Latest Prep School Commitments

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, August 13th, 2010

Latest Prep School Commitments

Brantley to Wilbraham & Monson

Jaylen Brantley will transfer from Springfield Central High School to Wilbraham and Monson Academy, reclassifying to the class of 2013, but still staying in Western Massachusetts. 

Brantley was the starting point guard for the BABC team that took the national championship at the recent AAU u16 nationals.  In addition to being a knock down three-point shooter, Brantley has proven to have terrific composure and poise with the ball in his hands. 

At Wilbraham & Monson he will join with Kamali Bey and Jules Tavares to give third year head coach Chris Sparks a backcourt full of talented local players.

Jones to Notre Dame Prep

Brantley isn’t the only member of the BABC squad to head to prep school as six-foot-five swingman Shaquille Jones will transfer from Hope High School in Rhode Island to Notre Dame Prep. 

Jones is coming off a breakout AAU season in which he showed tremendous potential with good size for the wing, explosive athleticism, and a good shooting stroke from the perimeter.  Look for that potential to turn into production at Notre Dame as he will no doubt benefit from competing against a high level of competition on a daily basis. 

Jones joins a Notre Dame roster that already includes Khem Birch, Angel Nunez, Grandy Glaze, and Tyler Strange as the Crusaders look to have a strong team once again next season. 

Milton Academy Lands Duo

Head coach Lamar Reddicks has steadily built the Milton Academy program into a potential powerhouse and they just picked up their latest two additions with Jesse Pagliuca and Alec Brennan

Pagliuca will transfer from Nobles & Greenough to Milton Academy where he will add young another talented player to the team’s rotation.  The six-foot-one two-guard is best known for his ability to catch fire from beyond the three-point arc and his ability to space the floor will be an ideal fit with big man Dennis Clifford in the middle.  Pagliuca starred with the Middlesex Magic this year and was a big part of their rotation as they made their summer run at AAU Nationals. 

Brennan will transfer from nearby Weston High School, and although he still has plenty of work to do, he provides Reddicks with another frontline player with star qualities as the youngster is long and skilled with a good build.  The six-foot-eight forward is expected to repeat his freshman year and reclassify to the class of 2014. 

Burrell Returning to St. Thomas More

The New England Recruiting Report caught up with talented swingman Trahson Burrell who confirmed that he will be returning to St. Thomas More School for his second season.  Rumors had been swirling around the internet that Burrell would be heading to another prep school but he shot them down quickly. 

Burrell will team with Andre Drummond to form a potent one-two punch that have the advantage of having already played a year under head coach Jere Quinn in the NEPSAC. 

Conway to Loomis Chaffee

Rich Conway will transfer from Berlin High School to nearby Loomis Chaffee, where he will repeat his junior year and reclassify to the class of 2012.  Conway is a tough and hardnosed scoring guard who has improved his game by leaps and bounds in recent years. 

He will be joining a Loomis Chaffee program that has had a long history of success, winning the Western New England Conference championship as recently as 2009. 

Firlotte to Hopkins

Laurent Firlotte is leaving one NEPSAC school and heading to another.  The versatile six-foot-three guard will transfer from Green Farm Academy to the Hopkins School.  He will reportedly reclassify to the class of 2012. 

Firlotte is a versatile lefty who can play any of the three perimeter positions and does a variety of different things to help his team win games.  At Hopkins, he will team with Lucas Hausman to form a potent one-two punch in the backcourt.