By: BM (5,673 posts) - 11/20/2015 8:12:21 AM

As proposed by Florida Colonial.

NJ Hoops@NJHoops
St Bens cruises past Our Saviour Lutheran CN in exhibition action. GW bound Arnaldo Toro 17

Justin Barney@JustinBarneyTU
BBB: Collin Smith 28 points, Jonathan Dewane 15 as Bolles ds Ponte Vedra 67-33. JD Pirris 10 for Sharks. Bolles now 2-0.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 11/20/2015 8:22:14 AM


Bolles School (Collin Smith)

Shiloh HS (Darnell Rogers)

Worcester Academy (Kevin Marfo)

St Benedict's Prep (Arnaldo Toro)

Westtown School (Jair Bolden)

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 11/20/2015 8:30:29 AM

Thanks for this update.  Is St Benedeicts the same one Jabari Edwards went to? 

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 11/20/2015 8:46:22 AM

GREAT STUFF BM! Thanks so much!

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 11/20/2015 9:09:02 AM

Thanks you ever go to work?

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 11/20/2015 9:28:45 AM

Same school FQ, but I think Jabari was there when Dan Hurley coached them.

By: lowpost (314 posts) - 11/20/2015 10:42:38 AM

st benedict's is also joe dooley's alma mater.

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 11/20/2015 11:00:26 AM

Thanks BM. This will become my favorite thread

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 11/20/2015 5:31:12 PM

Thank you, BM.  I should have read this before posting on Toro's thread.

By: SHOFAZ+1 (71 posts) - 11/20/2015 7:36:56 PM

Is Smith this much of a beast and is underrated because the competition is not that good or what? 

And thank you very much BM 

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 11/20/2015 8:53:36 PM

No idea on Smith.  We'll see over the season I guess.  Here are some hightlights from their first game (won 63-42).  Don't know how many he scored, but they have video of him making eight baskets.

By: Colonial'13 (94 posts) - 11/20/2015 9:28:17 PM

Haha awesome to see some clips of Collin. Didn't look like a whole lot of defense being played by the big man lol

By: CH (142 posts) - 11/20/2015 9:47:19 PM

No defense!  It looked like an all-star game.  All dunks, crazy passes and wide open 3s.

Collin looks like an athlete though.

By: Bo Knows (705 posts) - 11/20/2015 11:02:03 PM

Collin's offensive game is ahead of his defense but he can play defense much better than he showed in those clips.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 11/21/2015 8:48:13 AM

Looks like they've kept opponents to under 40 points a game so someone is playing defense.  

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 11/24/2015 8:49:44 PM

Bump.. Season isnt in full swing and I dont want this thread to get lost

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 11/24/2015 8:51:14 PM

Justin Barney ‏@JustinBarneyTU  Nov 19Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville

BBB: Collin Smith 28 points, Jonathan Dewane 15 as Bolles ds Ponte Vedra 67-33. JD Pirris 10 for Sharks. Bolles now 2-0.

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By: BM (5,673 posts) - 11/24/2015 11:25:43 PM

Justin Barney @JustinBarneyTU

BBB: Collin Smith 23 points, Lorenzo Lawrence 15, Austin Williams 13 as Bolles ds Cornerstone 83-53. Jykayle Walker 22 for Cornerstone

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 11/25/2015 12:48:05 AM

Would love to know more about the level of competition because Smith is lighting it up. I've heard the coaches are very excited about him, and think he's way better than people realize (which presumably means people on this board, or who otherwise express opinions to them - just my guess). 

Very curious whether this a senior year offensive blowup, or a Jonathan Davis schedule, or something in between 

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 11/25/2015 12:59:20 AM

In between would be my educated guess.  Level of competition isn't great, but he does seem to be more dominating this year.  Granted, I'm not an expert on coastal Florida HS basketball scene.




By: CPots (486 posts) - 11/25/2015 6:27:28 AM

Definitely not Jonathan Davis competition. 

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 11/25/2015 6:52:20 AM

They play in 4A so right in the middle in terns of school size (goes to 8A). Being in Florida I'll try and keep an eye on rankings etc

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 11/29/2015 6:56:19 PM

Jarrod AllMetroHoops @AllmetrohoopsJ

16' 5'3 Senior PG Darnell Rogers is fearless when attacking the basket. Huge and 1 finish

16' PG Darnell Rogers is now making it complicated for Pebblebrook to get Jared Harper the ball

JHillsman @JHillsman

Shiloh downs Pebblebrook 68-63 Greg James 21 Dejon Waters 13 Darnell Rogers 11 for Shiloh Collin Sexton 24 Jared Harper 16 for P'brook #HSBB

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/2/2015 8:24:56 AM

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BBB: Collin Smith 14, Lorenzo Lawrence 12 as Bolles ds West Nassau 60-13. Bulldogs now 5-0.

By: Pops (505 posts) - 12/2/2015 12:33:21 PM

60-13? Did I read that right?

By: Free Quebec (12/2/2015 2:11:02 PM)

nice to have a recruit who singlehandedly out scored an opponent. 

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 12/2/2015 2:28:21 PM

That score appears to be correct.  Note that Maxpreps has West Nassau ranked around 3300.    My empathy.

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 12/2/2015 7:35:10 PM

chick gillespie ‏@chickg3  20m20 minutes agoPennsylvania, USA

Final score Westtown over Mont Clare Academy 83-66 as 6'3" Sr Jair Bolden led the way with 24pts & Brandon Randolph added 23pts

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/2/2015 8:03:55 PM

@MarkGasperini with 13 pts 9 rbs and Kevin Marfo with 20pts. Delight to watch these 2 compete against each other.

By: Lebron Jรฅmยดs (12/2/2015 10:42:35 PM)

Marfo was at my school playing in a open gym with my highschool team last summer crazy how he developed so much 

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/3/2015 3:50:07 PM

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Westtown's Jair Bolden averaging 24 points through 3 games. He's 17 for 18 from the line. @WTbbasketball @GW_MBB

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By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/4/2015 9:25:13 PM


Kevin Marfo 14 pts 16 rebs and James Wells 12 pts 8 rebs lead Worcester Academy to the win over Bridgton Academy led by Kai Toews 17 pts

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 12/5/2015 7:02:03 AM

#POTG Kevin Marfo (Bergenfield, NJ) posted 14 pts 16 rebs dominating the paint all game long



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By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 12/5/2015 1:20:36 PM

Keep dominating, Kevin.

The post is open for you when you get here.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/6/2015 4:27:10 PM

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George Washington Commit Collin Smith Has a Dunk Party Against Lake Highland Prep

4:25pm · 6 Dec 2015 · Twitter for iPhone

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/6/2015 4:29:03 PM

zerogravitybbBig time block from@vitalka11 ... Kevin Marfo dominates the paint per usual #PrepClassic

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/6/2015 5:58:02 PM

Looks like Bolles lost their first game of the season.  Extended highlights here.  I read that Smith was in foul trouble early.  I don't see him in any of the late-game/OT highlights.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/6/2015 6:05:49 PM

SBP Basketball ‏@SBPGrayBees  20h20 hours ago

St. Benedict's takes down Calvert Hall 75-61. Bourama Sidibe 24 points 15rebounds 5 blocks. Toro 21 points 10 rebounds. #graybees

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/7/2015 8:30:06 AM

Recap from St Ben's two games in Baltimore.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/9/2015 11:50:32 PM

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St. Benedict's (NJ) F Arnaldo Toro (@ToroArnaldo) scores 20 PTS in a win over Hun @TheBenedictNews @cityrocksEYBL…

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By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/10/2015 11:08:16 AM

8 & 10 in loss @ Tilton

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/11/2015 11:30:47 AM

Some video from Marfo game last week.

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 12/11/2015 11:46:19 AM

Found this while looking to see how Darnell was doing.. Will try and find more

The Shiloh boys were touted as one of the top threats to defending Class AAAAAA state champion Wheeler this basketball season in part because of the addition of two guards from out of state who were headed to NCA Division I programs.

Now neither is with the Generals.

Khalil Richard, committed to Siena, left before the start of the season. George Washington 5-foot-3 recruit Darnell Rogers left this month.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/11/2015 2:16:56 PM

Good catch Florida.  Looks like he's still all-in on GW from his Tweets.  

BTW, I would assume at least one of the coaches will be at Slam Dunk to the Beach at Lewes, DE this year.  GW 2017 recruits including Garza and Moultrie. Jair Bolden and Arnaldo Toro will be there too and their teams will play a GW Special on December 28. 

By: HankKnox (12/11/2015 5:21:54 PM)

Anyone know why Darnell left Shiloh? What's the deal?

By: ChuckStram (12/11/2015 5:35:50 PM)

Not a clue.

By: Thomas (1,146 posts) - 12/11/2015 5:47:11 PM

Jair Bolden is in the area to play in the 8-team Bullis Holiday Classic at Bullis High School which started this afternoon. His team(Westtown) defeated Takoma Academy, 78-60 in the first game earlier today. I believe they will play tomorrow at 6:30 in the semifinal

By: RKelley (152 posts) - 12/11/2015 5:50:07 PM

I really like Marfo and Smith. Marfo moves so smoothly for a big man, and he has great hands. I can see him being a rebounding machine, and and excellent post defender. Collin Smith has a lot of upside. He reminds me a little bit of Armwood.

I really don't know what to expect from the class after Marfo. I suppose I'm not alone. The remaining prospects all have quirky profiles--some very quirky. I like that ML/GW is willing to take a gamble on unconventional talent. Bolden could be a mini Garino, or maybe he transfers after year-1. Toro could be a really good starting post player, or maybe he rides the pine like [insert giant, slow big man here]. Rogers--no idea at all.

By: Buff and Blue Bandit (71 posts) - 12/11/2015 6:32:30 PM

The Gwinnett Prep Sports Report called it "an addition by subtraction" and that there was too much talent up front. Is it possible he left due to lack of playing time?

By: CPots (486 posts) - 12/11/2015 7:28:29 PM

No they didn't... 'PREP BASKETBALL NOTES: Shiloh boys hope for addition by subtrac'... Key word... 'Hope'

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 12/11/2015 7:33:26 PM

Marfo is a block of Granite.  The old adage "every HS kid of course needs to get much stronger" ....not true.  Marfo could compete physically at this level tomorow.  I liked the rim attack, and 1-dunk and the fired up reaction.

The flip side of the adage is also not always true, "He's only 18 he'll get a lot stronger in time."  Even for those who do, when they arrive physically completely unready, that itself is an issue.  Like the majority of our recent recruiting, which has left us without any Frontcourt depth at all and a way too thin bench.

As for Toro, there's nothing slow about him. His fluid movement is probably his strength for a Big.  Marfo y Toro would be in our rotation if they arrived on campus yesterday.   When you watch Collin Smith and Toro highlights, consider the quality of their opponents, respectively.  Collin reminds me of Zeek about as much as Roland reminds me of Steph Curry.


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/12/2015 9:02:38 AM

Clayton Freeman 


Boys hoops: @BollesSchool tops Episcopal 60-33. Collin Smith 15 points, Austin Williams 14 to lead the Bulldogs, now 7-1.

9:43pm · 11 Dec 2015 · Twitter Web C

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/12/2015 11:04:29 AM


I assume he meant Darnell Rogers...


Darnell Washington (signed to George Washington) and Shiloh High School(GA) will play Cane Ridge…

6:41pm · 11 Dec 2015 · Instagram

By: Pkgw (180 posts) - 12/12/2015 4:02:37 PM

Know this probably does not belong here but in pregame talk, coach Turner said they are not really recruiting hard for 2017 since they only have 1 scholarship open.  Means a lot of the internet chatter may not be accurate for 2017 recruits

By: Thomas (1,146 posts) - 12/12/2015 4:17:12 PM

Jair Bolden and Westtown will be playing Pallotti tonight at 6 in the semfinals of the Bullis Holiday Classic at Bullis High School.  

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 12/12/2015 11:41:45 PM

Darnell is transferring to a Nashville public school?    Wonder what's going on with that.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/13/2015 4:18:33 PM

Westtown in final against Bullis.  Apparently there will be live video. 

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 12/13/2015 4:58:30 PM

Worcester Academy 56, Bradford Christian 55

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Worcester

Kevin Marfo scored 22 points to lead the Hilltoppers to a comeback victory in the first round of the Blackburn Tournament. Host Worcester Academy (4-1) takes on Proctor Academy in the final at 4 p.m. Sunday.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/13/2015 5:06:26 PM

Box from above

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/13/2015 8:13:49 PM

Westtown won the final of the Bullis tournament.  I watched 10-15 minutes on the livestream.  Not much by Bolden in those minutes, just mostly Mo Bamba blocking a lot of shots.  Saw Turgeon in the crowd. 

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 12/13/2015 8:28:56 PM

Westtown Basketball ‏@WTbbasketball  4m4 minutes ago

Maybe the most impressive stat of our season. Through 9 games our PG Jair Bolden has only 7 turnovers. Everyone benefits

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/14/2015 9:15:41 AM

Marfo 21 points in win, tournament MVP

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/16/2015 10:07:13 AM

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Boys hoops: @BollesSchool defeats Fernandina Beach 47-24. Collin Smith heads a balanced Bulldogs offense with 13 points. Bolles is 8-1.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/16/2015 10:55:35 PM

Marfo another double double.  Teammate hits 10 3s in first half!

By: DEK (130 posts) - 12/17/2015 12:17:45 PM

Wonder if we are looking at Marfo's teammate Tanner Johnson from Kentucky who dropped 40 points in the same game. Maybe get the old Kentucky connection restarted. 

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/17/2015 12:21:40 PM

As the article suggests, he's committed to Bryant.

By: DEK (130 posts) - 12/17/2015 12:51:05 PM

Missed that fact in first sentence. Thanks

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/18/2015 10:18:20 AM

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BBB: Ricard Leggett 18 points, Jarquez Austin 10 as Jackson ds Bolles 47-44. Collin Smith 21 for Bulldogs.

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 12/19/2015 11:22:51 PM

David Beatty led the way for St. Benedict's with 20 points in its 75-35 victory over Winslow in the Jimmy V Foundation tournament in Cherokee.

Arnaldo Torro added 19 points for St. Benedict's, including three three-point field goals. St. Benedict's led 39-21 at halftime. Bourama Sidibe chipped in with 13 points in the victory.

Michael Cubbage scored a team-high 16 points for Winslow.

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 12/20/2015 8:32:07 AM

Master’s (Conn.) 72, Worcester Academy 63

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Simsbury

Tanner Johnson sank four 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 17 points, while Kevin Marfo had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Caden Dumas added 12 points, but the Hilltoppers (6-2) fell to Master's (4-2) at the St. Andrew's Holiday Classic.



By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/20/2015 11:07:47 AM

Not an update, but entertaining video

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/20/2015 11:10:55 AM

This is from a game a few days ago.  Arnaldo with 17 boards.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/20/2015 11:13:33 AM

Slam Dunk to the Beach preview with Toro, Bolden mentions.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/20/2015 11:17:46 AM

Smith averaging 22.5 ppg and 8 rpg.  Good FT shooter, but doesn't appear in 3pt shooting list.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/20/2015 4:21:19 PM

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END 1Q: St. Benedict’s leads Rutgers Prep, 11-9. Arnaldo Toro has been great for the Gray Bees so far #NJhoops #HGShowcase.

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Ballboy Hype @ballboyhype

St. Benedict's Arnaldo Toro is fighting for every rebound so far..Has 6 with 4 min left in 2nd quarter #HGShowcase

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George Washington commit Arnaldo Toro 6-8+ post wiping the glass and scoring put backs in 1st half vs. Rutgers Prep #HGShowcase


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Ballboy Hype @ballboyhype

St. Benedicts lead Rutgers Prep 25-16 at half..Dave Beatty has 12 points while GW commit Arnaldo Toro has 8 points and 7 boards #HGShowcase

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James Albano @JN_Albano

Size inside with Arnaldo Toro and Bourama Sidibe, a big difference maker for St. Benedict's. Tons of offensive rebounds and blocked shots


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/20/2015 4:30:29 PM

9 pts on 10 shots, 5 reb, 5 assists, 0 TO in OT loss at City of Palms.

By: (1 posts) - 12/22/2015 4:18:42 PM

Westtown another loss at City of Palms.  Bolden with 15 points on 13 shots.  3Assists, 3 steals, 5 TOs.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/28/2015 4:04:28 PM

Westtown vs St Ben's (Bolden vs Toro) tonight at 7:30.  Should be live streaming here.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/29/2015 1:05:28 AM

Watched some of the game on replay.  Bolden ran the show for a loaded Westtown squad and was one of the leading scorers when it seemed like he hurt his left shoulder swiping at the ball in the second quarter.  He tried to go back in, hanging his left arm and playing with his right, but that didn't last too long.  He was on the bench with ice on his shoulder and in a sling for the second half.  Toro was a beast on the boards.  They have him leading the game with 10 boards, but I'm pretty sure they short-changed him.  His offensive game extended two feet from the basket, at least for this game.  His outside shots looked pretty ugly.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 12/29/2015 1:51:20 AM

Watched much of the game, Toro looked good, his 3's were not falling, but the stroke looked ok, showed some versatility, drives, shots didn't go down but I was impressed.   As noted above, a board machine as always and his defense looked very strong.  Moves well, unselfish, helps on D, can guard the perimeter, looks noticeably stronger than last I saw him.  He's the kind of frame that could be a legit load in 3-4 years time, today looks like a man among very talented boys.

Honestly, if I didn't know Westown had a pair of Nationally Top 10 recruits, I might have guessed the biggest recruit in the game was Toro. 

Bolden looked good, scored a bunch early, then blended in some on a loaded court of talent, and in a game where there was very little scoring. Alpha Male take charge PG, he's like the inverse of most of our Guards, quicker defensively than he is with the ball on offense.

Mo Bamba, you're gonna hear that name a lot in the years to come.




By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/29/2015 5:20:32 PM

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Westtown guard Jair Bolden arm is in a sling. Would've loved to see him and Alani Moore go at it #SlamDunkDE

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/30/2015 9:51:52 AM

In St Ben's second game at Slam Dunk to the Beach versus powerhouse #3 La Lumiere, Toro scored 22 points on 18 shots (2-3 from 3pt) and gathered 12 boards (6 off).

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/30/2015 6:02:18 PM

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Balanced offense leads @BollesSchool past St. Francis deSales (Ohio) 47-40 in boys hoops. Collin Smith scored 12 for the Bulldogs.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 12/31/2015 8:37:20 AM

Somehow I posted this in the wrong thread.


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Brian Flinn @F150Bflinn
Arnaldo Toro looks like he's going to be a great replacement for Kevin Larsen at GW. All tied at 44 #PBPClassic

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Prep Circuit @PrepCircuit
St. Benedict's (NJ) F Arnaldo Toro (@ToroArnaldo): 13 PTS, 8 REB in a win over AB Carroll…

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 12/31/2015 11:37:43 PM

Does anyone know the latest on the mysterious Darnell Rogers?

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 1/1/2016 4:49:17 PM

Bolles with three victories wins the Bobcat classic.

All-Bobcat Classic Team

Drew Holweger (Springboro)

Schuyler Snell (Cincinnati Country Day)

Cameron Holmes (Nation Ford)

Kayden Sanchez (St. Francis de Sales)

Austin Williams (Bolles)

Tyrese Sandgren and Jermaine Patterson (Bluffton)


Collin Smith (Bolles)

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 1/1/2016 8:24:13 PM

Any of those all classic guys big D1 recruits? 

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 1/2/2016 1:44:04 AM

Only Bolles teammate Austin Williams who has committed to Yale as far as I can tell.  Kayden (Caden) Sanchez is a junior supposedly with an offer from Wright St. according to Verbal Commits

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 1/2/2016 10:07:37 PM

James Scott scored a game-high 28 points, draining five 3-pointers, and David Beatty added 22 points to lead St. Benedict's to a 76-51 victory over Our Savior Lutheran (NY) in the Hoops 4 Troops Showcase at Roselle Catholic in Roselle.

Arnaldo Toro had 11 points with nine rebounds and Bourama Sidibe added 10 points with 15 rebounds for St. Benedict's, which used a 26-9 fourth quarter to pull away for the victory.

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 1/2/2016 10:11:09 PM

St Benedict's Stats 

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/4/2016 8:12:24 AM

Highlights of Bolles win over Deltona.  Collin Smith with 18.  Will be nice to have a big who dunks effortlessly.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/5/2016 8:24:49 PM

Looks like Bolden is still out for Westtown after his injury last week.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/8/2016 11:31:04 AM

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BBB: Collin Smith with a big night, 30 points, Jonathan Dewane 14, Austin Williams 11 as Bolles ds Trinity 60-40. Bolles now 17-2.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/9/2016 1:03:54 PM

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Boys basketball: Jonathan DeWane, Collin Smith each hit 25 points for @BollesSchool in 87-50 victory vs. University Christian.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/9/2016 1:05:56 PM

10 & 9 in big loss for KevMar

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/11/2016 10:41:39 AM

Marfo 14 & 16 in win over St Andrews.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/13/2016 7:53:49 AM

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Collin Smith scores 21 points as @BollesSchool outlasts Providence 63-57 (OT) in quality boys hoops. The Bulldogs improve to 19-2.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/15/2016 8:25:38 AM

KevMar 17 & 17 in loss.

Also, as noted elsewhere, Jair Bolden out for the year with a shoulder injury that happened during the game with Toro's St. Ben's on 12/28/15.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 1/15/2016 10:48:16 PM

What is up with Darnell???

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 1/15/2016 10:59:31 PM 

Collin Smith goes for 26 in 69-65 over 18-2 Bishop Kenny

By: RKelley (152 posts) - 1/15/2016 11:20:10 PM

From what I saw of Smith, he's not just some bench big. He's going to start at GW at some point.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/17/2016 5:18:33 PM

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For the Gray Bees MVP 6'4" Jr David Beatty had 20pts 5 treys, 6'9" Sr Arnaldo Toro (GW) had 17pts 6'4" Sr James Scott added 13pts in defeat

By: buffandblue (64 posts) - 1/17/2016 5:31:00 PM

what indeed is up with darnell rogers? he switched schools, anyone have an idea of why or what he is doing now?

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/22/2016 1:38:22 PM

Gill St Bernard's (Adam Mitola)

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/24/2016 8:28:35 AM

Corey Evans ‏@coreyevans_10  12h12 hours ago

Seen alot of good out of Arnaldo Toro. Headed to GW, A10 bunch has them inside out threat who can maximize size well in diff settings

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/24/2016 10:08:48 AM

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FINAL @StBensBball beats @BartowBasketbal 75-51 to wrap up our 2016 #Tampa event! MVP Arnaldo Toro 20pts

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 1/25/2016 1:13:37 AM

Big game for Marfo in blowout loss.



Worcester Academy made the trip up to Vermont Academy to play a NEPSAC Class AA contest on Sunday afternoon.  VA prevailed by a score of 101-60.

Vermont got off to a quick lead.  WA was able to pull within 7 points late in the first half, but Vermont proved to be too explosive and had too much firepower.

Senior big man and George Washington bound Kevin Marfo (Bergenfield, NJ) scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in defeat.  Post-graduate point guard Nassir Barrino (Newark, NJ) netted 19 points for the Hilltoppers, too.

Worcester Academy drops to 8-7 (6-5 in NEPSAC Class AA).  They will host St. Thomas More at 4pm on Wednesday at Rowe Court.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/25/2016 9:11:20 AM

Looks like its just KevMar and the streaky shooter as the two main weapons on the team.  

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 1/25/2016 9:25:34 AM

Getting ready to play JJ Brade's alma mater!

By: Long Suffering Fan (4,106 posts) - 1/25/2016 10:22:43 AM

Thank you to all who contributed to this thread.   The question many of us seem to have, however, is any news on how Darnell has been doing this season?   Can't seem to find any recent information on him on the web.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/27/2016 10:11:42 AM

Rare loss:

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BBB: Shaun Wade with 23 points, Troy Jackson 15 as Trinity ds area No. 2 Bolles 65-61. Collin Smith 20 for Bolles.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/30/2016 10:55:53 AM

Looks like Jair Bolden is not our for the season after all...

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Westtown also got 18pts from 6'3" Sr Jair Bolden (GW) 11pts from 6'6" Jr Brandon Randolph and 10pts from 6'6" Jr Najia Hunter in the loss

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/30/2016 10:56:44 AM

Bolles sweeps rival Bishop Kenny:


Collin Smith 17pts for Bolles in their big win over rival Bishop Kenny!

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By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/30/2016 11:57:25 AM

Found him.

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Believe Prep Academy


Believe Academy defeats Moravian Prep (NC) 87-80. Isaiah Brown 21 pts, Darnell Rogers 20 pts and 5 asts, Ashton Spears 16 pts.

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 1/30/2016 2:08:30 PM

1/29/2016 Phillips Academy Andover defeated Worcester Academy on Rowe Court by a score of 67-58.

WA started out hot off layups by post-graduate point guard Nassir Barrino (Newark, NJ) and post-graduate guard Joshua Abrahams (New York, NY).  Andover crept back into it with hot shooting from the outside, and took a 33-28 lead into the half.

Andover's hot shooting kept going in the second half, and WA was downed at home by a score of 67-58.

Barrino lead the Hilltoppers with 21 points on 9/14 FG shooting.  Post-graduate guard Tanner Johnson (Lexington, KY) scored 17 points (including 5 3-pointers), while senior big man Kevin Marfo scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 1/30/2016 4:31:05 PM

He isn't on the roster and is not mentioned in previous Believe Prep tweets.  Thanks BM


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 1/30/2016 5:29:25 PM

Article on Bolles game

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 1/30/2016 5:31:57 PM

I know its been asked a lot but is ther an answer to this Q.  Is Darnell Rogers not playing this season??

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 1/30/2016 5:38:37 PM

See BM's post from earlier today

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 1/30/2016 7:58:39 PM

Thank you Mike K and thx BM, admist all these great updates I didn't see the Darnell sleuthing.  Was tough find via any hunting of my own, good spot and much appreciated

Collin Smith looks very thin.

Great to hear that Jair is actually healthy and playing...developing his game further, should have a chance to make an immediate impact next season.


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 2/1/2016 9:57:35 PM

Nice highlight reel of Toro's games

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 2/1/2016 9:58:07 PM

Westtown Athletics


Congratulations to Jair Bolden '16 for scoring his 1000 point! Great student, leader, and player. @WTbbasketball

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By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 2/2/2016 12:41:11 AM

Arnoldo looks smooth and solid physically,though not huge in height. Nice shot.

Hope he has a great GW career,especially since we had to sit through that irksome soundtrack.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 2/2/2016 1:24:24 AM

Fluid mover and emerging nice J.  Can't wait for Toro!

Congrats to Jair!

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 2/2/2016 5:47:03 PM

Good stuff:

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@BelievePrep Darnell Rogers was unable to travel with Believe Prep Academy this Week in Connecticut due to academic Obligations ( Class)

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 2/2/2016 6:02:27 PM


By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 2/3/2016 4:59:08 AM

Glad he is taking his academic responsibility seriously.

Hope the change in schools has not affected Darnell academically.

As sure his father is telling him, G W takes school seriously.

Which is great for him and other recruits.

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 2/3/2016 9:26:02 PM

Marfo goes for 27 points and 22 rebounds in two point home loss.

On Coaches vs. Cancer Day here at Worcester Academy and as a part of Winter Carnival Spirit Week, the boys basketball team hosted NEPSAC Class AA member Commonwealth Academy on Rowe Court.  In a close game, WA was defeated on a layup with 1 second to go, 68-66.

Commonwealth got off to a hot start on some productive early offense.  The WA defense locked up late though, and post-graduate point guard Nassir Barrino (Newark, NJ) lead the way with 10 points heading into the half.  George Washington-bound senior big man Kevin Marfo (Bergenfield, NJ) hauled in 13 rebounds in the first half.  Thanks to a buzzer-beater from deep, Commonwealth lead 36-28 at the half.

WA came storming back, cutting the deficit to 3 early.  While Worcester couldn't quite get over the hump, they stayed within single digits for most of the half.  Down 52-42, the Hilltoppers went on a 14-4 run halfway through the half.  Barrino got in the lane at will, and Marfo flushed several dump-down passes.  Post-graduate forward Jesse Wims (Watertown, MA) hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with 6:24 left in regulation.  Again, Worcester couldn't quite get over the hump, but Barrino tied the game with 10 seconds left on a layup driving right to left.  Commonwealth took the ball down the court and hit a layup with 1 second left to take the lead right back.  A last-second 3-pointer by WA went right, and Commonwealth emerged with a 68-66 victory.

Marfo lead the way for the Hilltoppers with 27 points and 22 rebounds.  Barrino netted 23 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals.    

Worcester Academy will travel down to Rhode Island to play in the prestigious National Prep Showcase at Rhode Island College in Providence.  They will play long-standing rival Bridgton Academy at 9:30pm on Friday night, and Bill Crothers Secondary School at 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 2/4/2016 9:53:48 PM

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No. 22 St. Benedict's (NJ) F Arnaldo Toro (@ToroArnaldo): 27 PTS, 8 REB in a win over Peddie @TheBenedictNews


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3-4A BBB semis: Collin Smith 19, Lorenzo Lawrence, Jonathan DeWane 12 as Bolles ds Episcopal 62-33. Isaiah Gibson 13 for Eagles.

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 2/6/2016 1:37:40 AM

Collin Smith goes for 29 in 65-49 win over Jackson to win the District championship and avenge a 47-44 loss earlier this year.

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 2/7/2016 12:03:15 AM

Summary of February 3 and 4 games

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The Gray Bees basketball team, ranked 22nd in the nation, raised its record to 22-1 with victories the last two nights against in-state rivals, Lawrenceville and Peddie. Arnaldo Toro (pictured) had two monster games – first adding 21 points and 15 rebounds in an 80-59 victory over Lawrenceville on Wednesday in Dalton Gym. He then contributed 27 points and 8 boards a night later on the road in Hightstown when SBP defeated Peddie, 72-64. David Beatty scored 22 points against Lawrenceville, while James Scott contributed 16 and Bourama Sidibe had 12 points. In the Lawrenceville game, Scott and Beatty again joined Toro in double figures with 20 and 13 points, respectively.

By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 2/7/2016 2:26:44 PM

WA Tops Bill Crothers, 62-57


Worcester Academy traveded to Rhode Island College on Saturday afternoon to play in the prestigious National Prep School Invitational against Bill Crothers Secondary School from Toronto.  WA lead the entire game and topped Bill Crothers, 62-57.  

Post-graduate point guard Nassir Barrino (Newark, NJ) got the scoring started for WA with 3 first-half steals and layups.  A late Bill Crothers push left Worcester with a 4 point lead at the half, 34-30.

The Hilltoppers built a double-digit lead early in the half, but Bill Crothers kept hanging around.  A few big 3-pointers by post-graduate guard and Bryant-bound Tanner Johnson (Lexington, KY) and junior guard Charlie Clay (Southborough, MA) gave WA the lead for good, as they hung on for a 62-57 win.

Johnson hit four 3's for the game, and lead the Hilltoppers in scoring with 18 points.  Senior forward/center Kevin Marfo (Bergenfield, NJ), who is heading to George Washington next year, scored 14 points and grabbed 18 rebounds.  Senior forward James Wells (Waterville, VT) scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, and Clay scored 10 (including three 3-pointers) points.

WA improves to 10-10, and will head on the road for two games next week.  The Hilltoppers will travel to face PA Exeter on Wednesday at 5:00pm, then head to Wilbraham & Monson next Saturday at 4:30pm.  WA will return home to play Hoosac School next Sunday, 2/14, at 1:00pm in a make-up game from earlier in the season.


By: L.A. Colonial (43 posts) - 2/10/2016 10:12:39 PM

Marfo's Layup Late Lifts WA Over Exeter


Worcester Academy traveled to Phillips Exeter on Wednesday afternoon and emerged victorious after Kevin Marfo's layup with 0.7 seconds to play put WA ahead, 63-61. WA got off to a slow start, including going through a 5-minute scoreless streak in the middle of the first half. Thankfully, their defense proved tough for Exeter, and they went into the locker room down 31-21 at halftime. Marfo (Bergenfield, NJ), a senior who is committed to play at George Washington next season, scored 6 first-half points, as did senior forward James Wells (Waterville, VT). Worcester clawed their way back in the game in the second half thanks to a small lineup that pressed up on Exeter. Post-grad point guard Nassir Barrino (Newark, NJ), junior forward Caden Dumas (Holden, MA), and junior guard Charlie Clay (Southborough, MA) all contributed steals to the Hilltopper attack. Post-graduate guard Tanner Johnson (Lexington, KY), who is committed to play at Bryant, hit a big 3-pointer to lift WA. But post-grad guard Joshua Abrahams (New York, NY) hit one big 3-pointer and one big mid-range late. The Hilltoppers got the necessary stops late, and Marfo got the ball on the left block with 7 seconds remaining. He spun off the double team and hit a stretched-out layup from the left side with 0.7 seconds left to give WA a 63-61 lead. Exeter's last second 3-pointer fell short, and WA emerged victorious. Marfo lead the way with 26 points (10/12 FG) and 14 rebounds (9 offensive). Wells scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Abrahams, Barrino, and Johnson all scored 7 points apiece. Worcester notches their second straight win and improves to 11-10 on the season. They will head to Wilbraham & Monson on Saturday at 4:30pm, and return home on Sunday at 1:00pm to play Class AA member Hoosac School.


By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 2/10/2016 11:20:47 PM

Finally, a Darnell Rogers siting!

For those in attendance at the St. Joe's game, the lone bright spot was the kid who I assume was Darnell Rogers playing for Falls Church at halftime of the game today.  Wearing #11 for the white team.  That kid was small, but man could he handle the rock. Had to be Darnell, right?

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 2/11/2016 8:24:44 AM

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Arnaldo Toro, the George Washington-bound senior forward, had another monster game for the Gray Bees, which traveled to Morris County and defeated Randolph, 68-41, on Wednesday evening. Toro scored 28 points, hauled down 17 rebounds, added four blocks and five assists to help SBP up its record to 25-1. James Scott chipped in with 13 points and 8 rebounds, while David Beatty contributed 8 points and seven assists.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 2/11/2016 8:27:05 AM

Arnaldo Toro ‏@ToroArnaldo  11h11 hours ago

I gotta keep it 1000, I gotta keep it 1000!!! Senior Year have been the best, best teammates I ever had!๐Ÿ’ฏโœ”๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ€

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 2/11/2016 8:33:08 AM

Is that the DEA agent from Breaking Bad posing with Toro? 

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 2/11/2016 1:51:19 PM



Notable Performance - Kevin Marfo had 26pts & 14rebs plus with game winner with 0.7 seconds left in a Worcester Academy win over Exeter


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AAU: BABC Dan Sullivan@dtsull @KevinMarfo received an offer from UT-Chattanooga and BU, to go along with interest from George Washington, URI, DePaul, Xavier, Miami OH Verbal Commits