Weekend Visits

Weekend Visits

Posted Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Vermont Academy had a “bye” in this weekend’s prep school schedule and that gave quite a few of VA’s top players the opportunity to take weekend visits. Most notable was the tandem of Bruce Brown and Tyrique Jones who both traveled south to Virginia to attend VCU’s game against Richmond. VCU has two former Vermont Academy coaches on staff as Jesse Bopp is in his second season as the Director of Basketball Operations and Cody Hatt is in his first… READ MORE >

2018 Top Ten Released

2018 Top Ten Released

Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The Class of 2018 makes their rankings debut today with an initial top ten list. Ranking prospects is never an easy task, but the younger you get the more inexact the science becomes as you are projecting players out some three-and-a-half years. The current freshmen class poses an especially unique challenge given that there are only a select few that have truly distinguished themselves thus far. Brimmer and May guard A.J. Reeves starts off in the top spot. The big… READ MORE >

Elite 75 Then & Now

Elite 75 Then & Now

Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The annual New England Junior Elite 75 Showcase is less than two months away on Sunday, March 15th at the University Sports Complex in Hanover, Massachusetts. In anticipation of what promises to be another great event filled with the region’s top young talent, HoopRootz has recently looked back at just some of the top players to come through the Elite 75 tradition. Wayne Selden. Now and Then. #ELITE75 @CoxHub @AdamFinkelstein @NERRHoops http://t.co/rJXX5DHHaH pic.twitter.com/ZxBqpnSKhh — HoopRootz (@hooprootz) January 25, 2015 Kaleb… READ MORE >

Updated 2017 Rankings Released

Updated 2017 Rankings Released

Posted Monday, January 26th, 2015

The class of 2017 is up next as we continue to update rankings throughout New England. The sophomore class has been celebrated early and often in their still young careers and while the depth of talent is undeniable, the collective production from this group hasn’t quite lived up to the hype during the course of the first two months of the season. Jermaine Samuels, who last week retained his spot in the ESPN 25, continues to hold down the top… READ MORE >

HoopRootz: Northern New England Frosh Report

HoopRootz: Northern New England Frosh Report

Posted Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Touted as a top freshman in Maine, point forward Jesse Matthews is scoring in double-figures and impacting the game in a wide variety of ways as one of the feature-players for Cheverus High School. The Stags are currently 6-6 on the year and looking to make a run in the second half of the season. While his ability was certainly on display on numerous occasions during the first part of the season, talented freshman guard Cody Graham has absolutely exploded… READ MORE >

Updated 2016 Rankings Released

Updated 2016 Rankings Released

Posted Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Updated rankings have now been released in New England’s 2016 class including all six states as well as the top 40 prospects in the region overall. First year products have been included for the first time and that means players like Omari Spellman, Eddie Ekiyor, Travis Atson, Jovan Grujic, and Kevin Marfo are all making their debut in the rankings. Spellman takes over the top spot after backing up his national reputation in the first two months at MacDuffie (MA)… READ MORE >

NERR/CoxHub Podcast with VA’s Coach Popp

NERR/CoxHub Podcast with VA’s Coach Popp

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Vermont Academy has been in the news lately with Bruce Brown considering a move back to his original class of 2015, Tyrique Jones and Samuel Japhet-Mathias both adding to their high-major scholarship offers, and Ronnie Suggs continuing to be one of the best 2015 prospects left on the board. Vermont Academy head coach Alex Popp talked about those prospects and more as he was the first guest of the NERR/CoxHub podcast. Click here to listen. READ MORE >

HoopRootz: CT Frosh Focus Report

HoopRootz: CT Frosh Focus Report

Posted Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Long-athletic freshman forward Christian Adams has been a mainstay on the front-line for Hillhouse High School (New Haven) through the early part of the season and has had several big games, including an 18 point outburst in a win over Notre Dame-West Haven and a 13 point showing last night in a win at the MLK Classic over Bridgeport Central. The Presidents are 7-1 through eight games and ranked #9 in the Gametime/New Haven Register CT Top 10. After averaging… READ MORE >

Updated 2015 Rankings Released

Updated 2015 Rankings Released

Posted Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The top 75 prospects are currently ranked in the class of 2015 and the top of the list is identical to that which came out yesterday in ESPN’s national rankings with Jalen Adams, Justin Simon, Donovan Mitchell, Tyler Lydon, Aaron Falzon, Terance Mann, and Steve Enoch leading the list. New Hampton’s A.J. Turner is up next while Brewster’s Marcus Derrickson completes the top ten, a list which includes prospects from all six New England states. After spending the better part… READ MORE >

ESPN Releases National Rankings

ESPN Releases National Rankings

Posted Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

ESPN updated their national rankings in the classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017 on Wednesday and New England continued to be represented on all three lists. Jalen Adams continued to be the top ranked prospect in the region and among the top 25 in the ESPN 100. He moved up a spot to 24th overall while his other Brewster Academy backcourt mates, Justin Simon and Donovan Mitchell, retained their top 50 status at 37th and 43rd overall. New Hampton forward… READ MORE >

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