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Underclassmen Shine on Day 1 of the NPS
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (11:24 AM CT, Sat November 23, 2013)
2017 guard Tremont Waters had a big day on Friday.
2017 guard Tremont Waters had a big day on Friday.
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

New Haven, CT (Future150) -- On Friday the National Prep Showcase tipped off the first of three straight days featuring some of the top prep school programs in the country.  While some of the bigger programs aren’t set to play until later in the weekend, there was still plenty of talent in the gym. Here are the players who really stood out on day 1:

Aaron Falzon, 2015 F, Northfield Mount Hermon: It’s only appropriate that we start with Falzon after he closed out the last game of the day with a staggering 37-point performance, including knocking down 9 threes.  He has had a reputation as a shooter for a while now and this performance will serve as further proof to that idea.

Tremont Waters, 2017 PG, South Kent: Waters helped lead the most impressive comeback of the day, scoring 26 points en route to erasing at 17 point 2nd half deficit. He got to the rim at will and either finished through contact, got fouled, or kicked it out to open shooters.  He plays with the poise of a much older guard and has an exceedingly bright future.

Matz Stockman, 2014 C, Canarias Basketball Academy: The Louisville-bound big man showed that he has good hands and the ability to finish shots around the rim, going 6 for 6 from the field. While he still needs to add muscle to a wiry frame, he is a legit 7-foot-1 and has just begun to realize his potential.

Keondre Dew, 2014 F, Elev-8 Sports Institute: The Californian has the size of a forward but possesses guard skills, making him a potential matchup nightmare.  He used his size well, scoring over smaller defenders. He also took bigger defenders off the dribble. He is another player who appears to be a late bloomer and should only get better in the coming years.

Damontre Jefferson, 2015 PG, Believe Prep: The 5-foot-7 floor general is a lot of fun to watch. He has great speed and looks to run on  the break. While he has gained a reputation as a shot jacker in the past, he showed the ability to run the point guard position and be efficient. If this is the Jefferson we see from now on, he will rise in the rankings.

Jared Wilson-Frame, 2015 SF, Believe Prep: A big wing at 6-foot-6, Wilson-Frame showed off his athleticism as well as the ability to knock down shots from behind the arc. His length makes him a good defender and rebounder. Once he learns to play with more of a killer instinct he will be a serious problem. He has the tools to do so.

Jabari McGhee, 2014 PF, Massanutten Military Academy:  The Georgia native ran the floor well and was a force on the glass. He finished his opportunities around the rim and easily ripped rebound down, finishing with 18 & 11. Look for McGhee to be a hot name during the Spring signing period.

Eric Paschall, 2014 SF, St. Thomas Moore: Paschall showed that he has a chance to be a human highlight reel during his time at Fordham. He has freakish leaping ability that he uses to finish plays above the rim. His athleticism also allows him to lock up his man and, at times, be an elite two-way player. He is a sneaky good get for the Rams.

Daxter Miles, 2014 CG, Notre Dame Prep: Miles is a warrior, plain and simple. It is nearly impossible to keep him out of the lane and he finishes everything once he’s at the rim. He also takes a lot of pride on the defensive side of the ball and is a natural leader as well. Once he improves his jumper he will be an absolute nightmare to guard.

Tavarias Shine, 2014 SF, Fork Union Military Academy: He was one of the better shooters of the day, hitting 3-of-5 from deep as well as 10-of-13 from the floor overall. He is very efficient with his shot selection and has a chance to be a very dangerous player at the mid-major level if he plays more consistently. It won’t be surprising if he lands a couple of offers from his play this weekend.


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