Dr. Scott Brooks joins The Upside Podcast

Dr. Scott Brooks joins The Upside Podcast

Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Dr. Scott Brooks is the latest guest on the Upside Podcast and the first in a series of discussion that will strive to increase the conversation and awareness surrounding racial injustice in this country.  Dr. Brooks is the Director of Research at the Global Sports Institute at Arizona State. He is also a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and the Yale Urban Ethnography Project. He authored the book “Black Men Can’t Shoot” in 2009 and has consulted… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Nick Benton

Rising Senior Spotlight - Nick Benton

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2020

Upstate New York native Nick Benton was big, strong, and very productive on the basketball floor at an early age. That productivity helped him develop an early reputation and college interest before he arrived at the Millbrook School for his NEPSAC debut last fall.  In the eight months since though, Benton has made clear strides. His game has matured while his body and skills have continued to develop. His recruitment has grown along the way with interest from Air Force,… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jack Garside

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jack Garside

Posted Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Jack Garside was one of the most decorated high school basketball players on Long Island this winter.  He put up huge individual numbers, stuffing all columns of the stat sheet and being a model of shooting efficiency in the process, while leading his team to a 20-3 record and a share of their league championship.  Along the way he became the sixth player in Kings Park High School history to score his 1,000th point, and the first to ever do… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Brett Hutchison

Rising Senior Spotlight - Brett Hutchison

Posted Friday, May 29th, 2020

Brett Hutchison's four-year high school career brought him from one of the CIAC's top teams to one of New England's most prestigious post-grad programs and then back again.  He was a celebrated young prospect who came up the ranks with the New York Lightning grassroots program and then cut his teeth against the top talent in New England during two years at Northfield Mount Hermon before returning home to Notre Dame for his senior season.  This year, he stepped right… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Matt Mulvey

Matt Mulvey 2021

Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Matt Mulvey wasn't the first guy you noticed when you watched Brooks play this year - they had the frontcourt duo Sam Thomson and Myles Foster, two well-known 2021 guards with early offers in George Smith and Tyler Whitney-Sidney, and an up-and-coming 2022 guard in Darrel Yepdo.  Yet, what Mulvey did during the course of the season wasn't just emerge, but prove himself as vital a contributor as any player on the roster, not to mention a division I prospect. … READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jake Harrison

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jake Harrison

Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The NERR-TV Virtual Showcase is ideal for any rising senior who is not just looking to make a name for himself, but has the game and talents to back it up.  Boston Latin's Jake Harrison fits that description to a tee and so he's an ideal place to start.  Harrison found his way onto the NERR radar by playing with ASA Hoops and attending the Mass Open Gym last fall. While that first impression was enough to convince us he… READ MORE >

Final New England 2020 Rankings Announced

Final New England 2020 Rankings Announced

Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Final rankings have been announced in New England's class of 2020.  We'll look back on this class and remember the talent of Terrence Clarke, that set him apart throughout his three year high school career. The rise of prospects like Hassan Diarra and Matt Cross in their last two years of prep school, and the arrival of Kadary Richmond and Jordan Geronimo. No one won more games over the last four years thatn DeMarr Langford.  Jamal Mashburn Jr. Vlad Goldin,… READ MORE >

Final 2020 State Rankings Announced

Final 2020 State Rankings Announced

Posted Monday, May 25th, 2020

With our NERR-TV Unsigned Senior Virtual Showcase coming to a close earlier this week, it's now time to put the class of 2020 to bed as a whole.  With that in mind, final rankings have been released, and expanded, in all six New England states.  Terrence Clarke, Hassan Diarra, Femi Odukale, Aidan Carpenter, CJ Jones, and Tyler Kolek finish as the top ranked prospects in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island respectively.   Final New England rankings will be… READ MORE >

UCLA Head Coach Mick Cronin on The Upside Podcast

UCLA Head Coach Mick Cronin on The Upside Podcast

Posted Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

UCLA head coach Mick Cronin is the latest guest of The Upside Podcast with NERR founder Adam Finkelstein.  This week's discussion covers a wide variety of subjects including Cronin's coaching foundation growing up as the son of a famous high school coach in Ohio, working under both Bob Huggins and Rick Pitino, and then taking over programs at Murray State, Cincinnatti, and now UCLA.  Adam and Coach Cronin discuss his recruiting philosophy, ability to hold his players accountable without suffering… READ MORE >

Announcing the NERR-TV 2021 Virtual Showcase

Announcing the NERR-TV 2021 Virtual Showcase

Posted Friday, May 22nd, 2020

With the NERR-TV Unsigned Senior Virtual Showcase coming to a close this week and having proven to be the best exposure opportunity for players amidst these unprecedented times, we are now extending the program to the class of 2021.  By now focusing exclusively on rising seniors we will try to bridge the gap for players who have been rubbed of spring recruiting less than a year after they had a shortened summer to attract the attention of college coaches.  The… READ MORE >

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