Boston’s Top 40: Recap

Boston’s Best 40 took place at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston; over 100 players from grades 5th- 10th took part in the summer’s ending events.  The 3 point foundation (Andrew Mirken) assembled some of the best staff in the country, Anthony Gurley (UMass Boston) Kyle Casey (Harvard University) Dennis Clifford (Boston College) Corey Lowe (Boston University) just to name a few.  The one day clinic started with drill stations which where intense from start to finish.  Then there was a brief staff vs. staff game that brought the campers to their feet, followed by games and an all-star game.  These are the players that stood out during the course of the camp.

Theo Zidor 2017 (Everett HS) – The 6-foot-6 front court player seems to be coming into his own. Zidor has showed improvements scoring around the basket with a soft touch. A very mobile big man with great hands. Looks to be growing since the last time we saw him. The ceiling is high for this prospect and many attendees walked away impressed

Javon Taylor 2017 (Beaver Country Day) – The recent Providence College commit showed off his scoring ability during the all-star where he was also relentless on defense. Taylor stands at 6-foot-3 now but expects this guard to not grow physically but also his skills on the court.

Ulyen Coleman 2017 6’5 Combo guard Coleman shot well from the outside. Coleman also impressed with his ability to create off the dribble.

Jakigh Dottin & Daniel Rhyner (2017 CR&L) – The pick roll tandem will be teaming up a lot the next three years for the Falcons. Dottin, an explosive lead guard who has shown a vast improvement in distributing the ball and making high level plays. Looking more confident in taking a pull up jumper but his bread and butter is his ability to attack the basket at will. Rhymer at 6-foot-5 is bruiser who is built like a defensive end. Daniel has a great motor, beats his opponent to the spot and physical style of play that allows him to dominate on the boards.

Shyheim Hicks 2017 (Commonwealth Academy) – Hicks, a combo guard who is dangerous in the open floor. Has always been known to score in bunches but on this afternoon Hicks was playing the role of a distributor. Shyheim was able to find the open teammate and make the right plays.

David Mitchell 2018 (Belmont Hill) – Mitchell, who stands at 6-foot-3 and plays with a silky smooth style. One of the top prospects in his class who has sneaky athleticism and a shot that looks fluent from the mid-range. Mitchell is one to keep an eye on

Julian Mincey 2018 6’9 and continues to develop his skill set. Mincey has a great deal of potential, but needs to work on his conditioning. Mincey showed the ability to efficiently use his size in the paint.

Isiah Gaiter 2018 6’2 G very aggressive attacking the basket and also showed the ability to defend at a high level. Gaiter is an elite athlete with tons of potential.

Kyle Rocker 2020 One of the best shooters in the class, Rocker has great range on his jumper and has gotten a lot better on the defensive end. During the event he showed he could put the ball in the basket, a great IQ with good size for his age group.

Preston Murphy 2021 New to the circuit the young Murphy showed that he was hear to stay, showed that he has a high ceiling. During drills he showed the separation from him and his peers by going full speed in all drills.   Once the games started the lights came on and Murphy displayed why he is one of the best 2021 point guards in the northeast.