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Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest Report Part 2

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

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NJ Panthers-Select vs PSB Philly (NJ Panthers-Select Win 61-59)

Nick Koch 6’0 Point Guard (NJ Panthers-Select/Don Bosco Prep): Koch is a good passer, finding teammates well on drive and kicks for open three-pointers and high percentage shots out of ball screens. Had a beautiful cross court pass to a teammate spotting up for a trey after getting by an opponent with a crossover, along with finding a teammate rolling off a ball screen who drew a shooting foul on a layup attempt. Koch has nice touch on his floater. Hit a soft tier drop in the lane through contact after getting by an opponent with a straight line drive. He also can finish effectively around the basket with either hand. Finished a left hand layup off the glass after getting by an opponent with a through the legs move, in addition to scoring at the rim with his right hand when exploding to the basket after a fake handoff to a teammate. Had 8 points in the game. While Koch did not make any threes in this particular contest, he has shown throughout the spring season to be a consistent threat from beyond the arc when spotting up. Defensively, Koch moves his feet well laterally, making opponents have to work hard when trying to get dribble penetration on him. He also is rarely out of position on his rotations at this end when one pass away or coming over from the help side.

Jaden Workman 6’1 Point Guard (PSB Philly/Pope John Paul II HS): Workman looks ready to take on an increased scoring role at PJP this coming season. Needs to be accounted for from long range, making three-pointers effectively when spotting up or coming off ball screens. Drained a spot up trey on a drive and kick from a teammate, along with hitting an off the bounce three when his defender went under a ball screen against him. He has a crafty finishing package around the rim, having solid touch on his layups off the glass. Scored a pair of nice layups off the window after creating separation on an opponent with a spin move, as well as getting by another opponent on a straight line drive. Finished the game with 15 points. Workman is a savvy playmaker, finding teammates well on drive and kicks for open three-pointers, in addition to drop offs in the lane and push ahead passes in transition for high percentage layups. While he only had two assists in the contest, including finding a teammate for an open three off a flare screen when bringing the ball up, he easily could have had two to three more helpers had the good looks he created for others went down. Averaged five assists per game this past high school season. Defensively, Workman has quick hands, doing a nice job creating steals by taking the ball away from opponents when they are weak with their handle. Averaged two thefts per game this past high school season.

SJ Hoops Elite-HGSL vs 6th Man Warriors-HGSL (SJ Hoops Elite-HGSL Win 55-52)

Abdulhafeez Momoh 6’7 Power Forward 2021 (SJ Hoops Elite-HGSL/The Patrick School): Momoh is a very good rim protector, blocking shots effectively around the basket when defending on the ball or coming over from the help side. Swatted an opponent’s shot when they tried to shoot over him from five feet, along with blocking another opponent’s shot off the backboard when they tried to finish a layup over him. Had two nice rejections coming over from the help side, swatting a pair of opponent’s floaters. Finished the contest with seven blocks. Momoh also uses his quick hands to create steals productively for his position. Had a nice play coming over from the help side in the paint to swipe the ball away from an opponent when they were about to go up for a shot, in addition to stealing a bad entry pass to his matchup flashing to the foul line. Also plucked the ball away from an opponent when going over to double them. Had four thefts in the game. While he only had three rebounds in the contest, he has shown over the course of his high school career with his motor and ability getting position to be a reliable threat on the glass. Averaged 12.1 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 high school season. Offensively, Momoh has a nice drop-step and turnaround jumper around the basket. Scored an and-1 using a drop-step on an opponent in the paint, as well as hitting a turnaround jumper from seven feet. He also does a good job using his strong body to get advantageous post position on opponents. Scored a high percentage layup off one dribble after backing down an opponent deep in the paint. Finished the contest with 13 points.

Carl Powell 6’2 Shooting Guard (6th Man Warriors-HGSL/DeMatha Catholic HS): Powell has a smooth stroke from beyond the arc, making three-pointers at a solid rate off the dribble or when spotting up. Hit a trey off a quick crossover to create space on an opponent, along with draining a spot up three on a drive and kick from a teammate. He hit another off the bounce trey using a through the legs step back move when creating separation on an opponent. Powell also has a smooth mid-range game with his pull-up. Hit a two dribble pull-up in halfcourt from fifteen feet, in addition to draining a one dribble pull-up after his team pushed the ball up to him when quickly inbounding following a dead ball turnover by an opponent. Had 14 points in the contest. He showed some playmaking potential when finding open teammates for threes. Had two assists in the game, including hitting an open teammate in transition spotting up for a trey. Also had a pair of nice passes to teammates for good looks on threes where the shots just did not go down. These included a drive and dish to an open teammate for a game tying trey late, along with finding another open teammate for a three when catching the ball at the foul line.

NJ Shoreshots Kovner vs CT Select-HGSL (NJ Shoreshots Kovner Win 75-72)

Andre Wells 6’0 Point Guard 2021 (NJ Shoreshots Kovner/Matawan Regional HS): Wells is a blur in the halfcourt and transition with his burst off the dribble, getting to the rim at a very good rate where he also is a skilled finisher around the rim. Had a pair of nice straight line drive scores in the halfcourt for an inside hand layup and floater off the glass. Had a nice play on the break, scoring a layup after a teammate tipped a rebound out to him, along with drawing a goaltend when pushing the ball the other way after corralling a rebound. Wells is an effective creator in the halfcourt with his tight handle as well. He got by an opponent with an inside out crossover to draw a shooting foul at the basket, in addition to rejecting a screen with a sharp crossover to burst to the rim for an inside hand layup. While Wells excels at scoring off his penetration, he also needs to be respected from long range as he makes threes at a solid rate when spotting up. Hit a spot up trey against the opponent’s 2-3 zone when the ball was swung to him. Dropped 30 points in the game. He is a good playmaker, finding teammates effectively on cuts to the basket for high percentage layups, along with open treys out of ball screens. Found a teammate for a layup after they face cut an opponent, as well as hitting a teammate for a three on a pick and pop. Had a pair of other nice passes, finding teammates popping for open treys off ball screens but the shots did not go down. Averaged 6.2 assists per game this past high school season. Defensively, Wells has quick feet and makes it hard for opposing point guards to get into their offense with his tight on the ball defense. Also has nice instincts jumping into passing lanes when opponents throw weak passes. Had three thefts in the contest, including intercepting a ball for a steal when an opponent telegraphed a pass, in addition to tipping an opponent’s lazy pass for a theft on a baseline out of bounds play.

Andre Johnson 6’4 Shooting Guard (CT Select-HGSL/South Kent School): Johnson can fill it up from beyond the arc, making three-pointers effectively off the bounce and on the move. Creates separation well with his step back, making a pair of treys with this move. Also hit a pair of long balls coming off handoffs including drawing a four point play on one of them. Johnson complements his potent shooting ability with a soft floater and pull-up. Hit a nice tier drop in the lane after getting by an opponent with a half cross, in addition to draining a two dribble pull-up after blowing by an opponent with a straight line drive. Also finished another floater on the break when a teammate pushed the ball up to him. Scored 21 points in the game.

NJ Bulldogs vs Early Risers-HGSL (NJ Bulldogs Win 58-56)

Hassan Jackson 6’4 Combo Forward 2021 (NJ Bulldogs/Saint Peter’s Prep): Jackson is able to bruise his way to the basket with his strong body, along with being able to create with his ball handling as well. Got by a pair of opponents using a crossover and half cross to draw shooting fouls at the rim. He moves well without the ball, creating high percentage layup opportunities for himself with sharp cuts to the basket. Had a nice backdoor cut on an opponent for a layup when they were overplaying him on the perimeter. Jackson flashed some playmaking upside as well. Had three assists in the contest, including hitting a teammate on a drive and kick for a fifteen foot jumper, in addition to pitching the ball back to a teammate spotting up for a three after getting by an opponent with a crossover. Defensively, he is a reliable rebounder on the glass using his brawny frame to get advantageous position on opponents. Also is active around the ball when a lazy pass is thrown in his area. Jumped into a passing lane on an inbounds pass by an opponent for a steal which led to him finding his teammate for the game winning layup.

Daniel Boateng 6’6 Small Forward (Early Risers-HGSL/New York Military Academy): Boateng looks to have taken strides on his three-point shot. Has good mechanics on his shot, showing confidence making treys on the move and when spotting up. Drained a long ball when popping out beyond the arc from the foul line, in addition to hitting a pair of spot up threes on drive and kicks from teammates. Counters his three ball nicely with his pull-up game in the mid-range. Hit a two dribble pull-up in the lane coming off a ball screen, along with scoring an and-1 on a one dribble pull-up through contact. Had 16 points in the contest. Boateng is also a solid playmaker, finding teammates effectively spotting up for open threes and running the break hard for high percentage layups. Found a teammate spotting up for an open trey on a drive and kick, as well as throwing a nice outlet pass to a teammate in transition who took one dribble for a layup. Defensively, Boateng does a good job using his size and length to make it difficult for opponents to shoot over him. Also has solid instincts being around the ball when it comes off the rim for rebounds. Pulled down five boards in the game.

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