12th Annual Big Apple Basketball Invitational
New York, NY: Yesterday, Baruch College was the place to be for Big Apple Basketball’s 12th annual Invitational. Headlined by Thon Maker and Orangeville Prep, the event featured a slew of local and national high school talent.
Game results and Top Performers:
Stepinac (NY) 70, Thurgood Marshall (NY) 65
Jordan Tucker, 2017 Wing, Stepinac: 25 points, 14 rebounds
Jalin Suber, 2017 PG, Thurgood Marshall: 23 points, 7 steals
The Macduffie School (MA) 61, Life Center Academy (NJ) 68
Dennis Tunstall, 2015 PF, Life Center Academy: 19 points, 11 rebounds
Seton Hall Prep (NJ) 59, Benjamin Cardozo (NY) 70
Tareq Coburn, 2016 SG, Benjamin Cardozo: 25 points
St. John’s College Prep (DC) 73, St. Raymond’s (NY) 82
Cahiem Brown, 2016 SG, St. Raymond’s: 27 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals
Sidney Wilson, 2017 Wing, St. Raymond’s: 23 points
Anthony Cowan Jr., 2016 PG, ST. John’s College Prep: 24 points, 7 assists
Orangeville Prep (CAN) 64, Phelps School (PA) 66
Antanas Krimelis, 2015 SG, Phelps School: 25 points
Jamal Murray, 2016 PG, Orangeville Prep: 28 points
• Coach Kevin Willard and his Seton Hall staff were in attendance to watch several prospects and offered Jordan Tucker a scholarship immediately after his game.
• “I used to look up to people who got offers, now I’m getting them.” –Cahiem Brown. Earlier in the week we stopped by a St. Raymond’s practice and got a chance to speak briefly with the rising junior. He uttered those words to us, and as a result of his spectacular performance yesterday he was offered yet another scholarship, this time from Manhattan immediately after the game.
• The event’s main attraction, Thon Maker, had NYC buzzing and ready to see him in action. The 2015 prospect who was in foul trouble for most of the game, finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Tomorrow will be Day Two of the invitational. The schedule goes as follows:
12:00 PM– Cardinal Hayes (Bronx) vs. Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn)
1:45 PM– Genesis Academy (VA) vs. South Kent (CT)
3:45 PM– Saint James School (MD) vs. St. Raymond (Bronx)
5:30 PM– Gill St. Bernard's (NJ) vs. L.I. Lutheran (NY)