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2021 17u AAU Team Profiles: Team PA-Larson

* Any college coach seeking additional information on any players, including projected collegiate level, may make an inquiry at necorridorhoops@gmail.com

*All class of 2022 prospects

Corey Attivo 6’8 Power Forward/Center (Eastern Lebanon County HS): Attivo needs to be respected from long range. He has compact form on his shot, making standstill treys at a good rate. Has solid pick and pop potential for the college level. Scores well on the block, showing comfort with either hand on his jump hook. Attivo consistently crashes the offensive glass hard, leading to second chance scoring opportunities for himself at a solid rate. Defensively, he does a nice job keeping his hands up straight to alter or block opponents’ shots at the rim. Averaged 2.1 blocks per game this past high school season. Also uses his high motor to be a reliable rebounder on the defensive glass. Averaged 7.8 boards per game this past high school season.


Darrien Berrios Rivera 6’5 Combo Forward (Central Dauphin HS): Berrios Rivera can stroke it from downtown. The southpaw makes three-pointers at a solid rate when spotting up. Has flashes of making treys when popping out to the wing from the block or coming off fade screens. He does a good job of getting to the rim when attacking closeouts, finishing effectively with his strong body and touch off the glass. Berrios Rivera shows some playmaking upside as well, finding teammates in spurts on kickouts for threes or high percentage layups from unselfish passes on the break. He makes his presence felt on the glass, using his strength and toughness when getting position to pull down important rebounds.


Michael Marable 6’3 Combo Guard (Massanutten Military Academy): Marable gets to the rim effectively with his quick first step off the dribble. He creates space and finishes well around the basket using his step-through move and ability to score through contact. Creates high percentage layup opportunities for himself with sharp cuts to the rim, being aggressive on the offensive glass, or running the floor hard on the break. Marable also is a good passer, finding teammates for high percentage layups on drop-offs in the halfcourt and push ahead passes in transition. Defensively, he does a nice job being active with his hands to pluck the ball away from opponents when they are weak with their handle.


Jack Argento 6’4 Wing (Hershey HS): Argento is efficient on offense, doing a nice job letting the game come to him and consistently taking shots in the flow of his team’s offense. Shot 54% from the field this past high school season. He has a smooth stroke from beyond the arc. Makes three-pointers at a good rate when spotting up or pulling up off ball screens when opponents go under. Gets into the lane effectively with his crossover move, making floaters proficiently when opponents collapse on him. Also moves well without the ball, creating high percentage layup opportunities for himself with sharp backdoor cuts. Argento has solid vision, finding teammates for cutting layups both in the halfcourt and when pushing the ball on the break. Averaged three assists per game this past high school season.


Justice Easter 6’4 Wing (Central Dauphin HS): Easter is an effective floor spacer from deep. He makes treys at a solid rate when spotting up or moving to the open spot when a teammate penetrates into the lane. While the three-pointer is an integral part of Easter’s offensive game as he took 49% of his field goals from long range this past high school season, he shows in spurts a smooth mid-range pull-up. Also can make others better with his playmaking, using his size to see over the top of defenses. Easter finds teammates well for high percentage layups with pin point bounce passes and open threes on drive and kicks. Defensively, he does a nice job using his 6’8 wingspan to take away passing lanes as well as making it difficult for opponents to shoot over the top of him.


Peyton Mason 5’11 Combo Guard (Saint Mary’s HS): Mason is a very good shooter from long range, making three-pointers when spotting up or coming off screens. He has a smooth pull-up jumper in his mid-range arsenal, creating nice separation on opponents in this area with a behind the back move. Also uses a soft floater to score over bigger defenders in the lane. Mason is a solid playmaker. He finds teammates effectively for high percentage layups in the halfcourt on drop-offs and in transition with on target bounce passes leading teammates to the hoop.


Tate Leach 5’8 Point Guard (Middletown HS): Leach is a shrewd playmaker, finding teammates effectively for high percentage layups from drop-offs in the lane and push ahead passes on the break. He can space the floor proficiently from beyond the arc on standstill three-pointers. Gets into the paint well with a quick first step and spin move when opponents are playing tight on ball defense against him. Has soft touch on his floaters off the glass when defenders collapse on him in the lane. Defensively, Leach creates steals at a solid rate. He does a nice job using his size to his advantage, plucking the ball away from bigger opponents when they bring it down going up for layups. Also uses his active hands effectively to rip opponents when they are weak with their handle.


Christian Wilburn 5’9 Point Guard (Central Dauphin HS): Wilburn has nice burst and a quick crossover move to get into the lane effectively. He has a crafty layup package as well, using good body control and touch high off the glass with his left hand to finish over taller defenders. When the ball is swung his way from beyond the arc he can be counted on to hit open three-pointers when spotting up. Also makes others better as a playmaker, finding teammates for high percentage layups on drive and dishes in the lane. Defensively, Wilburn makes it difficult for opponents to get dribble penetration on him with his lateral quickness. He creates steals at a solid rate, swiping the ball from opponents when they bring it down going up for layups. Also shows nice effort consistently sprinting back in transition to make it harder for opponents to get easy layups.


Trenton Ramirez-Keller 5’9 Combo Guard (Gettysburg Area HS): Ramirez-Keller is a consistent threat from long range, making three-pointers proficiently when spotting up. Gets into the lane at a solid rate with his good burst and sharp through the legs move. Has a soft pull-up jumper in his mid-range arsenal that he separates well from opponents on with a stepback move. Ramirez-Keller is an effective playmaker in transition, finding teammates running ahead of the break on push ahead passes for open treys or high percentage layups. Also can create for others in the halfcourt, finding teammates on drive and kicks for open threes. He is reliable at the charity stripe, making 81.2% of his free throws this past high school season.



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