New England’s Notable Performances

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, February 11th, 2010

New England’s Notable Performances

With state tournaments beginning to get underway our final notable performance listing of the year features just over 75 talented players from around New England.  Here is a look at who stood out: 

Connecticut

Player of the Week – Gedas Bertasius, Marianapolis Prep:  Marianapolis was on a roll over the last week claiming big wins over Brimmer & May, Ocean Academy, and finally Tilton.  Bertasius had his finger prints all over each as he scored 11 points while grabbing 5 rebounds and handing out 5 assists vs. Brimmer, had 26 points and 8 rebounds vs. Ocean, and 28 points (including 20 in the first half) and 7 rebounds against Tilton

•  Taquan Zimmerman, PSA – 20pts, 10rebs & 6asts over PCD; 26, 15 & 9 over St. Luke’s
•  Riley Kirsh, Hand – 28pts & 8rebs vs. Hillhouse
•  Tyler Olander, EO Smith – 26pts in 70-46 win over Rocky Hill
•  Johadd Easterling, Cheney – 31pts & 10 asts over University, 35pts over Capitol
•  Kahlil Dukes, Capitol – 33pts over Bacon, 33pts vs. Cheney
•  Josh Turner, Sacred Heart – 27pts in 67-59 win over St. Paul
•  Tyrus Weaver, Windsor – 30pts & 7asts in 95-56 win over Manchester
•  Anthony Jernigan & Jevon Williams, East Hartford – 24pts & 23pts over Wethersfield
•  Kyle Wiggins, Law – 39pts in 80-73 win over Guilford
•  Phil Gaetano, Sheehan – 20pts & 9asts in 69-58 win over Lyman Hall
•  Greg Langston, St. Joe’s – 25pts in 82-61 win over Harding
•  Jason Pranulis, Terryville – 29pts, 19rebs & 6asts in 61-58 win over Northwestern
•  Desmond Williams, Torrington – 39pts over Holy Cross including 1000th of his career
•  Sam Donahue, Stonington – 42pts & 10 threes in 75-70 win over Tourtellotte

Maine

Player of the Week – Nich Jobin, Westbrook High School:  The senior big man scored 25 points in a 68-47 win over Gorham on Friday and earned recognition as the SMAA League MVP later in the week. 

•  Tyler McFarland, Camden – 27pts & 10 rebs vs. Rockland
•  Chris Braley, Nokomis – 25pts & 10rebs vs. MCI
•  John Amabile, Deering – 23pts & 6 threes in 49-48 win over Portland
•  Clark Noonan, Bangor – 24pts & 18rebs in 59-46 win over Brewer
•  Ray Bessette, Brewer – 26pts vs. Bangor
•  Jordan McLaughlin, Washburn – 29pts over Fort Fairfield 65-52
•  Conor Sullivan, Scarborough – 30pts in 58-41 win over Kennebunk
•  Evan Henry, Yarmouth – 28pts vs. Lake Region
•  Noah Von Rotz & Ben Teer, Washington Academy – 21 & 20pts in 68-40 win over GSA

Massachusetts

Player of the Week – Eric Alleyne, Brimmer & May:  The senior guard played the some of the best basketball of his career last week as he dropped 26 points on Marianapolis while handing out 8 assists, had 21 and 7 in a win over Milton Academy, and 29 and 9 against Proctor Academy.

•  Pat Gooden, Belchertown – 35pts, 5rebs & 3asts in 72-56 win over Palmer
•  Ramon Viches, Malden – 26pts & 14rebs in 74-72 win over Dracut
•  Robinson Vilmont Jr. , Malden – 38pts & 8 threes in 61-56 win over Everett
•  John Henault, St. Bernard’s – 28pts 8rebs 6stls vs Northbridge; 27pts & 9rebs vs North
•  David Campbell, Madison Park – 25pts & 15rebs in 78-55 win over Madison Park
•  Donald Celestin, Greater Lawrence – 36pts in 66-64 win over Chelsea
•  Pat Connaughton, St. John’s Prep – 32pts & 23rebs over Xaverian 73-55
•  Trevor Grace, Bishop Fenwick – 28pts & 7 threes in 77-59 win over Austin Prep
•  Nick Lund, Woburn – 14pts, 12rebs & 10blks over Burlington 75-57
•  Nick Bryda, Holyoke – 35pts over PVCS including 1000th of his career
•  Nick Rosano, North Reading – 27 of team’s  47 points vs. Hamilton-Wenham
•  Carson Desrosiers, Central Catholic – 28pts, 13rebs & 6 blks vs. Hendricken
•  Raudy Minaya, Metheun – 29pts over Tewksbury 78-55

New Hampshire

Player of the Week – Alex LaRosa, Salem High School:  LaRosa poured in 40 points, setting a school record with nine three-pointers in the process, as he led Salem to a dramatic double overtime win over Alvirne 75-72. 

•  Alex Burt, Dover – 22pts & 8rebs over Concord; 9asts & 1to vs. Trinity
•  Tarik Smith, St. Paul’s – 30pts, 5reb & 5ast in 66-49 win over Roxbury Latin
•  Caleb Donnelly, Alvirne – 29pts & 4 threes vs. Salem
•  Dan Lang, Coe Brown – game high 24pts including 12 in 4th quarter over Essex 58-54
•  Trevor Glines, Fellowship Christian – scored 1000th point vs. North Shore
•  Jesse Gould, Winnacunnet – 33pts and 8 three-pointers over Timberlane 74-48
•  C.J. Flanders, Londonberry – 24pts, 6 threes & game winning lay-up over Exeter
•  Demitri Floras, Merrimack – 25pts in win over Keene
•  Eric Watson, Merriack – game winning three-pointer at buzzer over Keene
•  Mike Oloughlin & Jamie Holder, Milford – 21 & 20pts over Pelham 58-45
•  Zach Mathieu, Pinkerton Academy – 22pts in 77-70 win over Nashua North
•  Ryan Gauthier, Nashua North – 29pts vs. Pinkerton Academy
•  Alex Francis, Holderness – 25pts in 76-64 win over Exeter
•  Leslie Smith, KUA – 22pts over Brimmer & May, 19pts vs. Tilton

Rhode Island

Player of the Week – Michael Carter-Williams, St. Andrew’s:  The junior guard earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the National Prep School Invitational going for 36 points in a hard fought loss to Westwind Prep from Arizona and then dropping 37 on MCI on Sunday to lead the Saints to a win over the class A program. 

•  Shaquille Jones, Hope – 31pts & 7 threes vs. North Kingston
•  Antonio Mena, Central Falls – scored 1000th point & grabbed 850th reb vs. J. Sanchez
•  Bryan Vachon, Bishop Hendricken – 24pts (16 in second half) in 74-61 win over Central
•  Nick Jean-Gilles, Fatima – 19pts including 1000th of his career in 49-34 win over Davies
•  Vladimir Alcindor, Tolman – 21pts & 15rebs to lead Tolman over Warick 98-45
•  Malcolm Moniz, Shea – 23pts in 75-74 win over North Providence
•  Rory McEntee & Ben Hamill, South Kingston – 27pts & 24 over Hope 75-60
•  Rob Hazard, North Kingston – 24pts in 74-65 win over Hope
•  Donald Williams, East Providence – 25pts in 56-52 win over South Kingston
•  Andrew Chrabascz, Portsmouth – 21pts & 11-16 FG in 53-48 win over East Greenwich
•  Andrew Levy, Cranston West – 3pter with .8 seconds left to beat St. Raphael 58-57
•  Ryan Sheehan, Bishop Feehan – 26pts in win over Mt. St. Charles 69-42
•  Colin Russell, Mount St. Charles – 20pts vs. Bishop Feehan including 1000th of career

Vermont

Player of the Week – Jimmy Lau, Lyndon:  The senior sharp-shooter scored 27 points in a win over Lamoile, another 27 in a loss to U-32, and 30 points in a win over Randolph to become Lyndon’s all-time leading scorer. 

•  Scott Hayford, Twin Valley - scored 43 points, a career high and school record
•  Zach Currier, Proctor - 21 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Poultney
•  Eric Dubuque, South Burlington - 21 points in a win over Essex
•  Josh Varney, South Burlington - 18 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Essex
•  Ben Ferris, Essex - 28 points and 10 assists in a loss to South Burlington
•  Joe OShea, Burlington - 42 points & 8 threes in win over Spauling, 20 over S. Burlington
•  Evan Tullar, Spaulding - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a loss to Burlington
•  Richie Hackett, Lake Region - 25 pts over Stowe and 20 pts over People’s Academy
•  Emmitt Simpson, Lake Region - 23 pts over Stowe & 20 over People’s Academy
•  Connor Merrill, Vergennes - 20 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Mt. Abe.
•  Kyle Callanan, Mt. Anthony - became Mt. Anthony’s all-time leader in points
•  Demir Smajovic, Essex - scored 27 points in a loss to CVU
•  Ethan Brown, Mt. Mansfield - 23 points in a win over Colchester
•  Nick Swim, St. Albans - 20 points and 6 assists in a win against Milton
•  Jake Maynard, Rice HS - 19 points and 11 rebounds in a win over North Country
•  Jaren Scrubb, Stowe - scored 32 points in a loss to BFA-Fairfax
•  Marcus Willingham, Rice HS - 13 points and 14 rebounds in a loss to CVU
•  Chad Copeland, Twinfield 19 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Concord