As the regular season begins to wind down there have been a couple of seniors who have been on an upward trend as of later putting up big numbers down the stretch. These five players should be in consideration to…
As the regular season begins to wind down there have been a couple of seniors who have been on an upward trend as of later putting up big numbers down the stretch. These five players should be in consideration to move up in the rankings as all of them on this list have had a great impact on their teams and how other opponents try to gameplan for them. Here are five trending up seniors in the Morris and Warren counties.
Imegwu has been excellent this year for Blair Academy being a sniper from downtown with his stretch four ability. At 6’8″ Imegwu can play at both ends of the floor. He may not get as many blocks as you’d expect but at his size, he is a defensive wall in the paint contesting almost everyone that tries to test him down low. His greatest strength is being able to space the floor knocking down threes at a high rate allowing for more drives in the paint for his teammates. Imegwu will also get you double-digit rebounds with his towering height.
Almeida is a sneaky two-way player on the court with his best skill being able to catch and shoot from deep no matter how many steps behind the arc he is. Almeida loves to come off off-ball screens all over the court but mainly at the top of the key as that looks to be his bread-and-butter shot. His teammates seem to always be looking out to dish the rock to him to get an easy assist as he does not miss many from three-point range when given any type of space. Almeida will also surprise with how quick his hands are when getting steals and disrupting the passing lane making his opponents frustrated when playing him.
Eisele is what every coach wants out of their players, consistency, and hustle. Jason has not good but has great size at the SG position allowing him to disrupt defenders that try to get by him. He seems to have a nose for the ball as gets multiple steals a game causing the opponents to try and defer away from him because of his physical presence on the defensive end. Eisele makes his team better because of his ability to shoot behind the arc allowing for lots of pick-and-pop and kick-out opportunities. Eisele just had his best game of the season scoring 20 points vs Morristown.
James is a lighting quick guard with fast hands on the defensive end. His ability to come from behind and pickpocket defenders when they least expect it is what makes him stand out. James likes to get out in transition and run the floor generating shot opportunities for his teammates. If the passing lane isn’t there, he is excellent at driving into the paint and drawing multiple fouls on the defense to generate more free throws for his team.
Flaherty looks to be aggressive on every possession. He is a player that can light up the box score while doing it in a grit-and-grind kind of way. Flaherty can score anywhere inside the paint while also crashing the glass at will. He is a threat to put up a double-double every game. Flaherty can step back behind the arc and hit from deep when given the open shot. In his last three games, he scored 24, 26, and 31 points going a tear as of late.