Posted On: 07/20/21 7:30 AM

Hoop Group returned to Spooky Nook to host another stacked event with 14 different brackets between the 15u, 16u, and 17u levels. Several top teams were grouped into the HGSL bracket as a part of the Hoop Group Summer League season for each level, with teams hailing from Massachusetts to the DMV. 

I started off my day watching the eventual 17u HGSL champion, NJ Panthers, face off against a good Red Rush team. 6’4 ’22 guard Ethan Simmon (Saint Joseph Metuchen) immediately stood out- showcasing a complete game with backdoor passing reads, a smooth pull-up jumper, and efficient finishing moves at the rim. One of the biggest stockrisers that I saw, I expect his recruitment to pick up after consistent performances in a championship run. 

6’3 ’22 guard Andre Johnson (CT Select/South Kent) impressed in the next contest vs Global Squad, showcasing the shooting ability that has already landed several mid-major offers (UC-Davis, Towson, Boston, St. Peter’s, Iona) and Big East interest. A hot start from the perimeter opened up driving lanes to the rim in the second half, his 7/8 shooting from the line in the last two minutes of the contest sealed the game for his Connecticut Select

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