The top eight prep school teams from around the country met up in New Haven, Connecticut over the…
National Prep Showcase: Day 3 Rundown
Gerard Coleman, SG, Tilton: His 25 points should have been enough but a buzzer-beater started his Thanksgiving break off on the wrong note. Coleman's a gamer and once the Friars introduce him to the weight room they've got a guy that can score in the Big East. He's a slasher who can make plays for himself and create for others. Jump shot needs steadying but he'll be labeled an unselfish, team guy and deservedly so. Deshaun Wiggins, PG, Bridgton: You never really thought Whit Lesure's team was going to win the game but they hung around. Off a missed free throw, Deshuan Wiggins launched a half courter to beat Tilton. Stunner. Wiggins finished with 15 points. Rameel Johnson, PG, NIA Prep: Maybe he's 6-feet tall, maybe. Somehow he managed to get 30 points and shot one 3-pointer. The kid had seven rebounds and hung around inside for his points. Brewster never found him and he scored at will inside. Gutsy play for a guard. Ashton Khan, PG, Brewster: He and Naadir Tharpe were the scorers for Brewster. Khan had 23 and Tharpe bucketed 19 in the loss to NIA Prep. Goodluck Okonoboh, PF, Tilton: He's got a chance. Long arms, likes to rebound. Pretty much meets all the markers for a prospect down the road. Ashton Kahn is going to make a mid-level team a nice player. Must work on his weak hand. When he's going left, he's shooting; righty he's passing. … Lots to be learned for Barton. In a game that started awry, he's responsible for pulling Brewster out of the funk. Gotta learn to fight through the adversity, especially with the long-term aspirations he's got. … Assistants: Kansas, Michigan, Drexel, Northeastern, Providence, Canisius, Loyola, New Hampshire, Rice, Toledo, Ball State, UNLV, Louisiana-Lafayette, Wichita State, Western Michigan. Head Coaches: Massachusetts Only attended three games at the event on Sunday. Special thanks to the staff of Albertus Magnus who extended their hospitality and made this a very good venue!
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