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Attention Five Star Basketball Camp Award Winners @ Ramapo College I (June 26-29):
We are looking for award winners from the Five-Star Basketball Camp Ramapo I session. Due to a glitch in our systems, our documents, which include blogs and camp photos, for the Ramapo I session are unavailable. Five-Star Basketball would like to recognize the accomplishments of campers who excelled and received awards for their achievements at camp. If you were a recipient of an award for that camp session, please send in a photo attachment of yourself with your award(s) while wearing your Five-Star camp uniform to Coach.mike.mei@gmail.com so that we can post it online and give each of you the long overdue recognition you deserve. Any additional questions can be directed to Coach Mei at the above email.

To Start: Here is our NCAA Most Outstanding Player:
Gabriel Johnson
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***** NBA Orange & White Classic All-Stars*****

(Below) White All-Stars

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Coach-Al Barbosa-LaSalle Academy- NY,NY

Cameron Lewis-2015-6’7-F-Nichols School-Buffalo,NY

Kevin Seymour-2014-6’0-PG-Blair Academy,NJ

Juwan Gooding-2015-5’11-PG-Milton HS, MA

Elijah Kess-2014-6’0-PG-Lake Clifton-Baltimore,MD

Brian Brown-2014-6’4-SG-Middle Early College HS-Buffalo, NY

Javier Johnson-2015-5’11-PG-MacDuffie Prep-Granby, MA

Patrick Racy-2015-6’6-PF-Ridgefield HS-Ridgefield,CT

Terry Harris-2014-6’6-SG-Half Hallow Hills HS-NY

Spencer Cline-2014-6’6-PF/C-Mason HS-Mason, OH

Kevin Daniels-2014-6’2-G-Hughes HS-Cinncinnati, OH

Honorary Selectee- Andrew Garcia-2015-6’3-SG/SF-Harlem Village Academics-NY, NY

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Coach- Greg Cummings- Fordham Prep-Bronx, NY

Tremont Waters-2017-5’9-PG-South Kent Prep School, CT

Austrian Robinson-2015-6’5-SF/PF-Trinity Pawling School

Christian Vital-2016-6’1-PG-Vermont Academy, VT

Aaron Falzon-2015-6’8-F-Northfield Mount Herman, MA

Jamir Henderson-2014-6’1-PG-Concord Carlisle

Steven Whitley-2014-6’3-PG/SG-Booker T Washington HS-Norfolk,VA

Christian Lutete-2014-6’3-G-McKinley Tech HS-MD

Adisa Majors-2014-6’5-SF-Dalton School-NY

Joshua Colon-2016-5’10-PG-St Benedicts Prep-Newark, NJ

CJ Byrd-2014-6’3-G-Greenwich HS-Greenwich, CT

Alternate- Chris Miner-2015-6’5-PF-Nichols School-Buffalo, NY

***** NBA Award Winners *****

League Champs-Thunder (5-0)-Coach-Jake Wren-Players-Quandarius Roberson, Juwan Gooding, Steven Whitley,Tristan Pratapas, Shyheim Hicks, Ezekial Demasio, David Bastien, Christopher Lewis, Devin Johnson, Ricardo Cruzval O’Reilly

(Below)- 6th Man-Ricardo Cruzval O’Reilly-2014-5’11-PG-San Ignacio de Loyola

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(Below)- Best Defender-Elijah Kess-2014-6’0-PG-Lake Clifton,MD

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(Below)- Best Rebounder and Playoff MVP-Steven Whitley-2014-6’3-PG/SG-Booker T Washington HS-Norfolk,VA

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(Below)- Best Playmaker-Juwan Gooding-2015-5’11-PG-Milton HS, MA

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(Below)- Mr Stations-Christian Vital-2016-6’1-PG-Vermont Academy, VT

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(Below)- All- Star MVP-Christian Lutete-2014-6’3-G-McKinley Tech HS-MD (34 Pts, 6 Rebs, 2 Asts)

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(Below)- Most Promising Prospect-Tremont Waters-2017-5’9-PG-South Kent Prep School, CT

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(Below)- Most Outstanding Player-Aaron Falzon-2015-6’8-F-Northfield Mount Herman, MA

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Amir Atkins-2014-6’3-F-Hayfield Secondary-Alexandria,VA
Debon Bright-2015-5’10-G-DePaul Catholic-Chestnut Ridge-NY
Connor Burke-2014-5’10-G-Damascu-Damascus,MD
Ross Coley-2014-5’10-G-Paul Robeson HS-Philadelphia,PA
Sean MacGregor-2014-6’2-F-Comsewgoe HS-Port Jefferson,NY
Aaron McFarland-2014-6’0-F-Massaponax HS-Fredericksburg,VA
Logan Seacrist-2014-6’6-F-Massaponax HS-Fredericksburg,VA
Robert Taurino-2014-6’0-G-Roscoe Central HS-Roscoe,NY
Artimus Upshaw-2014-5’7-G-Vallage Christian Academy-Hopemills,NC
Garrison Wilson-2014-6’3-F-Trenton Catholic Academy-Stockton,NJ
Jake Whitaker-2014-6’0-G-South Hunterdon-Lambertville,NJ

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NCAA 3 on 3 Champs Henry Brown, Dylan Borden, Daniel Clancy

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NCCA Camp Champs-LOUISVILLE / Coach-Luan DaSilva

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NCAA Playoff MVP-Trevor Sablan

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NCAA No Dribble Champs and Situation Champs-KENTUCKY / Coach-Kim Bailey

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NCAA Best Playmaker-Dylan Borden

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NCAA Best Defender-Louis Rosato

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NCAA Best Rebounder-Henry Brown

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NCAA 6th Man-Justin Sanders

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NCAA Mr.Stations-Alain Gonda

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NCAA Mr.Station 13-Daniel Clancy, Paul Campbell

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NCAA Most Improved-Trevor Sablan

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NCAA Most Outstanding Prospect-Phil Han

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NBA 3 on 3 Champs-Logan Seacrist, Artimus Upshaw, Jordan Wilson

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NBA Camp Champs-HEAT / Coach Mark Gaffney

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NBA No Dribble Champs-LAKERS / Coach Al Barbosa

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NBA Situation Champs-HEAT / Coach Mark Gaffney

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NBA Mr.Stations Amir Atkins
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NBA Best Playmaker-Paul Mulcahy

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NBA Best Defender-Connor Burke

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NBA Best Rebounder-Logan Seacrist
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NBA 6th Man-Shayne Wagner

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NBA Mr.Station 13-Garrison Wilson

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NBA Most Improved-Michael Blas

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NBA Most Promising Prospect-Paul Mulcahy

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NBA Most Outstanding Prospect-Logan Seacrist

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Congratulations to all of our Orange and White Classic Camp All Stars!

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NCAA 3 on 3 Champs-Jack Skipper, Jarred Pacifico, Joshua Antoine

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NCAA Camp Champs- Syracuse

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NCAA- All Star MVP- Carter McNeal

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NCAA 3pt Champ: Zius Newsome

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NCAA Free Throw Champ – Alex Webb

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NCAA MOP- Justin Galea

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NCAA Best Playmaker- Zack Foley

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NCAA Best Defender- Ryan Holder

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NCAA Most Promising Prospect – Jhadir Charles

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NCAA 6th Man- Sean O’Connell

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NCAA Mr. Stations- Mark Scott

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NCAA Station 13 – Cody Hite-Meza

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NCAA Most Improved- Ryan Moy

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NBA 3 on 3 Champs – Losini Kamara, Dumani George, and Andrew Fisher

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NBA Camp Champions – BULLS

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NBA 3-point Champ – Craig Rosen
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NBA Free Throw Champ – Jack Coolahan
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NBA ALL STAR MVP – D’Nathan Knox
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NBA Playoff MVP – Losini Kamara
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NBA Best Playmaker – Canaan Donawa
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NBA Best Defender – Kevin Buron
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NBA Best Rebounder – Brian Haggerty
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NBA 6th Man – Aaditya Jain
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NBA Mr. Stations – Austin Talikatilov
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NBA Station 13 – Craig Rosen

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NBA Most Improved – Nick Latham
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NCAA Most Promising Prospect – Jhadir Charles (Scotch Plains HS – 2017)

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NCAA Most Outstanding Player – Justin Galea (Trenton Catholic – 2018)

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NBA Most Outstanding Player – Losini Kamara (Long Island Lutheran – 2017)

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Day 1 began with a wave. 160 campers were in attendance for tryouts. Yes, that is the highest enrollment at this camp ever, which means that each camper will work that much harder to catch the eyes of coaches before the evening draft. The night would begin with the traditional Five-Star evening stations, a camper’s chance to leave a strong impression with their coaches. With the majority of the campers being 8th, 9th and 10th graders, this camp is filled with young talent. The intensity was easily recognizable as campers were clearly determined and motivated not be lost in the shuffle.

Here are some of the images from the evening:

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Ball Handling Station with Coach Storms (Garfield HS)

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Screen Game Station with Coach Barbosa (LaSalle Academy)

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Game Conditioning and Dribbling Station

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Rebounding Station with Coach Sims (Riverdale)

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Post Move Station

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Head Coach Kevin Pigott (Fordham Prep) briefing the campers

Day 2 was all about the games. With 16 teams in the camp, each camper was going to get his fair share of game action and have a chance to play against other campers in the NY/NJ area. The competition was intense from the opening whistle of the opening game. The best game of the opening round of play in the NCAA division was between Syracuse and Rutgers. The Rutgers team featured an up-tempo attack led by Jhadir Charles and Mehmed Terzic who combined for a solid 30 points. The Syracuse team fought hard behind great efforts from combo guard, Mark Scott and all-around talent, Justin Galea (a possible call-up to the NBA division). In the end, after a tight game throughout, Syracuse would pull away and win by a final score of 53-52 earning the first victory of camp.

The best game of the 2nd set (NBA division) was between Coach Vincent’s Pacers and Coach Storm’s Lakers. The game was close throughout. Never was a team up by more than five points. Led by Justin Polesuk (Randolph HS), the Lakers kept pace with the more athletic Pacers who was led by their own playmaking guard Jain Aaditya (Edgemont HS). Despite the strong play from Mario Gonzalez (Puerto Rico), the Pacers had no answer for Brendan Allen (LUHI) who controlled the point with grace and precision using his uncanny passing ability. But he came up with the big shot when he had to with the game tied at two and the clock going all the way down to the final buzzer. His shot would help the Pacers win the game 39-37 and get off to a 1-0 start to the camp season.

In the early evening match-ups, we had Louisville take on North Carolina. Louisville would win the game by a final score of 62-53. Despite several attempts to get even, North Carolina was never able to make the comeback. Louisville was led by Ryan Lee (Terrill) and Bryan Adon (Rich Hill). This guard-wing combination sliced and diced their way around North Carolina’s defense. North Carolina would fight hard throughout the game behind a strong backcourt that has Matthew Degaetano and Zack Foley. Zack has been a camper since he started walking and now his game is really taking shape. The game would also feature a lot of solid defense, which is a sign that these two teams will be competing late in the playoffs.

In the final game of the night, the Bulls faced off against the Nets. Having spoken to many of the campers, this one everyone expected to be a good one. It was highly anticipated as we had some of the top draft picks squaring off after solid performances earlier in the day. Throw it the right to remain undefeated and we had the making of a great game. But the game did not materialize as the Bulls came out strong, took a commanding lead early and never looked back. The favorites to win the camp championship, the Bulls featured a high-powered attack led by Deonte Rowland (Glassboro HS), Kevin Buron (Garfield HS), and Vincent Conn (Rye County Day). This dynamic trio of guards put relentless pressure on the Nets from the jump and turned it into a rout. Coach Guest’s team will respond, especially since a leader in Tyler Sullivan (Ridgewoord HS, NJ) was born. Tyler stepped up to lead his team in defeat to the tune of 23 points and asserted himself as a vocal leader. First round pick, Brian Haggerty (St. Francis Prep) will have better days ahead as he looks to live up to his draft grade.

Day 3 marked the beginning of what everyone already knew heading into the morning was going to be a competitive opening round in the playoffs. The game of the day was between Timberwolves and Spurs.

The player of the game was without question, Duane Causwell (Northview) who finished with 10 Pts, 10 Reb, and 8 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks for a terrific all-around performance.

While the NCAA started their playoff games, the NBA had its 3on3 tournament. In the end, the trio that came out on top was Andrew Fisher (Glassboro), Dumani George (Eagle Academy), and Losini Kamara (LUHI). The trio was simply lights out from the outside. And just when opponents started to step out to protect against the outside shots, they took it to the floor and attacked the rim with authority. They would win the tournament in the championship round by a final score of 3-0 by ousting 24 other teams. Congratulations to our winners.

In the marquee evening match-ups, Syracuse, the top seed put their undefeated record (4-0) on the line as they hosted Kansas in the NCAA semifinals while the top seeded Bulls hosted the Pacers in NBA semifinals. To no one’s surprise, the games were tight throughout. In the NCAA, Syracuse came out firing behind the hot shooting of Philip Georgio and Ryan Holder. Studs, Justin Galea and Mark Scott would use that momentum and cruised to a solid win over a strong Kansas team. In the NBA, for the first time all camp long, the Bulls went into the half with a 6-point deficit. But they were able to tie the game heading into the fourth quarter behind the leadership of Will Desatulle. Then Losini Kamara started to take over in the fourth. But even then, the Pacers would refuse to lose the game. Cameron Jordan led the way, trading baskets with the powerful Bulls team. But Vincent Conn would ice the game late with clutch free throws to seal the deal and send the Bulls with a final score of 44-38. The gym was certainly rocking during these games as the teams played for the right to compete in the Championship round for the coveted Five Star camp championship.

The finals match-up was between Syracuse and Indiana. In a close game, Syracuse who looked like it could have lost its first game of the camp, found a way to pull out a tough, hard-fought victory against a relentless Indiana squad. Carter McNeal paced Indiana with a near double-double (10pts, 7asts) and really was what kept Indiana in the game throughout. But despite his tremendous performance, it was not enough to help his team win the championship. Congratulations to Coach Max Huang (Binghamton) and Syracuse.

In the NBA, the heavily favored Bulls took their own undefeated record and put it up against Timberwolves. The Timberwolves smelled upset and played with intentions of crashing the Bulls’ party. Led by swingman, Duane Causwell and point guard, Canaan Donawa, the Timberwolves would lead for most of the game. Then came the forth and that’s when the Bulls turned it up, took the lead and never relinquished it again. Losini Kamara made a strong case for Camp MOP with game-breaking plays that had the crowd oohing and ahhing. In the end, the Bulls would win the championship by a final score of 70-65. Congratulations to Coach Jordan Sims (Riverdale) and the Bulls.

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NBA 3×3 Champs:  Alex, Marrow, Vincent Conn, and Cameron Nzeutem

NCAA Camp Champs: Kentucky

NBA Camp Champs: Knicks

NCAA Playoff MVP: Jarred Duncan

NBA Playoff MVP: Joey Daganiero

NBA All-Star MVP: Jerrell Doorbal

NCAA No Dribble Champs and NCAA Situation Tournament Champs: Florida

NBA No Dribble Champs: Nets

NCAA Best Playmaker: Max Valencia

NBA Best Playmaker and NBA Best Defender: Canaan Donowa

NCAA Best Defender: Maalik Hayward

NCAA Best Rebounder: Todd Greene

NBA Best Rebounder: Nicholas Kam

NBA 6th Man: Michael Katz

NCAA Mr. Stations: Justin Gliksman

NBA Mr. Stations: Victor Cohen

NBA Station13: Allie Haber and Aji Grumet-Bass

NCAA Most Improved: Zion Albert

NBA Most Improved: Evan Georgio

NCAA Most Promising: Todd Greene

NCAA Most Outstanding Player: Zion Williams

NBA Most Outstanding Player: Canaan Donowa

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