Posted On: 01/10/18 10:01 PM

1-6-18. Georgetown University McDonough Arena, Home of the Hoyas. Uptown Hoopfest by More than Basketball.

This past Saturdays  Uptown Hoopfest was a great success. There were many excellent former players in attendance such as Byron Mouton (U of MD), Mike Sweetney (Georgetown, NBA), current Hoyas: Jamarko Pickett (Eastern HS. Massunutten Military) & Antwan Walker (HD Woodson, Hargrave Military). Many of the teams consisted of players with underprivileged backgrounds. I must applaud the Coaches, High Schools & players for their politeness & dedication to improve off & on the court. There was a very nice crowd in attendance in this very organized event by More Than Basketball. We had a great PA announcer, concessions, security, & music. The next article will cover  games 4 thru 7.

 

GAME #1 

Eastern Ramblers ( 5-9)  68 Kingsman Academy  (2-6)  60

 

 

Eastern Ramblers Top Players : Head Coach : Emanuel Kakulu

#5 Devon Johnson, 5’10” G, 2018.  14 ppg (pictured far left),#4  Tiyonne Robbins, 6’3″, F, 2018.  10.8 ppg (pictured near left), #10 Zack Israel, 6’3″ G/F/ 2018.  10.8 ppg. 5’10” 2018 G #3 Amonte Concepcion (7.6ppg), 6’0″ 2018 G #15 Alonzo Thompkins (6 ppg), 6’2″ 2018 F #1  Enrico Bryant (5.6 ppg).

Kingsman Academy Top Players : Head Coach :  James Warren

Tre’Quan Nelson, G, 2018. Tiyahn Pellham, G, 2020. Deandre Washington, G, 2018.  Maurice Johnson, 2019. Deandre Davis 2019.  Louis Evans 2020. Koran Jackson 2019. Robert Smith 2018. Chavron Johnson 2019.  Jihad Jackson 2020.  Raynard Woods 2018. Diamante Young  Mark Fletcher 2019. Malik Lawson 2019.  Robert Williams 2019.

Game MVPS are Eastern HS 6’3″ 2018 F Tiyonne Robbins & Kingsman Academy 

 

GAME #2 

Cardozo Clerks (1-6)  73 Paul International Pirates (1-10)  69

 

 

 

Cardozo Top Players : Head Coach : Abdul Hill

#24 Arizon Harding, 6’3″, F 2019.  (17.5 ppg)

#13 Willie Brown, 6’0″, G, 2020. ( 15 ppg)

#11 Kaeem Hill, 5’9″, PG, 2020. (9.8 ppg)

#13 Antonio Cooper, 5’8: 2018. G (8.4 ppg)

#33 Jamari Fancher, 6’2″, 2018 , F. (

Paul International Top Players : Head Coach Kenny Barton

Tristen Ware, 2019.  Hector Moreno 2020. Gregg Drew 2018. Jaden Fenton 2021. Trequan Dorn 2019. Rahlek Mathis 2019. Kevonte McCombs 2021. Jermaine Gibbs 2019. Aron Artis 2020. Troy Carter 2019. Da’marus Naylor 2019. Chidubem Chukwurah,  2019.

Game MVPS are Cardozo 2018 5’10” G, Kaeem Hill &  Paul International 2019 G Rahlek Mathis

GAME  # 3

Bishop Ireton Cardinals (3-7)  59 Calvin Coolidge Colts (7-6)  23

 

 

 

Bishop Ireton is  a very good team, but plays in the nations top conference the WCAC, which has 3 teams ranked in the nations top 12. Despite the loss Coolidge played very hard, but  missing open looks.  Top scorers for Bishop Ireton were:  6’2″ 2019 G Ethan Lynch with 16, 6’0″ 2019 G Jack Kouba with 10 points & 7 rebounds, 6’3″ 2020 SF Jordan Beckett, while Cardinal scoring leader @ 22 ppg,  5’11” 2018 PG Darius Hines totaled  6 &  dished out 4 assists.

Coolidge leaders included 6’2″ Bashir Yedel with 9 points & 6 rebounds, 6’5″ 2020 C  Christopher Moses scoring 6 & grabbing 2 rebounds, 6’1″ 2018 F Aaron Boulware  scoring 4 with 4 boards, 6’0″ 2019 G Shane Godby added 3 points & 5’11” G Victor Smith-Rose adding 2.

MVPs are Bishop Ireton  6’2″ 2019 G Ethan Lynch  Coolidge HS 6’1″ 2018 F Aaron Boulware.