SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- There are plenty of nationally known prospects at the Hoop Hall Classic, and sophomore Terance Mann joined that group on Sunday.
Mann is a promising 2015 prospect.
A 6-5, 180-pounder from Tilton (N.H.) School, Mann has the versatility to be a three-position perimeter player. He impressed with his slashing ability and court vision.
His four assists to zero turnovers attests to his ball handling abilities as a secondary ball handler.
Mann’s mother is the women’s coach at Northeastern University, and Mann plays like a coach’s son.
Boston College has offered and Iowa, Maryland, West Virginia and Georgia Southern are showing interest. Although his mother played basketball at Georgetown, Mann isn’t hearing from the Hoyas.
Along with his four assists, Mann also had 11 points on 5-17 shooting, 1-2 from behind the arc, 0-1 from the line, six rebounds and one steal in just 15 minutes of action.
Wayne Selden (Tilton, 2013, Kansas)
24 points on 10-18 shooting, 2-5 from behind the arc, 2-6 from the line, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 1 assist, 2 turnovers in minutes.
A physically imposing player, Selden is also a three-position perimeter player. Think Roosevelt Jones of Butler, but Selden is a better athlete and better shooter.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes will put up points for FSU.
Look for Selden to move up in the Top247 later this week and to also have a major impact at Kansas next year.
Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep, 2013)
19 points on 5-11 shooting, 1-2 from behind the arc, 8-15 from the line, 10 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 2 assists, 3 turnovers in 30 minutes
Wiggins put up a strong stat line but his biggest contribution to his team’s win was getting top 10 prospect and Indiana recruit Noah Vonleh in early foul trouble. Wiggins’ quick first strep and powerful straight line driving drew fouls from Vonleh and kept him on his heels.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Huntington Prep, 2013, Florida State)
12 points on 4-13 shooting, 3-9 from behind the arc, 1-2 from the line, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 1 turnover in 32 minutes
Rathan-Mayes didn’t have a great shooting night, but he hit a couple shots that were critical to the win. Solid as a ball handler, he is a constant scoring threat who will put pressure on defenses as soon as he hits the court for Florida State.
Noah Vonleh (New Hampton, 2013, Indiana)
9 points on 3-9 shooting, 2-5 from behind the arc, 1-1 from the line, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist, 1 turnover in 16 minutes
Foul trouble severely hampered, Vonleh but he still had flashes that attested to his elite status in the 2013 class. He has all the tools to be a dominant inside-outside player for Indiana.
Travis Jorgenson (New Hampton, 2013)
13 points on 5-14 shooting, 3-8 from behind the arc, 0-2 from the line, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 assists, 3 turnovers in 32 minutes
Jorgenson played a quality game, controlling the ball and coming up with some tough points.
With the approaching spring signing period, Jorgenson is seeing his value increase. Boston College, Creighton and Georgia Tech have had him on campus while Purdue and Tennessee have begun showing interest.
Tory Miller (New Hampton, 2014)
10 points on 5-12 shooting, 10 rebounds, 1 turnover in 25 minutes
Playing one of his better games, Miller picked up the slack on the interior with Vonleh in foul trouble.
Miller, who reclassified to 2014 from the 2013 class, listed offers from Nebraska, Colorado State, Minnesota and TCU. He is also hearing from Miami and Providence.
Chris McCullough (Brewster Academy, 2014, Syracuse)
21 points on 8-12 shooting, 5-5 from the line, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 3 steals, 1 assist, 1 turnover in 31 minutes
McCullough put his elite athleticism on display during Brewster’s blowout win. A Syracuse recruit, he has as much potential as any prospect in the 2014 class. The key for McCullough’s development is to improve his physical strength so he becomes a better defender and rebounder.
Kevin Zabo (Brewster Academy, 2014)
16 points on 5-13 shooting, 2-4 from behind the arc, 4-4 from the line, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 2 assists, 2 turnovers in 21 minutes
A four-star point guard, Zabo spent much of the game at the shooting guard position and he looked very good in that role. He is a confident shooter who will both score points and distribute the ball in college.
Illinois, Iowa State, West Virginia and George Washington have offered while Marquette and Ohio State are showing interest.
Jared Terrell (Brewster Academy, 2014)
6 points on 3-7 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 4 steals in 24 minutes
Terrell didn’t play a starring role for his talented team but he contributed in a number of ways without committing a turnover.
The 2014 four-star recruit listed offers from Cincinnati, Miami, Boston College, Providence, St. John’s, Tennessee, Rutgers and Temple. Texas is showing interest.
Elijah Macon (Brewster Academy, 2013, West Virginia)
12 points on 5-11 shooting, 2-4 from the line, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals, 2 turnovers in 15 minutes
Macon won’t be a go-to guy or star at West Virginia but he will play physical and provide valuable depth to the frontcourt. He plays within himself but is also a physical competitor.
Tyler Ennis (St. Benedict’s, 2013, Syracuse)
16 points on 5-14 shooting, 2-8 from behind the arc, 4-6 from the line, 3 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 assist, 3 turnovers in 30 minutes
Ennis, a Syracuse recruit, had some nice pull up finishes on the break and also made things happen off the high ball screen.
Michael Young (St. Benedict’s, 2013 Pittsburgh)
16 points on 5-10 shooting, 1-2 from behind the arc, 5-5 from the line, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 turnover in 30 minutes
Young is a great fit for Pittsburgh. He loves to play physical and can score in the post while also being a shooting threat from behind the arc. Young is also a versatile defender and aggressive rebounder.
Ishmael Wainright (Montrose Christian, 2013, Baylor)
14 points on 6-12 shooting, 1-4 from behind the arc, 1-2 from the line, 10 rebounds, 1 assist,3 turnovers in 32 minutes
Like Selden, Wainright is a physically imposing perimeter player. His best assets are finishing as a scorer and rebounding in traffic more so than being a facilitator of offense.
Goodluck Okonoboh (Wilbraham and Monson, 2014)
11 points on 5-7 shooting, 1-5 from the line, 10 rebounds, 1 block, 3 steals, 1 assist, 3 turnovers in 27 minutes
Okonoboh didn’t block his normal amount of shots, but he was an intimidating presence inside. A high level athlete who plays with an aggressive edge, he is in the process of improving his skill game.
Luis Monterro (Wilbraham and Monson, 2015)
9 points on 4-8 shooting, 1-4 from behind the arc, 0-1 from the line, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, 1 turnover in 22 minutes
A 6-7 perimeter player, Monterro made a number of play on the defensive end and as a passer in transition. He also had some nice finishes on the move. Rail thin, Monterro must get stronger, however, for his game to translate well to the next level.
Rene Castro (Worcester Academy, 2013, Butler)
15 points on 6-8 shooting, 1-2 from behind the arc, 2-5 from the line, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist, 4 turnovers in 30 minutes
His game isn’t pretty, but it is very effective. Sort of a grinding type offensive player, Castro sniffs out ways to score and create action. Look for him to have a successful career at Butler.
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