Elite 75 College Showcase Recap pt. 1
Following the Elite 75 this past Wednesday 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.
Azariah Harrison (Classical HS, RI) makes hustle plays and attacks in transition. He’s able to get his hands on a lot of passes defensively, crowds passing lanes and forces turnovers. He follows this by using his body to finish with strength in transition. Threat to pull up at any time, solid playmaking lead guard.
Anthony DeThomas (St. Andrew’s, RI) is a very smart point guard. He consistently controls the pace of the game, creating plays for his teammates and knocking down open shots. DeThomas also makes a point of being a leader on the court, playing hard defense and communicating with his teammates.
Matt Raffa (Barrington HS, RI) is a crafty point guard, capable of creating his own shot in the lane and stepping into/knocking down three-pointers. Raffa makes an impact outside of scoring as well, sacrificing his body by taking charges on defense and making plays for others.
Parrish Johnson (CATS Academy, MA) controls the defensive side of the ball. The Georgia native makes it very hard for everyone he guards to dribble anywhere. Versatile, can guard multiple positions. On top of that, Johnson attacks the basketball well in transition and displays his length and athleticism on finishes around the basket.
Nate Kwiecinski (Cushing Academy, MA) displays how he is often the most athletic player on the floor. He finishes above the rim and uses his 6’7” frame well to draw plus finish through contact, staying active on both the offensive and defensive boards and contesting shots around the rim.
Korbin Dixon (Wilbraham & Monson, MA) plays a good all around game. He has impressive explosiveness when attacking the rim and makes good decisions in transition. He is also able to knock down shots from three-point and mid-range.
John Kelley (Central Catholic, MA) uses his size (6’9) well to affect the game. He is able to space the floor and move without the ball, often leading to finishes around the rim. Imposing presence in the paint is felt and his length makes it hard for players to score on him.