#RealTalk - Video & Scouting Services

#RealTalk - Video & Scouting Services

Posted Friday, August 2nd, 2019

In yesterday’s piece “Where did you play this summer?” we detailed how the new NCAA recruiting calendar, and consequent limitations on getting exposure to college coaches, created more need than ever for student-athletes to make sure they were in the right places, both before and during the live periods. The amount of coaches at a particular event during the live period provides immediate feedback about the quality of the exposure. The reality though is that coaches follow talent, not the… READ MORE >

Where did you play this summer?

Where did you play this summer?

Posted Thursday, August 1st, 2019

The summer is over and with it the end of the recruiting period. As has been well-documented, this recruiting calendar was totally unprecedented. In 2018, the “live period” included a total of 21 days between the spring and summer where college coaches could watch perspective student athletes compete with their grassroots teams. In 2019, the NCAA offered a total of 7 days – one weekend in April beginning on Friday night and four full days in July. That variance was… READ MORE >

Be a Baller not a Bully - Event Recap

Mikey West 2020

Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Waterbury native Ta'Quan Zimmerman ran his second annual "Be a Baller, not a Bully" camp this week at Wilby High School with over 190 boys and girls in attendance.  The morning session is filled with skills and drills while the afternoon consists of "run and shoot games" but the anti-bullying theme is a constant over the course of the week with various speakers scheduled to attend.  NERR's Zack Sandberg and Mike DiMartino were in attendance earlier this week. Here's a… READ MORE >

Local Prospects Give Feedback on NCAA Academies

Local Prospects Give Feedback on NCAA Academies

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2019

The summer of 2019 has come to an end and with it the highly anticipated new recruiting calendar.  There has been no shortage of opinions at each and every step of this new calendar from June's new scholastic events to the shortened AAU period to last week's NCAA College Basketball Academy. As with most things in the age of social media, the criticism has been much louder than the praise, and the reality is that the system still needs a… READ MORE >

Joseph & Odom Hold Own at USA Basketball

Joseph & Odom Hold Own at USA Basketball

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2019

Bensley Joseph and Shy Odom were two of the 75 players from around the country selected to attend the USA Basketball Junior National Team Mini-Camp in Colorado Springs over the course of the last five days.  Players went through three days of skill-work and workshops and then trained in front of both college coaches and NBA scouts this weekend.  This was Odom's second mini-camp with the junior national team after attending last October's and the rising sophomore forward took advantage… READ MORE >

Local Products Attend CP3 Camp

Local Products Attend CP3 Camp

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019

The annual CP3 Camp hosted top prospects from the college, high school, and middle school ranks last week in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The high school portion of the camp was limited to just 20 guards which included Brewster Academy products Jamal Mashburn Jr. and Terrence Clarke along with Putnam Science Academy guard Hassan Diarra.  Clarke played to rave reviews and was widely credited for being the top player in a field that also included Cam Thomas, Caleb Love, Adam Miller,… READ MORE >

#E75 Alums Earning Offers

#E75 Alums Earning Offers

Posted Thursday, July 25th, 2019

The 2019 Elite 75 College Showcase took place less than a month ago and already we've seen a number of the prospects who participated earn full scholarship offers.  In fact, one prospect has already made a commitment.  Jordan King was one of the biggest break-out performers of the event after having previously impressed at the LAB Prep Camp.  King graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in upstate New York earlier this summer and ran with the New England Rivals this summer.… READ MORE >

Odom & Joseph Selected for USA Basketball Mini-Camp

Odom & Joseph Selected for USA Basketball Mini-Camp

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

While the NCAA College Basketball Academies take place this week in four regional locations across the country, the only other event that division I college coaches will be permitted to attend is the USA Basketball Junior National Team Mini-Camp.  USA Basketball selected 75 prospects ranging from the rising senior class of 2020 to incoming freshmen in the class of 2023 to attend the mini-camp.  Cushing Academy and Expressions Elite rising junior point guard Bensley Joseph and Beaver Country Day and… READ MORE >

2019 Prep Transfer List

2019 Prep Transfer List

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

NERR's Zack Sandberg always monitors the coming and goings for the coming school year and has his latest edition of the Prep Transfer List below, which now includes 200 names.  Any additions or corrections should be sent to zcksndbrg@gmail.com or @ZackSandberg on twitter.  Post Graduates: Connor Barrett - from Loyola (IL) to Brewster (NH) Demarr Langford - from Putnam Science (CT) to Brewster (NH) Jack Brown - from Salesianum (DE) to Brewster (NH) Kadary Richmond - from South Shore (NY) to… READ MORE >

NCAA Academies Tip This Week

NCAA Academies Tip This Week

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2019

The final week of the NCAA's newly designed recruiting calendar takes place this week. It began in late June with two weekends of scholastic events. In July, the once 15-day "live period" was trimmed to just four days of AAU style events. Now, the final week includes only the NCAA's College Basketball Academies, run by the NCAA themselves.  Four regional academies will take place across the country, with two three-day sessions in each location.  In the east, the University of… READ MORE >

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