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Updated offer lists for local ballers

July, 20, 2011
On his recruiting blog today, ESPN's Adam Finkelstein has updates on the recruitment of some of the northeast's top prospects, including several New Englanders:

Ethan O'Day, PF (Mansfield, Conn./Northfield Mount Hermon)
He has had to battle a sprained ankle but still holds offers from St. Joseph's, Vermont, Boston University, Holy Cross, Hofstra, American and Lafayette according to NMH coach John Carroll. Davidson is expected to follow him early in the second half of the month as well.

Jake Layman, SF (Wrentham, Mass./King Phillip)
He has been somewhat of a hidden gem but that's not going to hold true for much longer. Layman now claims offers from Maryland, Notre Dame and Providence with a variety of other schools apparently ready to follow suit.

Jaylen Brantley, PG (Springfield, Mass./Wilbraham & Monson)
Layman's BABC teammate is one of the Northeast's hardest players to evaluate. In one sense, his lack of size is bound to catch up with him before too long, but you simply can't ignore his production against the highest levels of competition. Brantley has reportedly heard from Boston College, Virginia, Louisville, Florida, DePaul and Northeastern.

Jarred Reuter, PF (Rochester, Mass./St. Mark's)
The 2014 big man has been a poor man's Tyler Hansbrough for the New England Playaz this summer. He claimed his first high-major offer from Indiana at the Hoosiers Elite Camp in June and has added invitations from St. John's and Rutgers so far this month.

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school basketball talent, be sure to check out Finkelstein's ESPN blog as well as his New England Recruiting Report.

Providence offers New Hampton's Auguste

June, 8, 2011
New Hampton (N.H.) power forward Zach Auguste told ESPN's Paul Biancardi this afternoon that he was offered a scholarship from new Providence head coach Ed Cooley.

Auguste, a 6-foot-9 Marlborough native, visited the Friars unofficially for the second time earlier this week and sat down with Cooley and his staff.

"Coach Cooley is a very real person," Auguste said. "He's personable and real and I felt very comfortable with him and his whole staff. They see me as a guy who can help the program immediately. Plus, basketball is like church there (at PC), everybody goes."

Auguste also mentioned that he speaks three languages fluently (Greek, French Creole and English) and hopes to major in business, possibly internationally, a major which Providence offers.

Auguste also holds offers from Notre Dame, Boston College, UMass, Wake Forest, Virginia, DePaul, Oregon State and Penn State. He is also garnering attention from West Virginia, Syracuse, Kansas, Georgia Tech and Alabama.