Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoops Notes

We ran a story earlier this week on Trinity High senior Ashley Hill and her commitment to play college basketball at Clarkson. Here are a few more notes from around the state.

Congratulations to Keith Brown from Pelham High and Rebecca Ripley of the New Hampton School for being named the boys and girls NH Gatorade Player of the Year, respectively. Brown led Pelham to back-to-back NHIAA D-III titles, and just days after the 2016 title game he committed to Endicott College. Ripley meanwhile, committed to the University of Miami last year.

A couple other commitments to make note of - Brett Hanson (Manchester, NH) of the Tilton School is taking his game to Florida Southern College. Florida Southern is a D-II program and Hanson will be a scholarship player there. He led Manchester Central High to an undefeated season in 2013-2014, and played at Tilton for the past 2 years.

Additionally, Lebanon High senior guard Austin Whaley will play his college ball at Calvin College in Michigan. This, according to his AAU coach TJ Thompson of the DC Blue Devils. Whaley has a versatile skill set and played in four Final Fours for Lebanon. On the girls side, Katie Valcich of Winnacunnet has committed to attend and play ball at Endicott College. Valcich was a 3-year starting point guard at Winnacunnet and led them to 2 Final Fours.

As far as offers, Abby Streeter (Nashua, NH) a 5-foot-10 wing from the Class of 2017 has added another D-I school to her list. The Lawrence Academy standout has recently been offered by Delaware. Delaware joins URI, Fordham, Iona, UVM, Brown, and BU on Streeter's list of schools who have offered her a scholarship. Streeter played her freshman season at Nashua North and her sophomore season at Bishop Guertin before transferring to Lawrence.

Lastly (for now), we have news of 2 prep school transfers. DJ Frechette (Nashua, NH) an explosive shooting guard who is one of the NHIAA's top players is leaving Nashua South and is headed for the Governor's Academy. Frechette reclassifies to the Class of 2018. On the girls side, 6-foot-2 forward Ashley Evans (Londonderry, NH) will join Streeter at Lawrence Academy, where she will be repeat her freshman year. Evans, who has a ton of upside, reclassifies to the Class of 2020.

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