It’s March! It’s the most exciting time if the year for college basketball fans. Teams work hard in the offseason and throughout the year to make it to this point. In an amateur basketball athlete’s career you wait to hear two things, your teams name called on selection Sunday and your name called on NBA Draft night. In the 2019 NCAA Tournament field over 30 players are residence of New England and over 70 student athletes in total who have played at a New England HS/Prep school will suit up. Below are a list of those players.
Iona – *EJ Crawford (St. Thomas More), NCCU – Reggie Gardner (Loomis Chaffee), UCF – Aubrey Dawkins (New Hampton), NOVA – *Jermaine Samuels (Rivers), *Cole Swider (St. Andrew’s), Eric Paschal (St. Thomas More), St. Mary’s – Kristers Zoriks (New Hampton), Vermont – Skyler Nash (Gould), Samuel Dingba (Salisbury), *Kevin Garrison (Burlington), *Bailey Patella (Vermont Academy), *Ben Shungu (Rice Memorial), LSU – *Tremont Waters, St. Louis – Hasahn French (Commonwealth), Elliott Welmer (Bridgton Aca.), Cin – *Cane Broome (St. Thomas), Utah St. – *Crew Ainge (Kimbal), Mich – *Duncan Robinson (Philips Exeter), Andrien Nunez (St. Thomas), Virginia – Jayden Dixon (Choate), PVAMU – Chancellor Ellis (St. Andrews), Ole Miss – Luis Rodriguez (Woodstock), Seton Hall – *Quincy McKnight, Ant Nelson (South Kent), Myles Powell (South Kent), Taurean Thompson (Brewster), Yale – Eze Dike (Kimbal), Miye Oni (Suffield), Thomas Ryan (Hotchkiss), *Azar Swain (Rivers), Maryland – Eric Ayala (Putnam), Oregon – Miles Norris (Brewster), Texas Tech – Malik Ondigo (Putnam), Josh Mballa (Putnam), Wofford – *Donovan Theme-Love (New Hampton), VCU – *Marcus Santos-Silva (Vermont Academy), *Issac Vann, North Carolina – Andrew Platek (Northfield Mt. Hermon), Walker Miller (New Hampton), Baylor – *Makai Mason (Hotchkiss), Washington – David Crisp (Brewster), Nate Roberts (Brewster), Kansas St. – *Mike McGuirl (East Catholic), Purdue – *Aaron Wheeler (Brewster), Northeastern – *Jeremy Miller (New Hampton), Shaquille Walters, *Anthony Green (Tilton), *Tomas Murphy (Northfield Mt. Hermon), Arizona St. – *Kimani Lawrence (New Hampton), Houston – Brison Gresham (ND Prep), Nevada – Nisre ZouZoua, Oklahoma – *Aaron Calixte, Kentucky – Brad Calipari (McDuffie), Gardner Webb – Jose Perez (Putnam), Jaheam Cornwall (Putnam), Florida St. – *Terance Mann (Tilton), Syracuse – Brendan Paul (Brewster), *Paschal Chukwu (Fairfield Prep), *Ray Featherson (Choate), Elijah Hughes (South Kent), Buddy Boeheim (Brewster), Virginia Tech – *Wabissa Bede (Cushing Academy), NM St. – *Keyon Jones (Milton HS), St. John’s – *Mustapha Heron (Sacred Heart), Justin Simon (Brewster), *LJ Figueroa, Sedee Keita (Vermont Academy), ODU – Loren Brill (South Kent), Aaron Carver (South Kent), Louisville – *Steve Enoch (St. Thomas Moore), Jordan Nwora (Vermont Academy), Florida – Mike Okauru (Brewster), Colgate – Zach Light (Northfield Mt. Hermon)
*- Players who are residence of New England