Presidential Hoopfest Recap

UPPER MARLBORO, MD - The Presidential Hoopfest had some of the top teams in the Capitol Region facing off against each other, and a 2014 star stole the show.

Khalen Cumberlander, PG, Coolidge – Headed to Central Connecticut State, Cumberlander is an absolute steal. He can play both on and off the ball, and is a scorer, but also is willing to distribute the ball. A solid athlete, Cumberlander can guard on the defensive end. Now he isn't the fastest player and isn't a knock down guy, but has a chance to be excellent very early in his career.

Seth Allen, SG, Fredericksburg Christian – A flat out scorer. Allen is a sneaky athlete who has a good feel for how to play. Not super tall for his position, the future Maryland Terrapin will have to be used in the right way, but he can flat out shoot the ball. Also he showed a solid mid-range game and looks like he can be a solid secondary ball handler.

Mo Allie, PF, Middleburg Academy – A physically developed but undersized power forward, Allie is very productive. He was blocking shots, doing a good job on the glass, and then also hit a pair of threes. Now he could really struggle against length as he climbs the ladder, but the type of warrior who is undersized that has succeeded at the mid-level quite a bit in the past.

Andrew White, SF, Miller School – The future Kansas Jayhawk can absolutely shoot the basketball. At near 6-foot-6 he is an elite athlete who is one of the best shooters in the class. White desperately needs to improve his ball handling, but the tools are there for him to be a scorer and a quality defender at the next level.

Dashaun Morman, SG, Coolidge – A big time athlete, Morman is mostly going to the rim right now, but his jump shot does look solid. He is physically built for college basketball and showed some quality improvement from the summer. Is someone who could explode as his skills begin to catch up with his athleticism and strength.

Nnamdi Enechionyia, SF, Saint James – The older of two brothers, Enechionyia is an athletic wing with long arms who does his best work slashing to the rim. Now he can shoot it a little bit, and looks solid with the handle, added strength will help him greatly.

Jarod Williams, SG, Blue Ridge – An under the radar wing, Williams showed the ability to really shoot the ball and then also possesses surprising athleticism. He doesn't look like someone who will dunk on a defender, but he really showed that he can. Also when open from three he is excellent. Would like to see him shoot it off the bounce more, but definitely a nice surprise from the event.

Obi Enechionyia, PF, Saint James – A major revelation from the event, Enechionyia has a chance to really vault up the rankings and rack up big time offers in the near future. Defensively he is excellent as a shot blocker, yet also possesses the quickness to defend on the wing. At 6-foot-9 with long arms he has game changing potential. Now he does need to get stronger and the offensive skills inside are raw, but he has a nice face up jumper extending out to the three point line.

Romelo Trimble, SG, Bishop O'Connell – This is a kid who flat out gets buckets. Even though his team came up short, Trimble dropped in 30 points and did it in a very efficient manner. Trimble scores it well off the bounce in the mid-range and then is dynamite shooting the ball from deep. Not an elite athlete or especially quick, Trimble just has the feel for how to play and is efficient in everything he does.

Corbyn Jackson, PF/C, Blue Ridge – An undersized but tough kid down low, Jackson is very physically strong and has some decent skill facing the rim. Now he will play underneath almost exclusively in college, but his physicality and toughness will allow him to make up for his lack of pure size at the right level.

Fred Slater, SG, Saint James – This is a good looking freshman with length and ability to really shoot the basketball. What Slater showed was a solid release and length for a deep shooter on the wing, but there were also flashes of solid athleticism. Just a freshman time is on his side, but he showed some quality potential in a winning effort.

Obi Enechionyia mentioned interest from Maryland, George Mason, and Miami though none have offered.

Jarod Williams has interest from Wake Forest, Radford, Iowa, and Northeastern


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