Summer pg 9 7-3-19

PUTNAM — The basketball season arrives in the winter and before you know it, March is here and the season is over. Summertime then rolls around and it’s time for the long awaited summer break for most. Others continue to work on their game throughout the summer either on their own or through the AAU circuit.
Mass Elite, an AAU team coached by former Putnam Clipper and Putnam Science Academy Mustang Dino Porcic, has grown in popularity over the last couple of years and has developed into a stage for student athletes to show their skills and improvement from the winter.
No one has seen their stock rise higher than PSA’s Nasserine Williams.
Williams, a 6-foot, 2-inch guard who also can play the forward position, started slow at Putnam Science Academy this past season in her first year from France. Battling injuries throughout the year, Williams came on strong towards the end of the season with 4 games remaining but then the season was over. Williams then turned her attention towards the AAU circuit and has blossomed in-front of several Division 1 coaches’ eyes. She recently secured her 5th Division 1 offer of the summer adding Merrimack College to the list of schools interested in her talent. St. Bonaventure, Rider, Fairfield and Colgate are others who have reached out after watching her play standout during the summer.
“Nasserine has showcased her ability to be very versatile”, said coach Dino Porcic. “She is able to score in many ways whether that’s in transition, from the 3 or off the dribble.” With busy weekends on the horizon for another month or so, coach Porcic doesn’t believe this is going to be it for offers when it comes to Nasserine. “I anticipate a lot more schools jumping on board with offers as the summer rolls on, I’ve received calls from the Big East and higher on Nasserine.”
Josh Sanchas
Sports Information Director
Putnam Science Academy


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