2011 Rankings Expanded – New Hampshire

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, December 27th, 2010

2011 Rankings Expanded – New Hampshire

Perhaps more so than any other state in New England, player rankings in New Hampshire are always dramatically impacted by the annual addition of talent into the prep ranks, and so after spending the last four months evaluating all of the new talent that the region has to offer, the Granite State was the logical starting point for our expanded 2011 rankings. 

Despite all of the new talent that has arrived within the state’s borders, a New England native remains the top prospect in New Hampshire as Naadir Tharpe, who pledged to Kansas this fall, has distinguished himself as one of the premier point guards and playmakers in the country and is the unquestioned leader of this year’s Brewster Academy team. 

A pair of his teammates sit at two and three respectively as St. John’s bound forward Jakarr Sampson and Villanova bound big man Markus Kennedy complete the first three.  Fourth ranked Jordan Laguerre has started the season on a tear which has only further solidified the fact that UMass landed a high-major caliber guard in this New Hampshire native.  We return to Brewster Academy for the fifth and sixth spots in future Pittsburgh swingman Durand Johnson and Elijah Carter, one of the top available guards in the country and the only uncommitted player in the state’s top ten. 

Seventh ranked Imoh Silas is a steal for Siena as the Holderness big man inevitably would have seen recruitment from higher levels had he played the year out, while New Hampton’s Nick Paulos is a super skilled forward headed to UNC Greensboro and the eighth ranked player in the state.  Teammate Will Davis should be an instant impact guy in the Ivy League for UPenn while Brewster sharp-shooter Max Hooper hopes to be the same at Harvard. 

New Hampton’s skilled and cerebral swingman Travis Souza is the 11th ranked player in New Hampshire and the second best uncommitted prospect while Scott King sits at 12 following his big summer and subsequent commitment to Stony Brook. 

In total 25 players were ranked in New Hampshire’s class of 2011 with some other notable inclusions being Holderness forward Gabas Maldunas at 16, the NHIAA’s top prospect David Madol at 17, Massachusetts native Ryan Kilcullen at 19, Milford’s Mike OLoughlin at 20, Manchester Central’s John Wickey at 23, and Bishop Guertin’s Connor Green at 24. 

To view the New Hampshire 2011 rankings in their entirety please click here.