#NEHF Varsity Division - Saturday Recap I
The 2015 Northeast Hoops Festival is up and running with action on 26 courts throughout Massachusetts and we'll be recapping the action with continuous blog entries throughout the weekend, so be sure to keep checking back for updates:
- The Middlesex Magic have three teams playing in the Varsity division this weekend and we got our first peak at the Garrity squad this morning with Karlens Joas making contributions on both ends of the floor with his athleticism and versatile floor game. Jason Bird also continued to impress after a strong showing at the Academic Elite 75 Showcase last month and is definitely a prospect who will garner attention from small academic colleges.
- Keegan McDonough, who had a strong season for Morse High School in Maine, did some nice things earlier today for the Maine Athletic Club, showing some flashes of versatile offensive production while also doing a nice job on the glass for MAC.
- The Mass Rivals also have multiple teams competing in the Varsity division and the White squad has a noteworthy frontcourt tandem in Williston Northampton big man, Isaiah Fontaine, who can run the floor and change the game with his shot-blocking, as well as Alonzo Jackson a long and athletic six-foot-five forward with a terrific motor.
- Middlesex Magic Giordano has balance across all five positions on the floor and it begins in the backcourt where the Bell brothers, Joe Bell and Jourdain Bell, were joined by the three-point marksmenship of Brendan Hoban while Connor MacIsaac provides an inside-out scoring touch on the block.
- Redemption Christian is here and they've brought plenty of talent from Northfield including Mike Medlin, who proved he could score in a variety of different ways even when his trademark jumper wasn't finishing with quite the same regularity.
- Brandon Twitty delivered one of the best performances of the day thus far, scoring 22 1st half points to pace the Magic's win over Rhode Island Renegades. From jumpers to floaters to offive rebound tip-ins, Twitty had the full arsenal going.
- Jacee Hamelin and C.J. Waite led the way for the Renegades. Waite is a division I college football prospect while Hameline is a true point guard with leadership skills and ability to create match-ups problems with his strength in the backcourt.
Here's a look at various other updates throughout our other locations:
Bryant Holmes - big 4 pt play with 30 sec lifts Compete4 (NH) to 17u victory! #NEHF— NERR (@NERRHoops) April 18, 2015
@DreamEliteMA 18U defeats RI Renegades 83-75 in first game of @nerrhoops @ZGReport Hoopfest #UAAorBust— DREAM Elite Hornets (@DREAMEliteMA) April 18, 2015