2022-23 Marianapolis Prep Season Preview
Marianapolis Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational, Catholic, boarding and day school located in Thompson, CT for grades 9-12 and postgraduates. The Boy’s Varsity Basketball program is a NEPSAC program led by Head Coach Tommy DiColella. Coach DiColella feels that his squad is very deep this year with a good variety of talent. Below are their profiles. For the college coaches looking to make the trip to Thompson, CT, here is the team’s Fall Open Run Schedule.
Stephen Willand 6’6 F 2023 - Strong lefty, with a great motor. Stephen rebounds and defends at a high level and has a great touch around the rim. Steven has a really exceptional level to defend the post, defending players that are taller than him, and can also defend well outside on the wings. Steven currently has a ton of D3 interest.
Luka Kulundzic (2024) 6’6 forward - Incoming player for Novi Passar Serbia. Plays for a high level Pro and Junior Pro Novi Passar Serbian national team. Sharpshooter with good size. Moves his feet well for his size. Is able to defend at a high level, along with having an elite scoring set. Very quick first step and good finishing at the rim to go along with his really deep range. 3.9 GPA.
Raymond Johnson (2023) 6’0 guard - High Academic, athletic, smart guard who plays within himself and consistently strives to be the hardest worker he can be. Raymond has a smooth jumper and deep range, additionally Raymond is a high level defender capable of guarding scholarship level players at his position. Raymond has a 3.8 GPA and is also a tremendous leader for the team as well serving as a two year captain. Has a ton of D3 NESCAC interest.
Collins AchuFon (2023) 6’4 small forward - Strong, physical forward who has a soft touch inside and smooth efficient outside jumper. Collins is a solid rebounder and defender, and is great at running the lanes in transition. Collins worked out vigorously this summer and put on some muscle in the off season. Collins has a 3.3 GPA and has D3 interest.
Peyton Manyak (2024) 5’11 guard - High Academic, athletic guard, who demonstrates an exceptional skill with ball handling and passing. Peyton possesses a high IQ of the basketball game, and is very unselfish with the basketball. Peyton is a tremendous leader for our team who is very vocal on all ends. Peyton is an exceptional defender who is known to sacrifice his body and make the hustle plays most players often avoid to do. Peyton currently holds a 3.9 GPA.
JT Briggs (2023) 6’0 guard - Incoming Post Grad from Andover, MA. JT is a sharpshooter offensively who can consistently stroke it from a deep range and plays hard defensively. JT is currently training with some talented D3 players this past spring and summer and is eager to improve his game more for the college level.
Harrison Stanwood (2024) 6’0 guard - Harrison is an incoming guard from Algonquin Regional High located in Northborough, MA. Harrison is a high academic, and very skilled guard who plays hard on both ends of the floor. Harrison has a smooth outside stroke, and a great touch around the rim when driving. Harrison currently has a 3.6 GPA
Kobe Pena (2024) 6’2 small forward - Kobe is an incoming forward from Times 2 Academy located in Providence, RI. Kobe is a very athletic rim runner, who plays hard defensively, and possesses some solid skill work offensively He has a strong act of slashing and getting to the rim and finishing well Kobe currently has a 3.0 GPA
Rhodia Perry (2023) 6’0 swing - Rhodia is an incoming post graduate from New London HS in New London CT. Rhodia, the sharpshooting wing was just recently named All-State in the CIAC for basketball after coming off of a very successful senior year last season. Rhodia also has an act for getting to the rim strong, and playing well defensively as well. Rhodia currently has a 3.0 GPA. Has some D3 interest.
Dimetri Iafrate (2023) 5’10 guard - Dimetri is a high academic and great two way player, who plays really intense defensively, and has a well put together offensive game as well. Dimetri has great vision in transition and is a real threat from deep. Dimetri is coming off a successful season at Lasell Academy in Providence, RI and was recently selected All-State for the RIIL. Has some D3 interest. 3.7 GPA
Jayden Desimone (2023) 6’2 guard - Very athletic, plays above the rim, and has a very strong outside range. Very efficient defender, has current D3 interest, and is eager to play at the NEPSAC level.
Filip Kalis (2023) 6’5 forward - Strong leader, Physical forward with size and strength. Can make a 3 with time and space. He is primarily a screener and a blender and cuts with perfect tempo. Plays hard, Rebounds at a high level and can defend wings, and guards.
Elyas Adorno (2023) 6’2 guard - Transfer from St. Marks. Fast in transition, has very quick first step and tight handles, defends at a very high level. Can make plays above the rim.
AnDre Stackhouse (2023) 6’1 guard - AnDre is a very quick and aggressive slasher with a smooth outside jumper. He is very versatile on finishing strong at the rim and defends at a high level.
Thomas Calabro (2023) 5’9 guard - Thomas is an incoming PG from Narragansett RI. He is a crafty playmaker who has good control of his ball handling along with good vision. Thomas has decent range for his position and strives off of making smart plays. He pushes the ball in transition and knows how to play with pace.