AAC Day 2 Underclassmen Recap
Although the All-Acacemic Camp is an opportunity for seniors to showcase their abilities, the camp acts as a lens to the future to feature the next crop of high academic players from across the country. The following underclassmen (2017 and below) have played to rave reviews so far:
Zach Light (Northfield Mount Hermon, 2018)- Light is a 6'1 guard who really impressed us today. His skill level is high in the half court, and he is very good at moving the ball up the court with the pass (as opposed to the dribble). Light also defends every possession with high effort and intensity, both on the ball and off the ball.
Jakigh Dottin (Cambridge Ridge & Latin, 2017)- Dottin impressed for the second day in a row, showing even more range on his jumpshot, which is proving to be a lethal addition to his game for opponents.
Luis Reynoso (Bradford Christian, 2019)- Reynoso is a do-it-all forward who is a very willing passer, and uses a strong (but room to add more muscle) frame to finish through contact. He competed with kids three and four years older than him with ease today.
Davis Franks (Collegiate, NY, 2017)- The long and lanky 6'6 forward has a good feel for the game and a nice jumpshot. He does not force anything and lets the game come to him.
Kahleb Downing (St. Andrew's, 2017)- Downing ran the show for his team here today. He gets the ball where it needs to be, and can penetrate and get in the lanes when the opportunity arises.
Carter Selzer (Rockhurst HS, KS, 2017)- Making the trip from Kansas, Selzer rebounded the ball at a high rate, including several boards out of his area. He finished well around the basket, and is a very good post defender.
Elvin Rodriguez (Green Farms, 2017)- Rodriguez is a quick guard who is a very good shooter off the dribble. The smooth lefty has been very productive and has turned some heads so far at the AAC.
Ethan Wright (Newton North, 2018)- The 6'1 sharpshooter has had a great spring, and carried it over to camp this week. He is a threat to pull from anywhere on the court, and has very a consistent jumpshot.
Jordan Means (Archbishop Stepinac, NY)- The 6'0 guard from White Plains, NY does a good job of getting under his opponent on defense. He can also get in the lane at a solid rate, and is a threat to penetrate and pitch from there.
Sean Smith (Sacred Heart, 2017)- Smith came out strong for the second day in a row, capitalizing on defenses not boxing him out on the glass. He is an elite offensive rebounder with the best motor in camp.
Scott Graziano (Lawrence Academy, 2019)- A shooter with a good build, Graziano will provide Lawrence with a young shooter who will be a factor on offense because defenders will not be able to help too far off of him, similar to how he is used with the New England Playaz.
Graham Pierce (Brunswick, 2018)- The lefty forward has good length and quickness, and has a decent jumpshot. Pierce shows the promise to be a very solid player for Brunswick moving forward.
Dan Masino (Fairport HS, NY, 2017)- A 6'1 guard from up near Rochester, Masino plays the game hard on both ends of the floor. He has good potential, and is one to watch in upstate NY's 2017 class.
Carter Scott (Darien HS, 2017)- Scott finished the ball with a variety of moves, including a nice Euro up-and-under with the same hand. He is active on offense, and is difficult to guard because he does a great job of reading what his defender is doing; if he turns his back, he will go backdoor.
Sam Beskind (Catalina Foothills HS, AZ)- Making the trip from Tuscon, Arizona, the rising sophomore guard can rise up and finish at the rim. Standing at 6'2, he is also a really good shooter, both off the dribble and off the catch.