New England Elite 75 Showcase

Alex Oriakhi

The inaugural New England Elite 75 Showcase is two weeks away. The event, which will feature the top players from the six New England states, will include guys like Alex Oriakhi, Chris Prescott, Jamal Coombs, R.J. Evans, Erik Murphy and some of the top youngsters as well.

The inaugural New England Elite 75 Showcase, which will feature the top players from all across the six states in New England, will be held two weeks from today (Wed., Aug. 16) at Mass Premiere Courts in Foxboro, Mass.

The event will include nearly all of the elite players from New England – and will feature all age groups - playing against one another in the afternoon. More than 20 of the elite players from Massachusetts and Connecticut, along with a dozen from Rhode Island and a half-dozen of the best players from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont will be in attendance.

There will be shooting contests in the morning and eight coaches (prep school, high school and former college) on hand to coach each of the eight teams.

Among the coaches expected to attend are Winchendon's Mike Byrnes, Brewster Academy's Jason Smith, Notre Dame Prep's Bill Barton, Bridgton Academy's Whit Lesure, new Charlestown High (Mass.) coach Steve Cassidy, former Wright State head coach Paul Biancardi, East Catholic's (Conn.) Luke Reilly, Northwest Catholic's (Conn.) John Marabello and former Wisconsin assistant coach and Boston native Shawn Hood.

Scout.com will be in attendance and will profile the top 10 players at the camp after the event.

For more information, please call Adam Finkelstein at 860-214-2710 or e-mail Jeff Goodman at jngoodman@aol.com.

Some of the Top Players Already Confirmed to Attend (Partial List):

Rakim Sanders, 6-5, SG, 2007 – Committed to Boston College

Alex Oriakhi, 6-8, PF, 2009

Chris Prescott, 6-1, PG, 2008

Erik Murphy, 6-8, F, 2009

R.J. Evans, 6-2, SG, 2008

Jamal Coombs, 6-5, SF, 2009

David Gibbs, 6-3, SG, 2008

Dartaye Ruffin, 6-7, PF, 2009

T.J. Robinson, 6-6, SF, 2007

Trevon Wilcher, 6-7, F, 2007 – Umass

Andrew McCarthy, 6-7, F, 2008

Tyrone Conley, 6-2, SG, 2007

Patrick Saunders, 6-6, SF, 2008

Matt Hill, 6-8, F, 2007

Joe Sharkey, 6-2, G, 2010

Josh Turner, 6-5, SF, 2010

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