Eastern Invitational Top 100 Event Recap
There was a good combination of upperclassmen and young prospects on hand Saturday at the Eastern Invitational’s New England Top 100. Here is a look at the players who shined:
Shabazz Napier – Charlestown HS (Charlestown, MA): The junior point guard was very impressive on Saturday. In addition to showing his quick released jumper from behind the three-point line, he also showed a great handle, good court vision, and excellent decision making.
Adrian Satchell – Windsor HS (Windsor, CT): No one scored more second chance points than Satchell, but his impact far exceeded that. He used his dribble to get to the rim, got into passing lanes on the defensive end, and showed some bounce throwing down a break-away dunk.
Mike Clifford – Bishop Fenwick HS (Peabody, MA): His game may not be glamorous, but it is efficient. He finished everything inside, rebounded well, and even knocked down a three at the buzzer.
Kyle Stockmal – Watertown HS (Watertown, MA): An extremely fundamentally sound player who doesn’t make mistakes. He made open shots, passed with both hands, and showed enough handle to get by his defender at times.
Andrei Mandache – Winchendon School (Winchendon, MA): The southpaw continued to drain shots from behind the three-point line. He was also effective in transition as he was able to get open ahead of the field by sprinting the floor.
Jordan McDonald – Mount Pleasant HS (Providence, RI): He was a defensive presence throughout the day. He has become much more aggressive on that end of the floor, in terms of his ability to contest/block shots.
Jeremy Jack – South High Community (Worcester, MA): Standing somewhere between 6’6” and 6’7”, his ability to run the floor sets him apart from most other big men. He also showed a decent shooting touch in close proximity to the rim.
Mario Monroe – North Cambridge Catholic HS (Cambridge, MA): The junior big man showed some flashes before being sidelined with a slightly sprained ankle. His most impressive play was a two handed tip-dunk that came late in the morning.
Ryan Romich – Groton Dunstable HS (Groton, MA): The sophomore forward was one of the first players we noticed. He was slashing to the rim, finishing above the cup, and even making some shots from the perimeter.
Others who impressed: Kellon Haynes, Harvey Pannell, Cory Stockmal, Wes Clark, Steven Samuels, Sean Cunningham, George Jordan, Doug Soutar, Tylon Smith, Zach Auguste, John Boyatsis.