New Englanders Earn Scholarships

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

New Englanders Earn Scholarships

A trio of local prep products realized their goal recently, earning scholarships to play division II basketball. 

At Lee Academy, Ben Teer signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday with Alaska Fairbanks and will head north next year.  A scrappy and rugged point guard who is known for an incredible work ethic, Teer maximized his post-graduate year and exceeded expectations in order to earn his scholarship.  A Maine native who played and graduated at Washington Academy prior to arriving at Lee, Teer saw solely division III recruitment through his high school career. 

Another local product heading to the scholarship level is B.J. Cardarelli, who starred at East Catholic High School before arriving at St. Thomas More School as a post-graduate.  Next year the six-foot-seven forward will head to Southern New Hampshire University to play in the NE-10.  The prototypical face-up four-man, Cardarelli is a knock down shooter from the three-point line with a high basketball I.Q. but also has the low post skills to match. 

At Kimball Union, post-graduate point guard Ryan Daye has accepted a scholarship offer from Wingate University in North Carolina.  Daye is an explosively athletic guard who led KUA in scoring this year with 14 points per game, earning his team’s MVP award and honorable mention All-New England nods in the process. An incredible athlete who has a lightning quick first step and great elevation around the rim, Daye is expected to make an immediate contribution in the South Atlantic Conference.