Prep Transfers Already Starting
Just as the end of the college basketball season ignites the start of the college coaching carousel so does the end of the high school season ignite the annual exodus of local high school players to the prep ranks.
Only days after the high school season has now officially come to an end in all six New England states, we already have three high profile players confirmed to be heading to prep school next season.
Ashton-Langford will head to Cushing Academy to follow in the footsteps of his Mass Rivals teammate Kaleb Joseph, who will move on to Syracuse after graduating last this year. Ashton-Langford will join another Rivals teammate, Jalen Adams, to continue to give the Penguins one of the best back-courts in New England.
Kuakumensah will stay local and attend Worcester Academy, where head coach Jamie Sullivan has always made local talent a top priority. Kuakumensah will join a talented returning nucleus led by Saul Phiri and Nick Pasquale.
Both Ashton-Langford and Kuakumensah are expected to reclassify back to the class of 2017 upon joining the prep ranks.
Another player heading to prep school next season is North Quincy senior Anthony Green, who will take a post-graduate year at the Tilton School following his graduation, as was first reported by Hoopville’s Phil Kasiecki.
Green was arguably the most notable late bloomer in all of New England this season, shooting up several inches and taking his game to unprecedented levels in the process.
His additional year will allow him to continue with that development and very likely push to the next level in the process. He’ll also fill perhaps the only noticeable void on next year’s Tilton roster as the Rams return Terance Mann and Franklin Porter among others.