#E75 College Showcase Central 2024 Recap - The Wings

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

#E75 College Showcase Central 2024 Recap - The Wings

Continuing on with the recap of last Thursday's event, there was a deep group of wings who performed very well. Some came in with a scholarship reputation already in pocket, others put their name on the map in a gym full of Division II & III coaches. Let's take a look who did what, and what we thought stood out in their game. 


Top Perfomers

Tone Williams, Putnam Science - Williams entered the showcase fresh off a Binghamton offer and a championship winning season with Windsor HS (CT). Williams has a strong step-through to get around defenders, and can finish with force at the rim. He plays an overall fluid game that stretches past the three-point line, and has all the makings for more scholarship offers to roll in.


Ryan Tolliver, Northwest Catholic - The Northwest Catholic wing put on a very impressive shotmaking display the other night. He brings a smooth, fluid release to complement his daunting size and gets into pull-ups with quickness. Tolliver can rise up to throw down dunks and made some big blocks at the rim. Scholarship interest has been buzzing around the CT native with Ivy's and Patriots checking in.


David Melson, Cushing - The Connecitcut native has had some buzz for a bit of time now, but really stood out at the showcase. With Melson on the court there is no shortage of shooting as he knocks down pull-ups and catch and shoot three's relentlessly. Relocating for shot attempts comes naturally to him, as well as making timely boards for second-chance opportunities. Expect him to play a strong role with Cushing in his senior season this year.


Timmy Bollin, Newman - Fresh off an unofficial visit to Cornell, the incoming Newman school wing put on a tough performance at the showcase. Bollin's high motor and slashing prowess allow him to overpower defenders and get to the cup with force. He uses spins, body checks and overall strength to get the loks he wants, but also knows when to dish it off to cutting teammates. High-Academic's and scholarship schools are showing interest.


Connor Swider, Worcester - The Worcester Academy prospect's blend of size and shooting is hard to find as a 6'9" wing. he has a quick release to load up and get the ball off as defenders close in on him. His floater package and ability to throw down stood out as well. With a Fairfield offer from last fall, Swider is primed for more looks on the scholarship side.


Tyler Vassel, Green Farms - Vassel came into the Elite 75 with some buzz and his play lived up to it. He hit a number of three's, excelling from the corner and converting with defenders closing in him. His ability to get downhill stands out as he uses a good step-through move and has impressive touch at the rim.


Teagan Swint, Newton North - The Newton North wing brought his eyecatching skills to the showcase and performed well in front of a gym full of coaches. Swint has a fluid jumpshot that he can convert from all around the floor, excelling as a three-point marksman. He has a nose for the boards, following shots and converting second-chance opportunities.


Jared Butler, Wilbur Cross - Butler has played a good role in the EYBL so far this spring, and has earned looks from NE-10 schools. He is an explosive dunker that can finish with force or make tough, athletic shots around the basket. He has smooth touch on floaters and layups, stretches his game out to three with a compact release, and uses his length to impact the game defensively.



Jonovan Bracey, Waterbury Career Academy - Bracey has been a standout in the ZGXL this grassroots season and carried that buzz into the showcase. At 6'5" he has some strong guard skills to read the floor and make good passes. He is a versatile defender that can guard almost every position on the floor, and is a ballhawk on defense making highlight-reel blocks around the rim.


Nehemiah Franco, Pomfret - Franco has been having a strong grassroots season thus far and carried that over into the Elite 75. He is a versatile outside shooter that connects in a number of different ways, and is a lethal catch-and-shoot threat. Franco can handle it and make good reads as a passer as well.


Amare Marshall, Saint Bernard's - Marshall has some pop towards the rim to finish with authority. He plays with good motor, and makes winning plays whether it's diving for loose balls, crashing the boards with force, or jumpstarting the break. He plays an unselfish game getting others involved and has intriguing upside at 6'6".


Jack Hynes, Roxbury Latin - Hynes has been ascending over the past year and earned a lot of looks from coaches the other night. He made some impressive reads as a passer to create for others, knocked down threes in bunches and finished in a variety of ways at the basket. The Roxbury-Latin product looks primed for a big senior season.


Kyle Benjamin, St. Andrew's - Incoming St. Andrew's 2025 Kyle Benjamin put on a good performance at the Elite 75. Benjamin gets low with his handle and uses his body to keep defenders on his hip. He has a quick spin and good control of his body to make shots off the glass around the basket, and plays with a running motor.


More Standouts

Jared Smith, Redemption Christian - Smith's high-flying athleticism was on full display at the Elite 75 as he flushed down some powerful dunks. He has a bag of moves to navigate the defense and a strong pull-up jumper to convert shots in the mid-range.


Connor Nairus, St. Mark's - Size and shooting stick out glaringly with Nairus as he brings floor-stretching to the wing spot. He moves well on defense, protects the rim and facilitates out of the mid-post.


Mike Dankert, Bourne - Making the trip up from Cape Cod, Dankert impressed on the wing. At 6'5", he brings impressive quickness and has a knack for getting into the paint. His burst allows him to make line-drives through the defense, or stop on a dime for mid-range pull-ups.


Owen Hotaling, Sheehan - Hotaling stood out as a tough shotmaker and converts jump shots from all around the floor. His high motor play and accurate jumper caught our scouts attention.


Kody Jamieson, Marianapolis - Jamieson leaves it all out on the court, sacrificing his body to take charges. He has some shot creation skills, knocks down the mid-range effectively, and gets others involved when getting downhill.


Jahlil Peoples-McClain - Peoples-McClain's outside shooting ability caught our attention the other night. The Kolbe Cathedral guard has a quick pull-up and converts with defenders closing out.