#E75 College Showcase Central 2024 Recap - The Forwards

Monday, June 24th, 2024

#E75 College Showcase Central 2024 Recap - The Forwards

The Central Edition of the Elite 75 College Showcase pulled easily the largest turnout of college coaches since it's return last summer.

Over 75 coaches packed into the gym, with a number of schools sending multiple coaches to spread out and scout the gym.

To kick off the recap of the event, let's take a look at the top performers out of the frontcourt.


Top Perfomers


Ian Plankey, Holderness - Plankey put on a masterful performance the other night and looks to have scholarship potential as he enters his senior season. The 6'9" forward packs a powerful punch around the basket to throw down dunks with force. His defensive efforts and blocking instincts are eyecatching, while he makes good reads as a post passer, and plays with a patient tempo.


Jacob Davis, Cushing - Davis put on a clinic in the paint the other night and has picked up a number of deserved looks from Division One schools. He has a strong body that he uses to get downhill as a slasher and bully opposing players in the paint. His rebounding prowess stood out as he was able to lock in and use his built frame to post double-doubles in his game sets.


Chris Leman, Worcester - Leman impressed with one of the strongest performances of the night. With glaring size, Leman has an impressive ability to shot create from three and use his length/high release to convert over contesting defenders. He made some tough shots around the rim, flushed down dunks and made some strong crashes on the offensive glass.


Matt Breen, Shawsheen Valley Tech - The 6'9" forward came back for another round of exposure to college coaches and stood out as one of the best frontcourt players in the facility. He once again put his floor-stretching skills on full display, and controlled the paint on defense. Breen is oozing with scholarship potential out of Northern Mass.


Colmn Gilroy, Darrow - Reclassing at Darrow, Gilroy has a strong interior game to watch. He sets strong box-outs and grabs boards on the defensive end in bunches. Floor-stretching is another great asset he brings to the table as he can knock down the three ball, but also thrives in the mid-range.


Curtis Marshall, Saint Bernard's - Joining his older brother Amare at the showcase, Curtis looks to have a budding reputation in the class of 2027. Marshall plays with good motor, knowing when to overpower defenders on drives to the basket. He gets into spot-up three's and has tons of upside.


Jerome Whyte, Believe Prep - The NY native had a big night at the showcase, and put college coaches on notice. His force as a slasher, using his strength to power through the defense and throw down athletic dunks is very impressive. He locks in and competes hard on defense, is a catch-and-shoot threat from deep, and was one of the top risers of the event.




Raheim Orleans, Attleboro - Standing at 6'7, Orleans brings obvious size to the court, but his strong frame to go along with it had coaches very interested. The big man commands the paint using his force to power his way to the rim on drives, alters shots left and right and has intriguing potential.


Raphael Anyia, Winchendon - The unsigned 2024 from Winchendon flew in from California and made a strong impact on the showcase. Anyia is a strong forward that gets downhill and finishes with physicality through contact. His motor on the offensive glass was notable as he was able to create a number of second-chance opportunities.


Christian Etienne, Victory Collegiate - The New York native made the trip up to perform in front of a gym full of coaches and definitely saw a boost in his stock. Etienne gets into pull-ups quickly and can knock them down with ease. His playmaking vision impressed and his upside looks to be one worth tracking down the line.


Clyde Kokora, Belmont Hill - The Belmont Hill product has loads of untapped potential and out it on full display at the showcase. He has a strong fadeaway jumper in the mid-range, reads the floor well and has some fluidity to his game. Entering his senior season, he is a name to watch in the ISL.


Jesse Osafo, Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury High 6'4" forward has a raw skill-set, but brings eye catching athelticism to the floor and looks to have good upside. His most notable strength comes as a shotblocker as he gave opposing players a tough time sending their shots back left and right.


Sekou Nimaga, Kolbe Cathedral - Nimaga looks to have untapped potential and perfomed well as a post player the other night. He gets to the glass using his body and has good moves to get around defenders. His size and passing skills caught our attention, as well as his anticipation of when to throw the ball out to his shooters.


Stryckland Whittley-Ligon, Kingswood-Oxford - The 6'5" forwards defensive versatility has helped him to a strong spring thus far, and he carried that momentum into the showcase. He plays with physicality, timing his hands for steals and to push the pace in transition, as well as set strong box-outs and pull in boards.


More Standouts


Carson McDonald, Newman - The Newman School forward made a living on defense at the Elite 75. McDonald uses his size to alter/block shots left and right, positions himself well to pull in offensive rebounds and made some nice passes out of the post.


Harrison Miles, Deerfield - The 6'6 2026 is joining Deerfield Academy this upcoming season and has an intriguing game. He knocks down three's with consistency as well as in the mid-range, and converts tough shots including stepbacks and contested pull-ups.


Chris Camozzi, Dexter-Southfield - Camozzi's three-point stroke was among the best in the gym the other night. He brings a fluid release to complement his shooting versatility, crashes hard for rebounds and makes strong reads as a passer.


Ryan Sullivan, Worcester - Sullivan has a good feel for using his size on the glass to corral rebounds and gets into strong boxouts. He knows when to crash for put-back opportunities, made some timely back-door cuts and alters a lot of shots.


Paxton Bergeron, Billerica Memorial - Although on the shorter end for the frontcourt, Bergeron does a good job of getting inside on bigger players. He positions himself well for boards and converted some tough buckets off the glass.


Ryan Kelley, Foxborough - The Foxboro High forward's floor stretching skills were on full display the other night. He relocates well to get open three-point looks and knocks them down in bunches.


Stay tuned as we continue to go through the position groups from the other night and highlight the top perfomers from the event!