Hoop Group New England Top 100 Event Recap
Many players brought their A game to the Hoop Group Top 100 showcase at Boston University. The gym was filled with hungry players that were trying to make a name for themselves.
Akosa Maduegbunam, Charlestown HS – There was not one player in the gym who could stay in front of Maduegbunam. He may be one of the best players in Massachusetts at creating off the dribble. His shot was falling from all over the place and he also showed off his great jumping ability.
Albert Derobbio, Cranston West HS – Derobbio is a high-energy player who does a lot of nice things on the court. The 2012 guard/forward was scoring from the perimeter with ease and even posted up a few times. He has deep range on his jump shot and was very active on the boards.
Maurice Taylor, Cambridge, Rindge, and Latin – Taylor appears to have grown a little since we last saw him. He moves very well for a player his size and loves to show it off. While his scoring wasn’t at its best, he did a great job on defense and had many impressive finishes at the rim.
Bobby Ahearn, Marianapolis Prep – Ahearn has clearly been working hard
lately at his new school since he’s added a few new elements to his game. His frame has filled out more and looks remarkably stronger than he did earlier in the summer. He has also been working on his ball handling as he took the ball up the court a few times.
Victor Udoji, Boston College HS – The lefty has a great feel for the game and continues his great play from last week. He plays with a serious demeanor. From mid-range, Udoji is almost automatic.
Will Roughan, Landmark School – At 6’8”, Roughan was the tallest player in the gym. He displayed nice touch on the offensive end. What was really impressive about Roughan’s game was his defense. He is capable of guarding any position due to his good lateral quickness.
John Powell, Brimmer and May – Powell strives off of offensive put-backs and also showed off some of his improved face-up game as well today.
Kylerr Bucano, St. Marks – The 6’6” forward was one of the best athletes in the gym. He is very raw at this point but could be a very good player down the road.
Kyle Reardon, Rivers School – Typically, at these types of events, a majority of the players will only look to create for themselves. Reardon is an unselfish player who loves to show off his passing ability.
Carlos Bermudez, Cathedral HS – A good scoring guard who can handle the ball with the best of them.
Khiry Marchman, Milton HS – A lanky guard who is an excellent help defender. His shot was not falling like it normally does but he never stopped shooting, which shows he has the right attitude.
Colin Richey, Whitensville Christian School – Richey is always in the right place at the right time. While he could use some work on his ball handling skills, he showed that he has a great knowledge of the game when he drove to the basket.
Brian Malger, Quincy HS – Malger is a shifty floor general who possesses great leadership qualities. He has great shot selection and always makes the extra pass if necessary.
Malique McLaren, Boston College HS – The potential is there and once McLaren grows, he could be a very good player. He showed that despite being 5’5”, he could blow by anyone with his speed and get into the lane. Now it is just a matter of time before he begins to fill out.
Tyler Mosher, Providence Country Day – He may not be the most physically gifted player, but Mosher has all the intangibles necessary to be a great player. Although he is only a junior, Mosher plays with the leadership qualities of a college senior. He plays every game like it’s his last by diving for loose balls and taking charges.