Sunday, November 22, 2009

DeMasco Transfers to KSC

12/18/09
Nicco DeMasco, an all-state forward last year as a senior for Monadnock, is transferring from Franklin Pierce College to Keene State College.

The entire article is on the KSC athletics website. You can read it right here.

Tough loss for Franklin Pierce. And a big win for Keene. Keene not only adds a Division II talent to their D-III roster, but they also get a kid who will help attendance. Since DeMasco played his high school ball close by at Monadnock, it will surely help the Owls program not only win games, but also create more interest in the team.

As for DeMasco, I imagine that this was a very difficult decision for him to make. He gave up a full scholarship at Franklin Pierce to go to a D-III school, which do not give athletic scholarships.

In the end though, you should go where you're going to be comfortable. Sounds like DeMasco is doing that so good for him and good luck.

8 comments:

  1. Probably a good move for Nicco, but also a reminder to many people on this blog how difficult it is for these NH kids to even make it at the D2 level, let alone D1. You often read comments on this blog how certain ranked players are "definitely D2 prospects", but I think alot of people in this state don't realize how competitive the D2 level is, and how good the players are. Nikko obviously realized that he would be better off at the D3 level (there may have been other factors, I don't know the whole story, but he is probably better suited for D3 in my opinion), and he is one of the better players to come through this state in awhile. The point is that parents, and more importantly the players, should be realistic about their goals and not look down on Division 3 basketball, because very few kids that are ranked on this site will ever have the opportunity to get to even Division 2, never mind Division 1.

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  2. I would argue that he was one of the better players in the state. I do not want to talk down a player but his size was god but he never developed much of a perimeter game. At even 6'6" you have to have more guard type skills to play D2 ball.

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  3. Hey he gave it a shot at D2 and it didn't work out for whatever reason. He's a good kid and it will be fun to see him play at Keene State.

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  4. kid sure did rebound and play defense last year, I remember he was a block shy of a triple double against us

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  5. 10:27 I am the one that wrote the first post about how challenging D2 is, but I would have to disagree with your comment that you need guard skills to play D2 at 6'6. I think that is a bit of a stretch. If you go to a St. Anselms or SNHU game, you will rarely see a 6'6 guard. At 6'6, you can easily play the 3 or 4 position in D2, it's just that those players tend to be much more athletic than the typical 6'6 kid coming out of NH. It's athleticism that is the main issue with respect to NH kids, not height.

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  6. Guard skills may be a stretch but wing type skills and face up skills at least. From what i saw of Nicco he was more of a rebounder and defensive guy more than a face up style guy. He definitely would have been more able to play at a D2 school had he been able to step out to the wing and make shots which was not in his arsenal. Not trying to knock the kid in any way but with his size had he been able to handle the ball on the perimeter his game would have crossed over to D2 much smoother.

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  7. That kid is a beast of a rebounder.

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  8. I read where Nicco had a double/ double for Keene State over Hunter College is his second game of the season.

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