National Prep Championship field announced

National Prep Championship field announced

Posted Saturday, February 28th, 2015

The field for the 2015 National Prep Championship has been announced and will include 10 teams - Brewster Academy, IMG Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon, St. Thomas More, Elev-8 Academy, Notre Dame Prep, Putnam Science Academy, Tilton School, South Kent School and Hargrave Military Academy.  The single elimination tournament will be held on Tuesday, March 10th and Wednesday, March 11th at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. The opening round of action will be played on the morning of the 10th… READ MORE >

Elite 75 Academic Experience; more than just a showcase

Elite 75 Academic Experience; more than just a showcase

Posted Friday, February 27th, 2015

The world of academic recruiting has become incredibly saturated in recent years with more prospects than ever competing for an incredibly small number of spots. Making matters even more complicated is the amount of misinformation out there, not just about the recruiting process but also admission standards and financial aid as well. The Elite 75 Academic Experience will help to educate families on all of these issues while also providing each player with an opportunity to prove themselves in front… READ MORE >

HoopRootz Sophomore Series Part 6

Posted Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Darien High School (CT) 6’7” skilled forward Alex Preston has had a breakout season for an inexperienced Blue Wave squad which has struggled this year but whose youth bodes very well for the next couple of years. Preston has led the team in scoring at around 16 points per game while registering season-highs of 31 against Warde, 24 against Hamden, and 22 against WIlton & Ludlow. Winter Riser. Looking to forward to seeing Preston continue his development this spring. Sophomore… READ MORE >

Fernandez Earns D1 via JUCO

Darien Fernandez 2013

Posted Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Former Wareham High School and BABC product, Darien Fernandez, committed to Jacksonville on Thursday according to BABC founder and head coach Leo Papile. Fernandez has spent the last two seasons in the state of Wyoming, starring for Laramie County Community College. He averaged over 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 and a half steals per game last year as a freshmen but has upped those totals to over 16 points and nearly 5 assists per game this year… READ MORE >

Judson off the Board

Ben Judson 2015

Posted Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

St. John’s Prep senior swingman Ben Judson recently deposited at Johnson State College in Vermont where he’ll join the men’s basketball team next season. The six-foot-five swingman is a southpaw sniper best known for his ability to shoot the ball with range from behind the three-point line. He’s also been a two year captain for St. John’s Prep. “I have coached Ben for 4 years now; two as an assistant and two as his head coach. Ben has improved his… READ MORE >

Morrison Back on the Market

Posted Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Phillips Exeter Academy post-graduate Troy Morrison is back on the market and again open in his recruitment. College coaches began backing off Morrison earlier this fall when he was believed to be heading closer to his home in Georgia, but that never came to fruition and so now high academic schools have another talented two-way player available at the relatively late date. A pure point guard and hard-nosed defender, Morrison is a little bit of a throwback style player in… READ MORE >

HoopRootz Sophomore Series Part 5

Posted Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Sophomore power forward Nick Osarenren has been a horse on the front-line this season for Governors Academy, averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds and most-recently going for 22 points in a big win over Rivers. Meanwhile, sophomore southpaw wing high-riser Jalyn Hinton has consistently produced in a variety of ways on both sides of the ball, scoring about a dozen a game while making a big impact on the glass and also accumulating dimes, steals, deflections, and blocks. The Governors… READ MORE >

Spellman Calls it for Villanova

Spellman Calls it for Villanova

Posted Friday, February 20th, 2015

New England’s top ranked junior, MacDuffie School power forward Omari Spellman, made a verbal commitment to Villanova on Friday. The news was first reported by ESPN.com. Spellman, who attended North Royalton High School in Ohio last year, is in his first season in New England but made plenty of appearances in New England prior to this year with his PSA Cardinals AAU team. Spellman has taken multiple unofficial visits to Villanova’s campus including a trip to their Midnight Madness event… READ MORE >

Wesleyan Gets a Steal

Wesleyan Gets a Steal

Posted Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Bridgton Academy post-graduate guard Kevin OBrien is headed to Wesleyan University next year after being accepted via early decision. O’Brien marks the second Wolverine product to commit to a NESCAC school in the last week following Phil Leotsakos’ pledge to Connecticut College. O’Brien came to Bridgton by way of Arizona, but had plenty of preexisting New England ties from his father, who previously played at Boston College. A big, six-foot-three guard with long arms and a frame that is still… READ MORE >

Ainge Adding Offers

Ainge Adding Offers

Posted Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Kimball Union Academy guard Crew Ainge has been on a tear in recent weeks, putting up huge numbers and scoring two division I scholarship offers in the process. The performance that seemed to catch everyone’s attention took place a few weeks back on January 30th when he scored 35 points against Brewster Academy and their four high-major bound guards, going 4-9 from behind the three-point line and 15-17 from the free-throw line.  He followed that up with a triple-double a… READ MORE >

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