Academic Elite Top Performers on Day 2

It’s official: pizza has been served and we are done for the day here at Albright. The day started bright and early with over 90 kids attending the Early Bird Workout. Day 2 left us with plenty to talk about, especially when it comes to guards, so without further ado, let us get started.

Top Performers from Day 2

Michael Jurzynski (The Masters School ’15)
The lone wing on our list of top players, Michael Jurzynski stole the show during our afternoon games. First he showcased his ability to be a stretch four by knocking down shots from beyond the arc. After that he took the ball into the post and showed a post game that got him to the free throw line frequently. This is a player that is going to make one coach very happy when he decides where he wants to go.

Michael Pastore (Loyalsock Township ’15)
Pastore caught my attention yesterday by showing a nifty handle, but that’s not why he’s on this list today. Pastore impressed today with his jump shot. He’s a shooter, no doubt about it. He showed good range, hitting from three point land multiple times from all over the floor. After the defense caught on to his outside shooting, he then showed that he has a nice pull up jumper. Any teams in need of a shooter should look into this player.

Dwight Whitlock- (Kiski ’16)
Dwight Whitlock caught some people’s attention in stations yesterday with his extraordinary leaping ability. Today he showed that there’s much more to his game than just athleticism. The more his skills continue to develop, the more attention he is going to get. Very good day for this junior.

Peter Kiss (Victory Rock Prep ”16)
We got a good look at Peter Kiss in our night cap. It may have been dark inside, but Kiss lit it up in the Bollman Center. He has a very smooth game. He has the ability to to make some of the toughest plays look easy. His ability to shoot from the outside just adds to the many ways he can score. Jonathan Nwanko has a very good teammate for the upcoming season in Peter Kiss.

Lonnie Walker (Reading ’17)
Walker showed a little bit of everything today. The strongest part of his game was his ability to get to the rim. A quick first step coupled with a great deal of explosiveness spells trouble for anyone guarding him. Just a sophomore, Walker says he wants to work on his post moves this summer and add that to his repertoire come November. If that happens, the sky is the limit for this player.

Mark Madison (Norfolk Collegiate ’15)
Madison showed he can be an all around point guard today. He has an ability to score, but most importantly showed the ability to pick his moments and push the ball up the floor to create transition opportunities. He’s also a great passer, just ask his teammates, they found success numerous times off of his dimes.

Mikkel Kolstad (Gimle ’15)
Kolstad has my vote for camper of the day. He is a very good point guard. Kolstad is the point guard that you want on your team. If your his teammate and you’re open, he’s going to find you. He has a craftiness to him that reminds me Manu Ginobili, but with more of a point guard mentality. The guard is making his long trip from Norway worthwhile so far this week.

Honorable Mention: Rodney Johnson (Gates Chill ’16)
Johnson had a tremendous start to camp today. He shined during the Early Bird Workout and continued it into stations, providing tons of energy and a loud voice the entire time. At a time when many are still half asleep, Rodney was ready to go.

Day 2 showed some great performances by some even better players. Day 3 should be even better! Check back in tomorrow and follow our live blog all day long!

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