2021 17u AAU Team Profiles: East Coast Power-Rap
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Matt Mayock 6’6 Wing 2023 (Westtown School): Mayock is a very good shooter from beyond the arc, having compact form and deep range on his shot. He makes three-pointers spotting up, coming off screens, or with his step back move. Attacks closeouts well, finishing effectively with a nice floater in the lane or on reverse layups. Defensively, Mayock is consistently in the right spots on his rotations when one pass away or coming over from the help side. Also does a good job using his length to force opponents into lower percentage attempts and making an emphasis boxing out his man to limit second chance scoring opportunities.
Kevin Nowoswiat 6’3 Shooting Guard (Unionville HS): Nowoswiat is a solid shooter from deep, making treys effectively when spotting up. Does a nice job creating dribble penetration with his shot fake and jab-step moves. He gets good lift on his mid-range jumper to rise over defenders in the paint. Also has a nice spin move that he uses in the lane to create scoring opportunities around the rim for himself. Nowoswiat uses his strong body well, finishing layups through contact or backing down smaller defenders near the basket for high percentage layups. Can make others better with his passing, finding teammates for high percentage layups from push ahead passes on the break or drop-offs in the halfcourt. Defensively, he does a solid job jumping into passing lanes when opponents telegraph where they are going to throw the ball. Also shows good toughness, more often than not coming up with loose balls from his willingness to dive on the floor.
Brett Byrne 6’0 Combo Guard (Methacton HS): Byrne is a consistent threat from beyond the arc, making three-pointers spotting up or off the dribble when opponents go under ball screens. Creates dribble penetration well with his nice change of pace or tight crossover and through the legs moves. He does a nice job scoring layups that are through contact or heavily contested using his strong frame and good touch off the glass. Byrne also is a solid passer, finding teammates for open treys on drive and kicks. Defensively, he is quick laterally, doing a good job forcing opponents into low percentage mid-range attempts when defending on the ball. Also contributes well as a rebounder, showing great effort crashing the glass and a knack for being around the ball when it comes off the rim.
Wade Chiddick 6’5 Small Forward (Westtown School): Chiddick has a smooth stroke from long range, getting shots off at ease with his high release. He makes standstill three-pointers at a good rate. Complements his long range shooting ability with a soft pull-up jumper in the mid-range when attacking closeouts. Chiddick is a solid passer, finding teammates for open treys on drive and kicks or crosscourt passes. Also shows upside as a pick and roll playmaker, showing spurts of finding teammates for high percentage layups with pocket passes.
Gavin Schauder 6’8 Center (Spring-Ford Area HS): Schauder has the ability to space the floor from deep, making three-pointers effectively when spotting up. He is a consistent finisher around the rim on drive and dishes from teammates. Also shows spurts of mid-range touch when flashing to the foul line for jumpers. Defensively, Schauder rebounds at a good rate, making an emphasis to consistently box out his matchup. Also uses his standing reach well, making it difficult for opponents to shoot over the top of him around the basket.
Ryan Mackey 6’1 Combo Guard (Conestoga HS): Mackey uses his strong body to drive through defenders, finish through contact on layups, and draw shooting fouls around the rim well. He has a soft floater when opponents collapse on him in the paint. Also needs to be respected from beyond the arc, making spot-up three-pointers at a solid rate when the ball is swung his way. Mackey can make others better with his passing ability, finding teammates effectively for open treys on drive and kicks. Defensively, he does a nice job using his strength and quick feet to force opponents into lower percentage shots. Also draws offensive fouls well, beating opponents to the spot if they drive recklessly down the lane in transition and when they try to create space on him using their elbow.
Allen Cieslak 6’1 Combo Guard (Devon Prep): Cieslak is an effective floor spacer from deep, making treys when spotting up in the halfcourt or transition. Complements his shooting ability well with a smooth mid-range pull-up when opponents close out hard on him. Also is a threat to get to the rim and finish, using his good burst or crafty inside hand and finger roll layups. Cieslak can also be relied upon as a secondary playmaker in an offense. He finds teammates effectively for high percentage layups on cuts to the basket or open threes from drive and kicks.
Ty Jones 5’11 Point Guard (Upper Merion HS): Jones gets into the lane effectively with his good burst, sharp crossover or through the legs moves, and attacking the switch man on ball screens. He is a solid playmaker, finding teammates for high percentage layups from drop-offs and open three-pointers on drive and kicks. Finishes well around the rim with nice body control and touch off the glass to score over bigger defenders. Jones is a pesky defender. He is quick laterally, making it difficult for opposing point guards to get dribble penetration on him. Also creates steals at a good rate, jumping into passing lanes when an opponent throws a lazy pass or swiping the ball from behind if an opponent gets by him off the dribble.
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