Laszewski Wins in Vegas

Laszewski Wins in Vegas

Posted Monday, July 31st, 2017

Las Vegas was the center of the recruiting world last week with as many as five major events taking place around Sin City and attracting college coaches, national media, and well over 1000 teams in the process.

The Adidas Summer Championships were perhraps the most widely covered of those events and there wasn't a player who helped their individual stock more than New England Playaz forward Nate Laszewski.

The 6-foot-9 sharp-shooter led the Playaz to the finals of both the Creator's Cup as well as the Summer Championships. He was a model of consistency from start to finish. He opened with 15 points in a win over Team Loaded North Carolina, who won the Adidas Gauntlet two weeks prior, and followed that up with 20 and 24 against Team Loaded Virginia and Compton Magic on Thursday.

As the Playaz entered the main bracket on Friday, he scored 16 in a relatively easy win over Ohio-Nova and then delivered a big 26 point performance on Saturday to help the Playaz get past Basketball...

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BABC Wins AAU 16u & 15u Super Showcases

BABC Wins AAU 16u & 15u Super Showcases

Posted Monday, July 31st, 2017

The Boston Amateur Basketball Club arrived in Orlando ten days ago and now they are set to leave with three different championships.

A week after claiming the u19 AAU crown, BABC added both the u15 and u16 Super Showcase championships to their collection on Sunday.

The 10th graders began by sweeping pool play against Hoopademix, Indiana Faith, and LBF Stars before receiving a bye in the opening round of bracket play. They knocked off the Charlotte Dragons 61-46 in the second round, EAG Bigers 78-73 in the quarterfinals, and REACH Legends 70-60 in the semifinals. The final was streamed live on ESPN3 and saw a dominating 65-31 effort against fellow Nike program Boo Williams to earn the championship as Brycen Goodine scored a team high 20 points on 8-14 shooting from the floor.

The 9th graders began the...

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Gabriel’s First Offer a Big One

Gob Gabriel 2019

Posted Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Bradford Christiand and D.C. Blue Devils rising junior Gob Gabriel has begun to make a name for himself this month, and in the last two weeks in particular.

He's the youngster on an otherwise veteran laden Blue Devils squad that has collectively played to rave reviews in July. They began the month by winning the BasketBull National Invitational, followed that up with a run to the finals of the Big Apple Showcase, and are finishing the month in Orlando at the AAU Super Showcase.

Up until this point, Gabriel has been known primarily as the little brother of Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel, but now he is emerging from big brother's shadow by experiencing the same type of rapid emergence that Wenyen did.

Gob is long, lean, and skilled for his size. He's also growing at a rapid rate and really hasn't even yet begun to fill out his frame. Last week in New York, he delivered perhaps the best individual highlight of the tournament.

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Where are they in week 3?

Where are they in week 3?

Posted Friday, July 28th, 2017

More than in either of the first two weeks of the recruiting period, New England's top programs and prospects are scattered all around the country this week.

In Las Vegas, both the Mass Rivals and the New England Players weren't just taking part in the Adidas Summer Championships but also the Creator's Cup, an 8 team field comprised of the top teams in the Adidas Gauntlet. The Playaz advanced all the way to the finals before falling in a 55-53 heartbreaker to Compton Magic. They began with a 73-69 win over Team Loaded North Carolina, this year's Adidas Gauntlet champions, in a game in which Ethan Wright scored 15 points on 7-8 shooting from the floor. They knocked off Team Loaded Virginia 64-52 in the semis behind 20 points from Nate Laszewski. He had 24 more in the final on 10-14 shooting from the floor and that was almost enough as the Playaz had a potential game winning three go in and out in the final possession. Now, both the Rivals and Playaz will move on into the full...

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Week 2 Recruiting Updates

Week 2 Recruiting Updates

Posted Thursday, July 27th, 2017

With the third and final week of the July evaluation period now up and running and programs scattered across the country from Las Vegas to Orlando to Atlantic City to Springfield and various places in between, it is time to take stock of what we saw last week.

New England couldn't have, collectively, done much better as local programs took championships in Orlando, New York, and Atlanta among other places. With so many teams achieving success, there were no shortage of new offers for various individuals. Here's a rundown of what came across the wire:

Abdul Ajia, Bradford Christian, Rhode Island Elite - Post
Jakigh Dottin, Woodstock Academy, BABC - Binghamton & Hartford
D.J. Frechette, Governor's Academy, DC Blue Devils - Post
Patrick Harding, Suffield Academy, Middlesex Magic - Bryant
Dallion Johnson, Phillips Andover, Mass Rivals - Rutgers
Nate Laszewski, Northfield Mount Hermon, New England Playaz - Notre Dame
Wildens Leveque, Foxborough Regional Charter, Mass Rivals - Rutgers
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BABC Wins AAU 19u Championship

BABC Wins AAU 19u Championship

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The Boston Amateur Basketball Club captured their latest AAU gold medal on Sunday when they won the 19-and-under national championship at Disney's Wide World of Sports just outside of Orlando, Florida. 

BABC dominated the field. They scored three easy wins in pool play by knocking off SOYSA 79-50, the RAP  Suns 56-33, and the Spartanburg Spartans 70-37. Their 3-0 pool play record earned them a first round bye before knocking off Ohio Swagger (75-46) in the quarterfinals, UIC5 (78-56) in the semis, and the RAP Stars 74-43 in the final. 

The squad consisted of Cole Swider, Dimon Carrigan, Jakigh Dottin, Shandon Brown, Alex Christie, Maurice Works, Caden Dumas, Jared Whitt, and Will Phelan

The is BABC's 20th AAU national championship, and 31st national championship game, since the program was founded in 1977 by Leo Papile and their second consecutive 19u AAU championship.

The BABC 10th grade team, led by head coach Britney Papile, is also in Orlando and finished in 3rd place for...

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Buscetto Earns NE-10 Scholarship

Mike Buscetto 2018

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Waterford High School and Connecticut Playmakers point guard Mike Buscetto made an early commitment to Southern New Hampshire earlier last week.

Buscetto is coming off a big junior season in which he was named second team All-New Haven Register, Conference Player of the Year, and First Team All-State.

SNHU offered him a scholarship last week while he was on their campus for an unofficial visit and it didn't take long for him to accept.

"I picked SNHU because of the location, quality of campus, coaching staff and winning environment," Buscetto told NERR. "I knew right away that the coaches and people at this school would steer me in the right direction outside of basketball."

Buscetto is a quick point guard with outstanding court vision, who averaged over 11 assists per game last season. Buscetto can score them in bunches as well with an outstanding outside shot.

He was also one of the standouts at the Elite 75 College Showcase in late June with a number of D2 coaches on hand.

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Martin to Sacred Heart in 2017

Jaecee Martin 2017

Posted Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Jaecee Martin won't be going to prep school after all.

The Weaver graduate, who finished his high school career with one of the more decorated resumes in recent CIAC history, had planned to attend Woodstock Academy this fall alongside his brother Chaylyn, who had previously committed to Sacred Heart in the class of 2018.

Now though, Jaecee will head to Sacred Heart a year earlier than his brother as he has committed to the Pioneers in the class of 2017.

Martin was named the Hartford Courant's Boys Basketball Player of the Year  last year, averaging 18 points per game while also leading the state in both assists and steals according the the Courant. He also had the distinction of leading Weaver to three consecutive appearances in the stats finals from 2014 to 2016.

More recently, Martin duplicated that success in the Under Armour Association, again ranking among the very best in assists and steals, while playing against some of the top competition in the country with the...

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Magic Win Big Apple

Magic Win Big Apple

Posted Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

The Middlesex Magic have a long and proud tradition of excellence that dates back generations.

This 2017 grassroots season has been something special though. All spring, the Magic collected championships, and major ones at that. First it was the Northeast Hoops Festival, then it was the Pitt Jam Fest, and then the Memorial Day Super 16.

Last week, when they fell at the hands of the D.C. Blue Devils in the finals of the BasketBull Summer Championships, some wondered if they had peaked too early. Only a few days later, the Magic responded with their most impressive championship of the year.

What made the Big Apple Showcase unusual was that the field consisted of the very best non-sneaker sponsored teams from New England to Pittsburgh to Baltimore and all spots in between BUT ALSO sponsored programs from all three major sneaker circuits.

When it was all said and done the Magic, and the Blue Devils alike, proved that you don't need a sneaker contract to compete at the highest level...

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Big Apple Showcase Day 3 Recap

Big Apple Showcase Day 3 Recap

Posted Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

After wrapping up the varsity division on Thursday, the 14s, 15s and 16s division champions were crowned. Here's a look at the rest of the day. 


 

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