Family First - College Prospects
Family First is a club team that sources their players from Seward Park Campus, Washington Irving Campus and East Side Community High in Lower Manhattan. Their coach is Coach Katey Wentworth, boys varsity coach at Seward Park. Over the course of the past few months this squad has played all over the tri-state area including prep teams, high school teams, and AAU programs. With the loss of the PSAL season their schedule is based mainly around creating an opportunity for experience and exposure for the class of 2021 players. Nearly all of the players have picked up interest from either prep teams or junior colleges as well as division 1, 2, and 3 programs. Family First will be playing a modified game and practice schedule in January in order to provide opportunity while staying safe during these challenging times.
Aaron Parker (2021) 6’4 Stretch forward/wing, Seward Park Campus - Parker is a lengthy and lean stretch 4 man who can knock down the three and works well in a pick and pop situation. He can and will score the ball with a solid mid-range game. He must improve strength and athleticism around the basket, but has a high ceiling to do so. Parker is a good rim protector and rebounder who turns defensive rebounds into full court assists for wing players. He also needs to improve his perimeter ball handling.
Rashaun Chapple (2022) 6’3” combo guard, Seward Park Campus - Chapple is a scoring combo guard with explosive athleticism that can guard several different positions on the floor. He can get to the rim with ease and uses crafty footwork to score against equally athletic defenders. He distributes the ball well in pick and roll offense. Chapple is willing to dive on the floor, take charges and is a great teammate. He has a igh ceiling, needs to improve his strength and consistency in his 3 point shot.
Nick Cromwell (2021) 6’1 point guard, East Side Community High - Croomwell is a lefty-scoring point guard that is a high flyer out in transition. He is a good on ball defender and often racks up points off steals and long outlet passes. Coach Wentworth feels that Cromwell is an underestimated shooter and can knock it down, even under pressure. He is a very coachable and great teammate. He needs to improve his strength and pocket passing.
Quantel Branch (2021) 6’3 wing, Washington Irving Campus - Branch has a high motor and is an automatic double double. He tracks the ball very well on both ends of the court and racks up lots of offensive rebounds every game. He runs the floor and moves off the ball very well. He scores most of his points close to the basket, but can and will knock down the 3, especially against a zone. He needs to add some muscle and become a more consistent shooter off the dribble.
Terrence “TJ” Porter (2021) 6’2 combo guard, Seward Park Campus - Porter is a hustle guard that can score it in multiple ways. He runs the floor very well and is a willing passer. He has an unconventional, but effective 3 point shot, especially from the deep corner. Porter is a sneaky defender and averages 3+ steals per game. He is a great teammate, loud communicator on and is willing to dive on the floor. He needs to improve his defensive rotations and mid-range game.
John Kairouz (2022) 6’4 shooting guard, Seward Park Campus Kairouz is a high academic, tall guard with a smooth shot. He has a mid-post game and shifty footwork, which creates matchup problems for similar size defenders. He possesses a high basketball IQ and is a strong defender. Kairouz has an incredible work ethic, is very coachable and a great teammate. He needs to improve his athleticism and pocket passing.
Charley Sweat (2021) 6’0 guard, Seward Park Campus - Sweat is a shifty guard that is a combination of an old school point guard with new school craft. He can get to the basket with ease and racks up points with floaters and misdirection. Sweat has a high IQ of the game and anticipates where the play can happen which often leads to assists and easy buckets. Coach Wentworth is coaxching Sweat to to improve his strength and to develop a more consistent 3-point shot.