NPSI Day One Recap
The National Prep School Invitational kicked off on Thursday at the University of Rhode Island with 8 prep school games from morning until night.
CJEOTO Academy (NJ) 82 Lee Academy (ME) 73
CJEOTO had a big lead early but Lee Academy fought back to make it interesting down the stretch before eventually falling.
Mack Academy (NC) 67 Progressive Christian (MD) 57
Two mid-Atlantic teams came to New England with Mack Academy leading throughout all 40 minutes.
Mountain State Academy (WV) 75 Heat Academy (VA) 47
Two more teams from outside the region locked up with the loaded Mountain State team scoring a big win.
St. Thomas More (CT) 88 Wilbraham & Monson (MA) 55
The Chancellors forced the tempo and created turnovers as four players scored in double figures and ten guys played at least ten minutes.
Marianapolis Prep (CT) 75 Ocean Academy (NJ) 66
Andrew Vitale ran the team from the sidelines as MP scored an upset over the visitors from New Jersey.
Notre Dame Prep (MA) 63 Canarias Basketball Academy (Canarias Islands) 51
Everyone got in the mix for Prep as they routed Canarias fromthe onset and went to the bench early.
Brewster Academy (NH) 93 Hotchkiss School (CT) 64
After a close first half Brewster came out re-energized in the second, opening the half with four straight dunks before running away with the score.
DeAngelo Speech, Lee Academy, 2010 - 20 points on only 8 shots from the floor as Speech was a jack of all trades scoring, rebounding, passing, and defending.
Lenzie Harrison, Lee Academy, 2010 - Harrison attacked the rim and pushed in transition for 17 points while locking down the ball defensively.
Tre Bowman, St. Thomas More, 2010 - His stock continues to rise as he burries shots with consistency while demonstrating a well versed all around game.
Matt Conway, St. Thomas More, 2010 - Face-up four man who continues to show a smooth shooting touch and some deceptive bounce while being an opportunistic scorer.
Andre Drummond, St. Thomas More, 2012 - Just another day at the office with 14 points, 10 boards, and 3 blocks not to mention a handful of powerful dunks around the rim.
Chris Williams, Wilbraham & Monson, 2010 - Once again he rises to the occassion when the lights were on the brightest. 22 points driving it and shooting it.
Gediminas Bertasius, Marianapolis Prep, 2010 - "Give it" was the order to his teammates but he backed it up to the tune of 26 points, 5 threes, and 8 boards.
Ike Azotam, Marianapolis Prep, 2010 - Seems to get 20 & 10 every time out and today was no different with typical assortment of face-up drives and above the rim finishes/rebounds.
Antonio Barton, Notre Dame, 2010 - Memphis bound guard was stroking it from behind the three-point line, connecting four of his five attempts.
Tyler Strange, Notre Dame, 2010 - His ability to attack off the bounce is well known but people are just starting to realize how improved his jumper is.
Naadir Tharpe, Brewster Academy, 2011 - He was like a quarterback picking apart the opposing defense, giving his teammates constant lay-ups off his dribble penetration or in transition. Finished with 13 assists against only 1 turnover.
Austin Carroll, Brewster Academy, 2010 - Drilled a three in first possession of game and efficiency continued throughout making shots, driving through zone, and making heady passes.
C.J. Fair, Brewster Academy, 2010 - Athletic big had a series of highlight reel dunks as Hotchkiss didn't have anyone who could match his size and bounce inside.
Derrick Wilson, Hotchkiss, 2011 - Most of his production came once the game was out of reach but he was relentless attacking and did his best to put his team on his back.
Others: Phil Izevbehai, St. Thomas More, 2010; Mitch Amelio,Wilbraham & Monson, 2010; Kristian Medina, Marianapolis Prep, 2012; Levi Noel, Notre Dame Prep, 2010; Lamount Samuell Jr., Notre Dame Prep, 2010; Will Barton, Brewster Academy, 2010; Melvin Ejim, Brewster Accademy, 2010. Clyde Smith, Hotchkiss, 2012; Monty Brown, Hotchkiss, 2010.