Joe Lardaro

Posted On: 08/28/20 9:23 AM

The ability to make plays in basketball is key to success as teams who are unable to make plays do not generate success. Play-making can happen at all parts of the floor, not just at the point guard position. The NJ Summer Finale was filed with players capable of making plays at multiple levels. Here are the top play-makers from the first day of the NJ Summer Finale.

Joe LardaroJoeLardaro6'5" | PFFreehold Township | 2021StateNJ, 6’5 SF/PF Hoop Heaven Hawks Elite (Freehold Township) 2021

Lardaro may be more of a post player, but that did not stop him from making plays at the NJ Summer Finale. The 6’5 forward was constantly putting pressure on the defense with his energy and motor around the basket. Lardaro showed off his nice touch close to the basket and drew contact all game. He can handle the ball on the perimeter and is an underrated passer. Lardaro is a skilled post player who is able to make plays around the basket.

Nicholas BarnesNicholasBarnes6'4" | CGEdison | 2022StateNJ, 6’4 CG Pure Basketball (Edison) 2022

Barnes was making plays all game long despite being one of the few 2022 prospects to play on day 1. The 6’4 guard was able to

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