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BABC Prep School Classic primer

1/13/2012

Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) Director of Operations Jay Demings forwards along some information regarding this weekend's BABC Prep School Classic, this Saturday and Sunday at the Kroc Center in Dorchester.

BOSTON -- This weekend’s Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) Prep Classic at the Kroc Center in Boston will not only feature some great games, but will give fans an up-close look at the elite-level basketball talent that permeates the New England region.

In the event’s first matchup on Saturday, two talent-laden teams in Notre Dame Prep and the Tilton School (NH) feature two potential NBA lottery picks in Notre Dame’s Steven Adams and Tilton’s Nerlens Noel.

Adams is a seven-foot center from New Zealand who just arrived at Notre Dame Prep as a post-graduate and will make his debut on Saturday. He is signed to play at the University of Pittsburgh for the Fall of 2012. Only a junior, Noel is a 6’11’’ center from Everett, MA who is ranked second in the class of 2013 by ESPN. Both players have drawn serious attention from NBA scouts.

“I have yet to see Steven Adams play live but, based on all accounts and video I’ve seen, this is a can’t-miss matchup between him and Nerlens," said BABC’s Director of Operations, Jay Demings. “Many of us are familiar with Nerlens’ skill set, but fans will get to see how Adam’s size, strength and skills translate to the American game. Experts believe that both players are certain future NBA lottery picks.”

The two-day event will also feature many signed Division 1 collegiate players and those that are expected to make their college choices soon. The field of teams include the following committed players:

Myles Davis - ND Prep - Xavier

Adonis Filer - ND Prep - Clemson

Mandell Thomas - ND Prep - Fordham

Georges Niang - Tilton - Iowa State

Dominique Bull - Tilton - Missouri

Kevin Crescenzi - Tilton - Dartmouth

Evan Cummins - NMH - Harvard

Tommy Carpenter - NMH - Dartmouth

Ethan O’Day - NMH - Vermont

Nick Lund - Rivers School - Claremont McKenna

Akosa Maduegbunam - Winchendon - Penn State

Tevin Falzon - Winchendon - Sacred Heart

Jake Fay - Brimmer & May - Fordham

Others to watch:

Tilton - Goodluck Okonoboh, Wayne Selden, Jr., John Witkowski, Cameron Durley

Wilbraham & Monson - Kamali Bey, Jaylen Brantley, Marcel Pettway, Djery Baptiste

Worcester Academy - Matt Cimino, Rene Castro

Marianapolis Prep - Kristian Medina, Nigel Sydnor, Bobby Ahearn

Brimmer & May - John Powell, Adrian Oliveira

Rivers School - Shaquor Sandiford, Kyle Reardon, Andrew Kaufman, Carlin Haymon

Boston Trinity - Elijah Okagbare, Zach Petion

Winchendon - Tre Tipton, Tom Bajda, Malique McLaren, Malcolm Smith

Putnam Science - Oscar Assie, Tyree Robinson, Jonathan Joseph, Dayshon Smith

Notre Dame Prep - Sam Cassell, Jr., Nehemias Morillo

Northfield Mount Hermon - Ryan Oliver, Lucas Van Nes, DeKeeba Battee