Commitment Catch-Up

New England Recruiting Report | Saturday, May 16th, 2015

David Labossiere 2015

Members of the 2015 class continue to finalize their plans for next year. Here are some of the most recent commitments:

  • Connecticut College has landed two late commitments from Taft point guard Tyler Rowe and Brimmer & May shooting guard David Labossiere. The duo joins Bridgton Academy forward Phil Leotsakos to give the Camels three impact players in their 2015 recruiting class, following up on their incredibly deep 2014 class from a year ago. Rowe is a pure point guard who led Windsor High School to a state championship in 2014 prior to his post-graduate season at Taft. Labossiere is a high level athlete who is explosive above the rim but also has an improving skill set and consistent pull-up game.
  • Mount Ida College has landed a trio of commitments from local products. Sidney Limage is a six-foot-four athletic wing with good length and upside who earned All-Scholastic honors on an improved Archbishop Williams team. Joe Kwiatkowski, who was a product of the New England Storm AAU program, was also a starter on Londonberry High School team that went undefeated en route to a NHIAA state championship. North Quincy’s Solomon Umoren is an athletic guard who can really defend and was a Patriot League All-Star this year.
  • MB Nation has announced a pair of division III commitments in recent weeks as Ian Milekis will head to St. Joseph’s College and Ethan Winglass will attend Bates College. Milekis had a big senior season for Edward Little including a 43 point outburst in early February. Ironically, that was the same night that Winglass scored the 1000th point of his high school career for Morse High School.
  • Greens Farms Academy guard Jim Djema is headed to Suffolk next year. Djema, who has run with the Academic Basketball Club on the AAU circuit, won a pair of NEPSAC championships during his two years at GFA and was named the MVP of the championship game this past March despite tearing his ACL with 10 minutes still remaining in the game. He also broke a school record for most three-pointers made in a season this year, all while shooting 52% from behind the arc.
  • Suffield Academy big man Max Parks is heading to NYU next year. The six-foot-nine big man is still new to the game, but made rapid progress this year for the Tigers and was an important piece of the frontcourt rotation for the Class A finalists. He should continue to develop at NYU and have a chance to develop into a key contributor in the UAA, one of the top division III leagues in the country.
  • St. Andrew's product David Ekwensi has committed to Wheaton College according to Saints' head coach Michael Hart. Ekwnesi is a six-foot-three swingman who Hart describes as a "defensive stopper." The Saints still have two scholarship caliber players available in the 2015 class as Chancellor Ellis and Duncan Ozburn are still on the board.
  • Vermont Academy guard Jimmy Fritzson has become the latest player to commit to Rhode Island College head coach Mike Byrnes. The Sharon (MA) resident is a versatile offensive player who is both super quick off the dribble as well as capable of making open shots from around the perimter. RIC advanced to the Little East Conference finals in Byrnes' first year at the helm of the program.