Now that we have reached the midpoint of the 2012-2013 season, lets take a look out the top performing HEA alumni in both the NEPSAC and MIAA.
Tyonne Malone – The 6’4″ freshmen guard has been absolutely dominant for his Williston Northampton squad. Malone has reached the 30 point plateau 3 times this season, including a career high 34 point performance in the Basketbull Hoopfest. Malone is averaging nearly 20 points and 10 rebounds per contest, and has lived up to expectations as one of the top freshmen in the country.
Terance Mann – The heir apparent to Wayne Selden at Tilton School, Mann has played a steady floor game, and has added a much needed rebounding presence for the undersized Rams. Only a sophomore, the 6’5″ Mann has played his best games on the biggest stages, including an 11 point performance in a 71-67 win vs. Vermont Academy at the Hoophall Classic, and a 14 point performance in a 63-61 win vs. St. Andrew’s School at the BABC Prep Classic.
Eric D’Aguanno – With his high basketball IQ and smooth shooting stroke from 3-point range, the 6’3″ D’Aguanno has played a pivotal role on what could be the surprise team of the NEPSAC Class AA. D’Aguanno has consistently reached double figures in scoring, helping fuel Marianaoplis Prep’s hot start to the season, including wins over NEPSAC Class AA powers Cushing Academy, Wilbraham and Monson, and Tilton School.
Chris Baldwin – At 6’7″, Baldwin has put up the numbers to back up his billing as the top college prospect in the MIAA, while pacing a Springfield Central squad, who when clicking on all cylinders is one of the top teams in the state. Baldwin is averaging 17 points per contest, including a 23 point, 18 rebound, and 8 blocks performance in a 67-57 win vs. Manchester High School (CT) at the Hoophall Classic. After an early season slide, Springfield Central has fought its way back into the ESPN Boston Top 25, and is currently ranked #15.
Tyree Weston – The New Bedford High School guard could be considered the breakout performer of the MIAA this season. At 6’1″, Weston has done it all for the 8-4 Whalers, including an 18 point, 11 rebound, 9 assist performance in a 79-59 win over Durfee High School, and a career high 30 points in a 77-71 win over Dartmouth High School. Weston is now garnering interest from Boston University.
Sherron Harris – The 6’0″ freshmen guard has played a integral role for his undefeated Melrose High School squad. Harris is posting close to 10 points per game, and providing solid guard play for Melrose, who thus far has been the surprise team of the MIAA standing at 10-0, and ranked #20 in ESPN Boston Top 25.
Jake Midura – The 6’1″ freshmen guard has played outstanding for his Chicopee High School team. Midura is averaging 10.5 points per contest, including a career high 24 point performance vs. South Hadley in December. Midura has been one of the top freshmen in Western Massachusetts.
MIDDLE SCHOOL STANDOUTS
Tomas Murphy – Only an 8th grader, the 6’6″ Murphy made headlines earlier this month when he scored 46 points in a win for his Monsignor Clarke squad.
Kimani Lawrence – Earlier this month the 6’5″ Lawrence posted 32 points in a 77-74 overtime win vs. Baltimore Elite playing for his Expressions Elite squad in the Junior Nike Elite Playoffs.
Martin Mann – Mann is following in the footsteps of his older brother Terance, as the 6’3″ 8th grader has provided physical toughness and an inside presence for an extremely talented Hillside School Bulldogs team.
Kani Glover – The 5’6″ guard has provided a stable backcourt presences for his Smith Leadership Academy Panthers squad. Only a 7th grader, Glover has played solid defense and has come alive offensively as of late, knocking down jumpers at a high rate.