Musical Chairs

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Musical Chairs

Even in late August there is still a lot of movement in terms of players transferring to new high schools or finalizing their plans for a post-graduate year.  Here are some of the latest headlines:

Canty & Robinson Heading to Brimmer

Brimmer and May scored big this month with two significant additions.  The first is Ryan Canty, the six-foot-nine 240 lbs center who will leave the Tilton School but remain in the class of 2011.  The Danvers, Massachusetts native could be a monster inside for a Brimmer team that is shaping up to be a definite contender.  Also transferring in is Alijiah Robinson, a six-foot-six forward who will be leaving East Boston and repeating his freshman season.  Robinson is a highly talented young player with a very high ceiling and should not only see some minutes this season but also build a bridge to the future for Brimmer & May. 

Connecticut Forward Heading to Maine

MCI has released their roster for the upcoming 2010-2011 season and it includes Ryen Vilmont who previously starred at Hamden High School in Connecticut.  Vilmont emerged as one of the top frontcourt players in the CIAC last season thanks to his length and athleticism.  With his best basketball still in front of him, Vilmont projects as someone who should greatly benefit from a post-graduate season as he continues to  pursue a scholarship. 

Marianapolis Gets Young Big Man

Marianapolis Prep has added six-foot-six big man Bobby Ahearn to their roster for next season.  Ahearn will be transferring from Marshfield High School, repeating his freshmen season, and reclassifying to the class of 2014.  Ahearn is a throwback on the block with a polished low post scoring arsenal and a feel for the game that is beyond his years.  He should find immediate playing time this season and be a staple of the program moving forward. 

Gorman Staying Home for Post-Grad Season

Maine native Jason Gorman will be staying in his home state for another year as the six-foot-eight forward will do a post-graduate season at Berwick Academy.  Gorman just recently came onto the scene this spring, running with MB Nation on the AAU circuit and showing a good deal of potential with his size, length, and natural skill set.  He will team with returning guard Harry Rafferty to give Berwick the best inside-out tandem they have had in recent memory. 

Defanti Moving South

We have confirmed the transfer of Will Defanti, who finished the summer as the third ranked player in Maine’s junior class.  Defanti will be moving with his family from their home in Portland, Maine to Stonington, Connecticut.  While losing a player of his stature is an undeniable blow for Portland High School, it is an equally important boost for a Stonington team that already features Sam Donahue in their backcourt.