Bramanti gets defensive

Joe Bramanti, a 6-foot-1 guard had a strong summer with the New England Playaz and is starting to pick up college interest.

Kaleb Tarczewski is regarded as the New England Playaz's best prospect.

But if you listen to former NBA coach John Carroll for a few minutes, he will quickly inform you that Joe Bramanti is as important as any of the big names that play on his squad.

What makes the Massachusetts native so important?

"Every single time we played he guarded the other teams best player," Carroll told

"He has demonstrated over the past two years that he can not only guard guards, but also small forwards. He just disrupts guys because he will play physical."

Bramanti, a 6-foot-1 guard, played both guard spots for the Playaz and despite his defense being one of his biggest strengths, according to Carroll he will find ways to score.

"I think offensively as the summer went on he demonstrated that he could score," he said. "He's not a great shooter or a great one-on-one player, but he scores enough to keep you honest."

"His biggest strength is that he's the toughest dude on the floor and always the best defender on the floor," he added.

To date, Bramanti has had a wide range of college interest. Schools from the Patriot League, Northeast Conference, the American East and the Ivy League have expressed interest.

Bramanti will transfer to Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy for his final season of high school ball.

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