Lecque Declares for NBA Draft

Lecque Declares for NBA Draft

Posted Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Brewster Academy guard Jalen Lecque officially declared for the NBA Draft on Saturday, confirming an ESPN report from two weeks ago.  Lecque is a New York native who spent his fourth year of high school at Christ School in North Carolina last year before using his fifth year of eligibility at Brewster this season.  He led the Bobcats to a historic fifth National Prep Championship and was named the tournament's MVP after helping the team to win four games in… READ MORE >

Hyde Duo off the Board

Frankyn Batista 2019

Posted Friday, April 19th, 2019

The Hyde School tandem of Frankyn Batista and Christian Beeke have both finalized their recruitment this week as Batista will be headed to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas on a full athletic scholarship and Beeke to Rock Mountain College in Montana.  Hutchinson is a well-known division I junior college which regularly produces D1 recruits while Rocky Mountain is a D1 NAIA school.  Batista has made tremendous strides in the last year and really started to make a name for himself… READ MORE >

#RealTalk - Don’t Focus on Level, Especially Late

#RealTalk - Don’t Focus on Level, Especially Late

Posted Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Over the course of the last week, we've seen a handful of unsigned seniors accept athletic scholarships at division II schools.  Virtually all of these players once believed, or were told, they were certain division I recruits.  To their credit, they didn't let previous expectations or external opinions get in the way of getting a free education and so when the scholarship offers presented themselved, they pounced on them.  Recruiting often comes down to supply and demand and, especially in… READ MORE >

South Kent’s Bresnan Headed to NE-10

Sean Bresnan 2019

Posted Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

South Kent School and Born Ready Elite forward Sean Bresnan is the latest local prep product to accept a full athletic scholarship from a division II school.  Bresnan made a verbal commitment to Franklin Pierce College on Tuesday, announcing his decision via his twitter account.  Excited to announce my commitment to play at Franklin Pierce University! #FP23’ pic.twitter.com/nVPjqSa4Ud — Sean (@SeanB24_) April 16, 2019 Prior to arriving at South Kent, Bresnan had a storied high school career at Saunders High… READ MORE >

HH’s Dawson is Latest D2 Pledge

HH’s Dawson is Latest D2 Pledge

Posted Monday, April 15th, 2019

Hamden Hall and Metro Boston point guard Tim Dawson has committed to, and signed with, New York Institute of Technology.  NYIT is an NCAA division II school located in Long Island that competes in the East Coast Conference.  Dawson started his career at Notre Dame-West Haven, where he played alongside Tremont Waters as a junior, before spending his final two season at Hamden Hall.  He averaged 13 points and 4 assists this season while shooting 43% from three-point range for a Hornets… READ MORE >

Lee’s Smith D2 Bound

Lee’s Smith D2 Bound

Posted Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Lee Academy post-graduate guard Brandon Smith made a recent commitment to St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York, accepting a full athletic scholarship from the division II school.  Smith is a native of upstate New York who previously starred at the Park School in Buffalo, where he won a state championship as a senior.  He ran with Corey Graham Elite during the summer AAU circuit, winning the platinum division championship at the Las Vegas Fab 48 in July.  This season,… READ MORE >

South Kent’s Small D2 Bound

Manasseh Small 2019

Posted Sunday, April 14th, 2019

South Kent School post-graduate guard Manasseh Small committed to St. Rose on Saturday just one day after the Northeast-10 school offered scholarships to both him and teammate Sean Bresnan.  Small and Bresnan starred together both on the summer circuit, with Born Ready Elite, as well as during the prep year with South Kent.  Bresnan has yet to finalize his college decision.  St. Rose head coach Mike Perno has made recruiting the New England prep schools a priority since taking over… READ MORE >

Commitment Catch-Up

Matthew Corey 2019

Posted Friday, April 12th, 2019

As we get deeper into the spring, more and more 2019 prospects will be making their final decisions and, as always, we'll do our best to stay up-to-date on all of them.  Here's a rundown of some of the most recent:  Babson scored their latest steal in Worcester Academy's Matthew Corey. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a division I offer at this point last year after beginning his spring with the D.C. Blue Devils but missed the summer after coming down… READ MORE >

Canterbury’s Powell NE-10 Bound

Canterbury’s Powell NE-10 Bound

Posted Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Late last week, on the eve of the Northeast Hoops Festival, Canterbury School post-graduate forward Bryan Powell made a verbal commitment to Pace University.  His commitment came less than two weeks after the Northeast 10 school offered him a scholarship.  Powell took to his twitter account to confirm his decision.  PU ‘22 #BlueBleed���� pic.twitter.com/mL5olNsWzu — Bryan Powell (@AutomaticPowell) April 4, 2019 Powell graduated from Pine Bush High School in eastern New York where he averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds… READ MORE >

Catch-Up on The Upside Podcast

Catch-Up on The Upside Podcast

Posted Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

The college basketball season ended on Monday night with Virginia being crowned the national champions.  Throughout the course of the NCAA tournament, the Upside Podcast featured a trio of guests.  Most recently was Pittsburgh head coach, and longtime Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel, who spoke about the realities of the one-and-done era, the implications on your program, and how he's chosen to rebuild Pitt.  The week prior the guest was Jordan Brenner, who founded the site Giant Killers some… READ MORE >

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