Friday, April 10, 2009

Mike Thorpe Moves to Connecticut

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.

15 comments:

  1. Thorpe is still on the rivals. Correct?

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  2. I believe one of the Rivals traveled from RI or someplace like that this past season.

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  3. There was some talk about Thorpe staying local to be able to continue to play for the Rivals and work with Hazelton. Has it been confirmed that he will be attending school in Connecticut?

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  4. I was told his mother bought a house in CT. and he was moving there. Not sure where in CT., what school, etc.

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  5. i heard some a good player from epping moved to exeter and shold be able to be as productive as thorpe

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  6. I think if there were a player in Epping that was as good as Thorpe we would have heard of him by now. Dont you?

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  7. The players name is Fecteau and he is fair,no thorpe. no holler, but might push vigars for some minutes current backcourt of Holler and Vigars are head over heels better, also exeter has two very capable guards that are sophs currently and have some decent (a couple} of juniors. Exeter will compete well, win the ones they should and lose they're fair share but they'll be good and physical defensively if Holler does play, if he doesnt they will struggle on both ends of the floor and be sub .500, with him theyll be over .500. need to make up thorpes points somewhere to be any threat offensively, thorpes defensive was avg and non existant at times so it doesnt hurt them there.

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  8. Epping ????? your kidding me right ?

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  9. Thorpe just transfered to Waterford High School in Waterford CT.

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  10. I saw Mike Fecteau play at the Hazelton camp. He's a 6'0" senior wing. Not very quick or athletic, but he's strong, and a hard nosed, smart player. Not a superstar, but a solid role player for any team. He's a lefty, decent rebounder and mid-range shooter and a good defensive player. This is the first I've heard of him moving to Exeter, but if he does he might start at the 3, or be one of the first players off the bench.

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  11. Fecteau will be playing on the exeter fall league team at the RAC. 9make shift team)

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  12. Just found out today that Thorpe, after going to school in CT. for a month, is now moving to Newton, MA. If you're counting, that's 4 states that the poor kid has lived in in the past year!

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  13. Why did he move from CT to MA? I would think that CT had access to very good bball prgms.

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  14. Not everyone is moving their family just to play high school sports. Outside of Concord anyway!

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  15. Maybe not, but I cant imagine that basketball isnt being taken into strong consideration in their decisions.

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