ZGXL I Report Part Two
Max Majerle 6’4 Shooting Guard 2022 (Brewster Academy): Majerle is an excellent shooter from beyond the arc with compact form and deep range. The southpaw makes three-pointers off movement, on pull-ups, or when spotting up. When opponents close out hard on him to take away his potent outside shot, he can score in other ways. Majerle can put the ball on the floor and finish with a soft floater in the paint or score at the rim with good body control and touch. Also uses his leaping ability to finish above the rim with space in transition for two-hand slam dunks.
Liam Kennelly 5’11 Point Guard 2023 (Rise Above Basketball/Millbrook School): Kennelly is a terrific passer. Gets into the lane effectively with a sharp crossover move. In the half-court, he finds teammates for cutting layups or drop-off finishes around the rim. Kennelly rewards teammates for running the floor hard on the break with precise hit-ahead passes for layups. While he looks to get others involved first, he is also a capable shooter from long range. Makes treys on standstill attempts or when pulling up. Defensively, Kennelly creates steals well. Uses active hands and good reflexes to constantly be around the ball in passing lanes.
TJ Henaghen 6’8 Power Forward 2023 (Black Bear North/Williston Northampton): Henaghen is a reliable floor spacer from deep. Hits three-pointers at a good rate on the move or when spotting up. Has solid pick and pop potential at the next level. Henaghen can get to his smooth mid-range pull-up when attacking closeouts. Also is a capable scorer on the block with a soft jump-hook. He has a nice feel for when to cut to the basket, creating high percentage finishing opportunities for himself. Hengahen uses solid explosiveness, timing, and verticality to block shots as a primary or weak-side defender. Also, has the mobility sliding his feet to effectively switch on wings.
Alex Doin 6’3 Wing 2023 (Adirondack Wild/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake HS): Doin cannot be left open from long distance. He has a quick release, needing very little time and space to get his shot off. Makes treys at a solid rate on standstill attempts, off movement, or when pulling up. Plays well within the flow of his team’s offense, rarely taking ill-advised attempts. While shooting from beyond the arc is Doin’s bread and butter, he shows flashes of being able to attack closeouts for soft floaters in the paint. Also moves well without the ball. When defenders overplay him on the perimeter, he makes well-timed cuts to create high percentage layup opportunities for himself.
Chance Morrish 6’2 Combo Guard 2022 (Pro Level Titans/St. Francis Prep): Morrish regularly gets into the paint with his shifty crossover or subtle change of pace moves. Scores well around the rim using his soft touch off the glass and propensity for finishing through contact. Is a threat from beyond the arc. Opponents cannot go under ball screens against him as he hits pull-up three-pointers effectively. Morrish makes spot-up treys at a good rate while showing flashes of draining them on step-backs as well. Also is a solid passer, finding teammates for dump-off layups when defenders collapse on him in the lane.
Noah Toussaint 6'1 Combo Guard 2023 (Boys 2 Men/Long Island Lutheran): Toussaint is a consistent floor spacer from long-range with good mechanics on his shot. Makes three-pointers at a solid rate off the catch. Also shows in spurts the ability to hit treys when pulling up. Gets into the lane when exploding off ball screens or attacking closeouts. When bigger defenders collapse on Toussaint in the paint, he can score with a soft floater or turnaround jumper. Also does a nice job finding teammates in the half-court for open spot-up threes on drive and kicks.
Liam Geraghty 6’0 Combo Guard 2023 (BCRI/Old Rochester Regional HS): Geraghty is a good three-point shooter. He makes treys effectively on standstill attempts. Gets into the lane well when attacking closeouts or using a sharp crossover move to create for himself and others. Geraghty finishes proficiently around the rim through contact. Also is a good half-court passer in the paint. Finds teammates for open spot-up threes or high percentage drop-off layups. Defensively, he is consistently in the correct spots on his rotations when one pass away or coming over from the weak side.
Myles Blackley 6’3 Wing 2025 (Unity Legends/Summit HS): Blackley is an impressive outside shooter who can get hot in a hurry. He has a quick release with range well beyond the arc. Makes three-pointers at a solid rate off movement or when spotting up. Blackley shows playmaking ability in spurts on ball screens, finding teammates rolling to the bucket for high percentage layup opportunities. Also understands the times when to make an extra pass to a teammate for a better look than one he initially had. Defensively, Blackley uses his length effectively to force opponents into lower percentage attempts when contesting their perimeter shots.