All Academic Camp - Day 2 PM Recap
The action continued into the afternoon and evening at Brandeis as the All Academic Basketball Camp progressed. With players still playing hard and college coaches still flowing through, the following players stood out:
James Mortimer (Noble and Greenough, 2017)- One of the most effective players in the camp, Mortimer has disproven the thought that he is just a shooter. He crashed the offensive boards hard today and was rewarded with three put-backs in his afternoon game. He posted up smaller guards and was big on the defensive boards while matched up against stronger players.
Jack Zimmerman (Worcester Academy, 2017)- The point guard is playing with much more assertiveness this spring. He attacks to basket, drawing defenders in so he can dish out to his teammates for open shots. Zimmerman is now a threat to finish in the paint, making it even more necessary for defenses to help on him. He knocked down a couple of 3-pointers in his last game, too.
Sam Schneidmiller (Wesley Chapel HS, 2017)- The Florida resident was on fire on Saturday night from anywhere on the court. Not only did he make the extra pass to a teammate (especially in transition), but he nail both mid-range and long 3-pointers. He made it look effortless on the court.
Brendan Hoban (Millbrook, 2017)- Hoban was the energy-giving for his team today. He is solid with the basketball and gets the ball to the open man, but it is becoming more clear that when his team needs a play to be made, he is the one to make it.
Bryan Knapp (JDS, 2017)- Knapp, a rising senior from Washington DC, is a gritty combo guard who has sneaky bounce and acceleration. He has a strong upper body and an all-around solid offensive game that makes him a threat from anywhere on the court.
Spencer Patenaude (Concord-Carlisle HS, 2017)- Patenaude had an outstanding shooting day. With his quick release, he has no wasted motion in his jumper. He knocked in several 3-pointers over the course of the day on Saturday, and established himself as one of the top shooters in the field.
Tommy O'Neil (St. John's Prep, 2018)- O'Neil continued his improved play on both ends of the court today. The southpaw has a nice shooting touch, but is also playing much tougher on the boards and on the defensive end, which is an important step in his development as a player.
Cole Stinson (Leesville Road HS, 2018)- Standing at 5'9, the Raleigh, NC native is gutsy and can really shoot. Always moving on the court, Stinson will push the ball (and, more importantly, run the floor when he doesn't have the ball) in transition while looking to attack someone's defender to create on open shot for someone else.
Zach Ravitz (Milburn HS, 2017)- Ravitz has a great feel for where his man is defending him in the post. The 6'8 big man from New Jersey uses this to his advantage to get easy baskets without having to fight with his defender as much.
Griffin Curtis (Salem HS, 2017)- The 6'4 wing from Salem, NH has a solid shot and a good shot-fake. He is a sneaky athlete, as he was able to elevate on several plays throughout the afternoon and evening.
Enike Aniyia (Loyola HS, 2016)- Coming from California, Aniyia is a good player who is physical inside the paint. He is tough to box out and is a mismatch for many players on the boards.
Joel Morris (Holy Cross HS, 2017)- The NJ native is a smooth, 6'3 guard who is a productive player with the basketball in his hands. Not only did he pass the ball well off the bounce to open teammates, Morris showed the ability to get to the rack & score.
Billy Lahart (Deerfield, 2017)- Lahart had a couple of very nice blocks on Saturday. A good athlete, Lahart proved he can break his opponents down off the dribble.
Max Oppenheim (Walt Whitman HS, 2017)- The 6'8 forward from Maryland is solid on the boards and showed a productive inside-out game. Oppenheim has a good feel for angles in the post, and uses his positioning to get easy baskets.
Matthew McKay (Needham HS, 2017)- The 6'6 forward is a great athlete with a developing skill set. His athleticism impacts the game on both ends of the court. He is a hard-working forward who colleges should keep on eye on during the MIAA season this winter.