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Follow all the coverage of boys high school basketball throughout the state on their way to Mohegan Sun Arena, the site of this year's championship weekend, March 15-16.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Payen chooses Hofstra

Hamden Hall forward Darren Payen will play at Hofstra Tuesday, choosing the Colonial Athletic Association school over Northeastern and St. Bonaventure.

Payen, a 6-foot-8 Milford resident, averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Fairchester League regular-season and tournament champions. Payen is a two-time Register All-Area selection.

Two players from Fairfield County will also be playing in the Colonial next season: Timajh Parker (St. Joseph) and Terry Tarpey (Fairfield Prep).

β€œIt came down to where I could see myself being the most comfortable the next four years and what team I could see myself playing for over the next four years,” Payen said. β€œI can now relax knowing I picked a good school academically and where I can play Division I basketball at a high level.”

For the full story, check out later this evening or Wednesday morning.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Payen to make decision Tuesday

Hamden Hall senior forward Darren Payen of Milford will decide Tuesday at approximately 5 p.m. which Division I college he will take his talents to next season.

The final three choices for Payen, a 6-foot-8 forward who has been a Register All-Area selection the past two years, are Northeastern, Hofstra and St. Bonaventure. Payen led Hamden Hall to the Fairchester League championship this season.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Could state finals be played on a Sunday?

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference amended its bylaws Thursday, allowing the pre-scheduling of CIAC state tournament finals in all sports on Sundays.

In the past only rescheduled events mainly due to inclement weather, state tournament games or otherwise, were allowed to be played on a Sunday, except for league tournaments.

What was the reason for the change?