All Academic Camp - Day 3 Recap

New England Recruiting Report | Saturday, July 9th, 2016

All Academic Camp - Day 3 Recap

The final day of the All Academic Basketball Camp got underway early in the morning on Thursday.  With one last chance to play in front of college coaches, the following players stood out:

Brandon Arnold (Avon Old Farms, 2017)- Arnold has progressed from when we first saw him a couple years ago.  His body has filled out, and he does not make many mistakes on the court.  Arnold gets everybody involved and plays with a good pace.  He makes great reads off the pick & roll, too.

Ben Eckstrom (Phillips Exeter, 2018)- The incoming junior can do a little bit of everything, and should fit well in Coach Jay Tilton's system.  He nailed some deep 3-pointers, and keeps the ball moving very well.  He hits the open man, and does not always try to make the "home run" pass.

Eamon Fitzpatrick (Hopkins, 2019)- The 6'2 wing has a great feel for the game for such a young player.  He plays with good pace and can knock down shots.  As he grows into his body, look for Fitzpatrick to develop into a nice prospect.

Matt Donahue (Northfield Mount Hermon, 2017)- Known as a shooter, Donahue showed us the diversity in his game.  He got tough rebounds in traffic and moved his feet well on defense.  Similar to Middlesex Magic teammate James Mortimer, Donahue's development in his game is visible just at the right time as the AAU season begins to heat up.

Manasseh Small (Phelps School, 2018)- A point guard who gets great arc on his jumper, Small impressed throughout the week with a couple of step-back 3-pointers.  His footwork stepping into his shot is quick, and, combined with his first step, he is able to go by defenders with ease.  

Dallas Hoffman (Hawthorne HS, 2018)- The rising junior from New Jersey has nice bounce as a 6'6 forward.  He made some shots during the morning, as well, to cap off a solid week of play.

Lucas St. Germain (Chatfield HS, 2017)- St. Germain, coming in from Colorado, is a 6'0 guard who can get his shot off easily.  He has a compact stroke that enables him to get it off quickly.  

Connel Henderson (Old Saybrook HS, 2017)- Although only 5'8, Henderson is a skilled guard who impressed throughout the week.  He is skilled with the ball in his hands, and is tenacious and aggressive on defense.  

Aiden Sullivan (Scituate HS, 2019)- Sullivan buried shots from beyond the arc all morning.  He is a shooter in the class of 2019 that has been productive on the AAU scene this spring and should only continue to get better as he adds to his game.

Blair Xu (Milton Academy, 2017)- The 6'3 guard made a lot of hustle plays.  He talks on defense, got on the floor for loose balls, and was always in the right position on the help side.  He is a long guard who attacks the rim, as well.

Spencer Danforth (Williston Northampton, 2017)- Danforth ran the floor well & was able to finish at the rim in transition.  He is a solid player who will look to play a big role for Williston this upcoming winter.

Nate Freeman (Beaver Country Day, 2017)- Freeman was solid with the ball and made the right plays as the point guard.  He does not try to play outside himself, and is always under control.

Colin Donovan (Choate, 2017)- The 6'2 guard from Choate has the ability to defend four positions on the court, making him an intriguing prospect moving forward.  He is not afraid to stick his nose in there.  He also got hot from beyond the arc, proving that he can be a valuable two-way player.

Eddie Diller (St. Francis HS, 2017)- Diller, a 6'6 forward from California, showed nice post moves on Thursday morning, including a nifty up-and-under move by a defender.

Robert Clark (Greenwich HS, 2017)- Clark finished tough inside and over (and sometimes through) bigger players, a trait that, at 6'3, must translate to the next level for a guard.

David Windley (Brentwood HS, 2018)- The 6'2 guard from Tennessee has a nice shooting form, and has an excellent hold on his follow-through.  He elevates to catch rebounds at his highest point, as well.