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2024 Philly Live I: Day 3 PYB Standouts (Sun., June 23)

06/24/2024, 2:00pm EDT
By CoBL Staff

By CoBL Staff (@hooplove215)

The first session of Philly Live 2024 saw dozens of teams from around the Northeast (and beyond) kick off the June Scholastic Live Period in front of equally as many college coaches.

Here’s who stood out to the CoBL staff in games we watched at Philadelphia Youth Basketball on Sunday:

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2024 Philly Live Session I Standouts

Jefferson Day 1 | PYB Day 1 | Jefferson Day 2 | PYB Day 2 | Jefferson Day 3 | PBY Day 3 |

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Cumberland Valley (Pa.) 2025 SF Nolan Buzalka. (Photo: Chad Graham/CoBL)

Nolan Buzalka (2025 | Cumberland Valley)
A Division I football recruit, Buzalka’s love for hoops showed in how he did everything necessary to help his team beat St. Elizabeth. He fearlessly drove to the cup and scored through contact. Shaking off any hard hits he took while drawing fouls, Buzalka shot 10-for-12 from the free throw line. He’s CV’s primary ball-handler, but managed to lead both teams in rebounds and scored on the offensive ones. In all, Buzalka notched a grand total of 20 points and 15 boards. 

Danny Keenan (2026 | Bishop Shanahan)
Keenan was terrific for the Eagles in their first game Sunday,  a 64-46 win over Brandywine (Del.), the guard in constant motion on both ends of the floor. Keenan got his offense started looking to drive while also flashing a pretty smooth pull-up jumper in the midrange, then he got rolling from deep in the second half by nailing five of his six triples after the break. Keenan, who tallied 30 in the win, also had three assists. He competes on both ends too, pulling in six rebounds and his defense was solid on the perimeter, adding a steal and a couple deflections.

Jaron McKie (2025 | St. Joe's Prep)
After dropping their first game to North Mecklenburg, the Prep got the chance to redeem themselves versus Don Bosco. They were down by four going into the half, but McKie helped them surge back in the second half to win by 20 points. He got the rebounds and deflections they needed in order to get stops on defense. Then on offense, his teammates pitched it to him on the perimeter where he knocked down four triples. So after just 15 points after just against North Meck., McKie leveled up to 27 points in the dub. 

Derrick Morton-Rivera (2026 | Father Judge)
Morton-Rivera made a strong case for best shooter in the area with how he played against Don Bosco and Camden. Over the course of Judge's two victories against teams from New Jersey (Don Bosco and Camden), he made 14 threes, 7 in each. It was target practice for the 6-4 sniper. Whether he was spotting up, running off a screen, or getting to his step back, he looked like he couldn't miss. 


William Penn (Del.) 2028 G Kyndal Riley-Garlick. (Photo: Chad Graham/CoBL)

Kyndal Riley-Garlick (2028 | William Penn, Del.)
Riley-Garlick’s double-digit effort was essential to the Colonials’ win over Carver E&S. The incoming freshman didn't do anything flashy. He outworked everyone in the paint, coming away with 16 rebounds at just 6-0 feet tall. Those boards generated second-chance opportunities that he feasted and sent him to the line where he was efficient. His strong hands on the glass translated to the defensive end too. Riley-Garlick came up with 4 steals as an on-ball and team defender. He tallied 14 points to go along with the rebounds and takeaways. 

Chadlyn Traylor (2025 | North Mecklenburg, N.C.)
After 22 and 32-point performances on Saturday, Traylor faced St. Joe's Prep on Sunday and started snapping again. It was “hand down, man down” whenever he caught the ball. The 6-3 combo guard unleashed a barrage of jumpers by relocating to open space and by shooting on the move. Every time SJP would make a big play, here Traylor would come with an immediate answer. He buried 6 threes on 8 attempts in the wire-to-wire game that came down to the final seconds. Traylor finished with 30 points in the victory. 

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Honorable Mentions

Ryan Ambrose (2025 | Bishop Shanahan), Everett Barnes (2025 | Father Judge), James Brenner (2026 | Unionville), Torrey Brooks Jr (2026 | Camden, N.J.), Ryan Bula (2025 | William Tennent), Olin Chamberlain Jr (2025 | St. Joe's Prep), Zion Charles (2025 | Brandywine, Del.), Elijah Coates (2028 | William Penn, Del.), Keegan Cohan (2026 | Gloucester High School NJ), Jordan Ellerbee (2025 | St. Joe's Prep), Tristan Ganges (2026 | Conwell-Egan), Ledarrian Jones (2025 | Camden, N.J.), Kevair Kennedy (2025 | Father Judge), JJ Lebo (2025 | Cumberland Valley), Jaylen Lewis (2028 | Don Bosco, N.J.), Dadrien Howell (2026 | Brandywine, DE), Cole Little (2026 | Gloucester High School NJ), David Maddrey-Rylander (2025 | Bishop Shanahan), Brady McGloughlin (2025 | Don Bosco, N.J.), Ashton Pierce (2026 | North Mecklenburg, N.C.), Tony Pople (2025 | William Tennent), Sahin Rodriguez (2026 | Carver E&S), Naz Tyler (2027 | Father Judge), Andy Webb (2025 | William Penn, Del.)


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