2013 National Prep Showcase Day 2 Recap

Day two of the 2013 National Prep Showcase tipped off bright and early, providing a marathon of great hoops. 13 hours and 7 games of basketball later, we saw ourselves with a pair of overtime games, a buzzer beater, and a ton of elite talent. You had committed seniors, unsigned ones fighting for scholarships, and elite underclassmen.

Here are a few of the standouts from day two of the 2013 National Prep Showcase:

Jarvis Garrett, 5’11, PG, Notre Dame Prep (MA), 2014- Garrett really took himself to another level at the NPS, pacing Notre Dame Prep to a 2-0 record. He made some really nice reads from the pick and roll, made the extra pass, and finished creatively at the cup. Additionally, the Milwaukee native made some clutch buckets in both games to cap off an outstanding weekend of hoops for this unsigned senior.

Tyler Lydon, 6’9, SF, PF, New Hampton (NH), 2015- A player who we were excited to get a glimpse of was 2015 Syracuse commit Tyler Lydon, and he did not disappoint whatsoever. A skilled 6’9 forward, Lydon offers the versatility to play either forward spot for spurts on the floor. While he’s a natural power forward, his passing and ability to facilitate for others make him vicious facing the basket. Additionally, despite his narrow frame, Tyler had no problem mixing it up in the paint and was successful via his length/athleticism.

Detrick Mostella, 6’2, SG, Notre Dame Prep (MA), 2014- After having a bit of a slow start on Friday, Mostella exploded to the tune of 29 points and 7 rebounds against Hargrave. He drilled contested threes, got to the rim at will, and used his athleticism to make an impact on both ends. The native of Alabama is headed to Pitt next year, where his energy and defensive presence will fit in perfectly.

Goodluck Okonoboh, 6’9, C, Wilbraham & Monson (MA), 2014- The most dominant defender in the class of 2014 lived up to his rep against Elev8, blocking 10 shots in WMA’s narrow loss. He was outstanding running the floor and altered far more shots than the numbers reflect. Offensively, the UNLV recruit finished with 11 points, but showed a jumper facing that basket that if made more consistent, could be deadly in the Mountain West.

Isaac Copeland, 6’9, PF, Brewster Academy (NH), 2014- New year, new school for Copeland. The Raleigh native spent last season at The Miller School in VA and headed north to Brewster for his final campaign, where he has shown nice progress. Copeland shot the ball well (both from 3 and mid-range), ran the floor exceptionally well, and threw down a nice tip-dunk amongst the trees. Copeland will be a perfect fit in Georgetown’s Princeton offense, which will showcase his immense skills from the high post.

AJ Brodeur, 6’9, PF, Northfield Mount Hermon (MA), 2016-‎Just a sophomore, AJ Brodeur received serious playing time for a deep Northfield Mount Hermon squad. Playing completely within himself, AJ provided the hard-bosed play that you’d love to see out of your power forward. ‎He finished just about everything at the rim, knocked down 12 foot jumpers, and showed a ton of toughness on the glass. Having already received offers from Quinnipiac and Holy Cross, expect plenty more schools to join the picture as the season goes on.

Ahmad Thomas, 6’4, SG, Hargrave Military Academy, 2014- A bouncy athlete, Ahmad Thomas made some bigtime plays throughout the weekend with his athleticism on both ends of the hardwood. He shot the ball well from deep, looked to dunk everything around the rim, and showed nice potential as a scorer. With nearly 20 D-1 offers, Thomas will have no shortage of choices in the late signing period.

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