[player_tooltip player_id="991208" first="Casey" last="Traina"] (C/O 2022) from Germantown Academy.
The Inter-Ac is a guard centered league that features three nationally ranked backcourt players -- Germantown Academy’s Jordan LonginoJordanLongino6'5" | CGGermantown Academy | 2021State#67NationPA (6’5” / Senior / Committed to Villanova); Malvern Prep’s Rahdir HicksRahdirHicks6'0" | PGMalvern Prep | 2021StatePA (6’0” / Senior / Committed to Towson) and Haverford School’s Jameel BrownJameelBrown6'4" | SGHaverford | 2022State#77NationPA (6’4” / Junior / Committed to Purdue) -- so it would be easy to overlook the talented wings and forwards playing for Inter-Ac teams this winter.
But, that’s not how we roll here at Prephoops.com. So today I will preview some of the high level wings and forwards who should have a tremendous impact for their Inter-Ac squads in 2020-21.
Zach GentherZachGentherCGHaverford | 2021StatePA – 5’11” / Senior / Haverford School / Wing: One of the most consistent three point shooters in the Inter-Ac, Genther is a perfect stretch the floor wing to play alongside Haverford scoring guard Jameel BrownJameelBrown6'4" | SGHaverford | 2022State#77NationPA. Spot ups, transition threes, coming off pick action or one dribble pull ups, you name a type of 3PA and Genther has it in his bag. As a bonus, he owns the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to his mid-range spots or continue all the way to the rim for a bucket. In 2019-20 Genther was good for 7.5 ppg., was 2nd on the team in made threes and first in FT%. Genther is also a member of East Coast Power’s decorated 16U AAU team.
Fran Oschell – 6’7” / Senior / Malvern Prep / Power Forward: Despite being the 3rd / 4th offensive option for the Friars, Oschell posted several outstanding scoring performances last season -- 19 points vs West Chester East (PA); 16 (and 7 rebs) vs. West Catholic (PA) and 15 second half points in Inter-Ac Championship game vs SCHA (PA). In addition to his knack for scoring the ball, Oschell’s ability to rebound and willingness to play lockdown defense are the other reasons he was a 2nd team All Inter –Ac selection at the end of 2019-20. Oschell excels at finishing at the rim, spot up jumpers and second chance buckets. With all-everything guard Deuce Turner now playing at Bucknell, I expect this season Oschell’s offensive role for Malvern Prep to expand greatly. Oschell is a Duke commit for baseball.
Colin Schumm – 6’4” / Sophomore / Penn Charter / Small Forward: Schumm is probably best known as the Quakers’ star quarterback with a howitzer for an arm. But make no mistake, this high level football prospect can hoop. On the offensive end, his exellent rebounding allows Schumm to capitalize on second chance scoring opportunities. He also owns a nice jump shot and will splash Js in the mid-range. At the other end of the floor, the 6’4”, 220-pound Schumm is a beast on the glass and provides an interior physical presence for the Quakers defense.
Trey Shinholster – 6’2” / Sophomore / Penn Charter / Wing: Last season as a freshman Shinholster received serious minutes and posted eight games where he scored in double figures. Included in that stretch of solid play was an excellent 17 point effort vs. Franklin LC (PA). Shinholster is a very quick and athletic perimeter player who excels in transition. He is also a very consistent shooter from behind the arc. His fast hands and long wingspan produce a host of steals and blocked shots. Thus Shinholster is a legit “plus” player on the defensive end. The graduation of PC’s star guard Ryan Holmes will thrust Shinholster into the Inter-Ac spotlight. The good news is, this fall at the Difference Maker Elite Open Runs (Cherry Hill, NJ) Shinholster proved he possess the skill set to meet that challenge. 2020-21 should be the year Shinholster develops into an excellent running mate for fellow sophomore and point-god, Mark ButlerMarkButler5'10" | PGPenn Charter | 2023StatePA.
Casey TrainaCaseyTraina6'3" | CGGermantown Academy | 2022StatePA – 6’3” / Junior / Germantown Academy / Wing: With his shoot-first approach, Traina is a true scoring wing (12 ppg.) who is ranked among the Pennsylvania’s best players in the Class of 2022. Traina is extremely athletic, shoots the three well and can fill the lane in transition. Last winter Traina turned heads on the suburban Philly hoops scene thanks to games of 22 points vs Penn Charter; 19 points vs Carver E&S (PA); and 17 points vs. Pennington Prep (NJ). This past summer Traina ran with East Coast Power AAU and participated in the invite only Check Rock Summer League (Wilmington, DE). When you combine Traina with 2019-20 4A state POY Jordan LonginoJordanLongino6'5" | CGGermantown Academy | 2021State#67NationPA and the highly skilled Jake HsuJakeHsu6'0" | PGGermantown Academy | 2022StatePA, you have a Germantown Academy trio that should be a force in the Inter-Ac during 2020-21.