Prep Profiles 23-24 - Class A (pt. 2)

Owen Carlson | Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Prep Profiles 23-24 - Class A (pt. 2)

Continuing on with our Class A prep profiles, let's take a look at the remaining schools in part two.

Nobles has a solid team this year, with big wins coming so far against Class-B power Beaver Country Day and Class-A competitor Belmont Hill. Big showings have come from Drew Kahn, who recently won a gold medal at the Maccabi Games in both the 3x3 and 5x5 and earned MOP honors, as well as from underclassmen standouts from the Frosh/Soph Eite 75, Coley Mark and Raul Cruz


Phillips Andover is currently 2-0 in Class-A, with big victories coming over Class-B power Millbrook and Class-A competitor Choate Rosemary-Hall. Big performances have come from Xavier Abreu, who had 16 points and 5 rebounds at the BasketBull HoopsFest, as well as Robbie Nyamwaya, who dropped 21 points and grabbed 10 boards in the overtime win over Choate, and Rashad McCormick, who is averaging roughly 13 points and 5 rebounds.


Phillips Exeter is the only Class-A team who has beaten Milton so far, and they blew out Avon Old Farms. This squad is led by Ryder Frost, who dropped 32 in the rout of Avon and has received offers from Le Moyne, Fairfield, Holy Cross, Dartmouth, UMass, Brown, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Harvard, as well as Tyler Bike, who dropped 28 in the win over Milton. 


St. Paul’s has had a rocky start to the year due to the fact that it has come against some fierce competition, but they have seen flashes of success, with a big win over Nobles. Great performances have come from Landon Clark, who recently dropped 20 points with 8 rebounds and 7 assists, and Teagan Pelletier continues to play a major role. 


St. Sebastian’s has a solid squad this year, already seeing big wins against Dexter Southfield and Belmont Hill. This team is led by TJ Allen, who recently had a team-high 18 points to get St. Seb’s their fourth straight win, as well as Timmy Bollin, who dropped 25 in the win over Belmont. 


Tabor is definitely one of the favorites to be competing for a NEPSAC Class-A Championship this year, as they begin Class-A play at 6-0, with wins coming against some of the better teams including Berkshire, who gave them their closest Class-A battle so far, still ending in a 19-point victory for the Seawolves. Big performances have come from Daithi Quinn, who recently dropped 23 points in a win over Brooks and has received offers from USF, Bryant, Holy Cross, Albany, and UMBC, as well as from Sage Baptiste, who has received an offer from Albany. Others who have helped lead this stacked squad include Trey Rezendes who tallied 18 points/6 rebounds and led the team with 6 assists, Babson-commit Logan Murphy who dropped 19 points and grabbed 6 boards, and Trevor White who tallied 9 points/3 assists and led the team with 9 rebounds, all of which also came from the win over Brooks. 


This brings us to Taft—the other 6-0 NEPSAC Class-A team. The Rhinos have had an excellent start to the year, with big wins coming against Choate, St. Sebastian’s and many more. This squad is led by Jeremiah Ibeziako who dropped 21 points with 13 rebounds in the win over Choate and has received an offer from LIU, RJ Bennett who holds an offer from Bryant, Maxim Klitschko who recently committed to Amherst, and Ford Okehi who recently tallied a double-double against Nobles.


Finally, we close Class-A with Williston Northampton. Williston has had many big wins, including against Exeter, Deerfield, and Berkshire. Great showings have come from Preston Edmead who dropped 36 in a hard-fought loss to Class-AA Wilbraham & Monson and has received offers from Bryant, Albany, FDU, UTRGV, UC-Riverside, Manhattan, Utah Tech, UAB, Seton Hall, Hofstra, and Iona, Nehemiah Turner who dropped 30 points with 10 rebounds in a scrimmage against Springfield Commonwealth and has received an offer from Tennessee State, Ore Odutayo who has received an offer from Hampton and was named a standout at the Zero Gravity Prep Classic by our scout Dylan Thayer, and Ricardo Nieves who has received an offer from Albany. 


The only thing certain about this class is the uncertainty of who will take the 2024 NEPSAC Class-A Championship…