Top Headlines of 2013

Top Headlines of 2013

Posted Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The new year is here and that means it’s time to take one last glance back at 2013, and so with that in mind, we’ll count down the top ten stories of the year that was in New England basketball:10. 2015 Starts to Take Center StageIt’s a trend that has gradually been gaining momentum since this fall but with the vast majority of the 2014 class already off the board, the attention of college coaches and media outlets alike is… READ MORE >

Binghamton Snags Another

Binghamton Snags Another

Posted Monday, December 30th, 2013

Binghamton University has tapped into the New England prep school market for the third time this year, this time landing a commitment from south Kent forward Romello Walker.  Walker is a six-foot-six forward who came to South Kent from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been a major factor behind the Cardinals’ 8-1 start this season.    Walker made his debut in the northeast region this summer when he starred at two different sessions of Hoop Group Elite… READ MORE >

Strickland, Tarantino also heading NESCAC

Strickland, Tarantino also heading NESCAC

Posted Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Division III commitments continue to come in at a consistent rate following recent decisions from early applications.  The latest local prospects to commit to the NESCAC, one of the nation’s most prestigious leagues because of the strong combination of academics and athletics, are Taft point guard Shawn Strickland and BB&N big man Nick Tarantino.  Strickland is a five-foot-ten point guard who will be heading to Bates College next year after spending the previous two seasons at Taft.  He began his… READ MORE >

St. Andrew’s Takes BL-RL Title

St. Andrew’s Takes BL-RL Title

Posted Saturday, December 28th, 2013

St. Andrew’s won three games in a matter of 36 hours to claim the title at the annual Roxbury Latin-Belmont Hill Holiday Tournament this weekend.  They opened with a 60-40 win over St. Sebastian in a game in which head coach Mike Hart went to the bench early and often.  Later on Friday they took down fellow Class A rival Brimmer & May by a 70-40 margin.  Saturday’s final matched them against AA powerhouse Tabor Academy.  The Saints took a… READ MORE >

BABC Holiday Classic – Event Recap

BABC Holiday Classic – Event Recap

Posted Saturday, December 28th, 2013

The Boston Amatuer Basketball Club’s annual Holiday Classic got underway on Friday at the Shelburne Community Center and after eight games of action over the course of the last two days, the event will conclude with two final games on Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Community Center.  Here’s a rundown of the action thus far:Friday’s ResultsNew Mission 67 Bishop Guertin (NH) 48New Mission held the lead around double figures for the majority of the game and gradually extended the margin… READ MORE >

Shooting Touch Shootout – Friday Recap

Shooting Touch Shootout – Friday Recap

Posted Friday, December 27th, 2013

The Shooting Touch Holiday Shootout got underway on Friday at Tufts University, bringing top talent from all over the northeast region to the greater Boston area.  Here’s a look at how things went down:Friday ResultsFranklin 55 Cardinal Spellman 48Mansfield 79 Springfield Cathedral 45 DeMatha (MD) 58 Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) 46St. Anthony (NJ) 62 Central Catholic 46St. Joseph’s (NJ) 72 Archbishop Wood (PA) 59Top PerformancesTyler Nelson, Central Catholic – The Fairfield bound senior came out on fire, dropping 15 of… READ MORE >

2016 Rankings Announced

2016 Rankings Announced

Posted Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Rankings prospects is no easy task, but ranking underclassmen can be especially tricky. At the heart of the challenge is the sliding scale between production and potential.  The ultimate goal of NERR’s rankings, like most other reputable sources, is to forecast projected performance at the next levels.  Given that current sophomores aren’t even halfway done with their high school careers, not to mention competing at vastly different levels of competition, the correlation between current and future production can be far… READ MORE >

More Tournaments on Tap this Week in Greater Boston Area

More Tournaments on Tap this Week in Greater Boston Area

Posted Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

It will be another busy weekend of holiday tournaments, especially in the greater Boston area where Shooting Touch and BABC both host their annual events along with the traditional Belmont Hill and Roxbury Latin Holiday Tournament.  Here’s a look at the respective schedules:Shooting Touch Shootout – Tufts University (Medford, MA)Friday, December 27th     12:15p.m. Cardinal Spellman (MA) vs. Franklin (MA)    2:00p.m. Mansfield (MA) vs. Springfield Cathedral (MA)    3:45p.m. Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) vs. DeMatha Catholic (MD)    5:30p.m. St. Anthony (NJ)… READ MORE >

Dickert Heading NESCAC

Dickert Heading NESCAC

Posted Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Loomis Chaffee swingman Pat Dickert has become the latest player to commit to a NESCAC school after being accepted via early decision.  The six-foot-two swingman will head to Colby College next year to play for third year head coach Damien Strahorn.  Dickert is a southpaw who is perhaps best known for his three-point shooting range, but is capable of impacting the game in a variety of ways with a well balanced floor game.  A deceptively athletic player with the handle… READ MORE >

Holiday Tournament Recaps

Holiday Tournament Recaps

Posted Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Earlier this weekend we recapped the St. Andrew’s School Holiday Classic, but that was just one of several holiday tournaments going on last week.  Here’s a rundown of some of the other action:Brewster at City of PalmsBrewster Academy was in Fort Myers, Florida this week for the prestigious City of Palms tournament.  They opened with a 73-43 win over Oldsmar Christian in the Signature Series Bracket.  Jared Terrell scored a team high 20 points along with 4 steals while Isaac… READ MORE >

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