Prystal Scouting Service
  Oct 19,  2014  
Boy's Outstanding
at Spooky Nook

Tom Prystal
P. O.  Box  843
Auburn, NY   13021

If you like versatility, you will like this crop of players. A lot of good inside out activity on the court at the Nook this past Sunday! Here are my players that get the automatic invite to the ‘Cream of the Crop” Showcase on Nov. 9th!   I have recognized players by Overall Performance and by Category, both groups are eligible to attend the "Cream of the Crop"- some players are on both lists, a tribute to their play in the three games they played in on Sunday.

Oct. 19th Prystal Report 

Outstanding by Overall Performance

Michael Caswell (State College) – Nice point guard that manages the game
Paul Decembrino (Abibgton) – Nice “big” Finisher
Bryan Karl (Hempfield) – Good inside out player with size
Shane Jardine (Ewing NJ) – Nice player in the open court, fantastic passer
Elijah Gatewood (North Hagerstown MD) – Shooter with range
Morgan Keiser (Red Land) – Tough on the glass, finishes, can play facing up
Nicholas Hudson ( Pleasant Valley) – Rangy and athletic with a nice turn around “J”
Jarvay Bolton (Wyomissing)- Scores in the open court and shoots the 3
DeVante Bailey (Potomac VA) – Moves w/out the ball, Russell Westbrook type
Joshua Gilmore ( Lenape Regional NJ) – can break you down 1 on 1 from anywhere
Chase Rosato ( Xaverian NY) – Shooter with unlimited range to stretch the defense, quick release
Hunter Thomas ( Windber) – Nice upside, decent mid range “J” decent on the blocks
Aidan Newell (Upper Merion) – Shoots high percentage from beyond the Arc,
Saverio Besachio ( Upper Dublin) – Nice player who gets to the rim
Joey Lonardi (Etown) – nice screen and roll player, gets to the cup
Shane Gatling (Baldwin NY) – nice off the bounce, creates own off the cross
Ej Anoskie (Paramus Cath NJ) – Beast on the blocks! Handles well for a “big’
Kweku Dawson-Amoah (Phillipsburg NJ) – real strong finisher
Cameron Stowe (Takaoma Academy MD) – Nice moves around the basket, rangy and crafty
ZaMir Wright (University NJ) athletic and shoots it, nice combo
Evan Anderson (West Chester East) – nice mid range game, high bball IQ, stat stuffer
Brandon McGlynn (Dallastown) – great all around guard, getting low to mid d-1 looks as a frosh
Danny Duffey (Lower Moreland) – Steve Nash type guard, shoots 3’s, takes it to the trees!
Kyle Borden (The HUN School of Princeton NJ) – shooter, tough as nails, can go coast to coast
Ryan McTamney (LaSalle College) – real solid on the blocks, rangy and athletic, long
Jason Camus (Archbishop Malloy NY) – nice all around player, can really shoot it
Malik Gantz (Bishop McDevitt) – Point guard with handle and hops, getting looked at by G. Mason
Mark Ray (Bishiop McDevitt) – likes the three, but is a Beast on the blocks
Elijah Wright (The Pennington School of NJ) rangy and scores in open floor
John Grossi ( Oceanside NY) – fundamentally sound, skilled at both ends for next level
Mike Henderson ( Spring Mills WV) shoots it, stat stuffer
Hezekiah Dupree (Spring Mills WV) Uses his body well against contact, college type skills
Colin Pollick (Kingsway NJ) finishes, very good around the hoop, knows how to draw contact
Sharrod Odums (Liberty) sees the floor, great open court player
Danny Ziccardi (Faith Christian Academy) lights out shooter, scores from every spot on the floor
Nathan Koller (Mifflin County) strong point guard, shoots it, controls the game
Devin Lopez (East Stroudsburg) Great screen and roll player
Nicholas Gemmell (Bishop McDevitt) great on ball defender, knocks down open 3
James Williams (Bishop McDevitt) long and athletic, likes to shoot jumper, but is great going to rim
Maxel DeJesus (Central York) nice offensive player, gets to rim
Dylan Haslet (Bensalem) shoots it, knows the game
Jordan Lomax (Bowie MD) fantastic in open floor, would be great in a uptempo system
Dom Steifel (West Chester East) guard that can rebound and go coast to coast to score the ball
Maurice Freeman (Howard DE) shooter with crazy range

MVP in Big 60 Game 2
#81, Evan Anderson, West Chester East, PA (2015)
Interviewed by Dave Burman, Lewistown
the voice of 105.5  Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Sports Radio

Who are the outstanding players in a showcase?

Outstanding by Category

Assists and Passing
I like players who can pass the ball and who do pass the ball-on Oct 19 I liked
#56, Nathan Koller, Mifflin County, PA (2015)
#221, Mike Henderson, Spring Mills, WV (2015

Making the Steal
I like players who can make defensive stops by stealing the ball  Oct 19 I liked
#217, Collin Pollick, Kingsway, NJ (2015)
#55, Shane Jardine, Ewing, NJ (2016)

Three Point Threat
I like players who do not force shots, but who can hit the open 3 pointer, on Oct 19 I liked
#206, Nicholas Gmmell, Bishop McDevitt, PA (2016)
#55, Shane Jardine, Ewing, NJ (2016)

I like players who go to the boards, regardless of size and gather rebounds, on Oct 19 I liked
#215, Joey Lonardi, Elizabethtown, PA (2016)
#230, Dom Keyes, Steel Valley, PA (2015)
#225, Anthony Maloney, Tunkhannock, PA (2016)
238, John Bordawux, Briar Woods, VA (2015)

Taking the charge
Taking the charge is important and takes grit,  it helps make the defense work, on Oct 19  I liked
#50, John Grossi, Oceanside, NY (2016)
#80, Mason Bossert. ELCO, PA (20170

--244  college coaches watched
--parents and player examine the list

MVP in Big 60 Game 1
#209, James Williams
Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt, PA (2016) 


Next Showcase: November 9, 2014 at Spooky Nook
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