Prystal Scouting Service
   "let the games begin"


Tom Prystal
P. O Box  843
Auburn, NY  13021

Thanks to all these folks who run top notch events during the year.  I enjoyed attending all of them:
Eastern Invitational
– Session 2 @ College of New Jersey July 5 and 6

 Five Star Camp - @ Coraopolis, PA July 8-9 and 23-24

 Nike Peach Jam - @ North August, SC July 12 and 13

 Stellar Construction Tourney - @ Cedar Beach in Allentown, PA July 14--My All-Star picks  HERE

 Alvernia College Team Camp July 15 and July 28
My All Star picks  HERE

 Smallwood Summer League - @ Harrisburg High School July 16-22

 PA vs. Maryland Camp - @ Alvernia College in Reading, PA July 29 to Aug. 2nd


The next big Basketball Shootout:
Sunday April 20, 2008
@ Penn State Harrisburg in Middletown, PA for both boys and girls,  application  HERE



My 2007  Interview with Coach Jim Boeheim at the Syracuse Camp

Prystal: What is the first thing you look for in a player?

Boeheim: Does the kid come from a winning program? Does the kid have good grades? We are looking for big guys that can defend and rebound and guys that can shoot it. We never think we have enough players because kids leave early for the NBA and someone has to be ready to take their spot.

Prystal: Are you looking for McDonald’s All American’s?

Boeheim: No, our National Championship team only had 2 and Maryland a few years ago had none!

Prystal: Who was the most courageous player you have ever coached?

Boeheim: Gerry McNamara (PA/MD Shootout Alum)…He was the most competitive player I have ever seen! He was never afraid to take the big shots. I first saw him his sophomore year in High School.

Prystal: Tell us about the Olympic Team you are helping Coach K with…

Boeheim: We will add Chauncy Billups, Kobe and Jason Kidd to the team that went 14-1 last year. The daily regiment includes a 2 hour practice in the am and a 2 hour practice in the pm. These guys are not getting paid, so it tells you the pride that they have. We will attempt to qualify in Vegas in August.

Prystal: Who are the two top players you have ever coached?

Boeheim: Carmello and Derrick Coleman. Here is a question for you? Who has the most rebounds in the history of College Basketball?

Prystal: I don’t know.

Boeheim: Tim Duncan followed by Derrick Coleman.


Previous shootout results HERE


 

Nike Peach Jam Under 17 Championship Game:

 

The New York Gauchos AAU squad finished off a big week in North Augusta by winning at the buzzer in overtime 70-68 with a three ball from Chris Fouch! The “Family” AAU club based out of Michigan almost pulled off the complete Cinderella story behind 19 big points from 6’4” Paul Williams. Dion Sims a 6’4” rising junior chipped in 17 and Eric Evans had 10 for the runner ups. The Gauchos were led as usual by 6’2” Daryl Bryant with 16, Chris Fouch had 15 and 6’1 floor general Kemba Walker had 11 and 8 assists. Two local clubs made it deep into the tourney: The Georgia Blazers were led by 5’9” Andre Young and 6’11” Xavier Gibson while the Georgia Stars were led by Wake Forest recruit, Al Farouq Aminu at 6’0” and Kevin Murphy at 6’5”.

 

Nike Peach Jam Under 16 Championship Game:

 

The New York Gauchos completed a clean sweep in another thriller 56-53 over the Georgia Stars. The 6’7” duo of Trevon Hamlet and Tevin Baskins were relentless in the paint and on the glass. The Georgia stars were paced by their 5’9” point guard Matthew Brabham and 6’5” Adrienne Coleman.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prystal Picks from the Oct 7, 2007 Pennsylvania/Maryland Shootout held at Alvernia College in Reading (PA)
boy's picks go HERE---girl's picks go HERE
I always enjoy attending PA/MD events.  They are conducted with a high level or professionalism and the talent is always very good. 

Prystal Summer Scouting Notes:
1-When at the College of New Jersey July 5th, I rated these as the top prospects:
Chris Morris 6’9” South Kent, Conn
Desmond Wade 5’11” Linden, NJ
Chris Edwards 6’6” American Christian Academy
Omari Lawrence 6’3” St. Raymond’s
Shaquille Thomas 6’5” Paterson Catholic
Kevin Parrom 6’5” St. Raymond’s
 

2-When at the Smallwood League:  In the small school finals Lebanon Catholic followed John White a 6’5” Senior Center and his 17 of the team’s first 22 points to a 45-40 victory over AA Boiling Springs. Jarrod Murray also was solid for a nice one two punch in the post! In the best rivalry in PA Basketball Harrisburg took on Steel High in the much anticipated Big School Championship. University of Miami signee “Q” Roberts led the way with 27 and some clutch shooting by Juice Washington as Harrisburg squeaked by 56-54 over AAA District and State favorite Steel High! However, Jeffrey Davis the 6’7” "the human eraser"  could not get off his summer job for the finals!

 

Prystal All Star Choices in Smallwood League:

 Quincy Roberts – Harrisburg High

Juice Washington – Harrisburg High

Akeem “the dream” Wilson – Susquehanna Twp.

Matt Jones – Susquehanna Twp.

Jermaine Marshall – Red Land

Jacob Iati – York Catholic

Andre Campbell – Steel High

Kyle McConnell – Cedar Crest

Brent Derr -  Millersburg

Garrett Derr – Millersburg

DJ Rowe – Cedar Cliff

Bud Proctor – Steel High

Jordan Smith – Steel High

John White – Lebanon Catholic

Jarrod Murray – Lebanon Catholic
3-Check out the Smallwood Summer League  at this site:
http://www.smallwoodsummerleague.com/
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http://www.humanhighlight.net/
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yours in sports,   Tom Prystal
           tprystal@yahoo.com


 




Pennsylvania / Maryland Basketball  Shootout
2007 Sunday October 7th

Alvernia College,  Reading, PA


Application HERE