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2021 17u AAU Team Profiles: Middlesex Magic-Crotty

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

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Dom Campbell 6’9 Center (Phillips Exeter Academy): Campbell is a solid shooter from beyond the arc, making three-pointers effectively when spotting up. Has good pick and pop potential for the next level. He is a consistent threat to score in the low post, comfortably being able to score with jump hooks using either hand. Campbell also has a nice drop step move in his low post arsenal. He is active on the offensive glass, showing good instincts to be around the ball when a teammate misses a shot. Has solid vision as well for his position, finding teammates effectively on sharp cuts to the basket for high percentage layups. Defensively, Campbell is a volume rebounder, using his frame productively when boxing out opponents. Also does a good job using his 7’1 wingspan to force opponents into lower percentage shots around the rim. He is committed to Notre Dame.


Josh Morissette 6’3 Combo Guard (Phillips Exeter Academy): Morissette is a very good shooter from long range, making three-pointers productively on the move, off the dribble, or when spotting up. He has a smooth mid-range pull-up both in the halfcourt and on the break. Also is a crafty finisher around the rim with inside hand layups. Morissette makes others better with his playmaking ability, finding teammates effectively when cutting to the basket or on drop-offs next to the rim for high percentage layups. He uses his strong body to get advantageous position on opponents, and has a nose for being around the ball to rebound at a very good rate for his position. Morissette is committed to Wofford.


Brady Cummins 6’6 Wing (Brooks School): Cummins spaces the floor effectively, making treys proficiently when spotting up. He has a quick first step to get by opponents when they defend him tightly or close out hard. This allows him to get to his soft pull-up and floater as part of his in-between game, along with getting all the way to the rim where he can score efficiently with his explosiveness and comfort finishing with either hand. Cummins also makes his presence felt in transition, beating opponents down the floor for high percentage layups and dunks. Defensively, he does a nice job using his lateral quickness to make it difficult for opposing wings to get dribble penetration on him, as well as his length to force opponents into lower percentage shots when they try to shoot over him. Also makes a solid contribution on the glass, using his leaping ability to corral rebounds at their highest point when they come off the rim.


Aidan Cammann 6’9 Center (Andover HS): Cammann is a skilled scorer around the basket. He scores layups efficiently with both hands in the paint using his soft touch off the glass. Has a nice drop-step and jump hook in his arsenal when posting up. Also finishes reverse layups well when the ball is dumped off to him around the rim. Cammann is comfortable playing in the pick and roll, where he does a good job creating high percentage layups for himself by rolling hard after setting a screen. He makes his presence felt on the offensive glass, showing a high motor moving aggressively to the rim when a teammate shoots the ball, which also creates second chance scoring opportunities for himself. Cammann also creates high percentage layup opportunities with sharp cuts to the rim, showing very good mobility for his size. Defensively, he protects the rim effectively, using his 7’1 wingspan and quickness moving over to the help side to block and alter opponents’ shots. Averaged three blocks per game this past high school season. He is a reliable defensive rebounder as well with his intense desire for the ball and consistent effort when boxing out opponents. Corralled 10 boards per game this past high school season.


Will Batchelder 6’1 Combo Guard (The Governor’s Academy): Batchelder is an outstanding shooter with very good form and a quick release, making three-pointers efficiently off the dribble, on the move, or when spotting up. The threat that his potent shooting ability presents to opponents, along with his solid creativity off the dribble, allows him to get to his spots in the mid-range and score with his smooth pull-up and floater. Batchelder is a solid passer, finding teammates effectively for high percentage layups out of ball screens and on drop-offs around the rim. Does a nice job of letting the game come to him and playing within the flow of the offense, very rarely taking bad shots or forcing the issue. He is committed to Holy Cross.


Mike Loughnane 6’4 Shooting Guard (Boston College HS): Loughnane needs to be respected from beyond the arc as he makes three-pointers at a very good rate when spotting up. He gets into the lane effectively with his solid burst off the dribble, scoring crafty layups around the basket, and has nice touch on floaters when opponents collapse on him. Loughnane runs the floor hard on the break where he finishes strong at the hoop with his leaping ability. Also moves well without the ball, scoring high percentage layups on backdoor cuts to the rim. He is a good passer, finding teammates proficiently for layups when rolling out of ball screens. Defensively, Loughnane does a nice job of consistently being in the correct spots on his rotations when he is one pass away or coming over from the help side. Also rebounds well for his position, using his athleticism and good instincts to pull down important boards.


Trent Mosquera 6’4 Wing (Belmont Hill School): Mosquera has a smooth stroke from long range, making treys proficiently off the dribble and when spotting up. He gets to the rim effectively with his good burst and brawny frame, finishing well with layups high off the glass. Can take smaller opponents into the post with his strength, using a nice spin move to create high percentage layups for himself. Mosquera is also a solid playmaker, finding teammates effectively for layups out of ball screens and on drop-offs in the lane. Defensively, he moves his feet well, forcing opposing wings to work hard to get dribble penetration on him. Also makes a good effort to contest opponents’ shots, forcing them into lower percentage attempts. Mosquera works hard on the glass, using his strength and toughness to rebound the ball effectively for his position.


Josh Baldwin 6’5 Combo Forward (Belmont Hill School): Baldwin uses his very good body control, touch, and explosiveness to convert difficult finishes in the paint on drop-offs and when posting up. Also scores well through contact around the basket with his sturdy frame. He cannot be left open from beyond the arc as he makes three-pointers at a solid rate when spotting up. Baldwin also uses his leaping ability well when getting out on the break for strong finishes above the rim and puts back offensive rebounds at their highest point. Has shown flashes of taking opponents off the dribble from the wings and scoring with a mid-range pull-up or exploding all the way for a finish at the rim. Defensively, he has solid versatility, being able to effectively guard both forward spots with his strength and lateral quickness. Does a good job using his athleticism to force opponents into lower percentage shots around the basket when they try to score over him. Baldwin also has a consistent motor on the glass, more often than not coming down with 50-50 rebounds.


Cashman McClure 6’3 Combo Guard (Kimball Union Academy): McClure is an excellent shooter with compact form, needing very little time and space to get his shot off. He makes three-pointers off the dribble and when spotting up or coming off screens. Gets by opponents effectively in the halfcourt to create for himself and others with tight through the legs and crossover moves. McClure complements his impressive shooting ability with a smooth mid-range pull-up in the lane. Also is a good passer, finding teammates for open treys and high percentage layups on drive and kicks and drop-offs.


Xavier McKenzie 6’1 Point Guard (Central Catholic HS): McKenzie uses his good burst and creativity off the dribble to consistently get in the lane and create for himself and others. He has a nice mid-range game with his pull-up and floater. Also uses good body control and touch with both hands to finish at the rim against bigger opponents. While his bread and butter is getting to his spots in the mid-range or finishing crafty layups at the rim, he still cannot be left open from beyond the arc as he makes three-pointers effectively when spotting up. McKenzie makes others better with his playmaking ability; he finds teammates on drive and kicks for open three-pointers and drop-offs in the lane for high percentage layups, and displays unselfishness with extra passes to teammates for open treys. Defensively, McKenzie is quick laterally, limiting dribble penetration by opposing point guards. Also creates steals at a solid rate, jumping into passing lanes if an opponent throws a lazy pass in his area.


Trevor McDonald 6’5 Combo Forward (Canterbury School): McDonald makes his impact felt on the game in a variety of ways. He is a good playmaker, finding teammates with pinpoint bounce passes for layups on backdoor cuts and quickly swinging the ball to teammates on the perimeter for open three-pointers. Needs to be accounted for from long range, making treys at a solid rate when spotting up. McDonald can make plays for himself and others when posting up, having a nice drop-step move on the block and kicking the ball out to open teammates spotting up for threes. He shows good energy going for offensive rebounds, consistently crashing the glass after a teammate shoots the ball and creating second chance layup opportunities for himself. Makes an impact on the defensive glass as well, using his strong body to get advantageous position on opponents to come down with crucial rebounds. McDonald has solid instincts, moving quickly to the ball to create steals when an opponent telegraphs their pass. Also is willing to put his body on the line for charges when opponents make illegal contact on him with their elbow when posting up. He is committed to Trinity College.


Brendan McNamara 5’10 Point Guard (Noble & Greenough School): McNamara is a dynamic shooter from beyond the arc, making three-pointers efficiently when spotting up or moving to the open spot. Has a smooth pull-up as part of his in-between game, using this shot well both in the halfcourt and on the break. He gets to his spots effectively in the mid-range with a quick first step and tight crossover move. McNamara is also a solid passer, finding teammates for open treys on drive and kicks and for high percentage layups from drive and dishes in the lane, and also hits the roll man out of ball screens.


Keegan Sullivan 5’10 Point Guard (Scituate HS): Sullivan uses his quick first step and sharp crossover move to get into the lane at a good rate and create for himself and others. He has a soft floater when opponents collapse on him in the lane, along with a nice touch off the backboard with his left hand to finish over taller defenders. While getting into the paint is where Sullivan is most effective, he can make opponents pay from long range when they go under ball screens against him. He has good vision, finding teammates for open three-pointers on drive and kicks, in addition to high percentage layups on drop-offs in the lane or push-ahead passes in transition. Defensively, Sullivan uses his strong body and lateral quickness to limit opponents from getting dribble penetration on him. He also does a good job beating opponents to the spot and drawing charges if they drive recklessly down the lane.



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