|Nigel Sydnor will lead the way for Marianapolis|
Golden Knights bring balance
- Out in Thompson, Connecticut at Marianapolis Prep, head coach Andrew Vitale has a well-rounded ball-club which will be a handful in the NEPSAC and should contend in Class AA. Let's take a moment and sip the Golden Knight Kool-Aid...Let's start at the point, where Marianapolis will roll with Baltimore-tough floor-general Nigel Sydnor, a powerful senior guard with a chiseled frame who bullies his way to the basket and knocks down perimeter shots. Joining him in the back-court will be the Golden Knights' leading scorer from last season in Kristian Medina, a talented 6'4 Puerto Rican back-court operator who recently received a D1 Scholarship Offer from UT-Pan American...Out on the wings for Marianapolis will be the complimentary combination of post-grad Kachi Nzerem from Boston and junior Russian-import Alex Dubovitsky. Nzerem is a long, athletic wing player with lock-down defensive ability and a knock-down trey-ball game, while Dubovitsky is a gym-rat 6'3 sniper who shoots the lights out and looks to create off the bounce...As solid as Vitale's club is out on the perimeter, the biggest strength of this squad might come from the under-the-radar interior duo of junior Greg Senat and sophomore Bobby Ahearn. Senat is an athletic 6'7 junior forward from New York with impressive physical tools who holds offers from schools such as James Madison, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Robert Morris, and Quinnipiac, while Ahearn is 6'6 paint-technichian from Marshfield, Mass who has gotten markedly slimmer, taller, faster, and more explosive in the past third-of-the-year and seems poised to explode on his sophomore campaign...As the season unfolds, we'll see what other wildcards emerge in the Marianapolis rotation...The Golden Knights will open up their season next Wednesday against Worcester Academy.