NJ/DC Collision Superlatives

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Posted On: 01/29/18 7:18 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – With the conclusion of this year’s NJ/DC Collision this year at Gonzaga, its time to take a look at some of the standouts. Here, we run down our list of superlatives.

BEST POINT GUARD | PAUL MULCAHY | GILL ST. BERNARD’S ’19

Paul Mulcahy led Gill St. Bernard’s to a comprehensive win over Sidwell Friends. The 6-foot-6 floor general, who possesses a unique blend of size and skill to go along with a tremendous feel for the game, was a flat out mismatch problem. Mulcahy can post up, has the size to see over top of the defense, and consistently utilizes his teammates. The versatile lead guard recorded 11 points (5/10 FG), 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, and 3 turnovers.

BEST COMBO GUARD | JALEN CAREY | IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ’18

Jalen Carey applied consistent pressure on Gonzaga’s defense, both with his ability to score and facilitate. The Syracuse commit, who didn’t shoot particularly well from the field (5/17), got his teammates involved early and often. At close to 6-foot-4, Carey showcases deceptive strength and toughness in conjunction with a fantastic overall skill set. He finished up with 17 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, and 4 turnovers.

BEST SCORING GUARD | JUSTIN MOORE | DEMATHA ’19

Justin Moore continues to showcase confidence in his perimeter jumper this season, and he did it again in DeMatha’s win vs. The Patrick School. Our top ranked junior in Maryland shot 4 of 5 from deep on his way to 20 points.

BEST WING | EARL TIMBERLAKE | DEMATHA ’20

Earl Timberlake is another Stag that came to play against The Patrick School, but quite frankly he’s been balling out all season. The sophomore recorded down a team-high 7 rebounds and 2 steals, a perfect illustration of his ability to impact the game in ways other than scoring. Timberlake added 20 points, knocking down both of his three-point attempts, and 6 of 7 free throws.

BEST BIG MAN | NAZREON REID | ROSELLE CATHOLIC ’18

LSU-bound Nazreon Reid is a very unique player who simply does things on the court that can’t be taught. At 6-foot-10, he is very skilled, and incredibly unselfish. Reid recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 turnovers.

BEST UNDERCLASSMEN | TERRANCE WILLIAMS | GONZAGA ’20

Terrance Williams continues to produce at a consistently high level, and that’s why he gets the nod here over a handful of other talented candidates. The 6-foot-7 sophomore, who is an excellent passer, did a bit of everything in his team’s win. Williams recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 0 turnovers.

BEST ATHLETE | KAHLIL WHITNEY | ROSELLE CATHOLIC ’19

At one point in Roselle’s game vs. PVI, Khalil Whitney went up to block a shot and was called for goaltending, but we believe that the referee made an honest mistake. The 6-foot-6 wing from Chicago, who recorded 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block, pinned that shot cleanly against the square, and had several other similar plays illustrating his elite athleticism.

BEST DEFENDER | ALEX SCHACHNE | GILL ST. BERNARD’S ’18

Alex Schachne

Alex Schachne spearheaded a solid defensive effort by his team in a commanding win over Sidwell Friends. A flat out bulldog defensively, the Johns Hopkins commit applied consistent pressure on the ball, and forced his fair share of turnovers. Schachne recorded 3 steals to go along with 8 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 turnovers.

BEST SHOOTER | AL AMIR DAWES | THE PATRICK SCHOOL ’19

While his three-point percentage wasn’t prolific (5/13), Al Amir Dawes showcased confidence and deep range in his jump shot. He drilled four triples in the first half, where his team stayed within striking distance of DeMatha. Dawes finished up with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, and 3 turnovers.

BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE | MYLES DREAD | GONZAGA ’18

Myles Dread

Myles Dread led Gonzaga in points (18), rebounds (10), made threes (2), and finished second in assists (5) in their win over Immaculate Conception. The Penn State commit is a true leader in every sense.