Freshman Guard Can Help Area High School

Scout.com's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan has a profile on a guard who is just a freshman ...

Normally it's not wise to profile players who are just entering their freshman year on the high school level. But since many young players are making strides as being impact players, it's likely this site and others will increase the coverage as opposed to ignoring these talented prospects.

Cardozo head coach Ron Naclerio has stressed to us that everyone needs role players to contribute to achieve a championship. In Naclerio's case, it would be the New York City PSAL championship.

This site previously profiled freshman point guard Chris Hampton. And in this story we update his situation. "It takes time to be comfortable," said Naclerio. "This is the case for all new players."

Yesterday, Naclerio spoke about his other new guard, Trinity Fields, who scored 33 points in a recent game.

Naclerio seems happy his players are making the adjustments to his style and system. In Hampton's case, Naclerio thinks the sky is the limit for him. ACC and Big East schools have already watched him work out and seemed impressed.

"His strength is his shooting," Naclerio said.

If he can shoot the jumper consistently, there will be a place someday for Hampton on the division one level.

Chris is a 2010 recruit. There's four seasons at Cardozo to make his game solid. Naclerio feels Hampton works hard enough to achieve those goals.

Hampton, like all of the Cardozo players, will be tested often this season. Cardozo always plays a rough and competitive schedule.


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