The 2018 National Prep Showcase concluded late Sunday, and the Northeast Recruiting Report saw 10 players stand out amongst the post-graduate crowd.
Check out the All-NPS teams below, followed by a look at the players who just missed the cut.
Ayinde Hikim - Mt. Zion Prep (MD)
25 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 3 STL in a win over Brewster Academy
17 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST vs. New Hampton
Mount Zion Prep (MD) point guard Ayinde Hikim took the National Prep Showcase by storm. The senior DMV-native boosted his stock and then some at the NPS, highlighted by the play of the weekend. Hikim went coast-to-coast in 3.8 seconds, converting the game-winning layup against Brewster Academy as the clock expired.
Tyson Etienne - Putnam Science Academy (CT)
20 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST in a win over Sunrise Christian PBG
15 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL in a win over CBD Montverde
Putnam Science Academy point guard Tyson Etienne lived up to expectations in his two games at the National Prep Showcase. The Wichita State commit was clutch in both games Putnam played in and led them to a 2-0 record - and their 30th straight win.
Kelton Samore - Bridgton Academy (ME)
28 PTS, 11 REB, 2 AST, 3 BLK in a win over South Kent
30 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST, 4 BLK in a win over FUMA
Bridgeton Academy (ME) doesn’t normally get as much attention as the other NEPSAC “AAA” teams, but they deserve attention this year with how Kelton Samore played. The 6-foot-8 Samore dropped 28 points and 30 points in his two games and left NPS with great momenutm heading into the rest of the season.
Mika Adams-Woods - New Hampton (NH)
24 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL in a win over Hargrave
17 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST in a win over Mt. Zion Prep
New Hampton (NH) may have looked the best out of any program throughout the National Prep Showcase, and a big reason why was senior leader Mika Adams-Woods. The Nebraska commit was steady throughout the whole weekend and showed off his high basketball I.Q.
Matt Cross - Woodstock Academy (CT)
12 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL in a win over IMG Academy
20 PTS (9-13 FG), 5 REB in a win over Massanutten
Woodstock Academy (CT) junior Matt Cross played a big role in his team’s undefeated weekend at the National Prep Showcase. Cross showed an impressive skill set and helped Woodstock put away their opposition early.
Dyondre Dominguez - New Hampton (NH)
29 PTS, 11 REB, 3 BLK in a win over Hargrave
15 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST in a win over Mt. Zion Prep
There was no doubt that New Hampton (NH) forward Dyondre Dominguez was talented, but there were question marks on how consistent he can be. Dominguez dominated in his game against Hargrave Military Academy where he scored 29 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had 3 blocks. He followed it up with another rock-solid performance against Mt. Zion.
Dequarius Nicholas - Scotland Campus Red (PA)
9 PTS, 3 REB in a win over NMH
23 PTS, 6 REB in a win over MacDuffie
Scotland Campus (PA) has a talented team. Everyone knew they were good, but no one expected them to be quite this talented. Dequarius Nicholas was excellent for Scotland this weekend, coming clutch against the MacDuffie School, scoring 23 points against a talented backcourt.
Malik Hall - Sunrise Christian PGB (KS)
16 PTS, 4 REB, 3 STL vs. Putnam Science Academy
21 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST in a win over CBD Montverde
Malik Hall had one of the biggest names at the National Prep Showcase coming in, and he lived up to it. Hall shined offensively in both games, and the Michigan State commit displayed an overall floor game that matches his ranking. He doesn't make mistakes and he's always productive, and it was the status quo this weekend.
Chris Ledlum - Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)
27 PTS, 14 REB, AST in a win over SPIRE PG
17 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL in vs. Scotland Campus Red
Harvard commit Chris Ledlum would have rather his team go 2-0, but he and Northfield Mount Hermon still showed good things at the NPS. As always, Ledlum played harder than anyone else on the floor, and was very hard to keep up with in the open court. Ledlum should have a huge final prep campaign.
Austin Johnson - Link Year Prep (MO)
14 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK in a win over Brewster
24 PTS, 9 REB, 2 BLK vs. Worcester
Link Year Prep (MO) had quite the upset against Brewster Academy (NH), and they competed against a talented team in Worcester Academy (MA). Why were they so competitive? Look no further than Austin Johnson. Johnson was dominant on the boards and ultra-productive in the paint on the offensive end. He was one of the biggest breakout performers of the event, and his stock should continue to rise as the season rolls on.
Judah Jordan - Scotland Campus Red (PA)
14 PTS, 5 REB in a win over NMH
12 PTS, 3 REB in a win over MacDuffie
Tyson Walker - New Hampton (NH)
19 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST in a win over Hargrave
13 PTS, 4 AST, 2 STL in a win over Mt. Zion Prep
Tray Jackson - Sunrise Christian PBG (KS)
14 PTS, 4 REB vs. Putnam Science Academy
13 PTS, 5 REB in a win over CBD Montverde
Caleb Mauldin - FUMA (VA)
13 PTS, 10 REB in a win over St. Thomas More
21 PTS, 5 REB vs. Bridgton Academy
Dannie Smith - Link Year Prep (MO)
28 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST in a win over Brewster
9 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL vs. Worcester
Lester Quinones - IMG Academy PG (FL)
30 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST vs. Hargrave Military
16 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST vs. Woodstock Academy
Elias King - IMG Academy PG (FL)
24 PTS (10-15 FG), 9 REB vs. Hargrave Military
17 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST vs. Woodstock Academy
Giovanni Santiago - Hargrave Military (VA)
9 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST vs. New Hampton
14 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST in a win over IMG
James Lee - CBD Montverde (FL)
14 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST vs. Putnam Science Academy
14 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL vs. Sunrise Christian PGB
Pavel Zakharov - CBD Montverde (FL)
9 PTS, 7 REB, 2 BLK vs. Putnam Science Academy
18 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST vs. Sunrise Christian PGB
Marcus Gibbs - SPIRE Institute PG (OH)
19 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST vs. Northfield Mount Hermon
11 PTS, 3 REB vs. Cushing Academy
Tag(s): Home HS Circuit Post Grad Independent Hargrave Military (VA) Putnam Science Academy (CT) SPIRE Institute PG (OH) Mt. Zion (MD) Notre Dame Prep (MA) IMG Academy PG (FL) Sunrise Christian PGB (KS) Fork Union Military (VA) Link Year Prep (MO) Believe Prep PG (TN) Massanutten Military (VA) CBD Montverde (FL) CBA PG (NC) Mississauga Prep (CAN) The Hill School (PA) Moravian Prep (NC) Milton Academy (MA) Blair Academy (NJ) TSF Gold (GA) Scotland Campus Red (@S Woodstock Academy Blue (MA) NEPSAC AAA Brewster Academy (NH) Bridgton Academy (ME) New Hampton School (NH) Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)