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The Weekend Report
The final weekend of the 2009 Fall Exposure season saw Boyshoopscout follow the Prep All Stars
Elite Camp series to Boston, MA for what would prove to be perhaps the largest and most talent
laden camp of the season. The Saturday camp concluded a five straight weekend stint that has
seen boyshoopscout cover 7 events and more than 8000 miles, seeing more than 1500 players
participate. *** A note to college coaches. In addition to our regular weekend reports,
boyshoopscout will be putting out a Fall Camp Report that lists the top prospects by level and be
targeted via our email list to schools throughout the nation.
We knew the Boston event was going to be special as more than 360 players registered for the
event. The locale also had it's own unique appeal ,as Basketball City is located in downtown
Boston right next to the Boston Garden. It is a unique concept in that they have taken the top level
of a parking garage, placed two large bubbles over it, put nice wood flooring down and created six
beautiful indoor courts. The coaches that Prep All Stars employs to work the events are high
school or college level coaches from the surrounding area. The coaches in Boston did an
exceptional job considering the number of players in attendance. They were alert, coaching the
whole time and handled the hectic pace with ease.
Usually this report does not concern itself with the coaches coaching the events but one guy made
an impression on boyshoopscout. I felt he should be mentioned for the lesson he brought home
by his actions. The coach in question established a Prep All Stars first, as he came dressed in a
suit and tie. I will not mention his name because I do not want to embarrass him even though he
should not be embarrassed at all. He sent a great message to everyone in attendance and it is
that message I want to point out. The guy coached and officiated all day in his coat and tie, never
even taking the coat off. It's a long day and these guys work hard, they coach one game, and then
the very next game ,they alternate and referee, this goes on for about five hours straight. While he
perhaps did not get the memo that casual attire would be okay for an event like this,
Boyshoopscout applauds his professionalism. The fact that he most likely heard some other
coaches snickering, yet stuck to his principles, not giving in to the status quo, again spoke volumes
about the character of this young man. One of the pet peeves I have with many coaches in
season, is the way they dress for games to coach their teams. In the various supervisory roles I
have had in high school, college and professional programs, I have always required my coaches
on every level to wear a tie, sport jacket with a collared shirt or sweater or a combination of both
for their games. I feel when a coach does that, it sends a message to his or her team that this is
special, this is not practice, it is for real, it is the game. You care enough about your team to show
up looking your best. It also sends a message to the fans, boosters and administration that you
care about your position and consider it an honor to represent that institution. Yes our suit guy
may have gone a little to the extreme with a coat and tie for an exposure event but I would rather
see a coach dressed like that than like a slob with jeans and a t-shirt. If I was looking to hire an
assistant, I would have offered the guy an interview on the spot just because of the way he
presented himself. Congrats to the "Suit Guy" on a job well done.
Now on to the real story, the players. With the immense talent that was at this camp. I did not feel a
mere Top 10 would do justice for this event so I have expanded the report to include a first team
and second team All Boston, along with a fairly extensive honorable mention list. We gave
credence to upperclassman when compiling this list because those are the kids the colleges are
looking to recruit right now.
Please Note - A Junior Elite Report from Boston will be added to this report later in the week.
Prep All Stars Boston Elite Camp
1st Team All Boston
Clayton Palmer 6'8" 2011 4/5 -MT. Anthony Union, Bennington, VT - This young
man may be the top "Sleeper" of all the kids I have seen this Fall. He is a thick 4/5 close to 270 lbs
or more yet he is fairly athletic. He dunks off a vertical, he rebounds strong, he has a nice touch
out to 18'. His potential is boundless. I sent three kids 6'7" or taller off of my high school team to
play Division I ball last season and this kid is better than two of them right now. He is a definite high
D2 level player but with a little more conditioning work can and will be low to mid major prospect. He
is from a small school and right now only has a couple of letters from D3 schools. I got a feeling
that is going to change in a hurry.
Patrick Aristhene 6'4" Unsigned Senior 2-3 - Holy Trinity HS, Hicksville, NY
A very athletic long wing, really gets out on the break well and defends smaller guards full court,
his long wing span and quickness causes havoc on the defensive end. Attacks the rim off the
dribble well and has good bounce. Strong, rebounds from the guard spot. Has a good 3 point shot
and excellent mid-range game. Understands the game well. A high D2 kid with low to mid major
athleticism. NEAC and CAA schools should give him a solid look.
Cesar Castro 6'0 Unsigned Senior PG - Chelsea HS, Chelsea MA
One of , if not the best unsigned senior point guard I have seen all Fall. A thick strong kid who
goes left or right, attacks the rim looking to dish and is a great defender. The bonus with this guy is
you get some incredible shooting range. He can flat out shoot the rock, he has NBA range, yet
seems to understand the right time to take it. I saw him go for 3-4 one game from very very deep. I
saw kids go D1 last year who could not hold a candle to this young man. He has some D2 offers
but none that he is sold on, he is open and will be a steal for any D2 program, but if you are low to
mid major still looking, I am not sure you are going to find a better unsigned senior, he can play at
Ken Ibizugbe - 6'4" 2011 1-2 Methuen HS, Methuen, MA
A very athletic long combo guard. He is very fundamental to go along with his athleticism. Attacks
the rim with a great first step, is a strong finisher, sees the floor well and handles the ball well. Is
strong enough to defend bigger players but quick enough to defend smaller guards. Will be a
great post up guard at the next level. Has an excellent mid-range game with good mechanics and
nice ball fake, one dribble moves for the pull up. A low to mid major D1 talent.
Paul Fahey - 6'5" 2011 2-3 Catholic Memorial, West Roxbury, MA
A 2- 3 with good ball handling skills and an excellent first step, plays smart and fundamental but
pretty athletic as well. Shoots the ball well and seemed to have good range. A D2 level player now
who with added ball handling work could grow into a nice low to mid major prospect.
2nd Team All Boston
Armand Menegay 6'5" 2011 3-4 Wellesley HS, Wellesley, MA
A long athletic 3-4 with shooting range out to the 3 point line. Attacks hole hard and works hard,
not afraid to get physical.
Tyrese Hoxter - 6'3" 2012 2-3 South Boston HS, Boston, MA
A long athletic guard who attacks the hole very hard, has a good jump shot and is an excellent
defender. This young man is a low to mid major right now with a chance to go higher with further
Victor Joshua - 6'2" 2012 PG Hamden Hall Country Day, Hamden, CT
A great skilled, very athletic point guard who has D1 skills. Gets to hole very well, runs a team well,
great jump shot, understands game and how to get people the ball. A low to mid major with a
chance to go higher.
Joshua Oliver 6'7" Unsigned Senior 4/5 - N. Brookfield HS, Brookefield,
MA - A long, fairly athletic 4-5 who runs the floor well, gets to the hole with nice 1 to 2 dribble
moves facing up or with back to basket and rebounds the ball very well. A nice D2 pickup.
Sinclair Lewis 5'9" 2012 PG Bristol Central, Bristol, CT. (Tie)
A very solid younger PG who plays older. An excellent defender with lightning quick hands and
feet. Great ball handler, quarterbacks a team well, has a great first step and ability to turn the
corner, knows when to finish or dish. Nice jump shot and not afraid of contact. If he continues to
develop he could be special.
Thomas McDonald - 6'3" Unsigned Senior - SG Cushing Academy,
Ashburnham, MA - (Tie) An excellent shooter with good size and great 3 point range.
Handles the ball well enough to play some point. Understands the game and is a solid defender.
Has a nice first step and gets to the hole. An excellent D2 signing.
Bradley LeBlanc 6'6" Unsigned Senior 4-5 - Danvers HS, Danvers, CT
Carlos Bermudez 5'4" 2012 PG Cathedral HS, Boston, MA
Patrick Talentino 6' 2012 PG St. Johns, Shrewsbury, MA
Nathaniel Anderson 6'5" 2013 3-4 New Mission HS, Dorchester, MA
Terrel Correla 6'7" 2013 Nantucket HS, Nantucket, MA
Angel Castro 5'9" 2013 Methuen HS, Metheun, MA
Jeff Ravelo 6' 2012 Combo East Boston HS, Boston, MA
John Williamson 6' Unsigned Senior PG Littleton HS, Littleton, MA
Tom McElmury 5'11" 2012 Combo Narragansett HS, Baldwinville, MA
Christian Woodson 6' Unsigned Senior Brookline HS, Brookline, MA
Michael Sullivan 5'10" 2011 PG St. Johnsbury Academy, St Johnsbury, MA
Michael Swanson 6'6" 2011 4/5 Londonderry HS, Londonderry, NH
Jeff Bielefield 6'4" Unsigned Senior 3-4 Littleton HS, Littleton, MA
Nicholas Tarrantino 6'5" 2013 Dedham, HS, Dedham, MA
Chris Farrow 5'7" 2012 PG Billerica HS, Billerica, MA
Greg Reinhold 6'4" Unsigned Senior 3-4 South Portland HS, South Portland, MA
John Lopes 6'2" 2011 SG Mashpee HS, Mashpee, MA
Christopher Gaynor 6'3" 2012 3-4 King Thomas HS, Stamford, CT
Jason Jovic 6'4" 2013 4-5 Archbishop Malloy, Briarwood, NY
Tyler Eliot 6'4" 2012 Shelton HS, Shelton, CT
Raheem Robinson 5'10" 2013 PG East Hartford, East Hartford, CT
Stephen Edmonds 5'8" 2012 PG Attleboro, HS, Attleboro, MA
Cyrel Lopes-Norwood 6'4" 2011 2-3 Central HS Springfield, MA
Seamus Cassidy 6'2" 2012 SG Winchester HS, Winchester, MA
Malcom Allgood 6'5" 2012 New London HS, New London, CT
Steven Vicidomino 6'2" Combo St. John's HS, Shrewsbury, MA
Christian Perry 6'3" Unsigned Senior 2-3 Brookline HS, Brookline, MA
Chris Mendes 5'10" 2013 PG Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
Michael Dougert 5'9" 2012 PG Northfield HS, Mount Herman, MA
Neph Carmona 6'3" 2011 3-4 Georgetown HS, Georgetown, MA
Shakeel Simmons 6'2" 2011 Combo Brentwood HS, Brentwood, NY
Tyler Hespeler 6'3" 3-4 Ledyard HS, Ledyard, CT
Jeff Amazan 6'4" 2011 SG East Boston HS, Boston, MA
Evin Matted 6'5" 2011 3-4 Hartford HS, Hartford, CT
Christopher Ewing 6'1" Combo Birghton HS, Brighton, CT
|Stay Tuned to
upcoming Spring and
|Prep All Stars CEO, Shaun Wiseman
addresses a packed house at Basketball City
in Boston on Saturday.
|Former Univ of Missouri, assistant coach, Lane
Odom provides instruction to players on what
college coaches are looking for. Odom has over
25 years of experience in Division I basketball. It
is this type of quality staffing that makes Prep All
Stars the best in the business.
|The "Suit Guy" gave those in attendance a good
lesson on professionalism
|6'8" Clayton Palmer was one of many
players on Saturday who took a great step
toward getting their college education
paid for with basketball