Top Prospects in the MPA
The state of Maine may not have as much sheer talent as their counterparts from Connecticut or Massachusetts, but the interesting thing about the MPA is that there are always plenty of sleepers who are undoubtedly yet to reveal themselves to the rest of the region.
With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the top prospects in the Maine Principal’s Association (that we know of):
Terion Moss, Portland – He may only be just a junior but he’s very possibly the best player in the state. Explosive on both ends of the floor and a true stat sheet stuffer, Moss not only makes plays for himself and others but uses his quickness to dictate the action on the defensive end of the floor as well. With his big brother having graduated, he takes over as the clear star of the team.
Taylor Schildroth, George Stevens Academy – Another junior guard, Schildroth has yet to make much of a name for himself outside his home state’s borders but Maine basketball fans know plenty about him after his performance in last year’s state tournament while leading his club to the Class C title. Look for a solid winter campaign to springboard him into a breakout spring on the travel circuit.
Austin Boudreau & David Koehan, Thornton Academy – Koehan, a junior forward, returns from last year’s team but has been supplemented by Boudreau, one of the state’s top seniors who transferred in from Cheverus. The sharp-shooting guard isn’t the only newcomer as Evan Christensen has also transferred in and together that core has TA off to a 5-0 start.
Jack Casale & Jesse Matthews, Cheverus – With Boudreau moving on, Casale has emerged as the senior leader of the team while Matthews, another member of the state’s talented junior class, is starting to emerge as a top threat as well. Cheverus may not be the state’s favorite this year, but that duo has led them to a strong start including several close wins.
Jordan Bagshaw & Matt McDevitt, Greely – Bagshaw is a scoring guard who put up 18 points per game as a junior while his classmate McDevitt is a fellow senior who has a great combination of size and skill at six-foot-seven with easy shooting range to the arc. Together, they provide Greely with a talented senior tandem as well as two potential college prospects.
Best of the Rest: Ruay Bol, Sr, South Portland; Colin Coyne, Sr, Falmouth; Matt Fleming, Soph, Oxford Hills; Ian McIntyre, Jr, Hampden Academy; Ben Onek, Soph, Deeering; Alek Medenica, Sr, Yarmouth; Trevor LaBonte, Sr, York; Mason Cooper, Sr, Lawrence.