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Providence Friars Land AJ Reeves

Sunday evening AJ Reeves, a Boston native attended Ed Coley’s Providence College Elite basketball camp but didn’t leave the same way he came in. Reeves, is one of the top prospects in the country and has become Providence biggest commitment in the 2018 class.

The 6-foot-5 wing that plays on the AAU circuit with the Mass Rivals will be joining current Friar and former AAU teammate Makai Ashton-Langford next year. Reeves chose the Friars over Louisville and Virginia.

Reeves, is an imposing physically athletic player who leads Brimmer & May during the regular season is one of the top perimeter players in the region. Head Coach Ed Cooley has made his mark for landing the region’s top prospects since owning the Friars sidelines. From Ricardo Ledo, Kris Dunn, Makai Ashton- Langford, Cooley has made it a point to recruit at home and has success doing so.

Look for AJ Reeves to try and recruit fellow AAU teammate and Rhode Island native David Dukes who is also being courted by the Friars. Dukes, is a fellow top 100 prospect that’s considering PC.


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Carl Pierre Commits To UMASS

Carl Pierre went from deciding to attending a prep school for a post graduate year in the fall to now enrolling at  UMass Amherst as a member of the basketball.

Newly Head Coach coach Matt McCall had recently landed local transfers Jaylen Brantley and Curtis Cobb. McCall continued to make his mark in the region when offered the 6-foot-4 Pierre a chance to join the Minutemen program.

Pierre is the only MIAA prospect to commit to a division 1 school in the 2017 class. The Catholic Conference MVP has beaten all odds already at the high school lvel and will continue that drive into his collegiate stages.

 

Carl Pierre finished his career at BC high as an 1,000 point scorer.


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Stanford Cardinals Land Cormac Ryan

 

On Sunday, one of the most highly skilled basketball prospects in the 2018 class made a decision. A timely one that comes a month before the next live but i guess when you know it’s the right time to make a decision you go with your gut feeling and Cormac Ryan did just that when he committed to the Stanford Cardinals.

The 6-foot-5 Milton Academy point guard verbally committed to Stanford over the likes of Villanova and Northwestern. The New York native made the transition to New England two years ago and took the region by storm making him one of the elite prospects regardless of class. Now he’ll be taking his talents to the west coast and attend one of the premier academic institutions in the country.

The Cardinals are getting a play maker with a high basketball IQ. Ryan is an efficient play caller who is vocal and gets his teammates involved. A long range shooter with good court vision and athleticism.

Cormac Ryan becomes the Cardinals first commit in the 2018 class.

 

 

 


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Sid Wilson Commits to St. John’s

It only took Sid Wilson to make an impact and leave his mark on New England prep basketball. Having transferred in from St. Raymonds (N.Y.) becoming a member of the 2018 class Wilson jumped back up a class when he had the opportunity of enrolling into college Fall 2017.

Wilson decided his time in New England was well spent but it was the perfect time to move back home at commit to St. Johns University. Head Coach Chris Mullin wanted to build the Red Storm off the best talent that New York/New Jersey has to offer and has done just that. Wilson joins tristate natives Shamorie Ponds, Bashir Ahmed, Malik Ellison, Justin Cole, Kassoum Yakwe as Mullins core foundation to bring the men’s basketball program back to the forefront of the Big East.

Wilson a 6-foot-7 freakish athletic forward has drawn comparisons to for Johnnies and Brewster Academy stud Jakarr Sampson. His versatility and 7 foot wingspan allows him to defend multiple positions.

UCONN and Texas were in discussion to land the forward who have recent success in landing New York prospects.

Justin Simon a former Brewster Academy joins the Johnnies 2017 recruiting class with Sid Wilson as a transfer from Arizona.


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NCAA Hidden Transfer Gems: Nisre Zouzoua

Bryant transfer Nisre Zouzoua , a Brockton, Mass native is one of the hidden gems on the NCAA transfer list. While spending the past 2 collegiate seasons playing for Coach Tim O’Shea and the Bulldogs, Zouzoua was the team’s leading scorer averaging 20.3 ppg this past season to go with 4.6 rbg and 1.4 spg.

Nisre made walks away from the program as the fastest player to score 1,000 points in school history, NEC All Rookie Team, First Team All-Conference in his sophomore season.

NC State, Missouri, Maryland, Rutgers and Illinois are rumored to have been in contact with Nisre Zouzoua.


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Sidney Wilson 2016-17 Season Highlights

Sidney Wilson is a 6-foot-7 Bronx, NY native that plays above the rim and on the wing for Brewster Academy during the prep season and on the Under Armor circuit with New Heights during the spring and summer.

Wilson posses high level athleticism that makes him dangerous in the open floor. With his length added to his athleticism Wilson can guard fro the 2-4 effectively


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Academics Top The Green Knights In SCC Title Match

The Hillhouse Academics did some schooling Monday night against the No. 1 ranked Notre Dame West-Haven in front of a sellout crowd at the Quinnipiac TD Bank Sports Center.

The first quarter looked to be all Academics in the beginning who held a 22-13 at the end of one. The green Knights would come soaring back in the second quarter led by Georgetown commit Tremont Waters who was able to notch 16 of his 22 points in the first half.

The Academics would take a 33-26 lead going into the half and that’s when senior guard Joe Kasperzyk steps in for Hillhouse.

Kasperzyk and his Academics teammates knew that defensively they would have to step it up and they did just that holding Tremont Waters to only 6 points in the second half. The Green Knights would trim the Academics lead to 3 (47-44) at the end of the 3rd.

The Green Knights would show signs of life with possibly changing momentum of the game on their side when they took a 54-53 lead with 4:35 to play. But that quickly changed when Kasperzyk decided to take over scoring 9 of his game high 23 points in the 4th.

The Academics would control the game the rest of the way to a 70-62 win handing the Green Knights their first loss of the season.


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St. Luke’s Storms Through Dexter

The St. Luke’s boys’ basketball team played host to Dexter in the NEPSAC Class C quarterfinal playoff game.

The Storm did just that and blew Dexter out the gym in lopsided 82-47 win Wednesday afternoon. St. Luke’s appeared to be bigger, stronger and a lot more seasoned in this match up.

Dexter was held to 17 points in the first half and it was a reflection to the exceptional defense played by the Storm put up 45 points.

The second half proved to be no different as Boston University commit Walter Whyte (23 points) proved to be too much. Along with contributions from Jonas Harper (13 points), Joel Boyce (17 points), Andrew Varoli (14 points) the Coach Drew Gladstone and St. Luke’s were in good shape throughout the game. The trio had almost outscored Dexter themselves.

Promising sophomore’s Jordan Mason and Charles Coleman added 22 and 13 points respectfully for Dexter.


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Connecticut Playoffs Are Underway

Notre Dame Keep Their Win Streak Alive

The No. 1 ranked Notre Dame (West Haven) faced off against No. 9 Cheshire in the quarterfinals of the SCC tournament.
The Green Knights came in to this contest undefeated (21-0) and nothing changed but the win column when the game clock turned 0 to match their loss column.
Tremont Waters finished with 21 points in his first SCC playoff game in a 59-45 win over Cheshire. The Georgetown commit also scored his 2000th point to go along with this win. It’s been a story for the how the season is playing out for Waters, who will look to keep the Green Knights undefeated streak going when they take on Wilbur Cross in the next round.

Rountree and Wallace Scoring Lead Crusaders

In a lopsided win Holy Cross had four players score in double figures including a team high from DeAndre Wallace who finished with a game high 24 points for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders took an early 21-18 lead at the end of the first qtr. and almost never looked back. Seymour was able to keep it close by following the lead of Kevin Crawford who had a game high 25 points.
At the half Crusaders led the Wildcats 37-33. But that’s as close as the game would get. With the help from the explosive wing in Nyzair Rountree (20 points) opened the game open and would go on to secure a 90-69 win.


Falcons Win In Style

The defending Division 1 state champion Cambridge Rindge & Latin and the defending Division 2 state champions New Mission boys’ basketball team were lined up for one of the best match ups of the 2015-16 season.

Both teams have ambitions of defending their state titles in March and a game of this caliber is good preparation before a playoff run.

The match up lived up to the hype from the tip off as the Titans duo of Mitchell twins Charlie and Charles were able to keep the game close as the Falcons held a 18-14 at the end of the first qtr. But in the same breath The twin Ttitans fell into foul trouble and the Falcons senior 1-2 punch of Dimon Carrigan and Jakigh Dottin took advantage and opened the game up.

The Falcons outscored the Titans 25-7 in the 2nd period and a Dimon Carrigan (20 points, 20 rebounds) put back buzzer beating dunk to close the half was a symbol of how much the senior post player dictated the game.

The Falcons sealed up a 91-52 victory in the 2nd half where 2016 Massachusetts POY Jakigh Dottin contributed 18 points, 10 assists in a lopsided win over the Titans.