This Week’s Notable Performances

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, February 24th, 2011

This Week’s Notable Performances

With state tournaments winding down in Rhode Island and Maine and about to get underway in the rest of the New England states along with the NEPSAC, this will be our final notable performance listing of the 2010-2011 high school season.  Here is a look at this week’s standouts:


Co-Player of the Week – Jimmy Zenevitch, Central Catholic – The senior forward stepped up in two big games this week and picked up his 1000th point in the process.  First he scored 14 of his game high 26 points in a hard fought win over Andover.  Next he had 32 points, including his 1000th, and 13 rebounds against St. John’s Prep but it wasn’t enough as Central fell 72-70.  Earlier in the week Zenevitch had 24 points and 12 rebounds over Fitchburg. 

Co-Player of the Week – Joe Bramanti, Andover – Bramanti has saved his best for last.  He had 22 points against Central Catholic to begin the week and followed that up with 19 more against St. John’s Prep, including the 1000th of his career.  Finally, Bramanti put his team on his back and scored 38 points to lead them to a 75-66 win over Newton North. 

Kyle Reardon, Rivers – 19pts, 15rebs & 5asts over Pomfret 63-52
Nick Lund, Rivers – 21pts & 8rebs over Pomfret
Jaylen Brantley, Wilbraham & Monson – 25pts & 7-threes vs. Master’s
Aaron Cosby, NMH – 27pts, 11rebs & 4asts over MCI
John Henault, St. Bernard’s CC – 38pts & 9rebs over Doherty in OT
Patrick Benzan, Roxbury Latin – 28pts, 6rebs & 4asts vs Groton; 27, 10 & 6 vs Lawrence
Steve Haladyna, St. John’s Prep – 38pts & 11rebs over BCHS in Comcast final
Mickel Simpson, Woburn – 20pts pts over Malden including 1000th of career
• Andy Socca, Melrose – 27pts, 24rebs, & 10blks over Reading
Raudy Minaya, Methuen – 24pts & 5-threes over Tewksbury
Ryan Hartung, Phillips Andover – 31pts & 7 threes vs. Brimmer & May
Brian Mukasa, Sharon – 29pts over Medford 82-69
Joe Mussachia, Manchester Essex – 21pts & 15rebs over Newburyport
Pat Connaughton, St. John’s Prep – 22pts over BCHS; 23 & game winner vs. CC
• Josue Figueroa, Dean  – 32pts vs. McMann to become Holyoke’s all-time leading scorer


Player of the Week – Chris Braley, Nokomis – The junior star ended his season in style, taking home player of the week honors for the second consecutive week.  Braley had 31 points and 24 rebounds in a win over 7th ranked MDI in the opening round of the state tournament and then 44 points and 18 rebounds in a disappointing loss to second ranked Ellsworth. 

• Jon Amabile, Deering – 20pts & 4stsl in upset over Thornton Academy
Graham Safford, Hampden Academy – 27pts & 7-threes vs. EL; 22 over Lewiston
• Bo Leary, Edward Little – 28pts over Mt. Ararat
Josh Walker, Mt. Ararat – 23pts vs. Edward Little
Sam Johnston, Greely – 31pts & 6asts over GNG
• Theo Bowe, Cape Elizabeth – 19pts over Wells
• Josh Britten, Yarmouth – 28pts including 9 in 2nd quarter over Mountain Valley
Tyler McFarland, Camden Hills – 23pts vs. Winslow; 30 over Caribou
• Matt Till, Caribou – 23pts vs. Camden Hills
• Andrew Austin, Ellsowrth – 23pts over Nokomis
• Anthony DiMauro, Boothbay – 29pts over Traip

New Hampshire

Player of the Week – Mike OLoughlin, Milford – The senior kept Milford unbeaten this week turning in two big performances.  First it was a 25 point outing as Milford knocked off Pelham 66-40.  Then it was a 31 point performance that included four three-pointers in a 65-41 win over Bishop Brady. 

Wayne Selden, Tilton – 26pts vs. Brewster Academy
Nerlens Noel, Tilton – 15rebs, 8blks, & 7pts vs. Brewster Academy
Tarik Smith, St. Paul’s – 27pts & 7asts over Middlesex
Harrison Taggart, St. Paul’s – 18pts, 7asts, 5rebs & 3stls over Middlesex
Connor Green, Bishop Guertin – 27pts over Winnacunnet
Devin Gilligan, Souhegan – 33pts & 17rebs over Hollis/Brookline
Jamie Holder, Milford – 20pts over Bishop Brady
• Caleb Donnelly, Alvirne – 25pts over Spaulding
David Madol, Manchester Memorial – 31pts over Manchester Central
Ryan Daye, Kimball Union – 23pts over Vermont Academy

Rhode Island

Player of the Week - Michael Carter-Williams, St. Andrew’s – Yes…again.  It is probably only fitting that MCW takes player of the week honors in the final notable performers listing of the year.  He had 30 points in a 65-45 win over Putnam Science and another 28 in a big win over Wilbraham and Monson. 

• Tom Aviles, Falmouth Acad – 31pts over St. Andrew’s-II
Bryan Yarce, Cranston West – 25pts over Coventry
Jared Thompson, LaSalle – 22pts vs. Hendricken
Robert Lewis, Central – 29pts & 10rebs over Cranston East
Cesar Mejia, St. Raphael – 25pts vs. Coventry
Charles Correa, St. Raphael – 24pts vs. Coventry
Ben Engvall, Barrington – 28pts over Tiverton
Austin Van Bemmelen, North Providence – 27pts over Tolman
• Jeremy Graca, Tolman – 32pts & 6-threes over N. Providence
Zach Wells, Westerly – 18 of 24pts in second half over W. Warwick
Isaac Medeiros, Johnston – 28pts over Exeter/W. Greenwich


Player of the Week – Zach Askew, Vinal Tech – While many talented seniors are collected their 1000th career point late in their senior year, the Vinal Tech big man landed a more rare feet this week with the 1000th rebound of his career, which he collected along with 25 points on Tuesday against Plainfield. 

Ryan Sutherland, Master’s – 25pts over Wilbraham & Monson
Tylon Smith, Kingswood-Oxford – 31pts over Hopkins 105-74
Andre King, Suffield Academy – 32pts over Williston Northampton
• Dominic DiGenova, Avon Old Farms – 26pts over Berkshire
Mike Fraylon, Windsor – 32pts & 6-threes over Middletown 108-82
• Chase Tarca, Plainville – 30pts vs. Glastonbury; 30pts vs. Bulkeley
Levy Gillespie Jr., Capital Prep – 23pts & 6-threes over Cheney Tech
Riley Kirsch, Hand – 23pts, 10rebs, 5stls, & 4asts over East Haven
• Tafari Whittingham, Stratford – 24pts, 11rebs, & 3blks over Immaculate
Terry Tarpey, Fairfield Prep – 19pts, 15rebs & 5blks over Cheshire
Darren Payen, Hamden Hall – 20pts, 12rebs & 5blks over Cheshire Academy
Lucas Hausman, Hopkins – 34pts vs. Brunswick
Earl Coleman, Notre Dame Fairfield – 30pts over Pomperaug
Will Defanti, Stonington – 20pts, 12rebs, 5asts, 4stls, & game winner over Windham
Sam Donahue, Stonington – scored his 1000th point over Windham; 28pts over St. Bernard
Jared Roberts, Loomis Chaffee – 34pts over Suffield Academy


Player of the Week – Ryan Tatro, Hazen – While steadily having an all-state caliber season for the 15-2 Wildcats, the six-foot-seven senior forward had a monster game with 32 points, 16 rebounds, and six blocks in a win over Enosburg earlier in the week. 

Ben Ferris, Essex – 24pts over CVU; 23pts over S. Burlington
Jason Manwaring, Williamstown – 19pts & 16rebs vs. S. Royalton
Evan Tullar, Spauling – 22pts over St. Johnsbury
• Matt Chamberlain, Danville – 27pts including his 1000th over Winooski
• Tyler Hoare, Harwood – 15pts & 17rebs over Lamoille
Nick Swim, BFA St. Albans – 22pts over Milton
• Zac Poland, Rice – 20pts over North Country
Troy Davine, Rutland – 23pts over MSJ
Clayton Palmer, Mt. Anthony – 22pts over Mt. Greylock
Alex Snyder, Rutland – 13pts & 20rebs over Mt. St. Joseph
Matt St. Amour, Missisquoi – 34pts against Middlebury
Keron Deshields, Vermont Acad – 22 of 26pts in second half vs. KUA