Wilbraham & Monson Duo off the Board

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Wilbraham & Monson Duo off the Board

Wilbraham & Monson Academy had a bit of a breakout year on the hardwood as they established themselves as a program to be reckoned with throughout New England under second year head coach Chris Sparks. 

Playing a highly competitive schedule which included stops at the National Prep Showcase, Hoop Mountain Prep Classic, and National Prep School Invitational, Wilbraham and Monson finished with a record of 18-9 on the season and made a run to the finals of the Western New England Conference before being stopped by the Kent School.

Post-graduates Eric Dortch and Chris Quinn were two important parts of the Wilbraham and Monson nucleus.

Dortch was a highly regarded forward coming from Chicago, and actually made a brief commitment to the University of Pennsylvania at the end of the summer.  A strong six-foot-five forward who scores the ball consistently with his mid-range and dribble drive games, Dorth picked up additional division I offers during the course of the year but opted for the opportunity to return close to home and get a great education.  Consequently, he will be starring at Illinois Wesleyan for the next four years where he projects to be an immediate impact player. 

Quinn is a Massachusetts native who graduated from Beaver Country Day in 2009 before coming to Wilbraham and Monson as a post-graduate.  This season he proved to be one of the team’s most important players, if not a stat stuffer.  Quinn is the ideal role player who does all the little things well, has a high basketball I.Q., and plays with great energy and toughness.  He will be taking his game to Macalester College in Minnesota, which is another highly regarded academic school.