HEA would like to congratulate its alumni who have helped their teams reach both the NEPSAC and MIAA playoffs. Below you will find the HEA alumni hoping to make a run deep into the postseason this March.
NEPSAC AA PLAYOFFS
Eric D’Aguanno – 6’3″, F, 2016, Marianapolis Prep – D’Aguanno will look to continue his strong play for # 4 seed Marianapolis Prep’s surprise run in NEPSAC AA this season. He will match up head to head with fellow Elite Week alumnus Terance Mann and his Tilton School Rams squad in round 1.
Terance Mann – 6’5″, G, 2015, Tilton School – Mann will help lead his #5 seed Rams squad, that is as dangerous as any in NEPSAC AA. They’ll face a tough first round matchup going on the road to face a Marianapolis Prep squad that has been a giant slayer all year in AA action.
Jarris Ashley – 5’10”, G, 2016, St. Andrew’s – The young guard has been dominate playing for Varsity II this year, and is hoping to get the call up for a playoff run with #8 seed St. Andrew’s Varsity I squad in time to contribute this postseason including a round 1 game vs. Worcester Academy.
NEPSAC B PLAYOFFS
PJ Tucker – 6’2″, G, 2016, Beaver Country Day School – Fresh off a 54-40 Eastern Independent League Championship victory of Pingree School, Tucker along with fellow Elite Week alumnus Leo Connelly will look to help #4 seed BCDS defend their NEPSAC B crown. They take on Brooks School in a round 1 matchup.
MIAA DIVISION 1 PLAYOFFS
Chris Baldwin – 6’7″, F, 2015, Springfield Central High School – Baldwin and fellow Elite Week alumnus Chandler Jones will look to play a pivotal role in #1 seed Central Golden Eagles (16-4) defense of their 2012 Division 1 State Title. The Eagles received a first round bye, and will play the winner of the Sci-Tech vs. East Longmeadow game.
Tyree Weston – 6’1″, G, 2015, New Bedford High School – Weston will look to continue his impressive play as #5 seed New Bedford High School Whalers (15-5) look to make a run in a loaded Division 1 South bracket. Weston and the Whalers will take on Brookline High School in the first round.
Keyshaad Dixon – 6’1″, G, 2016, Braintree High School – Dixon has been a pleasant surprise for #14 seed Briantree High School (11-9). Dixon and his squad will be tested in the first round, as they face an extremely talented Boston College High School team.
MIAA DIVISION 2 PLAYOFFS
Sherron Harris – 6’0″, G, 2016, Melrose High School – Harris has played a major role for #1 seed Melrose (20-0), as they look to make a run through the gauntlet that is the Division 2 North bracket. Harris’s Red Raider will take on the winner of a preliminary round game between Arlington and Tewksbury.
Bruce Brown – 6’4″, G, 2015, Wakefield High School – When healthy, Brown and his #3 seed Wakefield (15-5) squad are as dangerous as any to take the Division 2 crown. They will look to make it out of the ultra competitive Division 2 North bracket with a first round matchup with Malden Catholic.
Jared Thorpe – 6’2″, F, 2016, Reading Memorial High School – Thorpe and his #9 seed Reading (12-6) squad drew a tough first round matchup with perennial Division 2 powerhouse New Mission High School Titans in the Division 2 North bracket.
MIAA DIVISION 3 PLAYOFFS
Kendall Baldwin – 5’11”, G, 2016, The Springfield Renaissance School – Baldwin and his #1 seed Renaissance School (18-2) have been dominant in Division 3 West, and will look to complete its season with a championship. After a first round bye, Renaissance will take on the winner of Dean Tech vs. Monson.
Solomon Abioye – 6’4″, F, 2015, South Boston High School – Abioye will look to help his #10 seed Excel Academy (11-8) squad advance in the Division 3 North bracket. They face Minuteman High School on the road in a first round matchup.
(Photo from ESPN Boston High School)