Prep Profiles 23-24 - Class AA (pt. 1)

Dylan Thayer & Owen Carlson | Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Prep Profiles 23-24 - Class AA (pt. 1)

Class AA of the NEPSAC has a similar feel to the last few years, with some of the same teams competing for the Class AA title. However, we have also seen some other squads rise to prominence in this elite conference. Bradford Christian and Worcester Academy are once again formidable, along with Cushing, Brimmer & May, and the newest addition to the conference in CATS Academy. These five were all a part of our recently released individual team previews. However, in this conference, no team can be slept on, as MacDuffie, Winchendon, Wilbraham & Monson, Lawrence Academy, and St. George’s have all proven themselves capable of competing with just about anyone, and it doesn’t end there.

Let’s take a look at some more rosters, beginning with the remaining schools in the eastern half of the conference. 


Kimball Union: 

KUA is led by senior Hofstra-commit Joshua DeCady, who saw his stock soar positively this past grassroots season, picking up 20 offers in just over a month. DeCady is a versatile, high-motor forward with scoring touch both around the basket and from the perimeter. 

Newcomer from La Lumiere Isaiah “Zay” Henderson is an athletic wing with a budding reputation in the class of 2025. Henderson is a threat to score at any time, with spot-up shooting touch and solid play in the post. 

Junior Brandon Arnold runs the offense with his passing vision, ability to break down defenses off the dribble, and confidence, along with fellow Junior running-mate Charlie Williams providing another punch from the wing spot. 

Unsigned seniors Niko Miles and Max McClure have picked up high-academic interest as they bring even more skill to the wing/forward spots of a Kimball team seemingly loaded at the position.


Lawrence Academy: 

LA is a young team with some notable victories early on this season. Senior Teagan Terry has picked up Division III interest with his tough play and marksmanship from downtown. 

The 2026 trio that Lawrence provides is arguably one of the best in the NEPSAC with Alex Egbuonu, Evan Mitchner Jr., and Jaxson Terry

Egbuonu has made a name for himself thus far with his upside at the wing position. He has a bigger frame that he uses to impact the game in various ways, slashing to the cup, knocking down contested shots, and radiating confidence to boost his team. 

Mitchner Jr. is an intriguing point guard prospect with a tight handle on the ball and passing skill while also packing a physical punch. 

Jaxson Terry turned heads at Scholar Roundball with his 18 point performance to go along with the game-winning bucket. Another wing threat, Terry uses his length and toughness to finish at the rim with shooting touch from farther out as well. 

2024 Joey Harris and 2027 AJ Reinerston have provided big minutes in close games as well.


St. Andrew’s School: 

Off to a 6-3 start to the season, St. Andrew’s is once again ready to contend behind renowned coach Mike Hart. 

Citadel-commit Graham Eikenberry and Luke Michalski bring toughness to the frontcourt. Eikenberry has provided a consistent double-double threat and leadership skills on the court, while Michalski stretches the floor, shoots it off the dribble, and can finish with double figures in the point and rebound columns. 

Postgrad wings Raphael Tawil and Ryan Weiss are consistent shooters from deep who can score at will. 

Guards Chris Bianco and Anthony DeThomas have been phenomenal this season on defense and facilitating the offense while limiting turnovers. 

Braeden Byrne is coming off of an injury and is one to watch moving forward with a handful of others from freshmen to postgrads. 


St. George’s School:

Barrett Loer is one of the hottest prospects in New England’s class of 2025, most recently picking up a Penn State offer. Loer has elite bounce and can finish acrobatically at the rim. He is also a triple-threat with the ball who has made a number of winning plays throughout this young season. 

Unsigned 2024 Alex Berry is a strong scoring guard with athleticism and toughness, while St. Thomas Aquinas-commit Anthony Daley is an elite shooting threat from outside. 

YanCarlos Cueto is a 2025 to watch as he has picked up vast Division I interest with his playmaking, perimeter touch and high-impact defensive skills to go along with tough forward Dylan Veillette’s glass-cleaning, strength and finishing above the rim. 

Underclassmen Dywane Chess and Ethan Njenga are notable names as well, with Chess’s arrival to the NEPSAC much anticipated following the E75 Frosh/Soph. Chess is a power at the wing position with physicality, three-level scoring, and defensive consistency, while Njenga has impressed with his craftiness and speed with the basketball.


Tilton School:

Andrew Stenstream caught our eye at the Elite 75 back in June, as the guard brings relentless competitiveness, defensive versatility in the backcourt, and scoring from different spots on the floor. In conversations with NERR back in October, he had been receiving high-academic interest from Endicott, Wesleyan, and University of Chicago with other schools looming. 

Underclassmen Nick Sangermano and Anthony Vick are ones to watch as Sangermano uses his strong frame to impact the game—especially on drives to the basket, and Vick brings intriguing guard skills and scoring from downtown. 

Samuel Nosakhare has been a big of note for Tilton as he is a strong scorer above the rim and a tough rebounding presence. 


Winchendon School: 

Post-grads John Clemmons II and Rolyns Aligbe have emerged as true threats for the Wapiti as the season has progressed. 

Clemmons is a big scoring wing/guard with handle, pull-up prowess, and relentless rebounding ability who just took an official visit to Delaware State. 

Aligbe recently picked up a CCSU offer, as the big man has impressed many with his high motor in the paint—scoring the ball at will, racking in boards, and altering shots on defense. 

Crafty guard Noah Toussaint is notable due to his shiftiness with the ball and is a scoring threat on/off the ball as well, fellow unsigned senior Harrison Peaster has made a big impact from the perimeter as a consistent shooter. 

Wing Favor Okigweh’s high-flying touch above the basket and defensive impact have been impressive, while Rolyns’ younger brother Harrison Aligbe is a high-upside forward to watch for the Wapiti both this season and down the line.


We continue our roster breakdowns tomorrow with the remaining teams from the western half of the elite NEPSAC Class-AA conference, including Cheshire Academy, Darrow School, MacDuffie School, Master’s School, Northfield Mt. Hermon, and Wilbraham & Monson.