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Every year the post-season tournament seeding committees for the New England Prep School Athletic Counsel have a very tough job in choosing the 1 through 8 best teams for the NEPSAC championship post-season tournaments. If for no other reason, than the fact that the teams under consideration are spread out over seven states.

Consequently, many of the teams who consider themselves a contender try to use their open schedule dates to travel to events that will get them matched up against competitors who they wouldn't otherwise face in their local regions. 

On December 15-17, six different NEPSAC Class A prep schools, St Sebastian’s School (Needham, MA), Brunswick School (Greenwich, CT), St Pauls (Concord, NH), Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, CT), Nobles & Greenough School (Deham, MA) and Taft School (Watertown, CT) are gathering at St Sebastians for the Class A Winter Classic to create tournament seeding impactful games. 

The event also proves to be a college scout's buffet, because every team features future NCAA players. Below, we profile many of them.

 

2023s

Dara Adeyemi (2023) 6'7 center Taft School (CT). Hails from England. A physical specimen. Dara is a top tier student who has a high ceiling but is a bit raw. He is great rebounder and plays with a high motor. He can face up and drive while finishing through contact. 

 

Trevor Barry (2023) 5’10 guard Noble & Greenough School (MA). Very quick guard who likes to play defense all 94-feet from the basket.

 
Bruno Batty (2023) 6’3 forward Noble & Greenough School (MA). Athletic big man who runs the floor and is very active around the basket.

 

Khaden Bennett (2023)  6'4 guard Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) (Quinnipiac University commit) - High character, excels academically and brings an outstanding work ethic to Choate. Last year, for his Texas high school district, he was selected Offensive POY, and 1st Team All-District for his Texas high school.

 

Jack Bleier (2023)  6'3 wing Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) -  Bleier competes with great mind-body toughness and will add goodsize and skill along the perimeter. A terrific student, competitor and beyond coachable. 

 

Ruari Cronin (2023)  6'3 wing Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) - A newcomer to Choate, Cronin is a member of the 
Ireland 18u National Team. He is an excellent student and is widely considered one the best young perimeter players in Ireland and throughout FIBA.

 

Jahki Deloach (2023) 6’3 guard/forward St. Sebastian’s School (MA) - Deloach brings versatility to the court.  Plays the 2, 3, and 4.  Developing into a very good shooter and has the size and length to be an asset at both ends of the court. 

 

Sam Hinman (2023) 6’0 guard St. Sebastian’s School (MA) (Colby College commit) - Sam’s lefty stroke and his high IQ on and off the court made him an important piece of his league championship team.  Has a great understanding of the game.  Shot 42% from behind the arc and 91% from the FT line.

 

Jack Johnson (2023) 6'3 guard Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) - Prior to reclassing Johnson was ranked as a Top 120 Player in New England Class of 2022 by Prep Hoops.  A crafty wing with size and strength, Johnson sees the floor (very unselfish and a good passer) and can extend the defense with his range and ability to shoot the three.  Skilled, and at times will initiate the offense from the point position.  Good perimeter rebounder.  Plays club for Team Rio University.  Potential D2/D3+ prospect. 3.7 gpa 

 

Alan Mashensky (2023) 6'7 forward Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) (New York University commit) - A big and strong version of the positionless player. He can both play bully-ball around the rim and operate in transition with vision, skill and IQ.

 

Devin Oster (2023)  6'0 point guard Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) (Emory University commit) - Oster comes to Choate  from nationally recognized, Blair Academy.  He is a  great student, competitor and someone who understands what it takes to maintain a Championship level program. An standout at the All Academic Basketball showcases,  Oster is a crafty guard that can create shots for himself as well as his teammates.

 

Jon Sigurdsson (2023) 6’10 center Brunswick School (CT) - (NYU commit) Defensive anchor. Averaged 18 ppg, 11 rpg and 6 blocks this season. Polished post game with great hands and footwork. Runs the floor well. Can play out of the pick and roll. Developing perimeter game and has added 10 lbs of muscle this spring. Plays with Riverside UAA. 4.0 gpa

 

Wyatt Triestman (2023) 6’7 guard Brunswick School (CT) - High motor, plays with energy on both ends. Three level scorer that averaged 22 ppg for the Bruins this year. Shot the 3 at 39%. Attacks the glass on both ends averaging 12 rebounds per game. Defensive stopper can guard the perimeter and the post. Can play back to the basket and out of the pick and roll. 3.6 gpa

 

Sam Andreottola (2023) 6’6 stretch forward St Pauls School (NH) (Carnegie Mellon commit, pending admission). A true inside-out forward that is strong, tough, and physical. He combines a skilled back-to-the-basket game with great ball-handling, passing, and shooting. He is dangerous from beyond the arc, sees the court well in DHO action, and has a relentless motor. He is as versatile as they come and a terrific teammate and leader.

 

Logan Carey (2023) 6’3 combo guard St Pauls School (NH) (UMaine commit). Led SS in points (17ppg), rebounds (6rpg), assists (3apg), and steals (2spg) last season. A true three-level scorer who finishes above the rim, is lethal in the mid-range, and knocks down threes consistently. Terrific athleticism and length for his position. Can run a team and make plays or be a dangerous scorer off the ball. Rebounds extremely well for a lead guard and can defend the other team’s top guard. A tenacious competitor and mature leader. Ranked #35 in New England per NERR.

 

Hakeem Daphnis (2023) 6’1 guard Noble & Greenough School (MA) (University of Rochester commit) - Athletic wing player who can really attack the basket in the half-court, especially off of the dribble. Can also shoot the 3.

 

Marc Garraud (2023) 5’10 guard Noble & Greenough School (MA) (Amherst commit) - All ISL guard that led the team in scoring last year averaging 18.5ppg. Very quick point guard who sees the floor. Can score at all three levels and has very deep shooting range. Also averaged 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

 

Matt Lamy (2023) 6’4 shooting guard St Pauls School (NH) (Colby commit, pending admission). A knockdown 3-point shooter and three-level scorer with a consistent pull-up game and good athleticism at the rim. Very high basketball IQ allows him to score efficiently. Strong enough handle to be a secondary ball-handler and playmaker out of ball-screen and DHO action. Loves to defend as much as he loves to score it and uses his athleticism and length to stay in front of talented wings. A very good rebounder for a guard. High ceiling as an athletic 3&D wing. Ranked #20 in NH per NERR.


Will Loewenguth (2023) 6’2 wing Noble & Greenough School (MA). Athletic wing player who really attacks the basket and gets after it on defense - especially his on-ball defense. Very physical player who can guard players much taller/bigger than him.

 

Troy McCall (2023) 6’1 guard St. Sebastian’s School (MA) - Troy made great improvement over the past year.  He shoots the ball very well and has the ability to defend both guard and forwards.  

 

Trevor Mullin (2023) 6’0 guard St. Sebastian’s School (MA) (Yale commit) - Trevor is a highly skilled point guard.  He has the ability to score at all three levels and lead the offense.  He has unlimited range. Led his team in scoring both his freshman, sophomore, and junior years and was selected as the MVP of the Independent School League.  Elected as a co-captain at St. Sebastian’s for the second time.

 

Savion Stroud (2023) 6’2 combo guard St Pauls School (NH) - An elite defender with tremendous length, huge hands, amazing instincts, and no fear. Routinely put the clamps on college-level guards of all levels. All he does is make winning plays on defense and “special teams.” Offensively, he is smart, sees the court well, and can score consistently at all three levels. Getting Division III recruitment and is a diamond in the rough—he will win many games for his future college coach; his contribution just might not show up in the box score.

 

Zion Simmons (2023) 5’11 guard St. Sebastian’s School (MA) - Simmons is an extremely athletic combo guard.  He is unselfish player who changes games with his defensive tenacity.  Also, an elite level football player whose intensity on the gridiron carries over to the court.

 

Vule Sukovic (2023) 6'5 guard Taft School (CT). Hails from Serbia.  A highly skilled shooter. Can score at all 3 levels and has a strong post up game. Vule's best quality is his IQ and understanding of the game. He has a range of interest from high D3-Low D1.


Widmayer Trente Et Un (2023) 6’1 guard Noble & Greenough School (MA). Good ball skills - can play the point or off the ball. Has a solid mid-range game and can also hit from the 3-point line

 

Cooper Wright (2023) 6’6 wing St. Sebastian’s School (MA)  (Colgate commit)  - Cooper is a talented D1 prospect.  He plays with length and athleticism.  High IQ and completely unselfish player who can dominate at both ends of the court

 

2024s

RJ Bennett (2024) 6'3 guard Taft School (CT). RJ is a high level athlete who can finish above the rim. He has D1 athleticism and defends full court. He is a slasher who is becoming efficient from the 3-point line. RJ is getting some Low D1 looks.

 

Riggs Catlin (2024) 6’0 guard Noble & Greenough School (MA) - Athletic guard who will look to contribute this year.

 

Jordan Elliott (2024) 6'2 guard Taft School (CT). Hails from Connecticut. Jordan plays with great pace in transition and can score at all 3 levels. Jordan is a relentless competitor and plays with a high motor. He can defend full court and pressure the ball without getting beat. He was voted team captain by his peers after only being on campus for a month. D2-Low D1

 

Max Fradkin (2024) 5'10 guard Taft School (CT). Hails from Connecticut. Max is as tough as it gets and has all the intangibles. He can run a team and is selfless as a playmaker.  As a scorer he is crafty and uses floaters and change of pace. He is a knockdown shooter who plays with maximum effort. D3+

 

Jake Lucas (2024) 6'4 guard Taft School (CT). Hails from Connecticut. Jake is a high level shooter with a quick release. Jake makes shots from beyond the 3 point line and can make pull-up jumpers. He is a budding driver with room for growth. D3+

 

Luke Newhall (2024) 6’4 wing St Pauls School (NH) - A jack-of-all-trades on the perimeter. Can handle & make plays for others, knockdown open threes, and guard 1-4. Has a non-stop motor and is as tough as they come. Played a 6th man role for us last season and contributes to the game in ways that aren’t seen in the book. His recruitment will be predicated on his development as an athlete and his consistency with his skill set. A terrific teammate with boundless energy.

 

Sam Rudikoff (2024) 6’4 small forward Noble & Greenough School (MA) - A little undersized but plays extremely hard and is a strong presence on the glass on both ends. Good shooting touch both in the mid-range and the 3.

 

Jack Williams (2024) 6’8 forward St. Sebastian’s School (MA) - Jack plays the game with passion and toughness.  He is a vastly improved forward with a long wing-span.  Finishes well around the basket and can shoot the three.  Also, a talented baseball player (P, 1B). Plays AAU for the Bay State Jaguars.

 

2025s

Timmy Bollin (2025) 6’4 guard St. Sebastian’s School (MA) - Timmy brings great versatility to the court as he can play both the 1, 2, or 3.  Has exceptional court vision, makes great decisions, and shoots the ball at a high percentage.  Plays AAU for the Bay State Jaguars.

 

Landon Clark (2025)  6’7 wing St Pauls School (NH) - Already holds an offer from UMaine. Joined St. Paul’s this year from Bangor HS (ME), where he averaged 22ppg and 10rpg last season. Landon has a very high ceiling and is likely to breakout as one of the top 2025s in New England. He is long, athletic, and versatile. He shoots it extremely well from deep, handles it smoothly for his size, and is a high-IQ passer. Also a true competitor with confidence beyond his years. A very high-ceiling for his recruitment as he proves himself in the NEPSAC.

 

Ozzy Diallo (2025) 6'3 guard Taft School (CT). Hails from New York. Ozzy makes 3-pointers with a quick release. He is a capable driver and likes the mid range. Ozzy plays hard and is coachable. He has room for growth as an athlete. D3+

 

Ethan Downey-Lamprey (2025) 6’6 stretch forward/wing St Pauls School (NH) - Averaged 18pts and 12rbs per game last season for Norwell HS (MA). Has a high ceiling as he makes the transition from a forward to a wing. A bouncy, physically strong and mature athlete who finishes well at the rim and shoots consistently from 3. Tenacious on the glass and in the post. Has the potential to develop into a scholarship level player if he improves his handle and his scoring off the bounce—the physical tools, the shooting stroke, and the work ethic are there.

 

Will Graves (2025) 6'3 guard  Brunswick School (CT)  

 

Jaylen Harrell (2025) 6’5 guard/forward St. Sebastian’s School (MA) - Jaylen is a match-up nightmare.  Shoots the ball extremely well and has the ability to take his defender to the post and score.  As a freshman he averaged 16 points a game and made the ISL all-league team.  Plays AAU for Expressions Elite.

 

Jeremiah Ibeziako (2025) 6'6 wing Taft School (CT) - Hails from Nigeria. Jeremiah is a D1 talent who has loads of potential. He is fluid, can play off the bounce and make a catch and shoot. He rebounds outside of his area and changes shots at the rim as he has a 6'11 wingspan. D1+

 

Akhil Janapareddy (2025) 6’0 point guard Noble & Greenough School (MA) - Quick guard who can get to the basket and finishes well. Also a reliable 3 point shooter off the catch-and-shoot.

 

Drew Kahn (2025) 6’1 shooting guard Noble & Greenough School (MA). Very deep range with natural catch-and-shoot ability. Shoots comfortably from NBA distance. Video highlights  Twitter:  @DrewK 

 

Ethan Long (2025) 6'2 point guard Brunswick School (CT)  

 

Jake Palluzzi (2025) 6'0 guard Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) -  Palluzzi was All-State as a sophmore last season for Branford High, in Connecicut He is a multi-sport athlete, whose work ethic is unmatched.  

 

Rylan Singh (2025) 6’7 forward Noble & Greenough School (MA) - Strong forward/wing player that is comfortable playing and scoring with his back to the basket or hitting the catch-and-shoot 3. New player who will look to contribute right away.

 

Sean Taylor (2025) 6’5 forward Noble & Greenough School (MA) - Strong post player that is also a reliable 3 point shooter. Has become a reliable mid-range scorer off of the dribble.

 

2026's

Zach Baum (2026) 6’6 forward Noble & Greenough School (MA) - A dynamic forward who looks to run the floor and puts constant pressure on the offensive and defensive rim - will look to contribute right away. Plays AAU with ASA Select.

 

AJ Dybantsa (2026) 6’8 guard St. Sebastian’s School (MA) - Ranked nationally as one of top 9th graders in the country.  AJ has the ability to score from all three levels and can create his own space.  Plays the game with incredible skill and competitiveness, but also is a team-first, unselfish player.  ISL All-League as an 8th grader.  Plays AAU with Expressions Elite.

 

Coley Mark (2026) 6’9 wing Noble & Greenough School (MA) - A very good shooter with very deep range - will look to contribute right away. Plays AAU with Expressions.



2027
Raul Cruz (2027) 6’0 guard Noble & Greenough School (MA) - An all-around good guard who has a tremendously high basketball I.Q. and is tenacious on defense - will look to contribute right away. Plays AAU with Expressions.


 
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