This past weekend we at Hoop Dreams Mag decided to take a trip up north to Derry, NH to check out some of the region top prep prospects at the BST NorthEast Exposure Showcase highlighted by the prep all-star game. Not knowing what to expect in an all-star game taking place so early in the season, it quickly turned out to be highly competitive and entertaining game. Here’s a look at some of the players that stood the most amongst the other all-stars.
Taking home MVP honors was Notre Dame Commit Bonzie Colson. As usual Colson was all over the floor doing it all for his team. Though it was an allstar game Colson was scrambling for loose balls, blocking shots, rebounding, and scoring all type of ways. Surprisingly, Bonzie athleticism was on full display as he blocked shots and even made a put back dunk.
Purdue commit Jacquil Taylor was equally as impressive. Coming off an injury last season it seems as if his focus coming into this year was his offensive game. Taylor was unstoppable in the post continuously beating his man with what seems to be his go to move in the post, spinning off the defender and finishing with either hand. In the pick and roll Jacquil kept the defense guessing as he did a good job of mixing it up fading for jump shots, or rolling to the hole for two hand jams.
Crew Ainge looks poised to take over where Devon Thomas left off. His feel for the game was impeccable; he knew where to find his teammates and his own shots. The pick and roll action with Taylor seemed as if they had been playing together for years.
Other Notable Mention’s
Williem Brandwijk 6’8 F Holderness ’14
John Dewey 6’0 G Holderness ’14
Terrell Brown 6’8 F St. Andrews School ’16
Chance Ellis 6’5 G/F St. Andrews School ’15
Shyheim Hicks 6’1 G Commonwealth Academy ’17
Hashan French 6’6 F Commonwealth Academy ’17