Elite 75 College Showcase Recap pt. 11
Following the Elite 75 at Clark, we will be taking a look at each of the showcase teams and highlighting what they do well. Here's a look at one of the squads.
Eli Roy (Wells HS, ME) is a hardworking guard that gives it his all whenever he touches the court. He communicates well with his teammates and was able to switch onto other players when needed on defense. Can shoot it from the mid-range.
Andrew Stenstream (Tilton, NH) is a high motor guard that does a bit of everything. Strong shooter from outside, but is also able to score it at all three levels. Gets into box outs quickly and can grab rebounds while throwing his body into larger defenders. Pesky on-ball defender that is versatile, being able to switch onto guards and wings.
Zach McLaughlin (Hampden, ME) is a skilled scoring guard. He has a solid jumpshot, and can also slash to the rim to finish through traffic. Can really score it in bunches as once he gets hot there is a good chance he will erupt for a big performance. Really built up a strong reputation as a bucket-getter in high school play for Hampden.
Tucker Tharpe (Champlain Valley Union, VT) is a lengthy forward who has made a name for himself in the state of Vermont heading into his senior year. Tharpe is able to use his size to score in the post with an array of moves to get to the basket. Can also score it from deep and mid-range as well. Does a good job of altering shots and causing havoc on the defensive end.
Obbie Luciano (Lawrence HS, MA) is a point guard who can drive through and get in the paint, using his quick first step. Has a good handle on the ball that allows him to maneuver through a defense, but also makes high IQ plays as a playmaker. Great shooter from deep as he has a fluid, high release to consistently pose a threat to light up the box score.
Drew Bessette (Rice Memorial, VT) is a towering forward/big man who makes his size felt when he steps on the floor. He is skilled and athletic with good touch around the basket. Gets up for powerful flushes at the rim. Strong, rips down boards, and has the potential to stretch the floor from three.
Nathan Rubin (Lexington Christian, MA) is a crafty guard who has been building some momentum early this summer. Rubin can shake defenders off with his tight handle and a bag of moves to create separation. Scores it from all over the floor, highlighted by his ability to finish acrobatically around the rim. Very hardworking player that has been putting in the extra work to improve his game.
Sean Njenga (Bradford Christian, MA) is a high motor, vocal leader that empowers his teammates when he’s on the court. The guard can score it from all over but thrives at getting to his spots in the mid-range and finishing around the rim. He is a high IQ player that rarely makes glaring mistakes and does not force anything when he’s on the court. Locks in on his assignment on defense, but can also switch onto other players. Crowds passing lanes and forces turnovers.
Sir William Morman III (St. Mark’s, MA) is a smooth southpaw guard with great form and length. He has a knack for getting to his spots to get good looks, but can really shoot it from all over the floor. Can heat up and explode for a shooting barrage fairly quickly. Possesses good vision as a playmaker and makes the right passes to find open teammates. Strong awareness on the defensive end to cause trouble.
Graham Eikenberry (St. Andrew’s, RI) is a big center with very good hands for the position. Has soft touch around the basket to complement the moves he can perform in the post. Makes the hustle plays every coach would ask for, whether it’s diving for a loose ball or holding strong to take a charge. Cleans the glass by getting into box outs quickly and protects the paint by contesting shots around the basket.