You heard it here first. According to one of his AAU teammates, Exeter's sophomore point guard Mike Thorpe is leaving the Blue Hawks and moving to Connecticut. Not sure the reason for the move. All I know is his mother bought a house in CT. in the last couple days. This comes roughly nine months after he moved up here from Florida. So he plays one season for Exeter, played better than any 9th grader in the state, and now the Blue Hawks will have to regroup and play without him. I assume he will no longer play for the Mass Rivals, as that would be quite the hike, driving over from CT. to the RAC or to Lawrence Tech to practice. Good luck to him in the future. Of course this news will move Exeter down in the Class L rankings.
Exeter still returns 2 starters, and 5 players who scored in double figures at least once last season. The returning starters are guard James Holler and forward Tucker Munroe. The other 3 returning key players are guard Louie Vigars, forward Ben Callahan and guard Dan Driscoll. All five players are seniors. Still, without Thorpe they will now lack a go-to guy. The other players, especially Holler, Munroe and Vigars will really have to step up now.