NERR-TV Videos Released from #E75 Frosh/Soph

NERR-TV Videos Released from #E75 Frosh/Soph

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017

Last month the very best prospects from New England's 2020 and 2021 classes gathered for the 10th annual Elite 75 Showcase - Frosh/Soph Edition and the event was every bit as good as advertised with unprecedented depth and talent in the field.

Now, it is time to relive some of those moments as NERR-TV is releasing nearly 50 personalized highlight videos for prospects in attendance. To see the footage, simply click on the prospect's name, which will take you directly to their NERR prospect page where the video will be displayed in the upper right hand corner.

NERR-TV isn't just available at all NERR individual events but also throughout the course of the high school and grassroots seasons. Click here to learn more about the ways in which any prospect can take advantage of the NERR platform, which has averaged over 10,000 daily views for over the last five years.

Devin Morales
Terrell Jarvis
Nick Thomas
Solomon Hearn
Aracelio Rivera
Augustus Larson
Matt Knowling
Quinn Kelly
Tal...

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Zero Gravity New England Hoops Festival - Event Recap

Zero Gravity New England Hoops Festival - Event Recap

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Zero Gravity New England Hoops Festival brought out the best talent in New England to compete this weekend. This crop of prospects was among the most talented we’ve seen this fall on the ZG circuit and games were ultra-competitive down in the South Shore.

At the Varsity level we saw Middlesex Magic take the American title over RI Elite - Light to cap off an undefeated weekend at 5-0. The Massasoit Warriors were champs of the National division by outlasting RI Elite as well.  

In the 10th grade BABC left no doubt and came away atop the American division led by Quest Harris and Shemar Dennis. Mystic Valley Pride beat out C4 to become National division champions while Mass Attack held on by 2 to take the International bracket.

Boston Bobcats Elite won the American division for 9th grade convincingly over BABC. The National Champion was the MPC Blue Devils, and Brockton Reign Elite captured the International crown.

Standout Players

Keegan Records (Blue Wave/BBN Elite, 2018)...

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Duke Heading Home

David Duke 2018

Posted Friday, October 13th, 2017

Friday was a big day for Cushing Academy and Mass Rivals senior guard David Duke as he celebrated his 18th birthday and also announced his verbal commitment to play for his hometown school, Providence College, just as they were set to celebrate their annual midnight madness event.

Providence emerged victorious  over a final five that also included Virginia Tech, Villanova, Indiana, and Florida.

The decision also culminates a dream scenario for Providence as they reunite Duke, A.J. Reeves, and current freshman Makai Ashton-Langford off a Rivals 2016 team that swept every major Adidas summer championship.

Duke is a big lead guard who has taken his game to new levels within the last year and yet is still just scratching the surface of his potential. In addition to his positional size and length, he's also a high level athlete with instinctive playmaking ability, great use of both hands, a frame that is developing at a rapid rate, and the ability to change the game at both ends of the...

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Yags’ Point Forward - 1st Prep Impressions Part 2

Yags’ Point Forward - 1st Prep Impressions Part 2

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017

 

After featuring Woodstock, Commonwealth and Loomis Chaffee in last week’s edition. It’s only appropriate to group the following programs together in this week’s version since each of their head coaches stepped to the alter on the same day two weeks ago. They could’ve saved a lot of money by paying for AA commissioner Mike Hart to become a justice of the peace and having his preside over the ceremonies after the next conference coach’s meeting. Then again, it probably would’ve turned into another scheduling issue and the wives don’t deserve that mess.

Anyway, congratulations fellas!  Now here’s a first look into their talent-laden prep programs….

MACDUFFIE

During their first season together and playing against teams that were physically mature and more experienced in the NEPSAC, Jacque Rivera’s core of talented young prospects predictably got roughed up from time to time. But the lessons they learned from last season are already being applied and this year’s MacDuffie crew is set...

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ZG New England Hoops Festival Preview

ZG New England Hoops Festival Preview

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The stakes continue to increase with each passing week as the Path to the Belt is now halfway through and Zero Gravity's New England Hoops Festival on tap for this weekend with the biggest field we've seen so far this season.

The varsity division alone features 50 teams, which is almost unprecedented for a fall grassroots tournament in the United States, but the field is just as talented as it is deep with the likes of Mass Rivals, Middlesex Magic, New England Playaz, Rise Above Basketball, Expressions Elite, Boston Bocats, Mass Select, Mass Elite, Rhode Island Elite, Evo Elite, ASA, and WrightWay Skills among others.

The winners will join a list of champions that already includes the likes of Mig's Team of Springfield, The Cobras, Boston Bobcats, B2L, and BABC.

There are 30 more teams in the 10th grade division which features the likes of Mass Select, Boston Bobcats, Middlesex Magic, Central Mass Swarm, Mass Select Gold, and ASA Select. They'll be fighting to join the likes of...

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Prep Profile - Bridgton Academy

Fardaws Aimaq 2018

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Class AAA of the NEPSAC is down to just five teams this year as South Kent School has moved to AA and after having profiled Brewster Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon, St. Thomas More, and New Hampton School over the course of the last week it is time to turn our attention to Bridgton Academy.

The narrative really hasn’t changed at Bridgton in recent years as the former NEPSAC powerhouse has been relegated to strive for the role of giant killer as their lack of financial aid dollars has prevented them from competing for the championships they dominated a decade ago.

The only common denominator among those distinct generations has been head coach Whit Lesure, a true legend of prep school basketball, who continues to approach the job with no less enthusiasm than he did when his roster was comprised by a collection of mid to high-major prospects.

The Returners

Other than Lesure, there are none. Not even the assistant coach returns from last season and ultimately that is just part of...

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Tiedemann Earns Full Ride

David Tiedemann 2018

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

It isn't often that a product of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League earns a full athletic scholarship for basketball. In fact, it's happened just once in the last five years.

That's what made the commitment of Westerly High School's David Tiedemann all the more noteworthy.

The 6-foot-8 forward made a verbal commitment to Assumption College on Monday, accepting a full four year scholarship offer from the Northeast 10 Conference School.

Tiedemann was a virtual unknown outside of the Ocean State before this spring but he joined PTT Elite and became a part of their foundation as they made their presence felt in New England this spring.

He first made a name for himself at the Elite 75 Academic Experience in March and by the time he returned to the Elite 75 College Showcase in June, he had Assumption and other scholarship level coaches following his progress.He continued to take his game to unprecedented levels in the month of July as he showed signs of putting together his rare...

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Prep Profile - New Hampton School

Prep Profile - New Hampton School

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017


As we continue our tour through Class AAA of the NEPSAC we’ll head to New Hampton School where head coach Nick Whitmore begins his second season at the head of the program.

In some ways though this second season is more of a new beginning than last year was as almost the entire roster has turned over and quite a bit of young talent has joined the program.

The Returners

It’s a short list – Shandon Brown.

Brown is the only returning player from last year’s team and ultimately responsible for showing the newcomers “the New Hampton way” that was first coined under former head coach, and current Dartmouth assistant, Peter Hutchins and carried over when Whitmore took over.

If the open gym we attended was any indication, that culture remains very much intact, and truthfully that isn’t much of a surprise given that Brown is one of the most well-known leaders in New England. Beyond that, the George Washington commit is a highly competitive and experienced guard who has seen the highest...

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ZG Beast of the East - Event Recap

ZG Beast of the East - Event Recap

Posted Monday, October 9th, 2017

The Zero Gravity Fall Circuit is now through three weeks of competition marking the season’s halfway point. An even field led to some very competitive basketball this weekend and the emergence of some young talent on teams across all age groups.

Mig’s Team of Springfield built off a championship last weekend to take the American title in the Varsity division in convincing fashion, they’re loaded with talent and having a great fall so far. The Cobras won the National division, and have also been a team that has racked up a good amount of wins this season.

The Rhode Island Rivals played some great basketball this weekend and won the 10th grade National division. The Boston Blazers went 4-0 on the weekend and came away with an International division trophy.

At the 9th grade level Mig’s Team captured their second American championship of the weekend while Too Much Game withstood a late comeback effort to finish out their quest for National title. In the International division it was...

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Introducing the New England Skills Academy

Introducing the New England Skills Academy

Posted Sunday, October 8th, 2017

For over a decade the New England Recruiting Report has been in the exposure business. In that time, we've seen New England basketball reach unprecedented levels of prosperity, both in terms of the success of our teams as well as the national recognition of our individual prospects.

Often times though, there can be a thin line between exposure and being exposed. Everybody wants exposure until they realize that they aren't quite ready to earn it given the opportunity and while we always remember those who succeed, the stories of those who miss out are forgotten much more frequently.

With that in mind, we are very excited to announce a new instructional program that will help players in the region prepare for those opportunities for exposure that they so badly want.

The New England Skills Academy is a pre-season training program that strives to not only prepare players for the upcoming season but also expose them to philsophies and training techniques that they would see at the...

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