Five Mountaineers invited to partake in the EKB Unsigned Senior Showcase


2018-2019 Boys team

Ismail Taylor-Kamara, Sports editor-in-chief

On Thursday October 10, West Orange High School Seniors, Johan Atwell, Gustav Hall, Elijah Milington, and Ismail Taylor-Kamara played in the unsigned senior showcase. The Showcase consisted of some of the most talented, yet under recruited basketball players in the State of New Jersey.

Gustav Hall is a 6’1 PG who stouts a 4.5 GPA (the highest at the showcase), comes off a season filled with injury. Last year, as a junior he only played 10 games. This year he looks to play the whole season and make a deep run into the State sectionals: “I feel as though we can compete with anybody, I have faith in my team”. 

Hall using screen

Elijah Millington is a 6’4 versatile forward, shooting the ball from behind the arc as well as in the paint efficiently. Millington holds a 4.05 GPA and has been a 2 year varsity player. That veteran experience will prove to be significicant in this year’s games.

Millington attacking the basket

Absent due to an ankle injury, is PG Chris Latimer. A three year varsity player, Latimer is destined to have a great season, averaging 7 points and 3 steals with his defensive intensity. Latimer has garnered interest from MSU, Union, Colby and several other schools following the AAU season. 

Christopher Latimer
Atwell fadeaway jumpshot

Johan Atwell, another 6’3 shooting guard who shot 30% from the 3 point line looks to help his team as well this season, “ “As this season approaches, I want to get this program the respect it deserves and make a deep run into the state tournament”. Johan himself has gathered interest in college coaches from the NJAC conference. 

Taylor-Kamara on the wing

Lastly, Ismail Taylor-Kamara is a returning starter from last year’s team. Standing at 6’5, the small forward has garnered division 3 interest from some of the nation’s best academics schools including Union College, Catholic University, and RPI. He looks forward to helping his team make a historic run this year.