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Sid Wilson, the 6-foot-7 Class of 2017 wing from St. Raymond's in The Bronx, became the latest New York City standout to transfer to a prestigious out-of-area prep school when he announced he will reclass to the Class of 2018 and attend Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

"The decision to go to Brewster Academy and reclassify to the class of 2018 had to do with fully developing into a wing prospect and being able to make an impact on the next level," Wilson told MADEHoops, which first reported the news. "Coach Jason Smith at Brewster does a great job at getting guys ready for college, so I think he will prepare me for what is next."

He added: "Now being apart of the class of 2018 I will be ready to really make an impact on the college game when that time comes. With the 2017 class I don't think I will have enough time to fully develop my skill to where I would want it to be by the time college comes. Reclassifying to the 2018 class will allow me to grow as a player."

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Aaron Wheeler has a new high school and he's looking for a college, too.

The 6-foot-7, 180-pound small forward from Stamford, Conn., will transfer from St. Andrews (R.I.) to national powerhouse Brewster (N.H.) Academy for his senior season and play for coach Jason Smith. He's also busy taking college visits, including one on Wednesday to Seton Hall.

Wheeler also considered prep powers South Kent, St. Thomas More and New Hampton but settled on Brewster.

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C.J. Keyser, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from?Bel Air, Maryland and Brewster (N.H.) Academy committed to Wichita State on Thursday.

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Taurean Thompson, a 6-foot-9 power forward now at Brewster (N.H.) Academy, took an unofficial visit to Rutgers on Wednesday and will visit Xavier and Syracuse in the coming weeks, his mother told SNY.tv.

 

 

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NEW YORK -- On their train ride from Boston to New York for the Jordan Brand Regional Game, Brewster (N.H.) Academy teammates Donovan Mitchell and Jalen Adams talked about putting their school on the map.

They weren't sure how many fans at Barclays Center knew?about the New Hampshire prep school?and they were prepared to do their talking on the court.

"A lot of people don't know Brewster Academy so we were just talking about going out and putting Brewster on the map in a bigger way," Mitchell said. "We just said to ourselves that we were going to go out and impact the game in different ways."

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Alex Illikainen, a 6-9 power forward from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, is down to?Iowa and Wisconsin, Brewster coach Jason Smith told SNY.tv.

He has visited Iowa and will trip to Wisconsin next weekend.

"He's?pretty much down to those two," Smith told SNY.tv. "Alex has said he's said pretty content with those two schools. He's perfectly content with the two schools remaining."

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Arizona-bound point guard Justin Simon is the latest high-level recruit to transfer to Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

The 6-foot-4 Simon, a native of Temecula Valley, CA, is part of a three-man recruiting class at Arizona that also includes wing Ray Smith and shooting guard Allonzo Trier.

"My family and I thought it was a great idea to get away for my senior year to become more independent and be challenged as a basketball player and a young man,? Simon told the Riverside Press-Enterprise via text message. ?To develop in practice and game situations at a level I never had before. ... To prepare for Arizona.?

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By JACK LeGWIN

Marcus Derrickson and Jalen Adams?are?transferring to Brewster (N.H.) Academy for their senior seasons, according to the team Twitter page.?

The 6-foot-8,?250-pounds Derrickson is ranked No. 74 in the Class of 2015 by 247 Sports, and has already committed to Georgetown. A big man who can shoot the 3-ball, he is transferring from Fairfax (VA) Paul VI.

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WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- Donovan Mitchell, a 6-foot-3 2015 shooting guard from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, confirmed to SNY.tv he's targeting a September announcement for his college choice.

"Sometime in September," Mitchell said Saturday at the Mary Kline Classic at West Orange High School. "That way I can focus on academics and what schools are coming to watch."

Mitchell holds offers from Providence, Creighton, Boston College, Xavier, Georgia Tech, St. John's, Seton Hall, Florida and UConn, and has interest from Kansas.

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One day after losing a point guard from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, Kansas has gained another one.

Devonte' Graham picked the Jayhawks over N.C. State on Friday, Tweeting "ROCKCHALK JAYHAWK !! #KUCMB ."

"Tradition of winning, opportunity to play right away and felt it was the best fit for me," Graham said by text of his reasoning for picking Kansas.

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The Brewster (N.H.) Academy duo of Donovan Mitchell and Jarred Reuter have triggered a wave of recruiting interest following their performances this weekend at the Pitt JamFest.

Still, the 6-foot-3 Mitchell told SNY.tv Monday night that reports that certain schools are?leading for him are inaccurate.

"The schools that offered me are the schools that are working the hardest because they've offered me and they talk to me the most," Mitchell said.

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Ever since getting his release from Appalachian State earlier this month, Devonte' Graham has been in high demand.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound point guard from Brewster (N.H.) Academy recently trimmed his list to five schools and has visited two of them in recent days -- Kansas and N.C. State. Virginia is up next beginning Friday.

As far as Kansas, Graham told SNY.tv, "I like the campus and the atmosphere and the players I really got along with, and all the coaches. Basically, I would come in and have an impact right away is what I was told."

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Devonte' Graham, a 6-foot-2 2014 point guard from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, has?obtained his release from new Appalachian State coach Jim Fox, Brewster coach Jason Smith confirmed to?SNY.tv.

"We're excited to hear that he will be released and we're excited to be able to communicate with schools," Smith told SNY.tv.

"wow officially released !!!! Thanking god right now," Graham Tweeted.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Jared Terrell wasn't feeling it a year ago when Brewster (N.H.) Academy lost in the National Prep Championship game to Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.).

"We was here last year and came down the same road and got to the finals and didn't cap it off," the 6-foot-3 Oklahoma State commit told SNY.tv after dropping 20 points in an 84-61 victory over NMH in the semifinals on Wednesday at Albertus Magnus College. "But I think we have a good enough team to finish it off this year."

A few hours after saying that, Brewster did indeed cap it off, knocking off St. Thomas More (Conn.) 88-77 to win the championship.

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As I previously reported on Twitter, UCLA pledge Jonah Bolden will finish up his high school career at Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

"Happy New Year! Excited to welcome #UCLA commit @Jonahbolden32 to the Brewster fam for '14," head coach Jason Smith Tweeted.

The 6-foot-9 Australian was at Findlay Prep for the fall semester but his high school clock expired and he'll now finish up at perennial national power Brewster.

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Syracuse signee?Chris McCullough?began the season playing for Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

On Saturday afternoon, he played against them and put up 26 points.

In the end, Brewster beat McCullough and IMG Academy, 95-86 in OT, in the final of the Brewster Invitational.

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NEW YORK -- Following his impressive performance last weekend at the National Prep Showcase, Brewster (N.H.) Academy 2015 point guard?Donovan Mitchell has?heard from a slew of schools, including Kansas and Florida.

Kansas assistant Norm Roberts reached out, while Florida offered Mitchell on Wednesday.

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Maryland coach Mark Turgeon was the latest in to Brewster (N.H.) Academy to see 2015 point guard Donovan Mitchell on Tuesday.

Brewster coach Jason Smith told SNY.tv that BC, Maryland, Providence, Creighton, St. John's, UConn, Kansas and Iowa have all been in to see Mitchell, including head coaches from BC, Maryland and Providence.

"Donovan is an explosive athlete who's shot the ball very well in open gym this fall," Smith said.

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NEW YORK -- N.C. State's talented freshmen trio were not at their best during Tuesday night's victory over UConn in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

T.J. Warren (pictured), Rodney Purvis and Tyler Lewis -- all former McDonald's All-Americans -- combined for just nine points, five rebounds and two assists in the 69-65 victory.

But as the Wolfpack attempt to challenge for an ACC regular-season championship and an NCAA Tournament run going forward, the three frosh could play increasingly key roles alongside veterans C.J. Leslie, Richard Howell, Lorenzo Brown and Scott Wood.

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There could end up being an in-state recruiting war between Syracuse and St. John's for 2014 forward Chris McCullough, a potential one-and-done player.

"I don't really have a leader," he told SNY.tv by text Tuesday. "I just feel like Syracuse and St. John's [are] showing the most love."

The 6-foot-10 McCullough is coming off a 17-point performance in Sunday's Sharette Dixon Memorial Classic game, in which his New York team beat New Jersey, 112-98.

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Former Indiana commit Ron Patterson picked up an offer from Syracuse on Thursday, and he plans to take an official visit there Nov. 2.

"Yeah, they did," the 6-foot-3 Patterson told SNY.tv by phone. "I talked to Coach [Jim] Boeheim and Coach [Gerry] McNamara?over the phone.

"It felt like I'm a big-time player now."

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Ron Patterson is no longer going to Indiana, but he will end up playing Division 1 basketball somewhere next year.

The 6-foot-3 guard has been "very impressive" in his tenure so far at Brewster (N.H.) Academy, head coach Jason Smith told SNY.tv.

"Xavier is going to?meet with his parents at their home Monday," Smith said. "Providence comes on Wednesday. And Kansas State next week as well. Pitt is very interested."

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After a summer full of rumors and speculation about his future, Chris McCullough's plans are now set.

The 6-foot-10 New York junior forward will spend his next two seasons at prep powerhouse Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

"I just felt like Brewster is a good program for me and I think [head coach] Jason [Smith] does a good job coaching," McCullough, who leaves for school on Friday, told SNY.tv.?

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Two of the biggest names left on the 2012 recruiting board will end the speculation this week when Brewster Academy teammates Mitch McGary and T.J. Warren name their colleges.

The 6-foot-10 McGary will announce Thursday for either Michigan, Duke or Florida, and his father confirmed Mitch will announce on ESPN.

"Yes he will," Tim McGary said by text.

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Mike Taylor had it all going for him.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard led Brooklyn Boys & Girls to its first New York PSAL championship ever in the spring of 2010, and then signed a National Letter of Intent to Rutgers that September, joining a blockbuster recruiting class for head coach Mike Rice.

Then the bottom began to fall out.

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Baylor is going big on JaKarr Sampson.

Coach Scott Drew and company secured the first official visit from the 6-foo-8 Sampson since he decommitted from St. John's.

And after Sampson took that official visit this past weekend, Drew turned up at Brewster (N.H.) Academy at 8 a.m. Tuesday and then had lunch with Sampson, according to Brewster coach Jason Smith.

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Former St. John's signee JaKarr Sampson will take an official visit to Baylor this weekend, according to a tweet from Brewster (N.H.) coach Jason Smith.

Baylor coach Scott Drew, Kentucky coach John Calipari, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin and Providence coach Ed Cooley have also been through Brewster in recent days.

Smith also tweeted that St. John's assistant coach?Mike Dunlap?will come through Wednesday.

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There is a lot of movement with St. John's once heralded recruiting class.

JaKarr Sampson, a 6-foot-8 forward, has decommitted and will re-open his recruitment.

"Yes," said Brewster (N.H.) Academy coach Jason Smith.

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St. John's signee?JaKarr Sampson will go back to Brewster (N.H.) Academy after he was deemed academically ineligible to play college basketball.

"JaKarr Sampson has decided to return to Brewster Academy as a post grad student and to further his education to complete his academic requirements to attend college," his AAU coach, Don Anderson, said by text. "He wishes to thank everyone who played a part in this decision."

Anderson said it was possible Sampson could become eligible in the second semester and join St. John's in December.

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By ALEX KLINE

After losing a starting lineup full of stars, Brewster Academy in New Hampshire has officially reloaded.

T.J. Warren, a 6-foot-7 2012 small forward,?decided Wednesday to attend the institution in Wolfeboro over Oak Hill Academy, while Aaron Thomas will join him.

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