Open Gym Spotlight Series - Justice Ellison

Justice Ellison 2020

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Justice Ellison recognizes the moment. The 6’4” Windsor High School senior is one who is able to interpret his contexts and rise to the occasion. Last year, he exploded for 56 points in a CIAC game while at South Windsor. When his squad faced East Catholic, a top-two team in the state with several future Division One players, Ellison told his teammates he would deliver. He followed through, scoring 38 points and dropping several assists against Jaylin Hunter, now at Old… READ MORE >

Prep Profile - Bridgton Academy

Prep Profile - Bridgton Academy

Posted Friday, November 29th, 2019

Bridgton Academy is off to a 3-3 start to the season after opening with home wins over KEBA Prep and Central Maine CC before going on the road to score a league win over Hoosac School. They then battled New Hampton valiantly but came up on the losing end before suffering a pair of loses at last week’s National Prep Showcase.  Under head coach Whit Lesure the team is bound to maximize the sum of their individual parts, learn the… READ MORE >

2019 #NPS - Final Thoughts

2019 #NPS - Final Thoughts

Posted Friday, November 29th, 2019

In a day and age where lots of events claim to be the best around, last week’s National Prep Showcase reminded everyone why it has set the standard in prep school basketball for well over the last decade.  The NPS annually draws all of the very best teams and prospects the country has to offer and, as a result, is unrivaled in terms of the amount of exposure to national media, college coaches, and NBA scouts.  The 2019 National Prep… READ MORE >

West Signs D1

West Signs D1

Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Lee Academy and New Haven Heat post-graduate guard Mikey West committed to, and signed with, Bethune-Cookman University last week.  BCU is a division I school which is located in Daytona, Florida and competes in the MEAC.         View this post on Instagram                   New Haven Heat & Lee Academy guard Mikey West has committed to Bethune-Cookman University A post shared by New England Recruiting Report (@nerrhoops) on Nov 26,… READ MORE >

#NPS - Day 3 Recap

#NPS - Day 3 Recap

Posted Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

The 2019 National Prep Showcase wrapped up at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut on Sunday with six more games to the delight of local fans, college recruiters and NBA scouts.  Montverde Academy 87 Vanier College 70 After a disappointing opening performance from Karim Mane on Saturday, he had a much better showing on Sunday with 28 points and 10 rebounds to intrigue 20+ NBA scouts and college coaches including Alabama’s Nate Oats and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon. It wasn’t… READ MORE >

#NPS - Day 2 Recap

#NPS - Day 2 Recap

Posted Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Day two of the National Prep Showcase pushed the college coach head count to over 70 while welcoming scouts from 24 different NBA teams.  The action was fast and furious from the opening tip to the very last possession as the day began with a terrific match-up between Brewster and Fork Union and culminated with perhaps the best game of the day with Putnam outlasting Scotland Campus.  Brewster Academy 84 Fork Union Military Academy 79 Fork Union came out with… READ MORE >

#NPS - Day 1 Recap

#NPS - Day 1 Recap

Posted Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

The National Prep Showcase tipped off on Friday morning at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut and attracted dozens of college coaches from the very first jump ball.  Nearly 70 college coaches had checked in by the end of the day along with 50  national media members and multiple NBA scouts.  Here's a rundown of the action: St. Thomre More 63 Fork Union Military Academy 56 Jere Quinn's return to the nest proved to be a victorious one as… READ MORE >

National Prep Showcase tips Friday

National Prep Showcase tips Friday

Posted Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The 2019 National Prep Showcase tips on Friday at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut and once again features the very best prep programs from around the country.  Over 40 media members have been credentialed for the weekend including outlets like ESPN, 247 Sports, Rivals, Sports Illustrated, and many others.  Additionally, 21 of the NBA's 30 teams have requested scouting credentials for the weekend. The event is always a big draw for college coaches, attracting over 100 recruiters in… READ MORE >

Prep Profile - Cushing Academy

Bensley Joseph 2021

Posted Thursday, November 21st, 2019

As much as things change at Cushing Academy, they also seem to stay the same.  The program has had three different head coaches in the last decade while producing star players and competing for championships at every stop along the way.  In the three years since James Cormier has taken over though, there hasn’t been a more consistent AA program. The Penguins won the championship in 2017, advanced to the final four in 2018, and made another run to the… READ MORE >

Prep Profile - Worcester Academy

Quest Harris 2020

Posted Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

This is the year Worcester has been waiting for, and building towards, for the last four years. Quest Harris and Judson Martindale arrived as freshmen. Michael Rabinovich has been there since middle school. Even Josh Ogundele arrived from England as a sophomore. Head coach Jamie Sullivan invested in the future with all four of them, playing them early and allowing them to learn through their mistakes. Now it’s time to reap the rewards for that gained collective experience as they… READ MORE >

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