Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Aaron Gray

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Aaron Gray

Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Over the course of the last year, we've seen the full gamut of Aaron Gray's potential impact.  In the EYBL, he was an unsung hero for Expressions, as he played starter caliber minutes off the bench and consistently infused energy onto the game, proving that he could not just compete, but produce, against the highest levels of national competition.  During the prep season, he got the opportunity to be showcased more offensively, and he responded by leading Springfield Commonwealth in… READ MORE >

Unsigned Spotlight - Jeremy Remigio

Unsigned Spotlight - Jeremy Remigio

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

For many high school seniors, the opportunity for prep school provides a contingency plan if they don't end up with the options they want out of their recruitment.  Beyond that though, some players can chose the junior college route, where they'll play their first two years of college basketball, finish with an associate's degree, and then transfer to another institution for the remainder of their eligibility and coursework towards a bachelor's degree.  We've talked a lot in recent weeks about… READ MORE >

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Jordan Riley

Jordan Riley 2020

Posted Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Jordan Riley was part of a 2018-19 Windsor team that was among the very best in the CIAC as he starred alongside a pair of future Rider commits in Corey McKeithan and Lawrence Foreman along with another scholarship prospect in Primo Spears.  Put Riley on almost any other team in the state and he would have been the alpha-star. With Windsor though, he was happy to share the ball and help lead the Warriors to one of their best seasons… READ MORE >

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Joel Pullen

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Joel Pullen

Posted Monday, May 11th, 2020

If you made the trip to Lee, Maine this year and engaged the coaching staff about who was producing for them, inevitably the first name you would hear would be Joel Pullen.  Similarly, if you watched the New Haven Heat last spring and summer and asked who was at the heart of their best season in program history (including a win over BABC and the 2019 AAU u19 national championship), the first name you would hear would be Joel Pullen. … READ MORE >

Shaka Smart joins The Upside Podcast

Shaka Smart joins The Upside Podcast

Posted Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Texas head coach Shaka Smart was the latest guest of The Upside Podcast.  The conversation included a number of topics including the commitment from recent five-star prospect Greg Brown, the process of recruiting against the NBA G-League, the balance between developing NBA talent and trying to win right now, his holistic approach to coaching, Texas' unique freshman programs, a frontcourt that should be among college basketball's best next season, his new daily routines, passion for reading, and favorite books.  The… READ MORE >

Re-Ranking the Class of 2018

Marcus Zegarowski 2018

Posted Saturday, May 9th, 2020

The class of 2018 was considered one of the best in recent New England history, but now, after two years of college, lots has changed.  At the end of their high school careers the top ten included (in order): Simisola Shittu, Vermont Academy; Cole Swider, St. Andrew's; David Duke, Cushing Academy; Nate Laszewski, Northfield Mount Hermon; A.J. Reeves, Brimmer & May; Derek Culver, Brewster Academy; Cormac Ryan, Milton Academy; Isaiah Mucius, Brewster Academy; Miles Norris, Brewster Academy; and Marcus Zegarowski,… READ MORE >

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Jadon Archer

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Jadon Archer

Posted Friday, May 8th, 2020

Jadon Archer has proven himself at every step in his basketball journey.  He put up huge numbers for three seasons at Enfield High School before joining the prep ranks last year at MacDuffie, where he was a starting guard for one of the top teams in Class AA.  In the last twelve months, he's taken that process to even more extremes. From a strong showing in the NEPSAC Showcases in June to the fall grassroots season with Rhode Island Elite to… READ MORE >

Nugent, Davis commit to Le Moyne

Nugent, Davis commit to Le Moyne

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Le Moyne College, a D2 school in Syracuse that competes in the Northeast 10 Conference, came into New England to land a pair of commitments this week.  The first came from New Hampton's Christian Davis, a late-blooming post-grad guard who was instrumental to the Huskies' AAA championship this season with his heady floor game and three-point shooting.  Le Moyne offered Davis in late March following his performance in the NEPSAC tournament.  Berwick Academy senior Declean Nugent was next. The 6-foot-5… READ MORE >

Williams is PSA’s 10th D1 Pledge

Williams is PSA’s 10th D1 Pledge

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Putnam Science Academy post-graduate Johnnie Williams IV announced that he has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, A D1 school in the Sun Belt Conference, earlier this week. Williams, a 6-foot-5 shooting wing from Florida said he chose ULM because “their style fits great with my game. I’m looking forward to the competition. I feel excited and very blessed to have the opportunity to play high-level basketball.” Williams so his role grow significant over… READ MORE >

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Rafael Velasquez

Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Rafael Velasquez

Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Just over the New York border, in Rye, lies a player who aspires to play in a high academic college basketball program.  A year ago, that might have seemed like a lofty goal for Rafael Velasquez, but now it is clearly well within his grasp.  Velasquez is coming off a breakout senior year in which he ran the show for a Rye team that featured two other All-Section guards. Velasquez, who is universally raved about by every coach he has… READ MORE >

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