The annual National Prep Showcase took place in New Haven, Connecticut again this year, and it featured some of the top post grad teams across the country. It was 3 days of nonstop action in front of tons of college…
The annual National Prep Showcase took place in New Haven, Connecticut again this year, and it featured some of the top post grad teams across the country. It was 3 days of nonstop action in front of tons of college coaches and NBA scouts, and the amount of next level players in the event is second to none.
We’ll take a look at some of the many standouts from the event over the next week. Here’s a look at some of the top players from the teams from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Thomas Haugh Thomas Haugh 6'9" | SF Perkiomen School | 2023 State #117 Nation PA | 6’8” PF | Perkiomen 2023
The Florida commit got off to a great start in Perkiomen’s only game against Brewster before they fell off and ended up losing to a very talented Brewster team, and it’s easy to see why he’s one of the best forwards in Pennsylvania. At 6’8” he’s super versatile with great size and good athleticism, he can put it on the deck and create his own shot both from deep and in the midrange and he has the ability to impact the game and guard multiple positions defensively. He finished with 14 points, showing his all-around package as a scorer.
Bobby Rosenberger Bobby Rosenberger 6'5" | SF Perkiomen School | 2023 State PA | 6’5” WF | Perkiomen 2023
Rosenberger is one of the most underrated recruits in the mid-atlantic, and he showed a lot of toughness and skill that makes him a very integral part of their team. At 6’5” he’s a surprisingly good athlete who can move defensively and get downhill where he’s a good finisher, he’s a knock down shooter from deep and in the midrange and he plays with a lot of heart and toughness too. He finished with 11 points and was 3-for-6 from deep in their loss to Brewster.
Macon Emory Macon Emory 6'8" | SF Perkiomen School | 2024 State PA | 6’7” WF | Perkiomen 2023
Emory transferred to Perkiomen from Blue Ridge in Virginia and he was on a role before he went down with an injury and it was a big turning point for Perkiomen. He was lighting it up from deep and in the midrange, and at his size he showed the ability to get to spots off the bounce and rise up and knock down shots over smaller defenders. He finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds on 4-for-7 shooting from the field and 2-for-5 from deep.
Aaron Davis Aaron Davis 6'5" | SF Hudson Catholic | 2023 PA III | 6’6” WF | First Love 2023
While First Love went 0-2 on the weekend, they competed against some very high level teams and will be a tough team to matchup with come March, and Davis is a big reason why. The 6’6” wing has great size on the perimeter, he has a toughness to him as he gets after it on both ends of the floor and he has the ability to get hot quickly and make shots in succession, especially from deep. He averaged 18.5 points per game in their two games.
Jake DiMichele | 6’4” WG | First Love 2023
DiMihcele was one of the most consistent scorers in the event, as the PA native filled it up in every way possible and was extremely efficient in the way that he did it. He got in the lane and showed the ability to finish and hit the pull-up, he knocked down shots from deep consistently and he made plays defensively as well. He doesn’t have a ton of flash to his game but he has a lot of substance, as he averaged 24 points per game and went for 29 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals on 11-for-14 shooting from the field in their game against Bradford Christian.
Keyshawn Mitchell Keyshawn Mitchell 6'10" | SF Scotland Campus | 2023 State PA | 6’10” C | First Love 2023
Mitchell showed flashes of brilliance as an intriguing big man prospect for First Love, and he’s one that coaches should have come away impressed with. At 6’10” he has long arms and a frame that should fill out nicely, he moves well both on the defensive end and running the floor and he has good pop and athleticism around the rim. He does a lot of little things to help his team and would be a good addition to a division one roster.
Jayden Lemond Jayden Lemond 6'3" | PG Blair Academy | 2023 State #183 Nation NJ | 6’3” PG | Blair Academy 2023
Lemond was big for Blair in their only game of the weekend, a win over Northfield Mount Hermon, as the William & Mary commit did a little bit of everything to help his team win. The 6’3” lead guard plays with great pace changing speeds and handling pressure well, he has great burst and shiftiness to get in the lane and make plays for himself and others and he is an excellent rebounder for his position too. He finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in their win.
Alexzaye Johnson Alexzaye Johnson 6'4" | PG St Benedicts Prep | 2023 State NJ | 6’4” CG | St. Benedict’s 2023
The Louisiana native was fantastic for St. Benedict’s who will be one of the top prep schools in New Jersey this year, and his overall ability to impact the game in a number of different ways is very impressive. The former New Orleans commit is available and showed out as he made shots from all over the court, rebounded well for his position and was efficient and brought it on both ends of the floor. He finished their two games averaging 17 points and 11.5 rebounds leading them to a 2-0 record on the weekend.