STM’s Jere Quinn Recovering from Illness

STM’s Jere Quinn Recovering from Illness

Posted Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

St. Thomas More head coach Jere Quinn is undoubtedly one of the godfathers of prep school basketball.  The Chancellors program, and the St. Thomas More School itself, has very literally been his life's work and he has plenty to show for his 41 years on the sidelines including over 1,000 career wins, a nomination to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and a countless number of lives he's changed in the process.  This spring though, Quinn was hospitalized and diagnosed… READ MORE >

South Kent’s Reaves D1 Bound

South Kent’s Reaves D1 Bound

Posted Monday, August 5th, 2019

South Kent School forward Josh Reaves announced his verbal commitment to Mount St. Mary's on Saturday.  Reaves is a native of Hamden, Connecticut who began his career at Hamden High School before transferring to South Kent last year.  He played his grassroots basketball with DTX Elite and was a standout at the second NEPSAC Summer Showcase at Hamden Hall in June. 100% Committed!!! @SKSHoops @Noelromanhfd @DTXBasketball @NERRHoops pic.twitter.com/bzFOP7e2gv — Josh Reaves (@joshuareaves_) August 3, 2019 "The love and sincere interest… READ MORE >

Odom Leaving New England

Odom Leaving New England

Posted Sunday, August 4th, 2019

New England's top ranked rising sophomore is leaving the region.  Shy Odom, who spent his freshman year at Beaver Country Day School while playing with BABC's u16 team, announced via his instagram account that he will be transffering to Sierra Canyon High School in California.  Sierra Canyon has annually featured top talent in recent years but next season's roster is shaping up to be especially compelling given the arrival of Lebron James Jr. and Zaire Wade, the sons of Lebron… READ MORE >

McCrory A10 Bound

Cairo McCrory 2020

Posted Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

NE6 and incoming Woodstock Academy post-graduate Cairo McCrory made a verbal commitment to the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday.  Welcome to the party♥️ pic.twitter.com/J9RSr2afdE — Cairo McCrory (@TheRealCairo21) August 2, 2019 A Connecticut native who spent the last two years at the Master's School in West Simsbury after beginning his career at Northwest Catholic High School, McCrory becomes the fourth Woodstock product to commit to UMass in the last two classes as Tre Mitchell, Preston Santos, and T.J. Weeks… READ MORE >

#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 >

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