2020 17u AAU Team Profiles: L&L Running Rebels
Updated: Jan 27, 2021
L&L Running Rebels
Bringing outstanding size as a combo guard is 6’5 Jevin Muniz from Executive Education Academy. Muniz is an exceptional shooter from long range, making 86 three-pointers this past high school season. Can make three pointers just as effectively on the move as he can spotting up. Complements his potent shooting ability with his ability to get to the rim and finish efficiently with crafty layups. Very good secondary playmaker who uses his height in the halfcourt to see over opponents and find teammates cutting for layups or spotting up for three-pointers. Consistently finds teammates in transition running their lanes hard for layups. Averaged 4 assists per game this past high school season. Defensively, while not the most athletic, he is also not a liability as he uses his understanding of rotations and does not take too many risks. A good rebounder for his position who has a knack for guessing the right spots where the ball is going to be. Also does well in the classroom. D2 schools in a league like the NE-10 should be checking out Muniz this coming year. Could get D1 schools in a conference like the Patriot League to show more interest if he can prove at a higher level of competition with L&L Running Rebels he can continue to be a high volume scorer, in addition to showing he can guard more athletic players at his position.
Honor Huff is a 5’11 shooting guard from Perkiomen School. Huff is a great shooter from three-point range who can make them at a high rate spotting up, on the move, and off the bounce. Has a nice mid-range pull-up he uses when opponents close out hard on him. Has a quick first step to get by opponents and finishes well at the rim for his size with good body control. Defensively, he is quick laterally which limits opponents from getting dribble penetration on him. Understands the right times to jump into passing lanes to create steals. A player who also excels in his studies. D3 schools in leagues like the Centennial and NESCAC should be tracking Huff this coming year. Would need to improve his passing ability and show he is capable of playing point guard full-time in order to get D2 schools in a league like the NE-10 to show interest.
Kody Kratzer is a 6’3 combo guard from Palmerton Area HS. Kratzer excels in the halfcourt getting to his spots to use a mid-range pull-up and floater. Finishes at the rim efficiently where he is very good at using reverse layups. Good athlete who can play above the rim for two hand dunks in transition. Solid playmaker who can play on the ball in certain situations. Finds teammates cutting to the hoop and in the lane with drop-off passes for layups. While he has a nice touch on his three-pointer, it’s clearly one of the last options in his scoring arsenal as he didn’t make them at a very high volume this past high school season. Defensively, he makes an impact on the glass rebounding the ball at a good rate with his leaping ability. Creates steals by ripping opponents when they’re weak with their dribble or jumping into passing lanes when they throw a lazy pass. Averaged over 2 steals per game this past high school season. D3 schools in the MAC should be following Kratzer this coming year. Could get D2 schools in a league like the PSAC to show more interest if he shows the impressive scoring abilities he displayed at Palmerton can carry over to a higher level of competition with L&L Running Rebels. Will also need to prove he can make three-pointers at a higher volume to be able to space the floor consistently at the collegiate level.
Playing up on this squad as a 2022 is 6’5 power forward Liam Joyce from Allentown Central Catholic. Joyce does his best work in the halfcourt from 15 feet, where he can play both inside and out. Can post up opponents on the block where he uses a good drop-step to score. Can also face up from the free throw line area and take opponents off the dribble to score efficiently at the rim. With his athleticism, Joyce is able to finish in transition with one-hand slams. Has a smooth stroke from three-point range; however, he doesn’t shoot them very often. Defensively, he is regularly in the right spots on his rotations which puts him in positions to help teammates when they get beat in addition to being able to alter opponents’ shots. Is also a good rebounder who is physical when boxing out opponents. A player who D3 schools in a league like the MAC should be keeping an eye on these next few years. Could get D2 schools in a league like the PSAC to show interest if he can improve his ball handling to be more of a creator in the halfcourt and make three-pointers at a higher volume to become a legitimate wing player.
Antonio Montgomery is a 6’4 shooting guard from Liberty HS. Montgomery has good positional size and is a solid athlete who can play above the rim for one handed dunks in transition. Very good form and follow-through on his shot which helps him make three-pointers consistently both spotting up and on the move. While three-point shooting is his strong suit, he can also get to the hoop on strong drives from the wing where he uses his leaping ability and soft touch to score at a good percentage. Does a commendable job of limiting his mistakes as he lets the game come to him. Defensively, Montgomery uses his length to create steals by jumping into passing lanes when opponents throw lazy passes. Also does a good job of coming over from the help side when a teammate gets beat to alter or block an opponent’s shot. Does very well in the classroom. D3 schools in a league like the Centennial should be tracking Montgomery this coming year. D2 schools in leagues like the NE-10 and PSAC could show interest if he can prove with L&L Running Rebels and Liberty to be a player that can be counted on as a main scoring option to contribute to team success.
Jason Price is 6’4 shooting guard from Souderton HS. Price has good positional size to go with his smooth stroke from three-point range that he makes effectively both spotting up and off the dribble. He has a quick release on his shot while keeping his elbow in. Even though the three-pointer is his best attribute offensively, he also has a nice mid-range pull-up and can get to the rim enough to prove he’s more than just a shooter. When he’s fully engaged on the defensive end he’s difficult to get by with his good lateral quickness in addition to being difficult to shoot over with his size. Is a solid rebounder for his position who has a nose for the ball coming off the rim. Averaged close to 5 rebounds per game this past high school season. D3s in a league like the MAC should be following Price this coming year. Could get D2s in a league like the PSAC involved if he can take his scoring volume to the next level for Souderton, as well as give a consistent effort on the defensive end to lead them to greater team success.
Adding good playmaking ability is 6’2 point guard Danny Bohman from Emmaus HS. Bohman is a true point guard who is always looking to create shots for his teammates. Finds teammates particularly well on cuts to the basket and spotting up for three-pointers. Has a compact release on his shot and can be relied upon to make open threes both spotting up and off the bounce. Not the most athletic but makes the most of his ability on the defensive end; he has solid fundamentals and gives great effort, and he makes sure he is in the right spots on his rotations. Great student in the classroom. D3s in a league like the NEAC should be following Bohman this coming year. If he can improve his strength and layup package to score at the rim more consistently to be a higher volume scorer, schools in the Atlantic East could show more interest.
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