2019 Ivy men’s and women’s recruiting update

Since Ivy recruits do not sign National Letters of Intent, the Athletic Departments of the Ancient Eight schools cannot comment on student-athletes’ commitments until after they are formally accepted and place their deposits.  As a result, the following list is a summary of committed recruits for the Class of 2023 that have been obtained from searching the internet.

If any reader has any athlete to add to the list, please send a note to tips@ivyhoopsonline.com.


Brown Men:
Carsten Kogelnik, 6′ 6″ SG/SF, Dematha Catholic High School (MD)
Per Prep Hoops (3/27/18)
6-foot-5 wing Carsten Kogelnik put on one of the most impressive shooting displays at the Metro Challenge. The 2019 prospect shot 6 of 10 overall, including 5 of 8 in one game. Kogelnik has become more confident shooting off the dribble.
Video Highlights, per YouTube

Perry Cowan, 6′ 4″ SG, DePaul High School (IL)
Per Prep Hoops (9/15/18)
Coming off a solid junior campaign at DePaul Prep, Cowan continued to be productive with the Illinois Wolves on the UAA circuit.  What I liked about his game was how well he did the little things.  Aggressive takes, made sound passes, hit open shots, and got on the glass for a put backs.  His go to is his ultra-smooth mid-range game that he likes to drill from 15-18 feet.
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Daniel Friday, 6′ 2″ PG, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy

Josh Watts, 6′ 4″ SG, Gonzaga College High School (D.C.)
Per Prep Hoops (6/6/17)
On the hardwood Josh is a very very good player, who could challenge for a starting position this coming season for the Eagles. Josh says, “I know my strength and weaknesses and I am always working on areas I need to improve. My strengths are my defense, taking a player out of his game with my defense and my mid range game off the dribble. Also, I want to be an energizer and establish a higher leadership role this year for us. This summer I am working on my ball handling, 3 point mechanics with my Trainer Alex Harris and my explosion, strength and flexibility in my workouts with Strength Trainer Mac James.” On his ability to score Josh says, “currently I can score on 2 levels, but my contested 3 point shot needs the most work.”

Brown Women:
Myla Cox, 6′ 0″ G/F, Petal High School (MS)
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Fiona Finn, 6’1″ G/F, Rivers School (MA)
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Kiara Leveridge, 5′ 9″ WF, Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute (Scarborough, Ontario)
Per Crown Scouts Girls (9/23/18)
With Leveridge’s commitment, the Brown Bears secures a workhorse in the paint on both ends of the floor and is the type of player that tends to give opponents fits due to how hard she plays. The Scarborough, ON native plays far bigger than her 5’9″size, and is almost undoubtedly the strongest player in the Canadian 2019 Class. Although she gives up several inches to many of her competitors in the Post she routinely earns her team additional possessions by consistently being a top rebounder in the games she plays, turning opponents over for steals, and being the first on the floor for loose balls.

Lexi Love, 5′ 4″ PG, Bishop O’Dowd High School (CA)
Per ESPN (1/2017)
Athletic lead-guard handles, creates off the dribble, finishes in traffic; developing perimeter game threat.
Per ESPN (9/2016)
Jet-quick, athletic lead-guard creates in uptempo game; diminutive dynamo handles, penetrates, finds rim and scores in traffic; punches gaps and distributes; developing perimeter game consistency.
Video Highlights, per YouTube and Hudl

Columbia Men:
Jack Forrest, 6′ 4″ SG/SF, Lower Merion High School (PA)
Per City of Basketball Love (9/10/18)
A 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing guard, Forrest averaged 18 ppg as a junior for a Lower Merion squad that captured its second consecutive Central League championship and advanced to the District 1 6A semifinals and PIAA Class 6A second round. Though he’s best known as an outside shooter, Forrest has developed an array of scorer’s moves off the bounce in the last 12-18 months.

Cameron Shockley-Okeke, 6′ 6″ SF, Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
Per New England Recruiting Report (10/29/18)
A late blooming southpaw forward, Shockley-Okeke is a long lefty capable of making tough shots, scoring in bunches, and potentially playing both forward positions. He was a young senior last year and has taken advantage of his extra year to continue developing his game and body. 
He had some huge games for Team New England last spring, especially in Atlanta when he exploded for 34 points in a single game, and was also a big part of their championship at the Las Vegas Fab 48. 
Prior to that, he helped Milton Academy advance to the finals of the NEPSAC Class A tournament last year and earning first-team All New England honors in the process.
Video Highlights, per YouTube

Zach Taylor, 6′ 0″ PG, St. Stephen’s Episcopal High School (TX)
Video Highlights, per Verbal Commits and YouTube

Columbia Women:
Abigail Hsu, 5′ 11″ PG, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)
Per Miami Herald (11/27/17)
Hsu’s height and length gives her an advantage over opposing guards, and she has the athleticism and guile to neutralize bigs in the paint.
“If Abbey’s shot is off she can get to the rim, rebound, get a deflection and deliver the perfect pass to teammates,” (Stoneman Douglas coach Marilyn) Rule said. “She does it in so many ways. I don’t think it would be difficult for her to average a triple double because she has that ability. She loves finishing a game and feeling like she has nothing left.
Video Highlights, per YouTube

Carly Rivera, 5′ 6″ PG, St. John’s High School (D.C.)

Kaitlyn Davis, 6′ 1″ F, Greenwich Academy (CT)
Per ESPN (7/2016)
Left-handed finesse-4 with length, wingspan competes on glass, rebounds and initiates fast break; emerging offensive game; potential.

Cornell Men:
Jordan Jones, 6′ 5″ SG Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
Per The Acorn (7/27/17)
Last season, his first at the varsity level, the 6- foot- 5, 180-pound playmaker led Oaks Christian in points, rebounds and assists, averaging 14 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while earning spots on All-CIF, All-Ventura County and All-Marmonte League teams.
He remains hungry. He wants to be even better—he’s lifting more and improving his ballhandling skills.
“I’m just trying to work harder than everyone else,” Jones said. “I’ve got to keep working. I try not to let anyone get the edge and outwork me.
“I’m not worried about what I should be doing. I’m doing what I should.”
Video Highlights, per YouTube

Cornell Women:
Shannon Mulroy, 5′ 8″ PG/SG, Lenape High School (NJ)
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Dartmouth Men:
Jackson Blaufeld, 6′ 4″ SG, Taylor Allerdice High School (PA)
Per Pittsburgh Post Gazette (7/28/17)
Allderdice coach Buddy Valinsky cited Blaufeld’s relentless pursuit of perfection for his success in Israel.
“He’s a true gym rat; he plays all the time,” Valinsky said of Blaufeld, who helped the Dragons to their fourth consecutive City League title last season. “He’s always working on his weaknesses, trying to get better. He’s a good shooter, and the dribbling and passing have always been there for him. He’s really a throwback to the old days. He’s simply a basketball player.”
Per PGH Sports Now (7/20/18)
After speaking so highly about his team, I asked Blaufeld to critique his own performance and tell me what he’s doing well and showing college coaches.
“Shooting the ball from all over the court, mid-range, being a scorer and just being a good overall player,” said Blaufeld. “I’m been working a lot on my ball-handling and passing which are getting better. Playing at Allderdice for Coach Valinsky, he stresses defense and if you’re not good at defense, you won’t play.”
Video Highlights per Verbal Commits and Hudl

Paul Hudson, 6′ 7″ PF, Charlotte Christian School (NC)
Per Phenom Hoops Report (12/6/17)
The lefty is one of those hybrid types who can do a bit of everything on the floor, a truly positionless type of player. Standing 6’5” weight in at 205 pounds and carrying a 7’4” wing span, Hudson has an unbelievable basketball body, when you add in his natural timing and strength playing defense you have some one who is able to be an elite, not high level but and elite, defender at the next level.
Offensively, Hudson is comfortable lining up across the floor. He has a good secondary handle and range that consistently extends beyond the 3-point arc off the catch. He is a mis-match at the high post, able to use his quickness to get downhill or his IQ/skill set to make the right pass or the jump shot. Hudson is also comfortable on the block, where he uses strength, footwork and his wing span to get what he wants.
Video Highlights, per YouTube and Hudl

Dartmouth Women:
Kaiyah Corona, 5′ 11″ G/F, Windward High School (CA)
Comments from evaluator Prentice Beverly – per CaliforniaPreps.com (6/3/18)
“Kaiyah Corona of Long Beach, California is a feisty and crafty player that does all the intangibles that coaches love. The 5-9 Cal Sparks wing attacked the rim and either produced in the paint or dropped dimes to her teammates.”
“The 2019 Corona does a good job running the floor and finished well off the break. She also displayed a nice mid-range touch. Defensively, Corona did an excellent job jumping into the passing lanes on the perimeter or in the low post.”
“Simply put, she finds a way to make plays to help her team win. Corona is an all-around player and will make the program that lands her very happy.”

Emma Koch, 5′ 11″ SF, Iowa City West High School (IA)
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Harvard Men:
Ciarin Brayboy, 6′ 9″ C, New Trier High School (IL)
Per PrepHoops.com (4/19/17)
New Trier 2019 center Ciaran Brayboy stands at 6’9” with broad shoulders and a strong upper body.  He is a physical low post prospect that when he gets involved plays with a lot of energy.  Seems to play much better with his Mac Irvin Fire team than when we saw him during the high school season.  Displays skill with hook shots over both shoulders.  High/low finish.  Also gets on the offensive glass consistently.  Converts dump off passes.  Rim protector on the defensive end.  Impressed with the motor he has played with early in the spring.  Mid-major and low-majors need to start looking into one of the better 2019 post in the state.  He could be a high-major kid when it is all said and done.
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Chris Ledlum, 6′ 5″ SF, Northfield Mount Hermon School (MA)
Per ZagsBlog (7/23/18)
“Chris is a high-motored skilled small forward with a college-ready body,” Jayhawks director Jay David said. “His work ethic on the floor is something that he demonstrates in the classroom as well. He currently has an 1150 SAT with a 4.0 GPA. Because of that work ethic, the sky is the limit. He has offers from a variety of conferences.”
Per NJ Hoop Recruit (6/29/18)
TheDribbleDrop: I always talk to kids about the three scoring levels offensively. Which level is it that you use the most right now?
Chris Ledlum: I’m a very physical guy. I like to play inside out and set the tone. I go to the rim early and often. From there I work in the mid range game and knock down threes when left open. I think reading the defense and not continuing the force it in the paint when things are muddled is key to success.
Video Highlights, per YouTube and Verbal Commits

Tommy O’Neill, 6′ 8″ PF, Vermont Academy
Per 247 Sports (10/3/18)
“Tommy is a kid who has gotten a lot better,” said (Vermont Academy Head Coach, Alex) Popp. “He played well in the spring with the Middlesex Magic, and then he was really good in July. He had a big game against the Rens, and a lot of coaches took notice of that, and ever since then a lot of college coaches have been calling about him.”
In fact, Popp is expecting big things from O’Neil during his time at Harvard.
“Tommy is the player who gives you remarkably consistent production,” explained Popp. “In our current social media era of preferring potential over production, Tommy has gone under the radar. He is a double-double machine who will impact winning in Cambridge for the next four years.”
Per Hoop Group (4/22/18)
With his size, O’Neil has an inside-out ability offensively that makes him a walking mismatch against most teams. He has the classic stretch four man’s touch from the outside, but he’s also big, strong and tough enough to take you inside and bang on the post or finish above the rim. It’s the way he wants to be viewed by coaches and his peers.
“I’d say I’m a stretch four, I definitely prefer to take it to the hoop but I can stretch the floor,” he said. “I take a lot of pride in my toughness, I try to play harder than anyone else out there.”
Video Highlights, per YouTube and Verbal Commits

Luka Sakota, 6′ 6″ PG, King’s Christian Collegiate High School (Toronto)
Per 247 Sports (10/26/18)
Over the summer, Sakota played for Canada’s u17 team that competed in the FIBA u17 World Cup. Through seven games, Sakota averaged 7.0 points, 3.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds a game. He also connected on 8 of 14 three-point attempts in the event.
“I feel like I can make an impact on the team from the get go,” Sakota told 247Sports. “They like to play fast and get the ball moving and play unselfish, which is exactly how I like to play the game.”
“They really get after it on defense as well and I feel like I can guard multiple positions on the floor,” he added. “They play the right way and their offensive system will allow me to make the right reads and decisions which is a big thing for me. Overall I think my game will fit perfectly at Harvard.”
Video Highlights, per YouTube

Idan Tretout, 6′ 4″ SG, Wilbraham and Monson Academy (MA)
Per New England Recruiting Report (8/6/18)
For Tretout, the summer was just an extension of the spring. He got himself into the best shape of his career, continued to prove his expanded ball skills, and shoot the ball with consistency from beyond the arc. He helped his New Heights squad to a championship at the UA Challenge in Atlanta and continued to push his recruitment to a blend of the A10 and upper echelon Ivy League.
Video Highlights, per New England Recruiting Report and YouTube

Harvard Women:
Gabby Donaldson, 5′ 6″ PG, Wakefield High School (NC)
Video Highlights, per YouTube and Hudl

Grace Martin, 6′ 1″ F, Biddleford High School (ME)
Per Maine Press Herald (12/6/17)
One of the most versatile players around, the 6-foot-1 Martin averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds last season. She has the ability to score inside or outside and has improved defensively every year.

Lola Mullaney, 5′ 11″ SG, Manasquan High School (NJ)
Per Prospects Nation (2018)
Right now, Mullaney is at her best offensively in elite settings as a catch and shoot prospect. She has all of the tools to be a quality option at a high level in that area early in her college career while building on her skill set to create off of the bounce. In that way, Mullaney reminds me of Hannah Cook (Univ. of Alabama wing) at the same stage of high school.
Per ESPN (1/2017)
“Combo-guard delivers from deep, utilized screens with confident delivery; handles, passes in uptempo; active in passing lanes.”
Per ESPN (4/2016)
“Off-guard brings respect to the arc; agile off the dribble, drives and finishes plays in traffic; fills lane off the fast break, flairs and delivers deep; effective use of screens, fades, footwork; shooter.”
Video Highlights, per Hudl and YouTube

Anne Stritzel, 5′ 11″ G/F. Nazareth Academy (IL)
Per MySuburbanLife.com (4/30/18)
Stritzel led Nazareth to its best season ever this winter. She averaged 24 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 2.7 assists as the Roadrunners went 31-3 and finished second in the Class 3A state tournament.
A host of honors followed, including IBCA First Team All-State and Suburban Life All-Area selections. Stritzel was seventh in the voting for Illinois Miss Basketball.
Video Highlights, per Hudl and YouTube

Penn Men:
Jonah Charles, 6′ 3″ SG, Rutgers Preparatory School (NJ)
Per Q&A with Hoop Group (summer 2017)
Q: Describe your game for people that haven’t watched you yet?
A: “My game is very versatile. I pride myself on being able to do a little bit of everything and can take on many roles due to having played many different roles for different teams. My main goal is to do anything to help my team win. Most of the time my role is being the guy my team can count on for a big bucket and knocking shots down at any point in the game, while also being able to help handling the ball and getting in to sets. One of my best attributes is my communication skills on the court.
Q: What would you say the biggest difference in your game has been since last year.
A: “I think the biggest difference in my game from last year is that I am more comfortable and confident handling the ball and leading a team. I shifted from just being a shooter to more of a combo guard who can also play the point.
Video Highlights, per YouTube, Hudl and BallerTV

Jordan Dingle, 6′ 3″ SG, Blair Academy (NY)
Per ZagsBlog (9/29/18)
“I think Jordan made a great choice,” he (high school coach Joe Mantegna) said. “I think he will be a contributor almost immediately upon arriving at Penn. He has a Big East skill level and a Big East physicality and he has an advanced understanding of how to play.”
Said Dingle: “I’m going to bring a true floor general, someone who’s really good at getting his teammates open shots. I see the floor really well. I have a great competitive drive and a hard-working nature.”
Video Highlights, per YouTube

Max Lorca-Lloyd, 6′ 10″ PF, Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)
Per New England Recruiting Report (9/16/18)
A long and athletic run and jump athlete who changes ends, protects the rim, and finishes at the top of the cup, he projects as an immediate impact player in the Ivy League and someone who could develop into one of the conference’s more impactful players. 
Nagging injuries plagued the longtime PSA product this spring but he returned to the court in time to suit up for his native Chile in the FIBA Americas u18 Championships where he averaged over 14 points, 11 rebounds, and nearly 3 blocks per game.This was the third consecutive summer in which Lorca-Lloyd starred for the Chilean national team after joining the u18 team in 2016 and then leading the u17 South American FIBA championships in rebounding last summer.
Per ESPN (7/18/18)
Strengths:

He’s a very gifted athlete. He runs the floor like a deer, plays above the rim with ease and then is able to change direction and cover the court with great agility and fluidity for a player his size. Defensively, his potential is off the charts as he can protect the rim as well as he can scramble in full court situations and even defend the perimeter with his length and lateral quickness. Offensively, he scores with athleticism at the rim, either in the open floor, off the offensive glass or in catch and finish situations.
Video Highlights, per New England Recruiting Report and YouTube

Max Martz, 6′ 6″ SF, Upper Arlington High School (OH)
Per City of Basketball Love (1/22/18)
“I think they’re getting a tremendous player with gigantic room for growth and improvement,” 17th-year Upper Arlington coach Tim Casey told CoBL. “although I think he’s very good already, he’s going to get bigger and stronger, he can do so many things, and he’s even a better person than he is a player. I just feel very fortunate to have coached him, and I’m glad he’s coming back for one more year.”
Video Highlights, per YouTube and Verbal Commits

Lucas Monroe, 6′ 4″ SG, Abington Senior High School (PA)
Per City of Basketball Love (6/7/18)
While he knows minutes might be sparse upon his arrival, Monroe thinks his versatility might help him make an impact sooner rather than later.
“They use a lot of ball movement,” Monroe said. “Rather than just isolation or one-on-one, they really move the ball well. They also like big guards, so I think I can hopefully come in right away and be plugged into a lot of different spots on the court because everyone is pretty interchangeable in their offense. They also like guys who understand how to play the game.”
Video Highlights, per YouTube

Penn Women:
Faye Parker, 6′ 5″ C, Tabor Academy (MA)
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Silke Milliman, 6′ 2″ G/F, Northfield Mount Hemon (MA)
Per ESPN (6/2018)
Agile perimeter prospect brings front court versatility; quick in the paint, rises on jump shots in the key, stretches the defense to the arc; exploits mismatches; competes on the glass, scores in transition; versatile defender.
Video Highlights, per Hudl and Vimeo

Mandy McGurk, 5′ 7″ PG, Notre Dame (PA)

Princeton Men:
Keeshawn Kellman, 6′ 8″ PF, Perkiomen School
Per City of Basketball Love (9/20/18)
“I think he’s somebody who could step in right away and be a guy who can rebound and defend at the rim,” Perkiomen School coach Tom Baudinet said. “Offensively, I think he’ll need to be able to improve and defensively on the perimeter he’ll need to improve, but it’s definitely something he has the potential to do, and I expect him to have a really good career once he gets there, and they start working with him.”
Kellman is a terrific rebounder, and his length and athleticism make him a disruptive post defender. He still plays with the same motor he did when he was an undersized big scrapping for rebounds.
While Kellman’s game has come a long way in the past year, he still has a lot of room to continue to grow. When he gets to Princeton, he will likely see a little more time out on the perimeter as he switches between the 3, 4 and 5 for the Tigers.
Video Highlights, per YouTube

Konrad Kiszka, 6′ 7″ SF, La Salle College High School (PA)
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Ryan Langborg, 6′ 4″ SG, La Jolla Country Day School
Per Prep Hoops (7/11/17)
“I think my biggest strength is probably my shot, but I feel they are missing other things I do for my team, whether that’s creating a shot for a teammate or getting to the rim for a layup,” Langborg said. “I think people label the white guy who can shoot as “just a shooter,” but I think my arsenal of moves and ability to use them has made me a threat to score from anywhere on the floor.”
Video Highlights, per Hudl and YouTube

Jacob O’Connell, 6′ 11″ C
Per Hoop Group (6/11/18)
Q: What do the Princeton coaches like about you?
A: “The coaches said that my skill set is unique and suits their style of play perfectly, and that I was the exact type of player they needed in my class.  They like that I can shoot, pass, and defend very well in addition to having a high basketball IQ.”
Video Highlights, per Hudl and YouTube

Princeton Women:
Maya McArthur, 6′ 2″ PF, Mater Dei High School (CA)
Per Dana Point Times (2/16/18)
One thing that has made the Dolphins more effective is the introduction of McArthur. After transferring last year and sitting out to become eligible, McArthur has become a key down low to limiting opposing chances and kick starting the fast breaks.
“My biggest role on this team is rebounding and defense,” McArthur said. “Of course, I contribute on offense. But I usually try to spend most of my energy getting rebounds and kicking it out, getting it up the floor as fast as we can.”
Per SportStar Live (10/23/17)
In May, the 16-year-old took part in the U.S. trials for the FIBA U16 Americas Championship. She made it to the final 37, but failed to make the cut for the last 18.
Tom Hovasse, coach of the Japanese senior women’s team, then sounded McArthur out. “After I didn’t make the cut, I didn’t even know that I was eligible to play for Japan,” she says at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here.
“Coach Tom told me and invited me to the camp in September and here we are today. I never really thought this would happen. I feel so blessed to be here. It’s really an honour.”
Per ESPN (1/2016)
Quick, athletic interior performer with emerging footwork, finishing skills in the paint; quick-leaper, active on glass with mobility in uptempo game; next level possibilities. 
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Ellie Mitchell, 6′ 0″ WF, Georgetown Visitation Prep (D.C.)

Maddie Plank, 5′ 11″ PG, Briarcliff High School (NY)
Per Basketball Wall Street USA (11/3/17)
With enviable size at 5-foot-11, the Briarcliff Manor N.Y. native is elusive off the dribble and instinctive with the ball in her hands being able to facilitate shots for her teammates or, to create for herself as a polished shot-maker with finesse.  Plank is a south-paw player but her ambidextrous approach and skill-set allows her to create separation off the dribble at a high rate.
Per Prospects Nation (3/2018)
Plank’s verbal gives Courtney Banghart’s Tigers a proven sharpshooter in the backcourt. The nation’s No. 19 ranked guard continues the growing tradition of Elite 150 recruits choosing the Ivy League powerhouse.
“I saw her in multiple settings in 2017 and was really impressed with her poise, ability to score the ball and her always competitive,” Chris Hansen, managing editor of ProspectsNation.com, said. “Her joy for the game was never more apparent than at the Keil Moore Fall Showcase this past October.  She just brings energy to every rep.”

Yale Men:
E. J. Jarvis, 6′ 8″ PF, Maret  School (D.C.)
Per Washington Post (9/13/17)
Jarvis has seen a lot of other high school big men expand their games to the perimeter, but also stop working in the paint as a result. At the high school, college and professional levels, basketball is trending toward more “small ball” play and asking big men to develop perimeter skills and be able to space the floor with mid-range and, ideally, perimeter shooting. Jarvis plans to provide that type of skill set — he is currently working on his mid-range jumper and then plans to stretch it back to the three-point line — but also thinks he could stand out by continuing to polish his post moves and interior defense.
“I tell him that you can be that type of big man who stretches the floor, but let’s also be great inside,” said Maret Coach Chuck Driesell, who has been a head coach and assistant coach at the Division I level. “I also tell him to keep focusing on being a great rebounder. People don’t always realize how much a great rebounder can change a program. If you’re a college coach and have a great rebounder, it is a huge lift and allows you to do so many things.”
Per Prep Hoops (5/8/18)
Yale landed their first 2019 commit on Monday night when 6’8 EJ Jarvis of Maret and Team Takeover announced he is committing to the Ivy League program. He is currently slotted at number 5 in our Maryland/DC Rankings Jarvis has an extremely high basketball IQ and is a great kid on and off the court. He has nice touch around the rim and can score it well from the middle of the court. He rebounds well on both offense and defense and has shown improvement on blocking shots. He is a guy that has been boosting his stock over the high school season and early this spring so this is a great early commitment for Yale.
Video Highlights, per Verbal Commits, Hudl and YouTube

August Mahoney, 6′ 3″ PG/SG, The Albany Academy (NY)
Per Times Union (3/22/18)
Mahoney, a slick-shooting lefty standout, was the team’s second-leading scorer as a sophomore on a squad featuring 2017 New York State Gatorade Player of the Year Hameir Wright. This season, Mahoney is now the guy with the most experience and the main target of the opposition as this season’s team looks to capture three straight titles. He has responded by averaging 20.3 points and 5.2 assists per game to go along 43 percent accuracy from 3-point range and 90 percent shooting at the foul line.
“You can’t just have one facet of your game,” Mahoney said. “I really expanded my game over the summer. I can get to the basket. I can finish. My athleticism is coming. I can finish above the rim sometimes. I am sculpting my game. People have told me you just can’t be a shooter. Teams will try to take that away. What else can you do?
“My name is atop of every scouting report. I see box-and-one, double teams, people face-guarding me. It is not only finding your way through with your skill, but fighting through that with your mind. You can’t let it get to you and you can’t get frustrated. You have to let the game come to you and work off of your teammates. They are going to set great screens for me and they are going to get me the ball.”
Video Highlights, per Vimeo and YouTube

Yale Women:
Jenna Clark, 5′ 6″ PG, Thomas Jefferson High School (Pittsburgh)
Per Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (7/20/18)
She can create off the dribble. She’s able to penetrate and able to finish inside the paint. She can draw the defense in and kick out to her teammates, and she’s got the range to shoot from anywhere. As a junior, Clark averaged 17.7 points per game and helped the Jaguars to a 21-5 record and section championship.
“She’s somebody that I think is hard to defend on the basketball court because she can do all of those things,” Fairman said. “And then also, she has such great court vision. She sees the court as a point guard, and in transition, when the ball is in her hands, I’m very comfortable that I know something good is going to happen.”
Video Highlights, per Hudl

Ayla Elam, 6′ 1″ PF, Head-Royce High School (CA)
Video Highlights, per YouTube and YouTube

 

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