Babson College NEPSAC Showcase Standouts - Part One
NERR scout Dylan Thayer was on hand at Babson College in Wellesley, MA for the NEPSAC Showcase his past weekend. In case you missed any of the action, here is a rundown from him on some of his part one standouts.
Nigel James of @CushingBBball has had a huge spring.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 16, 2023
The shifty guard has a handle that keeps defenders on their toes, finishes through traffic on both sides of the basket, and has natural vision as a passer.
Has offers from Marquette, St. John’s and Iowa amongst others. pic.twitter.com/BlfjYJh1Em
Will Davis (@WillxDavis33) of @BridgtonHoops caught my eye.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 16, 2023
The forward stretches the floor on offense, is switchable defensively, and has good passing vision out of the post. pic.twitter.com/VnyzOuvXTo
Ryder Frost of Phillips Exeter stood out.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 16, 2023
The big wing is fluid with the ball, knocked down shots off the catch + dribble, and made timely passes to cutting teammates.
Should see offers start to roll in. pic.twitter.com/PHSuxSxbcA
Omar Kulenovic of @BerkBearsHoops is an intriguing forward.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 16, 2023
While he stands taller than most on the court, he creates opportunities for others with his passing, handles the ball well and can score inside and out. pic.twitter.com/W5IxTeXKfm
Looking forward to tracking Sage Baptiste of @TaborHoops— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 16, 2023
The 6’ 6” Forward operated well down in the post, showed flashes of three point shooting potential, cleaned up the glass and held down his spots on defense.
2026 reclass from Bishop Stang (MA). pic.twitter.com/0ntOTCEklE
‘25 guard Barrett Loer of @sgboyshoops is gaining traction.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 16, 2023
The 6’ 6” wing is lights out from distance but can score from all over, has great bounce and showed that by making a highlight-reel block, pinning the ball on the backboard.
Has offers from Bryant and Albany. pic.twitter.com/n4AY38OqQY
A name to keep an eye on this year in the NEPSAC is Rashad McCormick of Phillips Andover.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 16, 2023
Big time forward that seeks out and finishes through contact, knocks down shots off the dribble, and has a fluid jump shot. pic.twitter.com/k7NJCm4iiZ
Keyshuan Tillery of New Hampton has continued to shine.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 17, 2023
The guard is patient, waiting for holes to open up and attacks. Scores it from all over and thrives in transition with his speed.
Holds offers from Washington, Wyoming, and St. Bonaventure amongst others. pic.twitter.com/5FpbFf9otg
Keeping an eye on Christian Jeffers of @cburyboysbball this season— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 17, 2023
The strong, 6’ 5” wing gets downhill quick and is not afraid of contact. Knocks down shots from all over the floor and is switchable on defense.
Will be a name to watch for in NEPSAC Class B pic.twitter.com/0OwpvGdsCR
Reigning state champion from Worcester North, Ty Tabales has joined the New Hampton school.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 17, 2023
The point guard made an impact in his first appearance as he knocked down three’s from all around the arc. Good handle and distributor as lead guard.
A name in the ‘26 class to track. pic.twitter.com/m1L7BvaJjG
Ryan Mela of @Newman_Hoops had a big outing this morning.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 17, 2023
The 6’ 6” wing hit a number of pull-up trey’s off the dribble, drove through traffic finishing through contact and getting to the line. Created looks for others with his passes.
Offers include UMass, Maine and Colgate. pic.twitter.com/Ai35pqXGg5
Ebuka Okorie of @CushingBBball is a true 2025 who can compete at the next level.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 17, 2023
The point guard scores it from all 3 levels, has a lightning quick first step and is a tenacious on-ball defender who forces many steals.
Interest from a list of schools at the D1 level. pic.twitter.com/XROCsenoIF
Was impressed by Kingston Walker of @LC_BoysBBALL— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 17, 2023
The 6’ 6” CG can score it in a variety of ways and has extreme bounce to finish above the rim. Crafty with the ball, dishes it out to his teammates.
Offers include Gardner-Webb, Albany, and Bryant. pic.twitter.com/8dGlTTaUyA
Was very impressed with Umari Seney’s 23-24 season debut for @BCABoysVBB— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 17, 2023
The 6’ 2” guard displayed his long distance marksmanship hitting a number of three’s. Made some plays driving towards the rim. Bounce to throw down with force.
Big senior season starts now! pic.twitter.com/0Q1rwzXndd
Mason Blackwood of @NewHamptonHoops stood out this weekend.— Dylan Thayer (@DylanThayer0) June 17, 2023
6’ 7” wing that seeks out contact and attacks the paint with intensity. Had a number of tough finishes on both sides of the basket. Strong rebounder.
Offers from Marquette, George Mason, and Buffalo amongst others. pic.twitter.com/PRjjuw14Wi