Be Seen - NYL Select 2022

Be Seen - NYL Select 2022

Posted Friday, July 31st, 2020

Yesterday, we profiled the players in the New York Lightning Select’s 2021 class. The roster features a pair of prospects in the class of 2022 as well though in Peter Carey and Tommy Mooney.  As we said yesterday, Carey just might be the biggest sleeper in all of New England, but that certainly won’t last. It takes about two minutes to see the size, fluidity, and athleticism that make him a very rare long-term prospect. The comparisons to a young… READ MORE >

Be Seen - NY Lightning Select

Be Seen - NY Lightning Select

Posted Thursday, July 30th, 2020

There are lots of sneaker sponsored grassroots programs that have multiple teams, but let’s be clear about something, the New York Lightning Select program is no one’s “B team.” In fact, when we watched them workout last week, we found ourselves asking the same question repeatedly, “isn’t that guy good enough to play for the EYBL team?” The first and most obvious example was Peter Carey, who might just be the best kept secret in New England. It won’t stay… READ MORE >

Be Seen - RI Elite u16

Be Seen - RI Elite u16

Posted Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

On Monday, we profiled Rhode Island Elite’s u17 team, and while it is an undeniably talented group with multiple scholarship prospects, the reality is that the program’s u16 team is even deeper and more talented.  The best prospect in the gym was undoubtedly Isaiah Miranda. A 7-footer in the class of 2023 who spent last season at the Phelps School in Pennsylvania after not getting varsity minutes in Rhode Island the year prior.  Miranda is still extremely raw and only… READ MORE >

Joseph Picks Miami

Bensley Joseph 2021

Posted Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Expressions Elite and incoming Putnam Science Academy point guard Bensley Joseph announced his commitment to Miami on Monday.  Joseph spent the last two years at Cushing Academy and was selected for the USA Basketball Junior National Team mini-camp both last summer and fall, had high-major offers across multiple conferences.  He announced his decision via social media, thanking his coaches along the way.  100% Committed���� pic.twitter.com/hHV3eNKUgF — Bensley Joseph (@BensleyJoseph_) July 27, 2020 "What Miami is getting is a big time… READ MORE >

Be Seen - RI Elite u17

Sebastian Thomas 2022

Posted Sunday, July 26th, 2020

It was 90 degrees outside, the gym wasn’t air conditioned, and the team had already played earlier in the day.   And yet, when we walked in the gym to watch Rhode Island Elite last Thursday night, what we saw was a competitive and well-organized practice with constant energy, communication, and competition.  In short, they were getting after it and getting better.  And this is the norm for Rhode Island Elite. They’re in the gym every day, sometimes twice a… READ MORE >

Tokyo Samurai Showcase - Event Recap

Tokyo Samurai Showcase - Event Recap

Posted Saturday, July 25th, 2020

The coronavirus has impacted players all over the world, including those hoping to get to New England.  The Tokyo Samurai are an AAU youth basketball organization in Japan that annually travels to compete in the United States and sends players to local prep schools.  Unfortunately this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they weren't able to make that trip and, consequently, haven't gotten the exposure to college and prep coaches here in the states that they were counting on.  They… READ MORE >

How Does Exposure Work Now?

How Does Exposure Work Now?

Posted Friday, July 24th, 2020

It has been four months since COVID-19 dramatically altered daily life here in New England.  In our tiny corner of the world, basketball was essentially shut-down at all levels and while balls are just starting to bounce again, the reality is that this is anything but a normal summer.  The NCAA recruiting period was cancelled in both the spring and the summer, and with cases continuing to spike across the country, chances are the fall will follow suit.  At NERR,… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Dominic Mello

Rising Senior Spotlight - Dominic Mello

Posted Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

St. George's Dominic Mello has been a well-known local prospect for quite some time.  He proved himself against top competition while running with Expressions over the years, just helped St. George's to their best season in program history, and has early offers from the likes of Bryant and New Hampshire along with interest from several other D1 programs.  While Mello can be dynamic with the ball in his hands, he's shown tremendous growth and maturation in terms of understanding of… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Darius Boben

Rising Senior Spotlight - Darius Boben

Posted Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Darius Boben just graduated from James I. O'Neill High School in West Point, New York and is headed to Storm King for a post-graduate year.  His high school career was nothing short of historic as he put up huge numbers, across all columns of the stat sheet, as a senior and finished with over 1400 career points, the most anyone has scored in Orange/Sullivan County in the last decade.  Now, he's looking to prove himself against increased competition, and prove… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Phil Brown

Rising Senior Spotlight - Phil Brown

Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

A year after Izaiah Robinson utilized his post-graduate year to play his way onto the division I level, the Kent School will be welcoming another D1 prospect from New Jersey for a post-grad year in 2020-21.  Phil Brown, who competed at the highest levels of New Jersey high school basketball with Hudson Catholic, has already heard from coaches in the CAA, MAAC, and America East, but is bound to continue to emerge in the coming year.  He was poised for… READ MORE >

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