For the past seven Saturdays, with a couple breaks in between, Post & Pivot hosted their Fall League at Cristo Rey High School in Philadelphia. It concluded this weekend with four great games – two semifinals, an all-star showcase, and…
For the past seven Saturdays, with a couple breaks in between, Post & Pivot hosted their Fall League at Cristo Rey High School in Philadelphia. It concluded this weekend with four great games – two semifinals, an all-star showcase, and a championship game. Below are the all-league teams and a few players to keep an eye on going forward:
– G 2024 Cristo Rey (MVP)
Joshua Wyche – G 2023 Cristo Rey
Kareem Diaz – W 2023 Dobbins
Perry Fields – G 2024 Boys’ Latin
– F 2024 Friends Central
– F 2023 West Philly
Zaki Alston – G 2023 Sankofa
Jeremiah Bright – G 2023 Eastside
Zach Campbell – G 2024 Dobbins
Nasir Williams – G 2025 Sankofa
– G 2023 Samuel Fels
Cairo Rivera – G 2023 Eastside
Nigel Pierman – F 2025 Friends Central
Jalen Long – G 2023 Eastside High
Devin Booker – G 2025 Cristo Rey
– G 2025 Samuel Fels
Darius Gaeta – G 2024 Northeast
Isaiah Muhammad – G 2025 West Catholic
Players to Keep an Eye On
Zach Campbell | G 2024 Dobbins
As much as any other player, Campbell showed he could get it done against some of the best from around the city. He has a bruising 6’3 build for strength-based creation going downhill and enough quickness to counter with stepbacks. He and Diaz won’t be hidden gems for much longer.
| F 2025 Samuel Fels
After not playing a ton a season ago at Lincoln, Colston put together some solid performances in the league. He did just about everything he was asked to do as a four-man – block shots, putbacks, run the floor, close out on shooters, etc – all without needing the ball. His growth this season will be interesting to watch.
Isaiah Muhammad | F 2025 West Catholic
Compared to most participants in the league, West used the games to develop their underclassmen. Muhammad maximized those reps by working on his 3-ball. The 6’4 forward confidently let it fly when he was open and made a good percentage of them. If he can be more consistent on defense, don’t be surprised to see him getting reps on the big stage.
Nigel Pierman | F/C 2025 Friends Central
In a generation of bigs who want to primarily be jump shooters, Pierman doesn’t mind getting physical in the post. He uses his strong lower body and footwork to fight for spots on the block before showing some touch around the basket. He comes off the bench for the Phoenix now but may be a vital piece by January.
Cairo Rivera | G 2023 Eastside
Throughout the Fall League, Rivera was a smooth operator with a dash of vertical pop. He arguably had the highest feel of any player there. His points came within the flow of the offense and came quite often, driving into the lane and pulling up for 3. He was Paul VI’s third leading scorer in ‘21-22 and he’ll likely be in the number one spot for Eastside in ‘22-23.
| G 2023 West Philly (Now at Penn Wood)
Washington is well known for his splash plays above the rim and from three. After rolling with the Speedboys for most of his high school career and most of the Fall League, he’s off to Penn Wood who finished 2nd in the Delaware Valley Conference last season. How he adjusts to the league and fits into his new team is worth paying attention to.
Nasir Williams +| G 2025 Sankofa
Williams deservingly so made the 2nd team and the all-star game, but he and his fellow sophomore guard, Hardy are a dynamic duo. Williams is the crafty scorer, while Hardy is the playmaker. Behind senior leader, Zaki Alston, these two are next up on a young team that can make some noise in the Pub this year.
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