BSM College Night - Event Recap
On Wednesday night, the Bay State Magic hosted their 4th annual College Showcase at Brandeis University. There were 35 college coaches in attendance to watch players go through shooting, ball handling and transition drills mixed with five-on-five scrimmaging for almost three hours. Here is who stood out:
BSM College Showcase Fab Five:
Conor O’Brien, Thayer Academy ’14 – Conor is a long athletic forward who can shoot the 3, attack the basket and finish with a flourish in transition. At 6’6”, he presented matchup problems all night long.
Ryan Fogarty, Walpole HS ’14 – Ryan did a great job of attacking the basket and finding open teammates in transition. He also keeps the defense honest with his ability to knock down the three ball.
Patrick Gill, BC High ’14 – Patrick is a very well rounded player who combines shooting and astute decision making from the wing.
Efrim Butka, North Quincy HS ’14 – Efrim is a solid inside-outside threat who combines strong post fundamentals with an emerging perimeter game.
Kamaurre Williams, Madison Park HS ’14 – At 6’3”, Kamaurre uses his bouncy athleticism to attack the rim with ease. His athletic abilities should translate well on defense and in transition at the next level.
Others Who Impressed:
Anthony Green, North Quincy HS ’14 – At 6’8”, Anthony is a long, raw athlete who has started to turn from project to player. He is an active shot blocker who is now finishing plays above the rim in traffic
Tre’von Betts, Weymouth HS ’14 – Quick guard with lightning fast hands who does his best work off the dribble as a scorer and passer.
Jim Tereau, Dennis-Yarmouth HS ’13 – Unselfish wing player who rebounds and defends with passion.
Fritz Oslyn, Randolph HS ’14 – Multi skilled forward with a feathery outside touch
Mickey Lyons, Burlington HS ’14 – Excellent outside shooter mixes in hard-nosed drives to the basket.
Scott Arsenault, Walpole HS ’14 – Terrific shooter from distance
Jimmy Layman, King Phillip HS ‘14 – Lanky (6’4”) wing player with smooth all-around game
Bright Futures Ahead for These 5:
Javon Taylor, Beaver Country Day ’16 – Lefty is tough off the dribble and has a knack for finishing through contact around the basket.
Derrick Amaral, New Bedford HS ’15 – Combines explosive athleticism with a fearless attitude to relentlessly attack the paint.
Chris Bell, Norwood HS ’16 – Young point guard prospect is adept at driving right and left while making sure to get his teammates involved.
Leo Connelly, Beaver Country Day ’15 – Combines excellent shooting ability with length at the shooting guard spot.
Mike Hagopian, Watertown HS ’15 – Talented perimeter player with a good upside.