McNeil Sits atop Vermont’s 2013 Class

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

McNeil Sits atop Vermont’s 2013 Class

Vermont Academy guard Daquein McNeil has been one of the big stories in New England during the first month of the prep school season.  The Florida International signee has put up points in bunches, finally putting together all of his tools and talent to become the player that so many predicted he would be when he first arrived in New England over two months ago.  

With McNeil flourishing, even against the highest levels of competition, FIU now appears to have a steal on their hands as they’re getting a guard who can flat our score the ball against the highest levels of competition.  

With McNeil owning the top spot in Vermont’s 2013 class, he finds a trio of his teammates sitting below him as Vermont Academy continues to be the state’s top pipeline of division I talent.  Rich Williams and Marcel White, check in at two and three on the list, while fellow post-graduate George Funtarov sits in the fourth spot.  All three have earned varying levels of division I interest and offers since the fall.  

Missisquoi guard Matt St. Amour is the top senior prospect in Vermont’s state association.  The big and skilled guard showed well all summer on the camp and AAU circuits and should be on the verge of a big senior season.  

Rice Memorial, one of the state’s most storied programs, has produced the sixth and seventh ranked players on the list in Casey Tipson and Marcus Willingham.  Tipson is a hard-nosed guard who comes from good stock in one of the state’s most noted basketball families while Willingham’s physical tools are beyond that of any other player in the state association.  

Essex Junction forward Tom Carton is a classic face-up threat whose game will translate well to the next level while Rutland’s Tre Pratt-Hysell is known as a playmaker on the high school level but could very well be best known as a defender in college.  Rounding out the list is Jay Carleton, a sharp-shooting guard from Mill River, whose special skill will provide him with a niche at the next level.  

To view the Vermont 2013 rankings in their entirety, click here.