HoopRootz Sophomore Series Part 5
Sophomore power forward Nick Osarenren has been a horse on the front-line this season for Governors Academy, averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds and most-recently going for 22 points in a big win over Rivers. Meanwhile, sophomore southpaw wing high-riser Jalyn Hinton has consistently produced in a variety of ways on both sides of the ball, scoring about a dozen a game while making a big impact on the glass and also accumulating dimes, steals, deflections, and blocks. The Governors have a season-record of 9-9 and a record of 6-4 in the ISL.
Sophomore guard Kyle Cassarino is having a terrific season in the back-court for a Rutland High School squad which is ranked #3 in the state of Vermont. Cassarino has played both the point and shooting guard spots and is averaging 10 PPG, 5 APG, and 3 RPG. The Raiders are 14-4 on the season and look poised to challenge for a State Championship.
Although minutes have been hard to come by at times on the deep Commonwealth Academy front-linet, long-athletic sophomore forward Deandre Leslie continues to make strides and still has a lot of room left to keep doing so. Staying on this path puts him in a good-spot.
Acclaimed sophomore floor-general Jaecee Martin has been tremendous this season in leading Weaver High School to a record of 15-2 from the point guard position. According to the Hartford Courant, Martin is averaging "13.3 points and leads the state in steals (4.8) and ranks third in assists (5.9) for Weaver, No. 4 in The Courant State Rankings." Meanwhile, sophomore off-guard Chaylyn Martin has also been a crucial component for Weaver, averaging over 11 points/game while providing a serious rebounding-presence, supplying highlight-reel dunk-finishes and serving as the stopper on the defensive-end. The Beavers will look to close the regular-season strong before putting together a charge towards the Connecticut Class L State Championship.
Sophomore floor-general Isaiah Godwin has been a steady-hand in the back-court off the bench for Brooks, where he has done a nice job taking care of and distributing the basketball while creating offense off the bounce and converting for timely buckets. Meanwhile, another sophomore making an impact for Brook is athletic energy-forward, Tamenang Choh, who battles on the glass, can score the ball, consistently makes things happen on the interior and has had several big games over the course of the season. With a season-record of 14-4 and undefeated within the ISL, the Bishops will look to put their clamps on the ISL Championship as the season winds down before moving on to make noise in the NEPSAC A Tournament.
Sophomore floor general Caleb Green has had a breakout season for Proctor Academy, where he's been a dangerous dual threat scoring and distributing the basketball from the point, averaging right around 17 points and seven assists. He has always been capable of busting out for big-games, and this season that has happened in the form of a 28-point performance against Tilton and 26-point outburst against Lawrence Academy. Meanwile, another sophomore who has been a focal-point for Proctor has been Tshiefu Ngalakulondi, an athletic front-court bruiser with a motor who goes for a double-double more often than not and, like Green, is capable of busting out with a big-game as he proved against Brimmer & May with a 26-point effort. The young Hornets have a season record of 5-12 with a lot of promise for the future.