#JucoReportAlum helping lead the way for Macomb CC

By: Kris Watkins

Coming into the season we knew that the Macomb Monarchs would be a team to be on the lookout for this year based a number of their player’s performance at our #JucoReportElite150.  The Monarchs are currently sitting at 4-1 and currently ranked #19th in the country with their only loss coming to preseason #11 in the country Southwestern.  Over the weekend the Monarchs defeated the Reigning DIII National Champion Rock Valley.  We had 4 of the Monarchs on hand with us in July and all of them showed their abilities on the highest stage we give you a breakdown of them below.  For more info on the Macomb Basketball program you can follow them on twitter here: 

6’5 Antonio Capaldi

As a freshman last year Capaldi averaged right at 10ppg while also shooting 43% from 3 while hitting 54 3’s on the year.  Capaldi is a deadly shooter who is able to get his shot off quickly and is great at shooting off the catch off the dribble pull ups in the mid range.  Capaldi had a season high last year of 30points (8 3’s made) and hasnt looked back.

Freshman Highlights

6’1 Daryl Porter

Porter is a talented combo guard who was one of the top play makers at our #JucoReportElite150 in July after averaging 13ppg/5rpg/3apg en route to being name District 10 all Tournament Team.  Porter does a great job of creating for himself was well as others.  Porter can score at all 3 levels and does so at a high efficiency.  

Freshman Highlights

6’4 Jalen Harmon

Standing at 6’4 Jalen Harmon is a versatile utility guard who does a little bit of everything including scoring in transition, attacking off the dribble in the half court and creating for others, and being a threat on the defensive end each and every time down the floor.  Harmon’s best game that showed his versatility last season was in his 18pt/8reb/3stl game vs Niagara County.

Freshman Highlights

6’6 Malcolm Cohen

Cohen is a talented lefty forward who averaged 13ppg/6rpg as a frosh last year while also connecting on 41% of his attempts from 3.  If you crowd Cohen at the 3 he has the ability yo put the ball on the deck and get to the rim in 1-2 dribbles. On the defensive end Cohen has the ability as a shot blocker and helpside defender.

Freshman Highlights