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Saturday, April 23, 2011
Brimmer's Banegas commits to Northeastern


ESPNU is reporting that Brimmer & May postgraduate guard Marco Banegas has verbally committed to Northeastern University.

The former O'Bryant standout, who spent a post-graduate season on the Chestnut Hill campus after a standout career with Tigers, was considering offers from St. Bonaventure, Towson and TCU at the time of his commitment.

Scouts Inc's current evaluation on Banegas reads as follows:

A playmaking guard who is at his best in the open floor, Banegas is the prototypical creator who has a knack for getting to the rim and making plays for himself and his others. While he is definitely at his best in an up and down system, Banegas has the quickness and ball skills to get to the rim in the courter court as well. He changes speed and direction very effectively and has good dexterity attacking off the dribble and finishing at the rim. Banegas has good size for the point, is an excellent rebounder at his position, a good passer off the dribble, and capable of making perimeter jumpers in rhythm.

Banegas is used to playing with a great deal of freedom and so it remains to be seen how he will adapt to playing in a half-court system where he will have to pick his spots more carefully. He has a release point behind his head on his jumper, is an only average shooter, and needs to be more of a playmaking presence in the mid-range area. Above all else, Banegas needs consistency as he will shine in spurts but disappear for stretches at a time as well. He also needs to develop his frame and add muscle.

Bottom Line:
A vertical point guard who is at his best going north to south, Banegas had a great spring and early summer to help push his recruiting stock. He would be at his best in a running/trapping system at the next level where he is given the freedom to make plays in the open floor.