Players To Watch In The Hockomock League Part 1
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The Hockomoc league is always one of the most competitive leagues in the state. It has featured many state championship teams, including last years division 2 champion Foxborough. Here is part 1 previewing the upcoming season, looking at players to…
The Hockomoc league is always one of the most competitive leagues in the state. It has featured many state championship teams, including last years division 2 champion Foxborough. Here is part 1 previewing the upcoming season, looking at players to watch in the league.
Maddie Paschke, King Philip, HT 6’0, Position Wing/Forward, Class 2024
Graduating an all state 6’4 center is not an easy task to replace. Even with that you should not look past the King Philip team. They are well coached, and bring back a good mix of talented underclassman, and seniors. They will be a tough team night in and out in the Hock. One of their notable players this season is 6’0 do it all wing Maddie Paschke. Last season she was one of the most improved players in the league. She has a high motor that just never stops. She is athletic and can finish at the rim through contact. She can control the glass, and she has an improving outside shot. She can play inside and out, and impacts the game in multiple way’s. Defensively she is very active. She can guard multiple positions, and gets a ton of deflections. Maddie has the game to play basketball at the college level, but she is also a standout softball player and has decided to pursue that at the college level.
Cam Collins, Foxboro, class 2024, Position G,
Foxboro is the defending division 2 champion’s, and returns all their starters from last years squad. One of the key players for the team this year is Rider collage commit Cam Collins. Foxboro is tough to defend with their depth. Collins fits perfect into the Foxboro system. They play a full court run and jump defense, and put a lot of pressure on the ball handlers. They turn defense into offense, and they also run a few nice half court sets. Collins is an athletic and aggressive player, who likes to attack downhill and finish at the rim. She can pull up from mid range, and has an improving shot from the outside. She is able to finish well through contact. Defensively she goes for a lot of steals, and uses her physicality and athleticism to match up with multiple positions.
, Attleboro, Class 2024, Position G,
Last season was a breakout year for Goldrick. She was asked to do more after graduating some of their primary scorers. She is a versatile Guard, who can shoot from the outside, and also score at the rim. She was able to handle the pressure well, as one of the team’s main ball handlers. She was able to control the pace of the game. She averaged 12 points a game and 5 assist last season. She has good length for the position, and makes a big impact on the defensive side of the ball. She is able to matchup with some tough opposing players, and defended well on the perimeter, and in Attleboro’s 2-3 zone. Expect more improvement this season from Goldrick.
, Sharon, Position F, Class Senior
Despite seeing double teams every game, Jasmine still averaged a double double last season with 24 points and 18 rebounds. She had multiple games with over 30 points. She is also a big impact on the defensive side of the ball, defending the opposing teams best post player. Jasmine will be the focal point of every opposing teams scouting reports against Sharon. Jasmine has improved her all around game, and is able to play even more on the perimeter now. Jasmine should have a big senior season.
Kamryn Derba, Oliver Ames, Position PG, Class Sophomore
Derba was thrown into the starting role at Point Guard in just her Freshman year. Oliver Ames was the division 2 state champions in 2022, but they had a different roster in 2023. They still made the tournament last season, and should improve this year. They had a slow start to the first half of the season last year, and turned it around in the second half. Derba was able to handle the role at Point Guard, and with a year in the system she will be even more comfortable as the team floor general this year. She has always been know as a sharp shooter from the outside, and averaged 12 points a game last season. She has improved her overall playmaking abilities, and makes players around her better. She also made some big stops on defense in the second half last year. Oliver Ames will feature the back court Derba sister duo again this season.