Rivals Trio Goes 1-on-1 with Yags

Rivals Trio Goes 1-on-1 with Yags

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

It’s not often that one grassroots program is represented by three prospects at an elite camp like the National Basketball Players Association Top-100. But the Mass Rivals trio of AJ Reeves, David Duke and Akok Akok did exactly that last weekend when they went toe-to-toe with the nation’s best. We tracked them down to find out what they took away from the experience. What does it mean to be invited to the NBA Top-100 Camp, knowing that the majority of… READ MORE >

#E75 College Showcase Approaching

#E75 College Showcase Approaching

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

The Elite 75 College Showcase is rapidly approaching and now barely a week away. The Elite 75 has been a time honored tradition in New England for more than the last decade, hosting the very best players the region has to offer. This year's event will return to its roots and feature a uniquely talented field in front of a plethora of college coaches. In a day and age where exposure is often over-promised and under-delivered, all NERR events have… READ MORE >

ESPN announces updated 2018 rankings

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

ESPN announced updated and expanded national rankings in the class of 2018 with their initial ESPN 100. Several local names made the list including quite a few debut appearances. It all began with Vermont Academy forward Simisola Shittu who retained his place in the top 10 with a huge EYBL regular season followed by a big performance at the NBA Top 100 Camp. The first true local product to check-in was St. Andrew's and BABC forward Cole Swider who checked… READ MORE >

Yags’ Point Forward - NE Prospects Shine at NBA Camp

Posted Monday, June 19th, 2017

The NBA Players Association held their annual Top-100 Camp last week, giving current NBA players a chance to work with the league’s future in a variety of roles both on and off the court. A handful of New England products, including three Mass Rivals prospects, participated in the event and took advantage of the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of the game’s best. Vermont Academy’s versatile manchild Simi Shittu made it clear that his name should be on… READ MORE >

Commitment Catch-Up

Posted Sunday, June 18th, 2017

The class of 2017 is now all but in the books with only a handful of players remaining undecided about their future plans. With that in mind, here's a look at some of the most recent prospects to determine where they'll head next. Gould Academy guard George Papas will return to his home state of New Jersey to attend Monmouth University. Papas was initially slated to head to George Mason as a recruited walk-on but will now be joining the… READ MORE >

A Shot for Life announces roster

A Shot for Life announces roster

Posted Saturday, June 17th, 2017

A Shot For Life, Inc. is pleased to announce the roster of our fifth annual A Shot For Life Challenge. The event is a hybrid of a highly competitive basketball shooting competition and a fundraiser. The winner of the A Shot For Life Challenge is officially named “The Best Shooter in Massachusetts” and their jersey number will be retired on the wall overlooking our court at the facility that holds our main office. Thanks to their incredible generosity, the ASFL… READ MORE >

ZG Finals - 9th Grade Division Recap

ZG Finals - 9th Grade Division Recap

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017

With pool play concluding in the morning, bracket play began in all age groups on Sunday afternoon throughout southeast Massachusetts.  More than 700 teams were narrowed down a handful of teams who won their pool, and the following navigated the talent-filled playoff field & earned the right to be crowned Zero Gravity National Champions on Sunday afternoon.   Two of the better point guards in the 9th grade division squared off in the quarterfinals, with Quest Harris of BABC and… READ MORE >

ZG Finals - 10th Grade Division Recap

ZG Finals - 10th Grade Division Recap

Posted Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

With pool play concluding in the morning, bracket play began in all age groups on Sunday afternoon throughout southeast Massachusetts. More than 700 teams were narrowed down a handful of teams who won their pool, and the following navigated the talent-filled playoff field & earned the right to be crowned Zero Gravity National Champions on Sunday afternoon. The first quarterfinal game went into overtime, as the New England Playaz topped Castle Athletics, 69-66. Tysheem Pickett came up with some big… READ MORE >

ZG Finals - Varsity Division Recap

ZG Finals - Varsity Division Recap

Posted Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

With pool play concluding in the morning, bracket play began in all age groups on Sunday afternoon throughout southeast Massachusetts. More than 700 teams were narrowed down a handful of teams who won their pool, and the following navigated the talent-filled playoff field & earned the right to be crowned Zero Gravity National Champions on Sunday afternoon. In the varsity division, the quarterfinals featured Project Triple Threat (PTT) vs. New England Playaz. Tyler Thomas paced PTT early, creating offense for… READ MORE >

Yags’ Point Forward - 2019 Stock Risers

Yags’ Point Forward - 2019 Stock Risers

Posted Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Earlier this week, Mike Yagmin profiled his biggest stock-risers in New England's class of 2018. In the second part of that series, here is a look at his biggest spring risers in the class of 2019. Akok Akok, Mass Rivals/Putnam Science – Akok got caught up in PSA’s big man logjam during the prep season but he came out with something to prove this spring. Akok has established himself as a premier rim-protector (4 bpg) and an elite 3-point marksman… READ MORE >

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