THE TRACK RECORD
Last years group won the HGSL CHIP. This years group has started out with a bang. Last weekend they blew out all the competition in the Coaches Choice. It should not have been a surprise. Because prior to that, they went to Boston and took on elite competition. They knocked off two of the best EYBL TEAMS in the country. Addy Platt and Ella Kruzer are proving they can play with the best in the country. Carlie Lapinski has seen real improvement and appears ready to take her game to the next level. Brooke Baisley showed she indeed is a D1 player. Maya Summerville has picked where she left off last year and was simply wonderful. This entire time has a proven track record of winners. Jimmy O is the conductor. They have drama free parents and a AAU culture like no other. The play together and win together. College coaches are again in for a big treat. College coaches would be wise to remember this, the UNITED KIDS HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF ALL GETTING BETTER AS THE SUMMER MOVES FORWARD.Many times UNITED kids out grow their current recruitment by summers end.
Fence sitters are players without a D1 offer that can land on either the D1 side or the D2/D3 side of the fence based on their summer performance.
When I call a player a GYM RAT, that player is constantly in the gym, outside their team practices and comfort zone. The player seeks competition outside their AAU environment and their work ethic is bigger than their ability. GYM RATS don’t train alone, they train with killers. These players train against high level competition. I never call a player a Gym Rat, unless I have personally seem them against older elite competition and PERFORM at a high level while doing so. They are not just in the gym at every turn and seem to always be around. BUT THEY CONSTANTLY DO MORE AND ALWAYS EXTRA. These players will be better in college than in high school and can play a level HIGHER than their recruitment. I believe you build programs with gym rats…they have an added value recruiters do not get to see. Gym Rats are tough to find as all coaches know. But remember just because a player is not a gym rat. IT DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE NOT HARD WORKERS. There are hard workers and then there are GYM RATS…Learn the difference.
LIVE PERIOD SCHEDULE
Jimmy “O” as he is known, is well known in the AAU world for one reason. He is one of the best coaches in the business. He is a masterful teacher. Few understand or know how to develop a team better. His teams are known for playing as a unit with players all embracing there roles. It’s why college coaches love UNTIED players. But perhaps what JIMMY “O” is most know for in college circles is this. You must see his teams early and late. That’s because all his players seem to h jump a level from the start of the summer to the end. Jimmy was a successful high school coach long before he started dominating the AAU world. His teams always play the best competition an are always prepared. Jimmy “O” is organized and detailed minded. It’s what separates him from most of all other programs. That and winning chips. He prepared kids for the next level without drama or over bearing parents… this is no ordinary coach or program.
Here are my mid-season junior year highlights! https://t.co/CTgs6X6r0F
— Brooke Baisley (@brookebaisley24) March 1, 2023
BROOKE BAISELY – GIL BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL- 2024- 5’9″ – WING
She has all the tools to be a great player one day. She shoots the three with range and is excellent at attacking the rim. She is talented baseline offensive finisher in traffic.. She is a dangerous offensive rebounder. She is athletic and aggressive. She walked away with the MVP at the Battle of Boardwalk vs nationally ranked #4 SJV. She has a rock solid handle without all the flash and dash. She is D1 talent, especially if the defensive side becomes elite, which it should be the case because all the tools are there. She has a true competitive nature. ALWAYS in the mix. HIGH ACADEMIC, Ivy and Patriot schools would be wise to check in.
Check out my highlights from the Coaches Choice Lightning Tournament!! From my first official tournament of the year!!@CoachJimmy_O @unitedNJaau @LKukoda @SquanGirlsBBall @TinyGreenNBS @NJLadiesHoops @SelectEventsBB pic.twitter.com/1gJAuvE39q
— Carlie Lapinski (@CarlieLapinski) April 17, 2023
CARLIE LAPINSKI- MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL- 2024- 6’1″- FORWARD
She is STRONG with a real physical true physical presence. She has a college body and is always fit. She is a traffic rebounder on both sides of the glass. She can play bully forward of the stretch four as she has range to 23 feet. She has seen a serious upgrade in her performance. She is a physical defender who is not be afraid to mix it up. She is an underrated passer for the high post or in the paint. The step up in AAU competition should elevate her game and act as a proving ground. She sprints the floor and plays with real energy. Carlie Lapinski has the look of a future D1 player.
Thank you so much Coach Newman and Coach Pisciotto for an amazing season! I can’t believe next year will be my last year playing with this amazing team!These are my junior year highlights! https://t.co/YvJqaPU5co
— maya summerville (@MayaSummerville) April 14, 2023
MAYA SUMMERVILLE- MORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL- 2024 -6’0″- SWING/FORWARD
RAQUEL GUIDETTI- RUMSON FAIR HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL- 2024- WING
She is a big strong guard, slasher, knocks down the three to 25 feet. Has the ability to get to the rim. Excellent body and size, that should make her an excellent defender at the next level. Wonderful rebounding guard that can push the ball. She is a willing passer. Saw massive improvement during the high school season. She is no stranger to playing against Top competition, as high school team played a high competitive schedule. She has am improving handle, with lots of upside. She is a natural talent with a possible D1 future with a big summer.. stay tuned!
Thank you Coach Gaba and my Chatham High School teammates for a great season! Can't wait for the next two years! Here are highlights from the 2nd half of my sophomore year.@chatgirlshoops @CoachGaba @CoachJimmy_O @unitedNJaau @ushoops @TinyGreenNBS
— Ella Kreuzer (@EllaKreuzer) March 5, 2023
ELLA KREUZER – CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL-2025- 5’11- COMBO /WING
SO VERSATILE it can only be called a gift., She handles the ball against pressure, like a point guard. She has one of the most dangerous 1st steps in the state. She is already an elite defender and masterful in passing lanes. The always dangerous three point shooter is a handful because of her next level up pull game to the table. Has every type of finishing move at the rim with either hand. She is not just Next level at filling lanes in transition, she is ELITE. COACHES SHE IS FLAT OUT FLITHY IN TRANSITION. Plays the role of play maker or decision maker because of her ability to see 2nd level defenders. Coaches this is the real deal in every aspect of the game. She unselfish and a dream like teammate, dropping dimes like it’s a bad habit. One of the best players in New New Jersey’s 2025 class. Classic Gym Rat. She is not just athletic, quick and tough. She brings a real basketball IQ to the table as she is the product of elite coaching at level of basketball. She trains at US HOOPS the home of too many great players to mention and one of the true teaching school in the training world. Her coach Joe Gaba of Chatham, is one of the best minds in New Jersey and is a task master. Then during AAU it’s with Jimmy O turn. Do you get the picture? This is how you do it coaches, teaching, development and competition, she my friends is doing and getting it all. She is HIGH ACADEMIC type student. She is D1 lock multiple with offers on the table and Future ROCK STAR!
Here are some Highlights from my freshman year. It was a great first year and I can’t wait until next year. @pjgirlshoops @unitedNJaau @CoachJimmy_O @TinyGreenNBS @PGHNewJersey pic.twitter.com/Ibbpc3aEjA
— Addy Platt (@AddyPlatt2026) March 15, 2023
ADDY PLATT- POPE JOHN HIGH SCHOOL- 2026- 5’10- SWING
TESSA LOZNER- GIL BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL- 5’7″ POINT GUARD
Here are some highlights from the last few games of my sophomore HS season. Looking forward to a great spring/summer with my United 17U select team! @CoachJimmy_O @unitedNJaau @TinyGreenNBS @brolymedia @ushoops @NJLadiesHoops @PGHNewJersey @GSBAthletics @GSB_WBB pic.twitter.com/mRrtyw0Qbr
— Tessa Lozner (@tessalozner) March 14, 2023
The word pesky is how to start. Winning competitive nature. Total floor general. Knows how to organize a team. She is a next level point guard that knows how to distribute the ball. She has a full understanding of clock and Situation. Makes opponents pay for going under screens. Elite ball care taker. Knows when to go and when to stop.. rare stuff in young point guards. Despite size attacks the basket. Reliable head of your defense, strong on ball defender with active hands and harassing style…The GYM RAT who embraces high level competition is a Future IVY and Patriot lead guard. Insanely skilled and blessed with a next level IQ. Winning attitude and personality. This is a player that makes your culture elite and we don’t have to tell how important that is these days.
— Charlotte Tuhy (@charlotte_tuhy) April 19, 2023
CHARLOTTE TUHY- MADISON HIGH SCHOOL-2025- 6’1″- FORWARD