2018SACS

 

 

2018 Inaugural Signature Canadian Showcase

Hershey Centre

Mississauga, ON

April 23, 2018

2018 Ron Harrison

 

 

Blue Roster

 

Name

Height

Position

School

Location

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Nembhard

6-4

PG

Montverde Academy

Florida

Kaosi Ezeagu

6-10

C

GTA Prep

Canada

Noah Kirkwood

6-7

F

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Massachusetts

Keshaun Saunders

6-5

G

Orangeville Prep

Canada

Emmanuel Miller

6-6

SF

LaLumiere School

Indiana

Fardaws Aimaq

6-11

C

Bridgton Academy

Maine

Jashon Henry

6-5

GF

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

Canada

Aiden Warnholtz

6-3

PG

Canada Topflight Academy

Canada

Jacobi Neath

6-3

GF

Vaughan Secondary School

Canada

Brandon John

6-7

PF

The RISE Centre Academy

Canada

Lugentz Dort

6-5

PG

Athlete Institute Prep

Canada

Dalano Banton

6-6

PG

Redemption Christian Academy

New York

Thomas Gilgeous-Alexander

6-5

SF

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy

Tennessee

Tre Edwards

6-6

GF

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy

Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

White Roster

 

Name

Height

Position

School

Location

 

 

 

 

 

RJ Barrett

6-7

SG

Montverde Academy

Florida

Adong Makuoi

6-9

PF

The RISE Centre Academy

Canada

Joel Brown

6-2

PG

Brewster Academy

New Hampshire

AJ Lawson

6-7

F

GTA Prep

Canada

Tyrese Samuel

6-8

PF

Wasatch Academy

Utah

Jaden Bediako

6-10

C

Ridley College

Canada

Isaiah Buidoso

6-4

PG

Sunrise Christian Academy

Kansas

Khaleem Bennett

6-4

GF

Sunrise Christian Academy

Kansas

Patrick Emilien

6-7

F

Toronto Academy Prep School

Canada

Franco Miller Jr.

6-2

PG

Crestwood Preparatory School

Canada

Eze Dike

6-2

SG

Kimball Union Academy

Maine

Jahbril Pryce-Noel

6-7

SF

Gould Academy

Maine

David Muila

6-8

F

Canada Topflight Academy

Canada

Quincy Guerier

6-7

F

Thetford Academy

Canada

 

The Blue Team started the following lineup: 6-6 Emmanuel Miller, 6-3 Jacobi Neath, 6-10 Kaosi Ezeagu, 6-4 Andrew Nembhard, and 6-5 Lugentz Dort. The White Team countered with 6-9 Adong Makuoi, 6-8 Tyrese Samuel, 6-10 Jaden Bediako, 6-4 Isaiah Buidoso, and 6-7 RJ Barrett.

 

Team Blue held on to defeat Team White by a score of 138-135. Lugentz Dort led Team Blue with 29 points and 13 rebounds with several of his plays bordering on the spectacular. Kaosi Ezeagu added 27 points and seven rebounds. Dort and Ezeagu were named Co-MVPs for Team Blue. Jacobi Neath recorded 20 points. Andrew Nembhard added 18 points, 11 assists, and six rebounds. Emmanuel Miller chipped in with 12 points.

 

RJ Barrett led Team White with 46 points including seven three point baskets, eight rebounds, five blocked shots and was named MVP for Team White. Jaden Bediako added 21 points and six rebounds. Tyrese Samuel, Isaiah Buidoso, and Khaleem Bennett recorded 11, 10, and 10 points respectively.

 

Team Blue (138) Miller 12, Neath 20, Ezeagu 27, Nembhard 18, Dort 29, Fardaws 2, Edwards 5, Henry 5, John 2, Kirkwood 7, Saunders 9, Warnholtz 2.

 

Team White (135) Makuoi 8, Samuel 11, Bediako 21, Buidoso 10, Barrett 46, Bennett 10, Brown 3, Dike 4, Emilien 6, Lawson 6, Miller Jr. 4, Muila 2, Pryce-Noel 4.

 

This event lived up to the hype with 100% Canadian talent continuing to make their mark on the basketball stage. RJ Barrett was considered to be the top attraction as he has already garnered awards such as Gatorade National Player of the Year and the MVP award for the victorious Montverde Academy (FL) team in the Geico National Championship. However he was not the only attraction as both rosters were filled with to echelon talent that will make their impact at the next level and beyond.

 

Please follow the coverage event on the comprehensive event website and also the coverage by the various writers and recruiting gurus that flock to top flight events and this event definitely qualified as a showcase.