Prep Profiles 2022-23 Season: Brimmer and May School
Brimmer and May School led by head coach Tom Nelson is coming off a season last year where they won 13 games and earned the sixth seed in NEPSAC Class AA. The return of much of last year’s nucleus to go with the arrival of multiple scholarship prospects makes this squad one to watch in 2022-23.
3 Things You Need to Know About This Year’s Team
1. They feature one of New England’s highest upside prospects.
Bryce Dortch’s blend of 6’8 size, fluidity covering the court, and glimpses handling in transition give him an immense ceiling. The 2024 forward was a contributor on last year’s squad in addition to Mass Rivals’ impressive 17u team this past grassroots season. It will be interesting to track if Dortch can take a step in his overall game and reliably produce game in game out.
2. Mills and Williams will bring two-way impacts
Andre Mills made the move this offseason to Brimmer and May after playing last year at Vermont Academy. He has a skill-set to get buckets on the break or against a set defense. Mills also uses his strength/length effectively when guarding opponents in one on one situations. Another newcomer on this squad is 2023 guard Ta’Quan Williams. He gets paint touches with his burst, can stop & pop for mid-range pull-ups, while also finding open teammates well in the half-court on drive and kicks. Defensively, Williams is difficult to get by with his quick feet. Overall, he should be a welcomed addition.
3. This could be Brimmer's deepest team yet
The Gators have prospects for each level of college basketball and talent at each position. This depth will allow Coach Nelson to tinker with different lineups in addition to making them a difficult scout for opponents. It is something to watch by mid January to see what the rotations are and what each individual player will be expected to do in their role.
3 Questions Heading into the Season
1. Will Nielsen show why he is a Division One commit?
Recent Citadel signee Quinn Nielsen has been on our radar for sometime now with his 6’10 size, powerful frame, and lift as a play-finisher. The production has not always been there for the big man though. If this is the year he can show more consistency, it will pay major dividends for the Gators as they pursue their goals.
2. Can Livingston, Kinney, and Quezada provide senior leadership?
Xoren Livingston, Elijah Kinney, and Edrick Quezada are all back from last year’s team. Livingston gives this squad pull-up shooting ability while Kinney will provide floor spacing and rebounding. Quezada is a 6'5 hybrid forward finally growing into his body. What may be even more important than their basketball skills is how they lead others. AA is a gauntlet every year, so when adversity hits, the trio's experience should help this team get through those times.
3. How will Legentus factor into the rotation?
2026 guard Windston Legentus made the move to the Chestnut Hill institution after impressing last season at Bridgewater-Raynham. He is a three-point threat off the catch/dribble and has quick hands/reflexes to play-make defensively. Legentus is young, but his talent level may be enough to earn him some minutes as a freshman even in AA.