It’s the heart of the AAU basketball season and Team Rio is traveling the country playing in Under Armour’s top showcases. With a team that is comprised of three Ranney starters and some of the top college prospects in the Tri-State area, Team Rio made a stop in the famed JSBL for a one-game exhibition. The JSBL is in its 48th year on the Jersey Shore with numerous college basketball standouts and former NBA players giving the league a reputation as one of the best summer leagues in the country. Team Rio took on the unique challenge of facing a team that is comprised of players with Division I college basketball experience. Doughboys saw a number of former Shore Conference standouts who are now playing college ball. Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis shined in front of a packed gym, but it was the Doughboys outlasting the high school AAU squad in a 130-123 victory. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an entertaining showcase on a Tuesday night at Saint Rose High School:
Meet the Irish Hulk!
Thank you to all the schools that have put in energy, time and effort in recruiting me thus far. However from now on I will be focusing on these 10 schools. I WILL BE COMMITTING TO… #Blessed pic.twitter.com/yJl3jQh8m9
— Aidan Harris Igiehon (@Big_harris22) June 26, 2018
6-foot-10 Team Rio power forward Aidan Harris Igiehon plays his high school ball in Brooklyn, but hails from Ireland. Dubbed “The Irish Hulk”, Igiehon is a five-star recruit who’s final 10 schools include Louisville, Saint John’s and Oregon. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Igiehon more than holding his own against an experienced team of Division I players:
Lewis and Antoine Step up Against College Vets
Scottie Lewis poured in 28 points and Bryan Antoine had 29 in their JSBL debut. JSZ has the highlight reels of the Ranney duo from Belmar: