Evaluation Period Returns

Posted Friday, April 24th, 2015

The evaluation period returns Friday night at 6pm meaning college coaches are out for the last of their second weekends on the spring AAU circuit. The three major sneaker companies are all holding their own collective events within a 200 mile radius of each other as the Adidas Gauntlet is in Indianapolis this weekend, the Nike EYBL in Lexington and the Under Armour Association in nearby Louisville. The Mass Rivals and New England Playaz are both in Indianapolis hoping to… READ MORE >

Kent Big Man D1 Bound

Malcolm Regisford 2015

Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Kent School post-graduate Malcolm Regisford committed to Colgate on Wednesday. While Regisford had picked up division I offers from Cornell and New Orleans at various points throughout his post-graduate season, the California native returned to the west coast last week to play with his BTI All-Stars club during the first half of the evaluation period. Regisford came to Kent from California and returned to the west coast to play with his BTI All-Stars club last week for the first half… READ MORE >

Choate’s McLaughlin Makes Choice

Troy McLaughlin 2015

Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Choate Rosemary Hall post-graduate Troy McLaughlin committed to division II Merrimack on Wednesday. The six-foot-two guard came to Choate from Old Tappan High School in New Jersey where he had a decorated four year career. This season he averaged over 15 points per game for a Choate squad that went 13-8, including a 37 point performance at the St. Andrew Holiday Classic. “I could not be happier for Troy and his family. He comes from a rich hoops background, is… READ MORE >

South Kent Big Man Makes Pick

Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

South Kent’s Jovan Grujic committed to Stephen F. Austin on Monday following his official visit this weekend. I am very proud to announce that I choose Stephen F Austin to be my home for the next 4 years! #GoLumberjacks — Jovan Grujić (@grujja96dm) April 21, 2015 Great season, great teammates, great coach. Thankful for everything. #SouthKent #Cardinals #Family @… https://t.co/Hrd5PE0uax — Jovan Grujić (@grujja96dm) April 21, 2015 The seven-footer arrived from his native Serbia earlier in the fall and looked… READ MORE >

STM Duo Headed to D2 Gannon

C.J. Byrd 2015

Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Ian Gardner and C.J. Byrd have been side by side for the last year, first playing together on the AAU circuit with High Rise Team Up last summer and most recently completing their post-graduate seasons at St. Thomas More School. That pattern won’t change next season either as both recently committed to Gannon University, a division II school in Erie, Pennsylvania that competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and won the PSAC championship this past season. Gardener graduated from… READ MORE >

#NEHF 9th & 10th Grade Divisions Recap

Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The underclassmen talent at the 2015 Northeast Hoops Festival was off the charts, particularly in the 9th grade division where the PSA Cardinals, Mass Rivals, New England Playaz, Albany City Rocks, NY Rens and many others were in action. The champion though was a somewhat lesser named program that made a big statement this weekend as the Millbank Flyers came from New York to take the title. Cardinal Hayes wing Terry Hawkins stood out for the champs, showing a strong… READ MORE >

#NEHF Varsity Division Recap

Posted Monday, April 20th, 2015

NY Rens came to New England and took the 2015 Northeast Hoops Festival championship in the varsity division. The Rens had a relatively slow start on Saturday but got better with each passing game and were absolutely dominant through their three games on Sunday. Rawle Alkins, a top 30 national prospect, treated local fans to displays of his talent all weekend long as he combined power, playmaking skills and athleticism. He wasn’t alone though as Sacred Heart (CT) southpaw Tyrn… READ MORE >

#NEHF Varsity Division - Sunday Recap I

#NEHF Varsity Division - Sunday Recap I

Posted Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Pool play is over and the first round of play-offs now complete and so the quarterfinal match-ups are now set in the Northeast Hoops Festivals’ varsity division. The BABC City team came out of their pool yesterday and gave Wayne PAL all they could handle this morning, but ultimately the New Jersey squad continued to execute and make big plays down the stretch of a tight game and so they advance to play Middlesex Magic. The Beantown Bulls knocked off… READ MORE >

#NEHF 9th & 10th Grade Divisions - Sunday Recap I

#NEHF 9th & 10th Grade Divisions - Sunday Recap I

Posted Sunday, April 19th, 2015

It’s championship Sunday at the Northeast Hoops Festival and we’ve got continuous recaps coming at you throughout the day. Here’s a look at the early standouts in the Underclassmen divisions: The House of Sports Pride team showed off a talented u16 club with talent across all five positions. Jayquan Smith, a powerful 6-foot-6 combo-forward was the biggest standout, and a very pleasant surprise with his combination of size, strength, athleticism and straight line drives. Emmanuel Oyakhilome anchored the team on… READ MORE >

Suggs Picks Bradley

Ronnie Suggs 2015

Posted Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Vermont Academy post-graduate swingman committed to Bradley last night, following his official visit to campus. The six-foot-six southpaw was one of the best available players left on the board in the northeast. Congratulations to Ronnie Suggs ‘15 (@RonnieSuggs2) who has committed to Bradley University! Go VA! Go Braves! pic.twitter.com/Sj1iSQoTOd — VT Academy Hoops (@VTACADEMYHOOPS) April 19, 2015 A product of the St. Louis Eagles AAU program, Suggs had previously committed to Missouri at the tail end of his senior year,… READ MORE >

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