The 2019 Spalding Hoophall Classic was an incredibly loaded field like it is year after year. This year featured some of the best and top players in the nation and the event did not disappoint. The five-day event was special and most games were streamed live on the ESPN networks. A lot of players stood out but below you can find out what prospects stood out at the most.
2019 W Scottie Lewis (Ranney School, NJ) – Scottie Lewis put on an amazing outing for the Ranney School (NJ) in their matchup at the Hoophall Classic. The Florida commit already had one important job to do in their contest besides getting his team the win and that job was to lock down one of the best scorers in his class in Jaden McDaniels, who he held to just 8 points total. Scottie showed his elite wingspan and athleticism by snagging a few steals and finishing with power at the rim. He also put his shot making abilities on display after knocking down a couple jumpers from beyond the arc and mid range spot. The 6-foot-7 wing finished with a game high 26 points in their win.
2020 F Terrance Williams (Gonzaga, DC) – 6-foot-7 forward Terrance Williams showed his complete versatility in his contest against Olive Branch (MS). Talk about a guy that can literally do everything when on the floor, Williams was that guy. Terrance has a PJ Tucker like body, which helps him be effective on ends of the floor. He can guard every positron on the basketball court, 1-5, and can be a threat on the glass as well. Stepping out beyond the arc and connecting on his jumpers was no problem for the junior forward at all. He was also able to finish around the rim and inside the painted area.
2020 W Brandon Boston Jr. (Norcross, Georgia) – The 2020 wing Brandon Boston Jr. had a phenomenal performance at the Spalding Hoophall Classic. The 6-foot-7 junior posted a game high 26 points in Norcross’s win over Roselle Catholic (NJ). Boston Jr. was simply just on another level from start to finish. He put his improved defensive skills on display by being super active and effecting passing lanes and snagging a couple steals. His shooting mechanics always seem like they improve game in and game out. Brandon has added tools to his overall skillset and looked very scary on the floor. Do not be surprise if his stock rises after this AAU season coming up.
2019 F Christian Brown (Oak Hill Academy, VA) – With star prospect Cole Anthony out for Oak Hill, the Warriors had no problem scoring the ball in their matchup against IMG Academy (FL) and Christian Brown was the main reason why. Brown has not really been known as a great scorer but he probably had one of his best games of the season up in Springfield. The 6-foot-6 senior did more than just slash to the rim and run the floor. Hitting his perimeter jump shots and taking his man off the dribble was a skill he put on display as well and that led him to a team high 22 total points.
2019 SG Bryan Antoine (Ranney School, NJ) – Villanova bound Bryan Antoine proved to us this past weekend why he is considered one of the best scorers in the 2019 class. He is an electric scorer who is gifted with crazy athleticism. The 6-foot-5 shooting guarding is so fast that when he is on the floor it looks like he is going 100 miles per hour. He has quick hands on the defensive side of the ball and was able to come up with a couple steals at the Hoophall Classic. Bryan made scoring look easy, whether it was in the half court or in transition. He is an acrobatic playmaker and has great bounce off the floor.
2019 PG Jaelen House (Shadow Mountain, AZ) – Jaelen House has always been known for his high major competitiveness and energy he brings to a team and that is exactly what the Arizona State commit did in Shadow Mountain’s win over Paul VI (VA). Jaelen was literally everywhere on the floor and it seemed like he did everything for his squad. He is a dog defensively and is always able to disrupt the opponent’s offensive flow. Offensively Jaelen does struggle a bit at times to finish when he gets to the rim but he is an aggressive offensive player who can penetrate the lane with ease. His penetration on offense was able to suck in defenders and that is where House was able to find his open teammates for the assist.
2019 G Alyn Breed (McEachern, GA) – Talk about stepping up big in the spot light, available senior guard Alyn Breed stepped up big time in McEachern’s win over Rancho Christian (CA) and the Mobley brothers. The 6-foot-3 guard finished with 20 points and what an impressive 20 points it was in front of the national media. Alyn has always been able to score in many ways. He put his talents on display by hitting shots from the perimeter and mid range spots and being able to finish through contact at the rim. Breed is an underrated guard in the 2019 class and certainly deserves some attention from college coaches. He is a big reason why McEachern (GA) is sitting at a 19-0 record.
2020 G Cade Cunningham (Montverde Academy, FL) – The Texas native Cade Cunningham has turned himself into a now point forward and is currently the starting point guard for powerhouse Montverde. Sitting at 6-foot-6, Cunningham holds many tools and is a very special prospect. He led Montverde to a 2-0 record in the Hoophall Classic and did it in tremendous fashion. Why is he starting at the point guard position at 6’6? He has the vision and passing skills to play that point forward position. Besides his point guard like skills, Cade can also be a threat scoring the basketball as well. He is a versatile guard who can fill the stat sheet and his stat line against Sierra Canyon (CA) proved it after finishing with 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Oh, and he is a solid on ball defensive player as well.
2019 F Keion Brooks Jr. (La Lumiere, IN) –One of the top available seniors, Keion Brooks Jr., made a stock rising case at the Hoophall Classic this past weekend. Brooks Jr. finished with a 25 point and 8 rebound performance on national television. You could tell that the senior forward put on some pounds in the last few months and now looks like an even much scarier player on the floor. Keion was able to show he is able to score on all levels of the court. He used his strength and power when posting up his defenders and was also effective on the glass. He can run the floor extremely well and was an active defender on defense. Keion has cut his list to six schools and a commitment from him should be coming soon.