Phiri Lands Big Offer

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Saul Phiri's recruitment went to a new level on Tuesday when DePaul became the first high-major program to offer him a scholarship. Phiri had previously held numerous mid-major offers, including several in the Atlantic 10 from George Washington, LaSalle and Duquesne among others.  DePaul, which competes in the Big East Conference, named Dave Leitao their new head coach earlier this spring. It is Leitao's second tenure in the position after previously holding the title from 2002-2005. A Massachusetts native and… READ MORE >

EYBL Session III Recap

Posted Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

BABC came one step closer to qualifying for the Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam this weekend with a 4-0 record at session III in Houston. They opened with a 72-62 win over Oakland Soldiers on Friday night, picked up wins over Athletes First (84-73) and Playground Elite (61-53) on Saturday, followed by a win over Mac Irvin Fire (63-56) to close out the session on Sunday. Bruce Brown had some big games, going for 27 against Athletes First… READ MORE >

Playaz, BABC take Championships at Providence Jam Fest

Posted Monday, May 11th, 2015

The New England Playaz and BABC both captured championships at the Providence Jam Fest this weekend as the Playaz won the u17 division and BABC took the title in the u15 division. Tomas Murphy and Kellan Grady both had big days on Saturday. With big brothers Erik and Alex looking on, the youngest Murphy had 12 points and 12 rebounds in a tough 52-50 win over Harlem United on Saturday night and had scored a team high 15 points earlier… READ MORE >

Funk Makes Pick

Ryan Funk 2015

Posted Monday, May 11th, 2015

    St. Thomas More swingman Ryan Funk is heading to Marist next year after committing to head coach Mike Maker over the weekend. He took to his twitter account to announce his decision on Saturday afternoon: Excited to announce my commitment to Marist College. Thanks to everyone who has always supported me #blessed�� — ryan funk (@ry_funk18) May 9, 2015 Funk went largely under-recruited throughout his post-graduate season but became an increasingly popular prospect in recent weeks, adding several… READ MORE >

What a Difference a Year Can Make

Andre Berry 2014

Posted Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Just one year removed from his graduation from St. Andrew's, Andre Berry has gone from a player without a division I scholarship offer to a player who was being recruited at the high-major level.The New England Recruiting Report broke down the strides Berry has made in his game and how exactly things changed so much in such a short amount of time.Click here to read the story. READ MORE >

Spellman to Stonehill

Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015

Worcester Academy produced their second division II commitment in as many days on Friday when Jeff Spellman accepted a scholarship offer from Stonehill College. Spellman has had a decorated high school career, first at Beaver Country Day, where he graduated from last spring, and most recently during his post-graduate season with Worcester Academy. He also starred with the Middlesex Magic on the AAU circuit, playing especially well during last summer's July evaluation period and being a critical component of the… READ MORE >

Three Salisbury Products Commit

Jordan Thornton 2015

Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015

Salisbury basketball players Jordan Thornton, Ethan Feldman and Tyrell Arnum have made verbal commitments to continue their educations and play basketball at the next level.   Thornton is heading to Merrimack College, where he'll join Choate post-graduate guard Troy McLaughlin, in the Warriors' 2015 recruiting class, while Feldman is heading to the NESCAC to play for Tufts and Arnum returning close to home to star for Eastern Connecticut State University. When Thornton came to Salisbury for a post-graduate year this… READ MORE >

Marello D2 Bound

Ben Marello 2015

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Worcester Academy post-graduate Ben Marello accepted an athletic scholarship from Henderson State, a division II school in Arkansas, signing his National Letter of Intent on Thursday. The Florida native opted to return to the southeast despite holding other full scholarship offers from division II schools in the northeast. "Ben felt comfortable with his visit and was happy with the opportunity," Worcester Academy head coach Jamie Sullivan said. "He is looking forward to starting the next chapter in his career." Marello's… READ MORE >

Boston Breakout - 9th Grade Championship Recap

Boston Breakout - 9th Grade Championship Recap

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

After each team stormed through the field to come into the finals undefeated, the New England Playaz defeated Metro Boston in an entertaining contest to take down the Boston Breakout 9th Grade Championship last weekend. Both squads got production from up and down their roster in the championship game. Here's a look at who impressed and also take a look at full-game video-highlights below. Rakesh Tibby - New England Playaz - Lengthy forward provided an active-anchor defensively and on the… READ MORE >

Marfo Collecting Offers

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Worcester Academy and BABC big man Kevin Marfo has been collecting scholarship offers since the April evaluation period came to an end. Marfo was only ten days returned from a torn meniscus when BABC made their EYBL debut last month in Virginia. Nevertheless, he still made important contributions inside the paint during session I and ended up landing offers from the likes of Boston University and Towson in the process. Two weeks later, Marfo was starting to get his legs… READ MORE >

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