#NPS Headlines

#NPS Headlines

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017


The 2017 National Prep Showcase is now in the book and the weekend set the stage for what could be the most competitive prep school season in recent memory with the top four teams in the Prep Ciruit Power Ten all dropping a game.

The National Prep Showcase continued to attract unparalleled media attention with every major national recruiting network in attendance along with numerous others.

Here's a look at some of the headlines to have already come out of the event:

Top '18 Prospect Simons Considering NBA Draft - Jonathan Givony, ESPN

Simi Shittu, No. 8, Working Towards College Decision - Evan Daniels, 247 Sports

Anfernee Simons to Consider Draft, but Likely Headed to College - Evan Daniels, 247 Sports

Harvard Pledge Noah Kirkwood Shines at National Prep Showcase - Evan Daniels, 247 Sports

Notre Dame Signee Shows Jump Shot at Prep Showcase - Evan Daniels, 247 Sports

Kevin Zhang Breaks out at National Prep Showcase - Evan Daniels, 247 Sports

National Prep Showcase: Rivals...


Dottin Signs with Towson

Jakigh Dottin 2018

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017

Cambridge Rindge & Latin alum and Woodstock Academy post-graduate guard Jakigh Dotton announced his commitment to Towson University on Monday in a ceremony at his former high school.

Dottin won a pair of state championship at Cambridge playing for his uncle, head coach Lance Dottin, while ending his career on a 45 game winning streak. He also scored over 1000 career points and 500 assists.

A longtime BABC product, he averaged nearly 13 points, 6 rebounds, and over 4 assists per game this year in helping BABC extend their streak of consecutive appearances in the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam.

Known for both his toughness and winning pedigree, Dottin also came up huge this weekend for Woodstock Academy as he scored 10 points in the final minute of a hardfought win over Hargrave Military Academy, going 8-8 from the free-throw line, and also played a big part in the team's win over Montverde CBD on Sunday.

"Dream come true," Dottin told Woodstock Athletics on twitter. "I've...


#NPS Day 3 Recap

#NPS Day 3 Recap

Posted Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Mount Zion 72 - Brewster Academy 68


#NPS Day 2 Recap

#NPS Day 2 Recap

Posted Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Fork Union 63 - Bridgton 56

Hargrave 85 - St. Thomas More 63


#NPS Day 1 Recap

#NPS Day 1 Recap

Posted Friday, November 17th, 2017


The National Prep Showcase tipped off Friday morning at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut and the gym was full as NBA scouts, college coaches, and national media members came to watch the premier prep school programs in the country.

Here's a game-by-game recap from those who were in attendance.

Fork Union Military Academy 70  St. Thomas More 56


#NPS Tips Friday Morning

#NPS Tips Friday Morning

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The nation's most prestigious regular season prep school event returns to New England tomorrow as the National Prep Showcase tips from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.

The event, which annually features the very best prep school programs from across the United States and beyond, is again expected to attract a plethora of college coaches, national media members, and NBA scouts alike.

Fork Union Military Academy and St. Thomas More School will get things going with a 9:30am tip on Friday in the first of 20 games scheduled throughout the weekend.

Stay tuned to the New England Recruiting Report throughout the three day event to keep up with all the action or follow the discussion on Twitter at @NERRhoops or with the hashtag #NPS.


Friday, November 17th

9:30a.m. St. Thomas More School (CT) vs. Fork Union Military Academy (VA)
11:00a.m. Notre Dame Prep (NH) vs. IMG Academy (FL)
12:30p.m. Woodstock Academy (CT) vs. Hargrave Military Academy (VA)
2:00p.m. Bridgton...


Glynn Signs with UMass Lowell

Joey Glynn 2018

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Portsmouth High School (NH) alum and Tilton School post-graduate Joey Glynn quietly accepted a full athletic scholarship and signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this week with UMass Lowell.

"We're excited to add Joey to our incoming freshman class," UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette said. "He is a smart, skilled, and tough forward, who loves to compete. He is a high-character, hard-working kid, who comes from an extremely succesful high school program."

In fact, Glynn's high school career couldn't have been much more storied as he led Portsmouth to back-to-back undefeated seasons and NHII state championships. He averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists per game as a senior, while shooting 56% from the field, and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in New Hampshire in the process. He was also selected first team All-State as both a junior and senior.

Despite his incredible high school career, Glynn was still relatively low under the recruiting radar because...


Banton Signs with Western Kentucky in 2018

Dalano Banton 2018

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017


Last week Dalano Banton transferred from the MacDuffie School to Redemption Christian Academy with the intent to graduate this spring after having been previously listed in the class of 2019 since his arrival from Canada last fall.

Less than seven days later he not only announced his verbal commitment to Western Kentucky but also signed a National Letter of Intent.

“We are getting a very talented young man that has a great understanding for how to play,” WKU head coach Rick Stansbury said in a news release. “He’s got great size and length for a perimeter player, but also has a great feel for how to score and how to facilitate. There’s no question he has a great future ahead of him, and we’re excited to have him as part of our program.”

Banton was previously a top five prospect in...


New England 2020 Rankings Announced

Richard Springs 2020

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

With the Elite 75 Frosh/Soph Showcase and the Zero Gravity Path to the Belt now complete and the beginning of the school season upon us, fall has officially ended and winter begun, at least from a basketball perspective.

With the changing of the season comes the initial release of New England's 2020 rankings.

A year ago, we opted against releasing conventional freshmen rankings and instead published 25 names to know in the class of 2020. Lots has changed in the last year though, as it always does. While it still remains very difficult to differentiate the players atop the class, we are starting to see certain characteristics start to emerge.

One of the most noteworthy in this class, is the presence of playmaking guards. There's a relatively long list of them and they all have something unique about them. Taelon Martin is likely the most naturally gifted. Quest Harris quite possibly the quickest and most accomplished to date. Bensley Joseph has that instinctive feel for the game...


Doherty Makes Pick

Chris Doherty 2018

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017

Marlborough High School and New England Playaz senior Chris Doherty committed to Notre Dame on Monday night, little more than 48 hours before the end of the early signing period.

Doherty visited Notre Dame's campus earlier this month and left with a scholarship offer from the ACC school. Ten days later and he has now become the fifth player to commit to head coach Mike Brey, adding to a recruiting class that was already among the top three in the country.

His commitment will also reunite him with Playaz' teammate Nate Laszewski who committed to Notre Dame earlier this fall and signing last week.

Doherty is an undersized but rugged and athletic southpaw big man who proved himself against some of the very best post players in the country during Adidas Gauntlet play. He was a critical component of the Playaz' tremendous summer as they advanced to the finals of both the Gauntlet Finale as well as the Summer Championships.

Notre Dame has had tremendous fortune in the state of...

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