Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mass & NH High School All-Star Showcase

1/21/10
Showcase Event Coming to the Area Soon

The New Hampshire Notebook and the MA & NH High School Basketball Report is pleased to announce that on Sunday, March 21 we are holding our first showcase event for area hoops prospects. The event will include 8 different all-star games, 4 boys games and 4 girls games. All 8 games will take place at the Rockingham Athletic Club in Plaistow, NH.

This is an invitation-only event. Attendees will be top high school boys and girls players in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire from the 2011, 2012 and 2013 classes. Players will play with and against the other top talent in their class. They will be evaluated by scouts, and a write up for each of the 8 games will go on the MA & NH High School Basketball Report after the event. Also, a new set of player rankings will be done following the event. And strong consideration when making those rankings will be given to the players' performance at the showcase.

In other words, players attending will face top notch competition, and will be given a ton of exposure. Best of all, this event is free for all of the participating players.

Invitations for the event will be sent out in the coming weeks. And keep checking back to the MA & NH High School Basketball Report for more details. Any questions feel free to e-mail me at: jeremy.leveille@gmail.com

47 comments:

  1. jeremy i was reading the page about that show case in the rac who will u be inviting?

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  2. For the exposure camp how many invites are you sending out in each class? I think at leats top 20 in each class maybe more as the list gets bigger in the junior class for example?

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  3. As of right now there will be 8 different all-star games. For each grouping the top 20 players will get invites.

    1) Mass. Boys - Class of 2011
    2) Mass. Boys - Class of 2012 & 2013
    3) Mass. Girls - Class of 2011
    4) Mass. Girls - Class of 2012 & 2013
    5) NH Boys - Class of 2011
    6) NH Boys - Class of 2012 & 2013
    7) NH Girls - Class of 2011
    8) NH Girls - Class of 2012 & 2013

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  4. How do the 2012 (JV) and 2013 players with potential get noticed if they come from a High School with deep depth of young (2011)talent on Varsity and no room to move up. Even though mine is a Soph - given the depth of the varsity with primarily juniors this year - I don't see him noticed till Senior year? There are some developing JV players who look very strong - but no one ever writes about JV. Also I noticed the rankings have not been adjusted since before the season began - now that we are underway I see some names that should not be there and some that are missing (esp 2012)

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  5. I actually made quite a few changes to the 2012 rankings over the past couple days. I'll update the rankings for each class once more before the invites are sent out.

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  6. Are you saying the top ten in nh soph class and top 10 in freshman class or top 20 in each individual class? It looks like you have 2012 and 2013 combined?

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  7. It will be an underclassmen all-star game. The 2012 class and 2013 class will have a combined 20 kids invited. Might be 10 frosh and 10 sophs, might be 15 sophs and 5 frosh, might be all sophs.

    20 players for each game. Before the game, players will be split up into teams of 10 and then play ball.

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  8. who rates/determines the top ranking (all stars) for invite?

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  9. Yes but will there be 20 kids invited from EACH class?

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  10. I guess I'm wondering where you get the info to do the rankings for 2012 and 2013 if there not on varsity.

    I guess 2 names I question is the placement of Gilligan in the top 3 - once he started playing against better teams - he can't much as far as scoring - back in single digits. Philbrick is primarily back on JV and really seems to struggle holding the ball and scoring.

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  11. In say forget about the girls and just have top 20 from each class mass and NH boys.

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  12. -2011 class gets 20 invites
    -2012 and 2013 classes get a COMBINED 20 invites

    The players who get invited will be determined by me. They'll come straight off the player rankings on here and the Mass & NH High School Basketball Report. Since most of the games I see are NH boys games, I have a couple of corespondents who see many Mass. games and girls games to determine the rankings in those groups. The rankings WILL be updated once more before the invites are sent out. So just because you're not in the current top 20 does not necessarily mean you're out.

    There is actually a lot of interest in the girls side of things. And there is quite a bit of talented girls players in the Southern NH / Northern Mass. area.

    Also, about the ranking of 2012 and 2013 classes. True, many of them do play JV. But a lot of them also play varsity and I see them play then. I also go to JV games as well. If I haven't seen them play there I've seen them play either in summer league, Fall League, AAU, camps or open gyms.

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  13. So your probably going to invite the top 15 in the 2012 class and maybe 5 players from the 2013 class. That's a little un fair to the nh freshman class there are atleast 18 top players in each soph frosh class

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  14. The two examples on the players listed above are far from accurate

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  15. Sorry, but summer league, fall league and open gym are much different than playing organized Varsity ball where you have to play specific roles on a team where all the good players are in attendance. If you've only seen someone ther how can you honestly use that as a good comparison? On the 2012 rankings, some of the higher ranked mostly play JV, while some lower ranked play all Varsity. How do you balance that out? Varsity is a much more difficult venue than JV, I don't care what class you are in.

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  16. Just because player A plays on varsity for one school and player B plays on JV at different school does NOT necessarily mean that player A is better than player B. Different schools have different depth in talent.

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  17. Couldn't agree more on your post jeremy. So 3:05 your saying that a class S player on varsity lets say for the soph class is better than a starter on the jv class L league. WOW. Thats the most bizzare thing ive heard on here in a while.

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  18. i think top 15 fresh, top 15 soph, top 20 juniors for nh should be invited. Thats reasonable

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  19. Wouldt u see more class m considering ur a asst coach for a class m team?

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  20. Most of my contributions to Sanborn have come at practice. Usually the days that we have games I'm either covering another game somewhere or producing a show on WTSN. I've only been to 3 of our games, but I've been to about 30 practices. And at practice is where an asst. coach is even more helpful.

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  21. How will you get every players adress for the invites

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  22. I think there should be a tryout.

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  23. Why don't u just make it frosh soph and so seperte so the best in each grade level play agianst each other

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  24. will prep players that are nh natives like showly nicholson and jared fahmy recieve invites

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  25. Why is 3:05 post bizarre? There are class I teams that have easily beaten class L teams and Campbell (Class M?) is kicking butt all over, so just because someone is JV in class L doesnt by default make him better or playing in a more difficult situation than someone in Varsity in class I, or another class. Even schools within the same class have different rigor in their scheduling. Still, playing at the JV level is not as intense as playing at Varsity. I have seen many class L JV games and they don't compare in intensity to varsity games in the other classes.

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  26. Just high school players. The event is being put on by the Mass & NH High School Basketball Report, a site that covers just high school basketball.

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  27. I'm wondering why people seem to be up in arms about who is getting invited to this showcase...if I understand correctly, Jeremy is heavily responsible for organizing and sponsoring this event...so doesn't it make sense that his input is taken into account? These kids will get to attend and gain valuable exposure...FOR FREE...he's seen all of these kids play, so if you think he's wrong, prove it on the court...not whining about it on his blog.

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  28. Your wondering, because what player doesn't want to get a chance to play with his friends and the best players in the area. However I do have to argue that he has seen all of them play. Class S is not in his pathways and while it is less of a chance that he misses many there he could miss one and when you are talking to a kid it is hard for them to stomach being left out on something like this because of where they live and what school they attend.
    Perhaps Jeremy should send an email to coaches to get suggestions from the class s schools?

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  29. can't find the rankings for the girls I only see them in the eagle tribune how do you pick the girls ? can you list the girls like the boys thanks.

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  30. Jeremy, how do you know the contact info for potential invitees?

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  31. Girls rankings are on the Mass & NH High School Basketball Report at: http://www.mass-nh-highschoolbasketballreport.blogspot.com/

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  32. I have e-mails for some players and parents and hoping that those players/parents will be able to get me other players addresses, etc. and it will snowball from there. There's two months till the event, so that's why I'm getting the word out now so there if time to get all of the invites out.

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  33. Jeremy, now that you're starting to cover girl's hoops, keep an eye on Connor Green's younger sister, Meghan Green, who is listed at 6'1 and starts for the BG varsity as a Freshman. She is the best player on the 5-2 BG team, and averages about 10 points and 12 rebounds a game. Although she is in the Class of 2013, she could more than hold her own in your Class of 2011 girls all-star game. There are now two Greens to watch over at BG.

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  34. I have some emails of the players of the class of 2013 if you would like me to email you them

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  35. 11:08, send me an e-mail and I'll let you know which players' emails I need. jeremy.leveille@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  36. so your probably taking like 15 sophs and only like 5 fresh, which would make 20 right? there is alot of talent in the class of 2013 also

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  37. about those emails ill be getting you them shortly tomorrow

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  38. This is a great idea. Definitely want to come see the games!

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  39. I don't know why people are going nuts about who is invited and who is not invited. Having tryouts is laughable, this is how an invitational exposure event works. Every time these kids play they are being evaluated by someone and the invites are based on previous play. If a kid is that good, I'm sure someone (Jeremy) may already know about him/her, regardless of class.

    This is a great idea for high school kids, but people will learn that at an event like this, some kids will gain exposure and others will be exposed.

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  40. To me, the way you're doing it somewhat doesn't make sense. I think a better way to do it is get the top 10 from the class of NH and MA for the class of 2013 and have them go at it and do the same for the class of 2012

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  41. I think you should invite 15 frosh/15 soph. That would be good competition.

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  42. So far who are the invites jeremy? Any you know for sure?

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  43. Working on it. Invites will be sent out in the coming weeks.

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  44. how are you gunna contact everyone, if you cant get a kids e mail from someone how can you invite them??

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  45. I'm compiling a list of e-mails and addresses of the invitees and should have all of them soon.

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