Brewster Academy wasn’t the only local program to land some important additions for the coming year. Here’s a look at some other 11th hour commitments from the last week:
• East Catholic (CT) graduate Winston Morgan will take a post-graduate year at Notre Dame Prep (MA) he told NERR earlier this week. Morgan is a shot-making guard in the midst of a transition to the point guard position who helped lead East Catholic to a state championship last season. He has starred with the Albany City Rocks on the AAU circuit for the past two years.
• Brenden Vessichio will transfer from Berlin High School (CT) to Wilbraham & Monson (MA) where he will reclassify to 2016, essentially repeating his junior year. The six-foot-four swingman ran with the Connecticut Basketball Club this year and has been a star for Berlin in recent seasons, combining a versatile offensive game with solid athleticism;
• Worcester Academy (MA) picked up a commitment from James Wells, a six-foot-six forward from Rice Memorial High School in Vermont. He is expected to also repeat his junior year and reclassify to 2016 while helping to provide additional depth and talent to the Hilltoppers’ frontline. Wells ran with the Middlesex Magic during the recent AAU season.
• Connor MacIsaac, previously a rising senior at Malden Catholic, will transfer to the Rivers School and also reclassify to 2016. The Mass Elite product and six-foot-six power forward should solidify the frontline of a talented Rivers club that returns some significant firepower from last year’s ISL championship team.
• Former Vermont Academy guard Christian Vital will transfer to St. Thomas More for his junior season according to various reports. A hard-nosed a tough product of the PSA Cardinals (formerly known as Team Scan) Vital joins Steve Enoch, EJ Crawford, Arkel Ager-Lamar, and Ian Gardner to become the latest local product to pledge to the Chancellors.
• Another former Vermont Academy product, Sedee Keita, announced earlier this week that he would be transferring to 22 Feet Academy in South Carolina. The six-foot-eleven big man was most recently the third ranked rising junior in New England.
*stay tuned to the New England Recruiting Report tomorrow as we will publish our comprehensive list of local prep school transfers for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.