Posted On: 10/16/20 11:32 AM

Last night, The Crusaders (Stepinac) made their Gauchos Roundball debut against a gritty Team Mega (Vision Academy) squad. It was a close game throughout but the Crusaders prevailed 67-54. Duke commit, AJ GriffinAJGriffin6'6" | SFStepinac | 2021State#9NationNY, a five-star prospect, didn’t play last night but the team seemed to be reloaded with quality prospects filling the void left by RJ DavisRJDavis5'11" | PGArchbishop Stepinac | 2020State#65NationNY who begins his first season at North Carolina.

Senior forward Malcolm ChimezieMalcolmChimezie6'8" | PFStepinac | 2021State#239NationNY led the way with 25 points and 10 rebounds. The Boston University commit controlled the paint and finished very well at the rim.

The Crusaders welcome a pair of outstanding freshmen, 6’2” point guard Johnuel “Boogie” Fland and 6’8” power forward Jacob Hogarth, both hold multiple D1 offers. Fland finished with 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals while Hogarth contributed 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal in their high school debut.

Junior prospects Keith MencyKeithMency6'1" | CGMarist | 2021NY, Samuel GibbsSamuelGibbs6'2" | SGStepinac | 2022StateNY, and Joel BaezJoelBaez6'4" | SGStepinac | 2022StateNY seemed poised to take on large roles this season. Mency, a first-year

New York All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops New York to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!