NEPSAC Showcase schedule released

NEPSAC Showcase schedule released

Posted Thursday, June 17th, 2021

The NEPSAC showcase will take place next weekend, June 25-27, at Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut.  Over 500 players from 80 different NEPSAC schools are already registered to attend for what will be the first time they will be able to play in front of college coaches in an NCAA sanctioned recruiting period in at least 15 months.  The NEPSAC showcase attracted over 200 college coaches in 2019 and is expected to attract similar numbers again in 2021.  No… READ MORE >

Bassy Commits to URI

Bassy Commits to URI

Posted Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Sebastian Thomas is coming home.  The Rhode Island native committed to the University of Rhode Island Wednesday night after spending the last year away at the Hoosac School in New York.  A longtime product of the Rhode Island Elite grassroots program, Thomas began his career at Bishop Hendricken before joining the prep ranks, and it has been within the last year that he's seen his stock and recruitment ascend rapidly.  The southpaw is a true point guard who was able… READ MORE >

Contact Period Begins for 2023 Class

Contact Period Begins for 2023 Class

Posted Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

June 15th marks the first day that college coaches are permitted by NCAA rule to directly contact prospects in the class of 2023.  That means that phones will be ringing and texts will be coming in all day long. Inevitably, we'll see numerous new offers for the rising junior class in the coming days as well.  While the next few days will likely be an exciting time for a handful of those young prospects, it's very important for all young… READ MORE >

Badmus Makes Late D1 Pledge

Ademide Badmus 2021

Posted Monday, June 14th, 2021

Lynn English and Team New England big man Ademide Badmus announced his commitment to Gardner-Webb over the weekend following a recent visit to their campus.  Badmus has been on the best big men in the MIAA in recent years as well as a mainstay of the TNE program. He was named MaxPreps Player of the Year in Massachusetts this year after averaging 23 points per game. He was on the verge of securing his 1,000th career rebound before missing one… READ MORE >

NJ Panthers - #BeSeen Recap

NJ Panthers - #BeSeen Recap

Posted Friday, June 11th, 2021

The Be Seen Tour rolled through the Garden State recently to see the New Jersey Panthers, a program that has only been in existence for three years and yet already established itself as one of the best independent organizations in the northeast.  What we saw that night only reinforced that belief. There was tremendous depth, with 20+ players in the class of 2022 who are all capable of playing at the next level. More than that though, there were prospects… READ MORE >

Bowen Commits to Iowa

Bowen Commits to Iowa

Posted Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Dasonte Bowen has been recognized as one of the top prospects in New England's 2022 class since his arrival on the scene as a freshman.  He's maintained that status throughout the last three years and went on to secure several high-major scholarship offers.  One of the first of those was the University of Iowa, and last weekend Bowen rewarded their early interest in him by taking his first official visit to their campus.  On Wednesday, he decided that he had seen… READ MORE >

Limric makes late pledge to Quinnipiac

Brody Limric 2021

Posted Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

East Catholic senior Brody Limric made a verbal commitment to Quinnipiac as part of their 2021 recruiting class just a few days after officially visiting their campus.  Limric is a 6-foot-8 big man who was named All-State in the CIAC this year and had planned to do a post-grad year at St. Andrew's, despite holding two other D1 offers in 2021.  The late third invitation from Quinnipiac though changed those plans as the bouncy big man is now set to… READ MORE >

Team New England - #BeSeen Recap

Team New England - #BeSeen Recap

Posted Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Last week, in conjunction with the Impact Sports Network, we released the Be Seen video for Team New England.  The trailer documented the vision and execution of owner and program director Isaiah Davis, who left his full-time job years ago to build a wholistic grassroots program to serve inner-city youth throughout the region.  TNE now features roughly 80 teams and includes so much more than just basketball including corporate internships for high school juniors, a free summer enrichment camp for… READ MORE >

Gatorade Names Players of the Year

Gatorade Names Players of the Year

Posted Sunday, June 6th, 2021

CHICAGO (June 4, 2021) — In its 36th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade announced Boys Basketball Player of the Year recipients in all 50 states on Friday.  The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.  The winners join an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Jayson Tatum (2015-16, Chaminade College Preparatory School, Mo.), Karl-Anthony… READ MORE >

Reecee Hollans joins The Upside Podcast

Reecee Hollans joins The Upside Podcast

Posted Friday, June 4th, 2021

ReeCee Hollans is the new director of grassroots basketball at Adidas, making her the first female to hold such a title at any of the three major sneaker circuits.  She joined The Upside Podcast to talk about her path to this position - combining a life around the game with a life of sneakers and a relentless passion for creativity.  The full interview is available across all major podcast platforms including iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, and YouTube among others.  The Upside… READ MORE >

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