2023 AFB Freedom 17u Player Profiles


AFB Freedom is a New Britain, CT based AAU basketball program. Since 2012, they have placed more than 50 players into college programs. Beyond that, the program has had a positive impact on more than 2,000 kids in the Greater New Britain/Hartford area.


Their 2023 17u team is coached by Carlos Gonzales and Steven Thompson, and their roster is as follows:


#1 Elijah Garcia (2022) 5’10 guard, We Believe Academy (CT) - Garcia is a spot up shooter and a solid defender. He’s also a sneaky good finisher around the rim as well.


#2 Treymarr Tweedie (2023) 6’2 guard, We Believe Academy (CT) - Tweedie is a very skilled guard who can finish both through contact and around taller defenders. His ability to get by defenders makes so many teams play him different.


#4 Albert Edole (2023) 6’3 guard, Achievement First High (CT) - Edole is a high motor wing, who defends and rebounds with the best of them. Great kid to have on any team, he leads the team with both his work ethic and enthusiasm.


#5 Kemani Thompson (2023) 5’11 guard, Watkinson School (CT) - Thompson is a fast guard who finishes well against taller defenders. He’s a great defender and competes at a very high level.


#10 Hikim Truehart (2024) 6’0 guard, Kennedy High (CT) - Truehart is a skilled guard who can get by his defenders at will. Hikim is a streaky shooter, but his playmaking ability and feel for the game makes him such a strong guard.


#21 Dayven Zielinski (2023) 6’4 small forward, We Believe Academy (CT) -Zielinski is an explosive wing who can finish both through contact and above the rim. He is a steal for any D3 program.


#23 Hilmo Redpezagic (2024) 6’7 forward, EC Goodwin Tech (CT) - Redpezagic is a very raw big who does a good job finding second and third shot opportunities. He’s been doing a great job protecting the rim without getting in foul trouble.


#24 Eli Limric (2024) 6’4 small forward, Watkinson School (CT) - Limric is a sharpshooter both on the catch and off the dribble. His IQ for the game makes things easier for himself and his teammates around him.


#35 Jayshawn Lindsay (2023) 6’0 guard, We Believe Academy (CT) - Lindsay is a very explosive guard, & can score at all three levels. His overall approach to the game and way he leads his team is very Marcus Smart like. Pleasure to have.