#E75 Frosh/Soph Less Than 3 Weeks Away
The 10th annual Elite 75 Showcase - Frosh/Soph Edition is now less than three weeks away as it will return to the University Sports Complex in Hanover, Massachusetts for another year of the "Saturday Night Live at the Elite 75" theme as the event will run from 5pm to 9pm.
With interest in the event continuing to ascend, here are some questions to the most common questions we've been hearing:
Who should attend the Elite 75 Frosh/Soph?
Anyone in the classes of 2020 and 2021 is welcome to attend. This is designed to be an open forum for all of the very best young prospects in the region to come together to compete and be seen. The entire NERR staff will be on hand as well as additional evaluators on every court to help us identify as many future college prospects as possible.
Will rankings be based on this event?
Yes. For the most part, and especially in the class of 2021, our staff is starting from scratch. We don't know what players did at the middle school level and candidly we don't care. This is the point where things start to matter and that's what we are looking for, the players that project out as the best future college prospects. Our assumption is that if you are serious about being in that group, then you'll be there.
Is the event invitation only?
No. Because this is designed to be an open forum and "proving ground" of sorts and because we don't evaluate players prior to high school, we don't want to do anything to limit the field. Just the opposite, we want to make this an opportunity for anyone to come make a name for themselves, and if history is any indication, quite a few will.
Will there be more than 75 kids there?
Yes. It would be contradictory to open the doors to anyone but limit the number of players who attend. However, there will not be more than 10 players on a team, everyone will be given equal playing time, and there will be both coaches and evaluators on all courts at all times.
Will the event be just games?
Absolutely not. While we recognize that exposure and media coverage is a big reason why most people attend, our goal is that every player and parent walk away having learned something. We take great pride in assembling a first rate coaching staff that will lead the prospects in skill development drills. Parents will also have the chance to meet with NERR founder and ESPN national recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein to hear his thoughts and advice on topics ranging from grassroots basketball to prep school to recruiting tips.
Do you have to be from New England to attend?
No. We have historically never advertised beyond our region's borders but have nonetheless seen an increased demand to play in front the media and scouts in attendance. Recent alums have come from New York, New Jersey, and Maryland to name a few.