CM, Magic’s Henderson D1 Bound

Kurtis Henderson 2021

Posted Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Catholic Memorial and Middlesex Magic 2021 guard Kurtis Henderson made a verbal commitment to the University of Hartford on Thursday.  The 5-foot-10 playmaking guard has already scored over 1,000 career points in just three seasons in the MIAA and was named MVP of the Catholic Conference this past season.  Prior to that, he played for both the Magic's u16 and u17 teams last year, earning his first D1 offers in the process.  "Kurtis came to our program and was an… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Carter Meshanic

Rising Senior Spotlight - Carter Meshanic

Posted Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Kingswood-Oxford rising senior Carter Meshanic had one goal for this summer - to prove he was a scholarship level player.  It would be the culmination for what has already been a story of rapid, yet consistent, development over the years as he's grown and evolved into an ultra-versatile and multi-positional player with an efficient and productive floor game.  Equally impressive in the classroom, Meshanic has already been targetted by a variety of top academic D3 schools, but has his sights… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Hunter Meshanic

Rising Senior Spotlight - Hunter Meshanic

Posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

For the next two days we will be profiling the Kingswood-Oxford twin tandem of Carter and Hunter Meshanic.  While they star together year-round, the question college coaches want to know is 'are they a package deal?' The answer is probably, but not necessarily. In other words, chances are good they opt to play together at the next level, although they're open to all scenarios at this point.  Both brothers have a steady dose of high academic D3 schools pursuing them… READ MORE >

Smith Ivy Bound

Smith Ivy Bound

Posted Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Brooks School and Middlesex Magic rising senior George Smith announced his verbal commitment to the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday.  The Massachusetts native is one of the best shooters in New England and already held numerous division I offers, despite not playing this spring.  He announced his commitment via twitter.  Committed. #Whānau pic.twitter.com/AnXatUBlXL — George Smith (@geosmith23) June 30, 2020 Smith has been a member of the Magic program for the last four years and helped them capture their third… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Teddy Mangiarotti

Rising Senior Spotlight - Teddy Mangiarotti

Posted Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Academics and athletics go hand in hand in Teddy Mangiarotti's family. His father played college football at Colubmia, his sister played lacrosse at Brown, another sister went to Cornell, and another played lacrosse at Villanova.  The Long Island native made his NEPSAC debut at the Westminster School this past year and now, he too, is developing momentum with college recruiters. He's already heard from some of the top D3 programs, both academically and athletically, in the country - Amherst, Claremont… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Matt Constant

Matt Constant 2021

Posted Monday, June 29th, 2020

St. Andrew's rising senior point guard Matt Constant has been the top ranked 2021 prospect in the state of Rhode Island throughout his entire career.  He's skilled, has an elite work-ethic, and he wins. All characteristics that translate to the next level.  Last year, as just a sophomore, he played critical minutes in the Saints' NEPSAC Class AA championship. This past season, he became one of the team's primary playmakers while taking over as the point guard and leader of… READ MORE >

Northwestern Lands Simmons

Casey Simmons 2021

Posted Saturday, June 27th, 2020

One of the top rising seniors in New England ended his recruitment on Saturday night when Milton Academy and Mass Rivals wing Casey Simmons announced his commitment to Northwestern.  Simmons, who was recently ranked within the ESPN 100 of 2021, had previously trimmed his list to seven schools.  "I am excited to announce that I have committed to Northwestern University's basketball program," Simmons tweeted. "I would like to thank everyone that has gotten me here: my coaches Vin, Tom, and… READ MORE >

Tilton’s Kirciman D1 Bound

Cem Kirciman 2020

Posted Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Tilton unsigned senior Cem Kirciman announced a late commitment to Wisconsin Green Bay on Saturday night, earning a full athletic scholarship from the D1 level.  Kirciman is the first player to commit to new head coach Will Ryan, the son of longtime Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan.  Kirciman announced his decision via social media.  A native of Turkey who played for the u16 national team during the 2017 FIBA championships, Kirciman has spent the last two years in the New… READ MORE >

Coaches for Action on The Upside Podcast

Coaches for Action on The Upside Podcast

Posted Saturday, June 27th, 2020

The Upside Podcast with NERR founder Adam Finkelstein hosted their first live virtual episode this past week with four members of the Coach for Action Coalition, a group consisting of the 21 minority assistant coaches in Big East men's basketball.  Marquette's Dwayne Killings, UConn's Kimani Young, Providence's Ivan Thomas, and Villanova's Kyle Neptune spoke about how this coalition came to be, what they've already done, and what the plans are moving forward as they use their platform of athletics to… READ MORE >

NERR Girls Spotlight - Olivia Gourdine

NERR Girls Spotlight - Olivia Gourdine

Posted Friday, June 26th, 2020

Barnstable High School rising junior Olivia Gourdine if the first female prospect to be featured on the NERR-TV Virtual Showcase. Recruitment officially began for Olivia on June 15th, the first day college coaches were permitted to have direct contact with players in the class of 2022, and instantly brought attention from several staffs in both the Northeast-10 and the NESCAC.  While she's only at the midpoint of her high school career, Gourdine has already distinguished herself both on the floor… READ MORE >

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