Primetime Shootout: Day Two

ROSELLE, NJ - A thrilling game between Plainfield and Gil St. Bernard was the signature game of the event, but it was Melvin Johnson who then proceeded to steal the show with his individual play.

Melvin Johnson, SG, St. Benedict's – Johnson had a good game on Saturday, but he turned it up several notches on Sunday on his way to an MVP performance. He was absolutely on fire from three hitting six triples, and then also showed some game off the bounce. He just continues to have a huge senior season.

Alex Mitola, SG, Gil St. Bernard – Quite simply he is one of the best shooters in the country. Even though his windup and release can be long, Mitola knows how much space he needs to get it off and is simply a marksman out to 25 feet. Mitola had 30 points in an intense game, and was huge for his team during a second half rally.

Sekou Harris, PG, Plainfield – A slender floor general, Harris was on fire in the game shooting the basketball. Harris used his quickness to bother the Gil St. Bernard guards, but it was his plays on the offensive end that were key. More so than just shooting, Harris created as well, including a pretty assist for the game winning bucket in overtime.

Justin Sears, PF/C, Plainfield – A high level athlete who plays hard and knows how to block shots, Sears was a game changer on the interior. He was excellent on the glass creating seconds shots for teammates, and should be an excellent player in the Ivy League.

Jameel Warney, PF, Roselle Catholic – Just a junkyard dog on the interior, Warney knows how to produce. He isn't super tall, but a good athlete who is very tough, Warney is nearly a lock for a double-double. His dominance down low was huge in his team cruising him with an easy win.

Tyler Ennis, PG, St. Benedict's – After missing Saturday's game for a college visit, Ennis showed why he makes such a difference for the Gray Bees. He creates so well with passes for teammates, and also uses his size and athleticism to convert on the interior. Add in a few made jumpers, and it is very easy to see why he is such a coveted five-star prospect.

Jaren Sina, PG, Gil St. Bernard – It wasn't a great game for Sina, but he found a way to be productive scoring 22 points. He got hot in the second half knocking in a few threes, and also converted some in the mid-range. Now he does need to tighten things up when facing pressure, but none the less found a way to be effective despite not being at his best, and put his team in position to get a win.

Tyler Roberson, PF/SF, Roselle Catholic – It has been a rough season for Roberson with injuries and sitting out due to being a transfer, but he is now rounding into form. Roberson had a solid game of inside-outside production. He knocked in a three, scored some off the bounce, and then corralled a few rebounds inside. Not an elite athlete to play the wing, he is probably best at power forward, and will be a matchup problem from that position.

Isaiah Briscoe, SG, St. Benedict's – It was another impressive showing for Briscoe. He is an excellent athlete and someone who is getting better seeing the floor as a point guard. His play helped the Gray Bees really extend the lead, and for a freshman he has a great presence about him

Sekou Harris is getting mostly CAA attention right now, but with his family moving to Phoenix, he is entertaining the idea of playing on the West Coast.

Tyler Ennis returned from his Syracuse visit very impressed, and noted other schools such as Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Arizona, Georgetown, Florida, Maryland, and others continue to be in pursuit

Head coaches from Pittsburgh, Villanova, and Pittsburgh were watching Tyler Ennis. Also assistants from Miami, Arizona, and Northwestern were present.

For Jaren Sina an assistant from Alabama was in the gym and head coaches from Rutgers, Villanova, and Pittsburgh were taking a look.


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