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Player Spotlight: Lames El Gammal

The problem with players who have an advantage in the areas of strength and height is they often have no clue they have an advantage. That becomes a disadvantage and can show up on the court and with the attitude, but thankfully Baldwin’s Lames El Gammal doesn’t have those issues.

“My strength is my strength,” the 6’1” sophomore from Baldwin HS acknowledged. “I know a lot of teams [on Long Island] don’t have that inside presence, so that’s what I present.”

That presentation has helped launch a balanced, deep and unselfish Lady Bruins team into the Nassau Class AA championship game this weekend. There’s no antidote for point production in the paint, shot blocking and more important, rebounding. But despite excelling at all three, Baldwin Head Coach Tom Catapano cites El Gammal’s intangibles first.

“What comes to mind is Lames works her butt off and is super coachable,” Catapano said. “She’s also an A student.”

With two years ahead of her for development and experience, the only way for El Gammal is up. She’s taking the necessary steps to prepare for the next level, where interest from “St. John’s, Hofstra, Quinnipiac, UNC Greensboro, Lasalle and Wagner” has already surfaced, according to Coach Catapano.

“I’ll be training with my dad [Mohammed El Gammal] during the offseason,” she revealed. “This summer, I’ll be playing AAU with Long Island Lightning Slater to get a chance to travel and play against better competition.”

Coach Catapano knows the havoc his sophomore can wreak on Long Island if she continues to develop.

“I need her to shoot that 15-footer against the zone,” he said in regards to areas El Gammal will need to focus on. “But she’s on a crash course to become a Division I player.”

First order of business, though, is Baldwin’s game against Massapequa next weekend for the Nassau Class AA championship.

“I know I can’t underestimate anyone,” El Gammal said of her first shot at a county title. “And I can’t get caught up with the fouls.”

 

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