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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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Freddie Wilson transfers to Drexel

Former Hillhouse standout guard Freddie Wilson transferred earlier this month from Seton Hall to Drexel.

Wilson, a former two-time Area Most Valuable Player for the Register, played in eight games this season and averaged just 5.4 minutes and 1.4 points per contest.

When Wilson becomes eligible next December, he will join former Hillhouse teammate Tavon Allen, who is averaging 8.4 points per game as a redshirt freshman.

Career beats Cross in OT

Don't count out the defending SCC Oronoque and SCC tournament champs just yet.

Career beat No. 10 Wilbur Cross 64-62 in overtime Thursday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Amos Ford hit the deciding shot with 32 seconds left in OT for the Panthers, who are tied with Cross atop the Oronoque.

The loss snapped the Govs' eight-game winning streak and they will more than likely fall out of the top 10 when the next poll is released on Monday.

Check out the video and slideshow in the link above!

Another Elm City battle this evening

Hillhouse is the king in New Haven right now, but two programs with familiarity to that title in years past are looking to win the SCC's Oronoque Division.

Wilbur Cross plays against Career at 6 p.m. at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Wilbur Cross is currently 9-1 and ranked 10th in the latest Register Top 10 poll. The Governors are currently on a eight-game winning streak.

Career is at 5-4, beating East Haven on Tuesday after losing to both Fairfield Prep and Branford last week. Career is the defending division, SCC tournament and Class L state tournament champion.

Campbell McDonalds All-American nominee

Zac Campbell of Amity High School was one of four players from Connecticut chosen as nominees for the 2013 McDonald's All-American game. The other three selections are from Suffield Academy: Kendall Jackson, Mack Montague and Colin Pascoe.
The list of 39 nationwid nominees have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. A complete list of 2013 McDonald’s All American Games nominees is available at

 The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2013 Games will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. ET. 

The 36th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on April 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 12th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 6 p.m. CT and will broadcast live on ESPNU. 

Information regarding tickets for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games is available at Ticketmaster. Tickets for the 2013 Games go on sale Saturday. Tickets start at $10 and include free parking. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hillhouse still the one

Hillhouse dealt Fairfield Prep its first loss 59-44. Hillhouse had a big scoring run to open the gap before halftime and truthfully, Prep never really recovered.

UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie paid a visit to Alumni Hall, more than likely to see Prep's 7-foot center Paschal Chuwku. It was the second time in the past 11 days Ollie has come to see Chuwku.

See how Chuwku did, and other tidbits from Tuesday night's game, along with a fine video from Mary Albl and slideshow from Mara Lavitt. I promise you both are worth viewing!

Big night of matchups in Fairfield County

It's going to be tough to top Monday's Crosby-Wilby NVL game won by Wilby at the buzzer in double overtime, but there are three great matchups taking place in Fairfield County at 7 p.m.

No. 1 Hillhouse at No. 2 Fairfield Prep - follow @nhrJoeMorelli on Twitter for updates

No. 3 Trinity Catholic at No. 7 St. Joseph

Bethel at Bunnell for SWC supremacy

Four of these teams are undefeated and the other two, Bunnell and St. Joseph, have one loss.

These games are well worth the trip down I-95 or the Merritt Parkway. Just arrive early.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wright leads Wilby past Crosby in double OT

Walter Wright finished with a game-high 42 points, including the deciding 3-pointer at the buzzer to help No. 5 Wilby beat No. 4 Crosby 83-82 in double overtime Monday night.
Check out the video here of that shot and the one that sent the game into overtime.

Vote for Hillhouse-Fairfield Prep winner


Who will win the #SCC battle of unbeatens between Hillhouse and Fairfield Prep Tuesday night?

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Poll will remain open until before the game tips off at approximately 7 p.m.