Four Local Players Named to ESPNs 150
Brewster Academy’s Emmanuel Negedu, who has already offered a verbal commitment to the University of Arizona, topped the list of local products as he was ranked as the nation’s 13th best prospect in the class of 2008. Negedu is a super athletic and powerful forward who is known for his hard working nature and explosive finishes around the rim.
The top ranked public school product was Allan Chaney, a 6’9” forward from New London High School in Connecticut, who committed to Florida a few months ago. Chaney is a big time talent who combines his size and athleticism with an impressive skill set. He came in at #75 in the rankings.
The other full time New England resident to be included on the list was David Gibbs a 6’4” shooting guard from the Master’s School. Gibbs, who committed to the University of Massachusetts last fall, is another tremendous athlete who is almost impossible to keep out of the lane with his lightning quick first step. Gibbs was listed at #112.
One spot behind Gibbs was sharp-shooting Chris Turner, a 6’5” shooting guard who will be returning to the Winchendon School for his second season this year. Turner, was previously considered to be close to committing to the University of Maryland, but is now said to be wide open again.
The list of 150 also included two other players who are said to be heading to Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The first is Melquan Bolding who is already committed to the University of Louisville. Bolding is an exciting player with the way he attacks the basket and would be an instant fan favorite in New England if he does ultimately end up at Notre Dame Prep.
Another player said to be on his way to Notre Dame is James Southerland, a 6’7” small forward who will be making a brief stop before arriving at his final destination of Syracuse University. Southerland was listed at #123 on the rankings.
ESPN’s rankings were put together by their Scouts Inc. staff. Two members of the Scouts Inc. staff, Paul Biancardi and John Carroll, were on hand earlier in the month at the New England Elite 75 Showcase.