New Names to Know in 2014

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, October 4th, 2013

New Names to Know in 2014

Our recently updated 2014 New England rankings only included players who had previously played in the region prior to this season.  In other words, incoming post-graduates and seniors were not yet included, so that the NERR staff has had a chance to evaluate them all this fall.

Over the course of the last four months, we’ve been doing just that, visiting all of the region’s top prep school programs as we have in each of the last eight seasons, and preparing our annual prep profile series which will preview the upcoming season for those programs.

Before that though, let’s first take a look at some of the biggest names to arrive in the region:

Isaac Copeland, Brewster Academy – A long and athletic six-foot-eight forward and consensus top 50 player in the country, Copeland is a North Carolina native who is already committed to Georgetown and the latest in a long line of highly talented players to come through Brewster Academy.

Aubrey Dawkins, New Hampton School – The son of Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins, Aubrey Dawkins has the type of balanced floor game and high basketball I.Q. you would expect along with a long and athletic build that makes him uniquely versatile and talented.  

Max Hoeztel, Wilbraham & Monson Academy – The fourth year senior is a six-foot-seven forward who comes to WMA by way of California and will become one of the best long-range shooters in New England from the time he sets foot on the floor for his first game in November.  

Daxter Miles, Notre Dame Prep – The six-foot-two guard comes to Fitchburg by way of Baltimore, Maryland and is already pledged to West Virginia next season where he’ll give head coach Bob Huggins a talented guard who is best known for his ability to create offense off the dribble.  

Eric Paschall, St. Thomas More School – The New York native is a true senior, and young for his grade at that.  He’s a high-major caliber talent who is already committed to Fordham where he has a chance to blossom into one of the better players in the Atlantic 10 Conference.  

Wilfredo Rodriguez, Cheshire Academy – Arguably the most talented player to put on the CA jersey since Eric Katenda or Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Rodriguez arrives in Connecticut by way of Florida where he was widely known for his athletic tools and talent.

Jordan Strawberry, South Kent School – The son of former New York Mets all-star Darryl Strawbery and younger brother of former Maryland forward D.J. Strawberry, Jordan is a highly talented guard who arrives from Mater Dei High School in California.