Team Details

Basketball - Varsity Boys



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2018 Season Recap:

This season for the Boys basketball team was an overall success. Our record does not accurately reflect the progress we made as a team. I think I speak for the coaching staff when I say that this team worked so hard in practice and put themselves in a great position to win each game. This was evident in some of the thriller games we played this year. For example our first win of the season was against the reigning champs of 2017, Phillips Exeter. Other highlights include an impressive 5 game winning streak, in which 2 of those games were won in overtime. Who can forget the amazing heave from close to half court from Moses Flowers to send the game against Pingree into overtime? Or the clutch steals by Tim Kemp in crucial moments of the game? And even the huge 3-point clinics James Kotopoulos displayed against opponents this year? These highlights, to name a few, made this season an enjoyable one to coach. The building blocks are established and I'm sure the guys along with the coaching staff is looking forward to an even more exciting season going forward. Thank you all for the TA support and TA pride. Go Tigers!!

2018 Award Winners:

Team MVP: Moses Flowers '19

Coaches Cup: James Kotopoulos '18

ISL All-League: Moses Flowers '19

ISL Honorable Mention: James Kotopoulos '18 & Noah Downing '20

All New England Honorable Mention: Moses Flowers '19, James Kotopoulos '18 & Noah Downing '20

About the Program:

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



# Name Position Class Hometown
4 Moses Flowers (captain) Forward 2019 Dorchester, MA
5 Harrison MacKinlay Guard 2019 Norwell, MA
11 Noah Downing (captain) Guard 2020 Brockton, MA
12 Timothy Kemp Guard 2019 South Easton, MA
15 Charles Hewit Forward 2019 Canton, MA
20 Daniel Cooke Guard 2019 Westwood, MA
22 James Kotopoulos (captain) Forward 2018 North Easton, MA
24 Kevin Deree (captain) Guard 2018 Halifax, MA
25 Ryan St. Clair Forward 2020 Weymouth, MA
31 Mac MacKay Guard 2020 Milton, MA
32 Zachery Vienneau Forward 2019 Mansfield, MA
34 Connor Davidson Guard/Forward 2019 North Easton, MA
55 Danya Abrams Jr. Forward 2020 Avon, MA

Coach Info

  • Brandon Odom
    Head Coach
  • Jamie Bourque
    Assistant Coach

    Jamie is a 1990 graduate of Brandeis University where he played Varsity Basketball in the UAA League. He also is a 1986 graduate of Worcester Academy. Prior to arriving at Thayer Academy, he spent the last 10 years coaching in the ISL at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School where he was an assistant football coach and was honored to be part of 2 NEPSAC Bowl Championships. Also, he guided the golf team to 3 golf championships in three years as the head coach. In addition to football & golf, Jamie was also an assistant varsity basketball coach. Jamie resides in Boston and is originally from Waltham.

  • Mike Jones
    Assistant Coach