Suburban One League Eyecatchers
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Matt Campione 6’2 Shooting Guard 2023 (Pennridge HS): Campione has a soft stroke from beyond the arc, needing very little time and space to get his shot off. He makes three-pointers at a solid rate on standstill attempts. Has a nice pull-up in the mid-range, and with his good elevation, he is able to make them on heavy contests from defenders. Also is effective with his mid-range pull-up when attacking closeouts in the halfcourt or pushing the ball on the break. Campione is a solid off-ball cutter. He creates high percentage layup opportunities for himself, showing good instincts to find openings in the defense or making sharp backdoor cuts when an opponent overplays him on the perimeter
Bernie Parent 6’2 Point Guard 2022 (Council Rock North HS): Parent gets into the lane productively with a good change of pace on his ball handling moves. When opponents collapse on him in the lane, he has a soft pull-up and floater as part of his in-between game. Finishes proficiently around the rim with a soft touch high off the glass and can finish through contact with his strong frame. Parent can also hit open spot-up three-pointers when the ball is swung to him on the perimeter. He is a good playmaker as well, finding teammates in the halfcourt for open treys on drive and kicks or layups from drop-offs in the lane.
Dom Vacchiano 6’1 Wing 2024 (Wissahickon HS): Vacchiano stretches the floor effectively from deep. He has solid mechanics on his shot, making three-pointers proficiently when spotting up. Vacchiano moves well without the ball. Does a nice job creating high percentage layup opportunities for himself with quick cuts to the hoop, finding openings when the defense does not properly rotate. Also shows flashes of being able to put the ball on the floor and hit pull-up jumpers in the mid-range. Defensively, Vacchiano creates steals at a good rate. He makes quick rotations jumping into passing lanes for steals if an opponent isn’t careful with their pass.
Kirby Mooney 6’2 Shooting Guard 2024 (William Tennent HS): Mooney needs to be accounted for from long-range, making treys proficiently off the catch. When opponents close out hard on him on the perimeter, he can put the ball on the floor and score in the lane with a floater. Mooney is also a creative finisher around the rim for layups with his good body control. He makes his presence felt in transition, having good end to end speed after pulling down a rebound to create high percentage layup opportunities for himself.
Joe Larkins 5’9 Point Guard 2022 (North Penn HS): Larkins gets into the paint effectively and pushes the ball up quickly on the break with his good burst and speed. He finds others well for open three-pointers in the halfcourt on drive and kicks or high percentage finishes in transition from pinpoint passes to streaking teammates. Opponents cannot go under ball screens against Larkins because of his ability to make pull-up three-pointers. Also has the ability to make standstill treys when he is left open. Defensively, Larkins moves well laterally, limiting opposing point guards from getting by him with straight line drives. He also uses his quick hands to create steals, taking the ball away from opponents when they are not strong with the ball.
Sean Curley 6’1 Combo Guard 2023 (Neshaminy HS): Curley is a consistent floor spacer from beyond the arc. He has a high release point on his shot and can make treys off movement or on standstill attempts at a good rate. Gets into his fluid pull-up well in the mid-range with a sharp crossover move or when an opponent closes out too hard on him from the perimeter. Curley also makes good reads in the halfcourt as a playmaker, finding teammates for open three-pointers from drive and kicks when an opponent collapses on him in the lane. Defensively, he is consistently in the correct spots on his rotations when one pass away or coming over from the weak side.
Jayson Bonnet 6’4 Wing 2022 (Souderton Area HS): Bonnet is a very good shooter from long-distance with his quick release. He makes three-pointers on the move or when spotting up. Also has the ability to take opponents off the dribble with his solid burst and finish reliably around the rim with his explosiveness. Bonnet creates high percentage layup opportunities for himself by being aggressive on the offensive glass and making quick cuts to the basket at the right times. He makes a concerted effort to box out on the defensive glass, limiting opponents from getting second chance opportunities.
Gavin Holloran 5’10 Point Guard 2022 (Council Rock South HS): Holloran is a terrific three-point shooter. He is comfortable making treys both spotting up and when coming off screens. Has a good shot fake, allowing him to get into the mid-range for his smooth pull-up. Holloran is also a good playmaker, finding cutting teammates with pinpoint passes in the halfcourt for high percentage layups. Also has solid vision on the break, rewarding teammates for running the floor hard with on-target push-ahead passes that result in finishes around the rim. Defensively, he has good instincts jumping into passing lanes when an opponent telegraphs his pass, collecting steals at a solid rate.
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