#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 >

Rankings Revisited: 2013 & 2014

Noah Vonleh 2013

Posted Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Yesterday, we looked back on New England’s classes of 2011 and 2012, arguably the best two-year window for our region over the last decade. Today, rankings rewind will take us to 2013 and 2014, which weren’t quite as deep, but still produced some true stars. Class of 2013 It was always considered a two-horse race for the top spot in 2013. It was Noah Vonleh, Wayne Selden, and everybody else. Five years later, and that still appears to be accurate.… READ MORE >

Rankings Revisited: 2011 & 2012

Andre Drummond 2011

Posted Friday, December 28th, 2018

Yesterday, we launched our #RealTalk series, which strives to provide transparency on a variety of subjects impacting prospects and their families, and simultaneously combat the growing amount of “noise” filling gyms and social media alike from people who have no frame of reference on what most college coaches are really looking for, or worse yet, an agenda they’re trying to promote by perpetuating certain narratives. The first subject in this series was evaluating prospects and rankings where we detailed, among… READ MORE >

#RealTalk – Rankings & Evaluating Prospects

#RealTalk – Rankings & Evaluating Prospects

Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2018

One of the most frustrating aspects of the recruiting world is the amount of misinformation that prospects and their families have to sort through. So much of the “noise” filling gyms and social media outlets comes from people who have, at best, no clue what most college coaches are looking for because they’ve never been there and have no frame of reference, or at worst, an agenda they’re trying to promote by perpetuating certain narratives that they know to be… READ MORE >

15 New England alums in NBA action on Christmas Day

Noah Vonleh 2013

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Christmas Day is known as the unofficial start to the NBA season as there are five straight nationally televised games beginning at noon and going all the way past midnight. For local New England fans, the slate of games provided a reminded of just how many local products, prep or otherwise, are now playing at the highest level as there were 14 New England alums scattered through the day’s five games. Bucks 109 Knicks 95 Noah Vonleh’s breakout season continued as… READ MORE >

Millbrook’s Reaves is Ivy Bound

Millbrook’s Reaves is Ivy Bound

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2018

Millbrook School senior guard Jayden Reaves announed over the weekend that he would be continuing his athletic and academic career in the Ivy League at Dartmouth College.  Reaves took to his twitter account to announce the news.  Blessed to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Dartmouth College. Thank you to my family, friends, teammates, mentors, Millbrook and my PSA family for their help along the way. #GoBigGreen pic.twitter.com/OaqumnaiEd — Jayden Reaves (@jayden_reaves) December 22,… READ MORE >

State Association Previews

Levar Williams 2019

Posted Friday, December 21st, 2018

The high school basketball season is now underway at every level in New England. While the prep school season started in November, the six state high school association have all gotten underway in recent weeks, and so we've taken the better part of the last ten days to break down the top college prospects in those associations.  If you missed any of that coverage, it can all be found at the links below:  Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island… READ MORE >

Top Prospects in the VPA

Michel Ndayishimiye 2021

Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Our sixth and final state association preview takes us north to Vermont, a state that has a passionate base of basketball fans at both the college and high school levels. While the senior class is home to many of the top prospects in the state, there is one sophomore who started to make a name for himself this fall and has kept that momentum building in the opening weeks of the high school season. Here are five names to know… READ MORE >

Top Prospects in the NHIAA

Top Prospects in the NHIAA

Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2018

New England may be a region often dominated by the prep ranks, but there’s no state where that’s better exemplified than New Hampshire. Because of the numerous prep powerhouses, and local products who opt to play in those ranks, it can be easy for the players in the NHIAA to fly under the radar at times. Local Division II and III college programs have gotten numerous steals over the years by mining that talent. This year, there’s again plenty of… READ MORE >

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