Todays AAU spotlight team is one with some of the best young players in the state. They are all hard workers and first class kids. This is one of the few drama free AAU programs. The team is blessed with quickness, size and length. They made minor changes to the roster but the core players still remain. This is a team that college coaches will follow all spring and summer for good reason…the upside of all the players are extremely high! THE EXODUS /WILDCATS2017 are one of the best run and well organized teams playing AAU BASKETBALL.
Before I start, I would like to clear up a little terminology. When I say a player is a lock Division one player, that means a player has an offer on the table or will have multiple D1 offers at some point.
When I call a player a GYM RAT, that is a player I SEE PERSONALLY, or on a CONSTANT basic against top talent in the gym. These players get outside there comfort zone and their work ethic is bigger than their ability. These players will be better in college than in high school and can play at a level HIGHER than their recruitment. I believe you build programs with gym rats…they have an added value that recruiters do not get to see. Gym Rats are tough to find as all coaches know.
Jersey Shore Wildcats 2017
Division 1 players (5)
BCS PLAYERS (1)
GYM RATS (2)
SCHEDULE FOR APRIL RECRUITING WEEKEND
Boo Williams Schedule
Fri 8am Ct 6 v Bay State Boo Sports compl
Sat 10:40 Ct 13 v Belles Hampton CC
Sat 4pm Ct 11 v Transway Hampt CC
THE JERSEY SHORE WILDCATS ‘17 (Masonius)
Coach Ellen Masonius–
She played for St. Josephs University where she developed a long lasting friendship which with current U-Conn coach Geno Auriemma. She is passionate about her players development and believes there is more than a basketball lesson to be taught to kids…I LIKE IT! She is the Head Coach at grammar school powerhouse Catherine School, where she has had 4 undefeated teams in 11 years. She has also won the Run for the Rose 4 straight years in a row. That should not come as too much of a surprise, because as player she won the first MVP and Run for the Roses title back in 1979. Her team gets top flight training as they all train with basketball guru Bob Green and former Rutgers Head Coach Mike Rice lends a hand. Masonious is 100% about her players getting better. But the number one reason that her program is special is this quote from last year
“I am so lucky because we have great parents and people in our program” – Wildcat ’17 Coach Ellen Masonious
STELLAR CLARK-5’4″-MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL- SOPH- POINT GUARD
The former Hoop Group Freshman of The Year won her 2nd consective Shore Conference Title this past season starting for Manasquan and added a State Title to her trophy case as well. She has become a much improved three point shooter. No longer can opponents back off against her. The motor is still the best in the state. There seems to be no limit to her energy level. She has gotten physically stronger. She is a pure player maker who can go get you a basket when you need it. She is a physical pit-bull on defense and one the most competitive players I’ve known in all my years watching shore basketball. Just like she has become a good three point shooter, she will develop a killer mid range game this summer…TRUST ME. She is one of the all time great kids with a a winning personally and game…FUTURE D1 LOCK PLAYER with no ego, who is total teammate.
HANNAH SCANLON-RUMSON-FAIR HEAVEN-6’1″-SOPHMORE-FORWARD
College coaches you better listen to me, this is a player that is coming on big time. She is blessed with the quickness and speed of a guard. She is a natural shot blocker with amazing timing and a real in traffic rebounder right now. She can make open shots when left alone and finish around the basket. But here are some real underrated strengths, she has a quick outlet pass that will be on full display with the faster AAU game. Next while she needs to improve going to her right…NOBODY APPEARS TO ABLE TO STOP HER FROM GOING LEFT. Hannah Scanlon at times just takes over games. In a real strange twist, she plays her best games against the best competition. Bob Green is a master with young post players and Scanlon will no question benefit BIG TIME from his teaching. This is one of the real young talented post players whose upside is off the charts…she is a future D1 LOCK WITH A SKY’S THE LIMIT FUTURE.
ADDIE MASONIOUS- MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL–5’5”-SOPH-POINT GUARD
If litte things matter to you and having kids who play for their teammates matter to you…then ADDIE MASONIOUS is right up your alley. She runs down 50/50 balls like her life is on the line. Despite her size she is a real factor on the offense boards. She is a excellent decision maker in transition. Her 3 point shooting and mid range shooting was excellent all year for Manasquan this season. She makes the extra pass as well as any kid that you know. Nothing makes her happier than to set up a teammate...A RARE GIFT for such a young player. She may have played a huge part in Manasquan success but in many ways she is underrated. If your school has ART as a major and your not recruiting this young lady….your making a big mistake. SHE IS ANOTHER DRAMA FREE KID….they are getting harder and harder to find!
ELLYN STOLL-5’9″-ST. ROSE HIGH SCHOOL-SOPH-SHOOTING GUARD
Ellyn is complete player and future D1 shooting guard
She started all year for one of the best high school teams in the country…St. Rose. Ellyn Stoll’s ability to shoot the ball is a given. But its her lock down defensive that is what makes her even better than a year ago. She played in some big games and played against some of the best players on the east coast this year…and shut them down. She proved she has the talent to one day be special. She is long and a very, very underrated athlete. She is a real threat off the dribble and can finish at the rim. . This is no question in my mind Stoll will be wearing a Division one uniform the only question is at what level. She has gotten stronger and I think this summer, that will play a major role in her development. This is a big summer for this young lady and coaches would be wise to watch closely. Ellyn is one of the those players that has added something more to her game in the past year. She in no longer just a shooter, she is becoming a compete player.
KATIE FOOS-5’10”-RUMSON HIGH SCHOOL-SOPH-SHOOTING GUARD
She had a great end to the high school season. She hit a three at the buzzer to send the RFH/ Manasquan state game into overtime. She came off the bench for RFH and saw limited time, not because of her talent but because of the RFH talent. RHF’s first 8 players were all D1 locks. This coming season she most likely will get a chance to prove she is worthy of more of an opportunity. She has a college body and has improved each of the past 3 years. Her shooting ability is a real factor for a player of her size and her quick release is often overlooked. With a summer of training with Bob Green look for her ball handling skills to improve. She rarely makes a mistake and is a excellent defensive rebounder. Her upside is scary for these reasons, she has done something that is very rare these days…..she has gotten better every year. She has a nice IQ and is willing to work hard once she is in the gym. She has a chance to be one of the real surprises this summer, because she is playing with real confidence and is from a family of late bloomers. Again, another player on this team who is drama free and real program kid. Interestingly I am not sure what level this young lady will be one day. She is loaded with some real physical talents as in size and length. You can’t teach that….
KATIE RICE- 6’0″-RED BANK CATHOLIC- WING- FRESHMAN
She was part of one of the best freshman classes in shore history and made the ALL FRESHMAN TEAM. She is long, athletic, strong and quick. There is no question; she is a D1 lock. She just may be in position to pick her school one day. As her shooting ability improves look for her to become more dominate. She started for powerhouse RBC as a freshman, joining a small group of players who have accomplished this feat for Coach Joe Montana. She has the ability to go pass wing players off the dribble and defend bigger stronger players. She is already one of the best rebounders and passing wing players in the shore… RIGHT NOW. She is a major addition to the Wildcats 17 and will be a coaching magnet for the next 3 years, giving more luster to the already talented group. Katie Rice has a chance to play at the highest level of college basketball for one reason…SIZE MATTERS and for her position she has that rare combination of talent, size and athleticism We have not see anything of what this young lady will be in 3 years…..SCARY THOUGHT TO SAY THE LEAST….college coaches get in line!
FAITH MANSONIOUS-5’11”-MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL-SWING
She could be the most talented player in the state as a freshman next year at Manasquan. Right now she has a major college body. She would be one of the best players at all five positions in the shore conference, yes she is that versatile. Most likely in high school she will play the 3/4…but her college position is the 2/3. Her passing, ball handling, post up game skills and ability to finish at the rim are all off the charts. Back off and give her three’s….MISTAKE. She has college range right now. But its her leadership skills that have make her different than any other recent star entering the shore conference. She knows when a teammates needs a push or a hug, rare stuff folks. There is not much she can’t do on a basketball court. She has already played against some of the best players in the shore and has dominated them. She has not been spoiled by the AAU culture and most importantly does not look for or expect special treatment. That will all come in 4 years, because she will be one of the best players in the country. I believe she will one day be able to play for any school in the country and that includes U-CONN!
HAILEE HALLARD-5’8″ MIDDLETOWN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL- SOPH-SWING
Full update coming once I see her play…word is she is a hard worker with a real upside
MY THOUGHTS ON THE EXODUS/WILDCATS ’17
First and most important, I think every single player on this team would add something to a college program. They are ALL FIRST CLASS KIDS. They make me think of AAU long ago, when kids and parents got along. This is a drama free zone and Ellen Masonious is the reason why. Addie Mansonious and Stellar Clark are two of the nicest and most enjoyable PLAYERS and kids I have ever been around. They both will add to your locker-room and IQ of your team. Hannah Scanlan is pure sweetness and one of those kids, who never ever is a problem. Katie Foos in my mind has a upside that could shock everyone. She has not been given a opportunity even when preforming well at times. This summer should be a breakout period. Ellyn Stoll is coming off a dream season and there is no reason to believe she won’t build on that. Faith Masonious and Katie Rice give this group real baby star power.
This is a big summer for this group because most will be juniors next year. Reports out of the Sparks tournament …were they looked great. Then last week at Rutgers Prep Tip Off they got ran into some younger talented teams and lost both games. Now the question is what team will we see this weekend and most of the summer. This team is still young and scary talented but will need to grow as a group. My guess is that they will and that is good news for college coaches.
COLLEGE COACHES I WILL BE TWEETING UPDATES OF GAME TIMES AND PLAYERS ALL WEEKEND…@coachtinygreen
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