Hall of Fame Tourney

It seemed to be a day of shooting guards at the Hall of Fame's Hoophall Classic on Sunday. Guys like Malcolm Delaney, Corey Stokes, Austin Freeman and Rakim Sanders were all impressive on a day that that plenty of talent come through the building.

Donte Greene, F, Towson Catholic – Sometimes Greene floats on the court, but when he wants to, he's the most dominant player on the floor regardless of who else is on it. Greene shoots the ball so well from the perimeter, but sometimes he's too reliant on his outside shot. He went for 23 and 13 boards, but much of it came in two spurts in the loss to St. Benedict's.

Malcolm Delaney, G, Towson Catholic – A lot of people missed the boat on Delaney, who can really score the ball. He made 7-of-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 32 points and 7 assists. Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg had to be smiling as he watched from the sideline.

Malcolm Grant, PG, Winchendon – He dislocated his finger recently and it's certainly affecting his play of late. The Villanova-bound guard struggled and his team did as well. Grant finished with just 7 points and an uncharacteristic 9 turnovers in a loss to Harmony. He was 3-of-14 from the field and 0-for-5 from long distance.

Cookie Miller, Harmony – No one really knows his true age, but Miller was a jitterbug on the court and really dominated the game despite his size (or lack thereof). Miller is headed to Nebraska, where he'll try and use his quickness to impact the game. Finished with 12 points, five assists and three steals in the win.

Brian Williams, C, Harmony – The Tennessee signee has lost a ton of weight over the past year and his mobility has started to improve. He's got soft hands, really knows how to pass the ball. The only thing holding him back from making an impact at the next level is his conditioning.

Gary Correia, G, Northfield Mount Hermon – The unsigned senior combo guard started off slow, but came on strong after the break to help lead NMH back into the game after trailing by 25 at halftime. Correia can really stroke it from downtown and he made 5-of-6 trifectas and finished with a game-high 19 in the loss to Hargrave.

Tyrone Nash, F, Northfield Mount Hermon – He may not have a ton of flash to his game, but the Notre Dame signee knows how to play. He handles the ball, rebounds, can score and is a leader. He finished with 14 points, 5 boards, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. He'll be a nice piece in South Bend for Mike Brey.

Jeff Allen, PF, Hargrave – The Virginia Tech-bound power forward still isn't in tip-top shape, but he's looking much better than he did early in the season. Allen is all about effort and production and he scored 18 points and grabbed 10 boards in the win against Northfield.

Chris Wright, PG, St. John's – He went up against St. Andrew's and put on a show, finishing with 39 points and 5 assists in the four-point victory. He scored from all over the court. He was able to get into the paint and finish, knocked down 3-of-5 from long distance and also pulled up from mid-range. Sometimes he can force the issue too much, but when he's hitting like he was against St. Andrew's, there's no such thing.

Rakim Sanders, SG, St. Andrew's – The Boston College-bound shooting guard is in much better shape than he was at this time a year ago. His career has had its share of ups and downs, but this was one of his best individual performances. He had 22 before the break and knocked down four 3-pointers and then came out after halftime and kept it going, finishing with 36 on seven trifectas.

Joey Accaoui, G, St. Andrew's – We'll say it over and over again, If you are a Patriot League or Ivy League school, you have got to give this kid a look. Sure, he's small – but he's a terrific shooter, has a quick release, a 3.9 GPA and is as coachable a kid as you'll ever find. He went for 21 points and had 5 assists in the loss.

Antonio Jardine, PG, Neumann-Goretti – The Syracuse-bound guard definitely took too many shots (33), but he played hard and forced the issue – which is what his team needed in the overtime victory over DeMatha. Scoop had 36 points, 6 assists and 5 turnovers.

Austin Freeman, SG, DeMatha – There's hardly a day – or a game – in which the Georgetown-bound Freeman doesn't produce. It's inevitable that he's going to get his. Freeman is the silent assassin and while his team came up short, he ended up with 25 points and 9 boards.

Corey Stokes, SG, St. Benedict's – Stokes is back to the form that made him one of the most sought-after players in his class not too long ago. Villanova coach Jay Wright was in attendance to see Stokes score 24 points by scoring from long range, pulling up and also finishing strong around the basket.

Sedale Jones, SG, Notre Dame Prep – He grew up about a half-hour from the tournament and the Pittsfield, Mass., native had a huge drive with 16 seconds left. Jones is known more as a spot-up shooter, but he's started to expand his game. Finished with 13 points in the win.

Jamine Peterson, SF, Notre Dame Prep – "Greedy" always produces because he battles inside, is athletic and gets after it. Peterson had 19 points and 11 boards and often leads the team in rebounding despite being 6-foot-5 or so. Peterson needs to become a better shooter and perimeter defender, but he's tough to stop from scoring around the basket.

Michael Beasley, PF, Notre Dame Prep – The Kansas State-bound forward had an average game, but he pulled down some key rebounds and played within the flow of the game. One thing you have to give Beasley credit for: He is coachable and appears to be a team guy who doesn't care about scoring a boatload of points.

Dwight Hardy, PG, Patterson – The New York City landed at Patterson shortly after the season started and has become the team's best floor leader. He knocked down a couple of key 3-pointers and scored 15 points in the loss to Notre Dame.

Jamal Wilson, G, Neumann-Goretti – The athletic guard scored 20 points in the victory over DeMatha and had his moments, especially in transition. Wilson needs to become a more consistent shooter, but he was active on the glass and also solid on the defensive end.

Chris Braswell, F, DeMatha – Braswell still seems to getting back into the flow after missing some games early in the season. He's talented, but he's not scoring the ball with consistency. He did manage 17 boards – including 10 on the offensive end – by using his length.

Samardo Samuels, C, St. Benedict's – It was a tough defensive matchup for the post player, having to try and contain versatile forward Donte Green. Samuels imposed his will on the offensive end and finished with 22 points and 5 boards. He works hard in the post and uses his strength to overpower defenders.

Jamal Coombs, SG, Winchendon – No one played great for Mike Byrnes' team, but the early UConn pledge got some minutes and took advantage. He's solid in all aspects and just knows how to play. Coombs had 10 points, a couple assists and three rebounds in 17 minutes of play.

Brian Williams, the big man from New York who is at Harmony, said he dropped 57 pounds in the past year. … Harmony's coach, Mark Metzka, resigned last week and has been replaced by assistant Rodney Crawford.

Harmony's Cordell Pope, a 6-foot-7 shooting guard out of Alabama, mentioned Texas A&M, Nebraska and Central Florida. … Jason Henry, who arrived at Harmony earlier in the month, reiterated his commitment to Mick Cronin and Cincinnati. … Northfield Mount Hermon's Gary Correia is looking at VCU, Drexel, James Madison and Georgia State. … According to Neumann-Goretti assistant coach, junior guard Jamal Wilson is receiving interest from Wake Forest, BC, Fairfield, Old Dominion, VCU and Temple. … Patterson School point guard Dwight Hardy is getting interest from St. John's, Kansas State and Illinois, according to Patterson coach Chris Chaney. … Chaney also said that 6-foot-6 forward Tirrell Baines is looking at Mississippi, Baylor, Illinois and Kentucky. … St. Benedict's sophomore big man Gregory Echenique said that he is receiving interest from Rutgers, Villanova and Syracuse. … Sedale Jones has UNH and Long Island in the mix.

Head Coaches In The Gym – Jay Wright, Bob Huggins, Seth Greenberg, Travis Ford, Dean Keener, Karl Hobbs, Bruce Weber

Assistant Coaches In The Gym – UMass, Virginia, Miami, George Mason, VCU, Drexel, Kentucky, Boston College, Wake Forest, Georgetown

SCOREBOARD

  • Harmony Community School (Ohio), Winchendon (Mass.) 43

  • Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) 99, Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) 82

  • St. John's College (DC) 85, St. Andrew's (R.I.) 81

  • Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) 81, DeMatha (Md.) 71 OT

  • St. Benedict's (N.J.) 79, Towson Catholic (Md.) 76

  • Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) 72, Patterson School (N.C.) 71

    "I'm just worried that there's no place in Springfield to get a beer after midnight" – Notre Dame coach Bill Barton after his team's 72-71 victory over Patterson


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