Mid-Season Report: Vermont 2019

Mid-Season Report: Vermont 2019

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Updated mid-season rankings are now being released and expanded to include all first year prep products in the class of 2019.  We'll go through all six states and break down their top prospects, most notable stock-risers, and new names to know this season. Up first is Vermont, a state that has a rich basketball tradition but nonetheless relies on its only prep power to produce most of its top prospects for the college level.  In order to fully understand rankings, and… READ MORE >

Minor D1 Bound

Minor D1 Bound

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

It was just last week that we profiled Brimmer & May junior forward Jordan Minor as one of the biggest stock-risers in New England following an offer from Merrimack College, who will be headed to the division I ranks next year after joining the Northeast Conference.  Well, only a few days later, Minor committed to Merrimack and head coach Joe Gallo.  He confirmed his commitment via his twitter account: Thanks be to God�������� pic.twitter.com/NzSWAFWmkt — Jordan ✊�� (@Iamjordanminor) January 9,… READ MORE >

#RealTalk - What is a scholarship offer?

#RealTalk - What is a scholarship offer?

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Six years ago I wrote a column for ESPN to illustrate just fluid scholarship offers can be.  To do so, I recalled three personal conversations with college coaches. In the first, a head coach from the Big East didn't know who his team had offered because he didn't put much stock in it. The second, was a high-major assistant who admitted they offered only because other schools had and weren't even sure they could accept a commitment if the prospect… READ MORE >

VA’s Torrence Big East Bound

Symir Torrence 2020

Posted Monday, January 7th, 2019

Vermont Academy and Albany City Rocks guard Symir Torrence announced his commitment to Marquette on Sunday. He took to his twitter account to confirm his decision. 100% A Golden Eagle �� pic.twitter.com/EH9lMHpNMF — Symir Torrence (@EGB_ST4) January 6, 2019 Torrence is a 2020 guard who took advantage of new NCAA rules this fall permitting prospects to take official visits in their junior year and saw Butler, Cincinnati, and Marquette. He had also picked up scholarship offers from the likes of… READ MORE >

PSA’s Pride is Bryant Bound

PSA’s Pride is Bryant Bound

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Putnam Science Academy and New York Jayhawks guard Charles Pride made a verbal commitment to Bryant University and first year head coach Jared Grasso on Friday. His decision came on the heels of his official visit earlier this week. Pride has had a breakout year dating back to his senior season at Liverpool High School where he led the team to a New York state championship. He followed that up with a terrific showing in the Adidas Gauntlet as he… READ MORE >

Stock-Risers: Minor Lands D1 Offer

Stock-Risers: Minor Lands D1 Offer

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019

Brimmer & May senior forward Jordan Minor has been one of New England's biggest stock-risers through the first month of the winter season.  It's been a reemergence of sorts after landing an early division I offer last year as a repeat junior, only to see most of his scholarship level interest dissipate since.  This winter though, Minor has quickly re-asserted himself into the scholarship equation as the undersized big man has put up huge numbers, not just in terms of… READ MORE >

Tabor is Big East Bound

Tabor is Big East Bound

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Sacred Heart High School junior Nate Tabor made an early commitment to St. John's on Thursday.  The news was first tweeted by Zach Braziller from the New York Post and shortly thereafter by Evan Daniels on Fox Sports 1.  Tabor is currently the top ranked prospect in New England's class of 2020 and the only local product included in the ESPN 60. He began his high school career at Sacred Heart but transferred briefly to Our Savior New American as a… READ MORE >

Andover’s Filien Ivy Bound

Andover’s Filien Ivy Bound

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Phillips Academy post-graduate big man Marcus Filien announced his verbal commitment to Cornell University on the morning of New Year's Eve.  The commitment is a dream scenario for the upstate New York native who arrived at Andover primarily with division II and III recruitment but clear division I potential.  The former Albany Academy product announced his decision via his twitter account: Ithaca, NY… ���� pic.twitter.com/4mMkstA7xT — Marcus Filien (@M_Filien) December 31, 2018 Filien, who is the son of longtime college… READ MORE >

#RealTalk - Conclusions of Rankings Revisited

#RealTalk - Conclusions of Rankings Revisited

Posted Monday, December 31st, 2018

The basic formula for evaluating players takes into account their physical tools (size, length, athleticism, fluidity), skill set (shooting, passing, creating), feel for the game (being able to think the game, react instinctively, and play with spatial awareness), and intangibles (character, work-ethic, competitiveness, and attitude). Those criteria aren’t necessarily unique but it’s the ability to find the appropriate indicators of each and weigh them accordingly that leads to the best evaluations. Over the course of the last three days, we’ve… READ MORE >

Rankings Revisited: 2015, 2016, & 2017

Donovan Mitchell 2015

Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Our third and final rankings rewind will examine the most recent classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017 even though the jury is still out in all three. While the alums of those classes are typically still in the college ranks, there are already six players on active rosters in the NBA with more sure to join in the coming years. Class of 2015 Donovan Mitchell’s rise over the last three-years has been both virtually unprecedented as well as well-documented (click… READ MORE >

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