Prep Profiles 23-24 - Bradford Christian

Owen Carlson | Friday, December 22nd, 2023

Prep Profiles 23-24 - Bradford Christian

Bradford Christian Academy, a member of the elite NEPSAC-AA conference, has started the year on a great note with a renewed roster filled with high-level returners and some big newcomers. They have already begun signing players to continue their basketball careers in college. Let’s take a look at the intriguing lineup for this year, as they also take part in one of the first NEBL seasons…


“Bradford Christian is always a team to watch, led by its tandem of one of the most efficient scorers in the nation in Michigan State-commit Kur Teng and a nationally-ranked forward in Texas A&M-commit George Turkson. The young backcourt duo of high-upside guards Antonio Pemberton and Warren Keel is big time, and unsigned senior guard Umari Seney is a major contributor as well. Unsigned 2024s Sean Njenga, Anthony Troncellito, and Jayden Colon have also played huge minutes in the past and once again this season. 2025 Brayson Green’s high flying game has also earned him looks from Division 1 programs. You can never count out Vin Pastore and his Bradford Christian squad in big games.” -Dylan Thayer


3 Things You Need to Know About This Year’s Team


Two 2024s have already signed to Power-5 programs:

Headlined by Michigan State-commit Kur Teng and Texas A&M-commit George Turkson, this class of 2024 could go up with that of just about any other team in the NEPSAC. 

Teng is the team’s only All-NEPSAC returner, as he earned First Team honors after last year’s performance. He recently tallied 23 first half points in BCA’s victory over Master’s at the St. Andrew’s Classic. 

Turkson had 21 points and 5 rebounds in another recent triumph over Darrow. He shot a whopping 8/10 from the floor.


That’s only the beginning…

It doesn’t end there, as Umari Seney and Jayden Colon have had some pop-out performances along the way, including Seney’s 19 points and 4 rebounds against New Hampton, shooting 8/12 from the floor, as well as Colon’s double-double performance in the recent win over Darrow, with 15 points and 10 rebounds in just 19 minutes of playing time. 

Other notable 2024s include Sean Njenga, who has received some high-academic D3 interest as well as some D2 interest, and Anthony Troncellito, who has already proven himself with some big performances coming on the HGSL circuit with Rivals this past summer. 


There’s still plenty more talent on this squad…

The 2025s include Jaiden Summers, a great spot up shooter with impressive moves, and Brayson Green, who really stood out at the National Prep Showcase in November. Green has received offers from Bryant and Albany, and has played a major role for this squad. A small but powerful class of 2025.

Similarly, the 2026s include another one of the team’s biggest names in Warren Keel Jr., who has received offers from TCU, Bryant, and most recently Rutgers. He dropped 19 in a big win over Winchendon. Owen Crowley is the team’s only other 2026, and he has contributed as well, tallying 11 points in the win over Master’s.

Finally, BCA only has one 2027, but the name is another big one: Antonio Pemberton. Pemberton has only received one offer (Albany), but we will say that number go way up over the years. He recently scored 14 in the team’s win over Master’s.


3 Questions Heading into the Season


Can they continue meshing? 

With a lot of talent on the roster, especially with such a spread across classes, it will be interesting to see how they can all play together throughout the year. Kur Teng and George Turkson have carved themselves out as clear leaders… can anyone else use this season as a chance to step up to their level?


Can they maintain their current success? 

With big wins coming against some of the top-ranked preps in the country, where will they end up by the end of the season? In our most recent coaches’ poll, Bradford Christian cracked the list of the top ten prep basketball teams in the country. Where will they sit by the end of the season?


How will they compare to last year?

Last season, the Sentinels finished first overall in the NEPSAC Class-AA after the regular season. They faced Kimball Union in the first round of the playoffs, winning by 24. They faced a tough Cushing squad in the semifinals, which would ultimately be their demise by a margin of 15. Can this year’s squad make it to the championship? 


So far this season:

The Sentinels currently have an 8-5 record at the time of this article’s writing, with big regional wins, including the victories over NEBL competitors Brimmer & May, Cushing, New Hampton, and South Kent, as well as maybe their biggest win coming on the national stage, as they beat Fork Union Military Academy by 4 at the National Prep Showcase. Their record might not do them justice however, as only one of their five losses came by a margin greater than 10. This group can compete with any out there.