The 15th annual National Prep School Invitational took place from January 31-February 3, 2013 at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. NetScouts Basketball helped coordinate the event where there were over 30 of the top prep schools participating including international teams from Spain and three teams from Canada.
15th Annual National Prep School Invitational
The 15th Annual National Prep School Invitational featured the traditional New England powers along with teams from the Metro New York area, the Midwest, the South and the West Coast, as well as the Canarias Basketball Academy from Spain and three teams from Canada.
Since its inception, the NPSI has had over 750 future Division I college players showcase their talents. Many have gone on to the NBA or overseas. This year, four NPSI alumni – Dion Waiters, Thomas Robinson, Andre Drummond and Maurice Harkless – were drafted in the NBA lottery. Will Barton, Darius Johnson-Odem and Kim English were also selected among the Elite 60 players drafted. Nerlens Noel, who played in the NPSI event for three years, is considered by many to be the top incoming college freshman and a potential top pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
The NPSI is the longest running event of its kind in the country. The fact that it is held in February ensures that the teams are playing at their highest level. The NPSI is a division of Universal Hoops, Inc. and offers free admission to attendees under the age of 18-years-old.
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10:00 – Redemption Christian Academy (MA) (73) vs. TAAG Academy (FL) (65). Player of the Game: Dayshonee Much (Redemption) 22 points on 4-of-5 3-pointers. 6’9 Angel Delgado (Redemption) 18 ponts 9 rebunds, Teyvon Myers (TAAG) 13 points. BOX SCORE
11:30 – CJEOTO Academy (NJ) (72) vs. Kingdom Prep Academy (IA) (79). Player of the Game: Fredrick Edmond (Kingdom) 33 points/10 rebounds. Stephane Poole (CJEOTO) 18 points/13 rebounds. BOX SCORE
1:15 – St. Thomas More (CT) (73) vs. St. John’s Northwest Military Academy (WI) (76). Player of the Game: Jerron Wilbut (St. John’s) 27 points on 5-of-7 three-pointers. Kansas State recruit Javon Thomas (St. John’s) added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Duane Notice of Canada led St. Thomas More with 16 points, five rebounds and four steals. BOX SCORE
2:45 - Canarias Basketball Academy (SPAIN) (50) vs. Notre Dame Prep (MA) (68). Player of the Game: Jarvis Garrett (ND Prep) 17 points on 5-of-9 three-pointers, six assists and five rebounds. 6’7 Jamel Artis (ND Prep) 14 points, six rebounds. Canarias was led by Miguel Dicent (Dominican Republic) and 6’9 Petr Herman (Czech Republic) with 11 points. BOX SCORE
4:15 – St. Andrew’s (RI) (98) vs. Toronto Academy (CANADA) (82). Player of the Game: Thomas Hunt (St. Andrew’s) 18 points with 4 three-pointers. Andre Berry (20 points, six rebounds) and Bonzie Colson (16 points, nine rebounds) are were impressive for St. Andrew’s. Reece Brooks led Toronto with 15 points. St. Andrew’s out-rebounded Vermont 44-23. BOX SCORE
5:45 – South Kent (CT) (64) vs. New Hampton (NH) (68). Player of the Game: Noah Vonleh. The 6’8 Indiana recruit led New Hampton with 13 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Shane Rector (South Kent) was the games’ leading scorer with 19 points. BOX SCORE
7:15 – Vermont Academy (VT) (74) vs. Suffield Academy (CT) (84). Player of the Game: Mack Montague scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Suffield to the win. He also hit 5 three-pointers. Christian Wilkins (Suffield) added 23 points. Richard Williams led Vermont with 25 points and 11 rebounds. BOX SCORE
9:00 - Cushing Academy (MA) (96) vs. Bridgton Academy (ME) (79). Player of the Game: Jalen Adams (Cushing) 18 points on 8-of-10 from the field with five assists. 6’6 Matt Moreno (Cushing) scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds. Dorrell Foster led Bridgton with 15 points. BOX SCORE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
9:00 – Redemption Christian Academy (MA) (82) vs. Rise Academy (PA) (72). Player of the Game: 6’9 junior Angel Delgado (Redemption) 21 points. Dayshonee Much (Redemption) 18 points.
10:30 – CJEOTO Academy (NJ) (67) vs. TAAG Academy (FL) (43). Player of the Game: 6’7 Aaron Bodie (CJEOTO) scored 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting to go along with seven rebounds. 6’7 Kyle Thomas added 17 points and seven rebounds for the winners. Tarik Raynor led TAAG with 12 points. BOX SCORE
12:00 – South Kent (CT) (61) vs. Toronto Academy (CANADA) (50). Player of the Game: Shane Rector (South Kent) scored 14 points, four assists and three steals in the win. Chevy Brown led Toronto with 18 points. BOX SCORE
1:30 – Blair Academy (NJ) (53) vs. Alma Academy (QUEBEC) (80). Player of the Game: Christopher Boucher (Alma) became the talk of the NPSI after an extremely impressive 29-point, 12-rebound, 5-blocked shot effort. He was helped by 13 points from Jay Fequiere. 6’8 junior Marial Shayok, another Canadian, led Blair with 15 points and 10 rebounds. BOX SCORE
3:00 – REDA (ONTARIO) (83) vs. Putnam Science Academy (CT) (91). Player of the Game: 6’2 Dayton recruit Dayshon Smith (Putnam) scored 24 points to lead his team to the victory. Kassius Robinson scored 23 points for REDA.
4:30 - Notre Dame Prep (MA) (60) vs. St. John’s Northwest Military Academy (WI) (71). Player of the Game: Mario Matasovic (St. John’s) showed some toughness scoring 13 points and grabbing nine boards. Virginia Tech recruit 6’11 Trevor Thompson added 16 points and six rebounds. 6’7 Jamel Artis led Notre Dame with 15 points. BOX SCORE
6:00 – Worcester Academy (MA) (85) vs. Bridgton Academy (ME) (72). Player of the Game: Matt Mobley (Worcester). Mobley is a great get for Central Conn. as he scored 27 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the win. Rene Castro, Tommy Rivard and Matt Cimino all added 10 points for Worcester. Andrew Guerrero scored 20 points for Bridgton. BOX SCORE
7:30 – Wilbraham & Monson (MA) (56) vs. Canarias Basketball Academy (SPAIN) (46). Player of the Game: Kamali Bey (W&M) has a solid all-around game with 21 points, eight rebounds and three steals. 6’9 Goodluck Okonobh added 13 for the winners. Miguel Dicent had a nice game for Canarias with 4-of-7 three-pointers in route to 20 points. BOX SCORE
9:00 – MacDuffie School (MA) (71) vs. Kingdom Prep (IA) (97). Player of the Game: Fredrick Edmond had the top scoring performance of the event with 36 points for the winners. Tracey Edmond added 17. Phabian Glasco led MacDuffie with 19 points.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
9:00 – Alma Academy (QUEBEC) (63) vs. Rise Academy (PA) (40). Player of the Game: Andrew Girardot (Alma). Alma Academy is the revelation of the event featuring quite a few mid-to-high major prospects. 6’10 Christopher Boucher (14 pts, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks) had several highlight dunks in transition and used his length to disrupt shots. PG Nicky Desilien added 13 points while the 6’6 Girardot and 6’8 Steven Clark added 10 points each. 6’8 soph Kyle Kuzma led Rise with nine points and has a good upside.
10:30 – Canarias Basketball Academy (SPAIN) (48) vs. Bridgton Academy (ME) (60). Player of the Game: 6’5 Chris Lee led Bridgton to the win with 14 points. 6’9 Floris Versteeg of Holland led Canarias with 15 points.
12:00 – Blair Academy (NJ) (66) vs. Cushing Academy (MA) (84). Player of the Game: 6’6 Matt Moreno scored 23 points to lead Cushing to the win. He was helped by 15 points from junior point guard Kaleb Joseph and 13 each from Chris Mullin Jr. and Jalen Adams. 6’8 Marial Shayok impressed with his versatility and led Blair with 25 points.
1:30 – Worcester Academy (MA) (69) vs. St. John’s Northwest Military Academy (WI) (64). Player of the Game: Matt Panaggio led Worcester with 18 points. He was helped by Rene Castro’s 13 points, 12 points from Matt Mobley and 11 points from Tommy Rivard. Kansas State recruit 6’0 PG Jevon Thomas was impressive in defeat for St. John’s with 26 points.
3:00 – St. Andrew’s (RI) (61) vs. Northfield Mount Hermon (MA) (94). Player of the Game: Anthony Dallier (NMH). The Yale recruit led the way with 22 points as NMH was very impressive. They run an efficient offense and have six players 6’8 and taller. Boston College recruit Sam Donahue added 15 for the winners on five three-pointers. Thomas Hunt led St. Andrew’s with 11 points.
4:30 – St. Thomas More (CT) (66) vs. Brewster Academy (NH) (72). Player of the Game: Syracuse recruit Ron Patterson (Brewster) led all scorers with 26 points and did his damage in transition as well as outside. 6’9 Elijah Macon, who is headed to West Virgina, helped out with 17 points. Duane Notice and Marquise Moore led St. Thomas More with 16 points each.
6:00 - Wilbraham & Monson (MA) (51) vs. Notre Dame Prep (MA) (58). Player of the Game: Notre Dame’s Jaylen Brantley led all scorers with 18 points. He was helped by 12 points from Roger Moute a Bidias (Cameroon) and 11 from Jamel Artis. W&M was led by Curtis Cobb’s 11 points.
7:30 - TAAG Academy (FL) (37) vs. Lee Academy (ME) (62). Player of the Game: Charles Foster scored 17 points to lead Lee to the easy win.
9:00 – Rise Academy (PA) (65) vs. Kiski School (PA) (70). Player of the Game: Major Canady, the Drexel signee scored 18 points for Kiski.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
9:00 – Marianapolis (CT) (69) vs. REDA (ONTARIO) (68). Player of the Game: 5’9 PG Steven Edmonds scored 16 points and dished out three assists to help Marianapolis hold off REDA. Bobby Ahern added 11 points and nine rebounds for the winners. Kevin Bercy and Troy Riepknight led REDA with 15 points each. Bercy also had five steals. BOX SCORE
10:30 – St. Thomas More (CT) (72) vs. MacDuffie School (MA) (35). Player of the Game: 6’7 Gabe Levin scored 15 points to lead St. Thomas More to the easy win. Canadian Duane Notice continued his strong play with 13 points, six rebounds and four steals in only 17 minutes of action. 6’8 Joshua Wilchombe led MacDuffie with 10 points and nine rebounds. BOX SCORE
12:00 – Vermont Academy (VT) (51) vs. Brewster Academy (NH) (77). Player of the Game: Syracuse recruit 6’9 Chris McCullough scored 12 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had four assists in the win. Brewster was also helped by 14 points each from 6’9 Kyle Washington (NC State) and 6’9 Elijah Macon (West Virginia) and 12 points from Ron Patterson (Syracuse). 2014 Canadian PG Kevin Zabo ran the show and dished out 10 assists against only two turnovers. 6’5 Richard Williams (Vermont Academy) led all scorers with 30 points and also pulled down 11 boards. BOX SCORE
1:30 – Tilton School (NH) (86) vs. Northfield Mount Hermon (MA) (89). Player of the Game Wayne Selden did all he could, including two late three-pointers but couldn’t pull Tilton past NMH. The Kansas recruit poured in 35 points, shot 13-of-24 including 5-of-9 three-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds. The 6’5 Selden is noticeably bigger and stronger than when we saw him last year at the event. Catch his highlight reel dunk below. Josh Hearlihy was equally impressive for NMH. The 6’7 point forward scored 31 points on 13-of-17 shooting to go along with eight boards and four assists. 6’9 Zena Edosomwan (Harvard) added 18 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Sam Donohue (Boston College) added 17 on five 3-pointers. Chester Victor had 23 points and five assists for Tilton. BOX SCORE
3:00 – Kiski School (PA) (59) vs. Putnam Science Academy (CT) (67). Player of the Game Jemal Mosley’s 22 points and five assists were the key to the win for Putnam. Dayton recruit Dayshon Smith helped with 20 points. Kiski was led by 6’5 soph Greg Bearer’s 21 points and nine rebounds. Bearer canned seven three-pointers. BOX SCORE
4:30 – Lee Academy (ME) (64) vs. Notre Dame Prep Post Graduate (MA) (61). Player of the Game: Charles Foster’s 15 points led Lee. Stefan Zecevic added 12 for Lee. Jamel Marshall led Notre Dame with 12 points and eight boards. BOX SCORE
Thanks to Tim Hart for the great photos. Tim can be reached at email@example.com.