Dean Oliver joins The Upside Podcast

Dean Oliver joins The Upside Podcast

Posted Friday, August 31st, 2018

Dean Oliver is a pioneer of advanced analytics in the game of basketball.  He was at the forefront of the movement following the popularity in baseball, as captured by “Moneyball.” He authored the first mainstream book on the subject “Basketball on Paper” in 2002 and became the first full time statistical analyst in the NBA less than two year later.  In the last fifteen years he has worked in the front office of three different NBA franchises and also worked… READ MORE >

#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘09

#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘09

Posted Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The second annual New England Elite 75 Showcase – Frosh/Soph Edition lived up to the expectations created by the inaugural 2008 event.   The hype going into the event surrounded the debut of two highly touted freshmen, Kuran Iverson and Goodluck Okonoboh.  Both players had well established reputations coming out of the middle school ranks.  Iverson had already attended UConn’s Elite Camp a month earlier and Okonoboh was known as much for his physical upside as he was for being… READ MORE >

Espn Updates Rankings

Espn Updates Rankings

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

ESPN updated their national rankings in the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 on Monday. As usual, the New England region was well represented.   Putnam Science and Mass Rivals big man Akok Akok remained the region’s top ranked prospect inside the ESPN 100 and jumped up about 20 spots following his big summer to 39th overall in the country. St. Andrew’s and BABC guard Brycen Goodine comes in next at 69th overall. Woodstock Academy and Expressions big man Tre… READ MORE >

#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘08

#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘08

Posted Sunday, August 26th, 2018

It was September of 2008, the New England Recruiting Report was little more than two years old but already the Elite 75 Showcase had become the region's premier individual event. Andre Drummond and Alex Murphy were the two most high profile underclassmen in New England, and both had recently starred at the 3rd annual Elite 75 as two of the only underclassmen to earn invitations. Now though there was an unprecedented demand from other young players looking for a similar… READ MORE >

STM’s Curry Comes off the Board

STM’s Curry Comes off the Board

Posted Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Less than a week before he is set to return to campus, St. Thomas More forward K.K. Curry committed to South Alabama on Saturday.  Curry is a Tennessee native who came to STM after leading Cleveland High School to a district championship as a junior. He initially enrolled as a true senior but later opted to reclassify back to 2019.  An absolutely explosive athlete, Curry's game was based around his ability to play up at the top of the box… READ MORE >

Trimming Lists

Trimming Lists

Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Earlier this week, NERR contributor Mike DiMartino spoke to Tyler Burton about his six finalists. Burton is just one of several local 2019 prospects to trim his list following the July recruiting period. Typically a prospect will trim his list as a precursor to setting up his official visits, which can often lead to a commitment in time for November's Early Signing Period.  Here's a look at some other updates: Wilbraham and Monson Academy and New Heights guard Idan Tretout… READ MORE >

Marseille Following in Father’s Footsteps

Marseille Following in Father’s Footsteps

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Class of 2018 and Elite 75 alum Keenan Marseille recently accepted a scholarship offer to continue his academic and basketball career at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. Marseille, who attended Hermon High School in Maine, is coming off a stellar senior season. As the team’s starting point guard, he led the Hawks to an undefeated season and their first state championship. NERR caught up with Fritz Marseille, Keenan’s father, and AAU coach at Black Bear North AAU in… READ MORE >

Introducing Jalen Lecque

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Each and every fall the New England prep schools bring an influx of talent into the region. This year is no different as new players will be arriving at dozens of local prep schools. That group will undoubtedly consist of prospects for every level of college basketball…and maybe even beyond. Jalen Lecque may well be the most recognizable name to arrive in the region. He's been rated among the top prospects in the national class of 2019 for the better… READ MORE >

Burton Talks 6 Finalists

Burton Talks 6 Finalists

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

The 6’6 swingman Tyler Burton recently narrowed his recruiting list down to six schools. After landing a plethora of Division 1 scholarship offers while playing for Marianopolis Prep in the NEPSAC and Mass Rivals on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit, Burton has decided to cut his list down to Rhode Island, Richmond, Siena, Quinnipiac, Northeastern, and St. Bonaventure. He has set up official visits at Rhode Island, Richmond, Siena, and Quinnipiac while leaving his 5th official visit up for grabs. He… READ MORE >

New England 2020 Rankings Finalized

New England 2020 Rankings Finalized

Posted Monday, August 20th, 2018

After rolling out 2020 rankings state-by-state last week, today it's time to take a look at the collective New England region. We've only ranked 30 players for the time being, but that's just scratching the surface as there are numerous others who have a chance to earn a free education before it is all said and done. The list has already evolved quite a bit from when it initially debuted last September. What can the movement be attributed to? The… READ MORE >

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