• School Science and Technology Magnet HS
  • Height 5'9
  • Weight 170
  • AAU Team CT Storm 11P
  • Hometown Colchester, CT
  • Grad 2019


  • State Ranking 2
  • National Ranking 3
  • Overall Ranking 31

Profile Report

Basic Details

  • Team TM5sat
  • # 94
  • POS 3; 4; 5
  • HS Coach Name Holly Misto
  • AAU Coach Name Coach Caruso
  • AAU Team Name CT Storm 11P
  • Country United States
  • Final Evaluation Xaryia Melendez, of Colchester (CT) Science and Technology Magnet HS, is a 5'9 170lb 2019 prospect from our Fall 2018 NY camp. College coaches on camp staff identified Xaryia as having division 1 potential. Xaryia has a great wingspan that gives the player the potential to be a lock down defender and can be even more effective with active hands/feet. Additionally, the prospect appears to have very good size for position when used properly remains advantageous on both sides of the ball. The very talented passer does a fantastic job distributing and seeing the floor. The player is always anticipating when and where teammates will be open, a highly coveted trait in the team sport. In terms of ball handling, the prospect showed a great handle and is on the way to being a primary ball handler. Basketball IQ was one of the player's greatest strengths routinely making the right play at the right time. There was a great emphasis on making the right play, which will be a big advantage in recruiting and separating from others. A big part of IQ is shot selection. Xaryia does an excellent job of shooting the basketball with rhythm and possesses high-level knowledge between good/bad shots. This advantage will continue to develop by watching how this is done at various college levels. Making the extra pass and taking only open in-rhythm shots proved to be a very reliable asset for the prospect. The prospect showed they were an extremely reliable shooter throughout camp. Shooting will continue to develop with form shooting and made game speed repetitions. We recommend making at least 500 game speed shots a day off the screen(curl/fades), off the bounce, spot shooting, etc. The talent did a tremendous job of finishing around the rim through various moves. The prospect showed great ability with both hands and has the potential to finish on any defense. The talented player is an exceptional athlete proving to be an advantage on both ends of the floor having athleticism that is in the upper quartile of competitors. The prospect was one of the strongest player's at camp, and overwhelmed the competition because of it. The college game is an entirely different beast so continued strength development is crucial to prepare going against 23-24 year-olds who have been in a college strength program for 4+ years. Combined with the player's excellent frame the player has the potential to have a definite physical advantage at the next level amongst their fellow incoming freshman. The talent showed a very good motor (highly coveted skill by college coaches) that remained mostly active on possessions and from what we saw, the player had a physical and mental toughness that will be coveted at the next level. The player showed excellence on the defensive side of the ball and exemplified individual and team defensive concepts that we highlighted at camp. Xaryia has division 1 potential with continued hard work and development both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Can play the 3; 4; 5. AAU Team: CT Storm 11P.

Event Attended

  • Event Date Oct. 6-7, 2018
  • Event Location NY