Molloy Frosh Has Chance To Be Solid Player

Reporter Mike Sullivan talks about the game of Ashton Pankey ...

It was late in the game and Molloy's seniors were on the hardwood trying to advance in a first round game against Monsignor Farrell last weekend at Holy Cross High School. Yes, it was senior time. However, the Stanners fell short against a gritty Farrell team.

On the bench watching was 6-foot-7, 200-pound freshman forward Ashton Pankey. Someday, Pankey will be closing games out like that on the court. It's only a matter of time.

While it may have been frustrating to watch the narrow loss and not being on the court, patience is usually rewarded to those who work hard and continue to improve your individual game.

This is the task ahead for Pankey, a member of the 2010 class. Pankey is going to be a solid player for the Stanners and is likely garner more important minutes over the next few years.

We like his game. The reporters on the website feel that Pankey will develop into a quality division one player. He is lean, agile, and mobile around the paint. Pankey appears to have a good feel for the game of basketball too.

The Molloy team certainly got quicker when his frame was utilized by head coach Jack Curran. It's an exciting time for Pankey. He has a real chance to be a solid player for Molloy over the next few seasons.

It's our belief he certainly will be a division one player.

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