2016 Best of New England Showcase Recap

A very talented field of over 70 players showed up to Western New England University on Sunday to showcase their talents in front of a full house of college coaches representing some of the best programs in the region. Below are some of the standout players from the day.

Darrick Boyd (Lee Academy, 2016) – The stocky guard caught fire from the outside yesterday as well as used his strength to finish around the rim at will. He was able to make an impact in every aspect of the game and never took his foot off of the gas even as the day went on.

Nate Hobbs (St. John’s Prep, 2018) – The 6’1 guard showed incredible athletic ability throughout the entire day. He threw down 4 to 5 highlight dunks and was turning heads across the gym. Only a sophomore, Nate has some serious upside.

Anthony Kelly (Commonwealth Academy, 2018) – Another impressive sophomore, Anthony was able to score in a multitude of ways. The quick guard got into the paint at will where he was either finishing himself or getting wide open looks for his teammates.

Nicholas Guadarrama (Newington High School, 2017) – Standing at 6’5, Guadarrama may have been the most impressive forward in the field. He was able to make open shots consistently throughout the day as well as finish in transition with a few thunderous dunks. He is sure to be a standout player as a senior in Connecticut next year.

Devonte McCall (Amherst High School, 2016) – Another outstanding athlete, McCall was able to use his quickness to get into the lane and finish way above the rim. He also showed his ability to make outside shots and move well without the ball. He will be a great addition to whatever team he ends up on next year.

Brian Callahan (Pope Francis, 2016) – The local senior was aggressive throughout the entire day. He is a great rebounder and someone you can trust will give you his full effort every time he is on the court. Callahan was able to score in post-up situation as well as from the outside.

John Hernandez (SMSA, 2017) – This skilled wing showed he could do just about everything on the offensive end. His athletic ability combined with a polished skill set will make him someone to watch as he goes into his senior season.

Kendall Baldwin (Commonwealth Academy, 2017) – This smooth guard controlled the game when the ball was in his hands and was able to make plays for his teammates as well as get to the rim and score himself when needed.

Evan Curtin (Xavier High School, 2016) – A stretch 4 who really knows how to play was able to show how good of an addition he will be to whatever program he decides to join next season.

Liam Bell (Westbook High School, 2017) – Another stretch 4, Bell made shots throughout the day and was the first one to every loose ball. With a good body he has a very big upside.   

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