HONESDALE, Penn. -- No session of Five-Star is complete without camp founder Howard Garfinkel barking out the list of major award winners during an often animated ceremony replete with some choice words and chain smoking.
Rivalshoops.com was there until the bitter end on Wednesday afternoon, and below is a list of major award winners in the NBA Division and Development League. Those were the leagues with the most Division I level talent.
The difference between the two is that the development league consisted entirely of rising freshmen and sophomores, while the NBA featured primarily top junior and senior prospects.
Without further adieu, here are the major award winners for each of those leagues:
High Scorer Jonathan Mitchell, Mt. Vernon (NY) H.S., 12.2 ppg
Runner-up, Ricardo Torres, Bronx (NY) St. Raymond's H.S., 12.0 ppg
Best defender Denzell Barnes, New York (NY) Rice H.S.
Mr. Hustle Chris Bethel, Bronx (NY) St. Raymond's H.S.
Role Player of Week Brandon Stephens, Flint (MI) Northern H.S.
Mr. Stations Elfago Boyd, Bronx (NY) Alfred Smith H.S.
Most Improved Franklin Jones, Niagara Falls (NY) H.S.
Best Rebounder Jonathan Mitchell, Mt. Vernon (NY) H.S.
Playoff MVP Tyrell Biggs, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep
Most Outstanding Player Shahee Martin, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic H.S.