D2 Commitment Catch-Up (12-23)

Owen Carlson | Friday, December 15th, 2023

D2 Commitment Catch-Up (12-23)

During these busy past couple of months, a few local prospects announced their commitments to play Division II basketball on full-ride scholarships for the next stage of their careers…  


St. George’s School/BABC 3SSB 6’2” guard Anthony Daley will be heading to St. Thomas Aquinas College, situated outside of Nyack, NY, just west of the Hudson in the northern part of the greater NYC area. 


Daley earned the first overall spot on NERR’s Rhode Island Class of 2024 Rankings released this past summer. He is known for his consistent long range shooting and has played a key role on a tough St. George’s squad. 


He has also impressed on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit with BABC, earning 3rd Team honors for his performance at the GymRatLIVE event, and dropping 7 threes in a victory over NEJC All Stars. He also scored 67 points in one game with a whopping 21 threes for USA at the international level.


It will be interesting to see how his skillset translates to the next level…


St. Thomas More School/Team New England HGSL 6’6” wing Abdur-Rahman De Leon will remain in New England, as he recently announced his commitment to St. Michael’s in Vermont. 


De Leon has been on our radars for some time, as he was already regularly dropping around 30 points the year before last. His success continued through the 2022-23 season, as he began hopping on the radars of a lot more scouts.


He has been a key member of St. Thomas More for a few years now, and the same can be said for his contributions to grassroots clubs New Heights EYBL and Team New England HGSL. 


It will be exciting to follow his career throughout the next few years…


Bridgton Academy/New England Storm 6’8” wing/forward Kalvin Catchings announced that he would be taking his talents down to South Carolina to play for Coker University.


Catchings began his high school career at Gardiner Area High School in Maine. He was already turning heads early, earning Maine KVAC Class A All-Rookie Team for his performance throughout his freshman year. 


His success continued over the next couple years, earning All-Zero Gravity 10th Grade National Tournament Second Team honors during the summer before his junior year. 


He has continued to receive numerous standout recognitions at various events, and shows no sign of slowing down. It will be fun to watch him compete at the next level…


Another Maine native, St. Thomas More/XLP 6’4” guard Will Davies also plans to stay in New England for college, as he recently made his commitment to St. Anselm College. 


Davies began his high school career at Thornton Academy. He was named Gatorade Maine Player of the Year and Maine’s Mr. Basketball by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches following the end of last season. 


More recently, he has continued earning recognition for his performance at events, including being named a standout at the Hoop Group New England Jam Fest in May by Dylan Thayer.


It will be exciting to track Davies’ progress throughout the next chapter of his career…