NEHF Saturday Recap III

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, April 12th, 2013

NEHF Saturday Recap III

The action was fast and furiuos at New Britain High School on Saturday, with college coaches roaming the sidelines in hopes of catching an early April steal.  Here's a look at who impressed:

Trey Kinyard (Long Island Lightening, U17)-- The solid point guard ran the show for the Lightening. His best attribute is his ability to get in the lane and dish to his open teammates.

Nick Tarantino (Boston Warriors, U17)-- At 6'7, Tarantino has developing post moves and moves well around the basket without the ball.

Kyle Howes (Boston Warriors, U17)-- The 6'3 guard is a very aggressive wing player who is always in attack-mode. His defense also stood out, which helped his team perform well

Nate Anderson (Metro Boston, U17)-- Anderson was lively on defense today. His weak side help was phenomenal, and he crashed the offensivenglass hard, traits that will help him be a serviceable big at the next level.

Zach Gilpin (Maine MAC)-- The junior forward was MAC's most consistent scoring punch throughout the day, showing a well-rounded skill set and good feel for the game that allowed him to operate off of screens and score over defenders in the mid-range area.  

Troy Pelletier (MEB, U17)-- Pelletier is an athlete who can finish with authority. His two-handed slam caught the attention of everyone in the gym. His shooting has also improved considerably, as he is not a consistent threat from deep.

Denzell Mitchell (CT Select, U17)-- the athletic guard can finish at the rim and with contact. He has multiple dribble moves that he uses to get inside the paint.

Sam Jablonski (CT Gold, U-17)-- The 6'4 shooter has unlimited range and consiststly knocked down 3 pointers in all the games he played. He also proved he could get to the basket when needed.

Kyle Rodegher (CT Gold, U17)--  The lightening-quick point guard is difficult to contain in the open court, as he had the ball on a string all day long.

Tahj Eaddie (Drive 4 Stardom, U17)-- Eaddie has great body control in the air, which aides him in being able to get a shot off in the paint.

Unique McLean (Team Scan, U16)-- one of the most impressive players here, McLean impressed with his all-around athleticism and explosiveness. The Hoosac freshman is very good at changing speeds with the dribble for such a young player.

Damon Wilson (Team Scan, U16)-- A point guard by nature, Wilson has the size to play the two-guard or small forward at a high level. His height allows him to see over the defense, and he takes great passing angles while feeding the post.

Jordan Tucker (Team Scan, U16)-- Playing up as only an eighth-grader, Tucker already has the size to bang inside with solid high school players. He will be one to watch once his skill level matures andcatches up with his physical capabilities.

Mark Thomas (Team Scan, U16)-- The St. Benedict's sophomore is difficult to handle in the paint, and will be a force in the paint in the coming months on the circuit.

David Girabaldi (NE Storm, U16)-- A gritty 2-guard, Girabaldi knocked down several shots from the wing with his sweet stroke. His craftiness for getting in the lane and getting a shot off will serve him well in the future.

Jake Rioux (Maine MAC, U16)-- Rioux has a sweet stroke from deep, something that will make him a constant perimeter threat in the future.

Tomas Murphy (ECE-Mass, U15)-- Arriving  with potential to match his brothers' success at the prep level, Murphy displayed very polished post moves and a defensive presence that protects the lane.

Christian Vital (ECE-Mass, U15)-- A dynamite guard, Vitale impressed with his explosiveness with the basketball today. The future is very bright for this star guard.

Derek Ellis (CBC, U15)-- Ellis had a solid day, attacking the rim relentlessly and finishing strong through contact.

Arkel Ager (CBC, U15)-- Ager is a complete offensive player who can shoot from the outside and attack the basket with a variety of moves.

Mabor Gabriel (NEB, U17)-- The long and lanky big man has added considerable bulk since we last saw him. This has enabled him to improve his rebounding rate and ability to finish through contact.

Willem Brandwijk (Metro Boston, U17)-- The Holderness big man is an active, athletic player who has great hands and a great touch around the rim.

Leeland Williams (Long Island Lightening, U17)-- Williams is an athletic slasher who can finish in traffic with the best of them.