Its Official Laguerre Repeating at New Hampton
It was only moments after Jordan Laguerre had led Trinity High School to the New Hampshire Class L State Championship when he was asked by a reporter if he would return to Trinity for his senior season next year.
He handled it like a pro admitting that heading to prep school was an option he was considering but that his focus right now was on his Trinity team.
The response was fitting, since the amount of anticipation that has surrounded Laguerre’s decision has more closely resembled a player opting between the NBA Draft or a return to college than it has a high school player debating whether or not to attend prep school.
But in a small state like New Hampshire, when players as talented as Laguerre come up through the public schools they command a lot of attention.
Laguerre has accomplished just about everything there is to accomplish during his three year career at Trinity High School. He’s started on the varsity team since day one, earned all-state 2nd team recognition as a sophomore, 1st team honors as a junior, been named the WGAM Radio Player of the Year, and led his team to a state championship.
While Laguerre’s talents have been well known for quite some time to those who follow New Hampshire high school basketball, it has only been in recent months when he’s started to develop a name on the national level.
Running with the Mass Rivals, he’s earned rave reviews at practically each and every stop along the way thriving at the Pittsburgh Jam Fest, Providence Jam Fest, and most recently, the Rumble in the Bronx.
Playing against some of the top competition the country has to offer, Laguerre has shown he can score the ball against just about anyone. He’ll break you down off the dribble, pull-up for mid-range jumpers, or drain open three-point shots.
And beginning next year, Laguerre will be competing against the nation’s best on a much more consistent basis as he confirmed on Monday that he’ll transfer to the New Hampton School.
“It’s a good opportunity for me basketball wise and academic wise,” Laguerre told the New England Recruiting Report.
At New Hampton Laguerre will be playing next to his Mass Rivals’ teammate Evan Smotrycz, who is already committed to Michigan.
“That will be fun,” Laguerre said. “He’s a good friend of mine.”
Laguerre will be repeating his junior year at New Hampton and joining the class of 2011.