More 2013 updating.
"Obinna “Obi” Oleka (DC Assault Gold 17U, 2013) – Formerly a member of the 2012 class, Oleka said he plans to take a prep year at South Kent (CT). Oleka displayed a great motor on Friday and was downright tenacious with the ball in his hand, showing off some nifty offensive moves in addition to powering his way into the lane. Finishing the play was a problem for the 6’7” four man, though, and a big reason why he only finished with 4 points. Nonetheless, Oleka looks and plays much older than he is and did not take any plays off. Given that he’s reclassifying to the 2013 class, Oleka said has no timeframe for his college decision but said that Washington, St. Bonaventure, Drexel, Oregon, North Carolina State, and Providence are all in the picture. "
Shamiek Sheppard (New Rens, 2013, South Shore) – Sheppard, quite frankly, can jump out of the gym, and there is no doubt that his athleticism is his best attribute. The 6’6” wing threw down a couple nasty slams on Saturday and looked decent handling the ball in the half court, as well. He really has no jump shot to speak of at this point but he’s able to get baskets by sheer virtue of his explosiveness. Drexel, Iona, Fordham, and Hofstra have offered, he said, while St. John’s, Florida State, and Iowa State have shown interest. Bruiser Flint and Drexel have put in the most work for him and have really stood out so far in the recruiting process.
“My relationship with the [Drexel] coaches is real good and they’re also a fast break team and I’m a fast break player so their game fits with mine,” Sheppard said. “But I think I’ll take my time and just see how everything plays out.”
Rysheed Jordan (Philly Pride, 2013, Vaux Roberts) – One of the most sought after guards in the 2013 class, the 6’4” Jordan listed an impressive offer sheet including Syracuse, Memphis, Kansas, Maryland, Georgetown, Alabama, LaSalle, and Drexel. He attacked the rim in transition and in the half court on Saturday, leading Philly Pride with 16 points. Jordan said he plans to narrow his list of schools down sometime in July.
Cincy, St. Joes, Temple, PSU, Drexel, Nova, RU, URI, SHU & more saw Austin Tilghman, Kaison Randolph, Tyler Kohl & Ben Bentil of ECE/NJABC.
Our coaches were also at Kamall Richards game.