Rising Senior Spotlight - Matt Boen

Rising Senior Spotlight - Matt Boen

Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

With still a year of high school basketball in front of him, Mansfield junior Matt Boen has already collected more awards and championships than most of the state's most decorated seniors.  From a statistical perspective, versatile doesn't even begin to cover it as his perimeter rebounding and defensive instincts are perhaps even more rare than his very impressive scoring and playmaking numbers.  If you're interested in blood-lines, well he's got those too. His dad played two sports and is in… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson 2021

Posted Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Rivers School's Nick Johnson is one of the best defenders you'll find anywhere in New England, that was his claim to fame this year as guys like Jay Dieterle and Camaron Tongue shouldered most of the offensive burden.  Johnson though is an equally talented offensive player with a ton of game with the ball in his hands. He and tongue should form one of the ISL's best inside-out tandems next year as the rising senior will get to show his… READ MORE >

The Upside Podcast explores the Tulsa Race Massacre

The Upside Podcast explores the Tulsa Race Massacre

Posted Sunday, June 21st, 2020

In the 5th installment of our series exploring racial issues The Upside looks at the history of one of the nation's most heinous acts of terrorism - the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.  Tulsa was home to one of the most prosperous African American communities in the country. Nicknamed, ‘Black Wall Street’, hundreds of black business owners and families flourished. That all came crashing down as the result of an alleged sexual assault in an elevator leading to 3 days… READ MORE >

The Upside Podcast Explores Social Justice in Sports & Beyond

The Upside Podcast Explores Social Justice in Sports & Beyond

Posted Saturday, June 20th, 2020

The Upside Podcast, hosted by NERR founder Adam Finkelstein, has devoted all of their last six episodes to subjects of social justice and racial inequality in the United States as well as in the basketball world.  Earlier this week, Finkelstein wrote about that process, which began over three weeks ago, and what comes next.    On Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day, I was “off the grid” for most of the day; not connected to social media or the news. So… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Dylan Ahearn

Rising Senior Spotlight - Dylan Ahearn

Posted Friday, June 19th, 2020

Dylan Ahearn has a chance to go down as one of the winningest players in St. Andrew's School history...and that's quite a statement for one of New England's most storied  He's been a varsity contributor in all three years he's worn a Saints jersey. As a freshman, they went to the NEPSAC finals. As a sophomore, they won the Class AA championship. This year, they were back in the semifinals.  While Ahearn's athletic career may be equally distinguished on the… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Aidan Callahan

Rising Senior Spotlight - Aidan Callahan

Posted Thursday, June 18th, 2020

St. John's Prep's Aidan Callahan has already had a decorated high school career to date.  He's been a Catholic Conference All-Star in each of the last two years, was named MVP of the Commonwealth Classic, and was named his team's captain and MVP as a junior.  On the recruiting front, Callahan has already heard from numerous coaches at the division III level, but with his game continue to expand at a very consistent rate, he's currently focused on trying to… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - James Tourin

Rising Senior Spotlight - James Tourin

Posted Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Babylon High School's James Tourin is the latest prospect from the state of New York to take advantage of the NERR-TV Virtual Showcase platform in order to reach college coaches in these unprecedented times.  Tourin is a true student-athlete, who is not just a true point guard and floor general who runs the team above all else but is also an elite student with qualifications for the most competitive colleges and universities.  His name is one that academic coaches need… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Seth Caslin

Rising Senior Spotlight - Seth Caslin

Posted Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Lot of kids work hard on their game, but Millbrook's Seth Caslin takes it to another level.  Not only did he totally change his body in his first year in the prep ranks but he has continued to find new and creative ways to take his game and body to new levels in the last few months since the coronavirus arrived.  As a result, he is now being pursued by some of the most elite academic D3 schools in the… READ MORE >

Phones Ring for Class of 2022

Chisom Okpara 2022

Posted Monday, June 15th, 2020

Monday, June 15th was the first day that college coaches were permitted to contact perspective student athletes in the class of 2022 directly, and that meant phones were ringing and text messages were beeping.  While the interest and offers can be intoxicating for your prospects. It is crucial that they are kept in perspective.  Different college coaching staffs have different philosophies when it comes to offers, but most don't consider them to be anywhere near as tangible or concrete as… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Will Barton

Rising Senior Spotlight - Will Barton

Posted Monday, June 15th, 2020

St. Paul's High School rising senior Will Barton is exactly the type of player we had in mind when we designed the virtual showcase platform.  He's clearly a college caliber prospect with his size and skill-level, but this platform allows a deeper dive as we get to dig deeper into his game by examining his film and learn more about him by reading what his coaches have to say.  What that reveals is a prospect who might just be scratching… READ MORE >

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