Another one of New Hampshire's top high school basketball players has left the NHIAA for prep school, as Tim Preston has transferred from Nashua South to Lawrence Academy. Preston had a breakout junior season last year for the Purple Panthers, leading the team to the Final Four and being selected as a second team all-state player by the NHBCO.
"It was a tough decision to leave south going into my senior year" Preston told the NH Notebook. "All of my friends are at South, and I had already begun playing football there. But in the end I felt that going to Lawrence Academy was the best thing to do for my future, both academically and for basketball."
Preston is an explosive point guard who can really make plays in the open floor, can get into the lane off the bounce and either finish it or hit the open teammate. He's extremely quick, has a tight handle and makes good decisions with the basketball in his hands.
"I played for the Rhode Island Hawks this summer AAU season under coach Jay Elliot" said Preston, who reclassifies to the Class of 2015 with this transfer. "We had a good team and did pretty well in some live period tournaments. Two other New Hampshire players were on my team - Ian Sistare and Collin McManus."
Lawrence Academy is a member of the NEPSAC, which is the most competitive prep school league in the country for basketball. It is also located not very far from Preston's hometown of Nashua.
"I'm excited to start at Lawrence Academy, but I really am going to miss all my friends and coaches, particularly coach Maz who has supported me all along."
Preston is undoubtedly intriguing prospect at the next level, and with this transfer it helps his stock even more.