WEIGHT: 182 Pounds
HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, New York
POSITIONS: Combo Forward/Power Forward/Small Forward
CLASS OF 2008: A current senior
AAU TEAM: Albany City Rocks
AAU TEAM PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jim Hart
DECISION: Central Connecticut State
STRENGTHS: Has some balance in his offensive game
AREA OF IMPROVEMENT: Confidence. As he beomes more confident in the low post, he will become a more well-rounded player.
PREVIOUS EVALUATION CONDUCTED BY FRANK MANTESTA: Assistant Coach Steve Curran of Central Connecticut State did a very good job of finding this player and staying on him, according to the Albany City Rocks AAU program.
Both parties feel that Shimmek has the ability to be an impact player in the Northeast Conference.
He has a good post game but can also step out and shoot the ball from 17 feet out. He is a excellent finisher and is suited by the style that Central Connecticut plays.
Carmen Maciariello of Albany City Rocks said he felt this kid was a steal for Central Connecticut State. We also agree seeing him in the summer we came away impressed and feel that this will be a great fit for both player and program.
*The coaching staff at Central Connecticut State has always done a terrific job in taking some raw talent and developing the prospects properly. This young man has some skills so he should thrive at Central Connecticut State.