Hoop Group Spooky Nook Jam Fest Report Part 2
Updated: Sep 11, 2021
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SJ Hoops Elite-HGSL vs Team Takeover Orange (SJ Hoops Elite-HGSL Win 48-46)
Jordan Derkack 6’4 Combo Guard (SJ Hoops Elite-HGSL/SPIRE Institute): Derkack uses his good burst and leaping ability to get to the rim and finish at an effective rate. Had a pair of layups off blow by drives past opponents. He creates well for himself and others in transition. Had a nice play on the break scoring at the rim after getting by an opponent with a step through move, along with hitting a streaking teammate for an and-1 layup. Had 10 points in the contest. Derkack is also a solid playmaker when finding teammates for open three-pointers on drive and kicks. Hit a teammate spotting up for a longball when penetrating the paint in the first half. Averaged 4.8 assists per game this past high school season. While he did not make any threes in this particular game, he showed this past high school season he can make them at a solid rate when spotting up. Defensively, Derkack does a nice job forcing opponents into lower percentage shots using his length and explosiveness. Also forces steals at a solid rate, jumping into passing lanes when opponents throw lazy passes, as well as plucking the ball away from opponents when they are not tight with their handle. Had two thefts in the contest, including intercepting an opponent’s telegraphed pass, in addition to taking the ball away from an opponent when they tried to get by him with a weak spin move. Averaged two steals per game this past high school season.
Kyle Honore 5’10 Point Guard (Team Takeover Orange/Potomac HS): Honore has a smooth shot from long range, making three-pointers at a proficient rate when spotting up. Had two treys in the contest, including a spot up trey on a drive and kick from a teammate. He has nice touch off the glass, allowing him to finish layups effectively around the rim despite his size. Finished at the rim high off the glass after coming off a ball screen, along with another finish off the window after getting by an opponent on a straight line drive. Honore also has a soft floater in his scoring arsenal. Had a nice play coming off a ball screen to finish a tier drop in the lane and avoiding an opponent from blocking his shot. Scored 18 points in the game. While Honore did not have any assists in the contest, he easily could have had a couple where the good looks he created for teammates just did not go down. Finds teammates effectively on drive and kicks for open three-pointers, in addition to drop-offs in the lane for high percentage layups. Averaged 4.2 assists per game this past high school season.
NY Lightning Select-HGSL vs Philly Pride Gold-HGSL (NY Lightning Select-HGSL Win 57-44)
Sam Pohlman 6’2 Point Guard (NY Lightning Select-HGSL/Perkiomen School): Pohlman is a very good playmaker, finding teammates effectively for open three-pointers on drive and kicks, in addition to high percentage layups on drop-offs or rolls to the bucket out of ball screens. Had a pair of nice plays, getting by an opponent with a quick crossover to kick the ball out to an open teammate for a trey, along with dumping the ball off to a teammate for a layup when an opponent collapsed on him in the lane. Also found two teammates when rolling after setting a screen for buckets around the rim. Pohlman finished the contest with 7 assists. He keeps the defense honest with his ability to make open shots as well. Makes threes at a good rate when spotting up or off the dribble when opponents go under ball screens against him. Drained a trey on a drive and kick from a teammate, along with making one off the bounce after an opponent left him open when defending a ball screen. Has good instincts when moving without the ball. Scored a layup on a backdoor cut when his defender was not playing with his head on a swivel. Scored 12 points in the game. While Pohlman did not make any mid-range pull-ups in this particular contest, he showed comfort in making them this past high school season. Defensively, Pohlman is sound on his rotations. He is rarely out of position when one pass away or coming over from the help side. Though he did not take any this particular game, he did a nice job drawing charges this past high school season by regularly beating opponents to the spot when they drove down the lane.
Andrew Ball 6’8 Small Forward (Philly Pride Gold-HGSL/Shawnee HS): While it was not Ball’s most efficient day from the field, he still showed flashes of what makes him an intriguing prospect. Has a smooth stroke from long range, having the ability to make threes off the bounce or when spotting up. Used a nice crossover on an opponent to create space and drain a trey. While he did not make any spot up threes in this particular game, he showed this past high school season to make those kinds of shots proficiently. Ball complements his shooting ability with a smooth mid-range pull-up game. Used a crossover to create separation on an opponent and drain a two dribble pull-up from fifteen feet. Also is a very good finisher in transition with his leaping ability. Got ahead on the break to finish an emphatic two hand slam. Showed some nice playmaking upside out of ball screens. Found a teammate rolling after setting a screen who finished a layup, as well as another teammate who slipped a screen and drew a shooting foul at the rim. Defensively, Ball does a good job using his size and athleticism to force opponents into lower percentage field goal attempts. Also is a solid rebounder, having good instincts being around the ball when it comes off the rim. Corralled six boards in the contest.
PPA Broncos-HGSL vs East Coast Power-Rap (PPA Broncos-HGSL Win 67-64)
Michael Oyekanmi 6’6 Power Forward (PPA Broncos-HGSL/Curtis HS): Oyekanmi is a versatile defender, having the size, length, and lateral quickness to effectively guard the 2-4 positions at the next level. He is a solid defensive rebounder, having an intense desire for the ball when it comes off the rim. Pulled down four defensive boards in the game. Also does a nice job using his length to make it difficult for opponents to shoot over the top of him, in addition to creating steals at a good rate for his position. Had a pair of thefts in the contest, including plucking the ball away from an opponent when switched against them on a ball screen, along with getting his hands on a backdoor cut pass to an opponent. Offensively, Oyekanmi is effective at scoring layups in transition, on drop-offs in the lane, as well as when being aggressive on the offensive glass. Had a pair of nice plays when running the floor hard on the break, finishing a finger roll layup in traffic, in addition to scoring a contested layup. Showed his explosiveness with a one handed slam on a drive and dish from a teammate. Also scored layups on two offensive rebound putbacks. Scored 14 points in the game. Oyekanmi has some intriguing playmaking potential, finding teammates well on cuts to the basket for high percentage layups. Had a pair of assists, including finding a teammate for a backdoor cut layup after flashing to the free throw line.
Gavin Schauder 6’8 Center (East Coast Power-Rap/Spring-Ford Area HS): Schauder needs to be respected from beyond the arc, making three-pointers effectively when spotting up. Hit a spot up trey on a drive and kick from a teammate after breaking the opponent’s press. He showed some nice touch in the mid-range, hitting a foul line jumper on a pass from a teammate after breaking the opponent’s press. Schauder is also productive at scoring layups on drop-offs from teammates in the lane, finishing a pair of buckets around the rim on drive and dishes. Scored nine points in the game. Defensively, he does a good job getting advantageous position on opponents to rebound at a solid rate. Pulled down six boards in the contest. Also makes it difficult for opponents to shoot over him around the rim. Had a nice block on an opponent when they tried to elevate over him in the paint with a jump hook.
HGSL Championship Game: NJ Panthers-HGSL vs NJ Shoreshots Pooley-HGSL (NJ Panthers HGSL Win 56-53)
Aidan Kehoe 6’10 Center (NJ Panthers-HGSL/Canterbury School): Kehoe is a consistent finisher around the basket on drop-offs from teammates, using a jump hook in the paint, along with utilizing his size and strength to back down opponents. Scored a pair of layups on drive and dishes in the lane from teammates, including one of them being an and-1. Also hit a nice jump hook when taking one dribble after posting up an opponent, in addition to scoring a layup after powering through a defender on the block. Kehoe is also comfortable playing out of ball screens. Had a nice play drawing a shooting foul at the rim when rolling after setting a screen for a teammate. Finished the game with 12 points. He is a very good rebounder, using his sturdy frame effectively when boxing out opponents. Corralled five boards in the contest, as well as averaging 13 per game this past high school season. Also does a solid job keeping his hands up straight when challenging opponents’ shots to stay out of foul trouble.
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