Hoop Group Fall Showcase All-Third Team: Player Breakdown

By Pat Lawless

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Jonah Charles – Rutgers Prep

Every year UPenn commit Jonah Charles adds more to his game. The Fall Showcase started with an intriguing matchup between he and Penn State commit Seth Lundy and Charles held his own. He has always been an elite shooter, but is starting to convert on offense in multiple ways. Head coach Matt Bloom and Rutgers Prep will rely upon him to be the team’s senior leader. He looked like he is more than capable of undertaking this role and leading the Argonauts to a successful high school season.

Luke House – Archbishop Carroll

Senior guard Luke House heads into this season as Archbishop Carroll’s (P.A.) leader. The 6’5” wing shined at the Fall Showcase and was a tough matchup for opposing teams. With his ability to play positions two through four he makes an impact offensively in multiple ways. He also has a high basketball I.Q. and is a consistent shooter. He started last year, but is now set to be Carroll’s go to guy this season.

Femi Odulake – South Shore

South Shore wing Femi Odulake brought his all at the Fall Showcase. The class of 2019 wing has a high motor and plays with a chip on his shoulder. South Shore goes into this year as one of the top high school programs in the northeast and Odulake will play a significant role. No matter the opponent he competes and that showed against one of the top teams in the nation in Roselle Catholic (N.J.). He led South Shore to a big win over the prominent New Jersey program and showed he is a prospect to watch this season.

Alexander Rice – The Patrick School

Bucknell commit Alexander Rice may have been the biggest addition for The Patrick School this high school season. Rice will provide elite shooting and is as heady of a guard as they come. We saw much of that at the Fall Showcase. Rice will complement Clemson commit Al-Amir Dawes very well in that they both contribute in different ways. The Patrick School could make some serious noise this season with Alexander Rice in their backcourt.

Nate Tabor – Sacred Heart

Junior guard Nate Tabor was one of the top prospects at the Fall Showcase. The Sacred Heart (CT) product started off slow, but really picked it up as the games went on. Against a very talented opponent in Long Island Lutheran where they were trailing for the majority of the game Tabor led his team to victory in the second half. He has great size at the point guard position and could have a big junior season.

Lance Ware – Camden

Lance Ware is one of the best forwards in the class of 2020 and those who attended the Fall Showcase got to see why. The Camden (N.J.) junior may have been the biggest matchup problem out of anyone at the event. He is 6’8’, moves like a guard, has a high level skill set and is an impressive athlete. This is a big high school season for Ware as he steps into a leadership role this year.

Phil Wheeler – The Ranney School

Junior forward Phil Wheeler made the decision to transfer to the Ranney School (N.J.) this year. Wheeler is a big addition to the Panthers as he gives them much needed size. Of course, Ranney had plenty of talent already, but they now will have different options to turn to with Wheeler on the floor. He is a high level athlete and will make a huge difference for them on the defensive end. He gave everyone a preview of what he can do for one of the most talented teams in the nation at the Fall Showcase.

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