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Jameer and Pete Nelson Classic: Sunday Recap
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (3:22 PM CT, Fri January 3, 2014)
Ja'Quan Newton (center) won MVP honors last weekend.
Ja'Quan Newton (center) won MVP honors last weekend.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Chester, PA (Future150) -- The 2013 Jameer and Pete Nelson Classic presented by the Play-By-Play Classic series came to an end on Sunday with a matchup between Pennsylvania powers Chester and Neumann-Goretti. 

The Saints cruised to an easy 73-55 victory behind MVP Ja'Quan Newton's 19 points. Here is who else stood out throughout the day of action:

Chris Evans, 2014 PF, Norristown (PA):Evans is an undersized power forward who has good hands and footwork. He could potentially play at the division one level but there are some concerns about his weight and conditioning. That being said, he plays hard and can even step out and shoot it a bit. He should be one to keep an eye on.

Ja'Quan Newton, 2014 PG, Neumann-Goretti (PA): Neumann-Goretti is one of the more talented teams in the state and is much more than just Newton. That being said they seem to go as he goes. The future Hurricane can put up points in a hurry and did just that against Chester.

Chris Clover, 2015 SF, St. Joe's Prep (PA): Clover got to the rim early and often in his team's win. He poured in 28 points and seemingly didn't miss once he got hot. He rarely takes a bad shot and gets his offense within the system. He needs to work on his ball handling but looks like a fringe high-major player.

Todd Hughes, 2014 SG: Sanford (DE): Hughes is another senior looking to play his way to a division one scholarship. The powerful wing scored through contact and hit a couple of threes as well as he tried to propel his team to the win. Look for schools to start tracking him sooner rather than later.

Lamarr Kimble, 2015 SG, Neumann-Goretti (PA): It's not a stretch to say that Kimble is the best pure shooter on a roster stocked with guards. He spaced the floor out early versus Chester with his shooting ability. He needs to work on creating his own shot but it appears that Neumann-Goretti will be in capable hands after Newton graduates.

Dimencio Vaughn, 2015 SF, Thurgood Marshall (NY): A big and physical wing prospect who plays hard, Vaughn has a lot of upside. He does a majority of his scoring at the rim but really brings value as a defender and a rebounder.

Eric Ayala, 2015 PG, Sanford (DE):  Ayala is an interesting prospect in that he has the physical tools to be a high major player and has shown glimpses of greatness. At 6-foot-3 he is a legitimate scoring option for Sanford as well as a distributor. The next step for him will be becoming more consistent. 

Mahir Johnson, 2014 SG, Chester (PA): Yet another senior looking for a division one scholarship, Johnson can put points on the board from almost anywhere in the gym and heats up in a hurry. He was one of the few bright spots versus Neumann-Goretti on Sunday. Low-major programs looking for a bucket-getter need to check in on him. 

Quade Green, 2017 PG, Neumann-Goretti (PA): He is another reason that Neumann-Goretti will keep chugging along despite losing their point guard next season. Green looks to have the skill set to be the next high major guard out of the program and should be handed a larger role next year. 


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