75 academically driven basketball players descended upon Baruch College in the heart of New York City for PSB’s Academic Showcase Camp on May 12th.
Players came from Virginia, Indiana, California, North Carolina, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to showcase their abilities to the many college coaches on staff and in attendance.
The staff for this academic camp consisted of coaches from Williams College, Middlebury College, NYU, Carnegie Mellon University, Washington & Lee University, John Jay College, Hamilton College, Bowdoin College, Babson College and Wesleyan University.
These are some of the top academic institutions in the country.
The players had the unique opportunity to be coached by college coaches and participate in college-level skill work, drills and breakdowns.
PSB Academic Showcases pride themselves on being a learning experience and an opportunity to improve, not just a chance to play games.
Brian Kenyon – Long Island Lutheran – Long Island, NY
Kenyon hails from one of the top high school programs in the country. His toughness and competitiveness coupled with his shot making ability made him a standout at camp.
Sam Wise – John Handley HS – Winchester, VA
Sam Wise can really handle the ball at 6’4”. He has a great feel for the game and makes others around him better. He can defend multiple positions and you can play him at the point.
Jake Bertolini-Felice – Panther Creek HS – Cary, NC
The wing from Cary, NC had a great weekend. Jake is strong, long and not afraid to mix it up. Jake can do a bit of everything and is a high-level prospect.
Bryce Nash – Trinity Pawling – Norwood, NJ
Nash is a bouncy forward that can step out and shoot it. Bryce competed hard throughout the entire day.
Eric Jerge – Munster HS – Munster, IN
Eric Jerge played well throughout the day and was the talk of many coaches. Jerge makes up for his size with quickness and phenomenal court vision.
Dom Laffitte – Leman Prep – New York, NY
DOMinated the 5 on 5 half court execution segment – leading his team to the championship victory. Dom has elite athletic ability and is one of the best rebounding guards you will see.
Spencer Curto – Iona Prep – Bronxville, NY
Curto shot the ball very well early in the day. He displayed great communication and leadership through breakdowns and stations.
Other Top Performers
Zach Hayn – Xaverian HS – New York, NY
David Grady III – Brooklyn Law and Tech – Brooklyn, NY
Nick Guasta – North Hunterdon HS – Lebanon, NJ
Pete Baron – Chaminade HS – Fort Salonga, NY
Brett Bischoping – Suffield Academy – Palo Alto, CA
Michael Dixon – Friends Seminary – Brooklyn, NY
Rodney Summers – New York, NY
Henry Leiber – Friends Seminary – Brooklyn, NY
Miles Somerville – Georgetown Prep – Bethesda, MD
Players Invited on College Visits
Following the conclusion of camp, many of the standouts from camp had the opportunity to talk with coaches and some were invited to visit campuses.
It was very beneficial for the players to receive face-to-face interaction with these coaches.
Our Academic Showcases are a great platform for directly connecting high academic players with high academic coaches.