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Celts assistant joins Upside Podcast

Celts assistant joins Upside Podcast

Posted Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Boston Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry is the latest guest of the Upside Podcast and he talks about going from a small college player and coach to the very highest levels of college and professional basketball. Shrewsberry goes in depth about his time by Brad Stevens' side, what he has learned during their various years together, and what he would bring to a college program himself if given the opportunity to be a head coach. The interview also has some… READ MORE >

YurView Profiles Providence Bound Reeves & Duke

YurView Profiles Providence Bound Reeves & Duke

Posted Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Yurview.com, a Cox Communications network located in Rhode Island, published video profiles of the Providence College bound tandem of David Duke and A.J. Reeves on Thursday. The videos are the latest collaboration between Yurview on the New England Recruiting Report, after the two entities also came together to create the Upside Podcast earlier this year and will again collaborate to air both the NEPSAC finals and the National Prep Championship semi-finals and finals. Duke is a local Providence native who… READ MORE >

2018 Ranking Conclusions

2018 Ranking Conclusions

Posted Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Over the course of the last week we have rolled out our updated 2018 rankings, first in all six states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont), then in New England as a whole. Finally, we published an entirely different list altogether in Mike Yagmin's latest Yags' Point Forward column. Ultimately, the purpose of the exercise is twofold. First, right or wrong, the recruiting world loves rankings and so there are two choices - leave the only opinion out… READ MORE >

Yags’ Point Forward - 2018 Big Board

Yags’ Point Forward - 2018 Big Board

Posted Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Editor's Note - Last week when we updated our 2018 rankings we provided our typical caveat - a reminder that rankings are always subjective. That is, they are always just a matter of opinion which can be formed based on a variety of variables. As we've said many times in the past, any ranking that isn't educated (do they have the experience to legitimize their opinion?), informed (have they seen all of the players enough to make an informed projection?)… READ MORE >

PSA’s Perez Makes Pick

PSA’s Perez Makes Pick

Posted Monday, February 19th, 2018

Putnam Science Academy and PSA Cardinals' product Jose Perez announced his commitment to Gardner-Webb on Monday. Perez took to his twitter account to make his announcement and thank his family and coaches who had helped him reach his goal. #Committed pic.twitter.com/WHt4g9rJ1t — Jose Perez (@showout_zayy15) February 19, 2018 Perez arrived at Putnam Science around this time last year after transferring from Wings Academy in the Bronx but didn't suit up until the beginning of the 2017-2018 season. While he has… READ MORE >

New England Top 100 Announced

New England Top 100 Announced

Posted Monday, February 19th, 2018

After updating rankings in all six New England states last week, today comes the reveal of our New England top 100 in the class of 2018. The list mirrors ESPN's national rankings in the first nine spots with Simisola Shittu, Cole Swider, David Duke, A.J. Reeves, Nate Laszewski, Cormac Ryan, Isaiah Mucius, Miles Norris, and Marcus Zegarowski. Derek Culver rounds out the top ten and remains a strong candidate to crack the top 100 national lists before the season's end.… READ MORE >

Who Should Attend the Junior #E75 & #75 Academic Experience?

Who Should Attend the Junior #E75 & #75 Academic Experience?

Posted Sunday, February 18th, 2018

We're now just three weeks away from both the Junior Elite 75 Showcase as well as the Elite 75 Academic Experience, which both offer unparalleled exposure and education, but to very different age groups. The Elite 75 Academic Experience, which will take place in the first half of the day, is designed for high school students who strive to play college basketball at a high academic college or university. The event is one of the final opportunities for unsigned seniors… READ MORE >

Connecticut’s 2018 Class is a Deep One

Connecticut’s 2018 Class is a Deep One

Posted Saturday, February 17th, 2018

With the release of updated rankings in Connecticut's 2018 class we have now updated all six states in region with our collective New England rankings due out on Monday. While there isn't necessarily the same level of star power as there has been in previous years, or even in other states this year, Connecticut has unmatched depth when it comes to the sheer quantity of scholarship caliber prospects in their senior class. In total we ranked 40 players in the… READ MORE >

Mass 2018 Rankings Announced

Mass 2018 Rankings Announced

Posted Friday, February 16th, 2018

Up next in our series of updated 2018 rankings is the state of Massachusetts where local products David Duke, A.J. Reeves, Nate Laszewski, and Cormac Ryan have been constants in national rankings over the years. While there has been some reshuffling among the local quartet in recent months the bottom line is the same as it has always been, all four are consensus top 100 national prospects who should have very strong college careers. Duke probably has the highest upside… READ MORE >

Plenty to Debate in New Hampshire’s 2018 Class

Plenty to Debate in New Hampshire’s 2018 Class

Posted Thursday, February 15th, 2018

New Hampshire is a state where the talent is typically dominated by the local prep ranks and this year is no different as Brewster Academy, Tilton School, New Hampton School, Kimball Union Academy, Holderness School, and Proctor Academy continue to drive the vast majority of college coaches into the state. That isn't the only theme of the 2018 rankings inside the Granite State though. No matter how you slice it, this is a group that is going to cause some… READ MORE >

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