Boston Warriors/Mass Elite Showcase - Event Recap
The Boston Warriors and Mass Elite AAU programs combined for a joint showcase Wednesday night at Waltham High School for college and prep school coaches alike. Players participated in drills, stations and games to showcase their talents in a variety of situations.
Here are some of the top prospects from the showcase that impressed college coaches and spectators in attendance:
Eric Sellew- Concord Carlisle (2016) - One of the few big men in the field Sellew is very skilled, finishing with both hands in the post. Altering shots and rebounding, he is a presence in the paint defensively.
Bailey Patella- Lennox Memorial (2016) - An athletic wing who can rise above defenders and finish in the lane but can also shoot it from mid range and three. At 6’5 Patella has good size for a wing and can also guard in the post.
Julian Nyland- Melrose (2016) - At 6’2 Nyland has good size for a guard, which combined with his smooth handles he used to get in the lane. He also possesses a good shooting ability.
Zach Bladd- Winchester (2016) - Bladd can stroke it from deep, and possesses guard skills that allow him to get into the paint and make plays for himself or others.
Spencer Danforth- St. John’s Prep (2016) - Danforth can score in numerous ways and his offensive skill-set was on display Wednesday night.
Brandon Moscat- Woburn (2016) - A heady pass first guard who can push the ball in transition and make good reads.
Jake Kakar- Lexington Christian Academy (2017) - Kakar has a smooth stroke that allows him to stretch defenses. He also has the ability to take people off the bounce with his athleticism.
Joey Luchetti- Lawrence Academy (2017) - A 6’6 forward, Luchetti, who recently reclassified to Lawrence Academy, showed a complete game. He can post up scoring over both shoulders, showed a nice stroke, and can take people off the dribble, finishing in the lane.
Charlie and Charles Mitchell- New Mission (2017) - The New Mission twins, perhaps unsurprisingly, possess, similar skill sets. The guards used their outstanding quickness to beat defenders off the dribble and showed an advanced ability to make reads off the pick and roll. Both have the skills to score from mid range and deep.
Nate Freeman- Beaver Country Day (2017) – Freeman’s calling card is still his ability to make shots from behind the three-point line but his ability to create for others have developed quite a bit in the last year as well.