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Class of 2018 MIAA Preseason Players To Watch List

The Class of 2018 is loaded with talent and look for some of these players to lead their teams to a state title run. 6’6 F Chris Doherty is the obvious front runner for top Sophomore in the MIAA. But don’t be surprised if 6’4 G Brycen Goodine puts up record breaking numbers, as he leads Bishop Stang to a title run.

Class of 2018

 

6’4 Brycen Goodine(Bishop Stang) First, let’s start with the frame, as at 6-5 with long arms and a wiry frame, Goodine has basically a prototypical body for an NBA guard. But it’s more the skill set he has that is so intriguing. Goodine has the skills of a guard on the floor and can guard multiple positions. Goodine is our Preseason breakout player of the year.

6’1 Paul Durkee( Shrewsbury High) Durkee can flat out shoot it from all over the floor. He can score in bunches and has a knack of driving in gaps and facilitating to teammates.

6’9 Tommy Oneil(St Johns Prep) The biggest improvement here has to be in his body. At 6-9 with a 7-1ish wingspan, Oneil always had the frame to be play at the highest level. He’s a tremendously talented offensive player who has always been able to score at all three levels due to his soft touch.

5’10 Tenahj Pettway(Central Catholic) His biggest strength right now is his ability to shoot. His athleticism and first step are also pretty strong, and it allows him to attack closeouts well on offense and slow down opposing slashers on defense.

 6’6 Chris Doherty(Marlboro High)- At 6-6 with long arms, he’s a good shot-blocker who has good timing and pretty solid explosiveness. Above all, his motor is absolutely top-notch and you can trust him to never quit on a play or on a ball. Doherty is the top returning sophomore in the state.

6’4 Kenneth Araujo(Fenway High) First and foremost, he is an elite rebounder that has good fundamentals in boxing out opponents and has good hands that he can trust to come down with the ball. Look for Araujo to put Fenway High School on the map this season