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 >

Unsigned Senior Virtual Showcase - Event Recap

Unsigned Senior Virtual Showcase - Event Recap

Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2020

It was two months ago that we debuted the NERR-TV Virtual Showcase, an unprecedented program for unprecedented times, designed to capitalize on the visibility and credibility of the various NERR platforms to help unsigned seniors get the late exposure they needed after spring recruiting was shut down.  That initiative proved to be more successful than we ever could have imagined. All 50 unsigned seniors who participated ended up being actively recruited by college programs, including over 20 from the scholarship level.… READ MORE >

Prospect Profile - Cinque Robinson

Prospect Profile - Cinque Robinson

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Cinque Robinson didn't even start playing basketball until just before high school and has only been visible on the AAU circuit for the last two years.  Following his graduation, the Lindenhurst, New York native was determined to pursue opportunities to take his game to the college level and so he opted for a post-grad year at the Storm King School, where he could continue to develop his game.  He did just that over the course of the last nine months,… READ MORE >

Erold Ivy Bound in 2021

Erold Ivy Bound in 2021

Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

St. Sebastian's School and Mass Rivals junior guard Lyndel Erold announced a verbal commitment to play his college basketball at Brown University on Sunday night.  Erold had a breakout junior season at St. Sebastian's averaging 16 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game while taking 18 charges on the season.  While he finished the winter season without any offers, the buzz had been building in recent weeks, ultimately leading to his first offer from Brown late last… READ MORE >

James D2 Bound for SCSU

Sean James 2020

Posted Monday, May 18th, 2020

St. Andrew's School post-graduate guard and Kingswood-Oxford School alum Sean James made a verbal commitment to Southern Connecticut State University on Sunday night, where he will join his SAS teammate Evan Gutowski.  James and Gutowski were both recently profiled by the NERR-TV Unsigned Senior Virtual Showcase and are two of ten players who have since gone on to commit to D2 schools.  James is a highly skilled guard who overcame a hip injury to have a successful senior campaign at… READ MORE >

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Parnell Pierre

Parnell Pierre 2020

Posted Monday, May 18th, 2020

New Jersey native Parnell Pierre began his career at Roselle Catholic, a basketball powerhouse in his home state, before transferring to Lawrence Academy for the 2018-19 school year.  After a strong junior campaign and similarly successful AAU season with the DC Blue Devils, expectations were high coming into his senior year with Pierre aspiring to play his way into recruitment from schools in the Patriot League or Sun Belt Conference.  Unfortunately, that's when adversity hit as a late-summer Achilles injury… READ MORE >

Re-Ranking New England’s Class of 2017

Re-Ranking New England’s Class of 2017

Posted Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Following the interest in last week's feature on Re-Ranking the Class of 2018, we opted to repeat the process on the previous recruiting cycle. These exercises aren't just fun, they're informative from an evaluator's perspective, as we can zero in on traits and qualities that translated as we expected, and potentially others that did not.  The class of 2017 was marked by heavy early expectations with players like Jermaine Samuels, Kimani Lawrence, Tomas Murphy, and Tremont Waters and ended up… READ MORE >

Jon Rothstein joins The Upside Podcast

Jon Rothstein joins The Upside Podcast

Posted Friday, May 15th, 2020

CBS Sports College Basketball Insider was the latest guest on The Upside Podcast with Adam Finkelstein this week.  Rothstein has become one of the nation's most well-known college basketball analysts and personalities in recent years utilizing an "entrepreneurial approach to the media industry" through his use of branding, marketing, customer engagement, and distribution. This interview digs into that unique and creative style while also exploring the ways in which the sports media industry has, and continues to, change.  The podcast… READ MORE >

Woodstock’s Venning D1 Bound

Woodstock’s Venning D1 Bound

Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Woodstock Academy and Expressions Elite big man Chad Venning announced his commitment to Morgan State University via his social media on Thursday afternoon.  Venning is a New York native who has spent the last two years in the New England prep ranks, first appearing at the MacDuffie School as a repeat junior from Bishop Loughlin High School and then following head coach Jacque Rivera to Woodstock Academy for his final year.  In the summer between those two seasons, Venning joined… READ MORE >

SCA’s Richards Makes Pick

Isaiah Richards 2020

Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Springfield Commonwealth big man Isaiah Richards announced his commitment to Louisiana on Thursday.  Richards is originally from Brooklyn and previously starred at South Shore High School alongside his SCA teammate Femi Odukale and Brewster Academy's Kadary Richmond, forming one of the top teams in the greater New York City area.  He played his grassroots basketball with Team New England in 2018 before they merged with the Mass Rivals for the 2019 season.  Richards initially committed to Florida International as a… READ MORE >

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