Orangeville Prep 22-0 Rolling Into Rhode Island
Orangeville Prep marches into Rhode Island with a 22-0 record before tipping off at the National Prep School Invitational.
To keep the win streak alive they will need to get through New Hampton (NH) on Friday evening and Putnam Science Academy (CT) at noon the following day.
Recognition For Rai and Co.
The unit is functioning as one and getting contributions from every position. The usual names of Ignas Brazdeikis, Keshaun Saunders and Junior Farquhar are still a larger part of the core, yet there is added value from Dartmouth commit Aaryn Rai.
He is used as both a guard and forward with a skill set that allows him to put it on the deck or score from the perimeter and pull up shots. Defensively, he’s equally versatile.
Rai was first discovered and brought into the Canadian basketball spotlight after becoming a breakout performer at the NPH Showcase in Hamilton, Ontario in 2015. He’s had progressive jumps in his muscular stature in his time at Orangeville Prep.
James Karnik cant go unmentioned here. The 6’10 bruiser manning the paint for O-Prep seals, protects and cleans up boards.
“Karnik is a beast. He’s playing really well for us, he’s super strong and plays with a crazy motor,” explained the teams scoring leader Ignas Brazdeikis.
The Bears could very well clean up in Rhode Island and come out of there 24-0.
Meanwhile, brother team Athlete Institute who is in second place in the OSBA with a 7-1 record (loss to Orangeville Prep), as well as TRC Academy and other Canadians scattered through American Prep schools will be showcasing there talent at NPSI.
This is the third trip to Rhode Island for the NPH scouting team for this particular event. The NPSI is a now annual event for us because of the competition level and the amount of Canadians participating.
Stay tuned for highlights, evals and more on some of Canada’s future NCAA stars.