Junior Elite Camp From A to Z
There was an abundance of talent at Stonehill College last week for the annual Hoop Mountain Junior Elite Camp. NERR’s “A to Z” recap takes a look back at all the players who managed to catch our eye:
Adam Buchanan – A tough guard/forward that plays smart, even when pressured.
Aidan Harding – A young player with good passing ability and a positive attitude.
Aidan Wright – Arrived in the gym before 7 o’clock for the early morning optional workout. His play in games reflected that as he hustles for everything.
Alec Gibbs – It’s obvious that Gibbs practices the Mikan drill often as he made many nice lay-ups throughout the two days.
Alexandre Mercier – A quick and fun guard to watch. Mercier is fearless when going to the basket.
Alex Doe – He may need to work on his ball handling skills, but Doe showed some nice court vision. With improved ball handling skills, he may be able to move over to the point, where he would have great size for.
Alex Holloway – A guard with a smooth jump shot, Holloway can score off the bench well.
Andrew Filipkowski – For an undersized guard, Filipkowski had no problem finishing through contact. He made a few head turning shots during the two days.
Anthony Morales – A skinny guard with a great feel for the game. Morales has a nice streaky shot as well.
Anthony Ross – A lanky guard who knows how to draw contact and get to the free-throw line.
Armani Alleyne – A mature guard with highly advanced court vision and a quick crossover. He is very unselfish, almost to a fault. When Alleyne develops more of a scoring mentality, he will be even tougher to cover.
Ben Cherington – A lanky forward with decent athleticism. Needs to learn to stay under control, but showed some great instincts.
Benedek St-Arnaud – A tough guard with a nice outside shot.
Ben Wisniewski – A solid guard with a nice all-around game. Could afford to bulk up a little in order to extend his shooting range.
Bishoy Abdelmalek – Didn’t always get attention from his teammates, but Adbelmalek knew how to play the “energy guy” role well.
Bobby Piccolo – Excellent outside shooter with surprisingly deep range. Has a nice upfake as well.
Brandon Williams – A very tough guard with great poise. Knocked down some clutch free throws in one game. Also has a knack for getting in the passing lanes and making things difficult for opposing guards.
Brennan Adler – The youngster showed off a nice mid-range game.
Carl Charette – Got pushed around at times, but that did not throw off his smooth runner.
Christopher Banks – A fearless guard/forward who made some acrobatic finishes for his team in NBA East championship game.
Christopher King – A solid forward with a nice touch from the outside.
C.J Lights – A point guard who certainly was not afraid to shoot the ball. Lights handled the ball well and shook defenders with his in-and-out crossover. Also has a underrated outside shot.
Clement Wilbious – A deceptively athletic guard with a game similar to Beno Udrih.
Corey Romich – What separates Romich from others is his knowledge of the game. He won Mr. Stations award for his high basketball I.Q. He has a nice outside shot and knows how to play the wing position effectively. Also happened to always be one of the last guys to leave the gym.
Damian Flannery – A quick guard with nice lateral quickness. He is at his best when in transition. He also plays extremely hard, which is why he won Mr. Hustle.
Dan Doyle – A tough guard who play hard and hustles.
Daniel Kim – A young post player who knows his role as a rebounder/shot blocker. He never took a shot that he was not sure would go in.
Daquon Ervin – Ervin’s team, the Celtics, had a knack for getting in close games. For Ervin, however, that was no issue. He knows how to get a basket whenever he wants because of his ability to finish through contact. He never lets his emotions get in the way in late game situations. He just focuses on the next play. The New York native may have been the strongest pound for pound player in camp.
DeAndre Leslie – Only going into the 7th grade, Leslie has an extremely high ceiling. He is 6’1” and still growing. His length and athleticism allowed him to defend well and grab rebounds. When he becomes in better shape and learns to stay on his feet on defense, he will be an intriguing prospect.
Demitrius Woodson – A shooter with a streaky outside shot who put points on the board in bunches.
Devin Foster – Despite being one of the youngest players out there, Foster made good decisions when his teammates passed him the ball.
Doug Gibbs – Another one of camp’s younger players, Gibbs knew how to get to the line when his team needed points. Needs to work on his triple-threat.
Elijah Ramos – A combo guard with a scoring mentality. He likes the elbow jump shot.
Elliot Nelson – A fundamentally sound guard with great poise on the court.
Emile Menard-Reid – A strong guard that handles the ball well. He also shoots the ball well because of his good leg strength.
Ethan Winglass – A guard that had one of the best post games in camp among guards. His hook shot was nearly impossible to block.
Etienne Simard – The most improved player in camp over the two days. He started off quiet but used his explosiveness to score some point on the second day.
Evan Cudmore – A tall and lanky combo forward without any fear of drawing contact to get to the line.
Felix Lavigne – A smart guard with a great attitude.
Geo Baker – The NBA West’s most outstanding player did not fail to impress every game. At only 12 years old, Baker makes plays that Steve Nash would drop his jaw at. At times, he tends to get too fancy, but Baker had no problem shaking defenders and getting the ball to his open teammates every time. He even displayed some good defense in the championship. He may be undersized, but Baker’s ball handling and feel for the game are highly advanced.
Harry Bator – A guard who may not be the most athletic player on the court, but certainly knows how to play the game the right way.
Harry Mackinlay – Winner of Mr. Stations, Mackinlay already knows the art of working hard. He was in the gym before 7 o’clock doing full speed shooting drills. That’s dedication right there.
Harry O’Neil – A forward/post player with a nice touch around the hoop and a good rebounder.
Hilal Dahleh – A big guard with a scorers mentality. The lefty has a great pull-up jump shot and knows how to score when asked.
Ikenna Ndugba – Ndugba recently turned 13, but when you watch him play, you would not know that. He is a young rising freshman with a mature game. Ndugba strives in the half court where he can utilize his smooth pull-up jump shot. He handles the ball well against pressure too.
Jack Levine – A guard/forward who plays with passion. Also showed a nice skill off the court of being able to spin the ball on all of his fingers on both hands.
Jack Moyer – At times lacked aggression, but Moyer attacked the basket well when he set his mind to it.
Jacob Wisniewski – A tall combo forward with good shot selection. Finished a few acrobatic lay ups.
Jacques-Olivier – A guard with a good feel for the game.
Jadyne Grant – Don’t bring the ball down low on this player because he will strip the ball from you.
Jahari Boone – A quick guard with a defensive mindset.
Jaime Carey – The camp’s Most Outstanding Player in the NBA East. Carey is a guard/forward with a great overall game. His strength is really what separates him from the others on the court. Because he is strong, he can score from the inside and outside. Another interesting note is that he is a close relative to Fall River legend Chris Herren.
Jake Gothelf – A quick little guard with killer handle. Gothelf dazzled with his nice crossover and spin move.
Jake Kakar – A tough guard with deceptively good ball handling ability.
James Dunlea – A young guard with a nice mid-range shot. Also has some nice moves that he uses to get by defenders.
Jamie Zimmerman – A tall post player that does a good job of rebounding the ball because of his big frame. When he gets better footwork and becomes a better athlete, Zimmerman will be tough to cover.
Jared Field – A young guard with solid fundamentals.
Jarell Cowell – A guard/forward with a knack for getting loose balls.
Jarris Ashley – A young guard who, despite being undersized, knows how to get baskets. He has a nice short range and mid-range game.
Jean Christophe Cupani – An extremely tough Canadian guard who knows how to go by his defender and get to the basket. He has a rare ability to be able to beat his first defender and then proceed to score on his second defender, regardless of how tall they are.
Jean Louis Alexander – A forward with a great triple threat position.
Jonathan Mendes – A scoring guard with a nice pull-up jump shot. Would help if he talked to the refs a little less.
Jordan Miller – One of camp’s younger players, Miller displayed toughness for his age. He was unafraid of the older and more mature players he went up against.
Joshua McElveen – A combo forward with a defensive mindset.
Justin Guerette – A forward with deceptive quickness.
Justin Miller – A young guard with good shot selection.
Kerry Raymond – While his skill set is not yet developed, Raymond is an intriguing prospect. He plays hard all the time and loves to block shots. Unlike many of his fellow campers, the weight room may be the last place Raymond needs to be as he was one of camps strongest players. Surprisingly, he is only a rising eighth grader.
Kevin Scarlett – Scarelett is a guard with great shooting ability. Needs to work on shot preparation.
Latrell Dupree – At times, Dupree looked lost in the shuffle. He did, however, do a good job of rebounding and passing out to teammates.
Lou Doherty – Camps Mr. Playmaker knew how to get his teammates the ball. He did an exceptional job of putting passes right in the shot pocket for shooters.
Luke Rosinski – A tall small forward that was not afraid to bang inside.
Manny Peguero – A tough guard that knows how to get in passing lanes and steal the ball.
Matthew Catizone – Whenever his team was down, Catizone always maintained a positive attitude.
Mattieu Ayotte – He may not look quick, but looks can be deceiving. Ayotte blew by defenders with his quickness and has a go-to scorers mentality.
Matt Ricci – A mature player for his age, Ricci does a lot of things well on the court. He can shoot outside and rebound the ball well. Once he tightens his handle, he will be a guard to look out for.
Michael-John Notarianni – A smart guard with a good feel for the game. Could afford to work on his rebounding.
Mitchell Keating – A big guard with the ability to power through the lane and finish through contact.
Mitchell Sirota – A guard/forward with solid fundamentals. Needs to work on toughness.
Morgan Field – An aggressive guard who isn’t afraid of contact.
Nassir Vasquez – While he doesn’t have much of a position, Vasquez plays smart and knows his role as a glue guy.
Nick Seretta – A tough guard who never tries to do too much.
Nick Woodruff – A young guard with great shot selection.
Nile Ellis – One of camp’s younger players always knew what he wanted to do when getting the ball: score.
Noah Goodwin – A tough guard who knew the art of making the extra pass. Also showed some good defensive tendencies.
Oliver Lecouffe – A forward who does a good job of crashing the boards.
Peter King – A good shooter, but needs to work on shot preparation.
Quaraan Bostic – Arguably one of camp’s best athletes. Bostic knows how to score from the inside and outside. Hit seven three-pointers in one game once.
Randy Glenn – A super quick and tough guard, Glenn knows how to bust to the hoop when he sees an opening. He has a streaky shot, but can score at any time because of his quickness.
Renaud Gauthier Farley – A big man with the ability to drive from the elbow to the basket well. He has a nice runner.
Ryan Brown – Truly led his team in the championship game. Brown is a tall combo forward who is at his best when attacking from the wing. He was unstoppable when driving to the basket.
Ryan Neil – A good shooter with nice quickness.
Ryan Sigman – A young scorer who knows how to get by his first defender. Now, he needs to work on getting by the second defender.
Sam Canelas – When he got the ball, Canelas knew how to get in a good triple threat position.
Sam Geschickter – A smart basketball player with a knack for finding open players around the perimeter.
Samuel Barbeau – A big man with upside. He is very long and displayed some perimeter skills as well.
Samuel Bouchard – A tough big man with a good inside game.
Samuel Chaput – One of camp’s most exciting players to watch. He plays similar to Canadian guard, Myck Kabongo. Chaput loves getting his teammates involved and has an accurate mid-range game.
Seamus Harding – A big wing with a great feel for the game.
Sean Fay – A big wing with quickness and good rebounding ability.
Sean McCormick – A young guard who loves to shoot, but knows when to pass as well.
Seth Wernick – A guard with a great feel for the game. Already has some advanced offensive moves.
Shyheim Hicks – One of the best players in the NBA East, Hicks helped propel his team to the championship game. Despite being one of the taller players, Hicks is truly a guard with great blow by moves. He plays with a lot of emotion.
Shyehim Ulrickson – A guard with a smooth game. He can score from anywhere on the floor. He has a nice between the legs crossover and spin move. Whenever his team needed a bucket, Ulrickson would get one.
Stefan Masciarelli – A tough player who was not afraid to get on the floor. Masciarelli fought for opens balls and never backed down from defending other teams’ best players. That is why he won Mr. Hustle.
Stephen Goldsmith – A guard with decent shooting ability and exceptional ball handling skills.
Tadarius Randolph – A big point guard who knew the value of patience on offense.
Tamar Terrell Peterson – A tough guard with a scorers mentality.
Tauheed Harris – Harris has a game similar to YouTube sensation Kiwi Gardner. He made some jaw dropping shots throughout the weekend.
Tomas Murphy – A young big man that appears to be still growing. Whenever he got the ball around the basket, he would score nearly every time. At such a young age, it is rare for young players to have such a good low post game. Murphy could work on his mid-range shot and talking less to the refs, but he projects to be a great player in the future.
Tony Xu – A guard with intangibles. Every team needs a guy like Xu.
Trevor Parker – A young big man with a large frame. Parker needs to work on his footwork.
Tyler Boyle – A guard with a good feel for the game. He plays well in the half court.
Tyler Lennon – A guard with a nice outside jump shot.
Tyrique Jenkins – A guard/forward who was good at contorting his body to finish lay-ups. Displayed some good toughness.
Ulyess Dubois Lalanne – A strong guard with the ability to get to the lane and finish.
Vincent Mercier – An aggressive forward with good shot selection and ability to get in the lane. He plays smart.
William Johnson – An athletic combo guard who just knows how to work hard. He was one of the best players in shape, which is why he won Mr. Defense. Johnson has a bright future ahead of him.
Xander Livingston – A young guard who needs to work on where he should position himself on the court. Got better over the past two days.
Yeshaya Lomax – A big wing with upside. His athleticism and aggression stood out. Could afford to get some shots up in the gym.
Zach Jones – An incredibly aggressive wing with killer instincts. Jones attacked the basket and finished through contact. As he expands his game to the perimeter, Jones is a player with a high ceiling.