MacDuffie’s Niemczura Makes Decision

MacDuffie’s Niemczura Makes Decision

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2019

MacDuffie School senior Matt Niemczura announced his commitment to the University of Rochester on Thursday.  Niemczura came to MacDuffie after a storied three year career at nearby Palmer High School in which he scored 1,000 points, led his team to both a sectional championship and state finals appearance, and was subsequently named MVP of the Western Mass Tournament.  He continued to take his game to new levels in the last 16 months, landing recruitment from various scholarship level schools in the… READ MORE >

Mid-Season Report: Connecticut 2020

Mid-Season Report: Connecticut 2020

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2019

The first mid-season report in the state of Connecticut focused on the class of 2019 where we updated rankings to include newly arrived prep products while identifying top prospects, recent risers, and the new names to know.  As we begin our series on the junior class of 2020 the process remains the same, albeit without quite as many new names. In fact, four of the top five prospects remain unchanged as Nate Tabor, DeMarr Langford, Hassan Diarra, and Matt Cross… READ MORE >

Stock-Risers: Tate Adding Offers

Stock-Risers: Tate Adding Offers

Posted Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Throughout the course of the season we’ve tried to recognize various stock-risers or prospects that, through hard-work, have managed to take their game and subsequent recruitment to new levels. Recently, there has been no better example than Cushing Academy’s Daman Tate. In truth, Tate’s recent surge has been more of a revitalization of sorts than a new arrival. A celebrated young prospect whose combination of perimeter size and playmaking potential generated a lot of early hype, Tate learned first-hand how empty… READ MORE >

NPSI All-Tournament Team Announced

NPSI All-Tournament Team Announced

Posted Monday, February 4th, 2019

NetScouts has announced the All-Tournament Team for the National Prep School Invitational, which took place from Thursday through Sunday of last week at Rhode Island College.  Mount Zion point guard and LaSalle commit Ayinde Hakim earned MVP honors while seven of the eleven players selected for the All-Tournament team were New England prep products: St. Andrew's guard and Syracuse signee Brycen Goodine averaged just under 20 points per game in two games for the Saints; Brewster Academy forward and Texas… READ MORE >

Suits & Sneakers Campaign Raises Over $10,000

Suits & Sneakers Campaign Raises Over $10,000

Posted Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week took place throughout the country last week as coaches at all levels wore sneakers with their suits to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research.  The program, which originated in 1993, is coordinated by Coaches vs. Cancer, a collaboration between the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society.  This year, NERR and 23 prep school programs from across New England joined that fight and while donation pages remain open… READ MORE >

Kamba Bound for Murray State

Kamba Bound for Murray State

Posted Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Dexter Southfield and WrightWay Skills senior point guard Noah Kamba announced his commitment to Murray State late Thursday night.  Murray State competes in the Ohio Valley Conference and has a proud basketball tradition and huge local following near their Kentucky campus.  Kamba thanked his family, specifically his mom, as well as his longtime coach, George Wright-Easy, when announcing his decision.  Blessed to say I’m committed today @WrightWaySkills @MikeYagmin pic.twitter.com/MpqARd1QeD — NOAH KAMBA (@KambnoTrio) February 1, 2019 The six-foot guard is… READ MORE >

3 Standouts from Day 1 of the NPSI

Kai Jones 2019

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The 21st annual National Prep School Invitational kicked off the first of four full days of action at Rhode Island College on Thursday with eight games. Local results included Brewster Academy knocking off Orangeville Prep, Putnam Science Academy seeing their 49-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Sunrise Christian Academy, and St. Thomas More taking a controversial decision over Loomis Chaffee.  Here’s a look at three players that impressed: Kai Jones, Brewster Academy – The Texas signee led five… READ MORE >

#RealTalk - Beware of Empty Stats

#RealTalk - Beware of Empty Stats

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019

NERR readers may have noticed that, this year, we've gotten away from promoting notable performances - that is recognizing or praising big statistical games from individual players. Why? The Answer is twofold:   First, we've found high school coaches increasingly willing to exaggerate their players’ statistics in recent years. (We won't do a deep dive on this factor just yet but it's safe to say that we could revisit it as part of a larger issue in a future edition… READ MORE >

Prep Circuit Releases Post-Grad Power 10

Prep Circuit Releases Post-Grad Power 10

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Prep Circuit released their “Post-Grad Power 10” ranking the top prep programs in the country.  New England was well represented with four of the top five programs.  Putnam Science Academy is ranked first overall in the country as they've now won 48 straight games dating back to last season and including the 2018 National Prep Championship.  Woodstock Academy saw their undefeated season end at the hands of Brewster Academy this weekend in a true road game but are nonetheless still… READ MORE >

New England Class of 2019 Top 100 Announced

New England Class of 2019 Top 100 Announced

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Updated rankings have been rolling out in recent weeks both locally and nationally.  It began with updated rankings in all six of New England's states, which were expanded to include first year prep products for the first time.  Then, last week, ESPN announced their updated national rankings.  Now, we'll wrap up the process with the release of our full top 100 in New England's class of 2019.  Jalen Lecque, Akok Akok, James Bouknight, Alonzo Gaffney, and Kai Jones sit at… READ MORE >

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