2023 Rising Stars 17u Player Profiles
Rising Stars was founded by Paul Savramis in the early 1980’s as a series of summer camps but has since been on a 20-year journey of changing the lives of countless youths and their families. Savramis created Rising Stars in response to the need for a yearly program that mirrored the philosophy of his previously accomplished summer camp series. The Rising Stars AAU basketball teams are always well-stocked with high level talent.
The 2023 Rising Stars 17u is coached by AJ Allen and his assistant, Dalmorlie Williamson. Their roster is as follows:
#1 Jaiden Newton (2025) 6’3 guard, Ossing High - The young length guard is a tough match up. His long arms and creative approach to attacking the basket make him an unpredictable threat on the wing. A good rebounding guard, Newton has the knack to finding the ball defensively and getting out into the open floor.
#2 Jayden James (2023) 6’4 point guard, Archbishop Molloy High - James is a creative point guard who gets to the basket at will using his length to finish above and around his defender. The lengthy guard has a quick first step making him a tough cover off the bounce. Jayden see his teammates and he gets them the ball while their open verses when he’s in trouble.
#4 Carlos Urena (2024) 5’10 point guard, Monsignor McClancy High - Urena The speedy guard is a defensive nightmare. Hawking the ball from baseline to baseline, he prides himself on ensuring the opposing teams guard has to work for every step taken. Carlos is a blur in transition flying by defenders and pushing the pace.
#14 Tyler Michel (2024) 6’3 guard, St Francis Prep - Michel is a pesky on-ball defender who uses his quick feet to his advantage. Tyler moves from his on-ball assignment to his help spot without hesitation. His efforts don’t end on the defensive end. Michel’s fast feet coupled with his crafty handle allows him to get his spots and make decisions. Tyler is a 3-level scorer who busted on the scene this year in the CHSAA and looks to prove this summer he’s one of the top guards in the City.
#16 Aiden Swinson (2023) 6’3, guard, Bayshore High - Swinson is a big-time athlete which is on display on both offense and defense. He plays above the rim blocking shots and has some impressive finishes. Aiden is a active defender who uses his length to initiate this teams transition offense. The athletic guard has flown under the radar playing in Suffolk County Long Island.
#22 Jacob Brandly (2024) 6’6 small forward, Combine Academy (NC) - Brandly walks into the gym and is in range. A lethal shooter from distance, he keeps the defense honest with long range shooting ability. Brandly is a strong 6’6 and can use his body and good foot work to get the team a bucket from inside the paint. He is more than just a shooter as he uses his frame to rebound and start the break himself.
#26 Javion Hutchinson (2023) 6’5 small forward, Scotland Campus (PA) - The explosive athletic 6’5 guard is more than just a downhill threat and should be better known as a well round offensive weapon. Hutch can bully his way to the basket and he shoots the ball with confidence. Hutch can guard 1-4 on any given possession. His size and skill set are something are a perfect storm brewing.
#44 Caleb Andigue (2025) 6’8 forward, Monsignor McClancy High - The big fella is your old school traditional big man build coupled with new school game. Andigue is a big body crashing the glass and deterring guys from attacking the rim. He has the ability to beat you up on the block and step out and show case his ability to dribble and get to the rim. With a soft touch, Andigue finishes underneath he rim and step out and shoot the ball.
#45 Malachy “Mac” Kelly (2024) 6’0 point guard, Combine Academy (NC) - A natural born leader. Kelly is a pure point guard who uses his speed and strong body to will his way to the rim. Kelly is threat from inside and out. Shooting the ball well from distance and being able to pull up on a dime hit the mid-range. Mac ability to handle ball pressure and lead his team through highs and lows of the game make him a true point guard.