SCA’s Odukale Pledges to Pitt

SCA’s Odukale Pledges to Pitt

Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Springfield Commonwealth's Femi Odukale announced his verbal commitment to Pittsburgh aon Tuesday night.  His decision punctuates what has been a fantastic post-graduate season for the New York native.  Odukale previously starred at South Shore High School in Brooklyn where he was a long and athletic wing with mid-major recruitment.  This season though, both his game and recruitment grew significantly. The acension was rooted in the opportunity to play with the ball in his hands for the first time as Odukale… READ MORE >

Taft’s Ramos Earns Scholarship

Taft’s Ramos Earns Scholarship

Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Taft School post-graduate guard Mike Ramos accepted a full athletic scholarship offer from East Stroudsburg over the weekend East Stroudsburg is an NCAA division II school that competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).  Ramos took to his twitter account to announce his decision.  COMMITTED! #RELENTLESS pic.twitter.com/yCUrj00P1y — Mike Ramos (@S1OWM0) March 14, 2020 Ramos is a New Jersey native who graduated from Bloomfield High School in 2019 and played his AAU basketball with the Jersey Force. He earned… READ MORE >

NMH’s Moses Ivy Bound

NMH’s Moses Ivy Bound

Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Northfield Mount Hermon big man Prince Moses announced his verbal commitment to Brown University on Sunday.  The Louisiana native ran with Nike Pro Skills during the EYBL and has had wide-ranging recruitment over the years, with offers and visits as high as the Big Ten and Big East.  The 6-foot-8 big man is broad and powerful with a 32-inch vertical and undeniable physicality inside the paint. He averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds this season for an NMH team that went… READ MORE >

WMA’s Boothby Ivy Bound

WMA’s Boothby Ivy Bound

Posted Monday, March 16th, 2020

Just days after helping Wilbraham and Monson Academy to their first NEPSAC AA championship on Sunday, post-graduate forward Keller Boothby made a verbal commitment to Cornell University.  Boothby is a highly skilled 6-foot-6 forward from Texas who specializes in shooting the ball from behind the three-point line. He didn't have any scholarship offers to his name upon arriving in New England but played his way into the Ivy League with a strong post-graduate season.  "We knew Keller would have a… READ MORE >

Maiwen headed back to Maine

Wol Maiwen 2020

Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2020

University of Maine head coach Richard Barron continues to keep, or in this case bring back, local talent from within the state's borders.  The latest example if Wol Maiwen, who made a verbal commitment on Saturday night.  Maiwen graduated from Edward Little High School in 2019 where he was a finalist for Maine's Mr. Basketball award. He spent this past season at Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts.  "It's home! I have a huge amount of support here in Maine and… READ MORE >

Laput Commits to Bentley

Laput Commits to Bentley

Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Notre Dame West Haven's Zach Laput made a verbal commitment to Bentley over the weekend, accepting their full athletic scholarship offer.  Laput was flying under-the-radar for most of last spring and summer, but made a name for himself among college coaches during his senior season, averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds per game for a Notre Dame squad that went 21-2.  Laput went on to earn SCC Player of the Year honors and earn four scholarship offers at the D2… READ MORE >

Elite 75 Showcases Postponed

Elite 75 Showcases Postponed

Posted Saturday, March 14th, 2020

The HoopRootz Junior Elite 75 Showcase and Elite 75 Academic Experience - both of which were scheduled for Friday, March 20th - have been postponed.  We hope to have target dates for both events in the coming days, at which point any player who registered for either event can opt for a full refund or to register for that new event.  Registered players will be contacted by email with all the details early next week.  The top priority at all… READ MORE >

Brewster, Putnam End National Prep Championship on Top

Brewster, Putnam End National Prep Championship on Top

Posted Friday, March 13th, 2020

The 2020 National Prep Championship will be remembered for unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances. When the action tipped early Tuesday afternoon, there could be no way to anticipate just how quickly the national landscape would change because of the impact of the Coronavirus. Over the course of the next 48 hours the NBA season would be suspended, college basketball’s conferences tournaments would be cancelled, and then, even the NCAA tournament. Prep school basketball was no exception and so after Brewster Academy… READ MORE >

National Prep Championship Quarterfinals Set

National Prep Championship Quarterfinals Set

Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

The quarterfinals of the National Prep Championship will continue as planned on Wednesday at Connecticut College, but with limited fan attendance.  Only college coaches, pre-credentialed media, and immediate family of participating players will be allowed to attend.  Brewster Academy meets St. Thomas More at 1pm followed by Scotland Campus and Hargrave Military Academy at 3pm. The winners of those games will play in Thursday's semifinal at 11am.  IMG Academy meets Northfield Mount Hermon Wednesday at 5pm while Putnam Science Academy… READ MORE >

NEPSAC Crowns Champions

Alex Karaban 2022

Posted Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Western New England University was the site of NEPSAC finals on Sunday in classes AAA, AA, and A. All three were high level games that went all the way down the wire as New Hampton School, Wilbraham and Monson Academy, and Loomis Chaffee School captured championships. Here’s a complete rundown of the action: New Hampton 99 Brewster Academy 91 New Hampton held a 49-40 lead going into halftime and then pushed that advantage into the teens early in the second.… READ MORE >

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