The First of the Elite 75 College Showcases is Approaching!

The First of the Elite 75 College Showcases is Approaching!

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

The New England Elite 75 College Showcase is the region's premier showcase.  It was the the inaugural event of New England Basketball Services in 2006 and the first of its kind to put all of the region's best players in the same gym at the same time. The College Showcase is designed for rising seniors who do not yet have a commitable Division One offer to put their talents on display for a gym full of D2/D3 coaches, the NERR… READ MORE >

Shine Returns to the Carolinas

Shine Returns to the Carolinas

Posted Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

On Sunday, Brewster Academy National/Upward Stars 3SSB 6’2” point guard DJ Shine announced his commitment to Queens University of Charlotte, despite having previously committed to Murray State back in November.    Shine came to New England just last summer, following a second consecutive SCISA-AAAA State Championship with Augusta Christian, who finished 26-5 overall (7-1 in Region 1) after Shine’s final year with the team as only a junior.   He averaged 24 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals… READ MORE >

ZGXL: The Summit Live Recap

ZGXL: The Summit Live Recap

Posted Monday, May 20th, 2024

We traveled down to The ZGXL Summit Live this past weekend down at Spooky Nook, and saw numerous coaches in the gym from the D1 to D3 level. The energy was high and the matchups did not disappoint. Let’s take a look at what went down over the first spring live period.   The Championship   The much-anticipated 17U Black championship between Riverside Hawks Select (NY) and ASA (MA) was phenomenal as it ended in a one-point ASA win in OT. … READ MORE >

Doumbia Picks UMass

Doumbia Picks UMass

Posted Friday, May 17th, 2024

Earlier this week, Lee Academy/Team New England 6’11” big Amadou Doumbia announced that he would be reclassifying to the class of 2024 and taking his talents to UMass. The decision came despite also receiving offers from Bryant, St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, George Mason, and Washington State.   Doumbia only recently jumped on to our radar, coming to New England from Mali to compete in the elite NEBL and Power 5-AAA conferences with Putnam Science Academy, as well as on the… READ MORE >

Be Seen Tour: Team Northeast

Be Seen Tour: Team Northeast

Posted Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Fresh off a run to the championship game in the top varsity division at Super 16, Team Northeast is ready to show out at this weekends live period at the ZGXL Summit. James Cray has put together a team full of college prospects with scholarship level talent, and guys Division III schools should check out. Let's take a look at what this year's 17U squad has to offer.    Jermelle Cotton is the focal point of their offense, and has scholarship… READ MORE >

James Jones Returns To Connecticut

James Jones Returns To Connecticut

Posted Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Earlier this week, Worcester Academy/NY Renaissance 2024 wing James Jones commits to Central Connecticut State for the next chapter of his basketball career.    The decision came despite also receiving offers from Siena, Wagner, FDU, St. Peter’s, Sacred Heart, Penn, Columbia, Indiana State, Manhattan, Holy Cross, and Bryant throughout his journey.     Jones has been on our radar for quite some time, spending four years with CIAC powerhouse East Catholic, where he won back-to-back CIAC Division I State Championships, also… READ MORE >

Jayden Johnson Chooses The Bulldogs

Jayden Johnson Chooses The Bulldogs

Posted Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Earlier this week, Cushing Academy/CM3 Elite guard Jayden Johnson committed to South Carolina State, taking on the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference at the Division I level.   The New York City-native came to New England from Brooklyn Collegiate, where he competed in the PSAL, averaging 15.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.9 steals, also shooting 58% from the field and 40% from 3-point range.    Brooklyn Collegiate went on a run to the semifinals of the 2023 Brooklyn Boro playoffs… READ MORE >

Shillingford Representing Dominica At The Highest Level

Shillingford Representing Dominica At The Highest Level

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

This past weekend, The Newman School/The House We Built HGSL 7’0” center Kesean Shillingford made his commitment to Stonehill, set to become the first ever player from Dominica to compete at the NCAA Division I level. The decision came despite also receiving offers from Manhattan, Little Rock, and The Citadel.   “I grew up in Dominica playing soccer,” said Shillingford. “I never even thought of playing basketball, so to be in this position is unbelievable…”   Shillingford has a very… READ MORE >

Badru Moves North

Badru Moves North

Posted Monday, May 13th, 2024

On Friday, The Newman School/Team New England HGSL 6’6” wing Khalil Badru announced his commitment to New Hampshire, staying in New England to compete in the America East conference at the Division I level.    The Connecticut-native has been on our radar for some time, as he was already turning heads during his 2020-21 campaign while competing for Cranston West High School, charting a 20-point/11-rebound double-double in a win over St. Raphael, also dishing 4 assists.   He continued his… READ MORE >

Walker Commits to North Alabama

Walker Commits to North Alabama

Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2024

Last weekend, Loomis-Chaffee School/Team New England HGSL 6’6” lefty wing Kingston “King” Walker announced his commitment to North Alabama. The decision came despite also receiving offers from Fairfield, Toledo, UMass, Albany, Bryant, Gardner-Webb, and Manhattan.   Walker has been in New England for some time now, as our scouts noted his game all the way back in 2021 while competing with NE6. His fluidity and productivity at a young age already showed a lot of upside. He was already competing… READ MORE >

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