Previewing this weekend’s Scholar Roundball Classic
While this weekend's action at Babson College begins Friday night with the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, it will continue through the day on Sunday with 13 more games as part of the 5th annual Scholar Roundball Classic.
The event tips off Saturday morning as Rivers takes on Phillips Academy of Andover. Red Wings junior Azar Swain put up 46 points last night in his debut under head coach Keith Zalaski while Andover head coach Terrell Ivory has some added weapons at his disposal as well this season.
At 12:30p.m. we'll see a rematch of what went down as a huge upset last season when Champlain St. Lambert came down from Canada to knock off Northfield Mount Hermon and with A.J. Brodeur, Ian Sistare and many others returning from last year's team, you can bet NMH will be out for retribution.
At 5pm Blair Academy returns to New England with Deng Gak, Kodye Pugh, Matt Turner and company and they'll meet Kimball Union Academy and the frontcourt tandem of Nathan Knight and Luke Rosinski. The night will wrap-up with two league match-ups as Exeter battles Williston Northampton at 6:30 in a match-up of two of Class A's favorites and Cheshire Academy takes on Holderness at 8:00 in a AA clash.
Sunday's action begins bright and early as Champlain St. Lambert returns to the court to take on a Brimmer & May squad that features New England's top ranked sophomore A.J. Reeves and American University bound big man Mark Gasperini. Blair and Andover square off at 11am while Choate Rosemary Hall joins the field with six new college prospects to take on KUA at 12:30p.m.
NMH plays their final game of the weekend at 2:00p.m. as they face the most talented Avon Old Farms team we've seen in multiple years including a pair of division I post-grad prospects from California. AA favorite Vermont Academy takes on one of Class A's most talented teams in the Kent School at 3:30 while Loomis Chaffee shows off a talented roster of their own at 5:00p.m. as they face NMH in their third game of the weekend.