January 21, 2018
By: Julius Kim
The Empire Invitational took place at Adelphi University as Pat Lawless did a tremendous job of bring in talent. Here are eight prospects that shined though out the day.
Aidan Igiehon – Lawrence Woodmere – NY Lightning
With St. John’s head man Chris Mullin and assistant Matt Abdelmassih along with Xavier’s Luke Murray front and center, the class of 2019 big man had a field day against University Prep as he scored 15 points, snatched 17 rebounds, and blocked six shots. He showed his elite athleticism inside where he dominated and outstanding defensive instincts. He’s being recruited by nearly every high major school in the country.
Bryan Antoine – Ranney School – Team Rio
With Scottie Lewis sidelined due to an injury, Antoine held his own against a highly anticipated game against Westtown School as he recorded 25 points. He has a natural ability to score on all three levels and was not scared to get others involved. Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer came to watch the five-star product play.
Tykei Greene – Long Island Lutheran – Team AJ Price
After his 21 point performance today against South Shore, Greene earned an offer from Robert Morris while mentioning his interest from St. Bonaventure and Fordham. Greene, who looks stronger since the summer, displayed using his physical tools inside. When he didn’t score inside, he still made the right passes to his teammates.
Clarence Nadolny – Our Savior New American – Team Rio
Nadolny achieved MVP after his 20 point game against Rutgers Prep. The French native played and competed extremely hard from start to finish. He constantly got others involved with his tremendous vision on the floor. In an interview, Nadolny admitted he needs to cut down on turnovers to help the team in the future.
’18 Sal Koureissi – Iona Prep – Castle
’19 Tyson Etienne – Long Island Lutheran – PSA Cardinals
’19 Jalen Gaffney – Westtown School – Team Rio
’21 Trey Patterson – Rutgers Prep – Team Rio