The New York Gauchos Roundball Classic continued this week with some highly competitive anticipative matchups featuring some of the best prospects in the area. Each contest gave us a glimpse of what’s to expect over the next few weeks as more teams prepare for their first games.
The St. Raymond’s senior point guard picked up where he left off last season coming out of the gate with a 35 point, 7 rebound, 8 assists performance in a winning effort against WCP which featured top prospect, Jordan Riley. Smith, a Dayton commit, has improved his court vision and playmaking ability tremendously. He’s playing at his own pace which allows him to execute at a high level.
Jordan Riley | 6’4″ | Club Team: WCP
Riley lived up to his reputation as an explosive guard who plays above the rim. He finished the day with 34 and a number of spectacular plays. Riley, who committed to Georgetown in June, continues to prove he’s one of the most versatile players in the region. He will lead Brentwood HS to new heights this season.
Brantley, whose competitive edge is unmatched, kicked off his Roundball season with an impressive performance finishing with 27 points, 7 assists, and 8 steals. Brantley, a senior at Boys and Girls HS, currently holds offers from Creighton, Georgetown, Iona, Seton Hall, Oklahoma State, Manhattan, and Pittsburgh.
Carlos is one of the more experienced lead guards in the league. The Thomas Jefferson HS senior has a high basketball IQ and controls the game on both ends. He’s one of the best decision-makers in the entire city. He led the team with 34 points in a close game against Vision Academy.
Mouhamed Dioubate | 6’6″ | Club Team: Diallo Elite
Dioubate, ’22 John Bowne HS, had a good showing this weekend. He contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds. He’s a prospect with a high ceiling and someone to watch throughout the season.
– SI Warriors (Curtis HS)
– Queens Defenders (Christ the King)
Dallis Dillard – Bronx Bombers (St. Raymond’s)
DaMarco Watson – Vision Academy (Vision Academy)
Ian Jackson – Bronx Warriors (Cardinal Hayes)
– Facts Over Opinions (All Hallows)
– Fordham Rd (Fordham Prep)
Tobe Awaka – Bronx Warriors (Cardinal Hayes)