Boys basketball: USA Today names its All-USA Connecticut team

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was the Connecticut Player of the Year for USA Today. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

The USA Today recently compiled its top two five-man teams  and its Coach of the Year from Connecticut. FIRST TEAM Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart Malik Petteway, Sacred Heart Steve Enoch, St. Thomas More KeAndre Fair, Weaver Tom Nolan, Fairfield Prep SECOND TEAM Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill DeAnte Bruton, Ledyard Ryan Pittman, Bunnell Tyrn Flowers, Sacred Heart […]

2015 JCC Schoolboy / SchoolGirl Classic: Families reunite for girls; Prep school stars lead boys

BRIDGEPORT >> Coach John Pfohl hadn’t been on the sideline for a high school game in a while, but he felt right at home during the 2015 JCC Schoolgirl Classic at the Cardinal Shehan Center. Not just because he spent 15 years there from 1993-2008, but because his daughter Amanda was with him. “To coach […]

Boys Basketball: Sacred Heart’s Mustapha Heron decommits from Pittsburgh: Report

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was, by far, the state's best boys basketball player. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Sacred Heart junior and New Haven Register Boys Basketball All-State MVP Mustapha Heron has decommitted from Pittsburgh, according to ESPN scouting analyst Adam Finkelstein on Twitter Friday. ESPN 60 Mustapha Heron has decommitted from Pittsburgh — Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) April 17, 2015   Speculation has been rampant over whether Heron, who averaged 22 points and […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Tyreek Perkins, Career


There are easier boys basketball coaches to play for than Career’s Larry Kelley. He constantly gets after his players to keep performing, virtually every minute of every game. He demands the maximum effort. On the outside, it looks like a heavy amount of criticism unleashed. But to junior Tyreek Perkins, it’s not a lot to […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Basketball Team

All Area Boys Basketball

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Basketball team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Portraits by Arnold Gold. Also: The 2014-15 New Haven Register / GameTimeCT All-State Boys Basketball team. Note: Due to a site issue, photos may shuffle into incorrect placement on some mobile devices. Most Valuable Player Tyreek Perkins Career, Jr., G Stats: Averaged […]

Boys Basketball: 2015 JCC Schoolboy Classic rosters

Fairfield Prep's Thomas Nolan will play in the 2015 JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirls Classic April 19.
(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic is on April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, moving from the JCC in Woodbridge last year. Connecticut’s finest will square off against the best ball players New Jersey has to offer in a game that features state studs Roy Kane, Jr., of Norwalk and Jeremiah […]

Boys basketball: Dave Beckerman returns to coach Hamden Hall


David Beckerman will return to coach the Hamden Hall boys basketball team more than a decade after he left. Beckerman, 72, coached 11 seasons and won 252 games at Hamden Hall before resigning following the 2003-04 season to move to Boca Raton, Florida. He coached the Hornets to eight New England Preparatory School Athletic Council […]

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball team

All State Boys Hoops Cover

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Arnold Gold. Complete lineups. Player of the Year Mustapha Heron Sacred Heart, Jr., G Stats: Average 22.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Hearts, who successfully defended their Class S state championship and finished No. 1 in the […]

Jimmy Zanor: Holy sh-cow! The rise of Middletown’s WCNX radio

Photo by Laura Matesky - Special for the Middletown Press
WCNX general manager John Clark, left, and play-by-play announcer Aaron Scheinblum lead the broadcast team during the Valley Regional-Sacred Heart Class S state championship game at The Mohegan Sun Arena.

Maria Weslyj’s 3-point buzzer-beater against Lauralton Hall in the 2013 Class LL girls basketball championship game was a combination of Jack Buck’s “I don’t believe what I just saw” and Al Michaels’ “Do you believe in miracles?” For Jay Hickey, who was doing the play-by-play on WCNX radio, it was … “Holy sh-cow!” Yup, that’s […]

Register Boys’ Basketball State Players of the Year

A look at Register / state players of the year for boys’ basketball 2015 – Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart, junior (verbally committed to Pittsburgh) 2014 – Paschal Chukwu, Fairfield Prep (Providence) 2013 – Andre Anderson, Hillhouse (New Haven) 2012 – Kris Dunn, New London (Providence) 2011 – Kris Dunn, New London – junior 2010-Brandon […]

2014-15 New Haven Register Boys Basketball State Player of the Year: Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was, by far, the state's best boys basketball player. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

T he phone call came to Sacred Heart coach Jon Carroll when he was on his way to a Christmas party in December of 2013. Mustapha Heron was transferring in from Wilbraham & Monson Academy. Sacred Heart was coming off three straight years of not qualifying for the postseason, but Carroll liked the pieces he […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 New Haven Register All-State lineups

Bunnell's Ryan Pittman (left)

FIRST TEAM Player HT        School Year DeAnte Bruton 5-9 Ledyard Sr. Jarron Chapman 6-1 Naugatuck Sr KeAndre Fair 6-4 Weaver Sr. Mustapha Heron 6-6 Sacred Heart Jr. Shakeem James 5-10 Hartford Public Sr. Roy Kane, Jr. 6-6 Norwalk Sr. Jeremiah Livingston 6-0 Westhill Sr. Thomas Nolan 6-2 Fairfield Prep Sr. Tyreek Perkins […]

Boys basketball: Prep’s Leo Redgate named Metro Coach of the Year

Photo by Mary Albl/GameTimeCT
Fairfield Prep coach Leo Redgate has been named the 2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Coach of the Year from MSG Varsity.

Fairfield Prep boys basketball coach Leo Redgate has been named the 2015 All-Metro Coach of the Year by MSG Varsity. Redgate led the Jesuits to the Class LL state championship on March 21 with a 51-50 victory over Westhill, the program’s first since 1997. Prep finished No. 2 in the final GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll. […]

2015 CHSCA All-State Boys Basketball teams

Bunnell's Ryan Pittman (left)

The 2015 Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State boys basketball teams as voted upon by its membership: Class LL FIRST TEAM Marcus Blackwell, Bridgeport Central DeAnte’ Bruton, Ledyard Rayon Christie, Simsbury Ryan Foley, Fairfield Prep Don Jarrett, Kennedy Roy Kane, Norwalk Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill Tom Nolan, Fairfield Prep Trey Witter, Farmington SECOND TEAM Kweshon Askew, […]

CPTV to show encore presentations of CIAC winter finals

A look at CPTV Sports broadcast schedule for the week of March 30-April 5 Monday, March 30 5 p.m. – CIAC High School Cheerleading Finals 7:30 p.m. – Girls High School Basketball: CIAC Class L Championship, Capital Prep-Hartford vs. Northwest Catholic-West Hartford 9 p.m. – Girls High School Basketball: CIAC Class LL Championship, South Windsor vs. Wilton   Tuesday, March 31 […]

Boys basketball: Dejon Knight, East Haven freshman with cerebral palsy, an inspiration to many

Dejon Knight of East Haven

EAST HAVEN >> The shot that finally sank through one of the nets inside the East Haven High School gym was an unassuming one, a moment that turned into the unexpected apex of months of planning. It was just a bucket for Dejon Knight, but for everyone else who supports him, the shot meant more […]

CHSCA Boys All-Star Festival: Lambert (East Catholic), Bernard (SMSA) among MVP’s

MERIDEN >> The 40th annual  Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Festival for Senior Boys took place on Wednesday night at Maloney High School. Sports Science forward  Dwayne Bernard scored 13 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to earn MVP honors while leading Class S-M Constitution to a 99-95 win over Class S-M Charter Oak. […]

Derek’s picks: Best CCC games of the 2014-15 winter season

It was long, it was cold and it was snowy, but the 2014-15 winter season is officially in the books. That could only mean one thing: It’s time to recap some of the best games and individual performances of the 2014-15 Central Connecticut Conference season. There were incredible single-game performances, career milestones, team achievements and just […]

Boys basketball: CHSCA All-Star Festival set for Wednesday night

Valley Regional senior David Bradbury drives to the basket against Old Lyme's Jacob Ballachino in the SLC championship game. Bradbury will be among many competing in the CHSCA All-Star Festival Wednesday evening at Maloney.  Photo by Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register

The 40th annual CT High School Coaches Association All-Star Festival will take place tonight at Maloney High. The Class M-S game will tip at 6:15 p.m., followed by the LL-L game at about 7:45. The following seniors scheduled to play for the Class M/S Constitution Team are: Jack Connelly (Ellington), Timothy Flynn (Classical Magnet), Rachone […]

Boys basketball: Is the SCC finally going to change divisions for next season?


Several recent proposals have been made to try to change how games are scheduled and divisions set up in the Southern Connecticut Conference. The four-division setup of Hammonasset, Housatonic, Quinnipiac and Oronoque has been in place since 2004 with an 18-game schedule counting toward the league tournament. Among the proposals the 10-person scheduling committee has […]