NEPSAC Semis set for Saturday

NEPSAC Semis set for Saturday

Posted Thursday, March 5th, 2020

The NEPSAC play-offs tipped off on Wednesday with quarterfinal action across all six classes.  With the winners all declared by nightfall, the stage was set for Saturday's semifinals followed by the finals on Sunday.  Western New England will host Classes A, AA, and AAA at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm respectively on Sunday while Worcester State will host D, C, and B at the same times.  Here's a look at the current brackets.  Updated NEPSAC AAA & AA brackets with semifinals… READ MORE >

State Champions Crowned in Maine

TJ Henaghen 2022

Posted Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

The first state champions in New England were crowned over the weekend in Maine as Hampden Academy, Caribou, Winthrop, and Forest Hills captured gold balls. Hampden overcame a double-figure deficit late in the third quarter before responding with a decisive 23-1 run that would secure them the state championship and ruin York’s bid for an undefeated season. Bryce Lausier scored a team high 23 points for Hamped while Mikey Raye added 17. Sophomore TJ Henaghen added 11. Will MacDonald led… READ MORE >

National Prep Championship field announced

National Prep Championship field announced

Posted Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The field for the 2020 National Prep Championship was announced on Tuesday night by The Season Ticket.  The 2020 championships will take place at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut from Tuesday, March 10th to Thursday, March 12th.  The 14 team field is the largest in the event's history and includes Brewster Academy, IMG Academy, Putnam Science Academy, Hargrave Military Academy, IMG Academy, Sunrise Christian Academy, Spire Institute, Springfield Commonwealth Academy, St. Thomas More, Northfield Mount Hermon, DME Academy, Woodstock… READ MORE >

NEPSAC Play-off Schedule Announced

NEPSAC Play-off Schedule Announced

Posted Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The NEPSAC play-offs tip this week with quarterfinal action slated for Wednesday at locations throughout the region in all six classes followed by semi-finals on Saturday and finals on Sunday.  Western New England will host the Class A, AA, and AAA finals at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm respectively while Worcester State will host Class B, C, and D.  The brackets, which can be found online on the NEPSAC site, were announced on Sunday and will be updated throughout the week… READ MORE >

UMass Lands Dominguez

DYondre Dominguez 2020

Posted Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Coming off an official visit to UMass earlier in the week, Woodstock Academy and Expressions Elite forward Dyondre Dominguez announced his verbal commitment to the Minutemen on Saturday.          View this post on Instagram                   First off I would like to thank god because none of this would be possible without him ����, I would also like to take time to thank the coaches who spent valuable time recruiting… READ MORE >

Junior Elite 75 Returning on March 20th

Junior Elite 75 Returning on March 20th

Posted Saturday, February 29th, 2020

The New England Junior Elite 75 Showcase will return to New England and Mass Premier Courts on Friday night, March 20th.  The 2020 Junior Elite 75 marks the 12th consecutive year that we've hosted some of the top future stars in the region.  Once dubbed the "Stars of Tomorrow" this event provides early exposure through NERR and HoopRootz' various media platforms but more importantly offers skill instruction and educational sessions for players and their families alike. This year event will also be… READ MORE >

Who might be 2020’s late bloomers?

Who might be 2020’s late bloomers?

Posted Friday, February 28th, 2020

On the latest episode of The Upside Podcast, we dug into Dayton’s Obi Toppin and how he went from virtually unrecruited into one of college basketball’s best players.  Toppin’s ascension includes a number of different variables, all of which were imperative to his development. First and most obviously, there is the physical component, he’s nearly 3 inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than he was as a high school senior. He had also reportedly grown 6 inches in the twelve… READ MORE >

The Upside Podcast examines NEHF and NPS alum Obi Toppin

The Upside Podcast examines NEHF and NPS alum Obi Toppin

Posted Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Obi Toppin played in both the 2016 Northeast Hoops Festival and National Prep Showcase.  In April of 2016, he was an unsigned senior without a division I offer to his name. Seven months later, he had offers from Siena and SEMO, but nothing else.  Three years later, and he's now arguably the best player in college basketball, a projected lottery pick in June's NBA Draft, and has Dayton on the verge of a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament.  How… READ MORE >

PSA’ Williams overcoming incredible adversity with a smile on his face

PSA’ Williams overcoming incredible adversity with a smile on his face

Posted Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Putnam Science Academy post-graduate guard Johnnie Williams may be a name that many local fans have not yet heard. He only arrived in New England for this season after playing his high school basketball in Florida, and only recently became a consistent member of the Mustang's rotation.  Williams story though is an inspirational one as he has suffered incredible adversity at a young age and yet still continues to persevere and push forward.  Below is an exert from a feature… READ MORE >

NEPSAC AA Showcase - Event Recap

Jalen Leach 2020

Posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Class AA of the NEPSAC held their second, and final, showcase of the year on Sunday at Worcester Academy, following up on the first event from a few weeks prior at Cushing Academy. Seven games took place throughout the day, showcasing all but three of the league’s teams, and attracting over 25 college coaches in the process.   The games were hotly contested throughout the day with the final three being particularly competitive. Here’s a rundown of the action. Master’s… READ MORE >

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