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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Top Talent in the City

Albertus Magnus will showcase some of the top basketball recruits in the country this weekend:

The National Prep Showcase will be coming to New Haven, Connecticut and Albertus Magnus College from Friday, November 21st to Sunday, November, 23rd. The tournament is widely considered to be the premier prep school event in the country and features all of the top prep school teams from around the United States and Canada as well as many of the top ranked individual players in the nation.

Current NBA players including Michael Beasley and Tyreke Evans have played in recent National Prep Showcases and this year’s event includes the top ranked sophomore in the national class of 2012 Andre Drummond and consensus top ten ranked senior in the country Will Barton.

Drummond, a Middletown native, joins a slew of other players with Connecticut roots including: Dominique Langston (Bridgeport) from St. Thomas More; Tyler Olander (Mansfield) from Worcester Academy; Danny Lawhorn (Hartford) from South Kent; Lenzie Harrison (Danbury), Luis Medina (Hartford), and Andre Henry (Middletown) from Lee Academy; and Anthony Ireland and Joe Bozzuto (Waterbury) from Winchendon.

Tickets will be available at the door throughout the weekend.

Tournament Schedule

Friday, November 20th

12:00p.m. St. Thomas More School (CT) vs. Lee Academy (ME)
1:45p.m. Notre Dame Prep (MA) vs. Hargrave Military Academy (VA)
3:15p.m. South Kent School (CT) vs. Mack Academy (NC)
5:00p.m. Winchendon School (MA) vs. Massanutten Military Academy (VA)
6:30p.m. Proctor Academy (NH) vs. Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA)
8:00p.m. Northfield Mount Hermon (MA) vs. Fork Union Military Academy (VA)

Saturday, November 21st
9:00a.m. Lee Academy (ME) vs. Massanutten Military Academy (VA)
10:45a.m. St. Thomas More (CT) vs. Fork Union Military Academy (VA)
12:30p.m. Bridgton Academy (ME) vs. Hargrave Military Academy (VA)
2:15p.m. Winchendon School (MA) vs. Mack Academy (NC)
4:00p.m. New Hampton School (NH) vs. NIA Prep (NJ)
5:45p.m. Notre Dame Prep (MA) vs. Champlain St. Lambert (CAN)
7:30p.m. Brewster Academy (NH) vs. Worcester Academy (MA)
9:00p.m. Maine Central Institute (ME) vs. Kiski School (PA)

Sunday, November 22nd
10:00a.m. Brewster Academy (NH) vs. NIA Prep (NJ)
11:45a.m. Bridgton Academy (ME) vs. Tilton School (NH)
1:30p.m. Northfield Mount Hermon (MA) vs. Maine Central Institute (ME)
3:15p.m. South Kent School (CT) vs. Champlain St. Lambert (CAN)
5:00p.m. New Hampton School (NH) vs. Kiski School (PA)
6:30p.m. St. Andrew’s School (RI) vs. Blair Academy (NJ)

Top Players in the Field

Blair Academy – (NJ)

Jesse Pritchard, 6’5”, SF, 2010 – Committed to Yale

Hakeem Harris, 6’0”, G, 2010 – Recruitment from Stanford, Virginia, Vanderbilt

Brewster Academy – (NH)

Will Barton, 6’6”, SG, 2010 – Committed to Memphis

Austin Carroll, 6’4”, G, 2010 – Committed to Rutgers

Melvin Ejim, 6’6”, SF, 2010 – Committed to Iowa State

C.J. Fair, 6’8”, F, 2010 – Committed to Syracuse

Richard Peters, 6’10”, PF, 2012 – Committed to Oklahoma

Naadir Tharpe, 6’0”, PG, 2010 – Recruitment from B.C., Providence, Indiana, W. Forest

Maurice Walker, 6’10”, C, 2010 – Recruitment from Pitt, Kansas, UConn, Marquette

Hargrave Military Academy – (VA)

Dominique Ferguson, 6’9”, F, 2010 – Committed to Florida International

Isaiah Epps, 6’1”, G, 2010 – Committed to Pittsburgh

Lorenzo Brown, 6’4”, SG, 2010 – Committed to N.C. State

Shawn Kemp, 6’8”, PF, 2010 – Committed to Alabama

Mardracus Wade, 6’2”, G, 2010 – Committed to Arkansas

Lee Academy – (ME)

Maxie Esho, 6’8”, F, 2010 – Committed to UMass

Mack Academy (NC)

Tahj Tate, 6’3”, G, 2010 – Recruitment from Auburn, Georgetown, Xavier, Temple

Maine Central Institute (ME)

Tyshawn Bell, 6’7”, SF, 2010 – Recruitment from Georgetown, Indiana, Missouri

New Hampton School (NH)

Evan Smotrycz, 6’9”, F, 2010 – Committed to Michigan

Brady Heslip, 6’2”, PG, 2010 – Committed to Boston College

Jordan Laguerre, 6’1”, G, 2010 – Recruitment from UMass & Providence

NIA Prep (NJ)

Shaquille Thomas, 6’7”, SF, 2010 – Recruitment from Syracuse, Vir. Tech, Seton Hall

Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)

Aaron Cosby, 6’2”, G, 2010 – Recruitment from Pitt, Ohio St, Indiana, Oklahoma State

Majok Majok, 6’8”, C, 2010 – Recruitment from Alabama, Virginia, Stanford, Harvard

Notre Dame Prep (MA)

Antonio Barton, 6’2”, G, 2010 – Committed to Memphis

Ron Giplaye, 6’7”, PF, 2010 – Committed to Providence

Jordair Jett, 6’2”, PG, 2010 – Recruitment from Marquette, Arkansas, Baylor

Proctor Academy (NH)

Grandy Glaze, 6’6”, F, 2011 – Recruitment from Iowa State, West Virginia, UNLV

South Kent (CT)

J.J. Moore, 6’6”, SF, 2010 – Recruitment from Louisville, Pittsburgh, St. John’s

Jesse Morgan, 6’5”, SG, 2010 – Committed to Seton Hall

Russsell Smith, 6’2”, PG, 2010 – Recruitment from Auburn, Baylor, N. Dame, Rutgers

St. Andrew’s (RI)

Michael Carter-Williams, 6’3”, G, 2011 – Recruitment from Syrcuse, Villanova, Pitt

Ricardo Ledo, 6’6”, SG, 2012 – Recruitment from Kansas, Florida, BC, Prov, UConn

St. Thomas More (CT)

Andre Drummond, 6’11”, C, 2012 – Recruitment from UConn, Florida, Louisville, UNC

Byron Allen, 6’2”, G, 2010 – Recruitment from West Virginia, Maryland

Dominique Langston, 6’3”, SG, 2010 – Committed to Quinnipiac

Tilton (NH)

Gerard Coleman, 6’3”, SG, 2010 – Committed to Providence

Winchendon (MA)

Markus Kennedy, 6’9”, C, 2010 – Committed to Villanova

Angel Nunez, 6-7, SF, 2011 – Recruitment from UConn, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisville

Khem Birch, 6’9”, PF, 2012 – Recruitment from Providence, UMass, Indiana, Kansas

Worcester Academy (MA)

Tyler Olander, 6’9”, PF, 2011 – Recruitment from UConn, Notre Dame, Marquette

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Walter Camp Players to Watch

Here is the 2009 Walter Camp Player of the Year Players to Watch list.

A list of five finalists will be announced on Wednesday, December 2.

The 2009 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be presented live on Thursday, December 10 during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN SportsCenter.

And pick up the Register December 11 to check out the team.

Toby Gerhart, Senior, RB, Stanford —1,395 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns

Mardy Gilyard, Senior, WR, Cincinnati — Averaging over 180 all-purpose yardage a game

Jerry Hughes, Senior, DL, TCU — 13 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks

Mark Ingram, Soph., RB, Alabama — 1,297 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns

Case Keenum, Junior, QB, Houston — Leads nation with 4,194 passing yards and 31 touchdowns

Dion Lewis, Freshman, RB, Pittsburgh — 1,291 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns

Rolando McClain, Junior, LB, Alabama — 77 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 2 interceptions

Colt McCoy, Senior, QB, Texas — Completing 72.3% of passes for 2,792 yards and 19 touchdowns

Kellen Moore, Soph., QB, Boise State — Leads nation with 172.49 passing efficiency

Jacquizz Rodgers, Soph., RB, Oregon State — 1,545 rushing & receiving yards and 18 touchdowns

Jordan Shipley, Senior WR, Texas — 81 receptions for 1,096 yards and 8 touchdowns

C.J. Spiller, Senior, WR/KR, Clemson — Averaging 195.2 all-purpose yards a game

Ndamukong Suh, Senior, DT, Nebraska —14 QB hurries, 11 tackles for loss, 8 pass breakups and 5 sacks

Golden Tate, Junior, WR, Notre Dame — 1,174 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns

Tim Tebow, Senior, QB, Florida — Has passed for 10 touchdowns and rushed for 12 more


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dawson at UConn practice

Some photos of Chad Dawson at the UConn men's basketball practice today. Coach Jim Calhoun has always been a big fan of boxing.
Photos courtesty of Stephen Slade/University of Connecticut

Monday, November 2, 2009

Busy week for Dawson

It will be a busy week for New Haven's Chad Dawson, who landed in Connecticut Sunday for his lightheavyweight championship fight with Glen Johnson Saturday.

Today, Dawson filed his final diary entry for the Register. It will be available in Tuesday's editions and online.

Dawson will be at UConn men's basketball practice Tuesday to meet with the team.

There is a media availabilty Wednesday with Dawson and Johnson working out in Bloomfield.

A press conference will be held Thursday.

Weigh-in is Friday.

Main event is Saturday on HBO. Television coverage of the card starts at 9:30 p.m. Don't expect Dawson-Johnson to start until about 11 or 11:15.