2023-24 Monsignor McClancy Season Preview


Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School is located in the East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens. Their varsity boys basketball team is coached by Anthony Olszewski and they compete in the New York Catholic High School Athletic Association A division.

Monsignor McClancy OPEN GYM schedule is as follows:

Friday September 22nd 4:30-6
September 28th 2:45-4:15
October 10th 4:30-6
October 16th 4:30-6
October 18th 6-8

College scouts should reach out to Coach Olszewski via his cell (347) 728-0137 when they plan to attend.


The team’s fall preseason will include playing in the following showcases:

MADE Hoops NY Preview event at the New Heights Facility in Brooklyn on September 23rd-24th

Test the Waters Event October 9th at St Raymond’s in the Bronx

NYC Prospects A Division Presentation October 14th and 15th at Graphics Campus Manhattan

Monsignor McClancy’s key players for the 2023-24 season:

James Rosales (2024) 5’9 165lb guard - Excellent scorer. Multiple games of over 20 points this past season. Heats up quick and scores in a variety of ways. Attacks the rim, good pullup jumper, an array of different types of floaters. Quick with ball in his hand. Crafty passer and ball handler. Great hands on defensive end of the floor.

Jaiden Gaston (2024)  6’1 165lb guard - Back to back All League selection. Back to Back The Tablet All Star. 18.3 pts per game (5th in the league) 4.6 Rebounds per game 1.0 stls per game 82.5% from FT line. Excellent shooter with deep range to 25+ feet.  Midrange killer. Creative finisher with both hands around the rim. Jaiden has scored over 800 points in 2 years on the varsity. Takes charges. Good help defender.

Carlos Urena (2024) 5’11 170lb guard - Tenacious on ball defender. Physical and quick. Gets downhill and creates for others when he gets in paint. Improving 3pt shooter. Excellent at attacking from wing creating for himself and others. Very good mid-range game.

Paolo Bordone (2024) 6’2 220lb small forward – Wide body, excellent feet. Finishes well with both hands in paint. Soft shooting touch 15 feet and in. Willing defender and physical. Very good rebounder.

Zachary Cruz (2024) 6’3 175lb guard - Very Athletic. Finishes high above the rim. Accomplished track runner. Great elevation on jump shot. Knockdown mid-range shooter. Ball handling is improving. Great defender and instincts in passing lanes.

Richard Werner (2024) 6’2 225lb small forward - Hard worker excellent rebounder. Physical -2 sports athlete (Baseball and Basketball). Finishes well with both hands.

Dennis Inga (2024) 6’2 180lb small forward- Good rebounder and mid-range shooter. Tough and Physical

Joseph Werner (2025) 6’5 200lb forward - 2-sport athlete (baseball). Named MVP this past season for the JV Team. Excellent post defender. Great feel for positioning and strong. Keeps his hands high, rebounds in traffic. Makes the right play. Runs floor in transition. Good finisher with back to basket. Jump hooks, soft touch.

Alex Chiriac (2025) 6’2 185lb guard - Good passer streaky shooter. Makes the right plays. Tough on the boards and runs the floor very well.  Improving ball handler.

Brendan Fennelly (2025) 5’10 150lb guard - Athletic, tough nosed guard. Will not be outworked. Shoots the ball pretty well, relentless attacking the basket.

Devin Rhea (2025) 6’0 160lb guard - Good athletic guard. Excellent corner 3pt shooter. Improving ball handler. Willing defender. Hard worker.