By: Kris Watkins Follow @KrisWatkinsPSB
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: Follow @Macomb_Monarchs
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.
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.
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.
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.