17th Annual National Prep School Invitational
February 5th, 2015 – February 8th, 2015
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Thursday, February 5th
10:00 – Lee Academy (ME) vs. GB Academy (Czech Republic)
11:30 – Athletes Institute Basketball Academy/Orangeville High School (Canada) vs. MMG Academy (FL)
1:15 – St. Thomas More (CT) vs. Mt. Zion Academy (MD)
2:45 – Notre Dame Prep (MA) vs. Coastal Academy (NJ)
4:15 – St. Andrews (RI) vs. St. John’s NW Military Academy (WI)
5:45 – South Kent School (CT) vs. New Hampton School (NH)
7:15 – Athletes Institute Basketball Academy High School (Canada) vs. The MacDuffie School (MA)
9:00 – Impact Prep (PA) vs Mont Clare Academy (PA)
Friday, February 6th
9:00 – Suffield Academy (CT) vs. Athletes Institute Basketball Academy Post Grad (Canada)
10:30 – St. Johns Northwest (WI) vs. Coastal Academy (NJ)
12:00 – Athletes Institute Basketball Academy/ Orangeville High School (Canada) vs. Wilbraham & Monson (MA)
1:30 -South Kent School (CT) vs. MMG Academy (FL)
3:00 – St. Thomas More (CT) vs. IMG Academy (FL)
4:30 – Mt. Zion Academy (MD) vs. Notre Dame Prep (MA)
6:00 – Cushing Academy (MA) vs. Impact Prep (PA)
7:30 – Worcester Academy (MA) vs. The MacDuffie School (MA)
9:00 – Lee Academy (ME) vs. Alma Academy (Canada)
Saturday, February 7th
9:00 – Wilbraham and Monson (MA) vs. IMG Academy (FL)
10:30 – Bill Crothers Secondary School (Canada) vs. MMG Academy (FL)
12:00 – Notre Dame Prep (MA) vs. Sunrise Christian Academy Prep (KS)
1:30 – St. Andrews (RI) vs. Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA)
3:00 – Worcester Academy (MA) vs. Bridgton Academy (ME)
4:30 – Cushing Academy (MA) vs. Blair Academy (NJ)
6:00 – Believe Prep Academy (SC) vs. Alma Academy (Canada)
7:30 – Phelps School (PA) vs. Putnam Science Academy (CT)
9:00 – Masters School (CT) vs. GB Academy (Czech Republic)
Sunday, February 8th
9:00 – Bridgton Academy (ME) vs. Believe Prep Academy (SC)
10:30 – St. Thomas Moore (CT) vs. Bill Crothers Secondary School (Canada)
12:00 – Sunrise Christian Academy Prep (KS) vs. Tilton School (NH)
1:30 – Blair Academy (NJ) vs. Vermont Academy (VT)
3:00 – Northfield Mt Hermon (MA) vs Phelps School (PA)
4:30 – Marianapolis (CT) vs. GB Academy (Czech Republic)
NetScouts Basketball will be helping to coordinate the 17th annual National Prep School Invitational again this year. The event will be held Thursday through Sunday, February 5 through February 8, 2015, at the Murray Center at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, R.I. Once again there will be over 30 of the top prep schools participating including international teams from the Czech Republic and Canada.
This annual college exposure event features the traditional New England powers along with teams from across the USA as well as the Athletes Institute Basketball Academy from Canada and the Get Better Academy of Prague.
Since its inception, the NPSI has had over 1000 future Division I college players showcase their talents. Many have gone on to the NBA or overseas. Alumni of the National Prep School Invitational were once again well represented in the recent NBA draft with Andrew Wiggins seleted as the top pick and Noah Vonleh, Nik Stauskas, Russ Smith, Mitch McGary also selected. There are only five events that take place during the high school/prep school season. The NPSI ranks among the finest as evidenced by this year’s draft.
This year features some of the top rated players in their class including Thon Maker, Matur Maker, Jamal Murray, Tomas Murphy, Josh Sharna, Omari Spellman, Bruce Brown and Kyle Alexander.
We will be covering the event and posting regular updates on our website. The updated schedule can be seen above.
We will be publishing a special issue on the 2015 NPSI as part of our International Recruiting Service. If you can’t make it to the event it would be worthwhile to subscribe to the service as there will be over 150 Division 1 recruits participating. Non-subscribers can buy the coaches package for $150 which we will follow up with box scores and video links.
We have selected the Hampton Inn and Suites – Providence Downtown and the Sheraton Providence Airport as our host hotels. The Hampton Inn offers full breakfast and free valet parking for $124 + tax. Reservations can be made through this link or by calling Renee Lania at 401.608.3500 . The Sheraton offers a $99 room rate, free breakfast, complementary meeting rooms and free parking, including vans and buses. You can call Amy Rogers at 401.678.0852 for reservations. Room blocks are good on a first come, first served basis so make your reservations as soon as possible. Due to the parking situation, coaches may want to stay at the Hampton Suites and teams at the Sheraton.
Information about the event can be directed to Carl Berman at email@example.com or at 541.359.9653.
The 16th annual National Prep School Invitational took place from January 30-February 2, 2014 at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. NetScouts Basketball helped coordinate the event for over 30 of the top prep schools participating including international teams from Spain and Canada.
Thursday, January 30th
10:00 - Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain) (67) vs West Oaks Academy Post Graduate (FL) (24) – Canarias had no problem with West Oaks running away with the easy win. 6’6 Jan Svandrilk scored 11 first half points on the way to a game-high 15 points and was named NetScouts Basketball’s Player of the Game. 7’0 Konstantin Kulikov added 14 points and seven rebounds for the winners. Video 1 Video 2
11:30 – Lee Academy (ME) (82) vs West Oaks Academy High School (FL) (88) OT – Sidy Ndir, a Texas A&M signee, led West Oaks to the OT win with 27 points and six assists. Haroldas Saprykinas kept West Oaks in the game in the first half with four three-pointers and finished with 22 points on 5-of-7 shooting from long distance. 6’7 Mihailo Vasic (Serbia) led Lee with 28 points and nine rebounds. 6’8 Petar Kutlesic (Serbia) added 18 points and eight rebounds with three three-pointers for Lee. Video 1
1:15 – St Thomas More (CT) (88) vs Suffield Academy (CT) (43) – St, Thomas More already has six Division 1 player commitments with two more likely on the way soon. 6’5 Eric Paschall (Fordham) lead the way with 24 points and four three-pointers. 6’6 Josh Williams (Rider) added 13 points and five rebounds and 6’7 Yuta Watanabe (Japan) had 12 points along with a fine floor game. Watanabe will likely choose between Fordham and George Washington soon. 6’5 junior Christian Wilkins led Suffield with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
2:45 – Notre Dame (MA) (63) vs Mt. Zion Academy (MD) (57) – 5’11 Point guard Jarvis Garrett was the difference in the Notre Dame win. Garrett scored 24 points and hit 6-of-8 three-pointers showing excellent range. He added six assists, four rebounds and two steals to his line. Shooting guard C.J. Vaughn chipped in with 15 points. 6’9 Hassan Hussein was Mt. Zion’s most impressive player with 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Video 1
4:15 – Cushing Academy (MA) (90) vs Coastal Academy US (NJ) (84) OT – Junior Jalen Adams took control of the game in overtime as Cushing prevailed in this day’s second OT game. Adams scored 29 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had seven assists against only two turnovers. His backcourt mate Kaleb Joseph (Syracuse) had an off-shooting game (5-of-16, 1-of-7 3PT) but still scored 15 points to go along with ten assists. 6’4 Idris Taqque (St. Bonaventure) (20 points, 11 rebounds) and 6’7 Connor Gilmore (15 points, 11 rebounds) both added double-doubles for the winners. 6’6 Earl Potts Jr. (27 points, 11 rebounds) and 6’8 Amir Maddred (19 points, 10 rebounds) had strong games for Coastal.
5:45 – South Kent School (CT) (84) vs Vermont Academy (VT) (82) OT – It was an NPSI day-record third overtime game as 6’4 sophomore Bruce Brown drained a three-pointer for Vermont with 2.8 seconds let to tie the game at 73 and force the extra stanza. South Kent held on in the overtime despite 30 points from NetScouts Basketball Player of the Game, Brown who made 13-of-21 from the field. Freshman point guard Tremont Waters led a balanced South Kent attack with 17 points to go along with five assists and five steals. Six South Kent players scored in double-figures with 6’8 Dusan Perovic getting a double-double with 12 points and ten rebounds.
7:15 – GB Academy (Czech Republic) (61) vs Putnam Science (CT) (80) – GB Academy competed well in their first game ever in the USA but camp up short due to the three-point shooting of Putnam’s Danny Upchurch. Upchurch made six three-pointers and scored 24 points with five assists and only one turnover. GBA was led by 6’8 Yevgen Shakniuk (Ukraine) who showed varied skill for a big man with 21 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. 6’10 Emil Ostaficiuc (Moldavia) also looked good finishing with 10 points and four rebounds. Video 1
9:00 – St Johns NW Military Academy (WI) (53) vs Bridgton Academy (ME) (58) – In the final game of Day 1, Zach Lydon scored 17 points and Tanner Hyland added 16 points for the winners. T.J. Schlundt led St. John’s with 13 points making 3-of-8 three-pointers.
Friday, January 31st
9:00 – Lee Academy (ME) (65) vs Mt. Zion Academy (MD) (72) – Romone Saunders had 12 points and seven rebounds and 6’8 Zacarry Douglas added 11 to lead the winners. Lee’s 6’5 Dusan Majstorovic (Serbia) scored 17 points and gabbed 13 rebounds (five offensive). 6’8 Petar Kutlesic also had a double-double for Lee (11 points, 11 rebounds).
10:30 – Canterbury (CT) (54) vs GB Academy (Czech Republic) (84) – GB Academy won their first game on American soil with an easy win over Canterbury. Kristaps Gluditas, regarded as one of the top youth shooters in Europe, scored 20 points on 6-of-11 three-point shooting to lead the winners. 6’7 David Pekarek added 16 points and nine rebounds and 6’8 Yevgen Shakniuk had nine points and 10 rebounds. Temar Robinson-Herme led Canterbury with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
12:00 – West Oaks Academy Post Grad (FL) (49) vs Coastal Academy US (NJ) (62) – Earl Potts Jr. earned NetScouts Basketball Player of the Game honors as he led Coastal to the win with 13 points and ten rebounds. Kevin Little hit three three-pointers and also scored 13 points for the winners. Point guard Zach Rumph led West Oaks with 14 points as he was 10-of-16 from the foul line.
1:30 – Alma Academy (Quebec) (70) vs West Oaks Academy High School (FL) (66) – Mambi Diawarra hit 5-of-7 three-pointers en route to 25 points to lead Alma to a hard fought win. Texas A&M signee Sidy Nair continued his strong play with 17 points, hitting 3-of-5 three-pointers, with three assists and two steals for West Oaks. 7’1 Asas Osama (Egypt) added 13 points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks for West Oaks. Cincinnati, Louisville, Indiana and a hot of high-majors are looking at Osama. Video 1 Video 2
3:00 – St Johns NW Military (WI) (42) vs Notre Dame Prep (MA) (59) – C.J. Vaughn connected on 5-of-12 three-pointers to lead Notre Dame to the win with 19 points. Jarvis Garrett, who is expected to make a college decision shortly (Rhode Island and Marquette appear to be the leaders), added 16 points, eight assists and four rebounds against only two turnovers. Ryan Taylor led St. John’s with 14 points. Video 1 Video 2
4:30 – South Kent School (CT) (63) vs New Hampton School (NJ) (67) – 6’5 Aubrey Dawkins scored 28 points, including four three-pointers to lead New Hampton. 6’8 Dusan Perovic scored 16 points for South Kent while Jordan Strawberry added 14. Video 1 Video 2
6:00 – Blair Academy (NJ) (62) vs Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain) (75) – Chris Tang scored 17 points and hit three three-pointers to lead Canarias to the win. Mike Silverthorn hit five three-pointers on the way to 19 points for Blair. Video 1 Video 2
7:30 – Worcester Academy (MA) (74) vs Tabor Academy (MA) (63) – 6’6 Tyreik McCauley (Worcester) scored 18 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and was named the Player of the Game. 6’10 Matt Cimino added 14 points and ten rebounds for the winners. 6’8 Jesse Bunting led Tabor with 15 points and eight rebounds. Video 1 Video 2
9:00 – Wilbraham & Monson (MA) (63 ) vs Bridgton Academy (ME) (51) – 6’6 Marcel Pettway won Player of the game honors with a 12-point, 16-rebound effort. Indiana recruit Max Hoeztel added 12 points, connecting on both his three-pointers while UNLV bound Goodluck Okonobh had 13 points and five rebounds. Bridgton was led by a 27 point performance from 6’2 Rayon Miller (Canada).
9:00 – GB Academy (Czech Republic) (71) vs 22 FT Academy (SC) (78)- The first game of the day turned out to be the fourth overtime game of the event as the two teams battled to a 66-all tie at the close or regulation. Jamar Ergas led the winners with 21 points and six rebounds and was named the NetScouts Basketball Player of the Game. Point guard Brandon Chauca added 18 points and seven assists for 22 FT but was 4-of-17 from three. Kristaps Gluditas, playing on a bad ankle, paced GB Academy with 17 points on 3-of-8 long distance shooting. 6’8 Yevgen Shaknuik added 14 points and ten rebounds before fouling out in regulation while 6’7 sophomore Michael Weiss (15 points) and 6’8 junior Dominik Heinzel (14 points) were active offensively.
10:30 – St Johns NW Military (WI) (63) vs Worcester Academy (MA) (55) – 6’5 Ryan Taylor had his second strong outing in a row scoring 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting for St. John’s. 6’5 T.J. Schlundt also scored 22 points and added six rebounds. Worcester was led by 6’1 Devon Williams with 17 points but Williams was charged with nine turnovers. Video 1 Video 2
12:00 – Alma Academy (Quebec) (46) vs Bridgton Academy (ME) (42) – Alma tried to give the game away with poor decision making and poor foul shooting (6-of-16) squandering a 13-point lead with three minutes left, but held on for the win. 6’4 Mambi Diawara was the only player for Alma in double figures with ten points. 7’1 Link Kabadyundi, an Albany signee, grabbed ten rebounds. Tanner Hyland scored ten points to lead Bridgton. The two teams combined to shoot 10-for-47 on three-pointers. Video 1 Video 2
1:30 – Notre Dame Prep (MA) (63) vs Mont Clare Academy (PA) (58) – Notre Dame won their third straight game at the event led by 16 points from both Daxter Miles (West Virginia) and C.J. Vaughn. Vaughn connected on 4-of-9 three-pointers. Point guard Jarvis Garrett had another strong floor game with 12 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and four steals. Mont Clare competed very well despite being outsized. Speedy 5’9 point guard Rashaan DeJarnette was the most impressive finishing with 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and five steals.
3:00 – Wilbraham & Monson (MA) (55) vs Blair Academy (NJ) (82) – Marquette signee 6’8 Mariol Shayok led Blair to the surprisingly easy win with 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists. 6’11 Brett Jolly (St. Louis) and Mike Silverthorn (5 three-pointers) both added 15 points for Blair. 6’7 Max Hoeztel (Indiana) led W&M with 17 points and 12 rebounds but shot only 1-of-7 on three’s. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3
4:30 – Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA) (85) vs St. Andrews (RI) (75) – Point guard Daquon Ervin had 25 points, three assists and six steals to be named NetScouts Basketball’s Player of the Game. 6’8 Aaron Falzon connected on four three-pointers, scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds. 6’8 A.J. Brodeur added a double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds) for the winners. Chancellor Ellis led St. Andrews with 17 points, connecting on 5-of-11 three-pointers. Video 1 Video 2
6:00 – Cushing Academy (MA) (82) vs West Oaks Academy High School (FL) (80) – Jalen Adams made a dazzling pass to Kimani Lawrence for a lay-in with 1.5 seconds left to break an 80-all tie and give Cushing the win in the best played game of the event. Adams, earning his second Player of the Game award, scored 18 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Idris Taqqee also added 18 points while Kaleb Joseph (Syracuse) dished out 12 assists to go along with 12 points. Sidy Ndir (Texas A&M) continued his fine play for West Oaks with 24 points and five assists. Haroldis Saprykinas added 19 points (5 three’s) and 7’1 center Anas Obama contributed 11 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. Video 1 Video 2
7:30 – Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain) (51) vs Masters School (CT) (43) – 6’11 Carlos Garcia led Canarias to the win with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Seldon scored 15 points by the Masters School. The two teams combined to shoot 4-of-39 on three-pointers. Canarias took advantage of a 43-23 rebounding edge to secure the win.
9:00 – St. Thomas More (CT) (65) vs Bill Crothers Secondary School (Canada) (60) – Manhattan bound 6’8 Calvin Crawford scored 17 points and grabbed even rebounds to lead St. Thomas More to the win. 6’2 Francis Kiapway (Ball State) added 12 points. Rashawn Browne led the Canadian team with 16 points and six rebounds.
Sunday, February 2nd
9:00 – Mont Clare Academy (PA) (52) vs GB Academy (Czech Republic) (51) – Point guard Rashaan DeJarnette led Mont Clare to the one-point win with 11 points, four assists and four steals. Mont Clare scored with 1.5 seconds left to get the win after Yeygen Shaknuik gave GB Academy the lead with 25 seconds left. Shaknuik continued his strong play with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Kristaps Gluditas added 16 points, connecting on 4-of-10 three’s, and added five rebounds and four assists.
10:30 – Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain) (61) vs St. Thomas More (CT) (70) – 6’7 Yuta Watanabe (Japan) scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to help St. Thomas More to the win. Watanabe, a skilled lefty point forward will choose between Fordham and George Washington this week. Calvin Crawford (Manhattan) added 15 points and Eric Paschall (Fordham) scored 14 points. Point guard Simon Krajcovic (Canarias) hit three quick three-pointers early in the second half and finished with 25 points, five assists and three steals.
12:00 – Vermont Academy (VT) (73) vs Brewster Academy (NH) (114) – Brewster Academy showed why they are the top-rated team in New England with a rout over a decent Vermont Academy team. Davonte Graham scored 17 first-half points on the way to a game-high 25 points (6-of-8 3PT). 6’8 Isaac Copeland (Georgetown) added 23, strong off-guard Jared Terrell (Oklahoma State) 14 points, nine assists and 6’8 junior Jarred Reuter, 13 points and ten rebounds. 6’3 junior Donovan Mitchell had eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists in limited minutes. Christian Vital led Vermont with 18 points on 4-of-10 three-pointers and dished out five assists.
1:30 – Tilton (NH) (93) vs Northfield Mt Hermon (MA) (79) – Terance Mann and Franklin Porter both scored 20 points as Tilton took a 25-point lead and coasted to the win. Porter (from Portland, OR) hit 4-of-7 three-pointers and pulled down six rebounds to be named NetScouts Basketball’s Player of the Game. Point guard Daquon Ervin (NMH) had another solid game with 24 points while 6’8 Aaron Falzon added 14 points and ten rebounds.
3:00 – West Oaks Academy Post Grad (FL) (73) vs 22 FT Academy (SC) (81) – Marcus Lewis scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting to give 22 FT Academy their second straight win in the tournament. Point guard Brandon Chauca added 19 points and nine assists while Jamar Ergas had another solid game with 18 points and seven assists. Zach Rumph led West Oaks with 24 points.
4:30 – West Oaks Academy High School (FL) (57) vs Bill Crothers Secondary School (Canada) (61) – Jamal Thomas scored 28 points to lead Bill Crothers to an impressive first showing at the NPSI. Sidy Nidr led West Oaks with 16 points while Anas Osama had 13 points and nine rebounds.