CoBL Staff (@hooplove215)
We are just two weekends removed from the first high school live periods of the summer. Post & Pivot hosted the Pre-Live High School Team Camp this weekend to give some of the local squads some good runs to get ready for the big event.
Games ran from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Jefferson University, and CoBL had staff at almost every game on the three courts. Here’s our list of standouts from the event:
Caleb Alston-Nelson (2025 | Academy New Church)
Efficiency can best define Alston-Nelson’s game. The 6-7 forward is aggressive on both ends as he dominates in the paint and grabs a ton of rebounds. In a double overtime game against St.Joe’s Prep, Alston-Nelson contributed with 17 points and one 3-pointer. The forward, who just transferred to ANC, is able to score against taller defenders and has the ability to find the open space so that his teammates can serve him with an easy assist. Alston-Nelson, who previously played for SCH Academy, is also a good passer and a great shot blocker.
Devin Booker (2025 | Cristo Rey)
One of the most exciting players to watch Sunday. It is clear that Booker’s game is getting on another level, especially his shot. In a 50-36 win over CB West the 6-5 guard made four threes and his form looks clean and smooth. He ended the game with 21 points and different finishes every time. The guard can find the end of the net through floaters and mid-range jumpers, but also from the FT line as he gets fouled a lot. Defense is as good as his offense with blocks and steals. It was after a steal that he had a windmill dunk.
Ron Brown III, SCH Academy
Ron Brown III (2024 | SCH Academy)
Brown’s athleticism was on display Sunday afternoon as the muscular 6-1 combo guard threw in a couple big-time blocks in addition to a 12-point, 10-rebound effort in a close loss to Archbishop Carroll. Brown’s physicality helps him get to the bucket through contact and wrestle rebounds away from opponents, and he’s also a tough defender who’s got the ability to get his man out of his spot and make them uncomfortable.
Camden Burns (2024 | SCH Academy)
Burns had no trouble putting the ball through the hoop against Carroll, hitting four 3-pointers to pace him to a 19-point outing in the loss. The 6-0 combo guard was mostly playing off the ball in the Blue Devils’ four-guard backcourt, and his ability to catch-and-shoot with a quick trigger was certainly clear, as was his ability to attack the bucket off the bounce, whether that was with a step on the defense or if he needed to muscle his way there.
Duke Cloran (2025 | Haverford School)
The little things that Cloran does on the court are not unnoticed. The 6-2 guard is an all-around player who rarely makes the wrong play. While he is aggressive in attacking the basket and can get sent on the line, he is also very patient and doesn’t force shots. In a close win against Archbishop Carrol, he scored 12 points, including the buzzer-beater for the win. He is active on the boards offensively and defensively and he is an outstanding player. This spring he has been showing off for PA Hoops Academy as well.
Naeem Colston (2024 | Samuel Fels)
Colson was a problem for Bensalem in Fels’ win on Sunday morning. The 6-4 wing forward was a monster on the glass, grabbing 14 boards (6 offensive), and turned that into 14 points, along with a couple assists and three blocks. Colston excelled at getting to the rim, working out of the high post or just utilizing screens and cuts to find himself open near the bucket, if he wasn’t scoring on a second-chance attempt. An athletic wing, he showed he could finish above the rim with a major dunk, and he was also a versatile defender on guards and bigs.
Jaden Colzie (2024 | Plymouth Whitemarsh)
Colzie was terrific as PW battled Archbishop Ryan in a close loss Sunday afternoon, the 6-0 shooting guard doing what he does best: hitting jumpers. Colzie was 8-of-16 from the floor (5-10 3PT), impressive considering the degree of difficulty of many of those shots: fadeaway buckets with a hand in his face, deep 3-pointers, mid-range shots while he’s moving right-to-left, able to launch himself up and square with the bucket before unleashing a high-arcing shot. Also added six rebounds and a couple assists.
Nafis Dubose, Sankofa Freedom
Nafis Dubose (2026 | Sankofa Freedom)
A young 6-3 wing forward with an upperclassman’s build, Dubose played the part of an undersized high school post player to a ‘T’ on Sunday. In both a win over Robeson (16 points, 4 rebounds) and a loss to Boys’ Latin (9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals), Dubose gave the Warriors terrific energy defensively and on the glass, especially on the offensive end, and was a perfect screen-and-roll finisher who got everything around the rim, showing terrific body control and ability to adjust to contact and get the ball through the hoop.
Ryan Everett (2024 | Archbishop Ryan)
Ryan was playing without Thomas Sorber (Pangos All-American camp) this weekend, and Everett helped step up in his absence to lead the way to a win over Plymouth Whitemarsh. The lanky 6-3 rising senior guard contributed 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting (2-4 3PT), but his most impressive moves were a pair of picture-perfect spin moves around defenders that both ended with a left-handed layup; he also contributed four rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Patrese Feamster (2026 | Archbishop Carroll)
Making his Archbishop Carroll debut this weekend, Feamster fit right into the Patriots’ all-rising sophomore lineup, contributing 19 points (6-11 FG) and four rebounds, plus a couple other assorted stats, in a win over SCH Academy. The 6-3 shooting guard knocked down his first four 3-point attempts, including a couple quick-but-smooth catch-and-shoot 3s in transition, leading a Carroll squad that hit 10 3s in the game. He also had a few tough pull-up jumpers in the midrange, and got to the line.
Perry Fields (2024 | Boys Latin)
Fields was Boys’ Latin’s leader as a junior, averaging north of 20 points per game, and he showed why in a 14-point outing in a win over Sankofa Freedom on Sunday. The 6-2 combo guard has all sorts of ways of producing, like a nifty spin into a mid-range pull-up, a few knifing layups that showed his body control and athleticism around the rim, and he also drew contact and got to the line. Fields chipped in five rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block to round out his game.
Jahaan Green (2024 | Camden Eastside, N.J.)
Green has athletic roots as his mother was a D1 hooper at NC State and his father played football at Miami and in the NFL. The 6-4 wing/forward finished with 29 points, six rebounds and a pair of steals against Northeast. He was relentless inside and was rewarded with quite a few trips to the line (8-for-10). Green did most of his damage in the paint, whether that was following up misses or running the floor in transition, capping his day with a monster fastbreak slam. He also showed off some touch and range, looking smooth on a turnaround midrange jumper, and knocking one of his two attempts from deep.
Bowen Gugger (2024 | Central Bucks West)
Gugger's game resembles a profile that college coaches definitely like. An efficient player that can make the right play every time and rarely throws the ball away. Against Cristo Rey’s full court press the 6-4 wing seemed comfortable in making the best pass to break the press. As if he was a quarterback, he threw a dime from one end to the other to find his teammate. He scored 11 points out of the team 36 and likes to use a spin move when attacking the basket. Gugger will be crucial for his team’s success next season.
Tristen Guillouette, St. Joe's Prep
Tristen Guillouette (2024 | St. Joe's Prep)
The Hawks’ 6-8 big man put together a pair of strong outings on Saturday, but his multiple talents were most on display in a win over Plymouth Whitemarsh to close the day. Guillouette compiled 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in the effort. He’s got a polished post game and can eat up smaller defenders with his size, strength and footwork and used a drop step a few times to get easy hoops. Guillouette also moves around on defense when needed to come out/ slide over and contest. His passing ability was quite impressive as well, showing off court vision and accuracy to pile up the helpers.
Deuce Ketner (2024 | Bonner-Prendergast)
Ketner plays an unselfish game, really showing a good grasp of when, where and what to do on both ends of the court. He’s built like a forward and as a strong 6-6 wing/forward uses that strength to his advantage, fighting for rebounds or muscling his way to the hoop. He also consistently knocks down shots from deep. His playmaking was a fun part of his game on display at times, particularly against Samuel Fels when he and Nelson Lamizana played off each other inside.
Jaron McKie (2025 | St. Joe’s Prep)
McKie scored a team-high 10 points against ANC, including the winning free throw in double overtime, then got to his spots with ease in a 17-point outing against Plymouth Whitemarsh to close his day, also adding a pair of assists in the effort. The 6-2 guard has got a tight handle and quickness to shift in space and get to the hoop. McKie broke down his man and finished in traffic a handful of times and also pulled up off the bounce in the midrange, where he is lethal. He rounded out his offensive outing against PW with three triples to show off his crisp shooting form.
Kevin Rucker Jr. (2024 | Bonner-Prendie)
“Pop” is his family nickname, but it can also describe Rucker Jr.’s athleticism. In a dog fight against Cristo Rey, his ability to get into paint kept them afloat. The big guard proved to be a matchup problem with how he exploded to the cup off-the-dribble throughout. Once he caught his defender flat-footed or leaning the wrong way, Rucker Jr. used his long strides to get the rest of the way, before soaring above the rim to finish with touch. With his tantalizing blend tools and skill, the Friars guard is on the cusp of a huge live period.
Mani Sajid, Plymouth Whitemarsh
Mani Sajid (2026 | Plymouth Whitemarsh)
Sajid is quickly making the transition from ‘prospect’ to ‘player,’ as the rising sophomore wing looks like he’s ready to play a major role for the Colonials this upcoming season following a freshman year where he was mostly a deep reserve for the District 1 6A champs. The lean 6-4 wing guard is a smooth outside shooter, hitting three treys against Archbishop Ryan in a close loss, but he also is getting much more capable of creating his own shot, getting around defenders and into the mid-range, helping him go 7-of-11 from the floor (3-6 3PT) for 17 points, with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Lamine Sanoh (2024 | Executive Education)
With his big brother Moustapha off to Rider University, the young Sanoh showed he’s ready to fill the void. The 6-9 big man anchored the Raptors defense and gave out a few buckets in the post. Sanoh still has a lot of room to grow into his body, but he still managed to body up some of the opposing bigs and block shots with his long arms. Then, he showed off his footwork on the block, scoring over either shoulder.
Ryan Warren (2026 | Academy New Church)
Warren will have a crucial role in his first season with the talented group of ANC. In the games against Archbishop Carroll and St.Joe’s Prep, the 6-6 wing/forward exhibited his athleticism and explosiveness. Warren, who plays for Philly Pride 16U, had a poster dunk over one of St. Joe’s players, one of the top moments of the weekend. He is strong and is skilled around the rim. While the opponents think they have an easy layup, Warren is the last one to give up as he can end their chance with a block.
Darren Williams (2024 | Archbishop Ryan)
After being down double digits and only having scored on a couple free throws at halftime, the FGCU-commit led the comeback with his driving and defense. Williams sliced through the defense, getting all the way to the rack to lay the ball in or draw fouls. Next, he knocked down a corner three to help the Raiders take the lead late in the game. Then, with less than a minute left, he got his third steal and quickly dished it to Ryan Everett for the go-ahead bucket. Williams had a game-high 17 points, scoring 15 in the second half.
Ian Williams (2026 | Archbishop Carroll)
Quickly establishing himself as one of the best pure point guards in the area, Williams has a whole lot of know-how, ability and toughness packed into his 5-9 frame. He’s excellent with the ball in his hands, able to use his low center of gravity to get around defenders, and once he does he can get to the rim and score or (more commonly) make the right pass for a bucket. He was efficient as always in Carroll’s win over SCH, going for 15 points on 4-5 FG (2-2 3PT, 5-5 FT), with five rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Nasir Williams (2025 | Sankofa Freedom)
The ability to generate paint touches is the most impactful offensive skill and Williams did it with flair on Sunday. The young Warrior didn’t lack substance either. With little wasted movement, he used his handle and quickness to shake defenders and glide to the basket. On one play, Williams cleverly wrapped the ball behind his back to evade his man before getting up a floater. And he was just as engaging on defense. With active hands, the 6-0 combo guard effectively pressured the ball, no matter who he was guarding.
Jaden Banner (2025 | West Catholic), Devon Bell (2024 | Boys’ Latin), Manny Butts (2026 | Haverford School), Zach Campbell (2024 | Dobbins Tech), Amari Dow (2024 | Cristo Rey), Matt Engle (2024 | C.B. West), Luca Foster (2026 | Archbishop Carroll), Julian Phillips (2024 | C.B. West), Jasir Henderson (2027 | Sankofa Freedom), Gabe Hornberger (2025 | Executive Education), Tariq Jennings (2024 | West Catholic), Owen Kelly (2026 | SCH Academy), Ryan Kull (2024 | SCH Academy), Nelson Lamizana (2024 | Bonner-Prendie), C.J. Miller (2025 | Camden Eastside, N.J.), Jaden Murray (2024 | Archbishop Ryan), Jaidyn Moffitt (2024 | Bensalem), Antonio Morris (2024 | Bensalem), Amir Nelson (2025 | Cristo Rey), Shemar Parker (2025 | Samuel Fels), Nasir Ralls (2026 | Archbishop Carroll), Brandon Russell (2025 | Archbishop Ryan), Cam Smith (2026 | ANC), Tyler Tolbert (2026 | Cristo Rey), Sharif Wallace (2025 | Northeast), Kyree Womack (2024 | Bonner-Prendie)