There is no question that the Class of 2011 is one of the more talented groups NH basketball seen in recent years. It is a class that had Kaleb Tarczewski in it before he went prep a couple years ago, and also has a number of other talented players who are going on to play at high levels next year, either in college or at prep schools.
Seth Cordts of Souhegan keeps that momentum going for the state, as he has recently committed to attend and play his college basketball at Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon is a Division III school which plays in the highly competitive University Athletic Association (UAA) and is located in Pittsburgh, PA.
The 6'2" Cordts can play either the 1 or the 2 guard position. He has been one of the best defenders in the state for each of the past 2 seasons, due to his ability due really lock down his man 1-on-1 and pressure the basketball out on the perimeter. Offensively Cordts can shoot it and also take his man off the dribble with some deceptive quickness. He's a tough kid and a very hard worker.
Souhegan has posted a winning season for 2 years straight now, and Cordts was a BIG part of that. He made first team all-state this year as a senior, leading the Sabers to the Division II semi-finals.
Cordts only played freshman team as a freshman and JV as a sophomore, so the fact that he started on varsity as a junior and made first team all-state as a senior is a testament to the tremendous amount of hard work he put in working on his game in order to get to that level. Some people say that if you hope to be a star player for your high school team then you have to play at least JV as a freshman and you have to at least be a rotation player on varsity as a sophomore. Not only did Cordts prove those people wrong, but he is now going to also be a college player.
Carnegie Mellon plays in a competitive basketball conference, and it is also recognized by a number of publications as one of the best academic schools in the country, especially in the fields of computer science and engineering.
Cordts also has the unique distinction of being one of three triplets in his family, along with twin sisters Taylor and Lauren, both of which played basketball for the Souhegan girls team.
Congrats to Seth, and best of luck at Carnegie Mellon!