McIntosh Making Impact at Northfield

Colin McIntosh was cut from the basketball team twice in middle school, but much has changed since then. Actually, a lot has changed in his game from a year ago.

Colin McIntosh played for a high-profile team last summer in BABC, but he'll likely go a different route this summer.

The 6-7, 190-pound athletic forward who transferred from BC High (Mass.) to Northfield Mount Hermon prior to this season is leaning towards playing with the lesser-known Rhode Island Breakers, where he can get more minutes and more offensive touches than he did with Leo Papile's outfit.

There's also a chance McIntosh could run with one of the New York teams – NY Elite or the Long Island Panthers.

It took McIntosh a little while to get comfortable with his new teammates at Northfield, but over the past month he's looked like a different player: more assertive, knocking down long-range shots and also taking the ball to the basket with authority.

``This is one of the best decisions I've made," McIntosh said of his decision to re-classify and head to prep school. "It's helped every aspect – academically, basketball and socially."

McIntosh averaged 20 points and 12 boards at BC High a year ago playing in the post. He figured he'd get an opportunity to showcase his perimeter game at NMH and that's exactly what's happened. He had 19 points, 7 boards and 7 assists in an overtime win over MCI after scoring 18 points and grabbing 6 rebounds in a win over South Kent. He also had 22 points and 8 boards against Thayer Academy.

McIntosh, who scored an 1170 on the SAT, has received interest from the likes of Providence, Yale, Brown, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, BU and numerous Atlantic-10 schools.

``He's a phenomenal athlete," NMH assistant coach John Carroll said. "He's a smart player who corrects his mistakes right away. He can shoot, dribble and defend. His learning curve is through the roof and it's unbelievable how quick it's all been happening for him."

Especially considering McIntosh is the same kid who was cut from his middle-school team twice.

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