DTX Class of 2023 College Prospects
Despite the 2020 summer AAU basketball season running a condensed schedule, RecruitTheBronx.com was still able to hear a steady buzz about DTX Basketball, and we decided it was time to spread the word on some of what we were getting.
DTX is running a large number of teams from the multicourt In-Sports Center facility in Trumbull, CT. DTX Program Director and coach (and basketball book author) Dave Taylor has turned his lifelong teaching of the game of basketball into a big attraction for gym rats across Connecticut and New York.
Below we focus on DTX’s class of 2023’s. This is a group who appear to be both talented and, critically, possess the ability to keep working to improve themselves. They are mix of CIAC and NEPSAC future standouts on the court and in the classroom. As you can see by the profile links below, these are the DTX rising sophomores that we are set up to keep an eye on:
Matt Amarante 6’2 shooting guard, Wooster School (CT) – Amarante is a big guard with the ability to post-up smaller guards or rise up a stick a jumper over his opponents from the perimeter and mid-range.
Luca Antonio 6’0 swing, Trumbull High (CT) – Antonio has a quick burst of speed to get to the basket. This slasher is difficult to be denied from scoring at the hoop.
Michael Bagley 5’11 point guard, Trumbull High (CT) – Bagley is a high energy floor general with exceptional speed and passing ability. He is also a good passing lane defender.
Jack Balsano 6’0 wing, Fairfield Prep (CT) - Balsano is a slasher who can hit the jump shot. He is also a fearless enforcer on defense taking charges and wrestling much bigger opponents.
Aidan Copeland 5’9 point guard, Trumbull High (CT) – Copeland is as tough of a player as you will ever find. He is a defensive stallwart, including taking charges and diving after loose balls with no regard for his body. He lifts his team with his ability to hit big shots and take charges.
James LaFrance 6’0 guard, Hamden Hall Country Day (CT) LaFrance can both run the point or play the wing. He can also hit shots and defend.
Brendan O’Hara 6’0 swing, Fairfield Warde High (CT) - O’Hara is a physical player who can defend and score the basketball.
Mason Pratt 5’11 wing, St. Luke’s School (CT) – Pratt gets to spend his winters earning playing time in that deep and talented, college-bound St Lukes’ powerhouse rotation. College ball will end up holding no surprises for him after mulitpile years of NEPSAC play. He is a physical swingman with a forward’s stength and a guard’s skills. Pratt is an aggressive rebounder. He has great ball instincts and uses his body well.
Sean Racette 6’0 point guard, Trumbull High (CT). Trumbull High continues to be a deep source of basketball talent in the state of Connecticut. Having the InSports Center gyms going non-stop with year-round programs in their zip code is likely a factor. Racette could continue that tradition of Trumbull skill-building excellence. He has an elusive, long stride acceleration move that enables him to get past his defenders. Off of that hard-to-guard base, he uses good passing and aggressive basket-drives to help create for his offense.
Theo Rawls 6’0 point guard, East Haven High (CT) – Rawls is an athletic point guard who does a lot of things well. Passing, defending, getting to the hoop, and hitting jump shots are all strengths.
Tommy Scholl 6’1 swing, Fairfield Prep (CT) – Scholl is an athletic swingman with very good rebounding and defensive skills. Offensively, he can hit shots and get to the rim.
Colin Vigeant 6’0 guard, Fairfield Warde (CT) - Vigeant has a high basketball IQ with a sweet jumper from anywhere on the floor. Hitting deep shots, running the offense, and finding open teammates are strengths of his.
It is easy to understand why DTX is a success. Coach Taylor works closely with each of his players breaking down weekly game film and players on his National Team each maintain their own website for increased exposure.