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AAB Showcase at the 76ers Fieldhouse Report

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

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Stanford vs Princeton (Stanford Win)

Brett O’Hara 6’1 Combo Guard (Salesianum School/Camp Team-Stanford): O’Hara has a smooth stroke for beyond the arc, making three-pointers effectively when spotting up. He drained a trey on a drive and kick from a teammate. Does a good job running the break hard for high percentage layup attempts, finishing efficiently with either hand. Scored a pair of left handed finishes in transition, getting ahead of the defense on plays after a teammate got a rebound and blocked a shot. While in the halfcourt this past season O’Hara did not do a lot of his damage when finishing at the rim, he showed some upside in this area, scoring a nice reverse layup with his left hand on a drive to the hoop. Finished the game with 13 points. He did not make any mid-range pull-ups in this particular contest, but showed this past high school season when opponents close out hard on him, he can make them at a solid rate. O’Hara also can make others better with his playmaking ability. Finds teammates effectively on drive and kicks for open treys and cuts to the basket for high percentage layups. Found a teammate for a three when penetrating into the paint, in addition to after the defense collapsed on him in the lane, hitting a teammate cutting down the lane for a floater Defensively, O’Hara understands the right times when to double the ball or come over from the help side. Had a nice play tipping the ball away for a steal from an opponent after coming over to double, leading to a layup for his team as time expired in the first half. He also made a quick rotation and took away the passing lane an opponent was trying to find a teammate through when they got dribble penetration, forcing them into a bad pass out of bounds.

Terrance Ward 6’5 Small Forward (Lake Braddock HS/Camp Team-Princeton): Ward looks ready to play a bigger role on his high school team this coming season. Has the ability to space the floor from deep when left open. Drained a long ball near the top of the key, becoming open after his defender made a hard overplay thinking Ward was going to hand the ball off to a teammate. He can also use long strides to get to the basket when driving from the perimeter. Had a nice blow by drive on an opponent to score an and-1 layup. Ward is aggressive on the offensive glass. Had three offensive boards in the contest, including two that were putback for layups. Finished the game with 10 points. Defensively, he does a good job using his length getting his hands on balls to cause havoc. Had a nice play plucking the ball away from an opponent in transition when they put it down going up for a layup. Ward got his hands on another ball, tipping it off an opponent out of bounds when he ran back hard after getting his shot blocked.

Yale vs Penn (Yale Win)

Kevin Nowoswiat 6’3 Shooting Guard (Unionville HS/Camp Team-Yale): Has a consistent shot from long range, making three-pointers proficiently when spotting up. Hit a trey from the wing after an opponent closed out too late when the ball was swung his way. Also showed some upside with making threes off the dribble, draining a pair of treys bringing the ball up when an opponent played him too far off, as well as when the defense had a complete miscommunication leaving him wide open. Nowoswiat also has a smooth mid-range pull-up in his arsenal. Hit a fifteen foot jumper in transition, pushing the ball after getting it from a teammate when they secured a rebound. While Nowoswiat did not hit any pull-ups in the halfcourt during this particular game, he showed this past high school season to make them effectively. Has good creation ability when making plays off the dribble for himself. Used a nice through the legs move to get by an opponent and score in the lane off a spin move, in addition to using a sharp in and out move to get by another opponent and finish at the rim for a layup. Also drew a shooting foul in the lane, attempting a jumper after driving past an opponent from a crossover spin move. Had 24 points in the contest. Nowoswiat has solid playmaking ability, finding teammates effectively for high percentage layups when pushing the ball ahead on the break, or on drive and dishes in the lane off dribble penetration. Caught the defense off guard when his team quickly inbounded the ball to him after an opponent’s made bucket, making a nice three quarters court baseball pass to a teammate cutting to the rim for a layup. Also used a crisp bounce pass when getting into the lane, finding a teammate next to the hoop who drew a shooting foul on a dunk attempt. Defensively, Nowoswiat has good instincts getting his hands on the ball and jumping into passing lanes, forcing steals at a solid rate. Had a pair of thefts, coming over from the help side to get his hands on the ball when an opponent put it down, in addition to taking the ball away from an opponent when they were weak with their handle. Also saved a bucket in transition, jumping into a passing lane for a steal when an opponent tried to hit someone cutting for a layup. Nowoswiat finished the game with four steals.

Dan Starkey 6’2 Shooting Guard (Wilmington Christian/Camp Team-Penn): Starkey has a quick trigger from beyond the arc, making three-pointers proficiently when spotting up. While he did not make any spot-up treys in this certain game, during the past high school season he proved to be particularly effective in this area. He showed upside in the contest shooting threes off the dribble. Hit a nice one dribble three when coming off a ball screen. Starkey gets into the lane at a consistent rate and scores effectively from the midrange, using his good burst off the dribble and smooth pull-up or floater. Drained a one dribble pull-up from the foul line when coming off a screen on a baseline out of bounds play, along with hitting a two dribble pull-up when penetrating in the halfcourt. While Starkey did not make any floaters during this particular game, they were an integral part of his offensive arsenal this past high school season. Finished the contest with 16 points. He also makes his presence felt on the glass, showing good intuition on where the ball will come off the rim to rebound at a solid rate. Pulled down five boards in the game.

Charles “Mac” Duross 5’11 Point Guard (George Mason HS/Camp Team-Penn): Duross does a nice job balancing scoring and facilitating. Has good form on his shot, making three-pointers effectively when spotting up or off the dribble. Nailed a long ball on a drive and kick from a teammate, in addition to hitting another one when an opponent went under a ball screen against him. Duross has solid creativity and quickness off the dribble, making it difficult for opponents to stay in front of him. He has nice touch on his floaters in the lane when bigs collapse on him. Used a sharp crossover on an opponent to get in the lane and score a soft floater. Scored 10 points in the game. Duross has good vision, finding teammates well out of ball screens, or swinging the ball quickly in the halfcourt to teammates for open threes. Had three assists in the contest, including a beautiful pocket pass out of a ball screen to a teammate for a layup. Defensively, he does a nice job using his quick hands, taking the ball away from opponents when they are weak with their handle. Had three thefts in the game, including ripping the ball from an opponent when they tried to use a behind the back move on him, as well as plucking the ball away from another opponent when they tried to drive by him.

Harvard vs Penn (Harvard Win)

A.J. Thomas 6’3 Shooting Guard (Georgetown Prep/Camp Team-Harvard): The southpaw has a consistent stroke from long range, making three-pointers effectively when spotting up or coming off screens. Complements his potent shooting ability nicely with a smooth pull-up jumper and floater. Hit a soft floater in the lane when an opponent collapsed on him. Thomas uses his strong frame and nice touch to finish well through contact at the rim. Had a pair of straight line drives to score layups through contact. Also finished an and-1 layup when running the floor hard in transition after a teammate secured a rebound. Had 18 points in the contest. Defensively, Thomas does a good job using his size and length when contesting opponents’ shots both in and outside the arc, forcing them into lower percentage attempts. Had a nice block on an opponent when they tried to shoot a floater over him in the lane. Also rotates well when moving over to the help side and is willing to put his body on the line to draw charges.

Northwestern vs Penn (Northwestern Win)

Nick Schroeder 6’2 Combo Guard (Nutley HS/Camp Team-Northwestern): Schroeder is a reliable floor spacer, making three-pointers at a good rate when spotting up or taking one or two dribbles to give himself a better angle. He is crafty with his moves around the rim, getting taller defenders up in the air to draw fouls or finish. On the opening tip he got into the lane after pushing the ball, using a jump stop and ball fake to get an opponent up in the air to score a layup. Had another nice play on a drive to the hoop, using an up and under move on an opponent to finish off the glass. Schroeder has good awareness on where defenders are coming from when driving down the lane. He got by an opponent on a blow by drive to score a layup off the glass, keeping the ball high so the help defender could not steal or deflect it when they were swiping at it. While he did not score any floaters in this particular game, he showed this past high school season that they are a consistent part of his offensive arsenal. Finished the game with 10 points. Schroeder is an improved playmaker, finding teammates well on drive and kick for open threes, or lob passes for high percentage dunks and layups. Defensively, he is adept at creating steals, ripping the ball from opponents if they are weak with their handle. Also is rarely out of position on his rotations at this end.

Thomas Cramer 6’3 Small Forward 2023 (Pennridge HS/Camp Team-Northwestern): Cramer is a solid three-point shooter both on the move or when spotting up. Drained a long ball from the top of the key when coming off a screen from the corner, in addition to hitting another trey when moving to an open spot in the corner after the defense had a miscommunication. Also nailed a spot up three on a drive and kick in transition after a teammate got a steal. Cramer has a quick first step off the dribble, allowing him to get to the basket effectively when opponents close out hard on him. Had a nice straight line drive on a defender to get all the way to the rim and finish an easy layup. He moves well without the ball. When his defender went to double a teammate of his in the post, he drew a shooting foul on a sharp cut to the basket. Had 17 points in the contest.

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