Frosh/Soph Flashback 2008
The first ever New England Elite 75 Showcase – Frosh/Soph Edition took place back in the fall of 2008, featuring the top prospects in the classes of 2011 and 2012.
The day turned to be about both the past and the future as guys like Anthony Jernigan and Domonique Bull lived up to reputations they had developed beginning in their middle school years, while a variety of other top up and coming prospects showed glimpses of things to come in future years.
One such prospect was a skinny six-foot-ten big man from Stevens High School in New Hampshire, who arrived as an unproven high school player and totally unknown prospect. Nevertheless, his potential was obvious from the onset of theday and four years later, Kaleb Tarczewski has gone on to be one of the most sought after prospects in the national class of 2012 before committing to Arizona.
Another young prospect in the gym that day was a six-foot-one guard out of Bishop Hendricken High School in Rhode Island. Although he was already able to stand out with his athleticism and playmaking off the dribble, few could have anticipated that Ricardo Ledo would grow five more inches and develop into one of the best pure scorers in the entire country.
Tarczewski and Ledo were just the beginning of what proved to be a tremendously deep and talented field at the inaugural Elite 75 – Frosh/Soph Edition. Among some of the other future stars in attendance that day were Georges Niang, Billy Baron, Zach Auguste, James Kennedy, Rohan Brown, Tyler Strange, Evan Cummins, John Papale, Rene Castro, Andrew Chrabascz, Adrian Oliveira, Sam Donahue, and many others.
The fifth annual Elite 75 Showcase - Frosh/Soph Edition will take place on Saturday, September 15th at the Mansfield Sports Plex. Player nominations can be sent to the New England Recruiting Report via firstname.lastname@example.org.