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Richards Picks The Musketeers

Kamall Richards, a 6’6 forward from South Kent School (CT) has chosen Xavier over URI, St. Joe’s, Seton Hall, Providence, Penn St and Temple.

Richards had a breakout spring and summer playing on the AAU circuit playing with We-R-1. Richards is an aggressive scorer with the ability to get on the glass. Richards offensive game is slowly improving and with the guidance of South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson it should all come together before it’s all said and done.

Kamall Richards is Xavier’s first 2013 commit. Richards will be joining a Musketeer team with New England as Myles Davis (ND prep), Jalen Reynolds and Semaj Christon (Brewster Academy), and James Farr (MCI) are all currently freshmen.


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One on One with Jermaine Samuels

 

6’4 Jermaine Samuels has been terrorizing the AAU scene throughout the past year. Samuels dominated the competition with high light reel dunks earned MVP honors during the bballspotlight.com JEM All Star Game. Samuels hails from Mansfield, MA and currently plays for the Connecticut Basketball Club. Samuels shows high division one potential with great athleticism as well as a silky smooth offensive arsenal. Look for Samuels to continue turning heads throughout the winter, Samuels will be playing in the Hoop Rootz National Prep School Invitational on November 17-18 in New Mildford, CT.

What do you want to do when you grow up?(besides basketball)

-I would like to be an artist or something that has to do with art

You are part of an AAU Program, correct? What has been the best part of being with that program?
-Yes i am and the best part is just being apart of the family

Do you plan to visit any prep schools this fall? Have you previously visited any schools?
-I honestly don’t know at this time and no i haven’t

What are the strong points of your game?
– Attacking the basket, passing, finishing the ball

What part of your game needs work?
-My on ball defense needs to be worked on

Whats your dream college to attend?
-My dream college i would like to attend would be kentucky

My pro comparison?
– My pro comparison i think i play like is either Lebron or Kevin Durant but coach Reg thinks i play like Melo

Favorite TV Show?
– My favorite TV show would have to be The Boondocks or South Park

Game Day music?
– I honestly dont have any game day music i just go in and play

Favorite sneakers?

– My favorite sneakers would have to be the Nike Hyperfuse or Addidas Rose 2.5, Nike Hyperdunk 2011, Addidas crazy light 2, Lebron 9’s


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NIKE EYBL The Circuit // 2012 Season Recap

There are tournaments… and then there is the NIKE EYBL. This is The Circuit.

From countless players on countless courts to coaches dedicating countless hours to shape them, there are different levels of basketball – and the one above them all is the NIKE EYBL.

On the Circuit, the players face the toughest of competition, but it’s the coaches who must navigate hundreds of games, 4 cities and 40 of the best teams in the country… All to be one of the Elite 24 teams to reach the NIKE EYBL Peach Jam Finals.


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Terance Mann’s Basketball Skills Seminar at Zero Gravity

During the 2012 Zero Gravity Beast of The East Tournament, Terance Mann a 6’5 wing player from the Tilton School went on a tear and averaged 26 points per game on the weekend. His best showing was a 30 pt, 9 reb, 6 stl, 7 ast performance against the Kingston Thunder. These are a set of highlights of Terance performance while running with his BABC AAU program. Terance Mann’s game has improved more than any prospect in New England’s 2015 class and it shows every time he steps out onto the court.

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Vermont Gets A Douse of Canadian Flavor

Kiefer Douse, a 6’3 combo-guard from Toronto, Canada that attends Lee Academy (ME) gave a verbal commitment to the University of Vermont. Douse received interest from high major conferences such as, the Big East and ACC before deciding to make a decision on joining the Catamounts. 

“”The relationship I have with the coaching staff,” Douse explains is what played a major part on his decision. “It’s a beautiful place and of I’ll be in rotation ASAP.”

Douse is a smooth guard that creates off the bounce, matches up strength and toughness on offense and defense to provide production.

Douse picked the America East with a theory in mind he considers himself a, “big fish in a small pond.” Douse explained he could have gone to a bigger school but believes he can be better appreciated right away going to a school like Vermont. “Vermont needs a point guard to come in and play right away,” said Douse. “They really want me.”

Douse is the first recruit to commit to Vermont’s 2013 class.


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Devon Thomas Makes His Pick

Devon Thomas, a 5’11 guard from Silver Springs, MD who runs the show for Kimball Union Academy (NH), gave a verbal pledge to Missouri State.

Devon Thomas possesses terrific basketball IQ and a toughness approach to the game that’s needed for a player who stands at 5 feet – 11 inches. High major schools such as Pitt,Virginia, Maryland and Duke have all expressed interest in the lead guard after a great showing during the July evaluation period playing with Metro Boston. But dinstead of waiting it out and potentially landing a big time offer, Thomas knew the time to commit was now.

“The coaches love me. They talk highly of me and only want the best for me. Coach Lust and I had a good talk about how he is going to utilize me and play me to my strengths,” Thomas said.

Goals already have been put in place by Thomas, in terms of what he wants to see happen with the Missouri State program when he arrives on campus.

 “Next year I plan on helping my team make it to NCAA tournament and possibly win it. They haven’t made it there in 13 years. So that would be a great accomplishment to achieve as a freshman,” Thomas said.

 Just because Thomas is regarded as a Division 1 player, he still knows that there’s room for improvement before heading to the next level in his career.

“Also I need to work on everything. Every aspect of my game could use improvement. Nothing is perfect. And that is one thing that Coach mo, the metro Boston family and Beyond Belief, and KUA had taught me.”

Thomas joins a recruiting class that includes: 6’10 Tyler McCullough and 6’1 Austin Ruder, who will be looked at as the core group for the future of the Bears program.


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Noah Vonleh Down To Six

Noah Vonleh, a 6’9 forward in the class of 2013 has narrowed his list of schools to six. Vonleh is a clear cut top 10 prospect in his class, his list so far include: UCONN, Indiana, Ohio State, Georgetown, Syracuse and North Carolina as his potential college destinations.

Vonleh recently caught the attention of media outlets and message boards across the nation last month, when he announced that he would reclassify to 2013 from 2014.

Noah has also set up a pair of visits to Syracuse on November 2nd and Indiana on November 9th. No other visits have been scheduled at this time for the remaining 4 schools on his list.


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Mohamed Bah To Drexel

Drexel’s Head Coach, Bruiser Flint is no stranger to New England, having coached a 12-year stint at UMass as an Assistant and Head Coach.

Since arriving at Drexel Coach Flint has made it a point to recruit out of New England. Drexel currently has 4 New England prep products on their roster for the 2012-2013 men’s basketball season. On Wednesday evening Coach Flint landed his first recruit since 2011, when Mohamed Bah gave a verbal commitment to the Dragons.

Mohamed Bah of Lee Academy (ME) is a 6’9 power forward that plays every possession with aggression and passion. Bah rebounds at a high level and dunks the ball so hard each time he gets above the rim. Bah who we nicknamed “Baby Shaq” because of his massive size and strength is a great get for the Dragons.

At the CAA Media Day, the Drexel Dragons men’s basketball team was picked to win the 2012-2013 CAA title by the conference’s coaches.

Daryl McCoY (Hartford Public), Dartaye Ruffin (New Hampton), Tevon Allen (WorcesterAcademy) and Damion Lee (St. Thomas More) are all current members of the Drexel Dragons 20102-2013 roster, showing Bruiser Flint’s recruiting efforts in New England.


Wayne Selden To Kansas

Kansas made it a point to land Wayne Selden, and the end of result of their hard work came a commitment from the 6-foot-5 Boston, Ma native who attends the Tilton School (NH).

“Kansas already being my favorite, visiting and feeling a part of something special was the selling point,” said Wayne on his commitment to the Jayhawks.

Selden was accompanied on his recent visit over the weekend to Lawrence, KS with his mother, father and God mother. Selden and his family credit Kansas assistant Norm Roberts for doing a good job recruiting him.

Now with his personal recruitment process out of the way, Selden has some recruiting to do on his own.

“I’m recruiting Julius Randle & Aaron Gordon,” when speaking on potential prospects Wayne is working on getting up Kansas with him. Gordon attended Kansas Late Night Madness with Selden and Julius Randle is scheduled to visit sometime during the season.

Wayne Selden also has a lot more to focus on this year, after losing seven players from last year’s Tilton team and coming back as the only returning starter.

“Now my focus is to have a great high school season and work even harder.”

This past summer, Selden declared that he will be leaving the class of 2014 and will be returning to his original class of 2013. Originally the reason for reclassing was to develop academically and athletically while playing in the NEPSAC, arguably one of the best prep school leagues in the country. Wayne Selden is an early candidate for the 2013 McDonald’s All-American game.