Home » Columns »Recruiting » Currently Reading:

2015 Massachusetts AAU Tournament notes

June 3, 2015 Columns, Recruiting No Comments

FOXBORO, Mass. – Sunday was a busy day in the Massachusetts AAU Tournament. It closed out a weekend of action in the oldest age group, while a few younger ones held their final rounds after the early rounds were held a few weeks prior. As such, it offered a look at a few key age groups.

The first one of note was the championship game in the 14-Under. The Mass. Commanders were fresh off a double overtime victory over the BABC Academy in the semifinals, but they showed no signs of wear against the Boston Spartans. The Commanders ran out to a 19-7 lead, then responded to a 6-0 Spartans run to get back into the game with a 26-3 run of their own to put the Spartans away early. After a 53-32 halftime lead, they coasted to a 94-64 win behind a well-balanced attack.

No scoring stats were available, but the Commanders played solid basketball from start to finish in taking it right to the Spartans. Christopher Camille, who will attend Brookline High School next year, might have the most upside, as he’s long and ran the floor for transition opportunities often. But he had plenty of help, from future school teammate Mark Barrett (also headed to Brookline), who has good fundamentals and hit from long range, to Jay Dieterele (headed to Franklin High School) and Jake Hughes (headed to Westborough High School).

The Spartans are hardly lacking talent, but they seemed rattled early and just never really got going. The one with the most upside might be Alonzo Linton (Nashua (NH)), who is lanky with a good frame, and capable of scoring and handling, but also had trouble finishing and didn’t show the best passing skills on the afternoon. Alvin LaBranche (South Boston (MA)) leaps out at you at first but didn’t play well. Jean Luis, a seventh grader from Quincy who played up, looks talented but was careless with the basketball on Sunday. Gabe DeSouza (Everett (MA)) can be a pest on defense.

BABC took home the 16-Under championship with a 72-46 win over Mass Elite, who edged out Middlesex Magic in the semifinals.

The 17-Under Division II championship went to Mass Elite Coughlin, 62-39 winners over Mass Premier Reidy, while the 17-Under Division III championship game went right down to the wire as the SNEBC Shockers held off MYCW 57-52 behind a 31-point outing from Emmanuel Bangandozou (Jr. PG, Worcester (MA) Bancroft HS).

That set the stage for the last game of the day, the 17-Under Division I championship. It was a battle, played within about a ten-point window, with neither Middlesex Magic nor the Boston Warriors ever gathering much momentum. Middlesex Magic led by one at the half, then held on at the end 57-55 win for their third state title in four years. Brandon Twitty (6’1″ Jr. PG, Randolph (MA) Catholic Memorial HS) led the way with 18 points to cap a nice day and Matt DeWolf (6’8″ Jr. PF, Barrington (RI) High) added 17. While Twitty will return to CM next season, the steadily improving DeWolf will head to Northfield Mount Hermon and repeat his junior year.


Here are a few players not already mentioned who also caught our attention with their play on Sunday.

Joe Bell (6’0″ Jr. SG, Concord (NH) Bishop Brady HS)
Josh Bradanese (6’6″ Jr. SF-PF, Billerica (MA) High)
Keith Brown (6’2″ Jr. SG, Pelham (NH) High)
Ian Carmichael (6’7″ Jr. PF, Lawrence (MA) Central Catholic HS)
Justin Connolly (6’5″ So. SF, Danvers (MA) St. John’s Prep)
Matt Donahue (6’3″ Jr. SG, Stonington (CT) High) (transferring to Northfield Mount Hermon and re-classifying into the class of 2017)
Alex Dubrow (Jr. PG, Foxboro (MA) High)
Cal Howes (Jr. SF, Maynard (MA) High)
Keyshaun Jacobs (5’10” Jr. PG-SG, Chestnut Hill (MA) Beaver Country Day School)
Isaiah Laurent (Jr. PF, Brockton (MA) High)
Jack Loughnane (6’1″ Jr. PG-SG, Dorchester (MA) Boston College HS)
Joey Luchetti (6’5″ So. SF-PF, Wayland (MA) High)
Brandon Moscat (Jr. PG, Woburn (MA) High)
Kyle Padmore (6’4″ Jr. SG-SF, Chestnut Hill (MA) Beaver Country Day School)
Bailey Patella (Jr. SF-PF, Lenox (MA) High)
Eric Sellew (Jr. PF, Concord (MA) Concord-Carlisle HS)

Comment on this Article:

Subscribe to Hoopville

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hoopville


Hoopville Archives

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 20, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 27, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

April 3, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

Everybody Needs a Head Coach

Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.

"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
-Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball

Review on Hoopville coming soon!

Hoopville Podcasts

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we touch on a number of issues affecting conferences like Conference USA, as well as a big loss for Creighton, less mystery in Arizona, and more on the ACC as we look forward to the weekend.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about a short stint in the top spot of the polls, some developments in the Mountain West Conference, and more of the ACC before closing with the Big East and Atlantic 10.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – December 24, 2016

December 24, 2016 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about the great games Kentucky has been a part of lately. We go on to other ACC matters involving arch rivals, as well as some quick hits and a conference race that should be as good as expected.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – December 16, 2016

December 16, 2016 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about a coaching legend reaching a milestone, the defending champs looking very good and continuing their winning ways close to home, and some off-court news during a light week of game action.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 by

Early season tournaments are the focus in this episode, with a look at how strong a few Big East teams are out of the gate and how strong the ACC could be. Plus one SEC team had a big week outside the scope of tournaments.

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

2016 Boston Back to School Showcase notes

September 12, 2016 by

We look back at the 2016 Boston Back to School Showcase, where a couple of Boston City League teams were among the most impressive on the day.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale championship recap

June 28, 2016 by

We look back at the championship games of the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, which had a big local flavor as one might have expected.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale preview

June 24, 2016 by

We look ahead to the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, held at a familiar location in Boston.

At the 2016 Boston Shootout, host BABC has a big day

June 8, 2016 by

Sunday was a big day for the host program at the 44th Boston Shootout

2015 Boston Back to School Showcase recap

September 18, 2015 by

The Boston Back to School Showcase gave high school teams from three states and north of the border a chance for a couple of early games. We take a look back at the day and a few who stood out.