Thursday, November 22, 2012

Closing the Book on Class of 2012 - Boys Basketball

In part 3 of our 3 part series, 'Closing the Book on Class of 2012' we release our final boys basketball prospect rankings for this class. Here is a look at where the state's top recruits are playing their college ball.

The order that some of these recruits are ranked in could be debated, but the one spot that there can be absolutely no debate is the #1 spot. Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont, NH) from the St. Mark's School was one of the top 10 recruits in the entire country. The 7-footer is the highest rated recruit to come out of New Hampshire since Matt Bonner. Tarczewski is now playing as a freshman for the Arizona Wildcats and is a legit NBA prospect.

Tarczewski is followed on the list by two players who won high school state titles as seniors and then did a post-grad year at a prep school last winter. Connor Green (Bedford, NH) is now playing at Amherst College in the NESCAC, and Jamie Holder (Milford, NH) is playing at D-II Concordia College in New York.

Rounding out the top 5 is a pair of big men who are playing at the Division II level. 6-foot-11 Silvere Aluko (Manchester, NH) is playing for Pfeiffer University down in North Carolina, and 6-foot-7 Marcus Swedberg (Moultonborough, NH) is playing for Merrimack College in the Northeast-10 Connference.

Many of the players on this list were AAU teammates with the Bishop Elite. In just a few short years the Bishop has emerged as one of the region's premier programs. Aluko, Trevor Fahmy, Gabe LaCount, Logan Kesty, Chris Light, Anthony Muccioli and Tyler Gendron were all teammates on the Bishop's 17U squad that won NH states and went down to AAU Nationals in Florida.

With Ryan Gauthier, Javon Williams and Anthony Farmer, Nashua North is the only school with three players on the list. All three players are staying local, with Gauthier playing at Daniel Webster, Williams at New England College and Farmer at NHTI. Gauthier and Williams are cousins, and they are also cousins of Summer and Taylor Choate. The Choate sisters play for the Nashua North girls basketball team.

Without any further ado, here are the final recruiting rankings for the boys basketball Class of 2012. Best of luck to all of them at the next level!

1. Kaleb Tarczewski 7'0" Center St. Mark's School...Arizona
2. Connor Green 6'5" Guard/Forward Phillips Exeter Academy...Amherst College
3. Jamie Holder 6'2" Guard Notre Dame Prep...Concordia College
4. Silvere Aluko 6’11” Center Trinity HS...Pfeiffer University
5. Marcus Swedberg 6'7" Forward Moultonborough Academy...Merrimack College
6. Trevor Fahmy 6'8" Forward Bedford HS...Roger Williams University
7. Ryan Gauthier 6'1" Guard Nashua High North...Daniel Webster College
8. Tyler Gendron 6'5" Guard/Forward Merrimack HS...Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
9. Logan Kesty 6'2" Guard Bishop Guertin High School...Plymouth State University
10. Chris Light 6'3" Guard Pinkerton Academy...Community College of Rhode Island
11. Anthony Muccioli 5'10" Guard Nashua High South...Fitchburg State College

12. Javon Williams 5’11” Guard Nashua High North...New England College
13. Gabe LaCount 6'0" Guard Manchester Central HS...Plymouth State University
14. Anthony Farmer 6'1" Guard Nashua High North...New Hampshire Technical Institute
15. Skyler Mitchell 6'3" Forward Coe-Brown HS...Nazareth College

1 comment:

  1. 24 Connor Green....... 6-0 93 15.5 20-47 .426 7-23 .304 3-6 .500 8 14 22 3.7 14 0 1 4 3 2 50 8.3

    New Haven, Conn. – Freshman guard Jamie Holder has been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Rookie of the Week in men's basketball for the week of Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, as announced by the CACC.

    The Milford, N.H. native averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and a team-high 5.5 assists per game in a 1-1 week for Concordia. He averaged 31.5 minutes per game while shooting 9-14 (64.3%) from the field and 4-10 (40.0%) from the foul line. Holder scored 11 points in an 87-81 victory over Goldey-Beacom for the Clippers.
    Jeremy not sure why you would put a division two player who has even better stats and accolades over a d3 player? I guess the proof is the numbers not in the judge.