HoopRootz Freshman Focus Report

HoopRootz Freshman Focus Report

Posted Monday, January 19th, 2015

Part #4 makes stops in Newton (MA) and Hingham (MA) before moving on to Acton-Boxboro (MA) and than continuing west to explore Central Mass. Newton North is off to a 9-0 start and getting major production off the bench from freshman guard Ethan Wright, who is quickly becoming a star in Tiger Country. Wright has scored the ball efficiently, effectively, and in-the-clutch throughout the young season (he's twice led the Tigers in scoring with a season-high of 16) while playing… READ MORE >

Local Hoophall Winners

Local Hoophall Winners

Posted Sunday, January 18th, 2015

After five days of action at Springfield College, the 2015 Hoophall Classic has come to a close and while the event showcased top talent from across the entire country, there was also a distinct local flair, with several programs from around Western Massachusetts and New England getting the opportunity to participate. Here’s a look at which local players helped themselves the most this weekend:Tyrn Flowers, Sacred Heart (CT) – Saturday’s match-up between Sacred Heart and Christ the King (NY) was… READ MORE >

Hoop Mountain/Arc of Mass Holiday Challenge preview

Hoop Mountain/Arc of Mass Holiday Challenge preview

Posted Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Earlier this month, the TD Garden hosted a slew of high school basketball games in an event that was the highlight of the season for many schools and towns of the season.  This Monday, scholastic basketball returns to the Garden for the Hoop Mountain/Arc of Mass Holiday Challenge.  This event will put prep schools in the spotlight on the bright lights of the Garden.  The schedule of games will be as follows:9:00am—Pingree vs. Lexington Christian Academy10:30am—Pingree vs. BB&N (girls)12:00pm—Belmont Hill… READ MORE >

Ballas TV Invite Highlights

Ballas TV Invite Highlights

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015

The third annual BallasTV Invite took place last weekend at UMass Boston and since then BallasTV has been busy producing highlight videos of many of the players that stood out. Here’s a look at some of the most recent including Brimmer & May’s A.J. Reeves, Wilbraham & Monson’s Derick Newton, Beaver Country Day’s Kyle Padmoore, Worcester Academy’s Saul Phiri, Commonwealth Academy’s Derrick Ellis, MacDuffie School’s Brad Calipari, and Hoosac’s Kelvin Riley. READ MORE >

CoxHub to Stream 7 Games from Hoophall Classic

CoxHub to Stream 7 Games from Hoophall Classic

Posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The Spalding Hoophall Classic returns to Springfield, Massachusetts and Springfield College this weekend, showcasing many of the top high school programs and players the country has to offer. CoxHub will be providing live coverage of seven games - three on Saturday and four on Sunday - all of which will be available free of charge on CoxHub.com. Additionally, CoxHub.com currently offers several different previews of what many refer to as the best high school basketball showcase in the country. Click… READ MORE >

McDonald’s Nominees Announced

McDonald’s Nominees Announced

Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

McDonald’s announced the nominees for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game on Wednesday. There were a total of 823 players nominated from 47 states. The final teams will be announced during the McDonald’s All-American Game selection show on ESPNU at 5pm. The game itself will take place on April 1st at the United Center in Chicago. Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals, and members of the McDonald’s All-American Games Selection Committee according to a press release, and… READ MORE >

HoopRootz Freshman Focus Report III

HoopRootz Freshman Focus Report III

Posted Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at which freshmen throughout New England are making a varsity impact through the early portion of the season. Freshmen Focus Part 3: BOSTONA look at some freshmen players from Boston who have made varsity impacts thus far this season.Freshman guard Maurice Works has been on a tear out of the gate for East Boston High School. Through the first six games of the season, Works is averaging right around 16 points… READ MORE >

Cheshire Academy Sniper D1 Bound

Cheshire Academy Sniper D1 Bound

Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015

Cheshire Academy post-graduate swingman Austin Nehls made a verbal commitment to Central Connecticut on Monday night according to CA head coach Kevin Kehoe. Nehls had a decorated high school career in Arizona and arrived in New England not only known for his talent on the hardwood, but also his prowess in the classroom. He was recruited by a good deal of top academic schools this fall, but ultimately opted to play out the season in hopes of reaching his division… READ MORE >

BABC Names Upcoming Prep Classic for Patrick Harrington

BABC Names Upcoming Prep Classic for Patrick Harrington

Posted Sunday, January 11th, 2015

This coming weekend, January 17-18, 2015, Boston Amateur Basketball will proudly host the 1st Patrick J. Harrington Memorial Prep School Classic; January 17th at the Shelburne Community Center, and January 18th at the Reggie Lewis Center. Formerly known as the BABC Prep Classic, this event will honor the memory of hometown basketball giant, Patrick J. Harrington. Harrington, a former Brooks School captain who helped lead his team to the 1981 New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C Championship, and… READ MORE >

Big Weekend in Boston

Big Weekend in Boston

Posted Saturday, January 10th, 2015

It was a great weekend of basketball in Boston as Hoop Mountain, Hoop Dreams Mag, and BallasTV all held their annual winter events. Best of all for both college coaches and fans alike, was the close proximity of all three venues, allowing for easy viewing of all three great events. Hoop Mountain hosted the second annual Good Sports TD Garden Invitational, allowing local high school teams the opportunity to compete in the Boston Celtics’ legendary arena. The Garden hosted eight… READ MORE >

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