All Academic Camp - Day 1 Recap
More than 360 student-athletes from across the country gathered at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA to compete in the annual All Academic Basketball Camp. Routinely drawing the top academic colleges & universities in the country to Brandeis, this year was no different. The following made an early impression to the crowd on Tuesday:
Javon Taylor (Beaver Country Day, 2017)- Taylor continued his strong spring and summer on Tuesday by showing that he is one of the most talented players in the field. His shooting range has increased, as he drilled several 3-pointers from behind the college line. He has also worked on getting his shot off in different situations, as his shot off the dribble has improved, as well.
Jake Coleman (Londonderry HS, 2017)- Despite his slight frame, Coleman is one of the best shot-makers at camp. He has a smooth shooting form and can get his shot off against bigger defenders. The danger of Coleman's jumper opens up lanes for him to drive & attack the basket after defenders charge at him.
Noah Aaron (Groton School, 2018)- Aaron impressed with his ability to get to the hoop in a multitude of ways. His hesitation dribble is effective, and he has a quick first step to be able to get by his defender easily. He picks his spots and drives at his teammates defenders to be able to draw them in for a drive & kick.
Reese Swedberg (St. Paul's, 2019)- Swedberg was one of the most impressive players in the field. Although he is one of the youngest players, his skill set and feel for the game are that of a veteran. Swedberg can really shoot the ball, but uses the threat of him shooting as a weapon to be able to get to the rim.
Matt Glassman (Lawrence Academy, 2017)- Known primarily as a shooter, Glassman showed the ability to help his teammates get open shots by making the extra pass tonight. Not afraid to do the dirty work, the LA product and NH native was on the floor for loose balls multiple times on Tuesday.
Daniel Schlakman (Milton Academy, 2019)- The young 6'6 big man has very good hands in the post. He is a very good passer from the high post and low post who likes to get his teammates involved. If he continues to work on his jumper, you may be hearing a lot from Schlakman in the coming years.
Erion Jones (St. Paul's, 2018)- Jones was a beast inside through his two games on Tuesday. An undersized post, Jones plays strong inside and has a good touch around the basket. He is relentless in his pursuit for offensive rebounds.
Marc Dolgin (Milton Academy, 2019)- The 5'11 guard was able to get in the lane, play off two feet, and find either the open man or his open shot. He is a hard-working guard who's best years are in front of him.
Louis Ellis (Lynfield HS, 2017)- The 6'4 wing can really shot the ball. He has a compact stroke that allows him to get his shot off quickly. Look for him to have a big year in the MIAA next year.
Reid Walker (Seffner Christian Academy, 2017)- The Florida native certainly made an impression among the college coaches on Tuesday. Armed with a dangerous jumper, Walker can score from all three levels. He should be one to watch as the week progresses.
Morgan Welles (Gunnery School, 2017)- The 6'7 front court player impressed on the defensive end, blocking several attempts in the paint. He is able to control his blocked shots, enabling his team to corral the rebound.
Justin Vine (King Phillip, 2018)- A hard-nosed guard, Vine's multiple floor-burns impressed the coaches in attendance. He was one of the few players to take a charge, and was on the floor for multiple loose balls, a trait that gets lost in a camp setting.
Ethan Alkoby (Oak Park HS, 2017)- The California native can knock down open shots, but is at his best with the ball in his hands and creating for others. As a small point guard, he distributes the ball at exactly the right time (right before he gets swallowed up by the opposing bigs).
Anthony Grzembski (Bartlett HS)- The guard had a couple of impressive coast-to-coast finishes. He is aggressive in pushing the tempo of the game, and is not afraid to attack taller defenders in the paint.