- Jared Exler
High School Standouts 2021 Season: Report #6
Updated: Mar 17, 2021
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Nymire Little 6’4 Combo Guard 2021 (Westtown School): Little impressed from long range, hitting three-pointers in a variety of ways during Westtown’s victory over Friends’ Central. Drained a trey in the first quarter using a screen from the wing after pushing the ball up the floor right after an opponent’s make. Little showed his ability to shoot on the move, hitting a trey from the wing when his teammate handed the ball off to him. Also hit a pair of spot up threes on drive and kicks from the corner and wing. Had five treys in the contest. Little showed a smooth mid-range touch as well, nailing a pull-up from the foul line when coming off a screen in the first half. Finished the game with 21 points. He is also a good passer who can be relied upon as a secondary playmaker in an offense. Showed comfort playing in the pick and roll finding a teammate popping for a three when an opponent left him open. Little also had a nice play pushing the ball up the floor quickly again after an opponent’s make to find an open teammate for a trey from the wing. Dished out three assists in the game.
Matt Mayock 6’5 Wing 2023 (Westtown School): Mayock spaced the floor effectively with Little as well in Westtown’s win over Friends’ Central. Has good form with a very quick release on his shot making it difficult for opponents to contest. Mayock had a trio of three-pointers on drive and kicks from the wing and near the top of key. Puts opponents in an extremely difficult position deciding to help on a teammate of his in the lane or staying at home against him. Also hit another trey on the move when getting the ball on a hand-off that was well beyond the arc. Mayock was very efficient making four of his five threes to finish with 12 points total for the game. Defensively, Mayock is consistently in the correct spots on his rotations when one pass away or when coming over from the help side. While he needs to work on his strength and athleticism, it will be interesting to continue following his growth over these next few years being in Westtown’s well respected player development program.
Darius Isaac 5’10 Point Guard 2022 (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy): Isaac ran the show effectively in Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s win against Episcopal Academy. Creates shots at a very good rate for others with his playmaking ability. Isaac was especially effective getting into the paint to find teammates for good looks throughout the game. Had four assists in the contest on drive and kicks to teammates for three-pointers. Also had a pair of other nice dishes, hitting a teammate for a transition three in the first quarter, as well as threading the needle with a bounce pass on a drive and dish to a teammate for an easy layup. Finished the contest with six helpers. Isaac also made his impact felt scoring the ball as well. Uses his quickness to slither to the rim in a variation of ways. Scored a bucket and drew a shooting foul on a combo of coast to coast takes off rebounds in addition to drawing a pair of other shooting fouls in transition. Isaac also had a nice spin move on a drive from the top of the key in the second half for an and-1. He created easy offense for himself from being a nuisance on the defensive end as well. Scored two easy layups from showing great effort getting the ball when an opponent dribbled it off their foot, along with jumping into a passing lane when an opponent threw a lazy pass. Had four steals in the game to go with his 16 points.
Ron Brown III 5’10 Combo Guard 2024 (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy): Brown showed why he should be a freshman to keep an eye on playing a key role in Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s victory over Episcopal Academy. Brown has solid form on his shot helping the ball to come smoothly off his hands. Did a good job opening up driving lanes for Isaac in the second half, hitting a pair of spot up treys from the corner and wing. Also had a nice one dribble pull-up from the foul line in the opening period. Brown caught Episcopal off guard when he took it coast to coast right after an opponent’s make on a drive through the lane for a layup as well. He also showed some playmaking off the dribble after breaking Epsicopal’s press, finding a teammate for an and-1 when an opponent collapsed on him in the lane. Brown had his ups and downs defensively not giving consistent intensity or being out of position, but those are things he should be able to improve as he gains more experience at the high school level.
Kameron Parks 6’5 Small Forward 2021 (Perkiomen Valley HS): Parks made an impact in a variety of ways during Perkiomen Valley’s win over Phoenixville. Has intriguing playmaking skills for his size, allowing him to initiate the offense in various situations for his team. Hit a teammate flashing to the middle against Phoenixville’s zone for a 10 foot jumper in the first quarter, along with finding another teammate with a precise pass from the top of the key for a reverse layup. Parks had another nice play early in the game, dishing to a teammate in the lane for an easy layup after driving through the opponent’s zone. Had four assists in the contest. Parks is also a good ball handler who had a pair of nice plays pushing the ball in transition using a step through move to draw a shooting foul, as well as getting by an opponent near half court playing tight defense to hit a runner as the clock was winding down in the first quarter. He was effective when posting up on the block as well. Got good position on an opponent in the first half to hit a jump hook off the glass with his right hand, in addition to using a nice drop-step in the second half to draw a shooting foul. Showed his athleticism when he out jumped an opponent who was in very good position defending an alley-oop play against him to come down with the ball for a layup. Parks also exhibited some creativity when he used a spin move driving baseline to draw a shooting foul at the rim. Finished the game with 16 points. Defensively, he made a significant impact on the glass using a combination of his leaping ability and getting solid position to corral important rebounds throughout the game. Pulled down seven rebounds in the contest. Parks has solid defensive versatility as well with his size and lateral quickness. Has the potential to guard the 2-4 positions at the next level.
Mike Memmo 6’4 Shooting Guard 2021 (Phoenixville HS): Memmo displayed why he is one of the top scorers in the Pioneer Athletic Conference during Phoenixville’s loss to Perkiomen Valley. Is an effortless shooter who needs very little time and space to get his shot off from deep. Drew a pair of four point plays in the game with the first one coming on a spot up from the wing and the other on a hand-off from a teammate in the fourth quarter. Hit two other three-pointers from the top of the key after trailing on the break, in addition to nailing a one dribble trey from the wing after getting a hand-off from a teammate. Had five threes total in the game. Showed his mid-range game with a nice shot fake from the top of the key to hit a one dribble pull-up as well as cutting to the paint to drain a fadeaway eight footer. Memmo also moves well without the ball. Used a pair of backdoor cuts when opponents were overplaying him to draw shooting fouls at the rim. Memmo finished the contest with 24 points.
Colin Monahan 6’3 Combo Forward 2021 (Pennridge HS): Monahan was steady on both ends of the floor during Pennridge’s victory against Holy Ghost Prep. Showed a smooth stroke from three-point range, hitting a spot up trey from the top of the key on a drive and kick in the opening period. Also did a good job of drawing fouls to get himself opportunities at the line. Had a nice offensive rebound drawing a foul on a putback, in addition to a strong drive from the top of the key after getting an opponent off their feet with a shot fake to draw another foul. Monahan took advantage when he got to the free throw stripe making seven of his eight attempts. Defensively, Monahan did a commendable job battling inside with his strength to box out effectively and come down with a number of timely rebounds for Pennridge. Also had a pair of steals in the contest where he came over from the help side to grab the ball away from an opponent, as well as coming up with the ball on a lazy post entry feed to an opponent.
Shane Reilly 6’1 Shooting Guard 2022 (Holy Ghost Prep): Reilly got hot from deep in the second half to play an important role in Holy Ghost Prep making a comeback in their loss against Pennridge. The southpaw has deep range on his shot with a quick trigger. Hit a pair of spot up treys on drive and kicks from the corner and wing. Also hit an important transition three-pointer off the dribble in the second half, getting Holy Ghost within five late in the third period. Reilly hit another huge trey, keeping his team in it late in the fourth quarter, nailing the shot when moving near the top of the key putting Holy Ghost down by one with 21 seconds left. Finished the game with five threes and 17 points. Made some nice decisions with his passing as well. When driving to the hoop in the second half, he found a teammate cutting to the hoop for a layup in addition to hitting another teammate on a drive for an eight foot jumper in the paint.
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