Akosa Maduegbunam Impressed At All-Star Game
Charlestown's Akosa Maduegbunam had an excellent showing at second annual MA & NH All-Star game. Maduegbunam showed us that he is an athletic guard that can knock down shots and can find his way to the rim. Maduegbunam is strong and incredibly quick with the potential to be an excellent finisher. What was most noticeable was the fact that he is clearly a much better shooter than a year ago. Maduegbunam is clearly a division 1 college prospect.
Javon Williams (Nashusa, NH) - Williams showed us again why we get excited when we see him play. Williams did it all again. He led the transition at an incredible speed, made some incredible passes, and showed us a smooth three point shot that he can make from extended range given the powerful body he has. If Williams can put the whole package together consistently he will find himself playing division 1 college basketball.
Adam Bramanti (Masconomet Regional, MA) - Bramanti is a talent that knows how to get it done in a variety of ways. The bottom line on this young man is that he has game. He can shoot the ball from beyond the arc but he has a very effective midrange game as well. Bramanti is a scholarship prospect and will surely have coaches in the gym this Spring and Summer.
Steve Haladyna (St. John's Prep, MA) - The day after scoring 28 points to lead St. John's Prep to the division 1 State Championship, Haladyna put on another good performance. Haladyna has a nose for the basketball that is second to none in Mass & NH High School basketball. Haladyna love to score points, and thus he gets it done in a variety of ways. Again he showed us that he is very active on the floor and is a winner. Haladyna will also have coaches watching his progress over the Spring and Summer.
Zach Karalis (North Andover, MA) - Karalis is a talented and long guard who has an exceptional stroke from behind the arc. Given that threat, Karalis is able to find his way into the paint to make plays for himself and his teammates. As a result, he continues to show us that he is a tough match-up for most guards.
Kenny Reed (Reading, MA) - Reed has a powerful body and great athleticsm. Reed showed us that he can use that athleticsm to create space and make shots off the dribble.
Kyle Lentini (North Reading, MA) - Lentini has a great body and is a physical basketball player that both attacks and protects the basket with a sense of purpose. Lentini can also score successfully around the basket and has the ability to step away from the basket.
Brad Holler (Bishop Guertin, NH) - Holler made several long range threes from well behind the arc. An improved Holler played with much passion showing us that he can find his way into the lane making plays for both himself and his teammates.