Boston Warriors/Mass Elite College Night - Event Recap
The Boston Warriors and Mass Elite AAU programs combined Wednesday night at Waltham High School to showcase talent to college and prep school coaches alike. Players participated in drills, stations, and games, displaying their abilities in a variety of settings.
Here are some of the top prospects from the showcase who impressed college coaches and spectators in attendance:
Charlie and Charles Mitchell, both 5’8, class 2017, New Mission - The New Mission twins possess similar skill sets. The guards used their outstanding quickness to beat defenders off the dribble and showed a great ability to make reads both off the pick and roll and in the open court. They also possess the skills to score from mid-range and deep.
Oskar Coulter, 6’6, 2017, Newton South - Coulter is a wing who extends defenses to the three-point line with his shooting while his guard skills allow him to attack the rim. His combination of height and skill intrigued coaches in attendance.
Isaiah Laurent, 6’6, 2016, New Mission - Laurent is looking to do a post-grad year in 2016 and whatever prep is able to snatch this big man up will be getting a scholarship level player. He finishes well through contact, employing his strength and athleticism while also showing a soft touch around the rim.
Bernard Taylor, 6’3, 2017, Malden - Taylor impressed with his ability to stroke it from deep while also using his strength to finish through contact. Taylor has a tight handle that allows him to beat defenders off the bounce and pull-up or take it to the rim. He seems to be a very promising prospect.
Adonis Williams, 6’3, 2017, Brooks School - Williams is a physical guard who has great court vision and playmaking abilities. Williams, with his size and strength, is a tough guard for defenders and equally imposing on the opposite end of the floor.
John St. Clair, 6’4, 2017, Malden Catholic HS - A high IQ prospect, St. Clair can create off the bounce and finish through contact but also extend defenses with his ability to shoot it from deep.
Trey Carrier, 6’4, 2017, Wilton-Lyndeborough - A well-built prospect that plays on both ends of the court. He can grab a defensive rebound and start the fast break. Carrier also displayed a nice touch from three.
Oludare Abegbesan, 6’7, 2018, Home School - The big man is just starting the scratch the surface of his potential. His strong build along with his ability to run the floor, handle the ball, and a nice touch around the rim testify to his upside. Abegbesan will be a recruit to watch throughout the next year as he continues to develop.
Tyler Burton, 6’4, 2018, Marianapolis Prep - Having grown 5 inches since the Elite 75 Frosh/Soph Edition, Burton is still growing into his long body. Burton handles the ball well and can create his own shot off the bounce. He threw down some huge dunks through-out the night. Burton will be an intriguing prospect to follow in the coming years.
Christian Beck, 6’0, 2019, Tyngsboro - A shifty guard who impressed this past weekend at the Super 16. Beck continued his great play despite being one of the youngest guys on the floor. He was very proficient at getting in the lane and making plays for himself and others.