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Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:55 am
by Tom Nolette
MCC Athletics‏ @CMMustangs
Nice pickup for the Mustangs

Mustangs Add Sharpshooter to their Lineup

Auburn, ME – Head Men's Basketball Coach, Dave Gonyea, is pleased to announce the 2017 commitment of Dakota Freeman, a 6'0" sharpshooter from Morse High School in Bath.

According to Coach Gonyea, "Dakota is a nice, respectful, young man who has very good court awareness. His up and down style fits into our system and he can really shoot it!"

"I wish I could say I found a diamond in the rough but the connection comes with Dakota's mother who played high school ball for Coach Tom Morong. On a trip to Vermont this past winter, Coach Morong happened to be with us and for about an hour straight all I heard about was how I needed to see this kid play and how he could help us. After our season, I got to see Dakota in action. Coach Morong was right; I was able to meet him, watch him play, and I knew immediately he would he would be a great addition to our program." ... 0409resx74

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:59 am
by Tom Nolette
Next Level Athletics‏ @NextLevel_ME
Congrats to @alek_medeni on his commitment to Endicott College!! Alek will study graphic design and have an immediate impact on the court!

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:06 am
by Tom Nolette
Lawrence’s Cooper Gets Walk-on Shot at Eastern Kentucky

Mason Cooper from Lawrence high school has decided to accept a walk-on invitation from Eastern Kentucky.

Cooper will join his friend Nick Mayo, who played at Messalonskee, and who has become an impact player for the Colonels. They call him the “Maine Attraction.”

Cooper scored 24 points per game last year for Lawrence. ... -kentucky/

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:18 am
by Tom Nolette
... Cooper’s will be a nonscholarship player, at least initially.

He averaged 24.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 assists at Lawrence last winter. He was weighing his collegiate options midway through the season when he decided to ask a favor of his friend and frequent offseason workout partner, Nick Mayo.

Mayo, the former Messalonskee High School star and 2015 Maine Gatorade Player of the Year, has been an All-Ohio Valley Conference first-team selection during his first two seasons as a scholarship player at Eastern Kentucky.

“This past season I talked to him every day, it’s easy with social media,” Cooper said. “So I shot him a text and got his address down there and sent some highlights and biographical information and asked if he would give it to the coaches there. ... -kentucky/

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:17 am
by Tom Nolette
Jack Lesure to Hobart College

Commitments have been flying off the board at a rapid rate in recent weeks and in the process some division III schools have gotten some steals.

One of the most notable recent commitments is that of Bridgton Academy post-graduate Jack Lesure to Hobart College where he will follow in the foot-steps of his father and coach, Whit Lesure.

Playing for your father can be difficult, no matter who you are, but Jack Lesure is unique. You won’t find many young players you can match the consistency of his work ethic, toughness, or intellect for the game. He’s also a great teammate and a clear leader on the floor.

Prior to spending his post-graduate year at Bridgton, Jack previously starred at nearby Lake Region High School where he led his team to a state championship in 2016, was named the Most Outstanding Player in Southern Maine B in the process, as well as a finalist for Maine’s Mr. Basketball Award.

http://www.newenglandrecruitingreport.c ... ommitments

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:20 am
by Tom Nolette
.... Endicott got a big commitment from Greely High School forward Matt McDevitt . The 6-foot-6 helped Greely to a state championship this season and established himself as one of the best players in the state of Maine in the process, being named Maine's Mr. Basketball following the season. His game might translate even better to the college level though as his size and skill will allow him to be a mismatch or stretch-four.

http://www.newenglandrecruitingreport.c ... ommitments

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:17 am
by Tom Nolette
Husson men's hoops adds GSA's Jarrod Chase

BANGOR - Husson men's basketball has enjoyed a wealth of success in recent years, and has done so largely by recruiting players with an impressive high school pedigree. That trend continued with the latest addition.

The Eagles announced that George Stevens guard Jarrod Chase has committed to join the program this coming season.

Chase is coming off a big winter in which the GSA Eagles won their second-straight Class C state championship, clinched by Chase's game-winning three in the final seconds against Winthrop. He proved to be a well-rounded part of that squad that won 43 of 44 games in his final two seasons, averaging nearly 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and more than four steals pergame as a senior. ... rrod-chase

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:31 am
by Tom Nolette
BBN Basketball‏ @Coach_Marseille
BBN's 2017 James Mersereau will play at UMaine Fort Kent. 6'4, skilled, athletic, strong, small forward. Will contribute day 1.
video: ... 7400145920

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:50 am
by Tom Nolette
Machias Memorial Grad. Mersereau to Continue Hoops Career at UMFK

MACHIAS, MAINE (WABI) - One of the major figures in the Machias Memorial boys basketball state title run this year, is heading to play college ball in state. James Mersereau is heading to UMaine Fort Kent to continue his basketball career. The Bengals are returning just 4 guys, after going 25 and 11, one of their best seasons in 30 years. James should be a good fit. Hopefully he'll grow some more both on and off the basketball court in the county. Tom Bird is pretty excited to get him. James is joined by Caribou's Andre Rossignol, as the Mainers, in UMFK's incoming class ... 78763.html

Re: College selections for class of 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:06 am
by Tom Nolette
Machias' Mersereau and Caribou's Rossignol to play at UMFK

FORT KENT - The University of Maine at Fort Kent men's basketball team is set to get a shot in the arm from two of the North's best players next season.

Machias' James Mersereau and Cairbou's Andre Rossignol will head to UMFK next year, as part of the school's 2017-2018 recruiting class. The Bangor Daily News was first to report of the class, which also includes several other junior college additions to round out the incoming group. ... ay-at-umfk


Mersereau, Rossignol among UMFK men’s basketball recruits
...Among those set to join coach Tom Bird’s Bengals this fall are two Maine high school products, James Mersereau of Machias and Andre Rossignol of Caribou, along with junior college additions from California, Florida, Michigan and Oregon.

UMFK finished 23-9 last winter, the program’s winningest season since 1983, and earned a trip to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association championship where the Bengals scored their first national tournament victory before falling in the semifinals to Illinois Tech in double overtime.

The incoming recruits will be asked to help replace a class of graduates that included two USCAA All-Americans, Joe McCloskey of Howland and Rosevelt Smith Jr. That duo combined to average 34 points and 17 rebounds per game last winter. ... -recruits/