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Abdul Malik Abu Makes TMZ

Abdul Malik-Abu makes TMZ for all the right reasons. The former Kimball Union/Expressions Elite alumni now stars for NC state in his third year.

The Wolfpack forward scored 19 points and 9 rebounds in a upset win over ACC rival Duke. A post game celebration on the North Carolina State campus  was recorded by Abu and has made recent headlines on TMZ.com in a positive way.


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Bobcats Move to 17-0

Brewster Academy Boys basketball team took their 16-0 record on the road to face NEPSAC AAA powerhouse Northfield Mt. Hermon in what would be a close finish.

The Hoggers came out firing holding an early lead throughout midway of the first half. The Bobcats went back and forth with the Hoggers with strong offensive outputs from Curtis Haywood (Georgia Tech commit)and Makai Ashton-Langford (Uconn commit).

Ashton Langford led the charge by guiding the Bobcats to a 41-31 halftime lead after being down on the road.

The Hoggers were led by Andrew  Platek (North Carolina commit) in the second half who finished with 18 points on the night. But not without working extra hard through the tough defensive length of the Bobcats on the wing.

The Hoggers and Bobcats would continue to exchange baskets throughout the half trimming the lead down to single digits. But the Bobcats had an answer for every attack. The Bobcats would go on to win 77-72 extending their streak to 17-0.

 

The back-court of Ashton- Langford (15 points) and Curtis Haywood (16 points) proved to be to much in the end.


Tilton Rams are Steam Rolling Through The Competition

Tilton Rams have won nine out of their last ten games after a win against Lee Academy Sunday afternoon.

Three games in three days were similar equations with the same result. The Tilton boys basketball duo of the Zegarowski brothers have been averaging a combined 40 points per page their last four outings.

The Rams have beaten a combination of high level prep teams including St. Andrew’s, Lee Academy and Vermont Academy within that 72 hour span over the weekend. All by a double digit margin thanks to the leadership of Marcus Zegarowski. The ’18 point guard is crafty is the engine to the Rams vehicle and finds a way to get all the parts (teammates) moving in the right direction.

’17 Pittsburgh commit Terrell Brown is one that has benefited from having Marcus as his point guard who always gets him the ball where he wants it on the post.  Marcus’ twin brother Max Zegarowski has benefited in a major way and a result of that has come in the tune of 20+ point performances. Being on the receiving end of his brothers passes isn’t all Max does for the Rams. Known as a sharp shooter max makes his living from punishing teams from beyond the arc.

The Tilton Rams have been playing at a high level and the trio of Brown and the Zegarowski’s don’t seem to be letting up anytime soon.

 


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Alvarado Nets 32 In Win

Christ The King took on Cardinal Hayes Friday night and senior Georgia Tech commit Jose Alvarado put on a shooting clinic for the Royals.

Alvarado put up 32 points on 16 shot attempts including five made three pointers. But a bulk of that effort came from a 20 point first half outing that had onlookers out of their seats.

Cardinals junior guards Tyrese Williams (18 points) and Terry Dawkins (16 points) would surge in the second half after being down 37-27 at halftime. But every time the Royals lead seemed to be chipping away it went back up quicker than it went down.

After a 10-2 run by the Royals to send them up 68-50 in the fourth their was secured from there. The Royals would go on to win 75-63 over the Cardinals.

 

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Major Gaines for The Huskies On The Road

This weeks featured game of the week between New Hampton (NH) and Phillips Exeter Academy (MA) was a very good one out the gate.

It was a high intense defensive match up in the first half with both teams being held to single digits halfway through the half. The Exeter trio of Javante McCoy (Boston U.), Kyle Copeland (Holy Cross), and Jacob Grandison led the charge for for Exeter.

The crafty ball control from McCoy with the combination of outside shooting from Grandison and Copeland allowed Exeter to go into the half two.

In the second half the New Hampton Huskies ’18 point guard Shannon Brown turned up the tempo and got out in transition for several above the rim plays from their front court. Northwestern commit Anthony Gaines (14 points, 6 rebounds) had a back and forth battle with Copeland (18 points) to keep their teams in the game.

Gaines ended the back and forth and he flushed home a contested dunk attempt that would change the direction of the game and send the Huskies on a run that led to a 60-49 road win.


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Kimani Lawrnce to Arizona State

Arizona State Head Coach Bob Hurley comes in to New England to land his second commitment in two years. Hurley a New Jersey native utilized his resources back a little east coast flavor to the west coast.

Kimani Lawrence announced this morning during a press conference his intentions to attend Arizona St. and become a Sun devil.

Lawrence, a 6-foot-7 wing who attends the New Hampton School (NH) has really elevated his game over the course of this year seeing his recruitment expand from coast to coast. While playing on the Nike EYBL circuit, Lawrence was looked to score and defend on the wing. A similar role he will play at Arizona St.

The extremely athletic forward possess a smooth skill set with the ability to put the ball on the floor and create offense for himself. Lawrence has a nice shooting stroke for a player deemed to play on the wing.

Playing in a competitive league like the pac-12 prepares Lawrence to play at the highest level after school as he’s beginning to scratch the surface. From the best prep league (NEPSAC) to now one best conferences in the country gives a taste of Kimani’s prep work before moving onto to his next goal in life.

The Pac-12 has seen recent success with Sun Devils alumni James Harden, DeMar Derozan (USC), Kevin Love (UCLA), Russell Westbrook (UCLA), Jaylen Brown (CAL). Where Kimani Lawrence stacks up against those guys is yet to be seen. But what we do know is that coach Hurley is getting a player who will make an immediate impact from day 1.

Kimani Lawrence joins Remy Martin as the second Sun Devils commit in their 2017 class.

 


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Hasahn French to St. Louis

“I will be going to St. Louis University,” Hasahn French spoke into a phone during a press conference.

French, a 6-foot-7 forward, a New York native who attends Commonwealth Academy (MA) chose the Billikens over Marquette, UMass, and UNLV.

Head Coach Travis Ford is putting together a stellar 2017 recruiting class with landing French in addition to Jordan Goodwin, a top 100 prospect.

Hasahn French has the chance to make an immediate impact for the Billikens as he did for the PSA Cardinals on the recruiting circuit along with Commonwealth Academy on the prep circuit.


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Tremont Waters is a Georgetown Hoyas

Tremont Waters is expected to make an immediate impact at the next level no matter where he chooses. But the Georgetown Hoyas will be home to New England’s No. 1 point guard next year.

Waters is a true definition of what a point guard is supposed to be and the history of the Hoya guards. An electrifying athletic scoring guard with crafty ball handling skills and will give Hoya fans a feel of Allen Iverson like.

From youtube views to being on the same court with Lebron James or playing Victor Oladipo one on one, Waters never comes up short when putting forth an effort.

Waters is a former prep teammate of recent Georgetown decommit Tyler Foster. This recent commit of Waters could convince Foster to reconsider the Hoyas again.

Academics played a major factor in Waters decision to attend Georgetown and with Yale on his final list speaks volumes to how much the young man values his education.

Head Coach John Thompson III lands his third New England Prep player in Waters. Joining the likes of Isaac Copeland and Marcus Derrickson.

Tremont Waters has recently transferred to Notre Dame (West Haven) after spending the past three seasons at South Kent (CT).


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Wheels Up to Purdue

With heavy hitters from across the country including Michigan, Northwestern and Creighton recruiting Aaron Wheeler for his services, he could only choose one.
The 6-foot-7 Brewster Academy forward and Stamford, CT native had the mindset of doing just that by choosing Purdue. I came down to one school and it was the only official visit that Wheeler took during his recruitment process.
Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter lands his third New England Prep Product in the past three seasons. Wheeler joins previous New England Prep player Jacquil Taylor (Beaver Country Day), and Michigan transfer Spike Albrecht (Northfield Mt. Hermon).
Wheeler announced his decisions via his twitter fresh off an official visit to the Boilermakers campus.

Coach Painter is getting a versatile forward who runs the floor well and really gets out on the break. Has a smooth touch when attacking the rim and a fluent face up game that extends beyond the arc.
Wheeler has yet to scratch the surface and there’s no question at first glance you can see the potential he has to make a big impact at the collegiate level.
Aaron Wheeler is the second Purdue 2017 commit joining Matt Haarms.


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New Gaines For Northwestern

Last weekend Anthony Gaines visited Northwestern after narrowing his list of visits Butler, Dayton and the Wildcats.

Gaines announced via his twitter his intention to attend Northwestern. Coach Chris collins is getting a good athlete with the ability to handle the ball in the open floor. Gaines likes to rebound and get out on the break. So expect coach Collins to use Gaines as ball handler at times for the Wildcats

New Hampton has seen athletes at the caliber of Gaines athleticism when the produced wingman Aubrey Dawkins who also ended up playing in the Big10 for Michigan.

Anthony Gaines is the first 2017 commit for Northwestern and it’s not a bad way to start.