Tabor's Coronel commits to Maine

Per his New England Recruiting Report, ESPN's Adam Finkelstein is reporting that Tabor Academy senior wing Dimitry Coronel has committed to the University of Maine for the 2012-13 season.

Coronel, a Dorchester native, transferred to the Marion campus last fall from East Boston High, and repeated his junior year. He was named All-NEPSAC Class A last spring.

His latest evaluation from Scouts Inc. reads as follows:


Coronel is the physical prototype for a big time swingman. He is a high level athlete who plays above the rim with ease and has great speed when running in the open court. His skill set has come a long way within the last twelve months and now includes consistent three-point range on his jumper, the ability to attack either side off the dribble, and a variety of counter moves inside the paint.


Coronel's basketball I.Q. and feel for the game remain his biggest challenges. He is ideally suited for an up and down game but tends to be less effective when the pace slows. He has a tendency to bound the air out of the ball and stagnate the offense and also has still yet to learn how to vary his own speeds, always finding himself stuck in first gear. From a skill standpoint, he could continue to improve the consistency of his jumper and learn to utilize his physical tools to develop his mid-range game and defense.

Bottom Line:

Coronel is a physically gifted swingman with a high upside if and when he learns to combine his athleticism and emerging ball skills with an improved basketball I.Q.