Mid Atlantic Select Gears up for First Tournament
A lot of people weren’t familiar with CJ Keyser going into this year, but if you were at Comcast this year for Maryland state semi-finals, you definitely know who he is now.
Keyser is a super athletic combo guard who does it all. He can shoot, handle the ball, finish with the best of them, and perhaps his best attribute, play D. He’s got the whole package and MAS President James Lee doesn’t hide the fact that “he’s our guy”. He’s got a lot of mid to mid-high major interest right now and by summers end his list will be growing by the day.
Aside from Keyser, MAS has five other returning players from last years squad. Donovan Walker, Anthony Tarke, Alex Peltier, David Bottenberg, and Bobby Arthur Williams. All will be back and will be key contributors MAS’s 17s.
Joining the returning players this year will be Isaiah Lamb, another impact player who James Lee projects to be a starter and one of the team leaders. Lamb goes to Dulaney High School in Baltimore County.
Another potential starter is Christian Lutete, a sweet stroking lefty whose got a beautiful stroke from outside and plays with a high motor. Christian Lutete will do a post grad year at Phillip Exeter(NH). Lutete was named first team all DCIAA for two straight years while playing at McKinley Tech.
Other newcomers to the team are Jermaine Ukegabu (Springbrook, 2015), Austin Verene (Maret, 2015), Toby Christen (St Maria Gorreti, 2015) and Camri Wilkerson (Glen Burnie, 2016).
MAS is loaded at the wing position, and the guard play is also very strong. They do not have a 6’8″ low post type player, but that doesn’t bother James Lee. “We’ve never really had that type of player. We’ve had the Lavon Long, Garland Owens type, and they are so athletic that we draw the other teams big man out.”
The entire coaching staff is very excited about this upcoming season and next weekend they’ll have their first test when they head up to Connecticut for their first tournament of the summer.