This Week’s Notable Performances

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This Week’s Notable Performances

Another week was shortened by bad weather but once again that wasn't enough to stop a variety of top performances from players all over New England:


Player of the Week – Andrew Shaw, Thornton Academy – The senior forward broke two school records last weekend when he went off for 46 points including eight three-pointers.  Unfortunately, Shaw’s heroics weren’t enough as Thornton fell to South Portland. 

Chris Braley, Nokomis – 29pts, 14rebs & 10asts over Oak Hill 59-42
• Vukasin Vignjevic, South Portland – 31pts & 10rebs over Thorton Academy
Keegan Pieri, Camden Hills – 26pts, 7rebs & 5blks over Lincoln
Tyler McFarland, Camden Hills – 19pts & 14rebs over Lincoln
• Bo Leary, Edward Little – 27pts & 13rebs in 65-51 win over Cony
Alex Furness, Wells – 21pts over Poland; 19pts, 9rebs & 6 asts over Falmouth
Josh Walker, Mt. Ararat – 23pts & 6 asts over Brunswick 50-47
• Mike Herrick, Portland – 32pts in 3OT win over South Portland
Zach Blodgett, Bangor – 30pts over Hampden; 20 over Erskine
• Theo Bowe, Cape – 35pts against York
• Josh Britten, Yarmouth – 22pts & 4stls over Lake Region; 17 over N. Yarmouth

New Hampshire

Player of the Week – Georges Niang, Tilton – The junior forward continued to put up huge numbers while leading Tilton in the scoring department in AA wins over Worcester Academy and Vermont.  Niang went for 29 points and 14 rebounds in an 80-66 win over Worcester then poured in 34 over Vermont. 

Wayne Selden, Tilton – 20pts & 6 asts over Worcester; 20 & 7 over Vermont
• Brian Cronin, Spaulding – 24pts in 84-78 win over Bishop Guertin
Logan Kesty, Bishop Guertin – 27pts vs. Spaulding
David Madol, Manchester Memorial – 26pts in 67-65 win over South
• Caleb Donnelly, Alvirne – 21pts vs. Trinity
Jamie Holder, Milford – game high 24pts in 75-48 win over Hanover
Jordan Laguerre, New Hampton – 13pts in final 6 minutes over Bridgton
• Kevin O’Connor, St. Paul’s – 21pts vs. Holderness
Steve Spirou, Pelham – 27pts over St. Thomas Aquinas 77-43


Player of the Week – Aaron Cosby, Northfield Mount Hermon – The Seton Hall bound guard opened the week with a 30 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds in an 89-67 win at Worcester.  A day later he put up 36 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in a 90-75 win over Choate and ended his week 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists over Winchendon 79-53. 

Zach Hurynowicz, Burlington – 32pts (including his 1000th), 11asts, & 10rebs over Lexington
Joe Mussachia, Manchester Essex – 26pts & 24rebs over North Andover
Pat Connaughton, Notre Dame Prep – 30pts, 10asts & 8rebs over Xaverian 89-60
Michael Gorman, Methuen – 26pts & 7-threes in 64-45 win over Tewksbury
Jimmy Zenevitch, Central Catholic – 20pts & 12rebs over Lawrence; 23pts over Dracut
Joe Sharkey, NMH –20pts, 8rebs & 4asts vs. Worcester; 20, 4 & 4 over Choate
• Richard Rodgers, St. John’s Shrewsbury – 28pts over Holy Name; 25 over St. Bernard
John Henault, St. Bernard CC – 25pts vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury
Kachi Nzerem, New Mission – 24pts over Brighton 70-59
Aaron Calixte, Stoughton – 28pts over Sharon 65-63
• Alex Morsey, Bishop Fenwick – 36pts, 6-threes, & 7asts vs. Cathedral


Player of the Week – Nick Swim, BFA St. Albans – After eclipsing the 1000 point mark for his career last week, Swim just missed his second triple-double in as many weeks with 21 points, 11 steals, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds in the Bobwhites victory over Montpelier. 

Ryan Shea, U-32 – 21pts in comeback win over Middlebury
Josh Varney, S. Burlington – 17pts including 9 in 4th quarter over Essex
Jake Donnelly, Champlain Valley – 14pts & 15rebs against Burlington
• Tom Heydinger, Brattleboro – 16pts, 8rebs & 3blks over Windsor 43-34
• Tanner Dana, Windsor – 14pts, 8rebs vs. Brattleboro
Alex Snyder, Rutland – 13pts & 16rebs over St. Johnsbury
Jaskin Melendez, Mt. St. Joseph – 15pts & 7rebs over Burr & Burton
Casey Tipson, Rice – 16pts in 60-34 win vs. Harwood

Rhode Island

Player of the Week – Joe Carnavale, East Providence – He put up a game high 23 points on Friday night to lead East Providence to a 56-43 win over LaSalle and followed that up with a 24 point performance, including six three-pointers, in a win over Woonsocket later in the week. 

Cesar Mejia, St. Raphael – 24pts & 9rebs in 73-57 win over Smithfield
• Trevor Vasey, St. Raphael – 21pts & 9rebs in win over Smithfield
Bryan Yarce, Cranston West – 22pts in big win over Coventry
• Robbie Bell, Cranston East – 20pts & 10rebs vs. Hendricken
Max Motroni, West Warwick – 31pts & 5-threes over North Providence
• John Morrison, West Warwick – 25pts & 6-threes over North Providence
Mike Ferrante, North Providence – 28pts vs. West Warwick
Nate Stitchell, Coventry – 23pts over Cranston East 84-80
• Patrick Marchland, Cranston East – 29pts vs. Coventry
• Joh’lon Hazard, Shea – 28pts & 3-threes over West Warwick


Player of the Week – Desmond Williams, Putnam Science Academy – The post-graduate stepped up to lead his team to a big victory over Boston Trinity after dropping back to back games to Master’s and Marianapolis.  Williams went off for 35 points while pulling in 9 rebounds, grabbing 4 steals, and handing out 3 assists in a 92-77 win. 

Zaid Hearst, Salisbury – 32pts, 10rebs, & 5asts in 74-66 win over Army JV
Dennis Levene, Choate – 23pts & 10 rebs over Exeter 68-47
Tyree Robinson, Putnam Science – 18pts & 18rebs in 92-77 win over Boston Trinity
• Corey Baldwin, Harding – 30pts & 6-threes in 68-67 win over Greenwich
Sam Donahue, Stonington – 25pts & 4-threes in 65-46 win over Plainfield
• Daryll Ferguson, NFA – 19pts, 16rebs, & 4blcks in 54-41 win over Fitch
Gerald McClease, Wilbur Cross – 23pts, 10rebs & 4asts over Sheehan
Darren Payen, Hamden Hall – 12pts, 13rebs & 12blcks over Hopkins 87-81
Danny Upchurch, Notre Dame Fairfield – 28pts over Immaculate 77-72
• Yadmad Rountree, Woodland – 24pts & 22rebs over Seymour
Jon Seltzer, Salisbury – 30pts in 66-62 win over Kent