Prep Hoops hosted it’s annual New England Top-250 Expo this weekend in Foxboro. Basketball players from the area flocked to Mass Premier Courts to play hoops and showcase their talent. It was great to see the players lock in and…
Prep Hoops hosted it’s annual New England Top-250 Expo this weekend in Foxboro. Basketball players from the area flocked to Mass Premier Courts to play hoops and showcase their talent. It was great to see the players lock in and flash talent. Here is a look at the day’s top performers:
6’2″ Bedford 2023
Blunt was excellent today at Prep Hoops’ New England Top-250 Expo. I watched him warm up and the jumper is fluid and the release is clean. Blunt put the jumper to good work at the showcase, as he hit multiple step-back, crossover shots that were highlight-worthy. He also had some key rejections and blocks, as he showed his elite leaping ability and defensive instincts.
6’0″ North Providence 2026
Lenus was an excellent off-ball movement player during the weekend. He cut to the basket and got easy opportunities close to the basket. He’s got a tight handle and the ball-handling ability allows him to fly up the court. He also showed that he’s capable of making tough shots. Lenus’ best moment of the weekend came in the form of a halftime buzzer beater.
6’0″ Cathedral 2025
Another 2025 prospect, Freeman put on a show on Saturday in Foxboro. He was able to score the ball in a variety of ways whether it was inside or outside. He finished through and around contact, and he shot from deep that defenses had to respect it. He was also one of the better athletes on the floor, and the vertical and speed was on full display.
6’7″ Northwest Catholic 2024
Arguably the most dominant player at the expo, Jemison showed why he’s getting high-major division one looks. He’s a strong, fluid-moving 6’7″ forward that can score inside or outside. He dominated the smaller competition through back-down’s and put-back slams. But, he extended his game out to the mid-range and 3-point line. Jemison is a highly-talented player, and watching him play today was a treat.
6’2″ Virginia Prep Sports Academy 2023
Goodridge-Fernandes is an offensive talent, as he can finish through and around contact and was nearly perfect from 3-point territory. The most notable thing to me about Goodridge-Fernandes was his communication and activity. He’s always lifting his teammates up and communicating on defense. He’s got a great personality off the court, and on the court he’s supremely talented. The combination of the two project Goodridge-Fernandes to be an impactful player at the next level.
6’3″ Cumberland 2023
Fofana is a player that leaves it all out on the court. He flies around the court and hustles after rebounds and loose balls. This hustle and activity really separates and benefits Fofana when on the court. He’s due for a few put-back layups and easy drives. Fofana’s very impactful as a defender. He gets his hands in passing lanes and intercepts cross-court passes with ease.
5’10” Bloomfield 2025
Williams is a highlight waiting to happen. He had multiple ankle-breaking crossovers and some sleek offensive shots. He’s a pure scorer, and he can get the ball in the basket from all three levels. He’s also got a great floater and layup game that he flashed during the showcase. The ball-handling is top-notch, as he’s great at breaking down the defender and reading defenses.
6’0″ Friends Academy 2023
Polson was one of the best facilitators, playmakers, and passers at the showcase. He reads the floor well, and he’s got a great feel for the game that was demonstrated to the full extent this weekend. Polson just knows where his teammates are going to be, and he finds shooters right in their motion for clean, easy looks. Polson is someone that’s going to skyrocket up rankings as his game continues to evolve, and he’s someone to watch for.
6’0″ St. Andrews School 2025
Panagiotis is an amazing, pure athlete that utilizes this athleticism very much to his advantage. He’s got an elite first step and typically blows by defenses thanks to his speed and burst. Once he’s at the rim, his vertical and leaping ability make him tough to stop once he’s in the air. He’s flexible and fluid, and just an elite-level, all-around prospect that has a very bright future.
6’3″ Roxbury Latin 2025
Hynes was someone I was looking forward to watching, as he’s an excellent shooter and just has a great feel for the game. He nearly singlehandedly helped his team to a second half comeback due to the offensive firepower he brought to the table. Hynes hit trey after trey and made a lot of great basketball plays (tipped passes, steals, outlet passes) that was highly-beneficial for his team.
6’1″ Noble and Greenough School 2025
Similarly to Hynes, Kahn is an elite shooter. In the game that I watched, Kahn had a couple transition, pull-up threes that fell. Kahn’s shooting ultimately put the opposing team away, and he’s a player that loves the moment. He demanded the ball in the biggest moments of the game, and he came through. Kahn was pretty underrated defensively, as he was communicative and active. He rotated well, and did a lot of the little things that don’t show up in the box score.
6’5″ Wilbraham and Monson Academy 2024
Dixon is an interior force, but he’s smooth and crafty at the same time. For his size, he’s got a good handle and footwork. This combination is tough to defend, as Dixon puts these skills to work often. It’s clear that he’s spent hours refining and working on his game. He continues to improve and develop. Another summer and season with Wilbraham and Monson Academy could prove beneficial for Dixon as he continues to climb up rankings. He’s someone to keep an eye out for.