- Jared Exler
2021 17u AAU Team Profiles: Pro Skills Basketball Philly
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*All class of 2022 prospects unless noted
Nick Colucci 6’2 Shooting Guard (Haverford HS): Colucci is a very good shooter from long range, needing little time and space to get attempts off with his quick release. He makes three-pointers when spotting up and off of movement. Gets into the lane effectively with a sharp jab-step move or from attacking closeouts. When defenders collapse on him in the lane, he has a smooth pull-up and floater in his mid-range arsenal. Defensively, Colucci shows good instincts jumping into passing lanes for steals when an opponent throws a lazy pass.
Graham Eilberg 5’10 Combo Guard (The Hill School): Eilberg is a terrific shooter from beyond the arc. He makes treys when spotting up or coming off screens. Shows flashes of being able to make three-pointers off the dribble as well. When defenders close out hard on him from the perimeter, he can get to the rim and finish effectively from layups high off the glass with either hand. Also can make others better as a passer, finding teammates for open three-pointers on drive and kicks. Defensively, Eilberg is consistently in the correct spots on his rotations when one pass away or coming over from the help side. He is committed to Ursinus College.
Zavier Mayo 6’4 Wing (Phoenixville Area HS): Mayo is a consistent three-point threat, making standstill treys at a solid rate. Gets into the lane well with his good burst and quick crossover move. Finishes proficiently around the rim on finger-rolls or reverse layups. He creates high percentage layup opportunities for himself with sharp backdoor cuts to the basket when opponents overplay him on the perimeter. Also can take defenders into the post, scoring effectively with a nice up and under move. Defensively, Mayo does a nice job using his length to make it difficult for opponents to shoot over the top of him. Also makes quick movements jumping into passing lanes for steals if an opponent telegraphs where they are going to throw the ball.
Matt Tiernan 6’5 Power Forward (Upper Moreland HS): Tiernan has good touch in the mid-range, making standstill jumpers from 12-15 feet effectively. Also shows flashes of hitting pull-ups as part of his in-between game. He gets to the rim well with his quick first step off the dribble, showing comfort finishing with both hands or playing through contact to score proficiently in this area. Tiernan corrals offensive rebounds at a solid rate, using his high motor to more often than not come up with 50-50 balls for second chance layups. Also is a good passer for his position, having the ability to start a break after pulling down rebounds and making sound decisions in two on one situations. Defensively, he shows good mobility coming over from the help side to block or alter opponents’ shots at the rim. Tiernan also makes his presence felt on the defensive glass, using his strong body and intense desire for the ball to pull down crucial rebounds.
Jaden Workman 6’1 Point Guard (Pope John Paul II HS): Workman is difficult to keep out of the paint with his good burst and tight handle. Finishes effectively around the rim against bigger defenders with his soft touch high off the glass. He needs to be accounted for from long range, making treys at a solid rate when spotting up. Also will make opponents pay for going under ball screens against him, having the ability to hit pull-up three-pointers. Workman is a very good passer. Finds teammates well on drive and kicks for open threes, in addition to drop-offs in the lane and push-ahead passes on the break for high percentage layups. Defensively, he does a nice job using his quick hands to create steals, plucking the ball away from opponents when they are weak with their handle.
Collin Bowman 6’2 Combo Guard 2023 (Friends’ Central School): Bowman is an outstanding shooter from long range with a quick trigger. Makes three-pointers when spotting up or on pull-ups off of ball screens. Made 31 treys in 13 games this past high school season. Has a nice two dribble pull-up in the mid-range when opponents close out hard on him from the perimeter. Bowman is a solid passer, finding teammates for high percentage layups around the basket. Defensively, he moves well laterally, making it difficult for opponents to get dribble penetration on him. Also makes a concerted effort getting out quickly beyond the arc to contest opponents’ shots and force them into lower percentage attempts.
Isaiah Grimes 6’3 Wing 2023 (William Penn Charter HS): Grimes gets to the rim at a solid rate with his good burst off the dribble, in addition to using his strong frame to seek out contact and draw shooting fouls effectively around the basket. He has a nice jab-step move in his offensive arsenal. Grimes can also stretch the floor from deep at a solid rate when spotting up. Makes his presence felt on both the offensive and defensive glass, using his brawny frame and high motor to be a volume rebounder.
Alex DiMichele 6’2 Shooting Guard (Norristown Area HS): DiMichele has compact form on his shot and is a consistent threat from beyond the arc. He makes standstill three-pointers at a very good rate. While the long ball is his bread and butter, he has shown flashes of being able to hit pull-ups and floaters in the mid-range when attacking closeouts. Defensively, DiMichele shows good effort and intensity when guarding both on and off the ball. He is also rarely out of position on his rotations when one pass away or coming over from the help side.
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