- Jared Exler
2021 17u AAU Team Profiles: New England Storm
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*All class of 2022 prospects unless noted
Adrian Torres 5’9 Point Guard (Dracut HS): Torres gets into the lane consistently with his good burst and sharp crossover or through the legs moves. He has a soft floater in the lane when big men collapse on him. Despite his size, he finishes well around the rim with his good body control and crafty layup package. Torres can hit spot-up three-pointers at a good rate when he is left open. Also is a solid passer in transition, finding teammates for layups on push-ahead passes or making the correct reads in two on one situations. Defensively, he does a nice job creating steals, plucking the ball away from opponents if they are weak with their handle or jumping into passing lanes when an opponent telegraphs where they are going to throw the ball.
Sam Andreottola 6’5 Power Forward 2023 (St. Paul’s School): Andreottola is skilled in the post, finishing effectively with nice jump-hook and drop-step moves. He can take opposing forwards off the dribble when catching the ball from the mid-post or wing. Creates separation well when penetrating for finishes around the rim with his spin-move. Andreottola also can stretch the floor from deep, making three-pointers at a solid rate when spotting up. He is a threat to hit jumpers when flashing to the free throw line as well. Makes his presence felt on the glass, using his high motor and strong body to corral important rebounds on both ends of the floor.
Matthew Lamy 6’4 Wing 2023 (St. Paul’s School): Lamy is a consistent threat from long range, having compact form with a high release on his shot. He makes standstill three-pointers effectively. Attacks closeouts well, using his long strides to create high percentage scoring opportunities for himself around the rim. Also creates high percentage layup opportunities for himself with his good effort when running the floor in transition. Lamy has solid vision, using his size to see over defenders and find cutting teammates for layups. Defensively, he does a nice job using his length and leaping ability to make it difficult for opponents to shoot over the top of him. Also has quick instincts jumping into passing lanes for steals when an opponent throws a lazy pass in his area.
Richie Shahtanian 6’0 Combo Guard (Andover HS): Shahtanian is a very good shooter from beyond the arc. He makes treys spotting up and when coming off screens. Has a soft floater in his mid-range arsenal when attacking closeouts. Creates high percentage layup opportunities for himself with sharp backdoor cuts if an opponent overplays him on the perimeter. Also is a good passer, finding teammates for high percentage finishes around the rim with well placed post entry feeds or on point bounce passes on backdoor cuts. Shahtanian is a solid rebounder for his position, using his toughness and strong body to get advantageous position on opponents when boxing out.
Kyle Monahan 6’0 Point Guard (Maynard HS): Monahan is a very good playmaker. He finds others for open three-pointers on drive and kicks or high percentage finishes from drop-offs in the lane. Also uses pinpoint bounce passes to find teammates for layups on backdoor cuts. Gets into the lane effectively with his quick first step or good change of pace moves. Monahan has a smooth mid-range pull-up when defenders collapse on him in the paint. Also can hit the open three if an opponent sags off of him.
Brendan Graham 6’6 Center (Alvirne HS): Graham uses his size and strength well to get good position in the paint when posting up. He scores proficiently on the block with a nice drop-step move. Consistently is aggressive on the offensive glass, creating second chance opportunities for himself. Has good mobility, doing a nice job beating opposing big men down the floor in transition for high percentage finishes. Also is a solid passer, finding cutting teammates for layups when getting doubled in the post. Defensively, Graham makes quick movements from the help-side to block or alter opponents’ shots around the rim at a solid rate. He is effective on the defensive glass as well, using his toughness and sturdy frame when boxing out to limit second chance opportunities for opponents.
Harrison Lien 6’2 Combo Guard (Georgetown HS): Lien spaces the floor well from long range, needing very little time and space to get his shot off. He makes standstill treys at a solid rate. When opponents close out hard on him, he has a soft pull-up in the mid-range and crafty finishes around the rim to score against taller defenders. Also is a good playmaker, finding teammates effectively for open three-pointers on drive and kicks or layups from drop-offs in the lane. Defensively, Lien does a nice job creating steals. He moves swiftly jumping into passing lanes when an opponent throws a lazy pass in his area.
Jacob McGlinchey 6’0 Combo Guard (Pelham HS): McGlinchey is a reliable threat from beyond the arc. He makes three-pointers effectively when spotting up or off of movement. Gets into the lane well with his good burst off the dribble, having a soft pull-up and floater in his mid-range arsenal. Also makes good reads in the paint when opponents collapse on him, dishing the ball off to teammates around the rim for high percentage layups. Defensively, McGlinchey is active with his hands. He does a nice job plucking the ball away from opponents for steals when they are weak with their handle.
Rob Baguidy 5’9 Point Guard (Goffstown HS): Baguidy gets into the lane consistently with his quick first step and crafty hesitation moves. Finishes well around the rim despite his size using good body control and touch high off the glass. While penetrating into the paint is his brand and butter, he can hit open three-pointers when spotting up at a good enough rate to keep defenders honest. Also is a solid playmaker, finding teammates effectively for layups in the halfcourt from drop-offs and in transition on push-ahead passes. Defensively, Baguidy moves well laterally, making it difficult for opposing point guards to get dribble penetration against him. Also creates steals at a good rate, ripping the ball away from opponents if they are not strong with their dribble.
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