2024 DTX Player Profiles


DTX Basketball is a Connecticut based grass roots program that is focused on helping student-athletes who have a goal of playing basketball at the collegiate level. Spots on their National teams are earned, not given. Athletes are developed to play utilizing fundamental skills and a high basketball I.Q., two critical requirements for playing at the next level. We teach that it is not about winning, but about DEVELOPING the student-athletes and placing them in positions to succeed to reach their goals.  The program is run by Dave Taylor, with assistance from college placement guru, Noel Roman. The program runs its practices out of the three court, InSports Center facility in Trumbull.

The player profiles on the college prospects on their 2024 teams are as follows:


                  (click on the players’ names and their profiles will pop up)

Najimi George (2024) 6’4 guard, Kolbe Cathedral (CT) - (University of New Haven commit) George is a 3 level scorer.  He’s very long and athletic, plays above the rim.  He’s able to guard five positions and is getting stronger.  Najimi has consistently been one of the best players in the CIAC for the last three years and he will have a bright future as a college player. 

Matt Amarante (2024) 6’5 guard - (Lake Forest College commit) Amarante is 3-point sniper, who uses his 6’5 height to an advantage on the shot release. He’s also able to use his strength to back down defenders, and he drives to the basket with aggression.

Connor Parkes (2024) 6’0 guard, Greenwich High (CT) - Parkes has tremendous potential. He is a quick guard that can do a little bit of everything.  Uses a long wingspan to rebound and a quick first step to get by a defender.  He’s a knockdown shooter, on and off the dribble.  As a defender does a good job at cutting off the angles. He’s working to be a pure point guard, that will thrive off the pick-and-roll opportunities.

Matt Domenichelli (2024) 6’6 forward, Masuk High (CT) - Domenichelli is a traditional big man who rebounds and blocks shots.  He is versatile in that he can pick and pop, post up, or finish with a jump hook.  He has a high motor and is always active on the floor. He’s working to extend his range on the floor.

Ryan Lamothe (2026)  6’1 guard, Trumbull High - Lamothe is an athletic wing that has improved his jump shot. He has exceptional leaping ability, can play physical and is extremely coachable.  With his improved jump shot, he is on his way to potentially being a scholarship player. Lamothe is young and still learning the game, but has been playing at the 17u level since he was an 8th grader.

Sean Wilson (2026) 6’1 guard, Trumbull High (CT) - Wilson is a strong left-handed guard that can play multiple positions.  He can both post and handle the ball.  Wilson has improved his jump shot and is further developing it every day.  He has a strong body and is a physical player. He’s difficult to guard when he attacks downhill. Wilson is a tremendous player with a huge upside as a scholarship player.

Jaden Tuhaise (2026) 5’8 point guard, Trumbull High (CT) - Tuhaise is a pure point guard with an exceptional and evolving skill set. He has a great court vision and is a dynamic passer, always finding his teammates in the right spots to create scoring opportunities.  Jaden is tough and quick, able to get to the rim.  Jaden is athletic and a solid on ball defender, always disrupting passing lanes and getting steals. Tuhaise is a solid, with the potential to be a high-level point guard at the next level.

Brian Elmo Jr (2024) 6’0 combo guard, Trumbull High (CT) - Elmo can shoot and defend efficiently, handle the ball, and get into the gaps. Quick feet allow him to specialize in on-ball defense, a solid ball handler under pressure. He can create his own shots and set up other teammates for open looks. Solid stamina and can run the court well, also constantly moves without the ball.

Joey DiMarco (2024) 6’2 guard, Trumbull High (CT) - Demarco is a 3-point sniper with deep range. He had nine 3 pointers in a single high school game this winter. He is a hardworking player and a student of the game with a high basketball IQ and discipline. He’s a team player who is known for making winning plays. Demarco will be a terrific addition to a program looking to build a winning culture.

Oliver Irving (2025) 6’0 point guard, Masuk High (CT) - Irving is a lefty point guard with a high basketball I.Q.  Despite being only 6’0, he can really attack the rim. He needs to become more consistent from the perimeter but he can really lead a team. Not afraid to mix it up inside and attack bigger stronger defenders. Excellent pass-first point guard that sets up his teammates.

Marko Joksovic (2024) 6’4 guard, St Joseph High (CT) - Joksovic uses his length and reach, to his advantage. Marko can get to the rim quickly and finish strong. Marko can knock down mid-range jumpers and stretches the floor with three-pointers. High gpa.

Stephen Kaine (2024) 6’0 guard, Stratford High (CT) - Kaine is a versatile in being able to play multiple positions. He is a defensive minded player who lives for the challenge of guarding the other team’s best offensive player. His strength and physicality allow him to keep players in front and allows him to get steals, rebounds, and deflections. Kaine is a great shooter and passer with the ability to score inside and outside of the paint. He is always putting the work which makes him a great fit for any team.

Thomas Kaine (2024) 6’2 guard, Stratford High (CT) - Kaine is a versatile in being able to play multiple positions. He is an excellent shooter and playmaker who can handle the ball, score, penetrate the defense, and feed his teammates. He is a threat both inside and outside of the arc and he isn’t afraid to use his size and athleticism to his advantage. With a 6’9 wingspan he is a solid defender who is able to stay attached to his man, block shots, deflect passes, grab rebounds, and get steals. He is a great athlete and well-conditioned. He plays well the ball and runs the floor well.

Gabe Ciminiello (2026) 5’11 point guard, Hopkins School (CT) - Ciminiello is a floor general, who also excels defensively. He is a very good on-ball defender because of his foot speed, physicality, and effort on defense. He is also dynamic on offense, a solid ball handler who excels at creating open shots for his teammates. He is a pass first point guard and facilitator with good court vision who runs the offense to set up his teammates in the half-court offense and in transition. He reads the pick and roll and dribble hand off situations well and also pushes the floor. He is becoming a three-level scorer, with the ability to get to the basket, finish in the paint with floaters and mid-range shots, and a capable shooter of the dribble and catch. He is a tough competitor, and a vocal leader on both ends of the floor, and a high energy player.

Henry Cooper (2026) 6’2, 195lb, wing, St Luke’s School (CT) . Cooper can catch and shoot efficiently.  He can post up smaller guards and uses his deceptive quickness to get past bigger forwards. Cooper has a solid basketball IQ and always keeps teammates engaged by sharing the ball.  He is a hard-working defender and is a solid student-athlete.

Alex Roth (2026) 6’0 guard, Trumbull High (CT) - Roth is a physical player with an athletic build and a strong frame. He is able to defend on an island but is also a great help defender. He’s a high IQ player, a solid defender with length, and is expanding his offensive ability.  Roth is a multi-sport athlete. 3.7 gpa

Ryan Tulley (2026) 6’1 guard, Fairfield Ward High (CT) - Tulley works hard on the court and in the classroom.  He has deep range and a knockdown jump shot, shooting at a high percentage from beyond the arc. As defenses adjust to his shooting he effectively attacks the close out and can get into the lane and finish with either hand. Tully’s court vision and constant off ball movement allows him to create scoring opportunities for his teammates and himself. Tully’s long wingspan makes him an active and impactful help defender who is not afraid to take a charge. 4.2 gpa