Guards Sit atop Maine’s Junior Class

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Guards Sit atop Maine’s Junior Class

The class of 2014 looks to be an especially strong one in Maine as the state association has both star power and depth alike in their junior class.  

Nevertheless, the top ranked prospect in the state remains Lee Academy’s Aaron Calixte.  A Massachusetts native, Calixte transferred into Lee from Stoughton High School, and has the physical tools and playmaking ability to warrant the strong division I recruitment he’s earned to date.  

Second ranked overall but tops in the state association is Bonney Eagle’s Dustin Cole.  A scoring guard by instinct, Cole has done a terrific job of evolving into more of a pure point guard and learning to pick his spots when playing against the highest levels of competition.  

Isaiah Bess has made big headlines thus far in his junior season, reinforcing the signs of potential he showed consistently throughout the spring and summer.  The third ranked prospect has as much physical upside as anyone in the state’s 2014 class and has his best basketball still in front of him.  

Greely’s Mike McDevitt is a talented frontcourt prospect who impressed us on both of our trips to Maine this fall.  He has all the tools to operate efficiently in the paint, but is skilled enough to step to the perimeter, giving him good potential for the next level and the fourth ranked spot.  

Finally, Hampden Academy’s Zach Gilpin is another prospect who impressed us this fall, and he rounds out the top five as a result.  The six-foot-five forward is another mismatch problem who showed his full versatility en route to an MVP performance at the MB Nation East-West Showcase in November.