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Lab Prep Recap: The Trail Blazers

Lab Prep Recap: The Trail Blazers

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Yesterday we took a look at the Warriors. Today we take a look at the Trail Blazers. We previewed Alex Berry last week, but the rest of the teams recaps can be found below:   Travis Mangual: A crafty ball handler and shot maker, Travis consistently showed the ability to make tough shots over bigger and stronger defenders. He is an excellent finisher with both hands, capable of making open threes and generally a dynamic playmaker for himself and his teammates.… READ MORE >

Lab Prep Recap: The Warriors

Lab Prep Recap: The Warriors

Posted Monday, July 15th, 2019

After spending the last few weeks recapping Lab Prep Camp with interviews, we now take a look at the Warriors. We already featured Will Chun, but the fellow Warriors can be found below:   AJ Ancient: The rising 7th grader is all arms and legs and makes an impact on both ends of the floor. He likes to push the ball and play at a high pace, always bringing the energy. Great shot maker in the half court and transition. Wants to facilitate… READ MORE >

Lab Prep Recap: Caleb Middleton

Lab Prep Recap: Caleb Middleton

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019

After featuring some of the guards and wings, we now take a look at the tallest player in the field, Caleb Middleton. Middleton can step out and shoot it at all three levels and has great size at 6'5+. He didnt go for ball fakes, blocked shots and rebounded well. Made some nices passes out of the high post and has a tight handle on the ball. We were able to sit down and talk Caleb at camp and learn… READ MORE >

Lab Prep Recap: Will Chun

Lab Prep Recap: Will Chun

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Out next Lab Prep recap looks at Will Chun, Chun was a breakout player back in March at the Junior Elite 75 showcase and continued his strong play all week long at camp. Chun is a lengthy ball handler who can create for himself or others. He is reletively new to basketball after growing up as a football player. He is making strides on both ends of the floor as well. He is an ultimate competitor who hates to lose… READ MORE >

Lab Prep Recap: Alex Berry

Lab Prep Recap: Alex Berry

Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

We continue our Lab Prep Camp recaps with 2024 guard Alex Berry. Berry is a solid leader with a very versatile game. He is well ahead of his years in terms of work ethic, basketball iq, mental makeup and has a consistent will to get better. Alex takes coaching well and continues to be one of the most coachable kids in the field. Reclassifying to 2024, Berry should be one to watch moving forward! We also sat down with Alex… READ MORE >

Lab Prep Recap: David Ayles

Lab Prep Recap: David Ayles

Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Our second recap from last week's Lab Prep Camp looks at Nobles & BABC guard David Ayles.    Ayles is a strong ball handler and hustle player. Always diving for loose balls and attacking the offensive and defensive glass. Younger cousin of former NMH standout Matt Dewolf, Ayles shows similar leadership tendencies as he is always setting the tone and leading by example. We also sat down with Ayles for an interview last week: Hooprootz: What is an area of… READ MORE >

Lab Prep Recap: Asad Syed

Lab Prep Recap: Asad Syed

Posted Monday, July 1st, 2019

Last week, the inagural Hooprootz Lab Prep camp took place. Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling players who stood out at camp! We start with Fessenden & PSA Cardinals combo guard Asad Syed. Syed is a really good downhill driver who can shoot it from all three levels. He excels in creating shots, and is an absolute force in ball screen situations. Asad was vocal and the team leader all week. With his want and desire to get… READ MORE >

#S16 Wing/Forward Standouts

Posted Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Earlier this week we recapped the guard play from last weekends #S16 in Connecticut. We now take a look at the wings and forwards who stood out.     6th 3D- Eddie Brivett- A big man who is mobile and active, Brivett was incredibly good at using his size in the post. He turned away a multitude of shots and was a force on the boards. His mobility and ability to keep up with play was one thing that stood… READ MORE >

#S16 Guard Standouts

#S16 Guard Standouts

Posted Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Last week's Super 16 took place at Conn College. 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade divisions were all under one roof. Today we will recap the guards while tomorrow we will look back at the wing and forward standouts.   5th  Expression-Elijah McNair- Mcnair is a pure scorer who despite being on the smaller side knows how to use his body to his advantage. He can score out to midrange and works hard on the defensive end to create turnovers… READ MORE >

Super 16 Preview

Super 16 Preview

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

This weekend, the best teams from across New England will gather at Connecticut College in New London CT for a chance at the Super 16 crown. This annual event on Memorial Day weekend gives us a first hand look at New England’s top talent, all at the same event. This year, the field is comprised of top notch programs from multiple different states. In the 5th grade division, local teams such as New Haven Heat, CT Select, and Connecticut Elite… READ MORE >

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