AAC Day 2 PM Recap
Wednesday afternoon continued to bring in a slew of college coaches to Brandies University in Waltham, MA, to see the nearly 400 student-athletes assembled for the All Academic Camp. The following stood out during the Wednesday afternoon set of games:
Cole Prowitt-Smith (Greens Farms, 2019)- Prowitt-Smith dominated from the opening tap. A very good athlete, he uses it on both ends, as he defends at a high level and is consistently amongst the top rebounders in the game. He can also score from all three levels on the court, and should one who should be tracked by scholarship schools over the course of July.
Robert Baum (St. Andrew's, 2019)- Coming off a productive season in NEPSAC Class AA, Baum continued to show his all-around offensive game. He was able to utilize his quick first step in getting to the basket, but also hit contested 3-point shots off the bounce. The point guard possesses a high basketball IQ and is receiving Division 1 & 2 interest at the moment.
Arie Breakfield (Spaulding HS, 2019)- The long 6'5 versatile wing continues his breakout grassroots season. Breakfield did what he does well, which happens to be a little bit of everything. He can make contested shots off the catch, as well as get in the lane off a shot fake and dish to an open teammate. He rarely makes the wrong choice with the basketball, and is continuing to gain scholarship interest as the summer kicks off.
Manav Randhawa (Worcester Academy, 2019)- A natural off-guard, Randhawa showed he can hit the open man inside or outside, and maintain his dribble against quick & aggressive defenders. He is a guard that possesses a high basketball IQ, grabs loose balls and tough rebounds, and is not afraid to sacrifice his body in taking charges. He also has serious range on his 3-ball, too.
Mykel Derring (Proctor Academy, 2019)- One of the better shooters in New England, Derring gets his shoulders and hips square to the hoop quicker than anyone in the region. He elevates and gets his shot off at its highest point, making it difficult for defenders to seriously contest.
Noah Honetschlager (Tesoro HS, 2019)- The 6'9 California native is a broad post with the ability to finish over either shoulder. He uses his size well to seal his defender inside, and battles on the offensive boards like few bigs here.
John Lowther (Hingham HS, 2019)- A high level athlete, Lowther makes energy plays for his team. He rebounds at an extremely high rate, and has shot well over the course of his first two games.
Dylan Osimetha (St. Mark's, 2019)- Making the trip from Texas, Osimetha is a raw, powerful athlete who is always in attack mode. He gets to the rim with ease, and has broad shoulders to absorb any contact thrown his way.
Andrew Lynch (Vermont Academy, 2019)- Lynch is a tough guard who is more than capable of hitting shots from beyond the 3-point arc. He had a following of college coaches tracking his play throughout the morning.
Nate Holt (St. Andrew's, 2019)- The 6'8 post was able to get to his right hand and shoot his jump hook over his left shoulder without any contest. He also displayed an impressive step-through moves that makes it difficult for a defender to fully commit to contesting his shot inside.
Jack Shea (Glastonbury HS, 2019)- Shea has some tools to be a very good player at the next level. He competes every possession, is relentless on the offensive glass, and blocks shots inside. His physicality posed problems for opposing bigs all afternoon long.
Cole Otley (Champlain Valley Union HS, 2019)- Hailing from Vermont, Otley shot the ball exceptionally well over his two games on Wednesday. At 6'3 and armed with a high release and quick footwork, it is difficult to contest his shots with the speed at which he gets it off.
Victor Austin (Christ School, 2019)- Playing for former Suffield head coach Jeff Depelteau at Christ School in North Carolina, Austin plays the game hard. He can shoot it, but impressed with his ability to follow his shot and get after it on the offensive boards. He is a great teammate and it's easy to tell he focuses on doing the little things well.
Kase Cronin (Lexington HS, 2019)- Cronin seals his man well after rolling off ball screens, enabling him to be in good position for a post-up opportunity if the initial roll is not there. He finishes well with both hands around the basket.
Andrew Jackson (Unadilla Valley Central HS, 2019)- The 6'4 upstate NY wing is a smooth wing with some serious bounce. Coming off a serious knee injury a couple years ago, Jackson has worked diligently to get back to full strength. The result of that hard work is an all-around solid wing who had college coaches turning their heads on Wednesday morning.