#S16 10th Grade All-Tournament Team
The 10th grade bracket featured a lot of high level talent, both inside and outside of New England. The finals came down to the New England Playaz and NY Rens, with Rens grinding out a victory. Leading 28-25 at the half, they never trailed in the second half to take a 63-55 away from the Playaz.
Jose Alvarado, NY Rens- Alvarado was on fire on Sunday. He has a very good pull-up jumper, but is also a fiery competitor who loves the big stage. The Christ The King point guard gets the ball to the right person in the right position, but more than that is a true leader who proved he is capable of putting his team on his back and willing them to a win when necessary.
Nate Laszewski, NE Playaz- Laszewski is a very skilled forward who's best days are ahead of him. Every time he shoots, it looks like it's going in. He is also able to break defenders down and get to the rim. He has a great step back jumper, and is looking like one of the best prospects New England's 2018 class has to offer.
Tomas Murphy, NE Playaz- Murphy played the best that we have seen him play all spring this weekend. He finished through contact (and over both shoulders) and rebounded the ball very well. He seems to be moving much quicker laterally, as well.
David Mitchell, Mass Rivals- The 2018 Belmont Hill guard is a lanky lefty with great strength and athleticism. He can handle the ball, and scored the game-winning bucket for Rivals over Maine Thunder on Saturday afternoon. His stock should only continue to rise as time goes on.
Isaac Canty, NY Jayhawks- A man among boys inside the paint, and a mountain of a man at that, Canty is a big and powerful post player whose interior presence just couldn’t be matched in the 10th grade division as he finished and rebounded at will from point blank range.
Alex Dickerman, Expressions Elite- The 6'8 big man has developed his game impressively in the past six months. Dickerman definitely has a bright future if the development of his game over the past six months is any indication.
Cam Sells, Expressions Elite- Sells can score in a variety of ways, both off the bounce and from long range. Sells continued to get huge buckets for Expressions throughout the weekend.
Noah Morgan, NY Rens- The 6'6 forward had a stretch in the championship game vs. the Playaz when he was the best player on the floor. He is a great athlete who has really improved his skill. If he stays consistent, his future is very bright.
Jaquan Williams, CBC- The Weaver High product is a 6'4 beast inside. He has very good hands and efficient footwork, and can finish with a nice array of moves around the basket. Although undersized against some of the competition he faced, he uses his body to position himself well to score inside.
Joe Glynn, NH Spartans Elite- The 6'5 front court player proved he can step out and play outside, in addition to grabbing key rebounds all weekend for the Spartans. He is a versatile player who is one to keep an eye on as the summer unfolds.
Kylani Lafluer, NH Spartans Elite- The Dover HS swingman proved he can score the ball in a variety of ways. He can also guard multiple positions on the court.
Alex Rivera, Mass Rivals- Rivera has a high basketball IQ and a great ability to score the ball. With his impressive quickness, he's able to beat defenders off the bounce and has a nice stroke to go along with his terrific driving ability.
Chuck Hannah, NE Playaz- The lefty is great in the post, using his strong frame to finish through contact. Hannah was also able to make plays in transition by throwing down some huge dunks.
Aaron Wheeler, NE Playaz- The St. Andrew's product showed signs of continuous progress over the course of the weekend. He is starting to turn the potential he has flashed to production, as he took the ball strong to the hoop, and was much more secure with the basketball.
Jake Klores, NY Rens- Another talented guard in the Rens’ backcourt, Klores served as the team’s chief sniper from behind the arc. He made big shots as well including a few threes down the stretch of the second half as the Rens held off the New England Playaz in the championship game.
A.J. Reeves, Mass Rivals- Another pillar of the Rivals’ 9th grade team that played up a division, Reeves showed the same size, length and skill set that has made him the top ranked freshmen in New England. There may be more of that to come too as the big guard looked like he might still be growing.
Chris Kelly, NY Jayhawks- The perimeter compliment to Canty’s interior dominance, Kelly is a driving wing who can really put the ball on the floor, has deceptive athleticism around the rim, a capable jumper and equally impressive playmaking ability on the defensive end of the floor with the way he jumps into passing lanes.