Prep school basketball -- that is to say legitimate scholastic programs that offer a post-graduate option -- can be specific to certain geographic parts of the country, but its implications are felt throughout all of college basketball and the NBA with recent alumni including the likes of Andre Drummond, Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Nik Stauskas, Shabazz Napier, Steven Adams, Noah Vonleh, Wayne Selden and many more.
New England has long been the hub of the prep school universe, not only because of the number of top programs, but also the number of top events that welcome other strong programs from places such as Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin and Canada.
After scouring those events for the better part of the last six weeks, here’s what we can tell you about this year’s prep school field.
FIVE BEST SIGNEES
1. Jalen Adams, Brewster Academy, signed with UConn
Adams (No. 25 in ESPN 100) has been an undersized scorer for most of his career but is now showing more and more signs of being able to slide over to the lead guard spot at the next level, which should allow him to step right in for Ryan Boatright upon arriving at UConn.