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Isaiah Briscoe, Omari Spellman invited to 2014 Big Strick Classic

The Big Strick Classic has released the first ten players to compete in the high school all-star event on August 9th at the New York Gauchos Gym in New York. The fourth annual all-star game features a national team (Team USA) clashing against a New York City-area team (Team NYC) with the full rosters being released later this month.

Seton Hall's top 2015 target, Isaiah Briscoe (NJ Playaz/Roselle Catholic, N.J.), and 2016 target Omari Spellman (Team SCAN/MacDuffie School, Mass.) have been paired together on Team NYC along with recent Reebok Breakout Classic standout Derrick Jones. Spellman will play his first season at the MacDuffie School after transferring from his hometown in Ohio this summer; he was offered by Seton Hall and visited their South Orange campus unofficially in June.

Current Pirate freshman Isaiah Whitehead played with Isaiah Briscoe in the 2013 Big Strick Classic while also winning the three-point contest. Here is the first round of the 2014 roster:


Kobi Simmons (Alpharetta, GA/St. Francis HS)
PG, 6-5, 177, 2016
Offers from Memphis, Missouri, North Carolina State, Tennessee and others

Dwayne Bacon (Lakeland, FL/IMG Academy)
G/F, 6-6, 195, 2015
Offers from UConn, UCLA, UNLV, Louisville, Baylor and others

Carlton Bragg (Cleveland, OH/Villa Angela HS)
F, 6-9, 220, 2015
Offers from Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville, UConn and others

Ray Smith (Las Vegas, NV/Las Vegas High School)
F, 6-8, 180, 2015
Offers from UConn, California, Arizona, Louisville, USC and others

Stephen Zimmerman (Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman HS)
C, 6-11, 230, 2015
Offers from Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky and others



Isaiah Briscoe (Union, NJ/Roselle Catholic)
PG, 6-3, 200, 2015
Offers from Arizona, UConn, Rutgers, Florida, Syracuse and others

Prince Ali (Pembroke Pines, FL, via Bronx, NY/ Sagemont School)
SG, 6-4, 180, 2015
Decommitted from UConn in November 2013; Offers from Georgetown, Indiana, UCLA, Michigan and others

Derrick Jones (Philadelphia, PA/Archbishop Carroll HS)
SF, 6-6, 180, 2015
Offers from Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, Syracuse, Villanova and others

Moustapha Diagne (Sparta, NJ/Pope John XXIII)
F, 6-8, 230, 2015
Committed to Syracuse

Omari Spellman (North Royalton, OH/MacDuffie School)
PF, 6-9, 270, 2016
Offers from Florida, Rutgers, Villanova, Indiana and others

Ray Smith will not play after injuring his ACL this week.