#E75 College Showcase North 2024 Recap - The Wings

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

#E75 College Showcase North 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 reputation already in pocket, some put their name on the map. Let's take a look who did what, and what our takeaways from their games were. 


Top Perfomers


Theo Pow, Kennebunk - Pow left as one of the biggest stock-risers of the event and put on one of the best performances of the night. Pow brings a hoard of skills with a large dunk package, a patient game as a slasher and embraces physicality. He stretches the floor from three, blocks shots on the backboard, creates shots for others, and has an advanced processor of the game - colleges were very tuned in.


Will Wertz, Governor's Academy - Wertz has had a big spring with the Middlesex Magic and stood out as one of the best wings in his game sets at the showcase. Wertz makes smart backdoor cuts to finish with power above the rim. He's a heady guard who can really let it fly when scoring the ball and can get hot very quickly.


Brode Frink, Proctor Academy - The Proctor Academy 2026 did very well in this setting, and has continued to elevate his game in noticeable fashion. Frink impressed us with his scoring abilities as he did so at all three levels with true confidence - flying in on drives to the basket and knocking down the three ball. His head-up game and floor vision are noteworthy as well.


Niko Catalano, North Andover - Catalano made the trip from North Andover and caught our eye as one the best wing players in the fieldhouse. He anticipates the next play well, diving over screens, forcing turnovers and moving well without the ball on offense. With size at 6’5”, he goes hard to the hoop as a slasher using his physicality to his advantage, and has a game that will most definitely translate.


Jaiden Summers, Manchester Memorial - Coming off a NEPSAC-AA title with BCA, Summers brought his impressive wing play to SNHU. The 6'6" wing is skilled with a ton of guard skills. He finishes around the basket relentlessly and has bounce to capitalize on mismatches and finish overtop. His court vision as a passer is impressive, as well as his motor on the glass as a rebounder.


Diing Maiwen, Edward Little - The 6’5” wing based out of Auburn Maine has been growing his game this spring and once again showed off his impressive athleticism. Maiwen anticipates drives to the basket and swats/pins shots left and right. He is the younger brother of Wol Maiwen which shows in his powerful dunks, and has loads of untapped potential.


Stock Risers


Wyatt Benoit, Thornton Academy - Benoit has made a noticeable impression on the gridiron, but his basketball game was eye-catching. He has finesse moves to his game with spins to finish through the lane and he attacks baseline drives. The undersized wing makes up for it with his physicality and fearlessness, scoring it at all three-levels.


Grant Cieplicki, Rice Memorial - The 6’5” wing has grown some buzz in the state of Vermont and brought his impressive size at the wing to the showcase. Cieplicki excels as a driver, especially when going left and scores it off the catch from three. His ability to get into pull-ups off the dribble was notably eye-catching as a number of college coaches watched on.


Will O'Connell, Milford - O'Connell has stood out with One Dream in the ZGXL, and the class of 2026 wing caught our eye this past week. He has a smooth, fluid game on the wing. He gets inside to finish around the basket relentlessly with good use of both his body and a tight handle.


Saket Narayanan, Northfield Mount Hermon - Joining Northfield Mount Hermon as a postgrad this year from Acton-Boxborough, Narayan's punch as a slasher caught our eye as he can get downhill with a good blend of speed/power as well as rack up steals, create for others as a passer, and hit threes.


Liam Henaghen, Hampden Academy - The 6’5” wing first caught our eye this past fall at the Frosh/Soph Elite 75, and continued to impress in this setting. Henaghen is a big playmaking wing with moves to control the midpost. His defensive tenacity and disruptive length also caught our eye as we continue to track his progression.


More Standouts


Brody Hurd, Hermon - The Maine Lumberjacks 2026 wing brought his budding game to the showcase and caught our attention as a marksman in mid-range pull-up scenarios with a smooth release.


Isaiah Aminzadeh, Northfield Mount Hermon - The 2026 NMH wing made a noticeable impression on our scouts. Aminzadeh has a physical game in the paint as both a rebounder and defender, and excels in corner three scenarios.


Baris Fortier, Governors - The ASA and Govs wing brought his daunting size to the showcase and performed well. He is an above average passer on the wing and can elevate to finish above the rim on plays around the basket.


Nathan Johnson, Merrimack - With a 26-point breakout performance on his resume this past season, Johnson is a player to watch as he continues to hone his scoring skills and develop his game.


Finn Brennan, Holderness - Brennan has an entire bag of moves on offense - step throughs, Euro, jump stops, floater hook, spin moves, the whole package. He relocates well, gets downhill at-will and plays competitive defense.