Canadian Standouts At National Prep Showcase
NEW HAVEN, CT–Déjà vu at the National Prep Showcase in Connecticut.
Nike Global Challenge, AAU, Junior National Team and here with Brewster Academy; San Diego State commit, Kevin Zabo has always risen to the occasion and never disappointed. He’s the type of player that fills voids by providing whatever the team is missing.
Kevin Zabo is back at it in his senior year at Brewster Academy. Last year he lit up the scoreboard with perimeter shooting and today we witnessed him dominate while displaying a strong penetration game that Kiski defenders were not able to stop.
Zabo and teammate Isaac Copeland (Georgetown Commit) had game highs of 18 points each. Zabo had an efficient night on 6/8 from the field. He positioned himself well to contribute on the glass, snatching six rebounds to go with his three assists.
His level of production and value on any team is greatly attributed to him being assertive and always looking to make an impact.
This type of mentality has yet to be seen in Rayon Miller, who has been playing exceptionally well for Bridgton Academy. What he’s got to understand is that this team doesn’t have as many scoring options as there was when he was with D’Youille last year.
While using a reliable mid range jumper and smooth floater in paint, Miller put up 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in last night’s loss to St. John’s NW Military Academy. This season Miller will be looked at to be one of the go to guys on this squad and will need to accept and take on the responsibility as a primary scorer.
He is capable of putting together 20 points a game and still load up on assist numbers, it’s just a matter of looking to score first and then checking options from there.
One 2017 Canadian prospect that has seamlessly…ok almost seamlessly made the transition to his prep school is Jerome Desrosiers. Admittedly so, he started the tournament a little nervous and shaky, but those nerves were gone after his first dunk on the fast break.
His Northfield Mount Hermon team is deep and complete at each position, so the fact that he is getting a hearty chunk of minutes against strong competition will be great for his development.
Northfield Mount Hermon currently has a potent 2015 guard/forward Aaron Falzon who Jerome’s game resembles and will model after, by graduation.
In his graduating year, Jake Babic has shown a step forward in his explosiveness and ability to create for teammates and himself off the dribble; this goes well with a consistent three point shooting percentage.
This is a major year for Babic to add muscle and have his body D1 ready.
Day 3 is under way and we will be waiting to see recent Marquette commit Marial Shayok for the first time since the summer.