The Scott Hazelton Basketball School had many big name players in the NBA division including Ryan O'Connell (Saint John's Prep), Adrain Gonzalez (Central Catholic), Romeo Diaz (Methuen), Evan Smotrycz (Reading), and Hanell Velez (Woburn), Justin Nieves (Lawrence), Carson Desrosiers (Central Catholic), Jayme Spears (Georgetown), but it was Billy Marsden (Central Catholic) who had the most outstanding week of camp.  Billy was a constant force during the camp dominating the game at both ends of the floor.  At times during the week Billy took over the camp scoring at will and literally taking over the basketball game.  When he wasn't making a three or taking his man to the hoop, he was making a big stop down at the defensive end.  He was just a force all week long.

The bottom line, Billy plays the game the way it was meant to be played every time he takes the floor.  He plays it hard, with great intensity, and determined to win.  He is a coaches dream and a must have on your team if your choosing sides.  As others got tired during this grueling week of camp, Billy seemed to get stronger and separate himself as the most outstanding player at camp.  He may not be rated right now as a top player in Massachusetts as some evaluators see him as a little short (5'10"), but take my word, he will be ranked before it is all over.  Everybody wants a winner, and that is what Billy Marsden is. 

In the NCAA division, there was just as much talent including Eric Davis (Midddleton) who can really shoot the lights out of the basket, Luis Soto (Haverhill) who is all athlete, and Jimmy Zenevitch (Methuen) at 6'3" who will be a future star.  But it was Pat Connaughton (Arlington) who dominated the NCAA division and was crowned the camp NCAA Most Valuable Player.  The 6'3" Freshman to be showed all kinds of talent making the three, dribbling out the rebound, and added some strong moves to the basket including a couple of big time dunks.   This young man is a presense already on the basketball court, and be assured it is a name you'll here alot in high school basketball over the next four years.