2019 Fall Exposure Tour Standouts | New Jersey & Baltimore
Cesar Tchilombo - '22 The John Carroll School (Bel Air, MD)
On Saturday, Tchilombo showed that he has what it takes to be one of the best in the mid-atlantic region by the time he graduates. The rapidly improving sophomore blocked at least ten shots over the course of his two games and altered countless others. He showed maturity beyond his years by rim running even if he didn't think a pass would be delivered and when a pass was delivered, he finished in traffic several times. On offense, he showed glimpses of a right hook that could become unstoppable in years to come. Look for big things from Cesar and his John Carroll teammates this winter.
Markeith Franks - '20 Gwynn Park (Brandywine, MD)
Franks was in attack mode and played with great energy from the opening tip both times he stepped on the court. He used his chiseled frame to fight his way to the rim and repeatedly absorbed contact as he finished in the paint. He rebounded both inside and outside of his zone and feasted on second chance opportunities. He flashed the ability to hit shots out to 15ft but most of his damage came when attacking the rim. With long arms and an active motor, Franks was a pest on the defensive end and pushed his teammates to really compete on that end of the court.
Christopher Cooke '20 Overlea High School (Baltimore, MD)
Christopher was perhaps the most physically imposing player in the gym this past weekend. The senior forward thrived in transition and finished the break with several impressive dunks throughout the day. His best plays came off of defensive rebounds where he pushed the pace with a few dribbles and either finished at the rim or found an open teammate. He blocked several shots and used his athleticism to overwhelm his opponents. Christopher looks primed for a strong senior season.
Elijah Davis - '21 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD)
Baltimore guards are known for their toughness, grit, and ability to get into the lane and Elijah showcased all three during his two games on Saturday. The crafty guard penetrated the defense at will and always seemed to make the right play for himself or his teammates. He defended at a high level, played with supreme confidence and caught the gym by surprise with a poster dunk during his second game.
Omari Banks - '21 Tatnall (Wilmington, DE)
Omari played the role of lead guard for his team in both games and was extremely productive. He made the correct reads when playing off of ball screens and set his teammates up for success each time down the court. When things got stagnant, he showed an ability to create for himself off the bounce without wasted dribbles. In the open court, he played with great pace and was a catalyst for several runs made by his team in each game.
Joshua Rivera- '21 Roselle Catholic (Roselle, NJ)
Joshua was aggressive in both game sets. He finished through contact and played above the rim. He showed is ability to stretch the defense out to 18 feet.
Freddie Young JR. - '21 Trenton Catholic (Hamilton, NJ)
Freddie was dominant throughout the night. Controlled pace while he was on the ball and was able to score when needed. His sneaky athleticism was on full display throughout the night.
Savion Presley- '22 Wardlaw Hartridge (Edison, NJ)
Savion showed his shot making ability throughout the night. He was really engaged defensively, picking up his matchup “94”. Really good athleticism at only 6’0. Savion put guys on notice with his play.
Kunga Tsering- '21 Hasbrouck Heights (Hasbrouck, NJ)
Kunga dominated the paint throughout the event. Finished at the rim and had a handful of blocked shots. Also displayed his IQ making plays for his teammates.
#29 David Gordon- '21 The Patrick School (Hillside, NJ)
David standing at 6’8 did not disappoint in his play. Blocked shots, ran the floor and got dunks. David went back to the old school style of play by punishing the boards and being physical. Opposed his will and it showed all night