This is the time of year when prep school commitments continue to come in at a consistent clip, but for all the players out there who claim they are “going prep” there are far fewer who have yet to solidify a spot for next year. Here are some of the recent ones we’ve been able to confirm:
• Wenyen Gabriel to Wilbraham & Monson – The skilled six-foot-seven forward would have been a rising senior at Trinity High School in New Hampshire, but now he’ll repeat his junior year at Wilbraham and Monson Academy and reclassify to 2016. Long and skilled, Gabriel is the prototypical prep school candidate who could really benefit from the extra year of physical development as he fills out his frame. Gabriel is running with the Mass Rivals this spring and summer;
• Kealen Ives was the top rated senior in the RIIL this year and will now continue his career with a post-graduate season at Putnam Science Academy. A pure point guard who can also put points on the board in a hurry. He’ll join two other incoming post-graduates, Aaron and Andrew Robinson from Springbrook (MD), on PSA’s roster for next season along with rising junior big man Mamadou Diarra. Ives is running with Metro Boston this spring and summer;
• Northfield Mount Hermon has added three more young pieces to what is a veteran laden returning roster. Patrick Racy, a six-foot-six forward, will be transferring from Ridgefield High School in Connecticut and reclassifying to 2016 while Akiel Shakoor and Chuck Hannah will be transferring from Burncoat and Fessenden respectively and both entering NMH’s 2018 class along with Calvin Whipple. Racy is a versatile forward with both a strong body and developing perimeter skill set. He plays for the Middlesex Magic on the AAU circuit. Shakoor and Hannah are two talented youngsters, both of whom play for the Mass Rivals, that will benefit from learning behind NMH’s talented returning core.
• Bishop Brady guards Jourdain Bell and Joe Bell announced on Wednesday that they would transfer to Lee Academy next year, and both reclassify to the classes of 2016 and 2017 respectively. Both brothers earned all-state honors in the NHIAA last season, train with BST Basketball, and run with the Middlesex Magic on the AAU circuit.
Other Recent Prep School Commitments