Albany City Rocks Two Guard Can Score

Reporter Mike Sullivan gives us details on another freshman from the upstate area ...

The key to any successful high school basketball program or AAU team is the ability to shoot the long ball consistently. Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart realizes this important aspect of the game and it was the reason why he singled out Kyle Callanan as being an important player.

Callanan, a 6-0 combo guard from the state of Vermont, played recently for the Albany City Rocks AAU program at the traditionally tough Boo Williams tournament in Virginia.

"Kyle did a great job for us shooting the ball," said Hart. "He hit six of eight three pointes rs for us in one of the playoff games."

The Rocks won the 15 and under category of the Boo Williams AAU tournament. Hart said one of the main reasons why they were successful at this event was because of the ability of Callanan to hit key long-range jumpers.

"He can play either backcourt position, he's pretty versatile," Hart said. "He can do several things well on the court."

A member of the class of 2010, Callanan is a freshman. "He's got plenty of time to improve and get stronger," Hart said. "But we know he can shoot the ball."

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