Summer Recap - Middlesex Magic

Summer Recap - Middlesex Magic

Posted Friday, September 6th, 2019

The Middlesex Magic was founded in 1993 by the late Michael Crotty Sr.  For the last 10 years the program has been under the direction of Michael Crotty Jr. Crotty Jr. was on the very first Magic team and went on to become a two-time NCAA All-American and captain of the Williams College 2003 National Championship team. Following college, Crotty Jr. played professionally with stops in Germany, the Philippines, and with the Harlem Globetrotters. His coaching career began a year… READ MORE >

Summer Recap - New Haven Heat

Summer Recap - New Haven Heat

Posted Thursday, September 5th, 2019

The New Haven Heat was initially founded in 2002 by Frank Redente but disappeared for a stretch until re-emerging in 2014 under the direction of Rick Kennedy. While Rick continues to serve as the director of the program, his son “Doc” Kennedy is more visible on a day-to-day basis as the club’s director of operations. They are also maybe the most rapidly expanding program in Connecticut, both in terms of quantity and quality. They’ve grown from having just one team… READ MORE >

Cross is a Cane

Cross is a Cane

Posted Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

BABC and incoming Brewster Academy forward Matt Cross announced his verbal commitment to Miami on Tuesday night.  Cross wrapped up his final official visit this past weekend after traveling to Butler, Florida, South Carolina, Indiana, Texas A&M and Miami in recent weeks and months.  "Miami was a great fit for me and there was connections with the people around me like my AAU coach Leo Papile whose word means a lot to me and the culture and environment I think… READ MORE >

Geronimo Pledges to Indiana

Jordan Geronimo 2020

Posted Monday, September 2nd, 2019

At this time last year, Jordan Geronimo was a complete unknown and, by his own admission, expecting to end up at a division II or III small college.  The New Jersey native was transferring to St. Paul's School in New Hampshire because of its academic reputation and the fact that his older sister had a positive experience there.  Shortly after arriving in New England, he made his way to a Mass Rivals workout one night last fall and immediately caught… READ MORE >

Thomson Commits to Colgate

Thomson Commits to Colgate

Posted Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Brooks School and Middlesex Magic product Sam Thomson made a verbal commitment to Colgate on Saturday during his official visit to the school’s campus. The 6-foot-9 big man is a Canadian native set to enter his second season in the New England prep ranks. He was named All-NEPSAC in Class B last year and had over a dozen division I scholarship offers to his name following the grassroots season. Colgate is coming off a record setting 2018-19 season under head… READ MORE >

#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘11

#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘11

Posted Monday, September 2nd, 2019

The fourth Elite 75 Showcase – Frosh/Soph Edition took place in September of 2011 and set a new standard when it came to assembling ALL of the region’s top young talent. Sophomore Noah Vonleh was absolutely dominant that day and already well on his way to being a five-star prospect who would later go on to be a one-and-done first round draft pick in the NBA. At the time, future Rhode Island guard Jared Terrell was probably the second most… READ MORE >

Taelon Martin to play for Calhoun at St. Joe’s

Taelon Martin to play for Calhoun at St. Joe’s

Posted Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Taelon Martin was once one of the most celebrated young prospects in New England with a terrific combination of positional size, athletic burst, and playmaking instincts.  Unfortunately though, he struggled to live up to those early expectations and bounced around to multiple schools along the way before ultimately graduating from the same place he began his high school career - Putnam Vocational Technical Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He was rumored to be heading to Virginia to do a post-graduate year at Massanutten… READ MORE >

#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘10

#E75 Frosh/Soph Flashback to ‘10

Posted Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Boston University was the site of the third annual Elite 75 Showcase – Frosh/Soph Edition back in 2010. The freshman session included a variety of big names coming out of the middle school ranks including Jeremy Miller, Jared Wilson-Frame, and Levy Gillespie, all of whom continued to show well that day.   Johnnie Vassar, who later left the New England region but still went on to become known as one of the top point guard prospects in the national class… READ MORE >

Summer Recap - Rise Above Basketball

Summer Recap - Rise Above Basketball

Posted Friday, August 30th, 2019

Rise Above Basketball founder Brendan Carter had both played and coached at the division III level before working in the finance industry.    Anxious to get back into basketball, Carter founded RAB in 2012, initially as a skill development program in the town of South Boston, MA where he grew his love for the game.    The following year, the program’s first AAU team was born with a group of third graders that are now in the Class of 2022.… READ MORE >

Vander Baan BC Bound

Justin Vander Baan 2020

Posted Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Whitinsville Christian School and Mass Rivals big man Justin Vander Baan made a verbal commitment to Boston College while on their campus for an unofficial visit.  The Eagles offered the local product over a year ago, following the 2018 July live period, and have continued to recruit him hard since.  Vander Baan first appeared on the radar a couple of years ago when he played with Mass Chaos and was the biggest pleasant surprise at the 2017 New York Elite 75… READ MORE >

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