Vital Joins Huskies

Christian Vital 2016

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016

St. Thomas More guard Christian Vital made a commitment to the University of Connecticut on Friday afternoon. Vital initially committed to UNLV in the fall but didn't sign a National Letter of Intent and later re-opened his recruitment following Dave Rice's departure as the program's head coach. He recently visited both UConn and Louisville, and was also considering Iowa, before deciding on the Huskies. Vital is originally from New York but has virtually grown up in New England, beginning at… READ MORE >

Love is D1 Bound

Donovan Love 2016

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016

New Hampton School senior point guard Donovan Love committed to Wofford today following an official to their South Carolina campus. A 6-foot-2 southpaw point guard known for his speed, quickness and ability to make plays with the ball in his hands, Love will be heading to Wofford with unique experience after three full seasons competing at the highest levels of prep school basketball as well as on the Nike EYBL with Expressions Elite. “Everyone at New Hampton is really excited… READ MORE >

Lee’s Darwich D1 Bound

Sergio El Darwich 2016

Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016

A native of the Middle East who came to northern Maine to play two years of prep school basketball, Sergio El Darwich's basketball world tour will continue in South Dakota following Thursday's commitment to South Dakota State. El Darwich was one of the better kept secrets in the New England prep ranks this year, despite putting up a series of big games against top competition. A six-foot-four combo-guard who has skill and savvy, El Darwich has unique poise and composure… READ MORE >

Platek Lands a Big Offer

Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Northfield Mount Hermon 2017 guard Andrew Platek was offered by North Carolina last night during a phone conversation with head coach Roy Williams. Platek has been adding scholarship offers at a rapid rate in recent weeks after helping NMH to a NEPSAC championship in his first season in the prep ranks and then leading the EYBL in three-point shooting (54%) after two sessions this spring with his long-time club, the Albany City Rocks.  He's also in the midst of taking… READ MORE >

Diallo is a Friar

Alpha Diallo 2016

Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Brewster Academy swingman Alpha Diallo brought an end to his recruitment on Tuesday afternoon with a commitment to Providence. He had accumulated other offers from the likes of Indiana, Florida, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and numerous others over the course of his season with the Bobcats. His pledge is a big one for Providence head coach Ed Cooley who now adds a versatile swingman capable of playing multiple positions, impacting the game on both ends of the floor… READ MORE >

EYBL, UAA recap from Indianapolis

Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Nike and Under Armour both set up shot in Indianapolis this weekend for the last of two evaluation periods. At the EYBL, BABC had a resurgence going 3-1 in the session while Expressions Elite went 2-2 and now New England’s two Nike sponsored programs find themselves tied in third place in Division C at 4-3 on the season heading into session 3 next month in May. Terrell Brown emerged as the star for BABC this weekend. He opened with a… READ MORE >

Rivals, Playaz qualify for Gauntlet Finale

Posted Monday, April 25th, 2016

The second stop on the Adidas Gauntlet tour took place this past weekend in Atlanta were both the Mass Rivals and New England Playaz finished with 3-1 records in the u17 division to punch their ticket to South Carolina in July for the Adidas Gauntlet Finale. After going 4-0 last weekend in Dallas, the Rivals wrap-up the evaluation period with an overall record of 7-1 with their lone loss coming on Saturday to Upward Stars in a battle of two… READ MORE >

Lynch headlines latest commitment catch-up

Lynch headlines latest commitment catch-up

Posted Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Wheeler School (RI) shooting guard Graham Lynch committed to Wheaton College (MA) earlier this week. A private liberal arts college in Norton, Massachusetts, Wheaton is a division III school that competes in the highly competitive NEWMAC (New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference). "I chose Wheaton because I was looking for a small school with a great academic reputation and a strong basketball tradition," Lynch said. "I'm really excited for the opportunities that Wheaton has to offer." The sharp-shooting Lynch… READ MORE >

How Thon Maker Impacts Prep School Basketball

How Thon Maker Impacts Prep School Basketball

Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

In a recent piece for CoxHub.com, the New England Recruiting Report examined the NBA's ruling to allow Thon Maker to enter the 2016 NBA Draft without attending a year of college.The decision reinforces a precedent set last year when the NBA allowed IMG Academy big man Satnam Singh to enter the 2015 NBA Draft.What are the implications for prep school basketball and New England prep products in particular?Click here to read the story in its entirety.  READ MORE >

Hicks, Batts come off the board

Hicks, Batts come off the board

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Two more prospects in the class of 2016 have come off the board in the last 24 hours as Kashaun Hicks and Julian Batts have both committed to division I schools. Hicks is staying in New England for another four years as he becomes the first player to commit to new Central Connecticut head coach Donyell Marshall. A skilled wing who shoots the ball well from the three-point line, has good positional size and long arms, Hicks is a New… READ MORE >

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