The playoffs are easily the best time of the year, but the Senior All-Star Game? That’s a show! I’m covering 10 guys who are poised to showcase their talents with highlight plays and big-time performances. Check out who I’m anticipating…
The playoffs are easily the best time of the year, but the Senior All-Star Game? That’s a show! I’m covering 10 guys who are poised to showcase their talents with highlight plays and big-time performances. Check out who I’m anticipating will show out.
South Guys on Watch:
Sawyer Ramey, 5’9 PG – Fair Haven Union High School Class of 2023
Mr. Gatorade gets one more run! Sawyer’s game should shine at such an event. He’s a premier playmaker with his elite vision and passing ability. Plus, he can get his own with his shifty handle and 3-level scoring prowess. Ramey doesn’t take plays off either; he averaged six rebounds and four steals on the year. Sawyer and the South squad might ball out and snatch this one.
Cooper Diego, 6’2 G – Spaulding High School Class of 2023
I like Cooper at the 1 and he’s done a great job there all year, but I feel like he’s a natural 2. And having a PG like Sawyer run the show frees Diego up to be that sharpshooting combo-guard that he is. He utilizes screens well, slips behind the defense with wise cuts, and can create offense whenever the opportunity presents itself. Plus, he defends multiple positions and rebounds well from the perimeter. I’m excited to see Cooper in this role.
Riley Severy, 6’6 F – Spaulding High School Class of 2023
A true all-around player, Severy does it all. With his height and mobility he’s able to defend 3-5, even some 2’s. Moreover, he’s a strong rebounder with coast-to-coast ability, able to make plays for others or throw it down in transition. Additionally, he’s got inside/out offensive game. He’s a threat at all 3 levels and he can facilitate from the wing, drawing bigs out from the paint. Severy is that swiss-army knife type with the tools to take games over.
Paul McGillion, 6’8 F – Brattleboro Union High School Class of 2023
With Paul’s size, he’s already an x-factor. But he’s not just a big body. McGillion’s post package is flush with hook shots, short to mid-range jumpers and over-the-top vision to make plays on the block. And of course, his ability to lock down the interior defensively can’t be taken lightly. He has great length and timing when challenging shots, plus he rebounds at a high clip. It’s time for Paul to showcase his game.
North Guys on Watch:
Logan Vaughan, 6’5 F – Champlain Valley Union High School Class of 2023
Mobile and high IQ, I see the D1 Champ balancing his scoring and facilitating out of the post quite nicely. He reads defenses intuitively and makes quick decisions from there. With single coverage he can put guys in the mixer, or he’ll dish it to open shooters and cutters with timely passes. He’ll need to key in on cleaning the glass against the South’s bigs; rebounding might be the difference maker in this one.
Adam Bilodeau, 6’2 G – Rice Memorial High School Class of 2023
With inside/out scoring, Adam can do damage in myriad ways. Bilodeau showed throughout the year that he’ll take smaller defenders into the post and finish with high efficiency around the cup. Or he’ll take slower defenders to the perimeter and slash, or if they give too much cushion, rise up and knock it down. With his length and foot speed he defends 1-3 and is a playmaker in transition. Adam is a wily hooper.
Seth Richards, 6’6 F – BFA St. Albans Class of 2023
A strong paint presence, Seth will be a key piece for this North team. He’s an athletic rim protector and glass cleaner. Plus, his hustle in transition running both ways should help prevent the South from getting too many easy buckets in transition, and hopefully the North can catch a few with his rim running. Moreover, when he’s aggressive in the post he can fill it up. Interested to see how Seth attacks this game.
Ronnie Riby-Williams, 6’0 G – Montpelier High School Class of 2023
Possibly the best defender in the state and D2 Champ, Ronnie Riby-Williams. He does it all. He showed in the D2 Final Four he’s a problem for post players as he totally took opponents out of their comfort zone with his strength, athleticism, and lower center of gravity. Then on the perimeter he’s a total hawk, on the ball and off. And if the South lets him get downhill it’s an automatic bucket. Ronnie is a two-way gamer.
Noah Earl Noah Earl 6'2" | CG BFA-St. Albans | 2023 State NLG , 6’2 G – BFA St. Albans Class of 2023
Noah has the physical traits to be electric. He’s athletic, long, and solid even with his slender frame. Furthermore, he has the skill to burst for a big night. Earl is an adept slasher and playmaker in the second layer. Plus, he can knock shots down at a high clip, particularly off the catch. Defensively he can cover 1-3 with ball pressure and he has the quickness to turn defense into offense in a hurry. I have a feeling Noah could show out.
Alex Provost, 5’11 PG – Champlain Valley Union High School Class of 2023
The D1 Champion and savvy floor general gets one last run on the home floor. Provost has shown time and time again that he plays a winning brand of basketball. Alex doesn’t wow with the 3-level scoring of some others, but he plays the game simply and wisely. He controls tempo well, knowing when to push in transition or pull back. And he can slash and finish efficiently within 15-feet. Plus, he’s an outright scrapper who gets on the floor for loose balls and extra possessions. Alex has that winning mentality.