NPSI Top Performances
Here’s a look back at the last four days at the 14th annual National Prep School Invitational to see which local products were on their game:
Steven Adams, Notre Dame Prep – If you doubted him early you’re being proven wrong by this point. People were bouncing off him in the lane all weekend long.
Zach Auguste, New Hampton – When the motor is revving in first gear the way it was on Friday there are few better frontcourt players in the country. Pulled down 17 boards.
Djery Baptiste, Wilbraham & Monson – The freshman big man has gotten a whole lot better in the last six months and he proved it this weekend.
Henry Bolton, St. Andrew’s – He was content to do his damage with his jumper and with his slashing ability already well documented that means he’s only getting more versatile.
Joe Bramanti, Brewster Academy – Defensive standout showed some flashes of individual offense with a couple of rip-through moves through contact.
Jaylen Brantley, Wilbraham & Monson – Even flu like symptoms couldn’t hold down the floor general for long. His latest game winning buzzer beater came from 25 feet.
Sam Cassell Jr., Notre Dame Prep – His stock is on the rise and he put a couple of big numbers up in the scoring column to keep things heading in the right direction.
Rene Castro, Worcester Academy – The junior guard dropped 34 points on Friday night in super proficient performance. Best he’s been in a long time!
Torin Childs-Harris, St. Thomas More – He’s supposed to be a drive first guy but apparently nobody told him. He made his first five shots from downtown on Saturday.
Andrew Chrabascz, Cushing Academy – Speaking of leadership, Chrabascz is at the top of the list. He was tough as he was efficient in both games.
Matt Cimino, Worcester Academy – The Maine native is adding some new tricks to his repertoire on the low post and gradually improving in a variety of different ways.
Markus Crider, Bridgton Academy – Few unsigned seniors/post-grads helped themselves more. A 25 point (8-8 field goal), 13 rebound performance will do that for you!
Myles Davis, Notre Dame Prep – He’s so much more than just a shooter – he’s a flat out scorer and a very good leader as well. Nothing but a steal in the A10 – even for Xavier.
Tevin Falzon, Winchendon – The future Sacred Heart forward has steadily improved this year, not only adding new dimensions to his game but also showing more consistency.
James Farr, Maine Central – He was a bright spot on an otherwise disappointing weekend for MCI. Consistency still not all there but undeniable talent.
Isaac Freeman, South Kent – The seven-footer was the eraser in the middle of South Kent’s 2-3 zone, patrolling the paint ala Syracuse big man Fab Melo.
Olivier Hanlan, New Hampton – More naturally suited to play the role of distributor but smooth with a skill set that translates well with long ball and pull-up.
Ky Howard, St. Thomas More – Has a rare ability to stuff all columns of the stat sheet and knows how to get easy buckets by finding lay-ups and free-throws.
Kaleb Joseph, Cushing Academy – Far better his second time out when he wasn’t forcing and instead letting the game come to him. Rim rocking dunk caught eyes too.
Tyler McFarland, Cushing Academy – He and Chrabascz are two peas in a pod, not going to beat you with the tape measure but always willing to outwork and outsmart you.
Mitch McGary, Brewster Academy – Looked like the Mitch McGary of old by imposing his will on the paint. Showed soft touch to match impact of physicality.
Daquein McNeil, Vermont Academy – What you like about him is that he appears to work on his weaknesses and is consequently always improving.
Donnele Munda, Vermont Academy – The man is not shy and when he’s connecting from downtown there isn’t much opposing defenses can do about it.
Jalen Myrie, Lawrence Academy – The latest in a long line of talented lead guard for LA, Myrie is showing signs of being able to distinguish himself with his attacking game.
Nerlens Noel, Tilton – News flash…Nerlens Noel can block shots. Apparently REDA didn’t get the memo and so the human eraser turned away 10 shots at the rim.
Georges Niang, Tilton – When it comes to putting points on the board there simply isn’t anyone who does it with the same consistency as Niang.
Ethan ODay, Northfield Mount Hermon – When times get tough he’s the one NMH looks for to make a play and he rarely disappoints once he gets a touch inside the paint.
Marcel Pettway, Wilbraham & Monson – Haven’t seen a hint of fear in him yet this year and going head to head with Steven Adams didn’t change that.
Jakarr Sampson, Brewster Academy – Jumping jack atop the Brewster press has added a face-up post game to his ability to handle the ball in the open floor.
Daquan Simpson, Lawrence Academy – The junior forward continues to gradually make a name for himself this season and is a guy who looks poised for a breakout spring.
Malcolm Smith, Winchendon – Young forward has always improved with motor and athleticism but when he starts making threes like he did this weekend he takes his game to a new level.
Noah Vonleh, New Hampton – It was just over a year or so ago when we were saying he hadn’t totally grown into his body. Explosion certainly not a problem anymore!
Darrick Wood, Bridgton Academy – One of the top uncommitted prospects in the region rose up for a game winner over Northfield Mount Hermon.