Since 1966, players have been coming to Five-Star at the end of the summer to work on their game, battle with their competitive peers and to expose their talents. What was once August Honesdale where players resided in bunks and played on outdoor concrete courts is now Five-Star Super Session played in top flight indoor facilities.
Initially scheduled August 27-28, the Five-Star New York Super Session takes place this weekend, September 17 & 18th at the Brewster Sports Center.
Last year’s New York Super Session was loaded with Division 1 talents and underclass stars. This weekend is another opportunity for the East Coast to represent. Availability is limited and closing fast – to register click here.
This August, Five-Star Super Sessions in Florida, Illinois and Texas have brought out many of the nation’s best. Recaps are below.
Five-Star Chicago Super Session Recap
The most impressive players from this past weekend
By Daniel Poneman Fivestarbasketball.com
August 15, 2011 1:05pm ET
Five-Star’s famed summer program wraps up with a quartet of Super Sessions in Florida, Illinois, Texas and New York this month.
This weekend, 88 top players from the Midwest descended on the Joy of the Game Sports Center in Deerfield, Illinois for focused training and games with top-level competition. Here were some of the best players.
Romulus, Michigan’s shooting guard EC Matthews came into the weekend having already made a name for himself, thanks to his play this season with The Family. The 6-4 athlete lived up to the hype, winning the camp’s Most Outstanding Player award. Matthews dominated on both ends of the floor and made it clear that he is well-deserving of the impressive list of schools showing him attention. Based on his play this weekend, Matthews should be one of the top 25-50 juniors in the nation.
You might recognize the name William Gates from the award-winning Chicago basketball documentary Hoop Dreams. Gates starred at St. Joseph high school and went on to play at Marquette. Now, his son is one of the top young guards in Chicago. William Gates Jr. is a 6-1, 2013 combo guard from Chicago Foreman High School, and he had his full arsenal of offensive moves on display this weekend, showing why he is a Division I prospect. His game needs polishing, but he has the tools to one day be a mid- to high-major point guard.
The Most Promising Prospect
6-6 small forward Tyquone Greer of Chicago Orr Academy went back to the west side as the camp’s Most Promising Prospect. A long and explosive athlete, Greer’s play was streaky but his talent is undeniable. The 2014 prospect just started playing competitive basketball and might still grow to be 6-7 or 6-8. Greer has a nice outside stroke and is dangerous in transition. If he puts work into his ball handling and gets more reps playing against top competition, he could play four positions in college.Illinois, Baylor, DePaul and Northwestern are showing interest.
Marquis Marshall is a Five-Star Camp veteran, but the 6-5 shooting guard from Reading, Pennsylvania had one line missing from his Five-Star résumé: a camp team championship. The talented senior accomplished his goal on Sunday with a little help from his friends, as his squad defeated a talented group led by high-major guard Sherron Dorsey-Walker. Marshall and his sidekick, 2014 guard Erick Locke, had remarkable chemistry considering they had never played together before this weekend. Locke was on a scoring tear, going stretches where he couldn’t miss a shot. It wasn’t just a two-man effort though — this championship squad had players step up at clutch moments throughout the weekend. One player who played a secondary role to perfection was Chaz Glotta of Zumwalt North High School in Missouri. Last year as a freshman, Glotta led his conference in scoring, carrying his varsity squad to a 18-6 record.
The breakout player
One of the clear breakout stars of the weekend was JD Tisdale – Flint, Michigan’s finest. An impressive athlete who can do a little ofeverything, Tisdale is a prospect who should start seeing the Division One offers pour in over the next year. Last year as a sophomore at Flint Northern, Tisdale was an all-around standout, averaging 9.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game. After competing on the AAU circuit for the Mid Michigan Lakers this summer, Tisdale made a move, transfering from Flint Northern to Swartz Creek High School. His list includes Drake, Toledo, Central Michiganm Western Michigan, Oakland, USC, UCLA, Missouri, Arkansas and Eastern Michigan.
The lock-down defender
Throughout the camp, Tevin King showed the signature defense that earned him a call up from the Mac Irvin Fire 15U team to the loaded 17U squad this summer. He’s not tall and isn’t extremely quick, but his explosive leaping ability and impeccable timing make him one of the best shot blocking guards in the nation. The sophomore combo guard is a fierce competitor and is the type of player who can impact the game without touching the ball. That is why he was named top defensive player in the camp. As a varsity freshman at Providence-St. Mel Tevin, he averaged 18 points, four rebounds and two steals per game. Illinois, DePaul, Clemson, Kentucky and Ohio State have expressed interest.
Khalil Felder is straight up fun to watch. A wizard with the rock, he can get a good look no matter who’s guarding him. He made his presence felt this weekend, going right to work with his killer crossover and step back moves that make guarding his pull-up jumper nearly impossible. Felder might have been the most effective shot creator at the camp. He can play the point, but he was born to put the ball in the bucket. Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Toledo, Oakland, Akron and St. Bonaventurehave offered the rising junior.
The comeback player
Jordan Foster, a 5-11 point guard from Seton Academy in Chicago, had interest from a number of low- and mid-major D-I schools when he broke his foot a week before the AAU season started. The dime-dropping point guard made his comeback this weekend and though it will take him some time to regain his ability to blow by defenders, Foster played well. His mid- and long-range jumpers were falling, he handled the rock well and he showed great court vision. With a strong senior season, Foster could see some of those D-I schools regain interest.
FIVE-STAR TEXAS SUPER SESSION
AUGUST 26-28 DUNCANVILLE, TX
ORANGE ALL-STARS COACH LYNDON LOVE
44 CHRIS WASHBURN 6’8″ SR S. GRAND PRARIE HS, GRAND PRARIE, TX
35 SOMA EDO 6’7″ JR BERKNER HS RICHARDSON, TX
34 DOMINIQUE JEFFERSON 6’7″ SR RANCH VIEW HS IRVING, TX
33 KENDRICK BRADFORD 6’7″ SO WESTFIELD HS ALDEINE, TX
32 JAMAL SHABAZZ 6’6″ SR PFLUGERVILLE HS PFLUGERVILLE, TX
22 JALEN LANDERS 6’1″ SR ALL SAINTS HS FT. WORTH, TX
20 MARCUS FOSTER 6’2″ JR HERSHY HS, WICHITA, TX
11 CONNOR GEISER 6’0″ SR HEATH HS, ROCK WALL, TX
10 AUSAR MADISON 5’10″ SR WORCESTER ACADEMY, WORCESTER, MA
33 JEFF BEVERLY 6’6″ JR CLEAR SPRINGS HS, HOUSTON, TX
HON: JORDAN MICKEY 6’7″ JR GRACE PREP, ARLINGTON, TX
WHITE ALL-STARS COACH HERMAN CARD
44 NATHAN ANDERSON 6’10″ SR STONY POINT HS, AUSTIN, TX
35 OMAR SHERMAN 6’7″ SO DUNCANVILLE HS, DUNCANVILLE, TX
34 JOE BURTON 6’5″ SO CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER, HOUSTON, TX
44 DEVON TURK 6’3″ JR WESTBURY CHRISTIAN, HOUSTON, TX
32 KEITH FRAZIER 6’5″ JR IRVING HS, IRVING, TX
33 KADE KAGER 6’2″ JR TAFT SCHOOL, WATERTOWN, CT
23 JABRIL DURHAM 6’1″ SR DESOTA HS, DESOTO, TX
22 ALEX ROBINSON 6’1″ SO KENNEDALE HS, ARLINGTON, TX
21 JEREMY SENGLIN 6’1″ JR JAMES BOWIE HS, ARLINGTON, TX
20 DORIAN BOSTIC 5’11″ JR PFLUGERVILLE HS, PFLUGERVILLE, TX
11 TEVIN BELLINGER 6’0″ SR HUTTO HS, HUTTO, TX
HON: JORDAN MASON 6’2″ SR ENNIS HS, ENNIS, TX
ORANGE-WHITE CLASSIC (GAME #1)
This All-Star game featured some top guard play as a number of players battled it out for the Orange-White MVP award. In the end, it was sophomore Sheldon Yearwood from Kimball High School in Dallas that took home the honor.
Other All-Stars that were selected included; Michael Sansom, Rasmus Bach, Zach Dumas, Stone Hood, Bolas Alade, Dan Gutierrez and Dan Hernandez.
Florida Super Session (Aug. 5-7)
*****Five-Star Orange & White Classic*****
Amida Brimah 6’11 11th Miami Pace BEST DEFENDER
Khalil Thomas 6’6 11th Ely
Stacey Thomas 6’4 11th Gulliver Prep
Jose Morales 5’9 9th Cardinal Gibbons BEST PLAYMAKER
Hashim Moore 6’4 12th Cardinal Gibbons
Jonathan Joseph 6’4 10th Oak Ridge MOST PROMISING PROSPECT
Nure Zenne 6’4 11th Coral Springs Christian BEST REBOUNDER
Wilson Alerte 6’1 12th Northeast PLAYOFF MVP
Melvin Brooks 6’5 9th Cardinal Gibbons
Brian Glasford 6’3 11th Coral Reef
Cameron Smith 6’5 12th Northeast Guilford (NC) 6TH MAN AWARD
Coaches: Steve Colletes, Hans Desir
Max McKee 6’7 11th Boca Raton HS
Derek Walker 6’6 12th Ely MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Brandon Bradley 6’3 12th Cardinal Gibbons
Josh Knight 6’1 11th Fort Peirce Central
Terrence Johnson 6’4 11th Deerfield Beach
Haanif Cheatham 6’3 9th American Heritage
Aaowei Talent 6’5 9th Coral Springs Christian
Dallas Cameron 6’2 11th Ely ORANGE-WHITE CLASSIC MVP
Reggie Goosby 6’7 11th Cardnal Gibons
Peterson Morency 5’9 11th Miramar
MR STATION 13 – JEAN WALKR 5-11 JR FT PIERCE CENTRAL HS
MR STATIONS- DESHAWN WARREN 6-0 JR CORAL SPRINGS CHARTER
2010 New York Super Session
NO. NAME HT YR SCHOOL, CITY, STATE
13 DEANGELO HARRISON 6’3” SO DULLES HIGH SCHOOL, HOUSTON, TX
11 DANNY LAWHORN 6’0” SR ROBINSON HS, HARTFORD, CT
25 SHAQUILLE THOMAS 6’5” SR NIA HIGH SCHOOL, NEWARK NJ
23 MYLES DAVIS 6’3” SR NOTRE DAME PREP, FITCHBURG, MA 12 JABARIE HINDS 6’0” SR MOUNT VERNON HS, MOUNT VERNON, NY
33 TYLER HARRIS 6’8” SR ST BENEDICT’S PREP, DIX HILLS, NY
32 MIKE YOUNG 6’8” SO ST BENEDICT’S PREP, NEWARK, NJ
22 STEVEN GRIFFIN 6’0” SO FATHER JUDGE HS, PHILADELPHIA, PA
21 KEVIN PEREZ 6’0” SR RICE HS, NEW YORK, NY
10 SHAQUILLE STOKES 5’10” SR LINCOLN HS, BROOKLYN, NY
34 RODNEY BULLOCK 6’7” SO KECOUGHTON HS, HAMPTON, VA
10 ANDRE KING 6’0” PG SUFFIELD ACADEMY, SPRINGFIELD, MA
32 ALT: JOSH HUNSAKER 6’7” SR STAR VALLEY HS, AFTON WYOMING
21 ALT: REUBEN KING 6’4” SR LINCOLN HS, BROOKLYN, NY
COACH: PAT CLAREY, BROOKFIELD ACADEMY, BROOKFIELD, WI
Below: Orange All-Stars
NO. NAME HT YR SCHOOL, CITY, STATE
23 BJ YOUNG 6’4” SR MCLUER NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, ST LOUIS, MO
34 JARRELL MARSHALL 6’6” JR MOUNT VERNON HS, MOUNT VERNON, NY
13 JUSTIN BAILEY 6’2” SR ST MARY’S HS, MANHASSET, NY
21 JOHN DAVIS 6’4” SO STS NEUMANN & GORETTI, PHILADELPHIA, PA
13 NATE BRITT 6’1” SO GONZAGA HS, WASHINGTON D.C.
32 VAUGHN GRAY 6’5” SR ST BENEDICT’S PREP, NEWARK, NJ
12 ELI CARTER 6’1” PG BREWSTER ACADEMY, WOLFEBORO, NH
10 JOSH DOUTY 5’9” SO MOUNT VERNON HS, MOUNT VERNON, NY
25 ACHRAF YACOUBOU 6’5” SR LI LUTHERAN HS, GLEN HEAD, NY
11 JAMAL LEWIS 6’0” JR SIDWELL FRIENDS, WASHINGTON D.C.
22 BRENDAN KELLY 6’4” SR CHAMINADE HS, ST LOUIS, MO
33 CONROY BALTIMORE 6’6” SR ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC, WHITE PLAINS, NY
32 ALT: TOM WHALEN 6’6” SR FORDHAM PREP, BRONX, NY
25 ALT: RICHARD COUNCIL 6’6” SR RICE HS, NEW YORK NY
COACH: TIM PHILP, ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC HS, WHITE PLAINS, NY
Below: White All-Stars
CO-MOP- BJ Young and Elijah Carter
Below left to right: BJ Young, Tom Chonchaski, Eli Carter
Below: Most Promising Prospect: Rodney Bullock, Nate Britt, Mike Young
Below: Best Playmaker- Danny Lawhorn, Jabari Hinds
Below: Best Defender Achraf Yacoubou
Below: Best Rebounders- Mike Young, Tyler Harris, Shaq Thomas
Below: Most Improved Tom Whelan Fordham Prep, Bronx NY
Below: Mr Stations BJ Young, Achraf Yacoubou
Below: All-Star MVP Jabari Hinds ( 29pts,5rebs,3ast?) with 5-Stars Shay Berry
Below: Random layup lines and All-Star game pics…