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Posted On: 03/16/18 9:37 AM
As High School season comes to an end a lot of AAU programs are gearing up for the season. Many AAU coaches have been hosting workouts all throughout the high school season and are excited that the 2018 AAU season is now here. The Freshmen class is loaded with talent and there are players that will look to turn into household names. Here are some freshmen to lookout for this spring and summer that have committed to AAU programs already.
Houston Mallette – Oakland Soldiers SG 6’3′
Expect Mallette to have a huge spring and summer heading into his Sophomore season. He played really well for a good Salesian team, and will look to expand his game as his role will be much bigger in the years to come. Mallette will play on Soldiers elite EYBL 15 and under team.
Mike Mitchell – Team Arsenal SG 6’3′
Mitchell is a smooth guard who shoots the ball extremely well, and has a high basketball IQ. He will be a major part of Mitty’s future as he has the potential to be a big time Division 1 guard. He play on Arsenal’s elite 15 and under team who will be playing in the Gold division of the Adidas Gauntlet series.
Derrick O’neal – Team Rampage PG 5’8′
O’neal is an under the radar point guard from Ceres High School that played well at the varsity level as the team’s starting point guard. He makes smart decisions with the basketball and is a floor general. There is a strong possibility that O’neal may play up with Team Rampage on the 17 and under team as the program looks to go younger this AAU season.
Gabe Patrick – Team Arsenal SG 6’1′
Patrick will turn into household name real soon due to his strong work ethic, and willingness to be great. He saw little time his freshmen season at St. Pat’s but he is expected to play a lot more next season depending on his development and growth this summer. Patrick is a long guard who can create his shot and also has the potential to be a good solid perimeter defender. He will also be a part of Arsenal’s elite 15 and under team.
Dimitrios Stragalinos – Team Arsenal SG 6’4′
Stragalinos may potentially be the best freshman to come out of Northern California depending on which board you rank him on. He attends Hillcrest Prep Academy in Arizona, but was born and raised in Northern California and plans to come back home to play for Team Arsenal. Stragalinos has great footwork, he is a long guard, and his shooting ability continues to improve. Expect for Stragalinos to pick up a lot of Division 1 offers this summer playing with Team Arsenal on the Adidas Circuit.