Showcases are always entertaining as it provides matchups between teams who normally do not face off against each other. Newark vs. Everybody was an entertaining event as it featured some of the top teams in Newark and the Garden State.…
Showcases are always entertaining as it provides matchups between teams who normally do not face off against each other. Newark vs. Everybody was an entertaining event as it featured some of the top teams in Newark and the Garden State. Here are the standouts from Newark vs. Everybody.
, 6’3 G Ramapo 2024
Eglinton Manner took home game MVP honors for the Raiders as he showed his poise throughout the course of the game. The 6’3 guard attacked the basket with a purpose as he was unafraid of attacking the basket and finished nicely in the paint. Eglinton Manner was able to get to his spot on the floor throughout the game and rose up with confidence on his jumper. He made good decisions with the ball in his hands and jumped passing lanes for steals. Eglinton Manner is a heady, guard prospect who will continue to make plays for Ramapo at both ends of the floor.
, 6’0 CG St. Peter’s Prep 2024
Peña had a strong game for the Marauders as he did a little bit of everything for them. The 6’0 guard knocked down three triples from behind as he showed a good shooting stroke and released the ball with confidence. Peña set his feet before he shot and used his handle to get by his defender. He made nice passes throughout the game and was able to get deflections on the defensive end. Peña’s ability to control the pace of the game is something that has been a key component of St. Peter’s Prep’s success this season.
, 6’5 CG Rutherford 2023
Bicic scored an event-high 27 points as he did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs. The 6’5 guard started off the game with a bang as he threw down three dunks in the opening quarter. Bicic used his size to see over his defender as he fired passes over the top to beat the press and was able to get to the rim consistently. He skied for rebounds on both ends of the floor and used his length to get steals and deflections on defense. Bicic is a lanky guard prospect whose versatility has been key for Rutherford this season.
, 5’10 PG Newark East Side 2024
Abdullah had a big second half for the Red Raiders as he finished off with a game-high 21 points. The 5’10 lefty shot the ball without hesitation from distance as he made several big jumpers down the stretch. Abdullah was also able to get into the paint and finished nicely around the basket. He found his teammates for open shots in the half court and forced numerous turnovers on the defensive end. Abdullah’s ability to stretch the floor and defend will be key for Newark East Side in the state tournament.
, 6’2 SG Newark Central 2023
Malik Bass hit key shots for the Blue Devils down the stretch, but Lee’s play at both ends was key to their upset win over St. Joe’s Metuchen. The lanky 6’2 guard attacked the basket hard as he was constantly getting into the paint and drawing contact. Lee showed off his range as he knocked down a couple of three-pointers, including one late in the fourth quarter to ice the game. He made plays on the defensive end as he got steals and took charges. Lee is a long, two-way guard who will be one to watch throughout the rest of the 2022-23 season.
Other Prospects to Know:
, 6’0 PG St. John Vianney 2023
, 6’4 F St. Joe’s Metuchen 2024
, 6’4 SG Ramapo 2024
, 6’7 F St. Peter’s Prep 2023
, 5’10 PG Newark East Side 2023