Lehigh Valley Showcase

The Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase enters its 23rd year featuring the best in High School Hoops 

The Hoop Group Lehigh Valley Showcase flaunts the area’s premier basketball talent, and brings in teams from outside the area and state, to share in the exhilarating atmosphere of Lehigh Valley High School Hoops.  This year’s showcase is set for Sunday January 27th, at Parkland High School.

 

Every year, the Hoop Group Lehigh Valley Showcase pulls some of the best talent from Pennsylvania and surrounding states.  The event hosted over 30 NBA players during their high school years including Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics), Mohamed Bamba (Orlando Magic), Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers), Darrun Hilliard (San Antonio Spurs), JR Smith (Cleveland Cavaliers), Tyreke Evans (Memphis Grizzlies), Mike Gilchrist (Charlotte Hornets) and Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers)

           

            Tip off is set for 12:00 with Executive Education squaring off with Harrisburg.  The second game features national powers Westtown vs. Blair Academy NJ.  The 3rd game features Bethlehem Catholic taking on a loaded St. John’s College team out of DC.  The final game has the host school Parkland taking on Malvern Prep. 

Lehigh Valley Showcase

January 27, 2019

Parkland High School

Harrisburg  60 Executive Education  57 MVP - Amari Mills
MVP - Dexter Akanno Blair Academy 50 Westtown  44 MVP - Jalen Gaffney
MVP - Casey Morsell St. John's DC  73 Bethlehem Catholic  54 MVP - Kyle Young
MVP - Deuce Turner Malvern Prep  81 Parkland  67 MVP - Logan Rindock

THE TEAMS:
Bethlehem Catholic: 12-2, ranked 1st by LehighValleyLive.com, Ranked 5th in PA Class 4A by PennLive.com
Blair Academy: 11-3, ranked 2nd in NJ Independent/Prep Rankings by NJHoops.com
Executive Education: 9-3 ranked 8th by LehighValleyLive.com
Harrisburg: 10-4, Ranked 7th in Pennsylvania by MaxPreps.com
Malvern Prep: 17-6, Ranked 28th in Pennsylvania by MaxPreps.com
Parkland: 10-4, ranked 4th by LehighValleyLive.com
St. John’s College DC: 14-5, Ranked 7th in DC Metro Area by Washington Post
Westtown: 20-4, Ranked #1 in Pennsylvania by MaxPreps.com

NATIONALLY RANKED PLAYERS

CLASS OF 2019
Jalen Gaffney – Westtown - #97 ESPN, #139 247 Sports, #157 Future 150
Casey Morsell – St. John’s DC - #48 ESPN, #68 Rivals.com, #68 247Sports, #80 Future 150

CLASS OF 2020
Jabri Abdur-Rahim – Blair Academy - #12 Future 150, #27 ESPN, #37 Rivals.com, #61 247Sports
Noah Collier – Westtown - #47 Future 150, #49 ESPN, #95 Rivals.com, #135 247Sports
Ishmael Leggett - St. John’s DC - #193 247Sports
Darius Maddox – St. John’s DC - #47 247Sports, #99 Rivals.com

CLASS OF 2021
Franck Kepnang – Westtown - #13 247Sports, #16 Rivals.com, #20 Future 150

COMMITTED PLAYERS
Dexter Akannon – Blair – Marquette
Alin Abbott – St. John’s College – St. Thomas Aquinas
Jordan Dingle – Blair - Pennsylvania
Devon Dunn – St. John’s College - FDU
Jalen Gaffney – Westtown – UConn
Casey Morsell – St. John’s College - Virginia
Justin Paz – Bethlehem Catholic – East Stroudsburg

PLAYERS TO WATCH

SENIORS: Jalin Abbott – St. John’s College, Devon Dunn – St. John’s College, Jalen Gaffney – Westtown, Henry Makeny – Blair, Romeo McFarland – Harrisburg, Casey Morsell – St. John’s College, Justin Paz – Bethlehem Catholic, Logan Rindock – Parkland, Keenan Worthington – Blair, Kyle Young – Bethlehem Catholic

JUNIORS: Jabri Abdur-Rahim – Blair Academy, TJ Berger – Westtown, Noah Collier – Westtown, Luke Kolaja – Blair, Davon Lee – Harrisburg, Ishmael Leggett - St. John’s College, Darius Maddox – St. John’s College, Jacob Melady – Parkland, Amari Mills – Executive Education, Ryan Santana – Bethlehem Catholic, John Square – St. John’s College, Deuce Turner – Malvern Prep

SOPHOMORES: Jaylen Blakes – Blair, Akoldah Gak – Blair, Rahdir Hicks – Malvern Prep, Jevin Muniz – Executive Education, Victory Naboya – St. John’s College, Fran Oschell – Malvern Prep, Devon Savage – St. John’s College

NBA ALUMNI
Mohamed Bamba - Westtown PA - Texas - Orlando Magic
DeAndre Bembry - St. Patrick’s NJ - St. Joseph’s - Atlanta Hawks
Isaiah Briscoe - Roselle Catholic - Kentucky - Orlando Magic
Matt Carroll - Hatboro-Horsham - Notre Dame - Dallas Mavericks
Omar Cook - Christ the King NY - St. John’s - Charlotte Bobcats
Samuel Dalembert - St. Patrick’s NJ - Seton Hall - Dallas Mavericks
Luol Deng - Blair Academy NJ - Duke - Los Angeles Lakers
Tyler Ennis - St. Benedict’s NJ - Syracuse - Los Angeles Lakers
Tyreke Evans - American Christian - Memphis - Memphis Grizzlies
Mike Gilchrist - St. Patrick’s NJ - Kentucky - Charlotte Hornets

Aaron Gray - Emmaus - Pittsburgh - Chicago Bulls
Al Harrington - St. Patrick’s NJ - Indiana Pacers
Darrun Hilliard - Liberty - Villanova - San Antonio Spurs
Julius Hodge - St. Raymond’s NY - NC State - Milwaukee Bucks
Kyrie Irving - St. Patrick’s NJ - Duke - Boston Celtics
Sean Kilpatrick - White Plains NY - Cincinnati - Brooklyn Nets
Ty Lawson - Bishop McNamara MD - North Carolina - Sacramento Kings
Kendall Marshall - Bishop O’Connell MD - North Carolina - Phoenix Suns
Jameer Nelson - Chester - St. Joseph’s - New Orleans Pelicans
Lamar Patterson - St. Benedict’s NJ - Pittsburgh - Atlanta Hawks
Allen Ray - St. Raymond’s NY - Villanova - Boston Celtics
John Samuels - Plymouth-Whitemarsh - Miami - New Orleans Pelicans
Samardo Samuels - St. Benedict’s NJ - Louisville - Cleveland Cavaliers
Chris Smith - St. Benedict’s NJ - Louisville - NY Knicks
JR Smith - St. Benedict’s NJ - Cleveland Cavaliers
Lance Thomas - St. Benedict’s NJ - Duke - NY Knicks
Tim Thomas - Paterson Catholic - Villanova - New York Knicks
Tristan Thompson - St. Benedict’s NJ - Texas - Cleveland Cavaliers
Charlie Villanueva - Blair Academy NJ - UConn - Detroit Pistons
Matt Walsh - Germantown Academy - Florida - Miami Heat
James White - Newport School MD - Cincinnati - San Antonio Spurs
Rodney White - Newport School MD - UNCC - Denver Nuggets