Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prep Stars Hit New Haven

One of the top post-graduate basketball events in the country, the National Prep Showcase, hits New Haven this weekend at Albertus Magnus College.

A 23-team field -- including all of the top 10 schools in the country according to the national prep poll -- will be on-hand.

Of particular interest to UConn fans will be the presence of Wilbraham & Monson Academy, which features 7-foot-1 center Enosch Wolf, who'll be a Husky come mid-December. Wilbraham & Monson face Tilton School on Sunday at 5 p.m. Tilton features a UConn target, Nerlens Noel, who is also being sought by Duke, Providence and Washington, among others.

And Andre Drummond will be there, too. Drummond's St. Thomas More School plays Lee Academy on Friday at 5:15 p.m. and Princeton Day on Saturday at 10:45 a.m.

Among the highly-recruited players in the field are: St. Thomas More’s Drummond; Brewster Academy’s Elijah Carter (UCLA, Rutgers, Seton Hall) and Mitch McGary (Illinois, Indiana, Miami, Pittsburgh); Kiski’s Sim Bhullar (Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Kentucky, USC), Stefan Jankovic (West Virginia, Stanford, Florida, Indiana), and Tanveer Bhullar (North Carolina, Duke, Indiana, Pittsburgh); La Lumiere’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea (Texas, Alabama, Baylor, Indiana) and Obij Aget (Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri); Lee Academy’s Anthony Joseph Perez Cortesia (Kansas State, Providence); New Hampton’s Zach Auguste (Boston College, Notre Dame, Baylor, Virginia); Notre Dame Prep’s Myles Davis (Pittsburgh, Villanova, Georgetown, Xavier) and Todd Mayo (Memphis, Baylor, West Virginia); South Kent’s Ricardo Ledo (Louisville, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas); St. Mark’s Alex Murphy (Duke, Florida, Arizona, Villanova) and Kaleb Tarczewski (Kansas, West Virginia, Duke, Indiana); and Tilton’s Nerlens Noel (Providence, Duke, UConn, Washington), Goodluck Okonoboh (Boston College, Providence, USC, Virginia Tech), and Wayne Selden (Duke, Providence, Boston College).

And here are some of the top committed players in the field: Notre Dame Prep’s Khem Birch (Pittsburgh), Angel Nunez (Louisville) and Grandy Glaze (UNLV); Brewster Academy’s Naadir Tharpe (Kansas), Jakarr Sampson (St. John’s), Markus Kennedy (Villanova), and Durand Johnson (Pittsburgh); Bridgton Academy’s Donnie Hale (Purdue); Hargrave Military Academy’s P.J. Hairston (North Carolina), Desmond Wells (Xavier), C.J. Barksdale (Virginia Tech), Marquis Rankin (Virginia Tech), and Robert Brown (Virginia Tech); Northfield Mount Hermon’s Aaron Cosby (Seton Hall); Nia Prep’s Shaquille Thomas (Cincinnati); South Kent’s Maurice Harkless (St. John’s), Derrick Randall (Rutgers), and Ge’lawn Guyn (Cincinatti); St. Andrew’s Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse); and Westwind’s Richard Peters (Oklahoma).

Finally, here's the schedule. Tickets will be available at the door, which will open at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

Friday, November 19th
10:30a.m. Fork Union Military Academy (VA) vs. Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)
12:15p.m. Fishburne Military Academy (VA) vs. Notre Dame Prep (MA)
2:00p.m. Westwind Prep (AZ) vs. Bridgton Academy (ME)
3:45p.m. Hargrave Military Academy (VA) vs. South Kent School (CT)
5:15p.m. Lee Academy (ME) vs. St. Thomas More School (CT)
7:00p.m. Princeton Day (MD) vs. Winchendon School (MA)
8:30p.m. Alif Muhammad Nia School (NJ) vs. Maine Central Institute (ME)

Saturday, November 20th
9:00a.m. Bridgton Academy (ME) vs. Fork Union Military Academy (VA)
10:45a.m. St. Thomas More (CT) vs. Princeton Day (MD)
12:30p.m. New Hampton School (NH) vs. Hargrave Military Academy (VA)
2:15p.m. Brewster Academy (NH) vs. Fishburne Military Academy (VA)
4:00p.m. South Kent School (CT) vs. La Lumiere School (IN)
5:45p.m. Notre Dame Prep (MA) vs. Westwind Prep (AZ)
7:30p.m. St. Mark’s School (MA) vs. Lee Academy (ME)
9:00p.m. Winchendon School (MA) vs. Kiski School (PA)

Sunday, November 21st
10:00a.m. Princeton Day (MD) vs. Brewster Academy (NH)
11:45a.m. Maine Central Institute (ME) vs. Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)
1:30p.m. Kiski School (PA) vs. La Lumiere School (IN)
3:15p.m. Alif Muhammad Nia School (NJ) vs. New Hampton School (NH)
5:00p.m. Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA) vs. Tilton School (NH)
6:30p.m. St. Andrew’s School (RI) vs. Blair Academy (NJ)

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