National Prep Tip-Off: Day Three

BARRINGTON, R.I. – Four of the five highest rated prep school teams fell this weekend at the National Prep Tip-Off. Boys To Men guard Jeremiah Kelly helped his team past South Kent on Sunday.

Ricky Harris, Winchendon, SG, Winchendon: A pair of 30-point games have him on the high-major radar. He made 14 free throws on Sunday and finished with 31 points. He's always been a scorer and now he's emerged as one of the most intriguing guard prospects from the event.

Ayodele Coker, C, South Kent: Add this big guy to the high-major watch list. He's not a polished up prospect by any means but he's big, strong and will board.

Jeremiah Kelly, PG, Boys To Men: One of the best point guard prospects at the event. The reclassified leader was credited with 4 assists in Sunday's game but we'd swear that number resembled more in the neighborhood of 10. You have to admire a guy with a variety of scoring tricks, included a strong floater he uses in traffic. He's got the makeup to lead and is an extension of the coach. During stoppages he's quick to visit the bench and seeks instruction which gives you insight in him being a coachable player.

Rob Thomas, according to his high school coach, did not sign with South Florida and is going to open his recruitment back up. After a strong weekend in which he showed well as a beefed up power forward, expect Thomas to hear from Big East schools like Providence, which scouted him this weekend. …

Scott Grote out of Massanutten is going to be a highly recruited mid-major wing. After a first day hiccup, his dagger "3" put his team on top to stay and he finished with 18 points. … The dunk of the tournament was a vicious thrown down by Mac Koshwal over a bewildered Papa Dia. It was strong and LOUD. …

Rakim Sanders went for 22 in St. Andrews loss but shot just 7-for-22, including 2-12 from downtown. … Phil Jones did it again for Laurinburg with efficiency. 12 shots, 12 points and 9 rebounds. … Chas McFarland fouled out for Worcester and finished with no buckets from the field to go with 2 points, 4 rebounds and was credited with 11 rejections. …

Jeremiah Kelly says he's already received an offer from Iowa State but other than that, the reclassified sophomore is in the infancy stages of gauging early interest. …

Stanford assistant Tony Fuller had a long ride but made the cross country trip for Sunday's action. Among the prospects Stanford was likely evaluating is guard Niko Scott, a former Columbia commitments. The Lions were in the house on Sunday too. … Scott Grote said that UNLV was coming to see him and sure enough the Rebels showed up on the last day. …

"If he was Paul Harris he would have shot 6 shots."

  • Patterson coach Chris Chaney commenting to an official the day after Paul Harris shot a ton of freebies against his team. Clearly, Chaney was still perturbed.


    Boys To Men 86, South Kent 68
    Patterson School 77, New Hampton 67
    Massanutten 90, Brewster 85
    Laurinburg 114, St. Andrews 84
    Winchendon 76, Philly Lutheran 69
    Champlain St. Lambert 70, Worcester Academy 51

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