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2023 CoBL Interstate Shootout Day One Standouts (Sept. 16)

09/19/2023, 11:30am EDT
By CoBL Staff

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215)

A combined 64 games took place on Saturday at The Haverford School and Haverford College at the CoBL Interstate Shootout. Plenty of top talent from around the region was in action throughout the day with most matchups pinning PA squads against those from N.J, DE or D.C.

The CoBL staff was scattered throughout both venues and did our best to take in as much of the action as possible. Here are our standouts from Day 1:

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Ron Brown III, 2024 SCHA (Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Ron Brown III (2024 | Springside Chestnut Hill)
In two games where the Blue Devils trailed at some point, Brown III did the little things to help them finish 2-0. He communicated on defense, dove on the floor for loose balls, and hustled back in transition after a team turnover. Brown III made the splash plays too. He had multiple steals, blocks, and spot-up threes. Then, against Middletown (Del), he had a fast break dunk to seal the game. 

Luke Bushra (2024 | Delco Christian)  
First caught our attention as well as the attention of some local coaches at the CoBL Overnight Exposure Camp. He has the ability to finish with either hand near the rim and a good set of post moves for a big. He displayed his ability to manufacture points in the paint with his back to the basket with a series of drops steps or sky hook (with either hand). Bushra can also extend 15 -17 feet in the dunker's spot and knock down jumpshots. Delco Christian needs a void filled with a highly talented group of guards returning and if “Bush” can consistently provide production like Saturday for the Knights (13 points, 10 rebounds) this gives their coaching staff a much needed option with a 6-foot-4 post presence & rim protector.

Jeremy Clayville (2024 | St. Joe’s-Metuchen)
Clayville popped off for 16 and 19 points in tight losses to Friends’ Central and AFS, respectively, on Saturday, showcasing a full arsenal on the offensive end. The 6-foot-1 guard and Saint Francis commit buried a couple of threes. He also did some damage getting into the paint with a crossover that helped him shake defenders and an effective floater that helped him make shots in the inbetween game. He works hard off the ball to free himself up, keeping constant pressure on the defense whether he has the ball in or out of his hands.

Jake Cummiskey (2024 | Central Bucks East)
The 6-foot-3 guard led the charge during a 2-0 showing for the Patriots, leading with 19 points in a win over St. Joe’s-Hammonton before following with 11 points and three assists in a more-balanced victory over Union Catholic (N.J.). The lefty has great size at the point guard spot and can slash his way to the basket where he’s able to finish contested shots. On defense, his length is an attribute as well, helping him lock down on smaller guards and be able to switch positionally. He has really good vision and can be a score-first or pass-first PG when needed or try to slash off the ball as well. The shot is something he’s worked hard on, and he drilled a deep triple and pull-up two in the win over Union Catholic.

Alijah Curry (2024 | Camden, N.J.)
A native of Memphis, TN, Curry is the next high-level stretch forward in recent Camden history. He was automatic when left open, making everything off-the-catch. The thing that set him apart on Saturday was his ability to create his own shot. Getting into rhythm with his handle, Curry often generated space laterally and used spin moves to initiate contact before stepping back or fading away for the ‘J’. The 6-8 frame he used to shoot over defenders also helped him contest shots when he was on the other end. 

Kaydin Ford, 2024 Abington Friends (Mark Jordan/CoBL)

Kaydin Ford (2024 | Abington Friends School)
Kaydin Ford assumed the role of vocal leader as he struggled to score in the first half against Dover. However, he finished with 14 points in a competitive 46-44 win for AFS on Saturday afternoon. In the second half, the senior guard relied on his strength and quickness to put constant pressure on the defense. In addition to finishing a tough and-1, Ford netted a deep three in the final minutes to help secure the win. His resilience and will to win will be necessary throughout his senior campaign. He added another 16 points and three assists in a tight win against St. Joe’s-Metuchen, showing off his fearlessness as he relentlessly attacked the basket.

Wayne Fletcher II (2025 | Central Dauphin)
The son of CD head coach Wayne Fletcher led his team to two big wins Saturday afternoon, the squad out of Central PA looking like they'll be a problem in both leagues and districts. Fletcher II, a smooth 6-2 combo guard, was getting to the hoop at ease with either hand, knocked down jumpers from all over the court, and just played poised, confident basketball all afternoon, continuing a strong finish to his summer with the York Ballers. 

Matt Gardler (2025 | Marple Newtown)
Gardler can really fill it up and showed that throughout the afternoon as he finished with 20 points in a win over Cherokee and added another 16 against Paul Robeson. Gardler showcased his range, able to pull up from deep or catch-and-shoot threes. His ability to break down a defense and find teammates is top asset, however. Once he can get inside the defense he does a great job of looking off defenders before finding a teammate with a bounce pass or no-look dime. He can also finish in there when the help defense doesn’t collapse as well.

Quinn Gibson (2025 | Cherry Hill West, N.J.)
Gibson showcased a little bit of everything in the win against Episcopal Academy as he finished with 25 points and eight rebounds. The 6-4 guard asserted himself early with quick drives and turned a few loose balls into nice finishes at the other end. He displayed his range (three three-pointers) then closed out the victory in overtime with a huge dunk to seal it. He wanted the ball in key situations and continually delivered when his team needed him. After avgeraging 13.3 ppg last season, Gibson appears poised for a huge junior year.

Justin Hinds (2024 | Salesianum, Del)
As a two-way wing, Hinds usually plays a complimentary role for Sallies. But without three of their starters versus Archbishop Ryan and ANC, they needed him to be a primary. He used his improved handle to get to the spots he wanted, then extension-finish around them at the rim or shoot over them in the mid-range. His increased offensive usage didn't take away from his impact on defense either. The under-the-radar senior still disrupted passing lanes and altered shots, while scoring 22 and 19 points, respectively. 

Scottie Hubbard (2024 | Jackson Reed, D.C.)
The 6-6 wing showed versatility which was shown all throughout the day. He was a threat hitting shots off the ball on the perimeter. Hubbard also was a threat penetrating downhill and scoring through contact. He even made a few crisp passes to his open teammates. Jackson Reed won both of their games and Hubbard had his fingerprints all over them. 

Deuce Ketner, 2024 | Bonner-Prendergast (Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Deuce Ketner (2024 | Bonner-Prendergast)
The uncommitted senior played a pivotal role in the Friars' success on Saturday. He had some tough defensive assignments, shifting between rim protection and guarding out in space. Offensively, he compromised the defense as a cutter/roller, scoring around the basket with tough layups through contact. More importantly, he won on the glass. Ketner's effort grabbing boards was key in their comeback win over Camden because it allowed Bonner to extend possessions and Ketner to get deep paint touches. He finished that game with a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double, before getting 12 & 6 versus Pennington School.

Luke Kreitz (2025 | Ridge, N.J.)
Ridge prefers to run its offense through the high post but when things collapse, it will look to its plethora of shooters to make the defense pay and no one has been better at that than Kreitz over the last two seasons. The 6-foot guard drilled three shots from the deep and scored 13 points in a 49-20 win over Sankofa Freedom. He has his hands set as soon as the ball enters the high post and when forwards turn to skip the ball to the opposite side, he is in perfect position to catch and shoot. He sank 49 treys a season ago and will look to add to that this winter.

Beau Lyren (2025 | Delco Christian)
Lyren provided an efficient 12 points for the Knights against Ridge. Those who have seen Lyren previously know him for his knock down shooting, however he gave a glimpse into his evolving offensive skill set as he made his way to the lane and finished at the rim with a nice reverse lay-in and he appears to also have added a floater package to his downhill attack.  Defenses will have to play honest on him as he can still shoot the three ball from area code distance.   

Kevin McCarthy (2024 | Episcopal Academy)
An All Inter-Ac First Team selection, McCarthy has saved his best for last as he enters his fourth and final season with the Churchmen. He poured in 21 points, including five smooth makes from behind the arc against Cherry Hill West and added 23 (five more threes) against St. Elizabeth’s in one of the games of the day. At least three of his makes from the perimeter against Cherry Hill were with defenders directly in his face and he was not phased. He can get to the rim when he wants to, but when he is knocking down jumpers the way he was Saturday, he exasperates a defense and energizes his teammates. He was one of the top scorers in the Inter-Ac last season and is in line to finish there once again.

Rylan Muniz (2024 | Executive Education)
Very few can go toe-to-toe with Muniz when it comes to shooting a basketball. The 5-foot-11 guard displayed that throughout Saturday as he followed a 13-point game against Union Catholic with a 28-point outburst against St. Joe’s-Hammonton later in the day. Very few players can get the ball to come off their hands with as pure of a rotation as Muniz, who knocked down 79 threes last season. Muniz has a quick release and can get his shot off with just a sliver of room, an important skill as a smaller guard. He’s quick with the ball in his hands too and can pull-up from wherever on the court.

Khamai Orange (2025 | Delco Christian)
From the lead guard position, Orange continues to leave his imprint of the Knights attack in a multitude of ways. His ability to get to the lane off the dribble to finish at the rim or provide open in rhythm shots for the team’s shooters (Caleb Jameson & Beau Lyren — both amongst the leaders in 3-pointers made in Delaware County this past season), as well as his defensive abilities were on display Saturday as he recorded three blocks against Ridge in Game 1 and five steals against Cherry Hill West in Game 2. Down the stretch he also took the defensive assignment against West’s number 1 option and limited his ability to penetrate the lane and forced him into some tough situations, including a downhill charge with under 2 minutes in the contest.   

Fazl Oshodi, 2024 Friends' Central (Mark Jordan/CoBL)

Fazl Oshodi (2024 | Friends’ Central)
Oshodi has steadily improved in a multitude of areas since transferring from Roman Catholic following his freshman season and he will be one of the better floor generals in the Friends Schools League as a senior. The 6-3 guard showed off his improved shooting stroke with three three-pointers and tallied 15 points to help the Phoenix take care of Dover. He is electric in transition, finishing with either hand at the rim or finding fellow backcourt mates in Muhsin Muhammad and Su’Meer Alleyne. He is the cog that makes everything that Friends’ Central does work and will be indefensible in Devin Coleman’s first season at the helm.

Zamir Parker-Barnes (2024 | Abington Friends School)
The Frankford transfer led AFS to a two-point win over a scrappy Dover team and then had another big game in a tight win over St. Joe’s-Metuchen. After easing his way into the first game against Dover, the senior guard finished with 16 points to compliment a pair of dazzling assists. His range was on full display as he knocked down four deep threes in the contest. Additionally, his length makes him an effective defender at multiple positions on the floor. He was impressive as a primary creator for his team and looks like he will have an immediate impact in the Friends League due to his ability to score and see the floor.

Denim Perkins (2024 | Dover, Del.)
Don’t tell Perkins he’s only 5-8 because he does not care who is standing in the lane. He went through, under and over multiple Friends’ Central defenders, including 6-6 big man Nigel Pierman. He had tremendous body control of several of his finishes and converting through contact was not an issue for him as he finished with eight points. A fantastic lead guard who excels at getting in the lane, Perkins is exactly what Dover needs to to be successful at both ends of the floor.

Bryce Presley (2026 | Germantown Academy)
The 6-5 wing, who was second in scoring for the Patriots last season, looks poised to take a huge next step in his sophomore campaign. Presley’s versatile game was on full display on Saturday as he demonstrated a smooth stroke from deep, coupled with an explosive ability to attack the basket. The leading rebounder on the team as a freshman, Presley showed his continued commitment to be a difference maker on the boards as he corralled 13 rebounds on Saturday in Game 1.

Jake Sniras (2025 | Garnett Valley)
Sniras is a highly talented scorer, and Saturday was no exception. He can create shots for himself and is known for his prowess from behind the arch and the full complement of his offensive bag was on display. He finished with 16 points (12 in the second half) and took over when needed for his team against a very tenacious and scrappy Hillsborough team, including a pull-up triple for the OT winner. It was a different story against Carvel Academy as Sniras poured in 24 points and they were all smooth work from the bounce, offensive putbacks and facing up his defender and using his triple threat skills to lure them into a one-dribble or two-dribble pull up. Contesting didn’t matter, Sniras was a flamethrower in the second game. What set him aside was him taking on Caravel Academy’s number 1 option in the second half and closing out the game for Garnett Valley.

Aiden Tobiason, 2024 St. Elizabeth (Mark Jordan/CoBL)

Aiden Tobiason (2024 | St. Elizabeth’s)
Tobison is an athletic playmaker who makes his presence felt on or off the ball. He scored the ball in a variety of different ways from different spots on the floor. He has a precise vision off the floor. Tobison uses his length to guard multiple positions and be in passing lanes. Tobiason was the leading scorer for his team in their win over Sankofa, finishing with 12 points and once again led the charge with 17 points against Episcopal Academy, knocking down a pair of big threes in the second half.

Victor Torres (2024 | St. Mary’s, N.J.)
The 6-foot-8 forward has a strong frame and knows how to use it, unafraid to muscle his way inside to carve out space for a bucket down low. He finished with 13 points in a win over Exeter and looks like someone who can flirt with a double-double every time he steps on the floor. Torres moves his feet well at both ends and has a good feel for positioning himself offensively. He does a really good job sealing his defender when he posts up. He’s a looming presence down low on the defensive end and swatted a few shots without fouling often.

Nile Tinsley (2024 | Cheltenham)
Assuming a bigger role on the team this season, Tinsley welcomed the opportunity. His skill inside the arc steadied the Panthers’ offense throughout both games. He attacked with pull-up twos and turnaround jumpers, and he used his body to post up defenders and create space on the low block and in the mid-post. Tinsley applied those same skills to make plays for teammates as well. He led his squad in scoring in both contests.

Isaiah Thoms (2025 | Paul VI, N.J.)
Thomas attends Paul VI but ran with Holy Cross on Saturday. The 6-foot-3 guard put on a show with a pair of thunderous slams (he tried a two-handed dunk over a few defenders as well) in a 19-point effort to help Holy Cross to a win over Bishop Shanahan. He did all his damage inside the arc but showed off good shooting form on a couple of pull-up jumpers when he drove baseline. He did a really good job attacking the rim and his athleticism helps him finish on either side once he gets there. He’s a long, active defender who can impact the game on that end as well, adding a few steals and blocks to his stat line.

Nasir Williams (2025 | Sankofa Freedom)
The Warriors’ offense begins and ends with Williams, who will have to be even better as a junior with the loss of Zaki Alston. The 6-foot guard, who finished with nine points against Ridge (N.J.), does so much to supply points by occasionally bringing the ball down the road and immediately attacking the rim. Even if he cannot get to the basket, he is tasked with drawing double teams and finding easy finishes inside for his teammates. Williams is also the best shooter on the Warriors roster and Isaiah Thomas will lean on him for much of the offensive production this season. 

Honorable Mention

Dillon Adomanis (2026 | Bishop Eustace), Caleb Aston-Nelson (2025 | Academy of the New Church), Yaw Ansong (2025 | Union Catholic, N.J.), Hyshon ‘Woo’ Cannon (2026 | Hamilton West, N.J.), Davey Caruso (2024 | St. Joe’s-Metuchen, , N.J.), Dior Carter (2026 | Academy of the New Church), Owen Chwatek (2024 | Ridge, N.J.), Stephen Conway (2025 | Sanford, Del.), Shamar Cox (2024 | St. Joe’s-Hammonton), Jelani Easter (2026 | Central Dauphin), Tyler Dandrea (2024 | C.B. East), Destine Evans Destine Evans, N.J.), Clyde Frasier (2024 | Middletown, Del), Jayden Fort (2025 Jackson Reed, D.C.), Langston Foster (2025 | Episcopal Academy), Luke Gaccione (2024 | St. Mary’s, N.J.), Antwone George (2025 | Conwell-Egan), Jayden Greer (2024 | Hillsborough, N.J.), Sean Griffin (2025 | Bishop Shanahan), Sitafa Hall (2025 | Camden, N.J.), Asim Hardy (2025 | Sankofa Freedom), Gabe Hornberger (2024 | Executive Education), Caleb Jameson (2025 | Delco Christian), Sebastien Khan (2025 | Conwell-Egan), Kae Kilic (2025 | Pennington School), James Laur (2024 | Salesianum, Del.), Dorell Little (2024 | Dover), Benjamin Manns (2025 | Cherry Hill West, N.J.), Peyton McClendon (2026 | Cheltenham), Joe McRae (2024 Jackson Reed, D.C.), Rowan Miller (2026 | Conestoga), Muhsin Muhammad (2024 | Friends’ Central), Jaden Murray (2024 | Archbishop Ryan), Marquis Newson (2027 | Sanford, Del), Teron Murray (2024 | Camden, N.J.), Tobe Nwobu (2026 | Academy of the New Church), Nigel Pierman (2025 | Friends’ Central), Max Portnoy (2024 | Eastern, N.J., Nesta Rice (2025 | Medford Tech, N.J.), Benjamin Robinson (2025 | Conestoga), Bryce Rollerson (2025 | Germantown Academy), Kevin Rucker (2024 | Bonner-Prendie), Lamine Sanoh (2024 | Executive Education), Julian Sadler (2024 | Perkiomen Valley), Luke Schorr (2025 | Union Catholic, N.J.), Kyle Shawaluk (2024 | Perkiomen Valley), Joe Shields (2024 | La Salle), Dean Smith (2024 | Watchung Hills, N.J.), Will Spross (2026 | St. Joe’s-Hammonton), Zach Swartout (2024 | Salesianum, Del), Adrien Varella (2025 | Holy Ghost Prep), Ryan Warren (2026 | Academy of the New Church), Kam Waters (2025 | Springside Chestnut Hill), Trevor Webster (2026 | Caravel Academy, Del.), Samir Wellington (2024 | Holy Cross, N.J.), Darren Williams (2024 | Archbishop Ryan), Keni Williams (2025 | Springside Chestnut Hill), Kyree Womack (2024 | Bonner-Prendie), Shawn Wright (2024 | Central Dauphin), Devyn Wright-Myles (2024 | Hamilton West, N.J.0 

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