New England Shines on 2nd Weekend of Live Period

Tremont Waters 2017

Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

New England's four shoe sponsored programs went a combined a combined 11-5 this weekend in the top divisions at the Nike EYBL and Adidas Gauntlet Series.

The Mass Rivals and New England Playaz both finished the weekend 3-1 in Indianapolis. Makai Ashton-Langford and Wenyen Gabriel led the Rivals to a 70-62 win over Team Fast Elite on Friday night as Langford had 19 points on 7-12 shooting from the floor and Gabriel 16 points and 9 rebounds. Both players were again in double figures the next morning, while Wabissa Bede also added 12 points and 4 assists, but the Rivals fell to MBA Hoops 55-54, in their only loss on the Gauntlet Series so far this year. They rebounded with a commanding 78-52 win over New Orleans Elite later Saturday night as Saul Phiri and Tyonne Malone both came alive with 17 and 12 points respectively, while Langford added 11 points in 16 minutes on 5-7 shooting. Sunday brought another blowout win as they handled Florida Elite 57-37 as Ashton Langford went for 20...

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Watkins to UNH in ‘15

David Watkins 2015

Posted Monday, April 27th, 2015

 

 

David Watkins made a verbal commitment to the University of New Hampshire on Monday night, announcing not just his commitment via twitter but also the fact that he's returning to his original class of 2015 and will graduate from Brimmer & May this spring.

Watkins has improved by leaps and bounds in the last two years, expanding his skill set and becoming a consistent shooting threat from the three-point line, while also continuing to add both inches and muscle mass to his frame. He racked up a variety of mid-major scholarship offers in the process.

He averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds this season and came on strong at the end of the season, including a 41 point performance at Cushing Academy.

It was shortly after that performance that several schools, including UNH, started to express interest in him a year earlier than...

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5 Things We Learned at #NEHF

Makai Ashton-Langford 2017

Posted Monday, April 27th, 2015

When all of the top programs in New England get together for the same tournament, you're going to leave having learned a few things. Here were the five biggest take-aways care of CoxHub.

The story, which can be accessed by clicking the link above, includes the likes of Makai Ashton-Langford, Wabissa Bede, Derrick Ellis, Jimbo Lull, Patrick Fisher, Brandon Twitty and Keith Brown along with two high profile national prospects who came from New York, Mohammed Bamba and Rawle Alkins.

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Kris Dunn Returning to Providence

Kris Dunn 2012

Posted Monday, April 27th, 2015

New London High School alum and former Connecticut Basketball Club standout Kris Dunn is returning to Providence College for his senior year despite being projected as a mid-first round draft choice by virtually every major NBA Draft publication.

What does Dunn's decision mean for his team's chances next year and the long-term prospectus of his own career?

CoxHub answers - Click here to read.

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HoopRootz Freshmen Focus: #NEHF Guard Standouts

HoopRootz Freshmen Focus: #NEHF Guard Standouts

Posted Monday, April 27th, 2015

The Northeast Hoops Festival went down last weekend and we had the chance to take in a bunch of games in the Freshmen Division. Below are some guards who impressed in the games which we saw…

David Mitchell - Mass Rivals - Long-rangey southpaw guard had a breakout game for the Rivals in their win over the Playaz Freshmen in a Sunday Showcase Game; going for 26 points on the big-stage to open up eyes across the board. We've been raving about this kid for years now and it's exciting to see him doing his thing on the next stage.

AJ Reeves - Mass Rivals - The top-ranked freshman in New England showed why on Sunday as the swing-man went to work craftily scoring the ball from multiple-levels. Had him for a dozen points and a dozen boards in the Rivals' win against the Playaz.

Trae Qualls - Mass Rivals - Explosively athletic wing-guard from Brockton with tons of raw-ability makes plays on both sides of the ball and has loads of long-term potential as he is in the beginning phases of his...

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HoopRootz Freshmen Focus: #NEHF Wing Standouts

HoopRootz Freshmen Focus: #NEHF Wing Standouts

Posted Sunday, April 26th, 2015

The Northeast Hoops Festival went down last weekend and we had the chance to take in a bunch of games in the Freshmen Division. Below are some wings who impressed in the games which we saw…

Jovan Jones - Mass Rivals - Strong-athletic wing with length now stands right around 6'5" and he was impressive at the NEHF attacking the rim, cleaning the back-board, running the lanes and challenging shots on the trail. Lot to like as he continues to meld his perimeter skills with his new physical tools.

Calvin Whipple - New England Playaz - Long-range sniper has gotten significantly stronger over the past year and he looked good attacking the basket off the drive and finishing through contact at the hoop in addition to knocking down triples in the New England Playaz u16 Showcase Games.

Abraham Diaz - Boston Spartans - Lengthy swing-man with a smooth skill-set scored the pill from multiple-levels while showing the ability to create his own shot off the bounce. Had a level-raising weekend as...

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HoopRootz Freshmen Focus: #NEHF Frontcourt Standouts

Arashma Parks 2018

Posted Friday, April 24th, 2015

The Northeast Hoops Festival went down last weekend and we had the chance to take in a bunch of games in the Freshmen Division. Below are some front-court players who impressed in the games which we saw…

Chris Doherty - New England Playaz - Savage southpaw power forward played to rave-reviews in the Playaz Sophomore Showcase Games; scoring around the basket in a variety of ways on the interior and dominating the glass with force. Don't think there's any doubt that Doherty is a high-major prospect.

Arashma Parks - PSA Cardinals - Long-athletic big-man from Commonwealth Academy has undeniable talent and enticing long-term potential. Makes plays above the rim on both sides of the ball. May well be a player recruited at the highest level as he puts in all together.

Jake Glezen - New England Playaz - Talented big-man had a breakout game against the Rivals; showcasing a splendid array of old-school post-moves and commanding the boards to the tune of 18 points and 11 boards. One of the...

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Commitment Catch-Up

Commitment Catch-Up

Posted Friday, April 24th, 2015

It's been a busy few weeks on the recruiting circuit as the 2016 class has become the emphasis of the current evaluation period while we've simultaneously seen a rush of 11th hour commitments in the class of 2015. Here's a look at some of the most recent:

Avon Old Farms Product D2 Bound

Avon Old Farms post-graduate Stanley Foster signed a National Letter of Intent with St. Michael’s last week. The six-foot-six forward came to the NEPSAC from Rochester (NY), where he previously starred at Bishop Kearney High School.

“We are extremely happy for Stanley.  He has been nothing but an exceptional member of our community since the minute he arrived on campus.  He has worked hard in the classroom as well as on the court, and we think the Stanley and St. Michael’s are a great fit for each other,” Avon Old Farms head coach Tim Roller said. “Stanley had a solid season this past winter but his best basketball is still in front of him and we are excited to see him become a real...

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Evaluation Period Returns

Posted Friday, April 24th, 2015

The evaluation period returns Friday night at 6pm meaning college coaches are out for the last of their second weekends on the spring AAU circuit.

The three major sneaker companies are all holding their own collective events within a 200 mile radius of each other as the Adidas Gauntlet is in Indianapolis this weekend, the Nike EYBL in Lexington and the Under Armour Association in nearby Louisville.

The Mass Rivals and New England Playaz are both in Indianapolis hoping to earn a birth in the Gauntlet Finale, scheduled for the first three days of the July evaluation period. The Rivals open on Friday night while the Playaz are in action first thing Saturday morning with a possible match-up with NY Rens on tap for later in the day if they both win their opening round match-ups. The Rivals u15 and u16 squads are also in action in Indianapolis as are the Playaz' u16 squad.

BABC and Expressions are both in Lexington and set to tip-off with their first game Saturday morning as neither is...

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Kent Big Man D1 Bound

Malcolm Regisford 2015

Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Kent School post-graduate Malcolm Regisford committed to Colgate on Wednesday.

While Regisford had picked up division I offers from Cornell and New Orleans at various points throughout his post-graduate season, the California native returned to the west coast last week to play with his BTI All-Stars club during the first half of the evaluation period.

Regisford came to Kent from California and returned to the west coast to play with his BTI All-Stars club last week for the first half of the evaluation period.

The Raiders staff made the trip to watch and ten days later came away with the commitment.

Regisford is a skilled big man who can both play with his back to the basket as well as step to the perimeter and face-up. He's also an excellent passing big man who has the potential to develop into a very productive player in the Patriot League.

Regisford was a key component of a Kent team that went 18-5 this season and earned the top seed in the NEPSAC Class A tournament.

Below are...

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