Best of the Best Upstate Boys Standouts (NY) Part 1

Buffalo, NY – September 14- 15th, Bay Area Hoops LLC and Quintin Redfern of Last 1 Best 1 hosted their first invited only Boys and Girls event held at Nichols H.S.  This Top 40 event which is held during the contact period of the NCAA calendar, is meant to help give exposure to players in the Upstate, NY area.   Take a look at some of the promising young prospects.
Jaylen Stewart, Justin Glover, Jaden Slaughter, Aiden Horan

2020 6’3” Jaylen Stewart, Amherst HS – Stewart made plays with confidence.  His size and length provided him quality opportunities over the smaller defenders.  Dribble kick outs to shooters while penetrating gaps was very visual in Stewart’s game. Stewart is very smooth, makes plays with the ball, difficult to guard and defends well.  We would like to see him take more advantage of his 3 ball however, within the right college program he’ll definitely will bring his positive assets. Stewart has interest from University of Buffalo, George Washington, Georgia State and Elon University.

2021 6’3” Jaden Slaughter, St. Joseph – If there is one thing that Slaughter can do, its score. Slaughter shows athleticism, has a good first step to the basket from the wing and can explode at the rim. His outside shooting comes and goes but can be more consistent has he concentrates on it more.  Coaches, this recent transfer has versatility with legit skill and shows D1 athleticism plus scoring abilities.  

2022 5’10” PG Justin Glover, St. Joseph – Has been on our radar since CP3 National Middle School Combine. He continues to improve physically and mentally. Glover really impressed us with his scoring for a PG.  Glover was steady and consistent throughout the day and showed a cleaver instinct for the game. Low to mid-majors D1 schools should give him a look.

Nicholas Moore

2023 6’0” G Nicholas Moore, Amherst HS – Impressively played both ends with confidence as a freshman playing with the upper class players.  However, will he continue to add more skill to his game? Right now he has the look of a promising prospect who has some growing ahead of him. Moore can easily fill the stat column up and become a really good two way player.  He’s a player to watch.

2020 6’5” SF Aiden Horan, Nichols HS – This wing athlete can and will perform.  Horan did pretty much everything offensively at the showcase, from attacking  the basket, making shots off dribble and off the catch.  He deserves recruiting attention, because of his size and skill to play at the collegiate level. Horan has earned an offer from Air Force with interest from Drexel, Boston University, Niagara University and Citadel.


Nyjon Zelesko, Eric Kegler, Max Schneider, Kenneth Gouldelock

Other players who caught our attention:

2022 5’8” PG Max Schneider, Williamsville East HS

2022 6’6” F Declan Ryan, Canisius HS

2022 5’10” PG Nyjon Zelesko, Health Science

2021 6’5” SF Kenneth Freeman, Greece Athena HS

2021 6’0” G Dante Moultrie, North Tonwanda HS

2020 6’3” G/F Eric Keller, Canisius HS

2022 6’0” G Kamar Gouldelock, Bishop Timon

2021 6’1” G Desean Ashley, St. Joseph


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