Commitment Catch-Up

Commitment Catch-Up

Posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Commitments have come off the board at an unprecedented rate in the last seven days and ultimately that's what it is all about, kids earning a free education.

Did you miss any of the news?

We've got you covered with this commitment catch-up:

South Kent forward San Antonio Brinson to NJIT - click here for story.

Phillips Exeter Academy guard Javante McCoy to Boston University - click here for story.

Brewster Academy and Mass Rivals forward Aaron Wheeler to Purdue - click here for story.

Northfield Mount Hermon and New England Playaz big man Matt Dewolf to Brown - click here for story.

Vermont Academy and New York Rens forward Jordan Nwora to Louisville - click here for story.

Notre Dame-West Haven and Expressions point guard Tremont Waters to Georgetown - click here for story.

Governor's Academy and BABC swingman Jalyn Hinton to Jacksonville - click here for story.

Thayer Academy and D.C. Blue Devils swingman Javaughn Edmonds to Southern New Hampshire - click here for...


ZG Mass Madness Preview

ZG Mass Madness Preview

Posted Friday, October 21st, 2016

As the fall progresses, we can see improvement in many programs.  The quality of basketball has improved every week on the Zero Gravity Fall Circuit and we expect this weekend to be no different as ZG invades southeastern Massachusetts for their annual Mass Madness tournament.

The varsity bracket is wide open this weekend.  A lot of teams, such as Bay State Flash, Mass Select, RI Elite & Synergy have really improved this fall, and are looking to take the next step here at Mass Madness.  With Middlesex Magic in the field, however, they need to be considered the favorite looking at their recent history.  Coming off a title last weekend, they will have the target squarely on their back.  Don't sleep on Expressions 2019 team, however.  They are playing up a division, but their talent may be enough for them to challenge Coach Mike Crotty & the Magic.

The 10th grade division has been owned by BABC so far this fall.  Even with their success, there will certainly be challengers aiming right...


Edmonds Makes His Pick

Javaughn Edmonds 2017

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Thayer Academy and D.C. Blue Devils' senior Javaughn Edmonds became the latest New England product to accept a scholarship offer on Thursday as he took to his twitter account to announce his commitment to Southern New Hampshire.

The commitment is an impressive one for SNHU as Edmonds had multiple scholarship offers on the table, from both the division I and II levels, and is still just scratching the surface of his potential.

A long 6-foot-5 lefty who shoots the ball with range and is starting to diversify his offensive attack, Edmonds has a wealth of weapons at his disposal and the potential to play multiple positions a the division II level.

He joins his Thayer Academy teammate Jordan Mello-Klein, who committed to Bentley over the summer, in heading to the...


Hinton Headed South to Play D1

Jalyn Hinton 2017

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2016

A busy day of commitments saw one more piece of good news come across the wire late Wednesday night when Governor's Academy and BABC swingman Jalyn Hinton made a verbal commitment to Jacksonville University.

Jacksonville is a Division I university in Florida which competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Hinton had a breakout spring and summer playing with BABC on the EYBL circuit, serving as a key cog in their rotation as they extended their national leading streak of consecutive Peach Jam appearances.

A super long and athletic lefty on the wing, Hinton was a playmaker on both ends of the floor as he thrived in BABC's trademark full-court pressure and was a constant threat to throw down some explosive finishes in the open floor. Moving forward, he still has quite a bit of potential left to discover as his frame fills out and he extends his shooting range away from the basket.

In other words, Hinton proved he could impact the highest levels of competition this summer and yet is...


Waters Announces Commitment to Georgetown

Tremont Waters 2017

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Tremont Waters went back to the school where he first learned to play to announce his college decision.

Waters and his parents sat down at the Farnam School in New Haven with three hats in front of him - Georgetown, Indiana and Kentucky.

It was only about two minutes in that he announced he would be a Hoya and for the better part of the next 30 minutes he discussed his decision making process, his roots in the city of New Haven and future ambitions among other things.

Waters has been a star in New England literally since his first high school game, when he went off for 37 points as a freshman for South Kent in 2013 National Prep Showcase, an accomplishment that was totally unprecedented at that type of national post-graduate event. He went on to score his 1000th point at South Kent before the end of his sophomore season, contined to grow his game as a junior and then joined Expressions Elite to help them make a run to the quarterfinals of the EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.



Vermont’s Nwora is Louisville Bound

Jordan Nwora 2017

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Vermont Academy post-graduate Jordan Nwora made a verbal commitment to Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino on Wednesday, announcing his decision via his twitter account.

The 6-foot-7 forward is one of the best shooters throughout the entire country. He converted 39% of his attempts from behind the three-point line while starring with the New York Rens during EYBL play, but beyond that number, he also developed a reputation for being able to make tough shots with a hand in his face.  His contributions were a pivotal part of the Rens' run to the Peach Jam quarterfinals.

Following the conclusion of the EYBL season and the July evaluation period, Nwora took part in Adidas Nations and earned high praise in the nationally televised event.

Now, he's joining a Vermont Academy team that is looking to defend their NEPSAC AA crown. He is the third VA product to commit to a division I school in the class of 2017 as...


NERR-TV Releases #E75 Frosh/Soph Footage

NERR-TV Releases #E75 Frosh/Soph Footage

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

NERR-TV has released over 50 highlight videos from last month's Elite 75 Showcase - Frosh/Soph Edition. The videos are available on the NERR-TV YouTube Page as well as in the NERR-TV page on the NERR site. Below is a small sample of the highlights while you can see them in their entirety through the following links.

Check out the full NERR-TV profiles for the following prospects:

John Packard
Nick Bray
Kyle Rocker
Nick Muche
Ethan Adams
Jack Shannon
Josh Murphy
Dylan Celona
Casey Decost
Sean Flynn
Sean Duke
Christian Beck
Gavin Greene
Sean Kralik
Nate Siow
Jack Richards
Aaron Strong
Jayden Reaves
Jay Reynolds
Gob Gabriel
Jarron Flynn
Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd
Anthony Clayton
Tommy Doran
Michael Tavilla
Jamel Shaheed
Che Evans Jr.
Kyle Daniels
Dyondre Dominguez
Zach Gibson
Jalin Sinclair
Declan OSullivan
Marc Dolgin
Brian Bennett
Aiden Johnson
Grayson Herr
Jonathan Kempf
Jayquan Leonard
Joshua Reaves
Xahn Frater
Brandon Weiss
Jay Bosch
Josh Jahnz
Joel Pullen
Jayden Bobbett
Jaylen Smith


Wheeler Makes the Call

Aaron Wheeler 2017

Posted Monday, October 17th, 2016

Brewster Academy and Mass Rivals forward Aaron Wheeler made a verbal commitment to Purdue on Monday following an official visit to their campus over the weekend.

Wheeler has been one of the hottest prospects in New England in recent weeks as consistently strong showings in the Brewster open gyms have attracted the likes of Arkansas, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Creighton and others.

"I was considering other schools and talking about settings up other visits," Wheeler said, "but talking to [Purdue head] Coach [Matt] Painter this weekend, he said they have a couple of guys who might be leaving for the draft so there's going to be immediate opportunities for playing time and I'd be able to compete for that. I just thought coming into a top 25 program and having a chance to play right away was huge."

Wheeler spent the past year running with the Mass Rivals on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit and provided some very important moments this summer when the team won four different championships,...


DeWolf is Ivy Bound

Matt Dewolf 2017

Posted Monday, October 17th, 2016

Northfield Mount Hermon School and New England Playaz big man Matt Dewolf made a verbal commitment to Brown University on Monday.

The pledge is a homecoming of sorts for the 6-foot-9 center who previously starred at Barrington High School in Rhode Island before transferring to NMH and repeating his junior year.

In addition to the opportunity to play close to home in front of family and friends, his commitment will also reunite him with his former high school teammate Corey Daugherty, who is now a freshman for the Bears.

Now in his second season at NMH, DeWolf has made great strides in his game over the course of the last 15 months and earned a handful of division I offers as a result.

"When you're around a kid like Matt DeWolf on a daily basis and able to see the development and progress he's had over the last two years," NMH head coach John Carroll said, "then you just don't have any doubt that he's going to have an impact in the Ivy League and be a very good player for Brown...


ZG NE Hoops Fest - Event Recap

ZG NE Hoops Fest - Event Recap

Posted Monday, October 17th, 2016

In one of the most talent-filled tournaments in the northeast, more than 250 teams gathered for the Zero Gravity NE Hoop Festival across southeastern Massachusetts this past weekend.  Along with several programs turning the corner, many players stood out; some of whom are established in New England, and some who are making a name for themselves right in front of our eyes.

The Varsity division saw Middlesex Magic take a familiar position atop the bracket, as they had to grind out a victory over a tough Beantown Bulls team that has played better and better each week.  While the Magic claimed the American Championship, the National Championship belonged to Boston Bobcats- Carter, who cruised to victory in the final.  RI Cyclones were big winners in the International Championship, too.

BABC took the crown in the American Championship of the 10th grade division.  Evolution RB/GL fought through a tough semifinal and final to capture the National Championship.  Middlesex Magic- Kedner made...

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