#E75 Academic – Top 2019 Perimeter Prospects
There was a deep collection of talented perimeter players in the class of 2019 at Sunday’s Elite 75 Academic Experience. Here’s a rundown of prospects that were identified by the staff of college coaches as having the potential to play at the next level:
Tedrick Wilcox (Rocky Hill) – One of the most impressive players of the day, Wilcox turned heads on Sunday with his combination of perimeter size, athleticism, and shot-making. He consistently knocked down three-pointers, including some from well beyond the line, but also showed some explosive finishing ability when attacking the basket.
Christian Beck (Tyngsboro HS) – A smooth guard with a very solid skill set, Beck is coming off another huge season of putting up points in the MIAA. He was in attack mode on Sunday and especially effective changing pace off the dribble and utilizing his hesitation when playing off the ball-screen.
Connor Printz (Taft) – A well-known prospect for several years now, Printz continues to take his game to new levels. He might be best known for his jumper but he owns an increasingly versatile floor game. He’s continued to evolve physically and athletically, allowing him to make more plays off the bounce and finish against contact as well.
Solomon Neuhaus (Williston Northampton) – Another player who has made consistent strides in recent years, Neuhaus has undeniable tools and he’s getting closer to putting them all together. He’s long, athletic and fluid. He was shooting the ball well from long range and showing the overall offensive awareness to match.
Paul Durkee (Worcester Academy) – Durkee made shots at a consistent clip on Sunday and seems to have continued to progress in that area of the game. Where he’s always been able to distinguish himself is with his competitiveness and I.Q. and he continued to pass the ball well and show the potential to play multiple positions.
John Packard (Wilbraham & Monson) – When you make shots, have a strong body, and play hard, you’re going to have value and that’s exactly what Packard brings to the table. He’s physically ahead of his peers and able to take full advantage because of his high motor.
Steven Lora (Rocky Hill School) – Lora put up some big scoring numbers during the recent prep season, but on Sunday he was most impressive as a true point guard and distributor. He ran the show, demonstrated good court vision, and utilized his strong and compact frame to his advantage defensively.
Hunter Jameson (Choate) – A heady player whose game translates to the next level because he has good positional size, spaces the floor with his jumper, and understands how to play in structure.
Jay-Juan Hayes (Rocky Hill) – His shot might not have been falling with his normal consistency, but he still showed flashes of that offensive prowess that has allowed him to put points on the board in bunches through his career.
Marc Dolgin (Kimball Union) - A compact and strong lead guard who is hard-working and driven on the hardwood, Dolgin continued to play with an attacking mentality and show all the tools necessary to play on the next level.
Xahn Frater (Berwick ACademy) - A long and athletic lefty, Frater has a quick first step, the ability to attack both sides off the bounce, and body control to match his bounec around the rim.
Stephon Baxter (Marianapolis Prep) - Coming off a breakout junior year at Marianapolis, Baxter is a point guard prospect on the rise. What he may lack in size he compensates for with his versatile attack as he can shoot it, get into the lane, and has terrific use of both hands.
Kevin OBoy (Belmont Hill) – A critical piece of the supporting cast for a Belmont Hill team that exceeded all expectations this year, O’Boy seized the opportunity to play a more signature role this weekend and showed off his perimeter size and dangerous three-ball.
Andrew Lufkin (Pinkerton Academy) – Lufkin caught coaches’ attention not by being flashy, but by just making the right play. He moved well, was vocal, and showed a good understanding of the game by making the right play at the right time on virtually every possession.
Manav Randhawa (Worcester Academy) – A shooter and floor-spacer with good size on the wing at 6-foot-4, Randhawa not just showed a good stroke but also played hard, defended, and impacted the game on both ends.
Jayden Reaves (Millbrook) – The combo-guard showed a balanced floor game making simple but efficient reads and passes within the flow of the game, handling the ball well, and utilizing his compact release from behind the arc.
Evan Cook (Groton-Dunstable) - A pass first point guard who earned league all-star nods this winter, Cook showed the ability to create shots for his teammates while also demonstrating an individual weapon with his pull-up game.
Quion Sneed (St. Peter Marian) – A scoring guard who has made great strides since he was an underclassmen, Sneed showed an ability to create his own shot and put the ball in the basket in various ways.
Sean Rosenlund (Northbridge) – A southpaw with plenty of burst off the bounce, Rosenlund is not just quick to the rim but also able to create space on the perimeter with similar potential on the defensive end of the floor.
Carl Tretheway (Billerica Memorial) – Coming off a solid season in the MIAA ranks, Tretheway showed an ability to get to the rim but also a heady overall floor game on both ends of the floor
Paul Roche (Bishop Feehan) – Another shot-maker with a good looking stroke, Roche also has a sneaky bit of bounce at the rim that he showed off when he got a direct line to the cup.
Alec McGovern (Suffield Academy) – He’s made nice strides in the last six months and continued to show good range and the ability to knock down a few threes in a row when he gets going.
Jack Skrzypiec (Portsmouth) - Coming off an All-RIIL season at Portsmouth, Skrzypiec had a solid showing here as well. The athletic lefty seemed long and made some crafty scoring moves en route to the rim.