3 Standouts from Day 1 of the NPSI

Kai Jones 2019

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The 21st annual National Prep School Invitational kicked off the first of four full days of action at Rhode Island College on Thursday with eight games. Local results included Brewster Academy knocking off Orangeville Prep, Putnam Science Academy seeing their 49-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Sunrise Christian Academy, and St. Thomas More taking a controversial decision over Loomis Chaffee.  Here’s a look at three players that impressed: Kai Jones, Brewster Academy – The Texas signee led five… READ MORE >

#RealTalk - Beware of Empty Stats

#RealTalk - Beware of Empty Stats

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019

NERR readers may have noticed that, this year, we've gotten away from promoting notable performances - that is recognizing or praising big statistical games from individual players. Why? The Answer is twofold:   First, we've found high school coaches increasingly willing to exaggerate their players’ statistics in recent years. (We won't do a deep dive on this factor just yet but it's safe to say that we could revisit it as part of a larger issue in a future edition… READ MORE >

Prep Circuit Releases Post-Grad Power 10

Prep Circuit Releases Post-Grad Power 10

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Prep Circuit released their "Post-Grad Power 10" ranking the top prep programs in the country.  New England was well represented with four of the top five programs.  Putnam Science Academy is ranked first overall in the country as they've now won 48 straight games dating back to last season and including the 2018 National Prep Championship.  Woodstock Academy saw their undefeated season end at the hands of Brewster Academy this weekend in a true road game but are nonetheless still… READ MORE >

New England Class of 2019 Top 100 Announced

New England Class of 2019 Top 100 Announced

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Updated rankings have been rolling out in recent weeks both locally and nationally.  It began with updated rankings in all six of New England's states, which were expanded to include first year prep products for the first time.  Then, last week, ESPN announced their updated national rankings.  Now, we'll wrap up the process with the release of our full top 100 in New England's class of 2019.  Jalen Lecque, Akok Akok, James Bouknight, Alonzo Gaffney, and Kai Jones sit at… READ MORE >

5 Players that stood out at the AA Classic

5 Players that stood out at the AA Classic

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2019

Cushing Academy hosted the annual NEPSAC AA Classic on Sunday featuring 6 games of the league’s top programs.   Lawrence Academy scored a buzzer beating win over Cheshire, South Kent and Cushing ran away with dominant wins over Hoosac and Bradford Christian respectively, Worcester eventually pulled away from Brimmer & May, Gould knocked off Wilbraham & Monson, and MacDuffie handled Tilton in the event’s finale.  Here’s a look at five players who were particularly impressive during the course of the… READ MORE >

Junior Elite 75 Returning on March 15th

Junior Elite 75 Returning on March 15th

Posted Saturday, January 26th, 2019

The New England Junior Elite 75 Showcase will return to New England and Mass Premier Courts on Friday night, March 15th.  The 2019 Junior Elite 75 marks the 11th consecutive year that we've hosted some of the top future stars in the region.  Once dubbed the "Stars of Tomorrow" this event provides early exposure through NERR and HoopRootz' various media platforms but more importantly offers skill instruction and educational sessions for players and their families alike. This year event will also… READ MORE >

Andover’s Mills D1 Bound

Andover’s Mills D1 Bound

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2019

Phillips Andover guard Brenton Mills announced a verbal commitment to Binghamton on Thursday night.  Mills is a 6-foot-3 guard from the greater Dallas area in Texas who previously starred and graduated for his hometown Allen High School.  He had bounced around on the grassroots circuits spending time with Texas D1 Ambassadors, Basketball University, and, most recently, Nike Pro Skills in the EYBL and finished his high school career without a D1 offer. Allen picked up numerous suitors this summer though, including… READ MORE >

ESPN Announces Updated National Rankings

ESPN Announces Updated National Rankings

Posted Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

ESPN updated their national prospect rankings in the classes of 2019, 2020 and, 2021 on Wednesday and as usual, New England was well represented.  The ESPN 100 of 2019 featured eight local products beginning with the Brewster Academy trio of Jalen Lecque (34), Alonzo Gaffney (35), and Kai Jones (49). Putnam Science Academy alum Akok Akok checks in at 57 while MacDuffie guard James Bouknight and Woodstock Academy big man Tre Mitchell both made jumps to 65 and 73 respectively.… READ MORE >

STM’s Lynott D1 Bound

Mick Lynott 2019

Posted Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

St. Thomas More School post-graduate guard Mick Lynott announced a verbal commitment to Gardner-Webb on Tuesday.  Lynott is a native of Miami, Florida who previously attended Calvary Christian Academy and played his grassroots basketball with Florida Legacy.  He arrived in New England for a post-graduate year this fall and quickly established himself as a leader for the Chancellors with his toughness, physical strength, and competitiveness.  A 6-foot-2 combo-guard who is capable of playing both on and off the ball, Lynott… READ MORE >

HoopHall Stock-Risers

Aaron Cooley 2021

Posted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The first major winter storm of the season kept programs like Brewster Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon, St. Thomas More, and Rice Memorial from participating in the HoopHall Classic as scheduled.  Nevertheless, most of the show continued as planned and while the majority of the teams on the amended schedule came from beyond New England's borders, there were still a handful of local products that managed to standout.  Here's a rundown of who helped themselves the most: Ronnie DeGray, Woodstock Academy… READ MORE >

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