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2024 Nike Boys Philly Showcase Player Preview

Below are a few players to keep an eye out for in the class of 2024 - and what they're listening to pregame!

2024 Player Preview

The 13th annual Nike Boys Philly Showcase takes place Saturday at United Sports in Downingtown, PA. Widely regarded as North America's top individual recruiting event, the Nike Boys Philly Showcase is expected to welcome 650+ athletes from the class of 2025, 2024, 2023, and 2022.

Below are a few players to keep an eye out for in the class of 2024 - and what they're listening to pregame! 

2021 Philly Summer Invitational Face-off Highlights: Neel Shenoy

Neel Shenoy (FO)
Carroll High School | UNRL Texas

Neel Shenoy is one of the top faceoff prospects in the class of 2024. The Texas native is a quick and scrappy faceoff man which allows him to push transition right from the faceoff X. He performed well at last summer's All-America Underclass game and turned some heads with his performance. Look for him to make a run at the King of the X crown on Saturday.

Pregame playlist: 

1) Pride is the Devil - J Cole
2) Fair Trade - Drake
3) Interlude - J Cole
4) Goosebumps - Travis Scott
5) What’s Next - Drake

Sammy Baek - summer 2021 highlights

Sammy Baek (M)
Vestal HS | SweetLax Upstate

Lefty? Righty? Hard to tell with Beak! The Upstate New York product can bring it with both hands. He won a New York section IV Class B Championship as a freshman last year. Beak has a great first move up top and can get down the alley with ease. From there, look out for his rocket of a shot. Beak has what it takes to light it up on Saturday and thrive in the showcase format. 

Sam Brazell Summer 2021 Highlights

Sam Brazell (M)
Jamesville DeWitt | Orange Crush

The former Showcase all-star is your threat from the righty wing. He possesses a quick release from the outside on his low to high shot. Inside? Don’t leave Brazell open as he can catch and finish with the best of them. Brazell started as a freshman on the Central New York power, Jamesville DeWitt. 

Pregame playlist: 

1) When it’s Dark - Tory Lanez
2) 4 da gang - 42 Dugg
3) Stupid Again - Tory Lanez
4) Mafia - Travis Scott
5) Yeah - Mac Miller

Angelo Lamatrice (M)
Columbus Bishop Watterson | True Ohio 2024 AAA

The Ohio native has proven he can shine on the Showcase stage already has he took home MVP honors at this past summer's Baltimore Showcase (now the Atlantic Showcase). More recently, he was named an All-Star at the Can-Am Showcase. Lamatrice is a phenomenal downhill dodger who can bring it on the run. A workhorse of a middie he is most dangerous when he dodges and rolls back to the middle of the field. This throwback middie gets it done on both ends of the field too and has the ability to be a one-man clear. 

Pregame playlist:

1) Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine
2) Enter Sandman - Metallica 
3) Power - Kanye West
4) Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
5) We’re Not Gonna Take it - Twisted Sister 

Henry Waisburd 2024 Lacrosse Goalie Highlights 2020

Henry Waisburd (G)
Buckingham Browne & Nichols (BB&N) | Nationals Lacrosse Club,  3d New England

The 3d New England and Nationals product is a super talented goalie. Waisburd is a nightmare for a crease attackman as he is excellent inside. His athleticism allows him to make plays outside the goal whether that be chasing a shot, grabbing a loose ball, or pushing transition himself. 

Pregame playlist:

1) Power - Kanye West
2) ‘Till I Collapse - Eminem, Nate Dogg 
3) Knock Knock - Mac Miller
4) American Idiot - Greenday
5) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana


Follow along all week on social media!

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