Danjel Purifoy Scoring Helps Hargrave Win On The Road

The matchups have not disappointed those in attendance at the National Prep Showcase.

Hargrave Military Academy pulled out a hard fought win over a young and talented McDuffie School.

The boys of Hargrave took a 43-41 lead at halftime after being down for most of the first half.

Danjel Prifoy (29 pointa), a 6-foot-7 Auburn commit lead the attack for Hargrave, scoring the ball in a variety. Whether he earned from the line, beating his defender of the dribble to the basket or just knocking down the perimeter jump shot, Purifoy got it done.

Hargrave would prove to be too much and secured an 82-74 win.

The bright spot for McDuffie School were the frontcourt duo of Omari Spellman and Jordy Tshimanga. Spellman and Tshimanga were a combined 38 points and 16 rebounds in the contest. The future is bright for both prospects who stand 6-foot-10 and have plenty of room to develop their game.


Jared Reuter picks Virginia

On Saturday the Virginia Cavaliers received a verbal commitment from one of the best passing big men in the Class of 2015, 6-foot-8 forward Jarred Reuter, who attends Brewster Academy (NH) committed to Virginia while visiting the school this weekend, Reuter returned home and made the call that he wanted to become a Cavalier.

Virginia who is the reigning ACC champions, will look for Reuter to make an immediate low post impact when he arrives on campus.

“I choose Virginia because I liked the coaches and players a lot, I think I fit their system and style of play” says Reuter.

When asked what he wanted to improve on for this upcoming season, Reuter states “I want to become a better athlete, so I can face up a little more and hit more shots”

Reuter is a power inside player with a terrific motor.  A great low post player who has a great IQ, a great fit for the Cavaliers. The other schools considered by Reuter were Iowa, Providence, Rhode Island and South Carolina.

“I would like to thank my mom, and family, as well as TJ and the rest of my coaches for helping me throughout my process.



New Mission Wins Division 2 EMass Championship

New Mission Wins Division 2 EMass Championship

In a game filled with the emotions of playing for the division 2 Eastern Mass championship, facing up against a former teammate, and playing in front of friends and family in the TD Bank North Garden its was natural for the kids to come out a little nervous. A low scoring first quarter it seemed as if both teams needed time to get into a true rhythm.

Once the 2nd quarter got under way both teams seemed to settle down, as both New Mission and Milton found ways to exploit one another’s advantages. New Mission did a great job of finding big man Frederick “Bam” Rivers down in the post, as he was able to pull of 9 of his total 13pts in the quarter. Shaquan Naerem also came up big in the quarter scoring 7pts. Milton on the other hand chose to go to their guards Keyon Jones and Juwan Gooding who was able to use their speed and craftiness to get to the rim when they wanted. New Mission ended the half with a small lead up 37 to 32 heading into the locker room.

In the 3rd quarter both coaches did a great job of making the proper adjustments to take away the advantage exploited by one another’s teams weak spot. To slow down New Mission in the post coach Sean Lopresti decided to mix it up, going in and out of a 2-3 zone to throw New Mission off. Allowing NMHS to score just 10pts for the quarter. To slow down Milton’s guards, NMHS coach Corey McCarthy went from straight man to man, to playing man with help defense. Milton ended the quarter down 42-48.

After a slow start NMHS senior Shaquan Murray would take over, becoming the team’s primary scorer in the 4th scoring 10 of the teams 23 4th quarter points. Not to be out done, it seemed as if Junior Milton guard Juwan Gooding would lead the surge for another Milton magical 4th quarter come backs, scoring 10 of the teams 21 points for the quarter. In the end it wasn’t enough, as New Mission would go on to win the Division 2 Eastern Mass Championship 71-63.

Leading NMHS was seniors Shaquan Murray 18pts, Frederick “Bam” Rivers 13pts 12 rebs, and Asante Sandiford 11pts 11rebs 4ast. For Milton in the loss was lead by Juwan Gooding 17pts 4ast, Myles McDermott 12pts 6rebs and Keyon Jones who finished with 18pts.



Max Hoetzel To Indiana

Last week we reported that 6-foot-8 Max Hoetzel picked up an offer from Indiana following an open gym workout that was attended by the hoosier staff. Later on that week Hoetzel scheduled a visit to Indiana’s campus this past weekend. Fast forward to the completion of that visit and Hoetzel is a Hoosier. in less than a weeks time Hoetzel knew in his heart exactly where he wanted to be and just needed a visit to Indiana just to solidify it.

“IU because I fell in love with the school. Coach Crean really believes in me as a player who can score for them,” Hoetzel tells HDM. And because of player development. He sees me as a player like will or victor who weren’t ranked but then came in and shocked everybody.  Thinks I have that potential.”

With a decision out the way Hoetzel knows there’s still work to be done.

“I need to add strength, quickness. Finishing with contact and ball handling. “Now I can focus on getting ready for Nepsac and then for indiana. I want to thank my family and everybody back home in calabasas.”

Hoetzel is also grateful for his chance to play in the NEPSAC without even playing in a actual game as of yet.

“And coach sparks for putting me in an amazing situation out here at WMA!”

Hoetzel, who transferred to Wilbraham and Monson Academy (MA) to reclassify into the 2015 class has changed his mind and plans to graduate with his original 2014 class and will sign his National Letter of Intent. The Hoosiers felt as though they were missing an elite level shooter and believe to have found one in Hoetzel.

Max Hoetzel becomes the 2nd new england prep player to commit to Tom Crean in back to back recruiting classes joining freshman stud Noah Vonleh (Haverill,MA).

Tory Miller

Tory Miller To Colorado

Another New Hampton forward comes off the board in a matter of days. After reports of Tyler Lydon committing to Syracuse, days later his prep school teammate Tory Miller decided to make the call on his recruitment. Miller a 6-foot-8 bruiser of a power forward in the class of 2014 committed to Colorado.

Miller chose Colorado over Marquette and Iowa making his announcement via twitter. Tad Boyle and his staff were recruiting Tory when he was a member of the 2013 class before reclassified to 2014 and never let up. Miller is known for his physical play down low and countless effort rebounding on both ends of the floor.

Miller becomes head coach Tad Boyle second commit in the class of 2014 and the catalyst to his future frontcourt in the Pac 12. Miller joins close friend 6-foot-1 point guard Dominique Collier as the Buffaloes current commits in this year’s class.