Middlesex Magic - Corcoran 17u Team Profile
*All 2023 Prospects Unless Listed
Luke Rinaldi 6’4 Small Forward (Dover-Sherborn): Rinaldi is a reliable floor spacer from beyond the arc. Has a high release point on his shot. Makes three-pointers at an efficient clip off movement or when spotting up. Gets into the lane well when attacking closeouts or using a sharp inside-out move. Rinaldi has a smooth mid-range pull-up and finishes effectively around the rim in traffic with his leaping ability. Defensively, he generates steals at a solid rate. Has good reflexes, knowing the right times when to shoot the gap in a passing lane. Also makes his presence felt on the glass. Rinaldi uses good timing, anticipation, and explosiveness to corral important rebounds.
Jason O’Keefe 6’0 Combo Guard (Natick): O’Keefe provides value both on or off the ball. When operating as the lead ball-handler, defenders cannot go under ball screens against him with his ability to hit treys when pulling up. Gets into the paint regularly with a quick crossover move to create for himself and others. O’Keefe can score around the rim against bigger opponents using good body control and soft touch off the glass. When defenders collapse on him in the lane, he finds teammates well for drop-off layups. If playing on the wing, O’Keefe is a consistent threat from long-range. Makes three-pointers on standstill attempts or when coming off screens.
Adam Landry 6’4 Power Forward (Newton North): Landry needs to be accounted for from the perimeter. Needs very little time and space to get his shots off. Makes three-pointers effectively when spotting up. If a teammate dishes the ball off to him in the dunker spot, he can score through contact with his well-built frame. Landry also shows flashes of putting the ball on the floor when attacking closeouts for physical finishes around the rim. Defensively, he uses his length well. Makes it difficult for opponents to score over him around the basket when he keeps his hands up straight. Landry also uses his strength effectively when boxing opponents out, limiting them from getting around him for second chance opportunities.
Henry Bickford 6’5 Power Forward (Needham): Bickford is a skilled scorer in the post. He can back defenders down and finish with drop-step or up and under moves. Has the ability to also catch the ball in the mid-post and rise over opponents with face-up jumpers. Bickford uses his long strides to take opposing forwards off the dribble on straight-line drives. He is a solid passer. Finds teammates for open three-pointers out of short rolls. Defensively, Bickford protects the rim well. Has good mobility and timing to block or alter opponents’ shots around the hoop when coming over from the weak side.
Jesse Doherty 6’4 Small Forward (Reading Memorial): Doherty is an impressive long-range shooter. Has a quick release on his shot and is comfortable shooting treys out to the NBA line. Hits three-pointers on standstill attempts, off movement, or when pulling up. Also uses a jab-step move well, creating space on opponents to get additional attempts off from deep. When defenders close out sharply on Doherty, he can put the ball on the floor and get to his soft mid-range pull-up. Shows in spurts an ability to hit floaters over bigger opponents when attacking closeouts. Doherty is a solid defensive rebounder. Has good instincts, consistently being around the ball when it comes off the rim.
Noah Beaudet 6’0 Shooting Guard (Norwood): Beaudet is a terrific shooter from beyond the arc who can get hot in a hurry. Has compact form with deep range on his shot. Makes three-pointers on spot-up or pull-up attempts and when coming off screens. Beaudet is more than just a shooter. Has a reliable in-between game. Gets to his high-arching teardrop or smooth pull-up effectively when attacking closeouts. Also uses a sharp rip-through move in isolation situations to get to his spots in the mid-range. If an opponent takes away his scoring angles in the mid-range, he has the feel and vision to find teammates for dump-off layups. Beaudet is a good defensive rebounder for his position. Has good instincts being around the ball when it comes off the rim. Also uses his strong frame to battle against bigger opponents for position.
Timmy Mulvey 5'11 Point Guard 2024 (Brooks School): Mulvey regularly gets into the paint with deceptive start and stop or quick through the legs moves. Has good vision as a passer in the half-court. When defenders take away his driving lanes to the basket, he finds teammates for drop-off layups or open treys on kick-outs. While getting others involved is his first priority, Mulvey needs to be accounted for as a scorer as well. Makes open standstill three-pointers at a solid rate when the ball is swung to him on the perimeter. Also can score over bigger opponents around the rim with creative inside-hand layups. Mulvey makes plays for others on the break. Rewards teammates for running the floor hard, hitting them with precise hit-ahead passes for high percentage finishing opportunities.
Brady Spencer 6’4 Combo Forward (Pembroke): Spencer can stretch the floor from beyond the arc. Hits treys proficiently on spot-up attempts or when popping out from the mid-post. Can put the ball on the floor in straight lines or when attacking closeouts. If Spencer is not able to get separation on his defender in the paint, he can use a spin-move to create better finishing angles for himself around the rim. Has soft touch off the glass with either hand. Is also a threat in the post. Can use a drop-step or jump-hook to score when backing down an opponent on the block. Defensively, Spencer is productive on the glass. Uses his high motor and brawny frame to rebound at a solid rate. Also creates steals well for his position. Has good instincts knowing the right times when to jump into a passing lane.
Liam McBride 6’3 Wing (Hingham): McBride is a terrific long-range shooter with compact form and deep range. He makes three-pointers off movement, when spotting up, or on pull-ups. Also shows flashes of making treys on side-step attempts or when creating separation with a quick crossover move. Generates lane penetration effectively with his crossover or subtle hesitation moves. When defenders collapse on McBride in the lane, he makes good decisions. Has the ability to stop on a dime and hit smooth mid-range pull-ups or dump the ball off to teammates for high percentage finishing opportunities.