2013 Summer Player Evaluations: The Basketbull Summer Championships
Matt Borrello for Mass Prep Stars
Ardsley, NY -- The Basketbull Summer Championships were in full gear on Saturday, and featured some of the top players in New England.
The main attention getter on Saturday was Paschal Chukwu '14. The 7-foot-0 Fairfield Prep (CT) big man drew a lot of attention from head coaches at major Division-1 programs, such as Boston College’s Steve Donahue, Saint Joseph’s Phil Martelli and St. Johns Steve Lavin. The Connecticut Basketball Club had a fairly easy first round win over Syracuse Select on Saturday afternoon.
The following are some top performers who caught my eye on Saturday:
Ryan Roach ‘14 5-foot-11 PG, from Cardinal Spellman High School (MA). This is my second weekend in a row watching Roach play, and he is turning into one of my favorite Point Guards in Massachusetts. He always plays under control, great vision, and knows how to get others involved on the court. Ryan can also demonstrated an ability to create to his own in Saturday mornings opening round game against Lone Athletic Club in Vermont
Dave Harrison ‘14 6-foot-1, CG, from Weymouth High School (MA) - Harrison, who also stars on the gridiron for Weymputh, played well in the early Saturday morning session, as he shot the ball very well. Harrison also knows how to read defenses and pick his spots offensively on the court.
Marcus Thornton ‘14 6-foot-7, PF, from Spaulding High School (VT). A strong physical presence down in the low post. Still a bit raw in terms of his overall game, but played a huge role in the Lone Wolf’s win over the South Shore Wolf Pack.
Brendan O’Shea ‘14 6-foot, SG, St. Johnsbury Academy (VT) - Shot “lights out” towards the end of the second half against the South Shore Wolfpack. Brendan is deadly from long range and put on quite an outside shooting performance towards the end of the opening round game.
Jamir Henderson ‘14 5-foot-10, PG Concord Carlisle High School (MA). Similar to Ryan Roach, this is my second weekend in a row seeing Henderson play, as he participated in the Bay State games last week. Henderson is an extremely quick point guard that thrives in an up and down setting. In the opening round game Saturday, he showcased his ability to knock down a couple of 3-pointers.
Isaiah Robinson ‘14 6-foot-3, PF, 2014 Salisbury School (CT). One of the things you have to appreciate about Robinson is that he always plays with such a “high motor” all the time when he is on the court. While he undersized for his position, he uses his energy and strength to be such a bull down in the low post.
John McCarthy ‘14 6-foot-3, SG, Noble Greenough School (MA). One of the most deadly shooters from 3-point range in New England. McCarthy is very crafty and utilizes a variety of ways to get his shot off, whether it’s off screens, using a couple of dribbles to create his own shot.
Brian Mukasa ‘14 5-foot-10, PG, Sharon High School (MA). Mukasa is feisty combo guard who can create his own offense, and is not hesitant to dribble penetrate and get to the basket.
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