RIIL Midseason Report

Monday, February 6th, 2023

RIIL Midseason Report

In this article, we will profile various RI State Association programs as the midway point is upon us.

Bishop Hendricken: 2023 guards Azmar Abdullah and Eze Wali are back. Abdullah is a versatile three-point shooter who defends, creates for others, and hits pull-ups in the mid-range. Wali can make open treys, slash to the basket with his burst, and shoot gaps quickly on defense for steals. 2023 prospect Michael Pacquette is the floor general for this squad. The crafty playmaking guard is a three-point pull-up threat and knows how to draw charges defensively, 2023 forward Matthew Brock contributes with his floor spacing and toughness. Also keep an eye on underclassmen Chris Keller, James Caladarella, and Dylan Lynch. 

La Salle Academy: The 2024 wing tandem of Kelvin Odih and Joshua Ojuri lead this squad. Odih knows to consistently enforces his strength and physicality on both ends of the floor. Ojuri is a slasher with athleticism and untapped defensive upside. 2023 guard Dante Iafrate is a key piece. He contributes with his energy on defense and ability to make open three-pointers. Several underclassmen are either currently contributing or waiting in the wings. 2025 prospects Jacob Marcone and Liam Simpson bring size to the interior at 6’4 and 6’6 respectively. Timoy Stitchel is a gritty 2025 guard who loves to compete. 

Johnston: 2023 guard Anthony Corsinetti’s shotmaking versatility has been on full display all season. He is one of the RIIL Division Two top scorers. Another 2023 guard who has been a regular contributor is St. Joseph’s (ME) commit Derek Salvatore. He has range well beyond the arc and compliments that with his heady cutting ability. Also a quarterback for the football team, 2024 guard Neari Vasquez can perform on the hardwood too. His toughness, motor, and attacking style at both ends has been important during this team’s success. Just a 2025, guard Brandon Testa is already providing another scoring option opponents have to prepare for. 

East Providence: 2024 guard Trey Rezendes is difficult to keep in front of with his crafty handle. He also keeps defenders honest as a long-range shooter. Rezendes picked up his first D1 offer in the spring from Sacred Heart. Xavier Hazard is another 2024 guard who has been integral in the Townies’ solid start. He is a sniper from beyond the arc with complimenting mid-range touch. 2023 guard Max Collins is one of their primary playmakers who takes pressure off Rezendes. Winfield is a 2023 forward who thrives at doing a lot of the little things it takes to win ball games. An intriguing 2025 prospect who earned a starting spot is 6’4 forward Kemerie Dublin.