World School Basketball Championship under-19 All-Star Teams

Hoop Mountain coaches and World School Basketball Championship technical directors Julian King and Ryan Yates pinpointed some of the most influential performers at the December tournament. See what made the players stand out below:

#1 Conrad Scotchburn (Most Valuable Player)
School: Dharan High School
Grade: 11
Jersey: #32
Position: SG/PG/SF
Height: 190cm
Strengths: -Long/Athletic/Big guard
-Strong ball handler and passer/makes good decisions
-Excellent outside shooter
-Good attacking the basket and finishing in traffic
-Good perimeter defender/plays passing lanes well
-Great defensive rebounder
-High basketball IQ/makes the right play
Favourite basketball player: Kyle Lowry
Hobbies: Basketball and volleyball

#2 Mathew Alderman
School: Dharan High School
Grade: 12
Jersey: #34
Position: SF/PF
Height: 188cm
Strengths: -Strong, Athletic wing
-Great rebounder
-Sprints the floor well in transition
-Gets to the rim at will
-Good playmaker/passer from the SF position
-Excellent defender
Favourite Basketball player: Lebron James
Hobbies: Politics and debating

#3 Belal Ramy
School: GEMS Cambridge International School
Grade: 12
Jersey: #1
Position: SF
Height: 180cm
Strengths: -Finishes well at the rim
-Sprints the floor well in transition for easy baskets
-Strong defensive presence roaming the passing lanes
-Favourite basketball player: John Wall
Hobbies: Basketball and football

#4 Fawaz Pakel
School: International School of Creative Science
Jersey: #1
Position: SF
Strengths: -High motor/long arms/wing
-Great scoring at the rim
-Good midrange shooter
-Crashes the boards well for second chance opportunities
-Good defending all five positions

#5 Paul Blair
School: Dharan High School
Grade: 10
Jersey: #40
Position: SG/SF
Height: 191
Strengths: -Long/Athletic/Wing
-Finishes well around the basket
-Decent midrange shooter
-Runs the floor well
-Good passer
-Good perimeter and post defender
-Solid rebounder
Favourite basketball player: Luka Doncic
Hobbies: Basketball and tennis