January D3 Commitment Catch-Up

Monday, January 30th, 2023

January D3 Commitment Catch-Up

This is an article catching you up on some of the recent small college commitments throughout the region. 

Flynt Whitworth from Tabor Academy will be playing at NYU next year. The guard is a mid-range/three-point scoring threat and capable secondary ball handler. On the AAU circuit, Whitworth competed for Middlesex Magic. 

Dimetri Iafrate has committed to play at Wheaton. The high energy guard has floor spacing capabilities, acumen as a cutter, and agility on the defensive end. He has been an important piece of Marianapolis Prep’s 7-2 start to the year. Iafrate played AAU with Basketball Club Rhode Island. 

NeJohn Fortes will be playing in the NEWMAC for Babson. He is a sturdy framed forward who rebounds, protects the rim, and shows glimpses of making open standstill three-pointers. Fortes is a key cog on an 11-4 St. George’s team this season. He competed on the AAU circuit for The House We Built. 

Jack Williamson earned an opportunity to play at Wesleyan. He is a heady guard with a smooth mid-range/three-point pull-up game. Williamson, a California Native, is playing his first season in New England for Williston Northampton School. On the AAU circuit, he played with BTI Basketball Club. 

Matt Draheim will be staying in New England while attending Suffolk. He is a lefty guard with three-point shooting versatility, touch hitting floaters in the lane, and comfort taking on secondary ball handling responsibilities. Draheim was a part of BC High’s state championship team last year. He also competed on the ZGXL circuit for Rise Above Basketball. 

Ben Markovic is headed back to his home state where he will play for UT-Dallas. The southpaw big man has good hands, is a threat from long-range, and can take opponents off the dribble in straight lines. He came to New England this season to play for St. Thomas More. On the AAU circuit, Markovic competed with United Ballers. 

Justin Dadah will be staying in Massachusetts to play for Worcester State. He is a versatile scoring wing from Leominster HS who can hit smooth mid-range pull-ups, finish creative off hand layups, and take smaller defenders into the post. He averaged 19 points per game in his junior season and is impressing again this year. 

Savion Stroud's next stop will be in Maine following his recent commitment to Colby.  The guard from St. Paul’s School makes his mark as an on ball defender while also providing some playmaking value offensively. Stroud played during the spring/summer months for New England Storm.

Patrick Cronin from Manchester Essex HS will be playing at Wentworth next year. The lefty big man can score on the block or as a roller out of ball screens. Defensively, he walls up well to alter opponents' layup attempts. Cronin competed on the AAU circuit for Team NSSA.