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Thursday / March 30.
  • 2017 Hoophall All-Tournament Team

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    By TOM KONCHALSKI & ADAM ZAGORIA

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass.. — Here is the 17-man 2017 Hoophall All-Tournament Team which includes six newly-minted McDonald’s All-Americans.

    These aren’t the 17 best players who played in Springfield. These are the 17 who performed at the highest level.

    For reference, check out the 2016 All-Tournament team here.

    Also, feel free to check out the Top 10 Recruiting Storylines from the Hoophall.

     

    Michael Porter Jr., Most Outstanding Player, 6-10 Sr, Nathan Hale (WA) (WASHINGTON)

    The newly minted McDonald’s All-American earns unofficial MOP honors after going off for 36 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists as Nathan Hale stunned Oak Hill Academy, 80-77.

    Jahvon Quinerly, 6-1 Jr, Hudson Catholic (N.J.) (UNCOMMITTED)

    The junior point guard posted 25 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 turnovers as Hudson Catholic beat Charles Bassey and St. Anthony (TX), 62-53.

    Tremont Waters, 5-9 Sr., Notre Dame (CT) (GEORGETOWN)

    The Georgetown-bound point guard had the most impressive performance of Saturday, posting 29 points on 10-for-19 shooting with 6 assists, 3 steals and 1 turnover in a 74-66 win over Archbishop Molloy.

    Cole Anthony, 6-2 So., Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.) (UNCOMMITTED)

    The son of former NBA point guard Greg Anthony, Cole went for 29 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in the 74-66 loss to Waters and Notre Dame.

    Chuck O’Bannon, 6-6 Sr., Bishop Gorman (NV) (USC)

    The 2017 McDonald’s All-American shot 11-for 24 for 27 points with 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals in a 73-66 loss to DeMatha Catholic.

    DJ Harvey, 6-6 Sr., DeMatha Catholic (NOTRE DAME)

    The Notre Dame-bound wing tallied 28 points on 8-for 14 shooting, including 3-of-4 from the arc, with 12 rebounds in the 73-66 win over Bishop Gorman.

    Brandon Randolph, 6-5 Sr., Westtown School (PA) (ARIZONA)

    The Arizona-bound shooting guard went off for 30 points on 12-for-18 shooting, including 2-for 4 from deep, with 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 turnover in the 66-54 win over Hillcrest Prep (AZ).

    DeAndre Ayton, 7-1 Sr., Hillcrest Prep (AZ) (ARIZONA)

    The McDonald’s All-American notched 21 points and 8 rebounds in the 66-54 loss to his future Arizona teammate Brandon Randolph and Westtown. Ayton is projected as the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

    Quade Green, 6-0 Sr., Neumann-Goretti (PA) (KENTUCKY)

    The future Kentucky point guard was brilliant in putting up 30 points on 8 for-17 shooting with 3 assists, 3 steals and 6 turns in a 72-69 win over Greensboro (N.C.) Day School.

    JP Moorman, 6-7 Sr., Greensboro Day (N.C.) (TEMPLE)

    Fran Dunphy has a great prospect here in Moorman, who posted 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting with 7 rebounds in the 72-69 loss to Neumann-Goretti.

    John Petty, 6-6 Sr., Jemison (AL) (ALABAMA)

    Spurned for the McDonald’s All-American Game, Petty dropped a triple-double of 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists on Hall of Famer Bob Hurley and St. Anthony’s.

    Jordan Walker, 5-9 Sr., The Patrick School (N.J.) (UNCOMMITTED)

    Walker went for 15 points and 11 assists en route to game MVP honors as the Celtics fended off Wendell Carter and Pace Academy (GA), 68-60, in double-OT.

    Wendell Carter, 6-10 Sr., Pace Academy (GA) (DUKE)

    Sporting blue hair, Carter posted 28 points and 18 rebounds while battling Kentucky-bound Nick Richards in Pace Academy’s loss to The Patrick School.

    R.J. Barrett, 6-7 So., Montverde Academy (FL) (UNCOMMITTED)

    Barrett notched 21 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds in Montverde’s 73-67 win over Bishop Montgomery (CA).

    Andrew Nembhard, 6-3 So., Montverde Academy (FL) (UNCOMMITTED)

    The sophomore point guard had 22 points and ran the show in Montverde’s win over Bishop Montgomery (CA).

    Jaren Jackson Jr., 6-11 Sr., La Lumiere (IN) (MICHIGAN STATE)

    In a game featuring a slew of big-name stars, Jackson was the most impressive, notching 21 points on 6-for-14 shooting with 9 rebs, 3 blocks, 2 assists and 1 turn in a 76-74 loss to Sierra Canyon (CA).

    Remy Martin, 6-0 Sr., Sierra Canyon (CA) (ARIZONA STATE)

    The ASU-bound point guard went for 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as Sierra Canyon took down La Lumiere, the No. 1 team in the nation.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.