Rising Senior Spotlight - Jake Daly
Jake Daly was a basketball star in his hometown of Lagrangeville, New York. He attened Millbrook High School where he was a three-year starter who had essentially earned every accolade there was to earn - he was the top scorer in the county, sectional MVP, All-County, and All-State.
He needed to measure himself against higher levels of competition though and so when Paul Lee left his coaching position at nearby Marist College to take over at the Kent School, Daly followed suit.
After a strong first year in the NEPSAC, Daly already has wide-ranging recruitment from top academic division III schools, but he's also pinging the scholarship radar, and rightfully so, as schools like Adelphia, VMI, and Air Force have recognized his unique potential as a true six-foot-five point guard with considerable upside.
Position: Point Guard
School: Kent School
By the Numbers
2019-20 Stats: 12pts, 8ast, 7reb, 2blk, & 2stl
Academics: 3.3 GPA
I am an unselfish, high IQ point guard who is a three level scorer and has extremely good court vision.
"Unique is a great word to describe Jake. As a 6-foot-5 point guard, he has the size and length that poses match-up problems for opposing teams. He also possesses tremendous vision and the ability to see over the defense and deliver the ball on-time and on-target. He can score at all three levels but his greatest attribute is his unselfishness. He comes from a terrific, supportive family with parents coaches themselves. He is a gym rat who is only going to get better as he continues to physically mature."
- Paul Lee, Kent School Head Coach & longtime college coach
"Whenever I see a prospect claim to be a six-foot-five point guard, I'm conditioned to be immediately skeptical. History has taught me that there's a good chance they're either exaggerating their height, far from a true point guard, or most likely, both. Well Jake Daly is the exception to that rule. Not only is he a true six-foot-five point guard, he's a throwback style, pass-first, point guard at that. He's a distributor in that he passes not just to accumulate assists but for the value of moving the ball himself. His ability to see and pass over top of the defense is a huge asset. Physically, he's a long way from being a finished product, which in the long-run, is a good sign in terms of his upside since his game is only going to keep evolving alongside his frame."
- Adam Finkelstein, NERR & ESPN