Scholar Roundball Classic Preview

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Scholar Roundball Classic Preview

The first ever Scholar Roundball Classic is set to tip off this weekend at Babson College.  The event features some of the top academic schools in the northeast and Canada including Phillips Exeter, Phillips Andover, Choate Rosemary Hall, Northfield Mount Hermon, St. Mark’s, Hill School, Kent School, and many others.  Action begins on Friday night with four marquee games headlines by a clash between St. Mark’s and Brimmer & May set for a 5pm tip in a game that will feature over 15 college basketball prospects and two of the top 25 ranked juniors in the country. 

Seven games are on tap for Saturday beginning with Brimmer & May against IMG Prep, followed by Milton Academy taking on IMG High School.  The IMG squads feature two of the top ten players left available in the country in six-foot-seven swingman DeAndre Daniels, who is hearing from the likes of Florida, Kansas, UCLA, and Texas, as well as six-foot-two shooting guard Phillip Greene who is hearing from West Virginia, St. John’s, Miami, Depaul, and Missouri. 

Milton Academy won’t be the only prestigious academic school to take the court on Saturday as Phillips Academy of Andover takes on Rivers at 3pm followed by Northfield Mount Hermon against Canadian powerhouse Champlain St. Lambert at 4:30, and Phillips Exeter Academy vs. Tabor Academy at 6:00. 

Five more games are on tap for Sunday beginning with Tabor returning to the court to take on another Canadian powerhouse in Vanier Prep at 10am.  Choate Rosemary Hall will face Champlain St. Lambert at 11:15 followed by the Hill School against Northfield Mount Hermon at 12:45, Kent School vs. Cheshire Academy at 2:15, and then Albany Academy against Beaver Country Day at 3:30. 

In total the event features many of the top academic schools in the northeast as well as a variety of talent from New England and beyond.  Here is a look at some of the top local talent in action:  Lucas Hausman ’12 & Laurent Firlotte ’12 (Hopkins); Kyle Reardon ’12, Nick Lund ’12, Shaquor Sandiford ’12, Taariq Allen ’11, Carlin Haymon ’14, & Andrew Kaufmann ’14 (Rivers); Alex Murphy ’12, Kaleb Tarczewski ’12, Peter Kazikias ’11, Eric Green ’12, Nikolas Stauskas ’12, Jaymie Spears ’12, Eli Lubick ’12, Jarred Reuter ’14, & Kevin Zabo ’14 (St. Mark’s); Chris Sherwood ’11, Marco Banegas ’11, Oliver Nazon ’11, Ryan Canty ’11, Jared Fay ’11, Justin Turner ’12, Adrian Oliveira ’13, John Powell ’13, Jake Fay ’13, & Alijiah Robinson ’14 (Brimmer & May); Anthony Barry ’12 & Aaron Davis ’12 (Brooks); Dennis Clifford ’11, Ikemefuna Ngwudo ’13, Alec Brennan ’14, Eric Davis ’12, Travis Sheldon ’12, Jesse Pagliuca ’12, & Kelby Pontes ’11 (Milton Academy); Ray Barry, Thomas Palleschi, Ryan Hartung, & Brendan OConnell (Phillips Andover); Joe Sharkey ’11, Armani Cotton, ’11, Aaron Cosby ’11, John Golden ’11, Jvonte Brooks ’11, Ethan Mackey ’11, Vince Van Nes ’11, Tommy Carpenter ’12, Ethan ODay ’12, Lucas Van Nes ’12, Evan Cummins ’12, DeKeeba Battee ’13, & Obi Momah ’14 (Northfield Mount Hermon); Alex Levine ’11, Ryan Kilcullen ’11, David Gabeau ’11, Cam Shorey ’12, & Showly Nicholson ’12 (Phillips Exeter); Demitry Coronell & Josh Downes (Tabor); Arob Wilson ’11, Desmond Williams ’11, Zaquan Nelson ’11, Anthony Henry ’11, & Tyree Robinson ’14 (Putnam Science); Brandon Sherrod ’11, Phil Gaetano ’11, Dennis Levene ’11, Deshawn Murphy ’11, John Papale ’12, & Casey Woodring ’12 (Choate); Keefer Rafferty ’11, Kamil Parzych ’11, Darren Glover ’11, Cameron Buchan ’11, Nick Pendergast ’11, Henry Pendergast ’12, Stefon Williams ’12, & Travis Berry ’13 (Kent); Tyler Bisack '11, Florent Pontens '11, Ben Gilbert '11, & Nick Cefalo '11 (Cheshire Academy); Rene Castro ’13 & Jeff Spellman ’14 (Beaver Country Day). 

Complete Weekend Schedule

Friday, December 10th
3:30pm Hopkins vs. Rivers
5:00pm St. Mark’s vs. Brimmer & May
6:30pm Champlain St. Lambert vs. IMG Prep
8:00pm Brooks vs. IMG High School

Saturday, December 11th
12:00pm IMG Prep vs. Brimmer & May
1:30pm Milton Academy vs. IMG High School
3:00pm Phillips Andover vs. Rivers
4:30pm Northfield Mount Hermon vs. Champlain St. Lambert
6:00pm Phillips Exeter vs. Tabor Academy
7:30pm Hill School vs. IMG Prep
8:45pm Vanier vs. Putnam Science

Sunday, December 12th
10:00am Vanier vs. Tabor
11:15am Choate vs. Champlain
12:45pm Hill vs. NMH
2:15pm Kent vs. Cheshire
3:30pm Albany vs. Beaver Country Day

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