frank Lumaj, The System – A 6’9 unsigned senior big man who is reportedly pursuing a post-graduate year at the Taft School, Lumaj was a new name to emerge this weekend. He looked best with his back to the basket but also showed a nice touch from 12-15 feet.
Majur Majak, NY Jayhawks – In a national class that is lacking high-major big men, Majak is a name bound to emerge in the coming months. He’s a 7-footer who can protect the rim, change ends, and just has a giant frame that should fill out tremendously in the coming years.
Jordan Mason, Wrightway Skills - Wrightway’s normal three-point marksmen, Mason had to sacrifice some of his individual offense for Boyce’s explosion but still went for 24 against the City Rocks and managed to impact the game in other ways when he wasn’t getting his shots, finishing with 12 and 10 against Mass Elite.
Chris Matthews, Mass Elite – The driving force behind Mass Elite’s quarterfinal run, Matthews is getting the opportunity to play a leading role this spring and taking full advantage. He scored it in transition, off the bounce and from three. He also hit a game winner and delivered two free-throws to ice the first round of bracket play.
Tayjaun McKenzie, NE Storm – He’s improved greatly since last year’s Super 16 and maybe even since earlier this spring at the Academic Elite 75. He’s a bigger guard who can impose his will off the dribble, as well as defensively, and has an evolving skill set to match.
Jordan Minor, Mass Rivals Select – Minor secured the pivot for a Rivals Select squad that was one of the event’s biggest Cinderella stories. He has good athleticism and a high motor to rebound and finish in the paint along with showing some flashes of budding face-up ability.
Charles & Charlie Mitchell, LOX – The Mitchell twins played with their trademark aggressiveness & energy. They are always fun to watch, able to apply all sorts of pressure defensively, and willing to do whatever it takes to win.
Ant Moynihan, Rebels Basketball Club – He was on fire from downtown this weekend, knocking down 13 threes over the course of three games. He averaged 16.5 points per game on the weekend while shooting over 50% from the field and more than three steals, assists, and rebounds.
Brett Muni, Avon Aviators – Muni was one of Saturday night’s biggest stars as he went for 31 points in a bracket play game against the New England Storm while also adding 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals in one of the most complete games of the weekend.
Craig Preston, EVO – A high level shooter, Preston seems to be adding more dimensions to his game every time he steps on the court. A future post-grad at Spire, Preston has a strong body, improved ball-handling creativity, and a pull-up game to match his three-point shooting.
Brandon Redendo, CM3 – Redendo is a 6’0 combo-guard who plays with a scoring mentality but is capable of playing on or off the ball. He’s especially dangerous from three and capable of making shots in bunches right now but has an even higher upside as he rounds out his complimenting tools.
Jeremy Remigio, RI Magic – A beast with the ball in his hands, Remigio got into the lane whenever he wanted and carved out space with his wide frame. Smaller defenders bounced off of him as he lived at the free throw line and averaged over 23 points per game on the tournament.
Jaylen Ricks, BGCNH – The 5’9 guard was fantastic playing up with the 17u team. Toughness has always been his calling card and this weekend was more of the same. His performance of the tournament came with a 40 point outing on Saturday night.
Marty Silvera, Mass Rivals Select – He’s skilled but his game is based on being shifty and crafty in order to keep defenders constantly off balance. He made plays and ran the show for the Rivals Select squad that advanced all the way to the semis of the Gaunlet Qualifier.
Jenz Ulrich-Verderber, Lone Wolf – At 6’5 he isn’t afraid to mix it up with taller post players inside, but his results speak for themselves. Ulrich-Verderber has a great feel inside and the appropriate post moves to counter whatever the defense is throwing at him.
Jontai Williams, NY Wiz Kids – Coming off a big high school season, Williams began to make a name for himself beyond the confines of New York City this weekend. He played a balanced floor game with consistent scoring, but found his teammates and made things happen on the defensive end.
All-Tournament Third Team
Tiir Ayol, High Octane – An unsigned and undersized big, Ayol does his work early to seal defenders prior to his catch and then can score it with both hands around the rim.
Gintaras Bartaskas, Boston Warriors – The 6’4 wing shot the ball well all weekend long but surprised with his effective defense and deceptive leaping ability.
Jayden Bermudez, CT Stampede – The 6’5 sophomore from Middletown is a good athlete who can handle the ball in the open court. If he can develop his shooting range, he has the makings of a serious prospect.
Evan Blue, CBA – A strong wing from Notre Dame-West Haven, Blue was reliable from three but also able to create off the dribble. He looked poised to take on an increased role in his senior season.
Brandon Roughley, Rebels Basketball Club – The 6’8 big man averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds per game while blocking shots and finishing inside. Just a 15 year old freshman, he has very clear upside!
Colin Burdette, CT Mambas – A feisty 5’8 guard, what Burdette may lack in height he compensates for with his polished skill set. He kept his team competitive by making shots consistently and handling the ball.
Delani Burton, The System – An undersized big of sorts in the class of 2019, Burton was mature while playing bigger than his size in the paint and impacting the game on both ends of the floor.
Mike Buscetto, CT Playmakers – The flashy point played to his usual level as he showed off his outstanding court vision, passing ability, and basketball I.Q. to rack up double figures assists twice on Saturday.
Antonio Brancato, PTT – A good ball-handler with a quick first step, he gets into the lane easily and has a nice pull-up. He picked up some NESCAC interest following his performance this weekend.
Arie Breakfield, NH Spartans – The Spaulding HS product was able to get in the lane in a variety of ways, both using his physicality and quickness, as well as being able to attack to both sides.
Tommy Carver, Ring City Elite – A crafty guard with elite vision and passing ability, Carver was able to set up his teammates with effortless looking passes all weekend long.
Charlie Deacon, EVO – A slashing scorer, Deacon proved to be very difficult to defend in space as he elevates on his drives and is quick off the floor as a leaper.
E.J. Damberville, BABC South – The incoming Woodstock Academy post-grad is an aggressive scorer from all three ranges with a physical style. He gets off the floor quickly and is a very good offensive rebounder.
Edwin Ezedonmwen, Hyde – He was his team’s best perimeter defender all weekend long but showed he could get it going offensively too with 22 points and 5 assists against CTPHD.
Andrew Geschickter, Middlesex Magic Scheffler – One of Saturday’s surprises, the young Brookline guard scored 18 points in a 5 minute span to help his team pull-away. He also owns I.Q. and shooting touch.
Anderson Gomes, Albany City Rocks Orange – The 6’4 wing is fast and athletic. He played above the rim, helped his short-handed squad on the glass, and had some monstrous dunks.
Brendan Grant, Boston Warriors Blue – An undersized 6’3 big man, Grant was consistently versatile operating inside-out. He also showed a clutch gene by hitting two FT’s to defeat CT Select with no time left on the clock.
Thomas Greaney, Middlesex Magic – Productive is the best word to describe Greaney and it’s been appropriate for the last two months as he’s been an unsung hero of sorts for the Magic.
Ron Harper Jr., Ring City Elite Black – The team’s most consistent and talented guard, Harper displayed a versatile two-way floor game throughout the weekend.
Kyle Henderson, Mass Select – The lefty guard made shots throughout the weekend. He has a quick release, fires off the catch or the dribble, and utilizes a jab step well to create space.
Devante Jamison, Beantown Bulls – A freshman playing up in the varsity division, Jamison showed well all weekend, especially in transition and with his pull-up, and went for 17 in a semi-finals loss.
A.J. Jaramillo, Mass Elite – The lead guard was electric controlling each game by scoring at the rim and from behind the arc as well as handing out assists throughout the weekend.
Andrew Lohneiss, CT Mambas – He was able to both make shots and plays off the dribble while his creativity was an asset when the Mambas’ when they weren’t able to generate scoring opportunities out of their offense.
Michael Manley, Stamford Peace – Manley is a smooth and skilled guard who handles it as well as he shoots it. He walked away with new interest from Roger Williams following the weekend.
Jarrett Martin, Mass Elite – A strong two-way player, Martin was impactful on both ends of the floor – scoring in double-figures in all four games, taking multiple charges, blockings shots, and rebounding the ball.
Tayler Mattos, Wrightway Skills – He had a pair of double-doubles on Saturday with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the opener followed by 17 and 11 in the nightcap.
Jackson Meshanic, Middlesex Garrity – He had a huge high school season and it has carried over into the spring. He has great court vision and passing ability for a post but was also dominant on the boards.
Victor Potter, Castle Athletics – A bouncy forward who operated primarily inside the lane, Potter was a factor all weekend long but especially impactful in the quarters with back-to-back buckets in the final minute.
Charlie Reese, CT Knights – He stood out with his toughness and willingness to scrap down low. He played bigger than he is around the paint and got tough rebounds in traffic.
Floyd Samuels, NY Wiz Kids – Samuels did his best work behind the three-point line, being able to spot up and make tough shots off both the catch and the dribble to spark the Wiz Kids’ attack.
Tyairus Sands, CT Select Varsity – With a short-handed roster, Sands was one of the players who stepped up this weekend, playing extended minutes and stuffing various stat columns, to help Select to a 2-1 record.
Noah Tyson, Lone Wolf – Tyson is a vocal leader on the floor and shot-maker off both the catch and the dribble who made plays at every opportunity.
Isaiah Williams, CT Select Roscoe – An exciting lefty playmaker who creates space off the dribble, gets to the cup, and drills tough jumpers alike, Williams fills it up on the offensive end.
Jordan Williams, Avon Aviators – A shifty guard who attacks the basket and plays with a chip on his shoulder, Williams is also shooting it more confidently from the perimeter.
Tamar Williams, New Haven Heat – The confident guard hit big shots in big moments all weekend. He shot it with range consistently but wasn’t afraid to take it inside and draw contact either.
Peter Wilson, RI Elite – The 6’0 shooting guard had a particularly impactful performance against High Octane when he connected on six threes for a game high 28 points.