Six of New England’s top prep school basketball programs have formed a new conference called the New England Basketball League, with its inaugural season being this year. On January 22, they will meet at South Kent School, in order knock out three league standings games and to conveniently showcase their high potential college prospects in one location for college scouts and fans to see.
The games will feature #7 in New England ranked Cushing Academy (MA) against the defending National Prep School Champion Putnam Science (CT), #5 New England ranked South Kent School (CT) against #1 ranked Brewster Academy (NH), and #2 ranked Bradford Christian (MA) vs NEPSAC AAA newcomer, The Newman School (MA)
Below are the profiles of their players:
Cushing Academy (MA)
Nathan Bledsoe (2023) 6'2 guard (Worcester Polytechnic Institute commit) - Bledsoe is the highest level shot maker. Physical frame, understands angles defensively. Can play 2-4 on either end of the floor. Highest level player and student. 4.0 gpa
Harrison Hochberg (2023) 6'6 wing - Strong wing who can guard multiple positions, rip and score downhill, and has deep range on the 3 ball
Jack Margroupis (2023) 6'8 wing - Ranked #21 2023 prospect in New England by NERR. Ranked #28 2023 prospect in New England by Prep Hoops.
Luke McEldon (2023) 6'10 center (Santa Clara University commit) - Ranked #11 2023 prospect in New England by NERR. A true center - embraces the big man role. Rim runner, rebounds outside of his area, scores back to the basket. Body has improved over the past year. LONG arms and elite motor.
Marvin Muslime-Kamali (2023) 6'5 wing (University of Akron commit) - Ranked #17 2023 prospect in New England by NERR
Luke Smith (2023) 6'7 wing - Ranked #98 2023 prospect in New England by Prep Hoops.Smith is a tough and skilled wing. Versatile at 6'7. Guards several positions, knows how to play. Coming off ankle and hand injuries. Stock will soar during NEPSAC and July live periods. D1 MM prospect.
Adrian Uchidiuno (2023) 6'3 guard (Brown University commit) - Ranked #11 2023 prospect in New England by NERR. He is a combo guard that scores in bunches. Great length defensively, big time finisher in transition.
Nate Kwiecinski (2024) 6'7 wing - Kwiecinski has tons of skill and upside. Improved shot maker. Continuing to grow and already 6'7 with good frame. Two older brothers both playing DI.
Henry Stewart (2024) 6'2 guard - Stewart is a 3 level scorer. Gets to his spots in the mid-range, finishes with craft and strong body around the rim. Working to improve athleticism. 3.8 gpa
Jacob Davis (2025) 6'7 forward
Chris Eldredge (2025) 6'1 guard - High level shot maker and skill. Led Dematha summer league in 3 pt shooting % as a Freshman. 3.8 gpa
Nigel James (2025) 6'0 guard
Ryan Ward (2025) 6'3 guard
Ebuka Okorie (2025) 6'2 guard - Holds multiple D1 offers. On a National contender California team last winter, Ebuka starred in the 6th man role as a true freshman and completed the season at 14 years old. Okorie is a true point that can score. Good length and quickness defensively. Highest level basketball instincts. Plays AAU with Team New England. 4.0 gpa
Putnam Science Academy (CT)
Muazibini Jabal Adamu (2023) 6'10 center
Blake Barkley (2023) 6'8 forward (Northwestern University commit)
Mouhamed Dioubate (2023) 6'7 small forward (University of Alabama commit)
DJ Dormu (2023) 6'4 guard
Tarique Foster (2023) 6'8 wing (Virginia Commonwealth University commit)
Jason James (2023) 6'0 guard
Jimmy Cami Lohembe (2023) 6'9 forward
Will Lovings-Watts (2023) 6'6 guard
Edwin Linares (2023) 6'8 forward
Miles Rose (2023) 6'4 guard (St Bonaventure University commit)
Darryl Simmons Jr (2023) 5'10 guard
Wadang Pop Wei (2023) 6'9 forward
Duane Thompson (2024) 6'6 small forward
Ramsay Checo (2025) 6'2 guard
Erhunmwunse Oswin (2025) 6'9 forward
Ben Ahmed (2026) 6'10 forward
South Kent School (CT)
Krishen Atwal (2023) 6-5 wing (Air Force Academy commit)
Trey Boyd III (2023) 6'3 shooting guard guard - A high level shooter, projected to be a Low Major/Mid Major prospect.
Jalen Cox (2023) 6'4 point guard - A jet quick play maker, projected to be a Mid Major prospect.
Elmarko Jackson (2023) 6'3 point guard (University of Kansas commit)
Papa Kante (2023) 6'10 forward (University of Michigan commit)
Jalal Mckie (2023) 6'4 shooting guard - A high level shooter, projected to be a Low Major prospect.
Kamal Muhammad 6'8 (2023) A physical and tough player, high academic player, projected to be a Low Major prospect.
Isaiah Watts (2023) 6'3 combo guard (Seton Hall University commit)
Elijah Wilborn (2023) 6'8 forward - A big bodied and athletic player, has multiple Low Major offers.
Nate Guerengomba (2024) 6'4 combo guard, projected to be a High Major prospect.
Jacob Hogarth (2024) 6-8 forward - An athletic and versatile player, has a Mid Major offer.
Oliver Jones (2024) 6'0 point guard - Projected to be a Ivy League, Patriot League or American East level player.
Luke Razi (2024) 6'3 point guard - Projected to be a NESCAC, Ivy or Patriot League level player.
Jason Schofield (2024) 6'8 forward - A skilled post player, who can also shoot it, Has multiple Mid Major/High Major offers.
Jojo Wallace (2024) 6'3 combo guard - Projected to be a Mid Major prospect.
Brewster Academy (NH)
Solomon Ball (2023) 6'3 shooting guard ( University of Connecticut commit)
Carey Booth (2023) 6'9 power forward (Penn State University commit)
Taylor Bowen (2023) 6'9 forward (Florida State University commit)
Aidan Cammann (2023) 6'9 forward (Harvard University commit)
Reid Celestin (2023) 6'6 guard
Aaron Clark (2023) 6'5 shooting guard (Wake Forest University commit)
Reid Ducharme (2023) 6'6 small forward (Xavier University commit)
Comeh Emuobor (2023) 6'5 small forward
JP Estrella (2023) 6'11 forward (University of Tennessee commit)
JB Frankel (2023) 6'3 point guard
Will Franks (2023) 6'7 wing
Sawyer Mayhugh (2023) 6'10 forward (University of Massachusetts commit)
Jeremiah Jenkins (2024) 6'0 point guard
Bradford Christian Academy (MA)
Isaac Bonilla (2023) 6'1 guard ( University of Maine commit) - Bonilla knocks down shots from deep, but can play off the bounce and has an advanced pullup and floater game. Isaac is a true scorer who finds a way to score the basketball and was one of the most feared shooters in NEPSAC this year as he is deadly when given any space. He is a zone breaker and a fearless shooter of the basketball. He is also one of the best guards in moving without the basketball as he puts in his work ahead of time. He is continuously on the move looking for the next opportunity to score the basketball. Plays AAU for the Mass Rivals.
Jordan Clayton (2023) 6'2 point guard (Northwestern University commit) - Clayton plays extremely hard, sacrifices his body for his team, and it translates to winning. He also distinguishes himself with high level intellect and excellent decision making. He is elite on both ends. A versatile scorer at all three levels. He is an exceptional shot maker, who can score coming off screens, putting the ball on the floor, including the midrange jumper, floater, or finishing strong at the rim. Holds muliple D1 offers. Played AAU with Mass Rivals. 4.2 gpa
Jed Maina (2023) 6'3 guard - aina has great touch and is a legitimate three-point threat. He also has a physical body and uses his frame to rebound and finish around the rim. Maina is constantly evolving as he has made significant improvements over the last year.
Sean Njenga (2023) 6'2 guard - Njenga is an excellent scorer, as he can knock down the 3 and get to the rim and finish in traffic. Njenga has a knack for getting his hands on the basketball, including being an excellent rebounder. Plays AAU for Mass Rivals.
Jayden Colon (2024) 6'6 forward - Colon is a southpaw that has the combination of size, skill, athleticism, and touch that is hard to find in a rising junior. He is developing into a major mismatch problem. A step away 4 who can also score with his back to the basket. He has a natural feel for the game, an extremely soft touch and can play and cover multiple positions. His versatility makes him a special project and a D1 prospect. Plays AAU with Mass Rivals.
Umari Seney (2024) 6'2 point guard - Seney is a shifty, lefty PG who plays fast, athletically and extremely hard. Scores the basketball in a multitude of ways. He uses his shiftiness to create space, and then rises into foul line jumpers which he makes consistently. Also an excellent three-point shooter who can shoot off of the dribble as well as an excellent finisher at the rim. Uses his athleticism and length to be an excellent defender. Plays AAU for Mass Rivals.
Kur Teng (2024) 6'4 guard - Teng is ranked in the Top 40 37 nationally by ESPN, Rivals, 247 Sports and On3. He is ranked as the #2 Class of 2024 prospect in New England by Prep Hoops. Teng is one of the top scorers of the basketball regardless of class. He is a high IQ, crafty guard, who has great touch from anywhere on the floor. A feared scorer, he is an elite shooter off the catch who attacks off the bounce as well. He moves exceptionally well when he doesn’t have the basketball and is extremely efficient when he receives the ball, knocking down threes, using one dribble to get into a pull up, or a two dribble floater to get to the rim. Hold offers from Michigan State, Georgetown, UMASS, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Siena, Texas A&M, Washington State, and Wichita State. Plays for the Mass Rivals.
Anthony Troncellito (2024) 6'2 guard - Troncellito can lead a team as well as play off the ball. He scores the ball in a variety of ways, making shots from the perimeter and is a crafty playmaker and finisher at the rim. He has excellent leadership skills and makes good decisions with the basketball. Plays AAU with Expressions Elite.
George Turkson (2024) 6'8 forward - Turkson is ranked nationally by ESPN, 247 Sports and On3. He is super long and athletic with a high-high motor and moves up and down the floor with such speed and grace. Plays well above the rim, protects the rim at the highest live, and finishes with authority at the rim. He exudes toughness and enjoys challenging every shot at the rim and seeking out rebounds. He hedges hard on defense when having to defend ball screens, creates havoc for opposing PGs, and then is excellent at recovering to the forward. Turkson’s game continues to evolve offensively as has he has a nice-looking stroke from both mid and long range. Hold offers from Seton Hall, Boston College, Brown, Providence, Rutgers, and Texas A&M. Plays AAU with Mass Rivals. 4.7 gpa
Drew Bander (2025) 6'1 guard - Brander is an extremely athletic guard who knocks down the long ball at a consistent rate and can rebound and finish above the rim. The sophomore guard continues to grow game by game on both ends of the court. He is a D1 prospect with big things ahead of him.
Owen Crowley (2026) 6'2 shooting guard - As a freshman, Crowley extends the defense as he shoots it well from deep. He will be a player to watch as his body and game matures in the years ahead.
The Newman School (MA)
Julius Joseph Brown (2023) 6'3 guard - Athletic slashing guard. Legit on ball defender. D2 level prospect
Dominic Commisso (2023) 6'9 forward - Low Major prospect out of Chicago.
Finley Sheridan (2023) 6'9 forward (Stetson University commit)
Chance Morrish (2023) 6'1 guard - Dynamic lefty playmaker. Low major D1 prospect.
Joe Pebley (2023) 6'9 forward - Physical, smart big man. Son of TCU Womens Head Coach, Raegan Pebley. D2/ High Academic D3 level prospect
Khalil Badru (2024) 6'5 wing - Holds D1 offers. Above the rim finisher. Great defender.
Hudson Geremia (2024) 6'5 wing - Projected Ivy or Patriot League level player. High level shooter.
Coleman Hopson (2024) 6'3 point guard skilled, smooth guard. Developing physically. High ceiling.
James LaFrance (2024) 6'3 point guard - Scholarship level player. High academic. Great shooter.
Ryan Mela (2024) 6'6 forward - #7 ranked player in New England Class of 2024. Projected High Major prospect.
KeSean Shillingford (2024) 6'11 forward - A D1 prospect. Raw lefty big man, high ceiling. Only been playing for 3 years.
Luka Toews (2024) 6'2 point guard - #12 ranked player in New England Class of 2024. Best pure point guard in New England. Projected High Major prospect.