Preps Dominate NH 2013 Rankings
The New Hampshire prep schools continue to supply the vast majority of the individual talent competing in the Granite State, as reflected in our updated 2013 rankings.
A pair of Massachusetts natives sit in the top two spots as New Hampton forward Noah Vonleh and Tilton guard Wayne Selden set the standard by which all others are judged. Both are heading off to two of the nation’s most prestigious college basketball programs next year in Indiana and Kansas respectively.
A pair of big men from Brewster Academy is up next as Kyle Washington remains in the third spot while Elijah Macon makes his debut at number four. Washington, who committed to N.C. State earlier this fall, is in his second season in New England after starring for Hotchkiss a season ago, while Macon is headed to West Virginia next year to play for Bob Huggins.
Brewster Academy is also the source of New Hampshire’s fifth ranked prospect in Ron Patterson, the powerful guard who was once committed to Indiana in the class of 2012, but is now heading to Syracuse in the class of 2013.
New Hampton’s Travis Jorgenson is another prospect who was once committed to a high-major program in Missouri. Now, the feisty floor general is one of the best available at his position and a priority for any college program looking for a point guard.
Phillips Exeter Academy post-graduate Jordan Hill is another guard in his first season in New England. Hill committed to Wisconsin in the months before his arrival in New Hampshire and is now one of the leaders for a team that is expected to make a run in Class A.
Kimball Union Academy’s Devon Thomas picked up over a dozen division I scholarship offers this summer before picking Missouri State this fall. The shifty southpaw floor general is a highlight reel waiting to happen with some shades of Brandon Jennings in his game.
We return to Phillips Exeter Academy for the 9th ranked player in the state, Chris Braley. The Maine native is off to a fast start to his senior season and appears to be playing some of the best basketball of his career as he considers his various division I options.
New Hampton guard Lincoln Davis rounds out the list at number 10. The Pittsburgh area native is heading to Fairfield next year where he’ll bring the versatility to play both guard spots, attack off the dribble, and lock up on the defensive end.
To view the New Hampshire 2013 rankings in their entirety, click here.