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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Boys' Angus headed to a prep school

By Matt Ehalt

Boys & Girls senior forward Joel Angus has decided to attend prep school next season for a postgraduate year. The senior decided two weeks ago and believes it will help him with recruiting and possibly allow him to play for an Ivy League school in 2013.

"It will help my physically and I can improve my SAT scores," Angus said. "If I can get my scores up it will be help me trying to get into the Ivy League."

Angus, who helped Boys & Girls win the State Federation Class AA tournament in his one and only year with the school, has an offer from Alcorn State and interest from New Hampshire. He averaged 8.6 points and 11.1 rebounds in league games last year.

The forward is attracted to Ivy League schools because he believes it's the best of both worlds, combining the academics and the sports. Yale has asked him for a transcript in the past and he has talked to Dartmouth.

He told ESPNewYork.com earlier this year that he was learning toward prep school but wanted to see if he could secure some scholarship options. While Angus is surprised he did not get more offers, he's not looking at it as a negative.

"Everything happens for a reason," Angus said. "Next year might be good for me."

The senior said it's looking like he will be attending Putnam Science Academy (Conn.) and will visit the school on Monday. He's talked to Fisburne Military Academy (Va.) and also has some interest in Maine Central Institute.

While he hopes that his scores will improve, Angus also wants to work on his lateral quickness and his explosiveness in his prep year.

"I'm feeling good about this," Angus said. "This isn't something where I’m feeling bad about doing another year of high school. I'm going to do something good."