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Ryan French lead Team Capello with 15 points in their win on Sunday

Ryan French lead Team Capello with 15 points in their win on Sunday

Will Schiffman

Ryan French lead Team Capello with 15 points in their win on Sunday

Will Schiffman

Will Schiffman

Ryan French lead Team Capello with 15 points in their win on Sunday

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1.Team Barry (2-0)- This team is going to be a problem for the rest of the league. Jackson Barry is a worthy MVP candidate who is not looking to take every shot for his team but looks to get the rest of his squad involved. He is a smart player who has a great group in support between the Sullivan boys and Tyler Nagi. This team is above average in offense defense and on the boards. This team be crazy

2. Team Bersani (1-0)- Dominant performance from Pete and McCafferty in week one adds a lot of weight to this team’s name. While this duo will continue to be a force in the league, you also can’t overlook the rest of the squad. The talent off the bench is not a pushover and the team is pretty lengthy, presenting them as a force on the boards. This team will continue to be one to look out for.

3.Team Schiffman (1-0) – They proved that they deserved the number 1 ranking at the beginning of the season, as they cruised past Hogan in their game opener. This team relies heavily on there two senior leaders Will Schiffman and Ryan Nichols. Combine they scored a total of 28 out of the teams 49 points. Even with scoring more than half the team’s points the two seniors both thought they had plenty of room to improve. Some high points of this team are that they run the floor very well and share the ball. At times this team might look like the San Antonio Spurs and if they keep up this rain of dominance they will be at the top of the power rankings weekly.

4.Team Guilbeau (1-0) started off the season strong with a nice win over team Philbrook, 49 to 33. The team relies heavily on junior guard play and spread out scoring. This team does not have a 20 points per game player, but if they can keep the scoring numbers spread out they will continue to win some games. Between Guilbeau, the Kaplan twins, and Arria they had 36 of teams 49 points, most of which came from inside scoring. One thing that makes this teams potential rise is the fact that they have good shooters all around the court. Even with a poor shooting performance from the twins and Arya the team still was able to pull out a win comfortably. If the four juniors can improve their shot from 3 they will be a team to look out for.

5.Kelley(1-0)- Zach Walker is extremely dominant and will lead this team to a solid record. Pat Kelley is also a highly underrated point guard in the league and will serve as a great help to Walker. Joey Kurtz brings some much needed senior experience to the squad. However, if this team looks to make a deep playoff push they are going to need to hop on Zach’s shoulders and prepare themselves for a bumpy ride.  

6.Team Mcginn (1-1) Team Mcginn got off to a slow start in their first game losing to Croft by 3 with Mcginn and Pranava only scoring 9 points. In their second game, Team Mcginn played as everyone thought they should play with Pranava scoring a big 27 points and Mcginn scoring 17 points. Even though this team had a shaky start I believe that there are few people who can stop this duo when they are hot, but staying hot is something this team might have to worry about.

7.Team Capello(1-0)- One of the biggest wins of week one was Capello over Macelhaney. In the pre-season predictions, this team was thought to be a one-man team in Ryan French, but this team proved that they don’t need French to score 25 a game to win. This team did not look like they had many weapons to help French but the Kumar twins showed up and French said that almost everyone on the team scored.

8.Team Macelhaney(0-1) started off strong in the first quarter with their star player Eli Richman scoring 12 of the teams 16 points early on. This hot start didn’t last long for the big man as he ended with 17 points. A major contributor to the team’s success this year is going to be their junior guard Sid. Sid added 20 points to his first game of the season, so combine Eli and Sid scored all the points but 2. If team Macelhaney has any hopes of improving this season and making a deep run in the playoffs they need more help from the role players. One thing this team can improve on in there outside shooting and hustling back in transition.  

9.Team Croft(1-0) -Croft over Mcginn is something that no one in the league saw coming. Players like Arthur Mcmahon and Logan Goulet both had good games. But this game was more of a loss for Mcginn then it was a win for Croft. If Mcginn and Pranava had played as they did on Monday night then this would have been a big loss for Croft. This team has a solid group of guys with Keith and Crowley but Crowley needs to be putting up more than 2 points a game if this team is trying to go anywhere this season.

10.Team Hogan(0-1)- Team Hogan had a tough first-week matchup against one of the top teams of the league in Schiffman. Hogan’s top players had a tough time putting up a lot of points with Noah scoring 10, Ryan Primeau at  9, and Owen Primeau with only 6. This team was devastated with turnovers in transition, looking like they were giving Schiffman the ball. Team Hogan’s weakness is their depth. If this team has any hopes getting out of the bottom six teams in the league then Primeau and Noah are going to need to hit the gym for shoulder day because they are going to have to carry their team all season.

11.Team Khoury(0-1)-  A team who has no horse to rely on for getting the ball in the hoop and also struggles to handle the ball. This team is one of the biggest and most physical teams in the league and if they can bring their skills together and mix it with the height, athleticism and physicality this team possesses then this team could be very hard to beat at the rim and on the boards. I expect this team to be a force at the end of the season but only if they tighten up their basketball skills. Also, the league is yet to see how Jack Choate will impact the game.

12.Team Philbrook(0-2)- has had a rough start to the season so far losing both games by a large margin. What this team can improve on is their ball handling and shooting from outside. In a very zone, heavy league team Philbrook is going to need to find an offense that supports there players strengths. One thing that will help them is having senior guard/ forward Matt McCarthy in the middle dominating from the inside. Team Philbrook is a few good practices away from becoming a solid middle of the road team.

13.Team Townsend(0- 1)- Missing Jeremy James and Zac Colebourn, this team was short two of their better players while facing off against a determined Zach Walker. It seemed like Zach was the best player on the court at all times in week one and Team Townsend had no answers. Luckily for them, that game is in the past but they have another tough matchup in Week 2 against a confident Team Shiffman. Players like AJ Reinach and Jeremy James have to step up if they want to compete for anything this season…Stay Tuned.

14.Team Last- (1-1)Talk about bad luck. Their first round pick Josh Sternberg suffered the wildly feared “injury” at BSC while prepping for a big Week 1 game. Not that you wouldn’t already know, considering he constantly throws a DNP next to his name in the scoring column. In addition to this, they lost a senior leader in Kevin Flahive due to hockey obligations. Hopefully, this team can get their players to show up consistently which will likely lead to some better games and more than 15 points.

15.Team Grossman (0-1) This team will struggle immensely this season. The number one reason they will have a tough showing in the win column is their lack of offense. Between Kevin McCarthy, Jack Cardin, and Eric Gould these guys will need to be averaging in the double-digit figures if they want to have any chance. Not much height on the team which doesn’t help on the rebounding side of the game, demanding more out of their offense due to points in the paint. Coach Grossman and Cardin are going to need to cook up some new ideas to give the team some hope

16.Team Meyer (0-1) This is not looking great for team Meyer after a big loss to team Bersani in week one. While they lost to a top tier team, I don’t see them out-scoring or out-rebounding majority of teams in the league. In order to win this team needs huge contributions from Zach Levine and Anirban. Also, this crew is going to need to use the athleticism they possess on the defensive side of things to get in the win column.

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