Hoop Mountain Prep Classic Headlines Busy Weekend
College coaches are expected to be making the trip to Thompson, Connecticut in bunches this weekend for the third annual Hoop Mountain Prep Classic as over 40 division I prospects will be in action. The action tips off on Friday night as perennial New England powerhouse Notre Dame Prep squares off against IMG Academy at 6:30pm. At 8:30 Providence Country Day will face Putnam Science Academy.
Saturday’s action begins at 3pm with a match-up of two of class B favorites – Marianapolis Prep and Proctor Academy. At 4:30 St. Andrew’s will be in action as they face off against Brimmer & May. Putnam Science Academy will return to the floor at 6 when they face Noble & Greenough. At 7:30 IMG will square off against Satellite Academy while the day’s nightcap will feature a much improved Suffield Academy squad against Marianapolis.
Play will begin at noon on Sunday as Nobles will again take the court, this time against Choate Rosemary Hall. At 1:30 Satellite and Apex will meet and at 3 IMG will face defending class D champions, the Hyde School. At 4:30 Brimmer & May will face Apex while St. Andrew’s will return to play Trinity Pawling at 6.
The field will include a plethora of top players including: 6’4” Sean Kilpatrick, Notre Dame Prep, committed to Cincinnati; 6’0” Johnnie Lacy, Notre Dame Prep, committed to Providence; 6’8” James Southerland, Notre Dame Prep, committed to Syracuse; 6’2” Malik Smith, Notre Dame Prep, uncommitted; 6’8” Ron Giplaye, Notre Dame Prep, uncommitted; 6’4” Jeremi Johnson, Putnam Science Academy, uncommitted; 6’0” Corey Wright Jr., Marianapolis Prep, uncommitted; 6’6” Josh Vital, Marianapolis Prep, uncommitted; 6’7” Noel Jones, Marianapolis Prep, uncommitted; 6’7” Kyle Casey, Brimmer & May, uncommitted; 5’10” Derek Retos, Brimmer & May, uncommitted; 6’9” Brian Wilson, Satellite Academy, uncommitted; 6’8” Stephen Alli, Proctor Academy, uncommitted; 6’7” Pat Donnelly, Proctor Academy, uncommitted; 6’3” Taevaunn Prince, Proctor Academy, uncommitted; 6’5” Michael Laplante, St. Andrew’s, uncommitted; 6’3” Mike Carter-Williams, St. Andrew’s, uncommitted; 6’7” Tucker Halpern, Nobles, committed to Brown; 6’8” Markus Kennedy, Apex Academy, uncommitted; 6’8” David Jones, Apex Academy, uncommitted; 5’8” Luke Matarazzo, Choate, uncommitted; 6’3” Patrick Liengueu, Choate, committed to Lehigh; 6’8” Roshard Bryant, Suffield Academy, uncommitted; 6’6” Pierce Edwards, Suffield Academy, uncommitted; 6’5” Jovan Mitchell, Hyde, uncommitted; and 6’2” Tywon Clark, Hyde, uncommitted.
Hoops For Foods
A series of short scrimmages featuring many of the top high school programs in Connecticut will be played this Saturday at Windsor High School with proceeds going to benefit charity.
1:00pm Hyde Leadership vs. West Springfield (MA) & Notre Dame vs. Vineyard (MA)
1:30pm Hyde Leadership vs. Notre Dame & West Springfield vs. Vineyard
2:00pm Notre Dame vs. West Springfield & Hyde Leadership vs. Vineyard
2:30pm Windsor vs. Hillhouse & Greenwich vs. Crosby
3:00pm Windsor vs. Crosby & Hillhouse vs. Greenwich
3:30pm Windsor vs. Greenwich & Hillhouse vs. Crosby
4:00pm Wilbur Cross vs. Harding & Wilby vs. Cromwell
4:30pm Hardy vs. Wilby & Wilbur Cross vs. Cromwell
5:00pm Harding vs. Cromwell & Wilbur Cross vs. Wilby
5:30pm Fairfield vs. Xavier & Maloney vs. New London
6:00pm New London vs. Xavier & Maloney vs. Fairfield
6:30pm Xavier vs. Maloney & Fairfield vs. New London
7:00pm Capital Prep vs. Fermi & Newtown vs. Woodland
7:30pm Woodland vs. Fermi & Newtown vs. Capitol Prep
8:00pm Woodland vs. Capitol Prep & Newton vs. Fermi
St. Mark’s vs. Tilton
Class B Champs vs. Class C Champs, Alex Oriakhi vs. Erik Murphy, Nate Lubick vs. Jamal Coombs. Call it what you want but this will be a classic battle when St. Mark’s visits Tilton on Saturday at 4pm. No less than 6 high-major prospects will be on the floor with as many as 10 division I players in action. Stay tuned to the New England Recruiting Report early next week for details on the action.