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  • Jared Exler

AAU Profiles-ASA Hoops

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

Duncan Bubar 6’5 Power Forward (Newton North HS): Bubar is a player who excels at playing in the paint both with his back to the basket and facing up. When he catches the ball in the post he has a nice hook shot that he likes to use in the mid-post. Has the ability to take his man off the dribble when facing up in the mid-post. While Bubar doesn’t shoot three-pointers at a high volume, he has shown he can make them when left open. Bubar is also a very good passer. Does a good job using his vision when catching the ball in the paint to find teammates cutting to the basket or spotting up for three-pointers. Defensively, he makes a solid impact rebounding the ball, consistently getting a body on his opponent to get proper position. Also does a good job of keeping his hands up straight when an opponent drives to the hoop to alter their shot and stay out of foul trouble. D3 schools in leagues like the CCC and NEWMAC should be keeping an eye on Bubar.

Max Hall 5’11 Combo Guard (Belmont Hill School): Hall is a shifty combo guard who can score in a variety of ways. The southpaw can make threes effectively both spotting up and on the move. Despite his size, Hall is still able to get in the lane at a good rate using his crafty ball handling ability. He has a very soft touch off the glass to go with a spin-move that he uses when an opponent cuts him off. While scoring is his forte, he also makes an effort to get his teammates involved both on drop-offs in the lane and throwing post feeds in advantageous spots for his big men. Hall can be counted on as a secondary playmaker in an offense. D3 schools in leagues like the CCC and NEWMAC should be tracking Hall.

Ryan Donahue 6’0 Point Guard (Boston Latin School): Donahue does a commendable job of balancing scoring and facilitating at the lead guard spot. Spaces the floor for his team from beyond the arc making threes a good rate particularly when spotting up. Donahue has a quick first step which he uses to get into the lane and finish creatively at the rim. Is a solid playmaker who makes his teammates better especially on drive and kicks and in transition. Defensively, Donahue has impressive instincts on when to jump into passing lanes for steals which helps his team get easy buckets. Also moves his feet well to limit opponents from getting into the lane against him. D3 schools in leagues like the CCC and LEC should be keeping tabs on Donahue.

Donte White Barboza 5’11 Combo Guard (Boston Green Academy): White Barboza is a player who takes tremendous pride on the defensive end. He loves to take on the challenge of guarding the other teams best perimeter player and has shown to do an effective job doing it. His very good lateral quickness forces opponents to have to work very hard to get past him. He also creates steals at a high rate both from picking off passes and plucking the ball away from opponents when they are loose with their handle. Offensively, he can hit three-pointers efficiently both spotting up and on the move. White Barboza also uses his strong frame to power through opponents getting to the rim where he is very effective finishing through contact. D3 schools in leagues like the LEC and MASCAC should be following White Barboza.

Jake Harrison 6’5 Wing (Boston Latin School): Harrison brings good size as a wing. He has a high release point on his shot, with good form keeping his elbow in which has helped him become the high level shooter that he is. Can make treys comfortably whether he is spotting up, coming off of screens, or shooting off the dribble. Complements his outside shooting with the ability to put the ball on the floor and drive by opponents on the perimeter to finish efficiently at the rim. Harrison can also play in the post at times where he backs down smaller defenders to finish with a soft touch off the glass. On the defensive end, he is an outstanding rebounder for his position, working hard to get advantageous position on his opponents as well as having an intense desire for the ball when it comes off the rim. Averaged over 10 rebounds per game this past high school season. Also does a very good job of picking his spots going for steals, taking advantage when opponents throw lazy passes near him. Harrison should be a priority recruit in D3 leagues like the CCC and NEWMAC.

Neruda Perdomo 6’0 Combo Guard (Kimball Union Academy): Perdomo is a combo guard who is a floor spacer from long range with his quick and compact shot. He keeps the mechanics on his form consistent each time he shoots, which gives the ball good rotation when it comes off his hand. Very good shooter specifically on catch and shoot attempts. Perdomo has a smooth floater in his arsenal that he uses in the lane when the bigs collapse on him. Also finishes at the rim on a solid rate where he likes to use finger rolls. Defensively, he is consistently in the right spots on his rotations both when denying passes and being in position for help defense. His strong body makes it difficult for opposing guards to get by him one on one. D3 schools in leagues like the CCC and LEC should be tracking Perdomo.

Josh Coffey 6’2 Wing (Norton HS): Coffey is an aggressive wing who can score in a multitude of ways. Makes the defense pay when they help off of him by making treys on drive and kicks at a good rate. Also has the ability to get to the rim when defenders guard him tightly where he is adept at using reverse layups. Coffey runs the floor hard in transition using his speed to get out ahead of opponents for easy buckets. Defensively, he is willing to do the dirty work whether that is battling with an opponent three inches taller than him for a rebound or putting his body on the line to take a charge. Also does a good job of anticipating where an opponent is going to throw a pass which helps him create steals for his team. D3 schools in leagues like the CCC and LEC should be checking out Coffey.

Sam Prudovsky 5’11 Point Guard (Newton South HS): Prudovsky is a floor general who is always looking to make his teammates better with his passing ability. He loves to get into the lane and probe defenses in order to create shots for others. Does a good job of facilitating in the halfcourt on drive and kicks in addition to hitting teammates in stride in transition for easy layups. While playmaking is his specialty, he has also shown that he can’t be left open from beyond the arc when the ball is swung his way. Prudovsky gives just as good an effort on the defensive end. He can play tight defense on opposing point guards making it difficult for them to get into their offense. Also understands the times when it is better to take risks going for steals or just play defense straight up. D3 schools in leagues like the CCC and LEC should be keeping an eye on Prudovsky.

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