The Gosman Sports Complex was crawling with talent on Sunday as the Stars of Tomorrow Camp featured unprecedented levels of talent and potential. HoopRootz and the New England Recruiting Reort were front and center from start to finish, keeping tabs on the action.
Here's a recap of the action via our patented "twitter blog":
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Talent was all over the floor at Brandeis University on Saturday for the opening session of the Stars of Tomorrow Camp for rising 9th - 11th graders. Here's a look back at the action through our patented "twitter blog."
The search for rising Stars officially begins on Saturday as session I of the Stars of Tomorrow Camp kicks off at Brandeis University.
Rising 9th through 11th graders will converge on Waltham for three full days of competitive, instruction, education and exposure while the New England Recruiting Report and HoopRootz will be on hand the entire time to recap the action.
Which prospect will make a name for himself this weekend to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jared Terrell, Tomas Murphy and Nate Lewsewski?
This was the first time in recent years that the NBA Draft didn't include a true local product in the first round.
Yes, Chris McCullough, who spent his prep school years at Salisbury and Brewster Academy, was taken late in the first round by the Brooklyn Net, but it wasn't until the Nets selected Pat Connaughton, subsequently trading him to the Trail Blazers, that we heard the name of a true New England native.
That wasn't always expected to be the case though.
New London, Connecticut native and Providence guard Kris Dunn was widely projected to be a mid-first round pick, before he opted to return to the Friars to both get his degree and better prepare himself for an NBA career.
Worcester Academy unsigned senior big man Nick Pasquale came off the board on Thursday with a commitment to hometown Assumption College.
The news was tweeted by both Worcester Academy head coach Jamie Sullivan and assistant coach Dan Sullivan.
The 6-foot-11 southpaw big man had been consistently recruited at the division I level for the better part of the last two years, but was limited by injuries throughout most of his senior season.
He joins his Worcester Academy teammate Jeff Spellman, to become the second Hilltopper to commit to a Northeast 10 Conference school in as many months. All five members of Worcester’s 2015 class have now solidified their plans for next year with Patrick Benzan heading to Holy Cross, Ben Marello to Henderson State and James Loring to WPI.
For Assumption first year head coach Michael Harding, Pasquale not only provides a division I caliber talent, but the type of size and interior presence that typically doesn’t exist in the NE-10.
The 2015 NBA Draft takes place Thursday night in New York and as usual NERR has a full preview, New England style.
While this year's draft doesn't have quite the same local flavor as some previous years, neither in the lottery or with the overall depth of potential New England products hoping to hear their name called, there are still a few familiar faces that could come across the T.V.
The first is Massachusetts native Pat Connaughton, who previously starred at St. John's Prep and with the Middlesex Magic, prior to his career at Notre Dame, which culminated with an ACC championship and run to the Elite Eight this past March. Widely considered to be a second round pick, there's been a growing buzz near the end of the first round where programs like San Antonio and Golden State have reportedly shown late interest.
Former Salisbury and Brewster Academy forward Chris McCullough, who starred with the PSA Cardinals (then called Team Scan) on the AAU circuit, is another player with a...
The first session of the annual New England Stars of Tomorrow Camp returns to New England this weekend as some of the top underclassmen prospects in New England will look to prove themselves in front of evaluators from both the New England Recruiting Report and HoopRootz.
Last summer it was campers including Hamidou Diallo and Nate Laszewski, both of whom were relative unknowns at the time, that stood out as top prospects in the making, and a year later, both are well on their way to living up to those expectations as Diallo is now a nationally ranked prospect in the class of 2017 and Laszewski appears on the verge of reaching similar heights in the class of 2018.
Diallo and Laszewski were just two of the most recent rising stars to come through the Stars of Tomorrow Camps. With that in mind, see if you recognize any of these familiar faces:
Who will be next to break out? Only time will well.
Limited spots are still remaining in session I of the Stars of Tomorrow Camp....
The NBA Player's Association Top 100 Camp wrapped up on Saturday at the University of Virginia and by the time it was all said and done all three of New England's representatives had shown what they were capable of.
Hamidou Diallo and Omari Spellman both lived up to the hype they generated early in the week, culminating with spots on the camp all-star team, while Bruce Brown wound up setting a camp high with 6 steals in a single game.
Courtside Films was on hand and delivered highlight films of Brown and Spellman among a variety of other players:
A few recent commitments have come via the Little East Conference.
Western Connecticut State University has a pair of incoming guards who could make quite a formidable backcourt tandem in Maloney High School's Tracy Rumley and Williston Northampton's Kieran Hamilton.
The six-foot Rumley had a decorated high school career in the city of Meriden, beginning his career at Platt before spending his final two seasons at Maleony.
He averaged over 17 points and nearly 5 rebounds per game as a junior, earning Hartford Court Fab 15 honors in the process and generating recruiting interest from a variety of division III and scholarship level programs.
A well built guard with a quick first step to get into the paint and a broad upper body to absorb contact and finish, Rumley's best asset is his ability to make plays going to the rim, but he's worked hard to develop his shooting range from beyond the three-point line as well.
Rumley was a marked man as a senior, but still averaged nearly 16...