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 >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Michael Acquaah-Harrison

Rising Senior Spotlight - Michael Acquaah-Harrison

Posted Monday, July 20th, 2020

Michael Acquaah-Harrison is a Massachusetts native who just recently graduated from Marianapolis Prep in Connecticut and is now headed to Trinity-Pawling School in New York for his post-graduate year.  With a 3.9 GPA, Acquaah-Harrison's goal is to play his way into the Ivy League, Patriot League, or other high-academic scholarship school.  Below, you'll find two videos. The first shows his highlights from his senior year, while the second shows one of his recent workouts. The notable difference between the two… READ MORE >

Grand Canyon’s Bryce Drew joins The Upside Podcast

Grand Canyon’s Bryce Drew joins The Upside Podcast

Posted Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Bryce Drew comes from one of college basketball's most well-known families. He was a star growing up in Indiana, made one of the most legendary shots in NCAA tournament history while playing for his dad at Valparaiso, and went on to play in the NBA before begin his coaching career on his father's staff at Valpo.  Drew eventually became the head coach at Valpo before being hired at Vanderbilt, where he defied the recruiting world by landing a pair of… READ MORE >

Bob Huggins joins The Upside Podcast

Bob Huggins joins The Upside Podcast

Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2020

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins is a one-of-a-kind personality in college basketball and a legendary coach.  In the latest episode of The Upside Podcast, Huggins and NERR founder Adam Finkelstein cover a wide range of topics including: Huggins humble beginning growing up in a trailer and sharing a bed with his brother; How his open-post motion offense came from a high school coach in Pennsylvania; The misperceptions about the state of West Virginia that he and his staff have… READ MORE >

Bascoe Bucknell Bound

Bascoe Bucknell Bound

Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Vermont Academy and Middlesex Magic rising senior guard Josh Bascoe made a verbal commitment to Bucknell University on Thursday.  Bascoe is originally from Milton, Ontario and just completed his second season in the NEPSAC.  "Bascoe is one of the most skilled players I've ever coached," said Vermont Academy head coach Alex Popp. "His shooting and ball handling are both in the 99% tile for our level. He also possesses elite decision making in DHO and ballscreens." Bascoe averaged 17.3 points… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight - Kris Laing

Rising Senior Spotlight - Kris Laing

Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Kris Laing first came on the NERR radar in October of 2018 when he took part in the Elite 75 Frosh/Soph, when he showed some intriguing raw tools.  Roughly a year later, when he returned for the Connecticut Open Gym, we found a brand new player.  He had grown, filled out physical, diversified his game, and showed the tool-set of a scholarship level prospect.  Now, with his junior season at Bridgeport Prep behind him, Laing has high hopes for his… READ MORE >

Introducing the “Be Seen Tour”

Introducing the “Be Seen Tour”

Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

There was no spring recruiting period. The NCAA has already cancelled summer recruiting and fall recruiting may not happen either.  Even as teams are gradually starting to get back on the court in the northeast, it has still never been harder to get exposure as college coaches are still shut down.  Without being able to go on the road, college coaches are relying on two things right now to do their recruiting - video and scouting services.  With that in… READ MORE >

Rising Senior Spotlight – Tommy Lorenzetti

Rising Senior Spotlight – Tommy Lorenzetti

Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Like many point guards, Tommy Lorenzetti's impact couldn't be measured by statistics last year. His impact on winning though was undeniable as his unselfishness and reliability on both ends of the floor where invaluable for St. Paul's.  His role should change next year though as St. Paul's graduates four seniors and will need Lorenzetti to not just be the floor general like he was this year, but also a consistent playmaker.  That's a role he's been preparing for in recent… READ MORE >

Pages: 1 2 3 4