Super Week I - Day 4 Recap

Ephraim McDowell | Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Super Week I - Day 4 Recap

Hoop Mountain’s Super Week I camp concluded on Wednesday with playoffs and an awards ceremony. Below is a list of the camp’s award winners:

Mr. Hustle: Cody Addison, Pingree
Mr. Stations: Dan Giovanchini, Lawrence Academy
Best Post Player: Kazadi Nyganguila, Quebec
Best Playmaker: Eric Alleyne, Brimmer and May
Most Unselfish: C.J. Moss, Taft
Best Defensive Player: Dennis Clifford, Milton Academy
Most Outstanding Player: Lenny Austin, Quebec

Players who made a case for a scholarship this week:

Eric Alleyne, Brimmer and May- Alleyne shot the ball exceptionally well this week, dispelling the questions about his perimeter stroke. He made tough shots off the dribble on a consistent basis, as well as doing his customary work as an expert ball handler and playmaker.

Allen Harris, Suffield Academy- With great length and size at the wing, Harris simply fills it up. He can score in a variety of ways, whether it is shooting the three, using his nice mid-range game, or attacking the rim. He represented himself very well this week in front of the many Division II schools in attendance.

Jason Pierre, Christian Heritage- Super Week 1 allowed Pierre to play against top-notch competition and show just how good he is. He was dominant all week long. At 6’3, Pierre is the definition of a complete guard. His handle is rock solid, his jumper is pure, and there is no question about his athletic ability.

Craig Marriro, Newton North- Still unsigned, Marriro had a great week of camp. His body may be the most college-ready out of any guard in attendance. Getting to the rim, finishing, and showing an improved stroke from downtown, Marriro made the most of his opportunity this week.

Breakout players:

Dino Mallios, Winthrop- Somewhat unheralded coming in, Mallios proved he belonged amongst the elite backcourt guys at camp. He is a smart point guard who can really score. Mallios is not flashy, but he seems to always make the right play with the ball in his hands.

Orlando Zayas, East Boston- With his big body, Zayas is able to carve out space for himself on the block, and he is surprisingly mobile for a player his size. The unsigned senior is a very good player and would be a good get for a Division III program.

Alex Levine, Weston- Levine isn’t exactly a breakout guy, but he played especially well this week, holding his own in the post against Dennis Clifford and Ryan Canty. He battled hard, and utilized his tremendous skill set to put points on the board.

Robbie Burke, Hoosac Valley- 6’5 and very strong, Burke can make shots, put the ball on the floor, and rebound. Burke is a hard-nosed kid who certainly made a name for himself this week.

Other players who impressed during playoff action on Wednesday:

Siondueh Burnette, Apponequet- An undersized big man, Burnette battles down low and can score with a soft touch around the hoop.

Rasheen Walker, Charlestown- The diminutive guard played great in his playoff game, making perimeter shots and showing a soft floater in the lane.

Tarik Smith, St. Paul’s- The lightning quick point guard demonstrated that he can get to the hoop whenever he wants despite his slight frame.

David Miller, Lexington- Miller made shots from beyond the arc for the second day in a row, which gives him a nice compliment to his solid mid-range game.

Ethan Sperry, Rham Hebron- The big man capped off a solid week with another good day on Wednesday.