Tilton’s Connelly Earns Scholarship
Tilton's inspired post-season run continued to pay dividends for their individual players on Tuesday as post-graduate Cal Connelly became the latest player to accept a scholarship offer earned in recent weeks.
Connelly is a local New Hampshire native who had a storied high school career at nearby Spaulding High School but arrived at Tilton last fall a little under the radar after having not played on the grassroots circuit that summer.
He averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior and helped Spaulding advance to the NHIAA division I semifinals. He was also named Player of the Year in division I by the NHBCO and earned first team all-New Hampshire honors by USA Today.
While the NEPSAC introduced him to an unpredented level of competition, he proved he belonged from the very beginning and ended up playing an important role in the Rams' latest Class AA championship as well as their run to the semifinals of the National Prep Championship.
“Cal brings a lot to the court. He makes shots, passes really well, and can score in the post,” said Tilton head coach Marcus O'Neil. “He's extremely skilled and smart on both ends of the floor. Cal was an important ingredient to our success and the entire team is excited to see him go to Assumption, a strong NE-10 program with top notch coaches.”
Connelly becomes the fifth member of Tilton's 2018 class to accept a scholarship, and third since the end of the season.