Hoop Mountain Spring Classic: 2014 Recap

by Christian Bradley | Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Hoop Mountain Spring Classic: 2014 Recap

Quentin Bullen, St. John’s Prep (MA)-Bullen has a quick trigger on his outside shot and he undoubtedly will be a big contributor for Prep next season. His most intriguing quality is his shooting, but Bullen is also a very good ball handler who makes smart decisions with the ball in his hands.

Connor Reardon, Pingree (MA)-Reardon is a strong, heady ball player who you can put at pretty much any position on the floor and expect him to succeed. Reardon stood out defensively with several steals and rebounds, but also knocked down a lot of outside shots.

Kyle Lentini, Pingree (MA)-Lentini is a shooter who will nail shots from anywhere on the floor given his smooth stroke. Lantini lit up opponents most of the night using his mid-range jumper, and also stepping out and putting in some treys.

Matt Grose, Milford (MA)-Grose had a couple of games that he absolutely dominated because of his outside shooting. His release is high and quick, but not rushed, and his assertiveness is never affected by whether or not his last shot went down.

Jael Letang, Dedham (MA)-A combo guard who loves to penetrate defenses and attack the rim, Letang has clearly gotten stronger and faster since we last saw him in the fall. When he gets to the point where he is a dead-eye shooter from outside, he will be one tough guard to stop.

Sam WIllsey, Douglas (MA)-Willsey uses his big upper-body, bounce, and ability to change speeds to body opposing defenders and therefore get to the rim or make a mid-range jumper. Willsey has the talent to be a college guard, and his gradual development will be key in that regard.

Nick Pasquale, Shrewsbury (MA)-The 6’8 Pasquale is a player to keep an eye on over the next few years because of his skillset and advanced coordination for a player his size. Pasquale plays hard, rebounds consistently, and plays with a sense of urgency on the offensive end of the floor.

Malin Segal, Concord Academy(MA)-Segal is a playmaking point guard who is constantly looking to set up his teammates up for lay-ups.  His handling is tight and reliable, and he has no problem attacking the rim despite much bigger players possibly being in his way.

Tom Annan, St. Peter-Marian (MA)-Annan is another combo guard who, like Bullen, starred on his school’s JV squad this past season. He is a quick, creative player who likes to attack the rim and will continue to be more effective as he improves his outside jumper.

Steven Young, Hanson(MA)-Young is a slasher with bounce who plays above the rim and will never fear contact. He, at points, carried his team on the defensive glass and gave a great effort even at the end of the event when most players showed a lot of fatigue.