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Posted On: 12/21/20 1:12 PM

On December 19th, I had the opportunity to watch a Team Spartans practice for the first time. I was really impressed not only with the intensity of the practice, but with the attention to detail shown for each drill and learning moment. With several high ranking players in attendance, the Spartans also have a promising future with a number of promising younger prospects.

Johnny Pierce |  6'5" | Wing with potential of playing the big man spot | Sacred Heart High School,  Waterbury CT | Class of 2024

Pierce is a wing who has the potential of playing up a position at the big man spot. An athletically gifted player, Pierce has an impressive leaping ability and plays with a high motor. He can finish above the rim, sky over taller opponents to snatch rebounds, and make high-level passes in transition. A capable rim protector, Pierce is motivated to improve all aspects of his game as he isn’t afraid of asking coaches for help with pick and roll certain concepts.


Emmanuel Cruz Jr. | 6'5" | Wing | Paulo Freire Charter School, Springfield, MA | Class of

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