2024 New Haven Heat-Made Hoops 17u Player Profiles


The New Haven Heat is a highly regarded developer of college-bound talent in the basketball rich Greater New Haven, CT region. Doc Kennedy runs the program and coaches their 17u Made Hoops circuit level team.

Here is the New Haven Heat Made Hoops 17u roster for this season:

                        (Clicking on the player’s name pulls up their profile)


#0 Antoine “Butta” Williams (2025) 6’0 point guard - Williams is the starting point guard playing in the highest of prep school ball at Putnam Science. Averaged 11pts, 4Ast, 2stl a game for the NEBL and Power 5 Champs.  He has a lightning quick first step and change of direction driving his tight handle skills. He is a pass first playmaker who can get into the lane easily. He can also shoot and get to the rim, when that is the best option. He will also pick pockets on the opponent’s primary ball handler. 3.5 gpa

#1 Allyn Wright (2025) 6’0 point guard, St George’s School (RI) - A high IQ, pass-first point guard that can get a bucket as needed. Colleges should tap into this NEPSAC AA honed talent.

#2 Zaire Lott (2024) 6’6 small forward - Lott’s elite athleticism helps him protect the rim on defense and play above the rim on offense. This two time CIAC All State wing was a top 3 point shooters in the CIAC for the last two years. He also rebounds at a high level.

#3 Travis Upchurch ( 2025) 5’10 point guard, Notre Dame-West Haven (CT) - Upchurch has bounce, can dribble and can get his teammates the ball 2023-24 CIAC State Champion.

#5 Elijah Parker 6’4 (2026) 6’3 guard, St Thomas More School-White showcase squad (CT) - 2023-24 All State CIAC, Second Team as a junior for Holy Cross High (CT). Parker has excellent foot speed and a lethal first step. He can also hit the open three, when the defenses get wary of his paint drives. He covers a lot of ground is impactful with his defensive activity.

#10 Jair Mathis (2025) 5’11 point guard, Lee Academy (ME) - Mathis missed his past high school season, while recovering from injury. He should be back in July for the Live Periods. He is a lightning quick guard with a high IQ. He knows how to hit the gaps to create for others and is a very crafty scorer.  He also defends on a high level 94 feet.

#11 Stephen Mulinio (2026) 6’7 forward, Lasalle Institute

#12 Brandon “Bizzy” Beamon (2025) 6’6 small forward, Knox School - Beamon can guard 1-4. He is also athletic and effective in getting to the rim for a score. He is CIAC All State player who is looking for Post Grad program. Bizzy is an elite slasher and that can also spread the court and post up. Beamon is the definition of a glue guy; every team needs a guy like that. An 1,000 points scorer, who averaged 23pts and 7rebs. Holds a scholarship offer from D2 Franklin Pierce.  2.9 gpa

#21 Amare Marshall (2025) 6’6 small forward, St. Bernard High (CT) - 4.0 gpa


#32 Chris Van Tassel (2025) 6’5 small forward, Wilbur Cross High (CT) - - Van Tassel is one of the hardest working kids on the team, he pursues every rebound (defense and offense). He has also developed a jump shot and has become comfortable putting the ball on the floor and attacking the basket this AAU season. His motor never stops and he’s always willing to learn and get better. 4.2 gpa

#34 Ibrahim Gati (2025) 6’10 forward, Darrow School (NY) - Gati hails from Niger and is a fluid, athletic and dominant presence on the basketball court. Gati excels in running the floor, grabbing rebounds and blocking shots. 2023-24 All NEPSAC, Class AA Honorable Mention. Last season, he was impressive in averaging 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks per game. Gati consistently makes his mark on both ends of the floor. Holds D1 offers from Alabama State and Gardner Webb.  2.9 gpa