Magnolia Hoops 2019 Geico Nationals Report

2019 Geico National Tournament Report

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This report will cover the following games (7) or events: Geico National Championship Tournament (Sunrise Christian Academy (KS), IMG Academy (FL), NSU University School (FL), Montverde Academy (FL), Bishop Gorman (NV), La Lumiere (IN), Wasatch Academy (UT), Oak Hill Academy (VA)).


Geico National Championship Tournament

From Christ the King HS

Middle Village, NY

Quarterfinals

Thursday April 4, 2019

(B) IMG Academy Ascenders 28-1 (Bradenton, FL) 65

FL #3 Xcellent 25 #4

Sunrise Christian Academy Buffaloes (Bel Aire, KS) 50

Xcellent 25 #11

Notes: Noah Farrakhan (6-1 ’20 PG IMG) and Jaden Springer (6-5 ’20 G/F IMG) combined to go 17 of 25 from the floor as they refused to lose while IMG controlled the game from tip to buzzer. This was also a bittersweet game watching Austin Crowley (6-4 ’19 G Sunrise Christian/West Point) walk of the court for the last time. It’s been a pleasure seeing the Real AC develop into what he has become today. I first saw him during summer league games at ICC as a skinny young prospect. I saw the potential in what he could develop into and with proper moves he has developed into the high major player I thought he could. Thanks for the memories Austin. Sunrise and Coach Luke Barnwell will be in great shape next year with big N’Faly Dante (7-0 ’20 F/C Sunrise Christian) coming back. Dante is one of the premiere bigs in the country. It was also very nice to see one of my favorite sophomores in the country getting some court time. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (6-9 ’21 G/F IMG) will be a problem for opponents next season.

IMG (traveled 1,203 miles) 65

’19’s

Josh Green 6-6 G/F 2 pts 2 reb 8 ast 2 st

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 6-9 PF 8 pts 4-6 fg 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

Armando Bacot Jr 6-10 C 8 pts 4-7 fg 10 reb 1 blk

’20’s

Noah Farrakhan 6-1 PG 19 pts 6-11 fg 3 3’s 4-4 ft 2 reb 2 ast 3 st

Sunrise (traveled 1,389 miles) 50

’19’s

Austin Crowley 6-4 G 5 pts 6 reb 1 ast

Noel Coleman 6-1 G 4 pts 3 reb 4 ast 2 st

Grant Sherfield 6-3 G 13 pts 2 reb 2 ast

Jordan Turner 6-8 G/F 8 pts 3 reb 1 ast

’20’s

N’Faly Dante 7-0 F/C 8 pts 4-7 fg 8 reb 2 blk 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jaden Springer

IMG Academy

6-5 ’20 G/F

26 pts 11-14 fg 2 reb 4 ast 3 blk


(B) Montverde Academy Eagles 20-2 (Montverde, FL) 65

FL #2 Xcellent 25 #3

NSU University School Sharks 27-5 (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 57

FL #1 Xcellent 25 #13

Notes: Harlond Beverly (6-4 ’19 G Montverde) used his speed to put together a solid shooting night going 9 of 11 from the floor.

Montverde (traveled 1,105 miles) 65

’19’s

Balsa Koprivica 7-0 C 10 pts 4-7 fg 2 reb

Precious Achiuwa 6-9 F 10 pts 5-9 fg 7 reb 3 ast 1 blk

’20’s

Cade Cunningham 6-5 SF 4 pts 8 reb 1 ast 1 st

Moses Moody 6-5 SG 8 pts 7 reb 2 ast 2 st

’22’s

Caleb Houstan 6-8 SF 5 pts 5 reb 1 st

University (traveled 1,266 miles) 57

’19’s

Vernon Carey Jr. 6-11 F 15 pts 11 reb 2 ast

’20’s

Roger McFarlane 6-4 SG 15 pts 7-10 fg 2 reb

Scottie Barnes 6-8 G/F 12 pts 11 reb 3 ast 1 blk

’22’s

Jett Howard 6-5 G 10 pts 2 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Harlond Beverly

Montverde Academy

6-4 ’19 G

25 pts 9-11 fg 3 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st


(B) La Lumiere Lakers 29-0 (LaPorte, IN) 74 Double OT

IN #2 Xcellent 25 #2

Bishop Gorman Gaels 28-5 (Las Vegas, NV) 69

NV #1 Xcellent 25 #21

Notes: Bishop Gorman used a very hot three-point shooting performance to force a double-overtime game. Keion Brooks (6-7 ’19 SF La Lumiere) and Isaiah Stewart (6-9 ’19 F/C La Lumiere) both stepped up big toward the end of the game to help lead LaLu to the semifinals.

La Lumiere (traveled 748 miles) 74

’19’s

Keion Brooks 6-7 SF 18 pts 7-12 fg 10 reb 1 ast 3 blk 1 st

Paxson Wojcik 6-4 SG 7 pts 7 reb 2 ast 2 st

Gerald Drumgoole 6-5 SF 5 pts 10 reb 4 ast

’20’s

Wendell Green Jr. 5-11 PG 19 pts 7 reb 3 ast 1 st

Bishop Gorman (traveled 2,557 miles) 69

’19’s

Chance Michels 6-2 G 9 pts 3-5 fg 3 3’s 7 reb 1 st

’20’s

Isaiah Cottrell 6-10 F 10 pts 6 reb 2 ast 3 blk

Noah Taitz 6-3 G 16 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 4 ast 1 blk 3 st

’21’s

Will McClendon 6-4 G 22 pts 4 3’s 3 reb 2 ast

Zaon Collins 6-0 G 12 pts 5 reb 7 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Isaiah Stewart

La Lumiere

6-9 ’19 F/C

25 pts 11-11 ft 7 reb 1 ast 4 blk 1 st


(B) Oak Hill Academy Warriors 24-4 (Mouth of Wilson, VA) 79

VA #1 Xcellent 25 #20

Wasatch Academy Tigers 26-4 (Mount Pleasant, UT) 72

UT #1 Xcellent 25 #10

Notes: Mady Sissoko (6-10 ’20 C Wasatch) might’ve had the best dunk of the tournament with a poster and-1 over big Kofi Cockburn (6-10 ’19 C Oak Hill). Sissoko really caught my eye with his play. Cole Anthony (6-2 ’19 PG Oak Hill) showed why he is one of the best players in the nation, if not the best overall, in the win for Oak Hill.

Oak Hill (traveled 587 miles) 79

’19’s

Christian Brown 6-6 F 12 pts 4-7 fg 1 reb 1 ast

Kofi Cockburn 6-10 C 13 pts 8 reb 2 blk 1 st

’20’s

Cam Thomas 6-1 SG 16 pts 6-6 ft 5 reb 3 ast 2 st

Dylan Cardwell 6-10 F/C 5 pts 3-4 ft 3 reb 1 ast 3 blk

Wasatch Academy (traveled 2,270 miles) 72

’19’s

Marvin “Tre” Williams III 6-5 G 10 pts 2 reb 4 ast

Tristan Enaruna 6-10 G/F 6 pts 6 reb 2 ast 1 st

’20’s

Richie Saunders 6-5 G 10 pts 4-4 fg 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

Mike Saunders 6-1 G 22 pts 7-10 fg 8-10 ft 2 reb 2 ast

Caleb Lohner 6-8 G/F 15 pts 6-10 fg 3 3’s 4 reb

Mady Sissoko 6-10 C 5 pts 8 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Cole Anthony

Oak Hill Academy

6-2 ’19 PG

30 pts 11-20 fg 4 3’s 11 reb 1 ast 1 st


Geico National Championship Tournament

From Christ the King HS

Middle Village, NY

Semifinals

Friday April 5, 2019

(B) IMG Academy Ascenders 29-1 (Bradenton, FL) 74

FL #3 Xcellent 25 #4

Montverde Academy Eagles 20-3 (Montverde, FL) 73

FL #2 Xcellent 25 #3

Notes: Montverde whipped IMG for the first three quarters before IMG decided to turn on the heat. IMG outscored Montverde 27-10 in the fourth quarter for the big comeback win. Freshman , Jarace Walker (6-6 ’22 G/F IMG) stepped up big in the fourth quarter push. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (6-9 ’19 PF IMG) nailed the dunk of the tournament with his game winning poster with 5.8 seconds to go. Harlond Beverly (6-4 ’19 G Montverde) contributed another dunk of the tournament nominee with a baseline drive and one-hand slam in the first half. Beverly really showed me something with his play in both games of the tournament. Precious Achiuwa (6-9 ’19 F Montverde) didn’t have the best tournament but he has a very bright future with whichever college he decides to attend.

IMG (traveled 1,203 miles) 74

’19’s

Josh Green 6-6 G/F 12 pts 1 reb 1 ast 3 st

Armando Bacot Jr 6-10 C 8 pts 3-5 fg 7 reb 1 ast 2 blk

’20’s

Jaden Springer 6-5 G/F 26 pts 7-12 fg 12-12 ft 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

’22’s

Jarace Walker 6-6 G/F 8 pts 2-3 fg 2 reb

Montverde (traveled 1,105 miles) 73

’19’s

Balsa Koprivica 7-0 C 10 pts 4-6 fg 5 reb 2 blk

Precious Achiuwa 6-9 F 8 pts 7 reb 3 ast 1 st

Harlond Beverly 6-4 G 23 pts 6-7 ft 3 reb 3 ast 3 st

’20’s

Cade Cunningham 6-5 SF 21 pts 3 3’s 9 reb 3 ast

Moses Moody 6-5 SG 9 pts 4-5 ft 3 reb 4 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

IMG Academy

6-9 ’19 PF

16 pts 9 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st


(B) La Lumiere Lakers 30-0 (LaPorte, IN) 58

IN #2 Xcellent 25 #2

Oak Hill Academy Warriors 24-5 (Mouth of Wilson, VA) 57

VA #1 Xcellent 25 #20

Notes: Another semifinal game decided by one point. Oak Hill missed the last five shots of the game going for the win. Keion Brooks (6-7 ’19 SF La Lumiere) and Isaiah Stewart (6-9 ’19 F/C La Lumiere) both had big games to get La Lu to the championship game. Kofi Cockburn (6-10 ’19 C Oak Hill) didn’t have a dominating tournament but I still think he is one of the best bigs in the country. Cole Anthony (6-2 ’19 PG Oak Hill) also showed that he is one of the better passing guards in the country in this game when his shot wasn’t falling.

La Lumiere (traveled 748 miles) 58

’19’s

Keion Brooks 6-7 SF 20 pts 9-16 fg 6 reb 2 ast

Paxson Wojcik 6-4 SG 8 pts 3-5 fg 3 reb 3 ast

Isaiah Stewart 6-9 F/C 14 pts 7-12 fg 16 reb 1 ast 3 blk

Gerald Drumgoole 6-5 SF 12 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 1 ast

’20’s

Wendell Green Jr. 5-11 PG 4 pts 3 reb 4 ast

Oak Hill Academy (traveled 587 miles) 57

’19’s

Christian Brown 6-6 F 8 pts 2 reb 1 ast 2 blk 1 st

Kofi Cockburn 6-10 C 6 pts 11 reb 2 st

Cole Anthony 6-2 PG 11 pts 4 reb 8 ast 1 blk 1 st

’20’s

Cam Thomas 6-1 SG 22 pts 7 reb 1 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Isaiah Stewart

La Lumiere

6-9 ’19 F/C

14 pts 7-12 fg 16 reb 1 ast 3 blk


Geico National Championship Game

From Christ the King HS

Middle Village, NY

Saturday April 6, 2019

(B) IMG Academy Ascenders 30-1 (Bradenton, FL) 66

FL #3 Xcellent 25 #4

La Lumiere Lakers 30-1 (LaPorte, IN) 55

IN #2 Xcellent 25 #2

Notes: What is a traditional football school doing playing for the national championship? Winning it is what they are doing. IMG has a really good team and they are now in the conversation with the better programs in the country. I’m not sure where he is ranked nationally but Josh Green (6-6 ’19 G/F IMG) is underrated in whatever spot he’s in. He plays so smooth and never let’s the moment get to him. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (6-9 ’19 PF IMG) had a huge tournament run to help win the title of National Champions. Two other players that are much better than what I thought were Keion Brooks (6-7 ’19 SF La Lumiere) and Isaiah Stewart (6-9 ’19 F/C La Lumiere). I know both are highly rated and Brooks is going to Kentucky but they really got my attention. Stewart will make an immediate impact next year in college.

IMG (traveled 1,203 miles) 66

’19’s

Josh Green 6-6 G/F 19 pts 7-12 fg 3-3 ft 2 reb

Armando Bacot Jr 6-10 C 6 pts 8 reb

’20’s

Noah Farrakhan 6-1 PG 5 pts 3 reb 2 ast

Jaden Springer 6-5 G/F 13 pts 5 reb 7 ast

La Lumiere (traveled 748 miles) 55

’19’s

Keion Brooks 6-7 SF 15 pts 5 reb 1 ast

Isaiah Stewart 6-9 F/C 14 pts 6-11 fg 7 reb

Gerald Drumgoole 6-5 SF 12 pts 3 3’s 3-4 ft 4 reb 2 ast

’20’s

Wendell Green Jr. 5-11 PG 9 pts 4 reb 6 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

IMG Academy

6-9 ’19 PF

18 pts 7-10 fg 7 reb 6 ast

Congrats to the Geico National Champs

IMG Academy Ascenders


Geico National Tournament Averages

Minimum 2 games

IMG Academy

Josh Green 6-6 ’19 G/F 11 ppg 3 3’s 2 rpg 3 apg 2 spg

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 6-9 ’19 PF 14 ppg 3 3’s 7-10 ft 7 rpg 3 apg 1 spg

Armando Bacot Jr 6-10 ’19 C 7 ppg 8 rpg 1 bpg

Jaden Springer 6-5 ’20 G/F 21 ppg 22-35 fg 3 3’s 17-21 ft 3 rpg 5 apg 1 bpg 1 spg

Montverde Academy

Balsa Koprivica 7-0 ’19 C 10 ppg 8-13 fg 4 rpg 1 bpg

Precious Achiuwa 6-9 ’19 F 9 ppg 8-15 fg 2-2 ft 7 rpg 3 apg 1 bpg 1 spg

Harlond Beverly 6-4 ’19 G 24 ppg 17-27 fg 3 3’s 11-15 ft 3 rpg 3 apg 1 bpg 2 spg

Cade Cunningham 6-5 ’20 SF 13 ppg 3 3’s 9 rpg 2 apg 1 spg

Moses Moody 6-5 ’20 SG 9 ppg 2 3’s 7-10 ft 5 rpg 3 apg 2 spg

La Lumiere

Keion Brooks 6-7 ’19 SF 18 ppg 4 3’s 5-7 ft 7 rpg 1 apg 1 bpg

Paxson Wojcik 6-4 ’19 SG 6 ppg 8-15 fg 4 rpg 2 apg 1 spg

Isaiah Stewart 6-9 ’19 F/C 18 ppg 19-39 fg 2 3’s 13-15 ft 10 rpg 1 apg 2 bpg

Gerald Drumgoole 6-5 ’19 SF 10 ppg 6 3’s 6 rpg 2 apg

Wendell Green Jr. 5-11 ’20 PG 11 ppg 2 3’s 5 rpg 4 apg

Oak Hill Academy

Christian Brown 6-6 ’19 F 10 ppg 7-13 fg 3 3’s 3-4 ft 2 rpg 1 apg 1 bpg 1 spg

Kofi Cockburn 6-10 ’19 C 10 ppg 10 rpg 1 bpg 2 spg

Cole Anthony 6-2 ’19 PG 21 ppg 5 3’s 6-8 ft 4 rpg 5 apg 1 bpg 1 spg

Dylan Cardwell 6-10 ’20 F/C 5 ppg 3-5 fg 3-4 ft 3 rpg 1 apg 2 bpg

Cam Thomas 6-1 ’20 SG 19 ppg 8-9 ft 6 rpg 2 apg 2 spg


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes during this time period based on stats.

2019: Cole Anthony 6-2 PG Oak Hill Academy

2020: Jaden Springer 6-5 G/F IMG Academy

2021: Will McClendon 6-4 G Bishop Gorman

2022: Jett Howard 6-5 G NSU University School


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

The top five players during this time period based on stats.

Cole Anthony 6-2 ’19 PG Oak Hill Academy

Isaiah Stewart 6-9 ’19 F/C La Lumiere

Jaden Springer 6-5 ’20 G/F IMG Academy

Keion Brooks 6-7 ’19 SF La Lumiere

Cade Cunningham 6-5 ’20 SF Montverde Academy


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

Cole Anthony 6-2 PG Oak Hill Academy

Isaiah Stewart 6-9 F/C La Lumiere

Keion Brooks 6-7 SF La Lumiere

Harlond Beverly 6-4 G Montverde Academy

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 6-9 PF IMG Academy


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