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Lab Prep Recap: Alex Berry

Lab Prep Recap: Alex Berry

Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

We continue our Lab Prep Camp recaps with 2024 guard Alex Berry. Berry is a solid leader with a very versatile game. He is well ahead of his years in terms of work ethic, basketball iq, mental makeup and has a consistent will to get better. Alex takes coaching well and continues to be one of the most coachable kids in the field. Reclassifying to 2024, Berry should be one to watch moving forward! We also sat down with Alex… READ MORE >

Lab Prep Recap: David Ayles

Lab Prep Recap: David Ayles

Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Our second recap from last week's Lab Prep Camp looks at Nobles & BABC guard David Ayles.    Ayles is a strong ball handler and hustle player. Always diving for loose balls and attacking the offensive and defensive glass. Younger cousin of former NMH standout Matt Dewolf, Ayles shows similar leadership tendencies as he is always setting the tone and leading by example. We also sat down with Ayles for an interview last week: Hooprootz: What is an area of… READ MORE >

Lab Prep Recap: Asad Syed

Lab Prep Recap: Asad Syed

Posted Monday, July 1st, 2019

Last week, the inagural Hooprootz Lab Prep camp took place. Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling players who stood out at camp! We start with Fessenden & PSA Cardinals combo guard Asad Syed. Syed is a really good downhill driver who can shoot it from all three levels. He excels in creating shots, and is an absolute force in ball screen situations. Asad was vocal and the team leader all week. With his want and desire to get… READ MORE >

#S16 Wing/Forward Standouts

Posted Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Earlier this week we recapped the guard play from last weekends #S16 in Connecticut. We now take a look at the wings and forwards who stood out.     6th 3D- Eddie Brivett- A big man who is mobile and active, Brivett was incredibly good at using his size in the post. He turned away a multitude of shots and was a force on the boards. His mobility and ability to keep up with play was one thing that stood… READ MORE >

#S16 Guard Standouts

#S16 Guard Standouts

Posted Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Last week's Super 16 took place at Conn College. 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade divisions were all under one roof. Today we will recap the guards while tomorrow we will look back at the wing and forward standouts.   5th  Expression-Elijah McNair- Mcnair is a pure scorer who despite being on the smaller side knows how to use his body to his advantage. He can score out to midrange and works hard on the defensive end to create turnovers… READ MORE >

Super 16 Preview

Super 16 Preview

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

This weekend, the best teams from across New England will gather at Connecticut College in New London CT for a chance at the Super 16 crown. This annual event on Memorial Day weekend gives us a first hand look at New England’s top talent, all at the same event. This year, the field is comprised of top notch programs from multiple different states. In the 5th grade division, local teams such as New Haven Heat, CT Select, and Connecticut Elite… READ MORE >

Introducing the Lab Prep Camp

Introducing the Lab Prep Camp

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

We are excited to announce the inaugural Hooprootz Lab Prep Camp at the Northfield Mount Hermon School coming up next month.   The Specifics: Who: Rising 6th through 9th graders What: The premier teaching and instructional camp in the northeast When: June 25th - 27th Where: Northfield Mount Hermon School How Much: $450  In a day and age where true teaching camps have become almost unique, the HoopRootz LAB Prep Camp will teach the fundamamentals of the game in a… READ MORE >

Commitment Catchup: Fessenden

Commitment Catchup: Fessenden

Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Having been around since 1903, plenty of famous alumni have roamed the halls of Fessenden. Isaiah Mucius (Wake Forrest), Chuck Hannah (Elon) and Alex Oriaki (UConn) are just a few of the alumni to attend Fessenden and play D1 basketball. This year's Fessenden class has 5 kids moving on to play basketball at the next level.   Expressions and Junior Elite 75 alum Kyle Hicks is one of the top 2022 prospects in New England and will head to New Hampton next… READ MORE >

Middlesex Magic 8th Grade Team Preview

Middlesex Magic 8th Grade Team Preview

Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

In typical fashion, this Middlesex Magic 8th grade team is a true 8th grade team, not one of the kids has reclassified. This is also their 3rd year playing together. This team is fundamentally sound and well coached. Arlington Catholic’s Ryan Svendsen might be the most experienced after playing varsity as an 8th grader this past season. The 6 foot comber guard is a slasher with excellent footwork and is good around the hoop as well. Jacob Belasanti will head… READ MORE >

DC Blue Devils 8th Team Preview

DC Blue Devils 8th Team Preview

Posted Monday, April 29th, 2019

The DC Blue Devils are off and running this year after participating in a bunch of tournaments across the New England area. This year’s group is filled with versatile, athletic wings lead by Guards Drew Brander, Kur Teng, and Point Guard Anthony Troncellito. Brander is a strong, athletic, play making guard with a solid overall floor game. Kur Teng has a ton of potential, and is the teams do-it-all player on the perimeter; he is very athletic with a very… READ MORE >

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