Re-Ranking the Class of 2016

Bruce Brown 2016

Posted Saturday, June 6th, 2020

In recent weeks, we’ve gone back to “re-rank” the classes of 2017 and 2018. The exercises have proven to be both popular among our readers and useful internally as it helps to pinpoint commonalities among players that were either over or under-rated. The vast majority of the time, rankings tend to reflect a prospect’s market value in an effort to illuminate the viewpoint of college coaches. Prospects with wide-ranging high-major recruitment are ahead of prospects with mid-major recruitment and so on. The fixation… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Ben Merritt

Ben Merritt 2021

Posted Friday, June 5th, 2020

Kingswood-Oxford point guard Ben Merritt took a notable step forward during his junior season and in the process proved that he was well on his way to playing at the college level.  Merritt is the latest in a growing numbers of guards who have springboarded their recruitment from K-O in recent years as he follows in the footsteps of guys like Sean James and Nick Bray, both of whom were similarly relative unknowns until taking their games to new levels.  Unfortunately, with… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jake Daly

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jake Daly

Posted Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Jake Daly was a basketball star in his hometown of Lagrangeville, New York. He attened Millbrook High School where he was a three-year starter who had essentially earned every accolade there was to earn - he was the top scorer in the county, sectional MVP, All-County, and All-State.  He needed to measure himself against higher levels of competition though and so when Paul Lee left his coaching position at nearby Marist College to take over at the Kent School, Daly… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jaden Bobbett

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jaden Bobbett

Posted Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

If you walked into Cushing Academy's gym this year you saw guys who were bigger, stronger, or more athletic. If you looked at their roster you noticed names that were more well-known.  But if you watched them play, you didn't see anyone who played harder than Jaden Bobbett.  And if you had seen them play the year before, you didn't see anyone who had improved more over the course of a year than Bobbett either.  He's made significant strides, across… READ MORE >

Dr. Scott Brooks joins The Upside Podcast

Dr. Scott Brooks joins The Upside Podcast

Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Dr. Scott Brooks is the latest guest on the Upside Podcast and the first in a series of discussion that will strive to increase the conversation and awareness surrounding racial injustice in this country.  Dr. Brooks is the Director of Research at the Global Sports Institute at Arizona State. He is also a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and the Yale Urban Ethnography Project. He authored the book “Black Men Can’t Shoot” in 2009 and has consulted… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Nick Benton

Rising Senior Spotlight - Nick Benton

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2020

Upstate New York native Nick Benton was big, strong, and very productive on the basketball floor at an early age. That productivity helped him develop an early reputation and college interest before he arrived at the Millbrook School for his NEPSAC debut last fall.  In the eight months since though, Benton has made clear strides. His game has matured while his body and skills have continued to develop. His recruitment has grown along the way with interest from Air Force,… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jack Garside

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jack Garside

Posted Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Jack Garside was one of the most decorated high school basketball players on Long Island this winter.  He put up huge individual numbers, stuffing all columns of the stat sheet and being a model of shooting efficiency in the process, while leading his team to a 20-3 record and a share of their league championship.  Along the way he became the sixth player in Kings Park High School history to score his 1,000th point, and the first to ever do… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Brett Hutchison

Rising Senior Spotlight - Brett Hutchison

Posted Friday, May 29th, 2020

Brett Hutchison's four-year high school career brought him from one of the CIAC's top teams to one of New England's most prestigious post-grad programs and then back again.  He was a celebrated young prospect who came up the ranks with the New York Lightning grassroots program and then cut his teeth against the top talent in New England during two years at Northfield Mount Hermon before returning home to Notre Dame for his senior season.  This year, he stepped right… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Matt Mulvey

Matt Mulvey 2021

Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Matt Mulvey wasn't the first guy you noticed when you watched Brooks play this year - they had the frontcourt duo Sam Thomson and Myles Foster, two well-known 2021 guards with early offers in George Smith and Tyler Whitney-Sidney, and an up-and-coming 2022 guard in Darrel Yepdo.  Yet, what Mulvey did during the course of the season wasn't just emerge, but prove himself as vital a contributor as any player on the roster, not to mention a division I prospect. … READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jake Harrison

Rising Senior Spotlight - Jake Harrison

Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The NERR-TV Virtual Showcase is ideal for any rising senior who is not just looking to make a name for himself, but has the game and talents to back it up.  Boston Latin's Jake Harrison fits that description to a tee and so he's an ideal place to start.  Harrison found his way onto the NERR radar by playing with ASA Hoops and attending the Mass Open Gym last fall. While that first impression was enough to convince us he… READ MORE >

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