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Posted by: MBR on Mon Nov 6th, 2017 5:27 am
Prep Profile - Tilton SchoolClass AA of the NEPSAC has seen three different champions in the last three seasons, but there isn’t a program that can come close to matching the sustained excellent of the Tilton School over the last 10 or 15 years.Under head coach Marcus O’Neil, Tilton won NEPSAC Class B championships in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010. They also won the National Prep Championship in 2009, an unprecedented achievement for a program not competing in the highest class within their respective league, and one which may never be duplicated.In recent years, Tilton may not boast the same amount of future NBA players that they once had when Nerlens Noel, Georges Niang, and Wayne Selden took the court but they’ve nonetheless sustained a standard of winning that has been unmatched since NEPSAC realignment created Class AA. The Rams have been to the AA finals in four of the last seven seasons, winning championships in 2011 and 2015, and never missing the post-season. ... n-school-8
Posted by: MBR on Tue Nov 7th, 2017 6:02 am
Prep Profile - Vermont Academy...Last year, the task of replacing Bruce Brown proved to be almost impossible, even for a roster that featured numerous high-major prospects. The team struggled to live up to the pre-season expectations that the talent of their roster created and ended up learning valuable lessons along the way.This year, head coach Alex Popp has once again built a roster capable of playing with absolutely anyone at any prep level, but appears to have created a group with clearer role differentiation not to mention more unselfishness and continuity.The ReturnersSimisola Shittu is a top ten national prospect in the country and the best player in New England. The numbers he put up for CIA Bounce during the recent EYBL season where absolutely off... ... -academy-6
Posted by: MBR on Fri Nov 10th, 2017 5:55 am
Prep Profile - MacDuffie SchoolIt is very possible that when we look back on the 2017-2018 season in Class AA of the NEPSAC five or ten years from now, we’ll say that the MacDuffie School had the most talented team.But there is a big difference between 15, 16, and 17 year old talent and18 and 19 year old talent.So yes, head coach Jacques Rivera has constructed a roster that is loaded with as many as five potential future high-major prospects, but the vast majority of that group is young and so this is a group that will likely have some growing pains along the way this year as they adjust to life in the NEPSAC.[i:2vkj9cfo]The Returners[/i:2vkj9cfo] ... e-school-4
Posted by: MBR on Sun Nov 12th, 2017 4:56 am
Prep Profile - South KentClass AA of the NEPSAC has a new contender this year as longtime AAA member South Kent has decided to move back a class.South Kent may not have a roster full of future high-major prospects like they once did but they are nonetheless still committed to basketball in a very big way and, under the leadership of head coach Bill Barton, project to be immediate contenders within their new classification.[i:10k7jvi0]The Returners[/i:10k7jvi0]Barton returns his top two performers from last season in Malachi de Sousa and Anthony Nelson, who are committed to Albany and Seton Hall respectively. De Sousa’s junior year was really a coming out party for the New York native as he was productive from start to finish and as reliable a player as South Kent had on their entire roster. ... uth-kent-9
Posted by: MBR on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 4:51 am
MacDuffie Basketball?

Your 2017 - 2018 @MacDuffieSchool Mustangs! Standing united - Playing 4 each other- Having fun! #MacHoops
Posted by: MBR on Wed Nov 22nd, 2017 3:46 am
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Posted by: MBR on Sat Nov 25th, 2017 4:50 am
Prep Profile - St. Andrew’s...Now in his 24th season at the helm of the St. Andrew's program, Hart has had a storied career, not just in terms of wins and losses but also because of the work he has done to be an advocate for NEPSAC coaches. He coordinates the NEPSAC finals ever year and has more New England titles to his name than all but one other coach in AA. In short, he knows what it takes to win it all and believes his group still has a ways to go.There are still reasons to be optimistic though. AA appears wide open this year and Hart has a lot of weapons at his disposal to mold and connect over the next three months.The ReturnersSt. Andrew’s is led by one of the very best players in New England – Villanova signee Cole Swider. Known primarily for his prowess... ... t.-andrews
Posted by: MBR on Tue Nov 28th, 2017 2:53 am
Prep Profile - Worcester Academy...The ReturnersThe individual improvements made from each player are especially obvious in the class of 2019 where six players return from last year’s team.Mitch Doherty is one of the smartest frontcourt players in New England, regardless of class. He’s very skilled, an excellent passer, and able to facilitate for his teammates from various spots on the floor. Also in the frontcourt, Michael Rabinovich has stretched his frame out to 6-foot-9 and really turned a corner in the last year.Jordan McAllister looked more like an undersized wing a year ago but he’s leaned out his frame... ... -academy-9
Posted by: MBR on Wed Nov 29th, 2017 6:16 am
Prep Profile - Cheshire AcademyWith Marial now officially gone (he transferred to IMG Academy in Florida), Cheshire can get a totally clean slate and approach the season with no distractions or question marks as to what their roster will look like.[i:1e4el4nf]The Returners[/i:1e4el4nf]Junior big man Justin Allen is the lone holdover from last year’s team and now in his third season at Cheshire Academy. The 6-foot-8 big man returned to school in the best shape of his high school career to date, ready to show off his combination of size and skill, and potentially poised for a breakout year. [i:1e4el4nf]The Newcomers[/i:1e4el4nf]There are a host of newcomers in the... ... -academy-3