Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Worcester Academy Preview

Rene Castro: Boston's top guard
Hilltopper Youth Movement
- Heading west from Boston, Worcester Academy head coach Jamie Sullivan has a rock 'em-sock 'em squad which should make some noise in Class AA this season..The foremost strength of this club will be the no-nonsense stable of guards featuring senior Oliver Paul-Betu and junior Rene Castro.  Paul-Betu is a sleek combo guard from Montreal who is committed to UC Davis while the celebrated Castro is currently Boston's top high school guard. Worcester also has two other dangerous back-court weapons in 5'9 junior Ausar Madison from Carson, CA and 6'0 junior Ben Mesuda from Kingston, NY....Out on the wings for the Hilltoppers will be junior Thomas Rivard and senior Canaan Severin.  Rivard is a skilled 6'6+ forward who has gotten measurably stronger and more explosive since last year and appears on the verge of a breakout 2011-12, while Severin is a tough customer with big time athletic ability who is headed to Virginia next Fall on a football scholarship...The Hilltopper big-man bunk will consist of a counselor in 6'8 senior post-grad Andrew Scocca and three campers in talented 6'9 sophomore Matt Cimino, athletic 6'6 sophomore Tyreik McCauley, and wildcard 6'7 freshman Sam Joaquin.  If this crew can perform at a high-level, this Worcester Academy club could be dangerous when throw-your-cards-on-the-table time arrives.

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