Best Available - Big Men
In the long overdue final chapter of a six part series, the New England Recruiting Report looks at the best big men still left on the board in the class of 2016.
Our big man category includes those players that impact the game primarily around the paint and are typically limited to guarding opposing teams' post players.
Jordy Tshimanga, MacDuffie – The wide-bodied lefty has plenty of heavy hitters on him right now as there simply aren’t many true centers to be found who can match his size, soft hands and potential impact as both as low post scorer as well as a rebounder.
Zach Cameron-Chodes, Brewster Academy – The athletic big man has taken back-to-back visits to Eastern Kentucky and Kennesaw State with Manhattan being the latest program to express interest in him. He’s bouncy for his size able to run, finish, rebound and protect the rim.
Kyle Doucette, Williston Northampton – Fresh off playing a big role in the Wildcats’ second consecutive NEPSAC Class A championship, Doucette remains on the board for any program looking for a well-schooled and fundamentally sound post player.
Malik Elicher, MacDuffie – The German import is a skilled southpaw who has the versatility to operate both with his back to the basket as well as facing up out to the three-point line. Defensively, he’s more five than four at this point but could continue to evolve in the coming years.
Terrell Brown, St. Andrew’s – He started to turn a corner during his senior season and now he’s hoping to play that process out by doing a post-graduate year and so while he may still be one of the highest ranked prospects on the board, he’s bound for the class of 2017.
Isaiah Fontaine, Brimmer & May – His length, athleticism and mobility continue to make him an intriguing prospect. He’s yet to put it all together on a consistent basis, but he’s making quality strides and certainly has his best basketball very clearly still in front of him.
J.T. Riddick, Sacred Heart – A long & quick lefty with good size, he’s embraced being the defensive anchor for Sacred Heart over the years and while he’s sacrificed his individual offense at times, his reward is now three straight CIAC championships.
Dominique Senat, Marianapolis Prep – The younger brother of Greg Senat, Dominique has been the same interior foundation for Marianapolis that his big brother was. A high level defender with more offensive game than he gets credit for, Senat is a clear scholarship caliber player.