Elite 75 Showcase in the National News
August 18th, 2008
The New England Elite 75 Showcase wasn’t just big news in our region last week, it was big news all over the country. In fact, both ESPN.com and Scout.com had recaps of the event as their featured story throughout the weekend.
As always, the New England Elite 75 Showcase drew a wide variety of local and national media attention this year. Jeff Goodman (Fox Sports), Tom Konchalski (HSBI), Antonio Williams (ESPN), and Phil Kasiecki (hoopville) are just a few of the national writers and scouts who were in the Boston University gym to cover last Thursday’s event.
Williams’ story, “Living in the Limelight” has been the lead article on ESPN.com’s recruiting page since Friday. The story includes write-ups on Thomas Knight, Akeem Williams, Jordan Williams, Denzel Brito, Steven Samuels, Carson Desrosiers, Ike Azotam, Danny Lawhorn, Erik Murphy, Matt Brown, Jared Johnson, Jordan Laguerre, Dominique Langston, Kyle Stockmal, Cory Stockmal, Kyle Casey, Rashad Wright, and Clancy Rugg.
Scout.com also had a recap of the Elite 75 as their headlined story this weekend. “New England Elite 75” praises the performances of Murphy, Jordan Williams, Knight, Samuels, Casey, Brown, Brito, Desrosiers, Anthony Jernigan, Mike Carter-Williams, Andre Drummond, Alex Murphy, Azotam, Laguerre, Louis Montes, Lawhorn, Akeem Williams, Pat Donnelly, and Mike Rivera.
Goodman wrote about the event in his blog, "Good n'Plenty". Knight, Casey, Jordan Williams, Drummond, Billy Baron, Gerard Coleman, Erik Murphy, Alex Murphy, and Desrosiers were among those who caught his eye.
Of course, Hoopville also highlighted the Elite 75. New England native Phil Kasiecki even brought along a couple of other members of his writing team to cover the event in as much depth as possible. “New England Elite 75 Recap” mentions Azotam, Will Bayliss, Brito, Brown, Ben Crenca, Desrosiers, Drummond, Egi Gjikondi, Peter Kaasila, Knight, Lagurre, Greg Langston, Lawhorn, Javon McCrea, Murphy, Rivera, Ryan Romich, Rugg, Samuels, Smotrycz, the Stockmals, Akeem Williams, Jordan Williams, and Rashad Wright.
All of us at the New England Recruiting Report would like to thank the players and coaches who were in attendance as well as Reebok Basketball, The Rock, and POWERade who all served as sponsors of the event. Also, a thank you to nextplay.com who once again filmed all the action of the showcase and created the higlight reel which is posted on our front page. Finally a special thanks to all of the numerous media outlets who helped to give New England’s best their due on the national stage.
This concludes our coverage of the third annual New England Elite 75 Showcase.