HG Showcase Awards: Unsung Hero for the 18-19 season - Brendan Kelly

By Pat Lawless

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Today, Hoop Group Insider will release its unsung hero of the 2018-2019 Hoop Group Showcases. This year’s recipient of this award is none other than Elizabeth senior guard Brendan Kelly. Kelly played a huge role in Elizabeth’s down to the wire win over a talented Rutgers Prep (NJ) team at the New Jersey Tip-Off Showcase. The Hoop Group’s Zack Curran was in attendance for this performance and gave his take on what went down that night.  

“Brendan Kelly had one of the gutsiest performances of the Hoop Group showcase season. Handling the ball against pressure, he created for teammates and himself. With relentless effort defensively, he was the catalyst for a late game surge for Elizabeth high school that ended with Kelly hitting a last second 3 to win the game.”

It’s important to recognize a guy like Brendan Kelly especially as we head down to the final stretch of the high school season. The unsung hero is often the difference between a championship winning team and a losing team. Players like Kelly who accept their role and excel at it deserve recognition like this.