Commitment Catch-Up

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, May 5th, 2014

Commitment Catch-Up

Suffield Post-Grads Set

Suffield post-graduates Brandon Feinberg and Jerry Koutoufas have made their choices, deciding on the University of Scranton and Mansfield University, respectively.

Feinberg was the team’s second leading scorer (11.5 ppg) and second leading rebounder (5.9 rpg) this past winter using his inside-out game to stretch defenses and exploit mismatches. His ability to play both facing the hoop and with his back to the basket will serve the six-foot-five forward well at the collegiate level. Feinberg saw wide-ranging division III recruitment before eventually deciding to attend Scranton.

Koutoufas, a native of Athens, Greece, improved dramatically in his first year playing basketball in the United States. The six-foot-four swingman was relatively unknown for much of the year as he did not participate in the summer exposure circuit. When the fall arrived Koutoufas saw interest from a range of division one and two programs. His quick release gives him the ability to instantly make an impact at Mansfield, who plays in the highly competitive Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).

Feinberg and Koutoufas join fellow Suffield postgraduate, Jared Harper, who will be heading to Fairfield University to continue his playing career.

Maine Big Man Staying Close to Home

Brad Shields, a six-foot-ten big man from Presque Isle, will be staying close to home next year to play his college basketball at the University of Southern Maine.

Shields is a raw but talented big man whose size will be an immediate game changer at the division III level, but also a player who has the tools to continue getting better over the next four years.

A product of the Maine Athletic Club, Shields first made a name for himself beyond Maine's borders during last spring's AAU season. 

Randolph Forward Makes Pick

Randolph High School's six-foot-two senior forward Fritz Oslyn will be continuing his college basketball career at Salem State University next year according to Randolph head coach Kalon Jenkins. 

Oslyn is a multi-talented and versatile forward who can shoot the ball out to the three-point line but also owns crafty moves around the paint.  He picked up mid-season honors by making the Blue Devils Holiday Classic All Tournament Team and was select Patriot Ledger All Scholastic following the season.

Oslyn was also a product of the Bay State Magic AAU program.

Choate Post-Grad Set Plans

Choate Rosemary Hall post-graduate guards Samson Donnick and Alex Rubin committed to MIT and NYU after acceptance of their applications. 

Donnick is a California native who graduated from Redwood High School before arriving at Choate where he spent time at both guard positions and proved himself as an excellent three-point shooter with a college ready body. 

Rubin will be going back home after previously starring for the Trinity School in New York City.  A big six-foot-four combo-guard who can create off the dribble, he also emerged as one of Choate's top defenders this season. 

Donnick and Rubin join Cameron Neubauer (San Diego), Colin Richey (St. Michael's), Ben Engvall (Tufts), and Sean McNally (Connecticut College) as players in Choate's 2014 class who are set to continue their playing careers at the next level.