Friday, February 24th, 2023


As we head into playoffs, we will be giving an update on where things stand in NEPSAC AAA. 

South Kent: Led by the duo of Elmarko Jackson and Papa Kante, the Cardinals still are undefeated in league play at 14-0. 2023 prospects Jalen Cox and Trey Boyd have given them more firepower in the backcourt. 2024 prospect Nate Guerengomba’s return has been key too. His physicality on the wing is difficult for opponents to handle throughout a game. Jojo Wallace and Jason Schofield are 2024 prospects who have also regularly contributed. Wallace is a mismatch problem as a 6’4 guard and Schofield is capable of scoring in the paint or beyond the arc. 

Brewster Academy: The Bobcats are in a position for another high seed during the AAA playoffs. Top 150 ranked players Solo Ball, JP Estrella, Taylor Bowen, Reid Ducharme, Carey Booth, and Aaron Clark mean it is pick your poison with this squad. They are much more than just these six though. Jeremiah Jenkins and JB Frankel have done admirable jobs running the show. UCF commit Comeh Emuobor has impressive role-player traits. Harvard Aidan Cammann also has taken clear strides in his game. 

St. Thomas More: Long time head coach Jere Quinn will be getting ready soon for another opportunity in the AAA playoffs. National recruit Tyler Betsey has been an important get for them. His size, shooting, and improved handle have caught our eye. Stonehill commit Louie Semona is another floor spacer with size. Mirko Bramanti and Noah Pit are a pair of 2023 forwards who contribute in various ways. Justin Menard, Shamiere Green, and Brandon Sinclair all have shown strides as the season has gone on. Abdur De Leon, Dante Green, and Jameson O’Toole have each had some impressive moments too. 

Bridgton Academy: Another prep school legend Whit Lesure has his squad playing some good basketball heading into playoffs. Seth Joba looks like someone with a shot to play very early at Vermont. The big man’s bounce, finishing touch, and long-range shooting have led to some big outings. 2023 prospect Miles Klapper’s ability at 6’3 to play on or off the ball has allowed various lineups to be used. 2023 prospect Tjark Lademacher also contributes. The German native’s unselfish mentality as a big wing stands out. Austin Vick provides more beef and skill in the frontcourt. Maine native Kalvin Catchings has been able to carve out some minutes in his first year against the elevated competition. DJ Reed and Mamadou Kane are both prospects with intriguing upside. 

Vermont Academy: The still relatively young squad has had some big wins this season. Joson Sanon is a national 2025 prospect who can score at all three levels. He is also showing some strides with his guard skills. While 2024 prospect Chike Ndefo’s defensive ability has still been extremely evident, we have also taken note of his growth as a shooter. Darius Lopes and Jared Berry form a talented backcourt. Each one of them is a capable three-point shooter, giving either some value when off the ball. Southpaw wing Mantas Zilys has been a nice addition. His scoring ability at multiple levels has come in handy. 2023 prospect Sean Gough is a big man who opens up driving lanes for others as a floor spacer. 2023 prospect Darin Smith Jr is back and contributing as a rebounder, long-range shooter, and switchable defender.

New Hampton School: The 2025 duo of Mason Blackwood and Keyshuan Tillery has quickly burst onto the scene. Blackwood’s size, strength, and mid-range touch make him a difficult cover. Tillery regularly gets into the lane to find others. He brings plenty of scoring pop as well. Fallou Gueye is an intriguing unsigned 2023 prospect. He is long and fluid with an offensive skill set that gives off two-way intrigue. 2023 prospect Stephan Snagg has gotten his first taste of AAA. The impressive athlete has bounce to finish and protect the rim at a solid rate. Another 2023 prospect who contributes is Kyle Winters. He can score from deep and in the mid-range. Winters also very rarely makes mistakes. Big men Andrejs Silconoks and Oscar Edelman both have had their moments as well. 

Newman School: First year head coach Jackson Johnson looks to have this program headed in the right direction. 2024 prospect Luka Toews has a feel for the game that is beyond his years along with being a threat from deep. 2024 prospect Ryan Mela's strength and ability to make plays off the bounce as a 6’6 wing are impressive. Stetson commit Finley Sheridan has fit in well as a 6’8 big man with some shooting touch. 2023 prospect Dominic Commisso recently earned his first two D1 offers. We have taken note of his high motor and lift off the ground. 2024 prospects Hudson Geremia and James LaFrance are the kind of shooters who need to be accounted for at all times from long-range. 2024 prospect Khalil Badru has improved his skill set to go with his consistent versatility on defense. The addition of 2023 guard Chance Morrish midseason helped to take some on-ball stress off of Toews. 2023 prospect Jon Pebley is another big who has contributed in various moments. 

Northfield Mount Hermon: Mike Shelton is another head coach in their first year at the helm of a AAA program. Columbia commit Richard Nweke’s strength, motor, and vertical athleticism have allowed him to regularly produce in the paint. 2023 guard Walker Andrews has made a nice transition into AAA. He can make three-pointers in bunches while also clearly working hard in the weight room. Just a 2025 prospect, Greg Brooks has already earned consistent minutes. The guard’s slippery handle and range well behind the line make him a tough cover. 2024 prospect Emile Johnson looks to have gotten more comfortable as the year has gone on. The big man alters opponents' shots with his length and runs the floor well at 6’10. 2023 prospect Dre Roman is another shooter who already has a college-ready frame. Matt Mayock and Asad Syed are both 2023 prospects who were at NMH with the previous coaching regime. One other 2023 prospect to keep an eye on is Johnny Papadakos.