2022 State Rankings Debut

2022 State Rankings Debut

Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Updated rankings begin in the class of 2022 with New England's six individual states.  Massachusetts has, far and away, the deepest class in New England at the moment with 30 ranked prospects while Connecticut is next best with 15. Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire each have a top five for the time being.  As a reminder, rankings are not about the here and now, but about the future. We're not assessing who the best high school player is… READ MORE >

Names to Know in New England’s 2023 Class

Names to Know in New England’s 2023 Class

Posted Monday, January 6th, 2020

This week, we will begin the process of updating rankings in all states and grades across New England.  It begins in the freshmen class, but not with conventional rankings.  Three years ago, we made the decision to stop “ranking” prospects that young, as history had shown us it was too early in the process to project future levels of success with any certainty and too often those early labels were more of a burden than anything.  Instead, we published a… READ MORE >

State Association Previews

State Association Previews

Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Over the course of the last week we've gone through the region's six state associations to profile the top players and prospects in those ranks.  In case you missed any of that content, you can find it all below: Massachusetts - Names to Know in the MIAA Connecticut - Names to Know in the CIAC Rhode Island - Names to Know in the RIIL Maine - Names to Know in the MPA New Hampshire - Names to Know in the NHIAA Vermont… READ MORE >

Names to Know in the VPA

Names to Know in the VPA

Posted Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Our final state association preview takes us to Vermont and the VPA, which was another state where we got an early glimpse of some of the top local talent during our Fall Open Gym Series.  On Friday night, the state’s two most notable undefeated teams squared off as Champlain Valley Union traveled to Rice Memorial and came away with a convincing 76-55 road win.  Perhaps more than any of New England’s six states, the talent tends to be top-heavy in… READ MORE >

Names to Know in the MPA

Names to Know in the MPA

Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Up next in our series of state association previews is Maine, where we are almost already at the mid-season point.  We got a good look at a number of these players earlier this fall at the Maine Open Gym Series and have seen many of those standouts go on to have successful high school seasons thus far.  Of all the northern New England states, Maine is the strongest, both in terms of the talent of their top individual players as… READ MORE >

Names to Know in the RIIL

Names to Know in the RIIL

Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

The fourth in a six-part series, our latest state association preview takes us to Rhode Island and the RIIL.  The Ocean State has produced some highly talented prospects over the years – from the Murphy brothers to Mike Marra to Ricky Ledo to David Duke and several others along the way – but the vast majority of them depart for the prep schools eventually.  This year there are some quality prospects to be found in the local ranks, not to… READ MORE >

New England’s All-Decade Team

New England’s All-Decade Team

Posted Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

The decade has come to a close and so it’s only appropriate that we look back on some of the top prospects to come through New England in the last ten years.  Coming up with an All-Decade Team proved to be too hard with the prevalence of the prep schools and so we trimmed it down to true New England natives who spent their entire high school careers in the region.  That means you won’t see names like Will "The… READ MORE >

Names to Know in the CIAC

Names to Know in the CIAC

Posted Monday, December 30th, 2019

Our third state association profile takes us to Connecticut and the CIAC, which is typically one of New England’s two most talented.   This year is no different as there are prospects for all levels of college basketball in the state association ranks, including multiple scholarship caliber candidates in the senior class alone.  As a side-note, the CIAC also deserves credit for being the first of New England’s six state associations to commit to hosting an event during the NCAA’s… READ MORE >

Names to Know in the NHIAA

Names to Know in the NHIAA

Posted Monday, December 30th, 2019

After looking at the top prospects in the MIAA over the weekend, today we turn our attention to the NHIAA for the second in a six-part series on the best prospects in the state associations.  While all of New England’s six state associations are annually depleted by the local prep ranks, there probably isn’t a state where the disparity between the prep and public ranks is more extreme than New Hampshire.  This year is not any different as many of… READ MORE >

Names to Know in the MIAA

Names to Know in the MIAA

Posted Friday, December 27th, 2019

With most prep schools now on their holiday break and all six high school state associations at least a week or two into their respective seasons, it’s time to turn our focus to the players in those ranks. First up is the MIAA in Massachusetts where Lynn English is the defending champions in division I but will have plenty of competition from the likes of Lowell, Andover, Cambridge, and Central Catholic in the north while Mansfield, Newton North, Attleboro, and… READ MORE >

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