Worcester Big Man Has Impressive Junior Season
While Worcester Academy’s season may have been “up and down” as their junior big man describes it, his own season has to be considered a success as he established himself as their most consistent low post presence.
After averaging 15 points and 9 rebounds per game, Ben Crenca was voted by his teammates as the team’s Most Valuable Player.
“I think I progressed pretty well this year,” Crenca told the New England Recruiting Report just prior to participating in the Greater Boston All-Star Game. “I got in better shape which helped to improve my defense.”
His most noticeable improvement may have come on the offensive end as he emerged as one of the few true low post scorers in the region. And while it is true that he got himself into better shape, the wide bodied big man has also improved his understanding of how to use his size to his advantage. He now appears to understand that he is practically unmovable in the paint which helped him to establish deeper position in the post as well as finish through contact.
He currently lists Vermont, Rhode Island, Fairfield, American, New Hampshire, Northeastern, and Boston University as the schools that have offered him a scholarship, while he has also heard from Virginia Tech and Penn State as well.
Crenca will be running with the newly formed Expressions AAU team this spring and summer where he is likely to continue to attract the attention of college coaches as true low post players with good academics are hard to come by.