BABC Combine - Event Recap

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

BABC Combine - Event Recap

The Be Seen Tour attended the 2020 BABC Summer Combine last week at the Sudbury Fieldhouse. 

The pro style combine was extremely well organized by BABC executive director Britney Papile and included agility testing (shuttle run, lane agility, three-quarter court sprint), measurements (height, wingspan, standing jump, and vertical jump) and on-court skill work. 

The class of 2023 began the first of two sessions. 

Reid Ducharme was the most notable standout of this group and predictably so following his huge freshman season at Nobles. The 6-foot-5 wing has good positional size and an advanced skill-set for his age but showed off some big-time bounce at the rim as well. 

Tre Norman was perhaps the most physically impressive guard in the class. The incoming Worcester Academy sophomore is powerful from head to toe with burst in all aspects of the game and playmaking ability to match. 

We also got our latest look at Theo Stefan, the 7-footer who debuted at Lee Academy this past season. Stefan has tremendous size, a solid build, good feet, and seems to have found a great system to further his development with BABC. He and Adame Ouertani, are both reportedly heading to Bishop Stang next year, where they’ll provide the type of frontcourt tandem that isn’t often seen in the MIAA. 

Kendric Davila-Diaz stole the show in the skill-work, showing a fluid release and soft natural touch that allowed him to catch fire with his jumper. With additional big guard type skills in his developing repertoire, he’s a prospect we’re excited to monitor. 

NeJohn Fortes is a talented young prospect with versatile tools to develop in the coming years including an intriguing frame, agile feet, and good touch. Anthony Coke is a long and mobile wing to keep an eye on as well while Patrick Spenard is a floor-spacing big man in the making. 

Nathan Robertson and Ethan Robertson, from St. Joseph Prep in Boston, both look like budding mismatch problems as they combine size, strength and playmaking ability. 

Malchi Bryant ran the show in the backcourt in the classic BABC prototype of an undersized point with an oversized impact on the team. 

The class of 2022 came in for the second session and right away it was clear that DaSonte Bowen, the most well-known product of the group, has been spending recent months working hard on his body. 

St. John’s TJ Power doesn’t have the same big reputation at this early stage, but long-term he looked just as talented as any 2022 prospect in New England. He’s reportedly equally talented on the baseball diamond, where he is a left-handed pitcher. 

Shea Doherty showed off the combination of size and skill that is sure to attract college coaches over the course of the next two years at Vermont Academy while Worcester’s Abdullah Mahamed is another multi-talented frontcourt player. 

Sci-Tech’s Joey Thomas showed off his physical tools and potential during the testing portion of the combine while NMH’s Kyle Squires shined as the best three-point shooter of the group. 

Nolan Gomis, an incoming junior at MacDuffie, was the new name to know as he impressed with great perimeter size and multi-positional versatility. 

Of course, Amari Howell remains the maestro and leader of the club while JoPaul McKreith is another returning veteran who poses major mismatch problems with his strong body and agile feet. 

Overall, the combine punctuated a summer that has been spent playing mostly outside on the blacktop while reinforcing the bright future of New England’s most historic grassroots program.