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Pennsylvania Prospects Shine at the Geigle Classic
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (12:13 PM CT, Mon January 27, 2014)
2016 PG Kobe Gantz is flying under the radar nationally.
2016 PG Kobe Gantz is flying under the radar nationally.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

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

Reading, PA (Future150) -- The 2014 Geigle Classic took place at the famed Geigle Complex at Reading High School (PA) this past Saturday. After the dust had settled, eight teams took the floor and several prospects impressed Future150.

Kobe Gantz, 2016 PG, J.P. McCaskey (PA): The 6-foot-2 lead guard is oozing with potential. He showcased his advanced ball skills and showed just show smooth his skills are. He can get to the basket and finish against contact or set up his teammates for easy baskets. in McCaskey's 67-63 win over Penn Wood (PA), he led the Red Tornado with 16 points. With continued work, he has a chance to develop into one of the top prospects in the Northeast.

Jahaad Proctor, 2015 SG, Harrisburg (PA): The 6-foot-3 wing is one of the best shooters in the state, and he showed that on Saturday. Finishing with 25 points in a loss, he showed his ability to hit shots all over the floor. He also has a very high IQ and simply knows how to make plays. Currently, he holds offers from Penn, Boston University, Drexel & Holy Cross. Interest is coming from Bucknell, Northeastern, American, Loyola, Colgate & Cornell.

Dejour Williams, 2015 PG, Harrisburg (PA): The other half of the dynamic Cougars backcourt is the 6-foot scoring point guard. On Saturday, he finished with 19 points in the loss and showed his ability to score from anywhere on the floor. He knocked down shots from three point range, mid range, and scored at the rim and in transition as well. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and we love the confidence he plays the game with. 

Mikal Bridges, 2014 SF Great Valley (PA): The Villanova commit was very impressive Saturday. The 6-foot-7 wing was instrumental in Great Valley's 71-57 dismantling of Harrisburg. He scored 21 points in the win and was knocking down deep jumpers and scoring on aggressive drives to the rim. He runs the floor like a gazelle and is only scratching the surface of what he will become once he is at the college level.

Jahaire Wilson, 2015 F, York (PA): The 6-foot-3 interior prospect defies logic. His long arms and excellent athleticism give him an edge in the paint, although he routintely matches up against much taller players. He is a double-double machine and knows how to score around the rim. He has a chance to develop his perimeter skills, and if that happens, he could become a dangerous low major small forward prospect. In York's 65-63 win over Philadelphia Electric (PA), he scored 21 points and grabbed at least 10 rebounds.

Lonnie Walker, 2017 SG, Reading (PA): Right now, he might be the best long term freshman prospect in the state of Pennsylvania. He has good size at 6-foot-4, has excellent form on his jumper, and he can handle the basketball. He is one of those prospects who has the "it" factor about him. He is also an explosive athlete who knows how to pick his spots on the floor. He scored 12 points for Reading in their 79-67 win Saturday night over William Allen (PA).

Talek Williams, 2017 PG, William Allen (PA): The best freshman prospect in the Lehigh Valley put on a show Saturday night at the Geigle. In the Canaries loss, he was a bright spot, scoring 20 points for his team. The 6-foot-2 point guard has a fantastic frame and uses it to his advantage by punishing defenders with his aggressive drives to the basket. While his jumper is a work in progress, there's enough about the rest of his game to see why there has been so much talk about him in the Allentown area.

Brennen Jackson, 2017 PF/C, Harrisburg (PA): If you're looking for Jackson to put up impressive numbers in the box score, it's not going to happen. His long term potential is what has Future150 excited. The 6-foot-9 big man has soft hands and moves well for a player so young. He rebounds the basketball well on both ends right now, and with the proper instruction, can develop into a dominant post prospect.

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Collins Gantz Sr. / Guest

Thank you for noticing Mr Hampford.

Posted: on 4:18 PM CST, Mon January 27, 2014

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