Class B Prep Profile 〈Part 1 - East〉

Owen Carlson | Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Class B Prep Profile 〈Part 1 - East〉

Class B of the NEPSAC has been full of competitive and exciting matchups, as anticipated heading into the season. With the month of February underway and the final stretch of the season in sight, we thought it would be fitting to run through the current landscape. Beginning with schools in the eastern half of New England, let's take a look at how things have shaken out.


BROOKS (12-7)


Brooks has had a great season so far, with big wins coming against Milton, Nobles, Lawrence, Busche, and more. The 2024s are headlined by Babson-commit Timmy Mulvey, who dropped 17 with 5 assists in the win against Lawrence Academy, as well as Gabriel Nwobi, who scored 12 in a win over BB&N. Mulvey was named MVP at the 9th Annual Patrick J. Harrington Memorial Game at the BABC Prep Classic with the win over Busche Academy. 


However, their class of 2025 might be an even more intriguing one, as Alex Wilkins has really stepped up as an offensive leader for the team, dropping 30 in a win over Middlesex and 25 in the win over Milton. He and Mulvey earned All-Rivers School Holiday Tournament honors after the tough loss to regional powerhouse and tournament host Rivers in the championship game. Emersen Davis is another 2025 of note, as he dropped 20 in the team’s opener against Beaver Country Day, splashing 6 threes in the process.  


It still doesn’t end there, as Brooks’ 2026s include Riley Clarke, who dropped 16 points with 5 rebounds in a win over Holderness, and Trokon Harris, who tallied 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in the win over Nobles. This team has already proven that they can beat the best, so it will be exciting to track the rest of their season.




Gov’s has had a great year so far, with big wins coming against Pomfret, Dexter-Southfield, St. George’s, and more. They are led by senior captain Roel Figueroa, who had a huge game in the close win over Pomfret, leading the team with 28 points and shooting 6/7 from long range. 


2025s of note include Momo Nkugwa who earned an offer from Brown this past summer and was a standout at the Zero Gravity Prep Classic, dropping 18 in a win over St. Luke’s, as well as Thomas Ferdinando who added 13 in the win over Pomfret. With the caliber of teams that this team has beaten, there’s no telling where they’ll end up. 


PINGREE (11-6)


Can we expect to see continued dominance from Pingree? The newcomers to the conversation of Boston-area powers have had a great season so far, with wins coming against Middlesex, St. Mark’s, Roxbury Latin, and more. 


This crew is led by 2024 6’2” guard Ray Cuevas, who has already tallied a handful of 30+-point outings, including 35 in a win over Holderness and his best performance of the season against St. Mark’s in an overtime win, finishing with 34 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 assists. He holds a D2 offer from St. Michael’s College.


Other 2024s of note include 6’6” forward Charlie Lynch, who dropped 27 and 24 in wins against Groton and Marianapolis Prep respectively, as well as guard Hudson Weidman who added 14 in victories over Roxbury Latin and St. Mark’s.


Non-2024s include 2025 guard Jack Murphy, who scored 17 in the win over Marianapolis Prep, as well as 2026 guard Drew Mullaney, who added 14 in the victory against Groton. It will be exciting to track this team as we approach the home-stretch of the regular season. 


RIVERS (16-2)


Wow, where do we even begin with this squad? The reigning Class-B Champions certainly don’t feel like a Class B team, that’s for sure. Arguably a top-five team in New England, they only have two losses, the first of which came at the hands of historic national powerhouse Brewster Academy (national team) by only two points, and the second came just recently against ISL competitor and AA power St. George’s in a battle. Big wins have come against class competitors such as Canterbury, league rivals such as Tabor, Milton, and Brooks, and national powers such as Vermont Academy.


In the class of 2024, guard Amir Lindsey is the name to know. He has had numerous standout performances, earning All-Holiday Tournament honors after a big win over Brooks in the championship game. He also dropped a whopping 32 points in a big win over Tabor to go along with 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Other 2024s of note include guards Max Stevelman, who added 7 in a win over Middlesex, and Charlie Johnson, who grabbed 6 boards to go along with 5 points and 2 assists that same game. Lindsey committed to Albany this past summer, despite also receiving offers from Bryant and FGCU.


Where to begin with the class of 2025 is a much tougher question to answer, as this is without a doubt the team’s most intriguing class. 6’6” wing Ryan Altman has consistently been a leader for this team’s offense, averaging near 20 points per game and putting on a double-double performance in the win over Brooks with a season-high 13 rebounds. He has dropped as many as 26 in the win against Williston and 25 in a victory over Proctor. He also earned standout honors at both the Zero Gravity Prep Classic and the Scholar Roundball Classic, not to mention he was named Holiday Tournament MVP. He has received offers from Boston University, Siena, Holy Cross, Dartmouth, Penn, Lafayette, Brown, and most recently William & Mary.


Another big time prospect is 6’8” forward Andrew Alekseyenko, who has already recorded a whopping 8 double-doubles this season. He has scored as many as 23 points in the win over Belmont Hill and grabbed as many as 14 boards in the big win over Milton. He earned standout honors at the Zero Gravity Prep Classic. It is shocking to learn that he has yet to receive any offers so far.


Jay Jones is yet another of this squad’s elite 2025s. The 6’4” point guard has dropped as many as 24 points in the win over St. Mark’s, grabbed as many as 8 rebounds in the victory against Vermont Academy, and dished as many as 8 assists in the triumph over Williston. He has earned plenty of recognition along the way, including standout honors at the Scholar Roundball Classic and a spot on the All-Holiday Tournament Team. He has spent more than a year collecting D1 offers, including Stonehill, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Mount St. Mary’s, American, Merrimack, Columbia, Siena, UC-Riverside, Kent State, Cornell, and most recently Brown.


It still doesn’t end there for this team’s class of 2025, as guards Robby Fiore and Jordy Schwartz have each consistently found ways to contribute. Fiore added 18 in a win over Buckingham Browne & Nichols and 15 against Milton with 5 rebounds. Schwartz added 10 in the win over Vermont Academy and tallied 8 points and 6 rebounds in the victory over Middlesex. This will be a very exciting team to track throughout the remaining regular season games and beyond, as projections remain favorable.




A few teams from the East currently sit just outside the group eligible for the playoffs if the season were to end at the time of this article’s writing.


Holderness (10-8) has had a solid season so far, with big wins coming against Andover, Tilton, and more. 2024 6’2” Rivals Elite combo guard Noah Guglielmo has had some great outings, dropping 21 in a decisive victory over Austin Prep. Hard to tell how far this team can go.


Other “first few out” teams from the East include Beaver Country Day, who will be going head-to-head with Pingree for an Eastern Independent League (EIL) regular season title, as the teams faced off recently and Pingree lost by just three, and finally another ISL representative in Roxbury Latin, led by Jack Hynes and Sean Perri.

St. Mark's has been competitive all season despite their record. The Lions senior trio of Sir William Morman III, Troy Miller Jr. and Devon Reid have all paced the team in scoring in different games, as well as stepped up when needed. Sophomore guard Alex Echevarria has contributed some big games as well and has turned some heads with his upside at the position. 

While the average Class-B team might not be quite on the same level as the average Class-A, Class-AA, and Class-AAA teams, the top handful of teams seem like they could compete with just about any. Just to put things in perspective, Vermont Academy is currently ranked #1 in the country amongst prep basketball teams, but Class-B Rivers beat them early in the season. They have also beaten all of the top Class-A teams they have faced so far. 


Stay tuned as we continue our prep profiles with some of the top Class-B teams from the West…