#S16 All-Tournament Team: 10th Grade Division
The New England Playaz and New Heights walked away from the 2014 Memorial Day Super 16 Showcase as co-champions in the 10th grade division. The Playaz survived an epic four overtime battle with Middlesex Magic on one side of the bracket while New Heights fought off CBC by a single point on the other side.
First Team All-Tournament
Tomas Murphy, New England Playaz – An incredible combination of size and skill at such a young age, Murphy has jump hooks with both hands around the paint, soft touch on his jumper out to the three-point line, and a frame that seemingly continues to grow on a daily basis.
Kellan Grady, New England Playaz – He’s a big guard with a good handle and obviously high upside. Grady also came up with arguably the biggest play of the tournament when he came off a ball-screen, went behind his back to split a ball-screen, and made the game winning runner against the Magic.
Kevin Saylor, New Heights – Strong and athletic, Saylor played above the rim while providing the type of strength and physicality that went unmatched in the 10th grade division. His bully dribble drive style was especially unstoppable in the open floor.
Ty Jerome, New Heights – As skilled a guard as there was in the division, Jerome has a silky smooth stroke from behind the three-point line that he can splash with the slightest degree of separation. Combine that with a polished handle and his game had maturity beyond his years.
Nick Seretta, Middlesex Magic – Strong and aggressive, Seretta brings energy to both ends of the court. He puts pressure on the defense by curling screens and driving the ball alike and was also one of the heroes of the 4OT thriller – drilling a buzzer beating 30 footer to force a third OT.
KeAndre Fair, CBC – A three-range play-making guard, Fair has seen a state final in each of his first two years of high school basketball. His advanced offensive repertoire was on full display all weekend long including five three-pointers in a near win over New Heights in the semifinals.
Second Team All-Tournament
Ian Sistare, New England Playaz – Typically a staple of the Playaz’ u17 team, Sistare played with his normal grade for the first time this season and was as dominant physically as he was with his advanced basketball I.Q. and understanding of how to play the right way.
Nakye Sanders, New Heights – He fought through injury to return to the court on Sunday and was pivotal to New Heights’ ability to get by CBC as he battled Ibiezugbe tooth and nail, blocking shots and rebounding in high volume alike to anchor his team’s defense.
Mat Catizone, Middlesex Magic – An efficient and fundamentally sound point guard for the Magic, Catizone not only ran the show throughout the weekend but also made a series of college like plays with heady passes, pull-up jumpers, and three-pointers alike.
Jaecee Martin, CBC – He’s been making plays for CBC for years and there were no shortage of them this weekend. Complete with a lightning quick cross and equally fast hands on the defensive end, Martin makes things happen on both ends and went for 20+ points against New Heights.
Kyle Henseler, BABC South – The Bishop Hendricken product spread the ball around from the point to get everyone involved. He scored when he had to but was otherwise content to find the open man, averaging over 5 assists per game to lead BABC South out of their pool.
Kyle Allman, Harlem United – Just another New York based program that made waves in their trip to New England, Harlem United got great production out of Allman all weekend long as he showcased his athleticism and ability to make shots from the perimeter.
Third Team All-Tournament
Tyree Weston, New England Playaz – A power guard with an incredibly strong body, Weston is an impossible match-up because he can overpower his defender, make pull-ups, and threes. He also iced the 4OT thriller at the free-throw line, sealing a championship for the Playaz.
Kendrick Gray, New England Playaz – The Vermont native is a highlight reel waiting to happen. He has length and athleticism, plays above the rim with ease, and was particularly impressive in a 14 point 7 rebound effort against Connecticut Select on Saturday.
Matt DeWolf, Middlesex Magic – One of the few true big men in the division, DeWolf distinguished himself and showed off his talent all weekend long before being especially clutch down the stretch of 4OT thriller against the New England Playaz.
Joe Bell, Middlesex Magic – He’s quick on both ends of the court and that allows him to both be a lockdown defender as well as an effective dribble driver. He and Catizone look like a perimeter tandem to be reckoned with for years to come.
Chaylyn Martin, CBC –Martin may have been the most versatile of CBC’s perimeter players. He’s a high level athlete and capable scorer but also a top notch defender who will rebound, block shots, and get steals. He had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 blocks vs. New Heights.
Baron Goodridge, New Heights – A high level playmaking guard, Goodridge can get wherever he wants off the dribble and is as capable of creating for his teammates as he is for himself. He was as consistent a half-court playmaker as there was in the division.
Chris Diclemente, BABC South –BABC South relied on Diclemente to battle bigger guys inside and he did so valiantly all weekend long. He blocked out on the glass, averaged over 16 points per game while hitting big shots throughout the event, and defended every position on the floor.
Brad Landry, CT Hoopstars – The Lyman Hall freshman was one of the top pure shooters in the field. He not only hit a variety of long shots, but also set his teammates up by making the extra pass along the perimeter. Landry was also very solid on the defensive end.
Brook Lussier, Connecticut Force – He had double-doubles in two games, averaging over 12 points and 10 rebounds on the weekend. His motor is top notch, diving on loose balls, earning extra possessions, rebounding over bigger players, and sparking his team with energy on both ends.
Vaughn White, Boston Titans – The versatile big man can play all three frontcourt positions. He’s very productive around the rim on both ends of the floor. He grabbed key rebounds and was a consistent finisher around the rim.
Drew Fleet, Middlesex Magic Scheffler – Another “motor man,” Fleet brings energy to the floor, runs the court hard on every possession, and is athletic in transition. He also has some physical upside with good size, long arms, and smooth mobility covering the court.
Andrew Fleming, MBR – The six-foot-six southpaw forward has long arms and competes on both ends. He’s a versatile offensive player who is good inside but can also stretch opposing defenses to the perimeter with his fluid three-point range.
Nate DeSisto, Black Bear North – A big time three-point shooter who was virtually automatic when able to catch in rhythm, DeSisto averaged 17 points per game while shooting a combined 11-15 from behind the three-point line. He was especially good against LVBR with 18 points on 5-6 shooting from deep.
Drew Billingsley, Harlem United – The six-foot-guard was another key contributor for a Harlem United squad that made waves this weekend. He did his best work from behind the three-point line, drilling a variety of shots from long range to spark the offense.
Isiah Jennings, LVBR – The Allentown Central Catholic product is a smart combo-guard who can play both on and off the ball, but he has a clear-cut niche with his three-point range. He has a deadly jumper and is capable of getting hot and making shots in bunches at any point.
Joe Saba, BV Chaos – Saba’s name is one to remember. The six-foot-eight big man from St. Bernard’s HS makes his biggest impact on the defensive end of the floor where he rebounds consistently and blocks shots but also threw down a number of hard dunks on the offensive end.
Josh Hale, Lone Wolf Athletics – With a shorthanded squad Hale emerged as a bright spot for Lone Wolf, stepping up to be the focal point of the team offensively and while showing his complete offensive arsenal. He’s efficient, skilled, and competitive.
Heath Post, CT Select – The six-foot-six big man from Cheshire High School has all the signs of a rising big man. He played a supportive role for Cheshire this season, but has a chance to emerge during what could very well be a breakout junior season.
Hunter Bauer, CT Premier – He’s the type of prospect who is going to appeal to a variety of coaches because he plays extremely hard and makes shots. Right now he’s more of a primary playmaker, but he projects as a great complimentary piece at the next level.
Jack Keen, Shoreline Ice – He came in as a relative unknown but was imperative in his team’s win on Saturday, serving a variety of different roles and stepping up to lead the team to a hard fought win.
Amir Tutt, 2 The Rack/LP Fame – He’s undersized but he makes a big impact. The five-foot-nine guard is quick with complete control of the ball. He can make plays north to south and east to west alike and also hawks the ball on the defensive end.
Kevin Scatlett, Boston Spartans – A young prospect with a bright future, Scatlett was both the most overall impactful player we saw from the Spartans while also showing off all the tools to have a very solid upside.
Other Notable Performers
• Sam Ibiezugbe, CBC – huge physical presence with consistently expanding skill and offensive game;
• Matt Karpowicz, New England Playaz – first year of high level exposure basketball & he’s making a reputation for himself;
• Ryan Murphy, New England Playaz – Playaz’ resident sniper has a silky smooth release from downtown;
• Aaron Wheeler, New England Playaz – long and loaded with upside, it has been a breakout spring;
• Jermaine Lucas-Green, LVBR – up and coming prospect from Central PA is one to watch moving forward;
• Dimitri Rosa, BABC South – Hendricken sniper knocked down five threes in a hard-fought quarterfinal loss;
• Joe McNamara, BABC South – another high level shot-maker, McNamara was especially hot against MBR;
• Matt Donahue, Middlesex Magic – last of the Donahues is perhaps the most naturally talented; more than just a shooter;
• Harry O’Neil, Middlesex Magic – yet another standout in what was a breakout Sunday for the Magic’s sophomore team;
• Cam Powers, CT Hoopstars – showed range & driving game alike while defending & competing on every play;
• Keyshaun Brown, Boston Titans – speedy playmaker with abundance of moves & knack for getting to rim;
• Lorenzo, Boston Titans – solid tools to build off of with reliable stroke and competitive steak on defensive end;
• Stone McLaren, Boston Titans – long with good size. Blocked shots, got offensive rebounds, & was double-double threat;
• Matt Lowerre, Middlesex Magic Scheffler – catch & shoot specialist makes his living from behind the arc;
• Ross Carter, Middlesex Magic Scheffler – crafty four-man has touch & footwork offensively; quarterback on defense;
• Tom Coyne, MBR – throwback style shot-maker lulls you to sleep before pulling up quickly from long-range;
• Jay Chang, Black Bear North – Solid upside as potential big point guard with combination of size, length, & handle;
• Donovan Savage, Black Bear North – True point was at his best Saturday; controls the tempo & runs the show;
• David Smith, BV Chaos – Williston Northampton forward looked good in first performance back following broken leg;
• Joey Boyce, 2 The Rack/LP Fam – Scored in versatile ways to spark the club in successful weekend effort;
• Elias Ezenekwe, 2 The Rack/LP Fam – Jack of all trades made his impact felt in a variety of different areas.