Hoop Mountain Super Week I – Day 1 Recap

New England Recruiting Report | Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Hoop Mountain Super Week I – Day 1 Recap

For the last 24 years Hoop Mountain’s Super Week I Camp has marked the unofficial beginning of summer basketball in New England.  While the July live period might not start for another week, SWI annually features both a large number of top talent as well as a plethora of division II and III coaches on hand to evaluate. 

Last year’s SWI camp was a great example of how some under the radar recruits can get a jump start on their July recruitment.  Camp MVP Scott Tavares went on to earn a full scholarship from UMass Lowell while other SWI campers from a year ago found themselves headed to the division I level a year later in Mike Clifford (Buffalo) and Sean McCarthy (NJIT). 

This year’s roster looks no less impressive.  In fact, this may be one of the deepest and most talented SWI rosters Hoop Mountain has put together in several years. 

Rising senior Brandon Sherrod is on hand to brush up on his game before the July live period.  Sherrod already holds a number of division I offers and is sure to be one of the most dominant big men in the field. 

One guy who should give him a run for his money is Ryan Canty who will be repeating his junior year at the Tilton School next year.  Canty is another sure thing scholarship player who could really shine this week. 

Allen Harris could be this year’s version of Tavares, as Harris has all the tools and talent to challenge for the camp’s MVP award and jump start his recruitment like Tavares did a year ago. 

Other players who college coaches will surely be anxious to see include: Dennis Clifford, Milton Academy (MA); Jason Pierre, Christian Heritage (CT); Russell Payton, Stratford HS (CT); Patrick Ackerman, Worcester Academy (MA); Cody Addison, Pingree (MA); Lutheurson Bonheur, Boston Trinity (MA); Rob Burke, Hoosac Valley HS (MA); Jared Fay, Brimmer & May (MA); Dan Giovanchini, Lawrence Academy (MA); Jared Jackson, Taft School (CT); Mick Kelly, RHAM HS (CT); Alex Levine, Weston HS (MA); Dino Mallios, Winthrop HS (MA); C.J. Moss, Taft School (CT); Scott OBrien, New Canaan HS (CT); Brian Salzillo, North Haven HS (CT); Ethan Sperry, RHAM HS (CT); Zach Taylor, St. Luke’s (CT); and Aziz Dieng, Pomfret School (CT).

Beginning tomorrow games will take place at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm.  The camp’s all-star game will be held on Tuesday night while playoff games will be played during the day on Wednesday. 

Be sure to stay tuned to www.NewEnglandRecruitingReport.com as we will be bringing you daily recaps of the action.