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Mid-Atlantic Indepedent School Shootout: Preview + Schedule (June 24-26, 2022)

06/22/2022, 1:00pm EDT
By Josh Verlin

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin)
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While Philly Live is going to draw a lot of attention this weekend, and rightfully so, it’s not the only live period event going on in the region featuring local talent. The Mid-Atlantic Independent School Showcase, which ran last weekend in northern New Jersey at Blair Academy, shifts southward to the Hun School of Princeton this weekend, with a smaller field of 28 schools set to take part over the course of three days. 

Though it’s a more limited group than the 100-plus schools in Philly Live, the programs in action at Hun will be absolutely packed with talent, with some of the best private school squads from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, along with a few others, taking the court in what’s sure to be a high-level group of coaches.

Local schools participating this weekend include all six programs from the Inter-Academic League, plus most of the Friends’ Schools League as well as Phelps, Perkiomen and Hill, the area’s top three post-graduate/boarding school programs. A few programs in particular we’ll be keeping our eye on this weekend: 


Seyphon Triplett (above) and Westtown are one of the headliners at the Mid-Atlantic Independent School Showcase. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

— Westtown School lost Dereck Lively II (Duke) and Quin Berger (St. Joe’s) to graduation, but Seth Berger always has his roster restocked with talent year after year. Sharpshooting wing Matt Mayock and speedy lead guard Seyphon Triplett are two 2023s back from last year, but they’ve got some new arrivals that are sure to draw even more eyes to the Moose. Matt Gilhool, a 6-foot-11 2024 who was previously at Elizabethtown (Pa.) High School, is a high-major forward in the making, and 2025 Cameron Wallace, previously at Great Valley, has a world of potential as well. 

— Penn Charter’s 2023 class is finally in their final year together, after being a group to watch since their early days. Mark Butler, Trey Shinholster, Isaiah Grimes and Keith Gee will all be playing at the next level, and they bring a boatload of chemistry to the table. Shinholster’s younger brother, 2025 SG Kai Shinholster, is a lanky 6-3 (or more) and another one to watch with offers already from Hofstra and Robert Morris, while 2023 Colin Schumm, who’s also a football standout, will provide additional punch if he’s not busy with gridiron activities.

— The Hill School has an impressive frontcourt with 2023 Augie Gerhart (6-9) and 2025 Quadri Bashiru (6-9) surrounded by wings like 2023s Josh Cameron (6-7), Matthew Field (6-7) and Justin Molen (6-6), giving Seth Eilberg a lot of flexibility with what he can do up front. The table-setter is 6-2 2024 Trey O’Neil, a steady point guard with a terrific outside shot, though 2025 point guard Jacob Meachim (5-7) is strong with the ball in his hands as well. Molen, a post-grad from Salesianum (Del.), is an intriguing newcomer who can play the ‘1’ through the ‘4.’

— Speaking of strong frontcourts, Perkiomen School has its own group to watch up front, including Maryland offeree Thomas Haugh, a bouncy 6-9 2023 who’s stretched his face-up game out to the 3-point arc, plus post-grad 2023 Ryan Zan (6-7) and 2023 Priest Ryan (6-7), plus 6-5 2023 wing Bobby Rosenberger, 6-3 2024 guard DeMajh Salisbury and 6-4 2025 Gabe Tanner, all of whom should see plenty of time on the perimeter. 


Kachi Nzeh (above) has offers from the likes of Illinois, Iowa, Maryland and more. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

— Several more local kids we’re going to be paying attention to this weekend (along with names we’re sure to learn) …George School 2023 PF Kachi Nzeh George School 2024 G Christian Bliss … Academy New Church 2024 G/F Bahsil Laster … SCH Academy 2023 F Alassane Amadou … Academy New Church 2023 G Deywilk Tavarez … Shipley School 2024 SF Raijon Dispensa …  Friends’ Select 2023 SF Christian Kirkland … Friends’ Central 2024 Gs Fazi Oshodi, Reid Belcher + Muhsin Muhammad … Germantown Friends 2026 G Jordan Dill

Here’s the complete schedule (all teams from Pennsylvania unless otherwise marked): 

Friday, June 24
12:00 PM
Court 1: Perkiomen School vs. Germantown Friends
Court 2: Mercersburg Academy vs. Haverford School

1:15 PM
Court 1: Hill School vs. Patrick School (N.J.)
Court 2: Friends’ Select vs. Pennington School (N.J.)

2:30 PM
Court 1: Mercersburg Academy vs. Perkiomen School
Court 2: Germantown Friends vs. Haverford School

3:45 PM
Court 1: Hun School (N.J.) vs. Westtown School
Court 2: Hill School vs. Friends’ Select

5:00 PM
Court 1: Patrick School (N.J.) vs. Phelps School
Court 2: Blair Academy (N.J.) vs. Penn Charter

6:15 PM
Court 1: Kiski School vs. Hun School (N.J.)
Court 2: Lawrenceville Prep (N.J.) vs. Malvern Prep


Trey Shinholster (above) and Penn Charter have a deep group of 2023s. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

7:30 PM
Court 1: Blair Academy (N.J.) vs. Phelps School
Court 2: Penn Charter vs. Westtown School

8:45 PM
Court 1: Malvern Prep vs. Kiski School
Court 2: Lawrenceville Prep (N.J.) vs. Pennington School (N.J.)

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Saturday, June 25
8:00 AM
Court 1: Haverford School vs. Academy New Church
Court 2: Solebury School vs. Friends’ Central

9:15 AM
Court 1: George School vs. Hun School (N.J.)
Court 2: Germantown Friends vs. Peddie School (N.J.)

10:30 AM
Court 1: St. Benedict’s (N.J.) vs. Academy New Church
Court 2: Solebury School vs. Haverford School

11:45 AM
Court 1: Germantown Friends vs. Hun School (N.J.)
Court 2: Peddie School vs. George School

1:00 PM
Court 1: Mercersburg Academy vs. Commonwealth Academy (Mass.)
Court 2: Germantown Academy vs. Friends’ Central

2:15 PM
Court 1: Blair Academy (N.J.) vs. Westtown School
Court 2: SCH Academy vs. Virginia Episcopal (Va.)

3:30 PM
Court 1: Perkiomen School vs. St. Benedict’s (N.J.)
Court 2: Kiski School vs. Germantown Academy

4:45 PM
Court 1: Virginia Episcopal (Va.) vs. Mercersburg Academy
Court 2: Shipley School vs. Patrick School

6:00 PM
Court 1: Hill School vs. Commonwealth Academy (Mass.)
Court 2: Kiski School vs. Covenant Prep (N.J.)

7:15 PM
Court 1: Westtown School vs. Perkiomen School
Court 2: Blair Academy vs. SCH Academy

8:30 PM
Court 1: Covenant Prep (N.J.) vs. Patrick School (N.J.)
Court 2: Shipley School vs. Hill School

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Sunday, June 26

8:00 AM
Court 1: Phelps School vs. Malvern Prep
Court 2: Lawrenceville Prep (N.J.) vs. Penn Charter

9:15 AM
Court 1: Germantown Academy vs. Academy New Church
Court 2: Pennington School (N.J.) vs. SCH Academy

10:30 AM
Court 1: Malvern Prep vs. Friends’ Central
Court 2: Phelps School vs. Virginia Episcopal (Va.)

11:45 AM
Court 1: St. Benedict’s (N.J.) vs. Commonwealth Academy (Mass.)
Court 2: Penn Charter vs. Pennington School (N.J.)

1:00 PM
Court 1: Peddie School (N.J.) vs. Academy New Church
Court 2: Germantown Academy vs. Lawrenceville Prep (N.J.)

2:15 PM
Court 1: Solebury School vs. George School
Court 2: SCH Academy vs. Friends’ Select

3:30 PM
Court 1: Virginia Episcopal (Va.) vs. Peddie School (N.J.)
Court 2: St. Benedict’s (N.J.) vs. Friends’ Central

4:45 PM
Court 1: George School vs. Commonwealth Academy (Mass.)
Court 2: Solebury School vs. Friends’ Selectc


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