Mass Elite and Boston Warriors hold college showcase

WALTHAM, Mass. – Mass Elite and the Boston Warriors teamed up for a college showcase at Brandeis on Thursday night. About 60 kids gathered in the gym to work out in front of a number of college coaches. The event was well-run and went according to schedule.

Naturally, guards carried the play during games, but big men got their chances to show what they can do extensively during some drills to get the evening going. With that, we take a look at some who stood out on the evening.

Brendan Bouthilette (Jr. PG, Billerica (MA) High)     The well-built guard had a nice evening, as he was dangerous in transition as usual whether finishing or finding a teammate. While only a plus athlete, he got in the lane a fair amount, has looked solid often and has a nice feel for the game.

Ben Crawford (6’4″ Jr. SF, Framingham (MA) Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School)     A power wing, the lefty battled inside at times and was more successful in close than on the perimeter. He was good in transition and also got a stickback, and was in more plays inside than out.

Charlie Crockett (6’9″ Jr. PF-C, Norwood (MA) Brooks School)     Probably the best prospect in the gym, he appears to have made nice progress since the fall. He has a solid post body that can still get better, and he’s pretty mature physically. Working on going to his left and finishing with the left (off) hand have been points of emphasis, and it showed as he did both successfully a couple of times. In addition, he showed a little touch from outside in drills, made a nice pass out of the post to a cutter for a layup and ran the floor pretty well a couple of times.

Kareem Davis (5’10” Jr. PG, Danvers (MA) St. John’s Prep)     A small point guard, he has a relatively mature body and battled all night as he took a fair amount of contact. The lefty is quick and capable of making plays for himself and others at the offensive end.

Kyle Doucette (6’7″ Jr. PF, Lynn (MA) Classical HS)     One of the better frontcourt prospects at the event, he has a good frame and a body that has some filling out to do. Active inside, he finished with his left (off) hand, got a stickback of his own miss, was quick off his feet and often in the mix for rebounds and finished with contact.

Andrew Jacob (6’0″ Jr. PG-SG, Needham (MA) Tabor Academy)     Well-built guard drove and scored a couple of times, including with contact and once with a bank shot from just outside the paint. A left-hander, he hit from long range but that doesn’t look like his forte.

Karlens Joas (6’3″ Jr. SG, Malden (MA) Catholic HS)     A talented and athletic guard, he played with a good deal of confidence. A plus athlete, his body is developing and he made plays in close, driving and dunking in traffic one time and getting a stickback in transition another time.

Shayan Kazmi (5’10” Sr. PG, Southboro (MA) Algonquin Regional HS)     A point guard with a mature body, he impressed by how hard he competed at both ends. Also a good student, he took contact and kept playing, hitting from mid-range and making plays for others.

Hasten Kearse (6’2″ Jr. SF, Dorchester (MA) Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS)     There’s some potential in him, but it doesn’t come out consistently. That was true on this evening, as there were stretches you hardly noticed him, then plays like a nice mid-range shot or a pass to a cutter that show you the potential he has.

Connor MacIsaac (6’6″ Jr. PF, Malden (MA) Catholic HS)     He’s been bothered by a bum ankle of late, so he was a bit off his game on Wednesday night. Still, his body can fill in a bit more and he showed some of his tools at the offensive end that allow a team to use him in a couple of different ways in their offense.

Eric McCord (6’7″ Jr. PF-C, Westford (MA) Academy)     Well-built post player has a good frame and at times showed some good post defense. He has a fairly mature body and showed well in some of the drills before the games got going.

Brian Mukasa (5’10” Sr. PG, Sharon (MA) High)     This lefty floor leader has a body that is more mature and a game that continues to become more well-rounded. He showed some good range on his jumper, including a nice pull-up one time, finished a tough shot and also showed he can go to his right. Next year will be a post-graduate year at the St. Andrew’s School.

Jaehmar Paul (5’10” Jr. PG, Belmont (MA) High)     A well-built point guard, he’s strong and has above-average quickness, both of which he put to good use. He got in the lane often, and used his body to ward off defenders about as much as he used quickness to get by them.

Cam Seeley (6’7″ Jr. PF-C, Foxboro (MA) High)     An unspectacular forward, he got his share of rebounds and ran the floor. The offense is a bit of an unknown since he didn’t get many good chances, but his body still has some filling out to go.

Eric Sellew (6’6″ So. PF, Concord (MA) Concord-Carslisle HS)     There’s some good upside in this promising forward, as he ran the floor well and has a body that can fill out more. In the drills, he didn’t stand out, but had his moments, and he’ll be worth watching as he develops.

Terrel Williams (6’3″ So. SG, Bridgewater (MA) Bridgewater-Raynham HS)     A baby physically, he’s very much a “potential” player and showed flashes of it. His body has a long way to go, but the lefty has a good frame to fill out. He’s also blessed athletically and should get a boost from added strength, and took advantage of some transition chances.

Izaiah Winston-Brooks (6’2″ So. SG, Barnstable (MA) High)     A promising young guard, he has a good body and was in a lot of plays. On the down side, he was careless with the ball a few times, so he’ll need to improve the overall ball skills.

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