North Pole Hoops took it’s first venture to Moncton to host an NPH Showcase this past weekend, and as always there was hard working Canadian talent found.

In a combined event that saw female and male athletes work alongside each other, the ladies set the bar for intensity and the boys matched. This was led by 2020 prospect Keely Black who has a compete level that goes well beyond any concern for her body.

Keely Black

Keely a 5’6” Guard was the most impactful player in the camp.

She is such a dominant defender that anyone she guarded couldn’t even get the ball over half.

She was tipping the ball and diving for loose balls all over the court.

With a good skill base and continued refinement over her high school career at Monton High under coach Troy MacKenzie there is no doubt that she will be one of the top players in Atlantic Canada in her graduating year.

Sam Mailet

On the guys side we found a real gem in 6’3” PG Sam Mailet. Mailet is a member of the class of 2019 and is a top 5 Atlantic Canada prospect.

Mailet has a versatile skill set and does a little bit of everything and is major scoring threat off the bounce with interior post moves at the end of his dribble.

He plays quick but shows a great deal of patience in finding the gap to create opportunity.

As a floor leader for Bernice MacNaughton High School there will be some definite highlight reels over the next couple of years.

Emma Ward

Emma Ward a 5’6” speedy guard in the class of 2020 was the best offensive player on the weekend.

She was in constant attack mode and chewed up the D pretty good.

When they backed up off her she knocked down jump shots to be a true treat and keep the D honest.

The intensity didn’t stop in transition as Emma was pesky defender and worked to ensure that she was a plus in all aspects of the game.

Posi Adenuga

As is the norm on the National circuit, we find a player that is solid but way under the radar.

Posi Adenuga a 6’0” Guard from Harrison Trimble High School is the one this time. A 2018 prospect shot the ball extremely well going 7-9 from the three point line in the Top prospect game.

As an average ball handler, he left with instructions to develop this part of his game as he has the quickness and ability to find seems but needs to refine this area of his game to truly exploit the opportunities.

Chris Kogler

Chris Kogler a 6’2” Guard out of Moncton High displayed a skill set that showed strong interior play and guard play. He used his multi skill to full advantage by posting players, working off the bounce and making jump shots. He is intriguing as a grey area player to see what dominates in development over the next 10 months as a 2018 graduate.

 

 

Honourable Mentions

  • Davis O’Brien | 2021 6-0 Guard | MacNaughton High School
  • Gabriel Cormier 6’0 Guard  Ecole LOdyssee
  • Aidan Hogan | 2021 5’11 G | Bernice MacNaughton  

On the girls side, Moncton High School will be a hotbed over the next few years. This group is led by multi-skilled 6’0” Guard Celine Sterkel, twin 5’9” Guards Jasmine and Haley Waye all in the class of 2020 and 2022 5-7 Guard Lindsay Black who is a high school ready seventh grader.

Upcoming NPH Showcase Camps

Open to all student-athletes Grade 7-12 with ambition of playing at the next level.

Deon Wilson

Written by Deon Wilson

Deon Wilson is a Provincial Analyst for NPH, providing coverage on high school, CCAA, and CIS basketball in Atlantic Canada. Wilson is also a Kinesiologist and personal trainer who focuses on athlete development. Team Nova Scotia 15s Head Coach for 2013 Nationals, 4-1 record 5th place finish. Team Nova Scotia 17s Head Coach 2014, 4-1 record, Nationals Bronze Medalist.

Website: http://www.NorthPoleHoops.com

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