Prep Profiles 2022-23 Season: St. George’s School
St. George’s School is headed into their second year competing at the NEPSAC AA level. Led by head coach Dwayne Pina, they earned a spot in the 2022 AA Tournament as the seventh seed. With a number of returners and talented newcomers, expectations have risen.
3 Things You Need to Know About This Year’s Team
1. Cunningham-Pemberton, Andersen, and Fortes lead their senior class.
Tayeshawn Cunningham-Pemberton, Ryder Andersen, and NeJohn Fortes are all back after being key pieces last year. Pemberton-Cunningham is a guard who impacts games with his strength and explosiveness. Andersen is a big man who stands out with his willingness to rebound or open up others by setting physical screens. Fortes is a forward who uses his leaping ability as a finisher/rim protector while also showing glimpses of making spot-up three-pointers.
2. Berry and Daley looking to take leaps as juniors
Alex Berry and Anthony Daley were both contributors last year as sophomores. Now stepping into their junior years, they will be hoping their experience will pay off. Berry, a wing, is reliable spacing the floor from deep with a quick release. Daley, a shooting guard, is another sniper who can drain treys in bunches when he gets hot.
3. Loer is a 2025 name to watch in New England
Even in just his freshman season, Barrett Loer was able to carve out some minutes on this squad. The shooting guard has a terrific three-point shot off the catch and some sneaky bounce in space. He recently was one of the Top 30 Game MVPs at the Pangos East All Frosh/Soph Camp in Philadelphia.
3 Questions Heading into the Season
1. Is Wright ready for the elevated level of competition?
Allyn Wright made the move this offseason to St. George’s and reclassified into 2025. He is a smooth shooting guard who can also make plays for others when on the ball. Wright helped East Catholic and NY Rens to successful seasons in recent months. Those experiences should help him as he embarks on his NEPSAC AA journey.
2. Will Veilete add more firepower to the frontcourt?
Another newcomer to this squad is 2025 big man Dylan Veillete. He brings inside/out scoring ability and uses his frame well on the defensive glass. If he is ready for the challenge of high level prep school basketball, Coach Pina will have some intriguing lineup choices to deploy inside.
3. Can they take a leap in AA?
The Dragons earned the respect of their peers last season. Despite that, they want to take things to a new level in 2022-23. With the talent assembled, a logical next step could be earning a top four seed and home playoff game. AA is loaded with scholarship prospects as usual, but St. George’s has the roster composition to possibly move up the pecking order.