Basketball - Varsity Boys
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2016-17 Season Recap:
Boys Varsity Basketball finished the season 12-11 overall and completed its second consecutive season of having a winning record in the ISL as well at 8-7. Lead by Senior Co-Captains Jordan Mello-Klein and Javaughn Edmonds who both reached the 1,000 career point plateau at Thayer this season, the team was very competitive and just came up short of receiving a bid to play in the Class A New England Postseason Tournament. A highlight of the season was beating rival St. Sebastians at home on the night Thayer dedicated the court to longtime former coach and current faculty member Rob Dixon in front of a capacity crowd.
MVP: Jordan Mello-Klein & Javaughn Edmonds
Coaches Cup: Jamari Venter
All-League: Javaughn Edmonds & Jordan Mello-Klein
Honorable Mention: Moses Flowers
Andrew N Navoni Sportsmanship Award: Jordan Mello-Klein
2016-17 Season Preview:
Expectations are high for the Tigers this winter. The team will look to build off its momentum from last season in hopes of earning a Class A Tournament bid. Returning Senior Captains Jordan Mello-Klein (Sharon) & Javaughn Edmonds (Allston) are expected to carry most of the scoring load. Mello-Klein has recently committed to Bentley, and Edmonds to Southern New Hampshire University, both for basketball. Also returning for the Tigers are Senior Guard Jamari Venter (Mattapan), Senior Center Kevin Kearns (Norwell), Junior Forward Kevin Deree (Halifax), and Junior Guard James Kotopoulos (N. Easton). Venter brings toughness and great passing ability to the point guard position. Kearns size will be counted on down low on both sides of the ball, and Deree and Kotopoulos bring versatility and shooting to what should be a very potent Tiger offense.
Top newcomers include Sophomore Forward Moses Flowers (Dorchester) and Junior Guard Devon Mann (Sharon). Both are expected to step into big roles and will be counted on for their athleticism to create problems for opposing teams. Other upper classman include Brandon Mercer Guard (Milton), Myles Fagan Guard (Randolph), Tai Miller Guard (Mattapan) and bigman Duke Lenaghan (Hanover).
We are also very excited to have the following under-classman joining our program. Tim Kemp Guard (N. Easton), Charlie Hewitt Forward (Canton), Noah Downing Guard (Brockton) and Danya Abrams Forward (Avon). With a strong returning core, and a good nucleus of young talent the future is truly bright for the Tigers and we expect big things not only this year but for years to come.
Thayer Academy has a rich tradition for basketball and participates in the Class A Level of NEPSAC within the Independent School League (ISL) Conference. Thayer has won the ISL League Title an incredible 13 times since the early 1990's. The team also participates in the vaunted Rivers School Tournament before Christmas versus some other top New England talent. Thayer is lead by Head Coach Brandon Odom ('04) who played collegiately at UNH and returned to Thayer to teach middle school History. For any further recruiting information please email Coach Odom at firstname.lastname@example.org
|15||Moses Flowers||Forward||Dorchester, MA|
|22||James Kotopoulos||Forward||North Easton, MA|
|24||Kevin Deree||Guard||Halifax, MA|
|25||Timothy Kemp||Guard||South Easton, MA|
|31||Noah Downing||Guard||Brockton, MA|
|32||Charles Hewit||Forward||Canton, MA|
|55||Danya Abrams||Forward||Avon, MA|
|Daniel Cooke||Westwood, MA|
|Connor Davidson||North Easton, MA|
|Garrett Jones||Hingham, MA|
|Mac MacKay||Milton, MA|
|Harrison MacKinlay||Norwell, MA|
|Maximilian Storch||Quincy, MA|
|Zachery Vienneau||Mansfield, MA|