All Academic Camp - Sunday Recap

Ephraim McDowell | Sunday, July 11th, 2010

All Academic Camp - Sunday Recap

Hoop Mountain Academic All-American Camp came to close on Sunday with a final set of games, followed by an all-star game featuring the thirty top players at camp. The camp was a huge success, accomplishing its goal of connecting the best student-athletes in the country with the best schools in the country. 16 New England representatives were named to the all-star team, though some could not participate because their AAU teams were in Springfield. Here’s who impressed us in the game:

Joe Mussachia, Manchester Essex Regional HS- If there was an all-star game MVP, Mussachia would have taken it, hands down. His toughness and physicality was unmatched this weekend. He made coast to coast plays in the all-star game, snatching rebounds and leading the break himself. Though not a knock-down shooter, Mussachia is very capable from beyond the arc. Mussachia is the high-academic player who is right on the cusp of the scholarship level. This weekend certainly helped his stock.

Billy Murphy, Brunswick- If he was under the radar coming into this weekend, he shouldn’t be anymore. Murphy is 6’8, long, and active, and he possesses a solid skill set that will undoubtedly continue to evolve. A rising junior, Murphy can do everything a forward should be able to, including knock down shots consistently anywhere inside the three. He will be a legitimate Ivy League prospect come next summer.

Ryan Kilcullen, Phillips Exeter- Kilcullen did a little bit of everything in the minutes he played in the all-star game. He stepped outside and hit a three, finished a dunk in transition, grabbed a few offensive rebounds, and played solid post defense. Like Mussachia, Kilcullen is another high-academic guy who is sitting right on the fence of the scholarship level.

Jared Fay, Brimmer and May- Fay continued to look good in the all-star game, playing to his strengths. He hit a high-arching three off the catch and had a nice two-handed dunk in transition. Division 3 coaches of the highest level were enamored with Fay’s performance this weekend.

All Stars:

Matt Porter, St. Peter’s Prep (NJ)
Kent Coyne, Community School of Naples (FL)
Andrew Acker, Haverford School (PA)
Stephen Spirou, Pelham HS (NH)
Anthony Dallier, North Allegheny (PA)
C.J. Moss, Taft School (CT)
Ishmael Kalilou, Taft School (CT)
Connor Huff, Collegiate (NY)
Ben Ferris, Essex HS (VT)
Dennis Levene, Choate (CT)
Reed McConnell, Sacred Heart Prep (CA)
Cole McConnell, Sacred Heart Prep (CA)
Chris Tugman, Upper Canada College (CAN) 
Jared Fay, Brimmer and May (MA)
Harvey McMurray, Durham Academy (NC)
Armani Cotton, Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA)
Tommy Carpenter, Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA)
John Golden, Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA)
Mack Fraser, Brentwood HS (CA)
Wade Morgan, Delbarton (NJ)
David Burton, Harvard Westlake (CA)
Eli Lubick, St. Mark’s (MA)
Nick Pendergast, Kent School (CT)
Jake Donnelly, Champlain Valley Union (VT)
Cam Shorey, Phillips Exeter (NH)
Ryan Kilcullen, Phillips Exeter (NH)
Connor Green, Bishop Guertin (NH)
Billy Murphy, Brunswick School (CT)
Tommy Sirkin, West Boca HS (FL)
Joe Mussachia, Manchester Essex Regional (NH)
Chris Uhle, Trinity Catholic (FL)
Kyle McAndrews, Lakeside HS (WA)