Boys' Basketball

Varsity

The Program

STATE PREP A CHAMPIONS
2014 2011 2009

— MAPL CHAMPS —
2016 2015 2012 2010 2006 2005 2003 2002 2001

We believe basketball is a simple game played by complicated people and not a complicated game played by simple people.

A team which is fundamentally sound, mentally tough and unselfish will always have a chance to win. To what degree will largely be determined by the talent level and the commitment of the players and the demands placed on the team by the coaching staff on a daily basis. We will be a program where simplicity and execution will be emphasized, and the demands of the coaching staff will be abundantly clear.

Defensively, we believe in laying a foundation of quarter-court man-to-man defense. Our defense will be the cornerstone of our program. A player who cannot play our brand of aggressive defense will not be able to play regardless of his offensive prowess. We believe in man-to-man defense because it calls for individual accountability, which in turn, strengthens our total defensive concept. Also, it creates a high intensity level every day in practice, which leads to championship habits. Our overriding philosophy will be to guard the arc and give up few easy shots. Our defense will be relentlessly physical and technically sound given time. We will bump every cutter, put great pressure on the ball and finish every defensive possession with a checkout. In short, we will try to dictate the game to the offense.

Offensively, we will look to be very aggressive and quickly push the ball up the floor on both makes and misses to gain numeric advantages that lead to easy shots in transition. If our transition game is neutralized, we will flow into a half-court motion and quick-hitter offense. We will teach some set plays, but more importantly, we will teach players HOW to play. This style puts a premium on individual offensive development and role identification. This offensive system is by no means a democracy, the best players will get more shots and every player must be made quickly aware of both his strengths and weaknesses.

Basically, we feel that basketball, at its simplest, is a game of percentages. Our defense will attempt to force low percentage, contested shots. In so doing, our aim is to be physical and disciplined enough to limit both our opponents’ second shots and transition hoops. Conversely, our players will possess the knowledge of how to play, they will be driven to constantly improve their skill level, and they will be disciplined to limit their turnovers and create high-percentage scoring opportunities. We believe this formula combined with a continued personal off-season commitment and a talented group of young people with a positive attitude can lead to more Basketball Banners in Hardwick Hall.

Meet the Coaches

About Coach Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

A 1991 graduate of Ithaca College, head varsity coach arrived at Blair in 1999 and has built Blair into a national prep school basketball powerhouse.

Blair’s record since Coach Mantegna’s arrival is 304-127, including nine of the last 17 Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) titles (2000-2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016) and 12 trips to the NJ prep “A” state finals, where Blair earned state titles in 2009, 2011 and 2014.

Blair was the only school in the country to put two players (Luol Deng ’03 and Charlie Villanueva ’03) in the 2003 McDonald’s All-American Game. Five Blair alums have played in the NCAA Final Four, 41 former Blair players have ended up on Division I rosters in the last 16 years, over a dozen are currently playing college basketball, two coach at the college level (Gregor Van Pelt ’07 and Brian Baudinet ’05) and one Blair alum coaches in the NBA (Royal Ivey ’00 for OKC), while two play in the NBA (Deng and Villanueva).

The Star Ledger named Blair Academy’s 2001 team “NJ Prep Team of the Year.” In 2000, Coach Mantegna was named the New Jersey State Prep School “Coach of the Year” by The Star Ledger, and in 2002, he was named “Boys’ Warren County Coach of the Year” by The Blairstown Press.

Before arriving at Blair, Coach Mantegna served as an assistant coach at four colleges in an eight-year span, including three years at both Boston University and Lehigh University. In addition, Coach Mantegna has run the Joe Mantegna Basketball School for the last 25 years in Northampton, Massachusetts, as well as the Wednesday Workouts, Buccaneer Fundamentals Basketball School and Individual Skills School in Blairstown, New Jersey, for almost two decades.

In 2014 and 2016, Coach Mantegna served as defensive coordinator for the U.S.-Select U-18 team in the U-18 World Championships at the Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany. Additionally, Coach Mantegna teams with Luol Deng to run the basketball instruction at both the Deng Top 50 Camp in London, England, and the Luol Deng Invitational Camp for student athletes of South Sudanese descent, which is held at Blair. Finally, he has lectured at basketball camps and coaches clinics throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, while also hosting the annual College Coaches Roundtable each June on Blair’s campus.

Coach Mantegna lives on campus with his wife, Shelly, and their three children. In addition to his coaching duties, he serves as Blair's Associate Dean of College Counseling and director of testing, and can be reached at (908) 362-6121, ext. 5619.

About Coach Parauda

A 1986 graduate of Fordham, assistant coach is an English teacher who joined Blair's faculty in 1988. In addition to teaching classes, he is a monitor and the School's daily academic coordinator. Tom completed his undergraduate work in English and philosophy at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, in 1986 and went on to earn an MA in British and American literature from Columbia University in New York City in 1987. He is assistant coach of both the varsity boys' soccer and basketball teams. Tom does dorm duty in the new boys’ dormitory and lives in Millbrook Cottage with his wife, Christine, who is director of The Romano Gallery.

About Coach DeJesus

Prior to coming to Blair, Coach DeJesus served as varsity head boys' basketball coach at his alma mater, East Stroudsburg North High School, in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. In three years, he rebuilt the program and his time there culminated in winning the 2016-2017 district 5A boys' basketball championship and a state playoff game (both of which were firsts for the school). The team then advanced all the way to the sweet 16 of the PIAA state playoffs before falling to Spring Grove High School.

Prior to East Stroudsburg North, Coach DeJesus coached boys' teams for five years at East Stroudsburg South High School, at first as a volunteer varsity assistant coach and then as head JV coach/varsity assistant coach.

Over the summers, he has worked at numerous camps, including those run by Bob Hurley and Kevin Boyle, and has become heavily involved with the prestigious Hoop Group Elite, Skill and top-100 camps across the East Coast.

As an athlete at East Stroudsburg North High School, Coach DeJesus was a two-time all-conference and 1st-team all-area player who went on to help the Lackawanna College team win two region XIX championships and achieve a ranking in the top 10 in the country for NJCAA. After receiving an athletic scholarship to attend Bloomsburg University, he went on to become a two-year letter winner before a career-ending knee injury sidelined him during his senior year.

Coach DeJesus and his wife, Saskia reside in East Stroudsburg with their 7-year-old daughter, and, when he is not coaching, he works for the East Stroudsburg area school district in the access/special education office.

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
Canada Top Flight - Coaches vs. Cancer
Home
vs.
Trinity Pawling
Home
vs.
Coastal Academy
Home
Hoop Mountain Event
TBD
Away
Hoop Mountain Event
TBD
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Canterbury School
Home
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Pope John
Home
vs.
Perkiomen School
Away
vs.
Peddie
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
Mercersburg
Home
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Away
vs.
Phelps School
Home
vs.
Knox School
Away
Medford Tech @ Bishop Eustace Prep
Away
Shawnee HS at Bishop Eustace Prep
Away
TBD - MAPLs @ Hun
TBD
Away
TBD - MAPLs @ Hun
TBD
Away
TBD - MAPLs @ Hun
TBD
Away
TBD - States
TBD
TBD
TBD - States (semis)
TBD
TBD
TBD - States (finals)
TBD
TBD

Facts & Figures

Blair Basketball Facts & Figures Since 1999

  • Blair’s 16-year record: 287 wins – 119 losses
  • Eight Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Tournament Championships (2000-2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015)
  • Three New Jersey prep “A” state championships (2009, 2011, 2014)
  • Blair was the only high school in the nation to have two McDonald’s and Parade All-Americans in 2003 (Luol Deng ’03and Charlie Villanueva ’03)
  • Three Blair alumni played in the 2004 NCAA Final Four: Patrick Davidson ’03 (Duke), Luol Deng ’03 (Duke), Charlie Villanueva ’03 (University of Connecticut)
  • Two Blair alumni played in the 2010 NCAA Final Four: Jordan Davidson ’05 (Duke) and Wellington Smith ’06 (West Virginia)
  • By the end of the 2014-2015 season, 52 Blair alumni had played at the college level, over 40 of these at the Division 1 level
  • In 2013-2014, two Blair alumni played in the NBA: Luol Deng ’03 (Chicago Bulls/Cleveland Cavaliers) and Charlie Villanueva ’03 (Detroit Pistons)
  • Five Blair alumni currently play professionally in Europe or Canada: Julius Coles ’07, Nate Healy ’09, Chris Matagrano ’09, Justin Robinson ’07, Shamari Spears ’06
  • Five former Blair players currently play on Division 1 college teams: Lionel Gomis ’11 (Robert Morris University), Brett Jolly ’14 (St. Louis University), Kevin Seymour ’14 (Central Connecticut State University), Marial Shayok ’14 (University of Virginia), Mike Tobey ’12 (University of Virginia)
  • In the fall of 2015, eight Blair alums will play on the following Division 1 college teams: Lionel Gomis ’11 (Robert Morris University), Brett Jolly ’14 (St. Louis University), Kevin Seymour ’14 (Central Connecticut State University), Marial Shayok ’14 (University of Virginia), Mike Tobey ’12 (University of Virginia), Elijah Burns '15 (Notre Dame), Tim Delaney '15 (Villanova), Donovan Wright '15 (Cornell)
  • Blair Academy alumni have competed at top universities, including:

Adelphi University Amherst College
Appalachian State University Boston College
Boston University Brown University
Canisius College Central Connecticut State University
Colby College
Cornell University (2)
Dickinson College Duke University (3)
Emory University (2) Fordham University
Gordon College
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Marist College
Marquette University
New England College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Randolph-Macon College (4)
Rider University
Robert Morris University
Rutgers University
St. Louis University
Siena College (2)
Stanford University (2)
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Louisville
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
University of Notre Dame University of Rochester
University of Scranton University of Texas (2)
University of Vermont University of Virginia (2)
Ursinus College Villanova University
Washington and Lee University Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Yale University

Roster

Athletics Roster

No players were found for this team

Recaps

Recaps

Basketball Season Tips Off at Blair Madness!

Basketball fans rocked Blair's performance gym at the School's third annual Blair Madness, held in Hardwick Hall on November 11. Senior Arlyn Lopez '17 planned and managed the Friday night event, which featured contests and skill demonstrations designed to showcase Blair's varsity boys' and girls' basketball programs and ignite Buccaneer pride as the winter athletic season gets underway.

Read more

Photos & Videos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Making the Decision to Come to Blair

Celebrating Alumni Basketball

Players in the News

Alumni Playing in NBA & College

NBA Alumni

Royal Ivey ’00 Milwaukee Bucks ( Texas)
2004 second-round draft choice (37th pick)

Luol Deng ’03Chicago Bulls (Duke)
NBA All-Rookie Team 2005

Charlie Villanueva ’03 Milwaukee Bucks (UCONN)
2005 first-round draft choice (seventh pick)


Luol Deng ’03 - McDonald's High School All-American ACC Freshman of the Year (Duke) # 7 pick in the 2004 NBA Draft (Chicago Bulls). Photo courtesy of the Chicago Bulls/Bill Smith


Charlie Villanueva ’03 -
McDonald's High School All-American First Blair alum to win an NCAA Basketball National Championship (UCONN)

Royal Ivey ’00
- Two time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (Texas) #37 pick in the 2004 NBA Draft (currently with the Philadelphia 76'ers)

Current & Former College Players

Mike Goia '01 UVM

Woody Kampmann '01 Colby

Jason Haas '02 Stanford

Michael McGinley '02 Randolph-Macon

Ben Kenyon '02 Adelphi

Mike Beers '03 Siena

Patrick Davidson '03 Duke

Will Scott ’04 Cornell/Louisville

Chris Alvarez ’04 Northeastern

Jordan Davidson ’05 Duke

Matt Szalachowski ’05 Lehigh

Wellington Smith ’06 West Virginia

Shamari Spears ’06 Boston College/UNC Charlotte

Alexis Wangmene ’07 – Texas

Patrick Hazel ’07 – Marquette/Boston

Justin Robinson ’07 – Rider

Julius Coles ’07 – Canisius

Gregor Van Pelt ’07 Wentworth

Kevin Voelkel ’07 – Randolph-Macon

Jarrett Mann ’08 – Stanford

Alex Vouyoukas ’08 – U TX Pan American

Austin Johnson ’09 – Rutgers

Chris Matagrano ’09 – University of New Hampshire

Nathan Healy ’09 – Appalachian State

Gavin Allen ’09 – Dickinson

Ameer Brown ’09 – Wesleyan

Hakeem Harris '10 Brown

Tyler McNeely ’10 – UNC Greensboro

Jesse Pritchard '10 – Yale

Ross Danzig '11 – Scranton

Lionel Gomis ’11 – Siena College

Marques Jones ’11 – NJIT

Jermaine Myers ’12 – Fordham

Mike Tobey ’12 – UVA

Joe Hart ’12 – Lakehead

David George '13 – Amherst

Brett Jolly '14 – St Louis

Arjun Natarajan ’14 – U New England

Marial Shayok '14 – UVA

Kevin Seymour '14 – Central CT

Mike Silverthorn '14 – Randolph-Macon

Elijah Burns '15 – Notre Dame

Tim Delaney '15 – Villanova

Jon Nowell '15 – Randolph-Macon

Spencer Osborne '15 – Emory

Donovan Wright '15 – Cornell


Wellington Smith ’06
West Virginia University


Shamari Spears ’06
Boston College


Will Scott ’04
University of Louisville


Alexis Wangmene ’07
University of Texas


Jordan Davidson ’05
Duke University



Matt Szalachowski ’05
Lehigh University



Patrick Hazel ’07
Marquette University



Justin Robinson ’07
Rider University


Julius Coles ’07
Canisius College


Kevin Voelkel ’07
Randolph-Macon College


Gavin Allen ’09
Dickinson College


Nate Healy ’09
Appalachian State

Austin Johnson ’09
Rutgers University


Chris Matagrano ’09
University of
New Hampshire


Alex Vouyoukas ’08
University of Texas-San Antonio


Chris Alvarez ’04
Northeastern University

Jarret Mann ’08
Stanford University

Jermaine Myers ’12
Fordham University

Joe Hart ’12
Lakehead University

Lionel Gomis ’11
Siena College

Marques Jones ’11
NJIT

Michael Toby ’12
University of Virginia

Tyler McNeely ’10
UNC Greensboro

Camps & Clinics

Coach Mantegna's Camps & Clinics

Blair Academy Basketball 'Elite Skill Development Camp' 2017
  • WHO: Serious-minded male and female players (rising 7th to 12th graders)
  • WHEN: June 27-June 29, 2017 (9 a.m.-noon)
  • WHERE: Blair Academy Performance Gym
  • WHY: High level skill development and tactical training for HS players
  • GOAL: Teach skill development and the nuances of basketball tactics to older players
  • COST: $150 for the three sessions of instruction; $160 at the door; group rates available
  • CAMP DIRECTOR: Joe Mantegna (Head Boys Basketball Coach Blair Academy)
  • REGISTER: View the camp brochure. Email Coach Mantegna at coachmantegna@gmail.com or call (862) 268-4282 for details.
Blair Academy Basketball 'Summer Fundamentals Camp' 2017
  • WHO: Boys and girls in 2nd- to 8th-grades
  • WHEN: July 17-20, 2017 (8:30 a.m.-noon)
  • WHERE: Hardwick Hall - Blair Academy Athletic Center
  • WHY: Entertaining and informative basketball environment for players of all skill levels
  • GOAL: Grow basketball at a grassroots level in northwestern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania
  • COST: $165 for four sessions of instruction (before July 17); $175 at the door (includes a ball or a camp shirt); group rates available
  • Family Rate : $120 for each additional sibling
  • CAMP DIRECTOR: Joe Mantegna (Head Boys Basketball Coach Blair Academy)
  • REGISTER: View the camp brochure. Email Coach Mantegna at or call (862) 268-4282 for details.

Past Results

2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
11/14 Spire Institute (OH) Home 6:15 pm 76-59 W
11/20 Vermont Academy Away 5:00 pm 73-72 W
11/30 Knox School Home 5:30 pm 38-53 L
12/3 Canada Top Flight Academy - Coaches vs. Cancer Home 7:30 pm 74-41 W
12/4 Perkiomen Home 2:00 pm 71-48 W
12/10 Kimball Union Academy (NH) @ Scholar Roundball Classic Away 5:00 pm 78-53 W
12/11 Cheshire Academy @ Scholar Roundball Classic Away 11:00 am 89-80 W
12/16 Pope John Away 7:00 pm 65-48 W
12/18 Linden @ Hoop Group Showcase Away 5:15 pm 52-46 W
1/7 Lawrenceville Home 4:00 pm 71-42 W
1/8 St. Anthony's Away 5:15 pm 48-52 L
1/11 Hun Away 5:30 pm 68-46 W
1/13 Pope John Home 7:00 pm 67-56 W
1/15 New Hampton @ the Hoophall Classic Away 9:00 am Canc.
1/18 Peddie Away 5:30 pm 73-66 W
1/21 Hill Home 5:30 pm 51-44 W
1/22 Mercersburg Away 2:30 pm 77-56W
1/25 St. Benedicts Home 5:30 pm 55-53 W
1/27 Redemption Christian Academy Home 6:30 pm 74-64 W
1/29 Patrick School - Hoop Group Showcase Away 5:00 pm 47-71 L
2/1 Coastal Academy Home 5:30 pm 73-35 W
2/4 First Love Academy (PA) Away 6:00 pm 57-62 L
2/8 Phelps School Home 5:30 pm 67-53 W
2/11 Hun (MAPL Semis) Away 5:45 pm 77-72 W
2/12 Peddie (MAPL Finals) Away 63-71 L
2/16 Hun (state semis) Home 5:30 pm 70-61 W
2/18 St. Benedict's (state finals) Home 5:30 pm 44-47 L

2015-2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
11/14 Thetford Academy (scrimmage) Home 7:00 pm 71-60 W
11/16 Spire Institute (OH) (scrimmage) Home 4:00 pm 71-54 W
11/22 Cushing Academy (MA) - National Prep Showcase Away 5:00 pm 67-51 W
12/2 Coastal Academy Home 5:00 pm 63-64 L
12/5 Choate - Coaches vs. Cancer Home 6:00 pm 79-55 W
12/7 Life Center Academy Home 6:30 pm 76-65 W
12/12 Kimball Union Academy (NH) @ Scholar Roundball Classic Away 5:00 pm 53-55 L (OT)
12/13 Philips Academy (MA) @ Scholar Roundball Classic Away 11:00 am 64-52 W
12/17 Wilbraham Monson Academy - BasketBull Hoops Festival Away 6:00 pm 75-59 W
12/19 Hudson Catholic @ Hoop Group Tip Off Classic Away 6:00 pm 63-60 W
1/6 Redemption Christian Academy Home 6:00 pm 72-30 W
1/9 Lawrenceville Away 3:00 pm 62-42 W
1/10 Trinity Pawling Home 1:00 pm Canc.
1/13 Hun Home 5:30 pm 59-41 W
1/16 Pope John Away 3:30 pm 53-57 L
1/20 Peddie Home 5:45 pm 48-37 W
1/22 Hill Away 5:00 pm 65-55 W(OT)
1/24 Mercersburg Home 2:30 pm PPD
1/27 St. Benedict's Away 5:30 pm PPD
1/27 Coastal Academy Away 5:30 pm 66-85 L
1/29 Montverde Academy Prep Grey (FL) Away 5:20 pm 67-78 L
1/30 Montverde Academy Prep Purple (FL) Away 5:20 pm 65-60 W
2/3 St. Anthony's Away 6:00 pm 41-54 L
2/5 Pope John Home 7:00 pm 66-50 W
2/7 Mercersburg Home 2:30 pm 66-36 W
2/9 St. Benedict's Away 5:30 pm 40-54 L
2/10 Phelps Home 5:30 pm PPD
2/13 Hun (MAPL semis) @ Lawrenceville Away 5:45 pm 63-58 W
2/14 Hill (MAPL finals) @ Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 62-51 W
2/16 Phelps School Home 5:45 pm 52-49 W
2/18 Peddie (state semis) Home 5:30 pm 67-57 W
2/20 St. Benedict's (state finals) Away 4:00 pm 52-64 L

2014-2015

Date Opponent Location Start Results
11/15 Thetford Academy (scrimmage) Home 7:00 pm
11/17 Spire Institute (OH) (scrimmage) Home 5:00 pm
11/23 Tilton School (NH) @ National Prep Showcase Away 5:00 pm 62-82 L
12/3 Coastal Academy Home 5:30 pm 88-75 W
12/6 Worcester Academy (Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament) Home 7:45 pm 63-59 W
12/7 Lake Forest (Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament) Home 1:45 pm 69-66 W
12/10 West Point Prep Away 4:30 pm Canc.
12/13 Holderness School (NH) @ Hoop Mtn. Prep Showcase Away 5:00 pm 61-56 W
12/14 Suffield Academy (CT) @ Hoop Mtn. Prep Showcase Away 11:00 am 67-58 W
12/19 Pope John Away 6:00 pm 54-70 L
12/21 Roselle Catholic @ Hoop Group Tip-Off Away 5:00 pm 46-78 L
1/7 Redemption Christian Academy Home 5:00 pm 70-52 W
1/10 Lawrenceville Home 4:00 pm 73-49 W
1/12 St. Anthony's Home 6:30 pm 35-57 L
1/14 Hun Away 5:30 pm 61-42 W
1/19 Paterson Eastside @ MLK Playaz Tournament Away 6:00 pm 44-43 W
1/21 Peddie Away 5:30 pm 55-54 W
1/24 Hill Home 7:00 pm 57-54 W
1/25 Mercersburg Away 2:30 pm 73-49 W
1/28 St. Benedict's Home 5:00 pm 75-60 W
1/30 Trinity Pawling Away 7:00 pm 71-63 W
2/4 Pope John Home 6:30 pm 56-51 W
2/7 Cushing Academy (MA) Away 4:30 pm 51-72 L
2/8 Vermont Academy (VT) @ NPSI Away 1:30 pm 67-74 L
2/10 Phelps Home 5:30 pm 70-61 W
2/14 Peddie (MAPL Semis) Home 5:45 pm 83-50 W
2/15 Hill (MAPL Finals) Home 2:00 pm 63-47 W
2/19 Peddie (state semis) Home 6:30 pm 74-63 W
2/21 St. Benedict's (state finals) Home 4:00 pm 52-72 L

2013-2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
1/16 Alma Academy (scrimmage) Home 8:00 pm 64-53 W
11/20 Spire Institute (OH) (scrimmage) Home 2:15 pm 77-41 W
11/24 Tilton School (NH) @ National Prep Showcase Away 3:15 pm 74-71 W
12/4 Redemption Christian Academy Home 6:30 pm 76-55 W
12/7 Abington Friends @ MAPL/Friends Showcase Away 6:00 pm 72-32 W
12/8 Westtown School @ MAPL/Friends Showcase Away 3:30 pm Postponed
12/11 USMAPS Home 5:30 pm 75-60 W
12/14 Philips Academy @ Babson College Away 4:45 pm Canceled
12/15 Suffield Academy @ Babson College Away 12:15 pm Canceled
12/18 Cheshire Academy Away 4:30 pm 67-52 W
12/21 Newark East Side @ Hoop Group Tip Off Away 2:00 pm 43-46 L
1/4 Graham Away 4:30 pm 78-39 W
1/8 Peddie Home 5:30pm 79-47 W
1/11 Lawrenceville Away 3:30 pm Postponed
1/12 Trinity Pawling Home 2:00 pm 69-50 W
1/15 Hun Home 5:30 pm 53-19 W
1/18 St. Anthony's @ Dan Finn Classic Away 5:45 pm 38-45 L
1/21 Pope John Home 6:30 pm Postponed
1/22 Lawrenceville Away 5:30 pm 73-70 W
1/24 Pope John Home 6:30 pm 69-54 W
1/25 Hill Away 6:00 pm 56-58 L (OT)
1/26 Mercersburg Home 2:30 pm 78-30 W
1/29 St. Benedict's Away 5:00 pm 48-57 L
1/31 Canarias Basketball Academy @ National Prep Invitational Away 6:00 pm 62-75 L
2/1 Wilbraham Monson Academy @ National Prep Invitational Away 3:00 pm 82-55 W
2/5 Commonwealth Academy Home 6:00 pm Canceled
2/8 Peddie @ MAPLs Away 7:30 pm 61-42 W
2/9 Hill @ MAPLs Away 2:00 pm 49-58 L
2/12 Pioneer Academy Home 6:00 pm 83-66 W
2/15 Peddie (state semis) Home 4:30 pm 61-47 W
2/19 St. Benedict's (state finals) Away 5:00 pm 77-65 W

JV

Overview

Like Blair's varsity basketball team, the JV team believes basketball is a simple game played by complicated people and not a complicated game played by simple people.

A team that is fundamentally sound, mentally tough and unselfish will always have a chance to win. To what degree will largely be determined by the talent level and commitment of the players and the daily demands placed on the team by the coaching staff. Blair's JV basketball program emphasizes simplicity and execution; the demands of the coaching staff are abundantly clear.

Meet the Coach

Meet Coach Delwiche

Benjamin Delwiche is an alumnus of Boston College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (2014) and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction (2015). A mathematics teacher at Phillips Academy Summer Session in Andover, Massachusetts, for the past four years, he teaches a class on combinatorics and graph theory and algebra 2 honors at Blair. Ben has coached track and JV baseball in past years, and he now coaches 3rds boys’ soccer and boys’ JV basketball. He resides and serves dorm duty in Insley Hall.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Peddie
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Pope John
Home
vs.
Peddie
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Away
vs.
North Warren
Home
vs.
Pennington
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Hill School
Home

Roster

There is no information for this team.

Photos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/3 Hun Home 2:00 pm 54-48 W
12/7 Peddie Home 4:15 pm 53-56 L
1/7 Lawrenceville Home 2:30 pm 55-56 L
1/11 Hun Away 4:00 pm 46-42 W
1/13 Pope John Home 5:30 pm 53-46 W
1/18 Peddie Away 5:30 pm 66-61 W
1/21 Hill Home 2:30 pm 49-63 L
1/25 St. Benedicts Home 4:30 pm 49-54 L
1/27 Pope John Home 5:30 pm 55-62 L
2/1 Pennington Away 5:30 pm 59-48 W
2/8 Lawrenceville Away 5:00 pm 46-60 L
2/10 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 62-45 W
2/11 Hill Away 2:30 pm 55-76 L

2015-2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/2 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 59-30 W
12/5 Hun Away 2:00 pm 50-37 W
12/7 Life Center Academy Home 5:00 pm 62-49 W
12/9 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 33-43 L
1/6 Pennington Away 5:30 pm 50-33 W
1/9 Lawrenceville Home 2:15 pm 33-48 L
1/13 Hun Home 4:00 pm 58-38 W
1/16 Pope John Away 2:00 pm 53-50 W
1/20 Peddie Home 4:15 pm 43-46 L
1/23 Hill Away 2:30 pm Canc.
1/27 St. Benedict's Away 4:00 pm 37-60 L
2/5 Pope John Home 5:30 pm 29-50 L
2/10 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm 38-60 L
2/13 Hill Home 2:00 pm 29-58 L

2014-2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/3 Pennington Away 4:00 pm 67-33 W
12/10 Peddie Home 4:30 pm 67-63 W
1/10 Lawrenceville Home 2:15 pm 41-44 L
1/14 Hun Away 4:00 pm 44-60 L
1/17 Charterhouse TBD 1:00 pm 61-29 W
1/21 Peddie Away 5:30 pm 48-56 L
1/24 Hill Home 4:00 pm 57-45 L
1/28 St. Benedict's Home 5:00 pm 36-77 L
2/4 Pope John Home 5:00 pm 33-55 L
2/7 I.Y.M. Home 1:00 pm 44-54 L
2/11 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm 40-55 L
2/14 Hill Away 2:30 pm 44-32 W

2013-2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/4 St. Benedict's Away 4:00 pm Postponed
12/6 St. Benedict's Away 4:00 pm 24-70 L
12/12 Pennington Home 4:30 pm 61-32 W
1/8 Peddie Home 4:00 pm 50-55 L
1/11 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 26-48 L
1/15 Hun Home 4:00 pm 42-43 L
1/18 Hun Away 3:00 pm 15-54 L
1/21 Pope John Home 4:15 pm Postponed
1/24 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 44-48 L
1/25 Hill Away 3:30 pm 37-32 L
1/27 St. Benedict's Home 4:00 pm 50-54 L (OT)
1/29 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 51-60 L
2/8 Peddie Away 2:00 pm 31-38 L
2/12 Pennington Away 5:15 pm 58-40 W
2/15 Hill Home 2:30 pm 51-44 W

3rds

Overview

Like the varsity and JV basketball teams, the 3rds team believes basketball is a simple game played by complicated people and not a complicated game played by simple people.

A team that is fundamentally sound, mentally tough and unselfish will always have a chance to win. To what degree will largely be determined by the talent level and commitment of the players and the daily demands placed on the team by the coaching staff. Blair's 3rds basketball program emphasizes simplicity and execution; the demands of the coaching staff are abundantly clear.

Meet the Coach

About Coach Thomas

Matt Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from the University of Central Florida (2005) and brought more than a decade of government and public policy experience to his role as a Blair history teacher when he joined the faculty in 2017. He began his career as a staff assistant to Senator Bill Nelson before becoming a lobbyist and government-relations specialist in 2007. Matt worked for two major Washington, D.C., law firms over the next 10 years, serving as an advisor to attorneys and clients on a variety of issues before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies; his areas of expertise include energy, the environment, data and cyber security, federal funding and appropriations, and financial regulatory reform. He authored articles for several publications, including Law360, Lexology and Inside Cybersecurity, and co-authored a textbook chapter covering federal policy perspectives on the rise and use of big data. Matt teaches U.S. history and western civilization at Blair and coaches 3rds boys’ basketball and JV baseball. He lives in Hillside House with his wife, Assistant Dean of College Counseling Britt Freitag.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Peddie
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Pope John
Home
vs.
Peddie
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Away
vs.
North Warren
Home
vs.
Pennington
Away
vs.
Hill School
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home

Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/3 Hun Home 2:00 pm 35-53 L
12/7 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 38-37 W
1/7 Lawrenceville Home 2:30 pm 60-58 W
1/9 North Warren Away 4:00 pm 51-29 W
1/13 Pope John Away 4:00 pm 35-48 L
1/16 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 53-36 W
1/18 Peddie Home 4:15 pm 47-39 W
1/21 Hill Home 2:30 pm 53-36 W
1/27 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 42-38 W
1/28 Hun Away 2:00 pm 45-55 L
2/1 Pennington Away 4:00 pm 64-40 W
2/8 Lawrenceville Away 3:30 pm 53-60 L
2/11 Hill Away 2:30 pm 40-16 W

2015-2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/2 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 59-32 W
12/5 Hun Away 2:00 pm 47-41 W
12/9 Peddie Home 4:15 pm 54-29 W
1/6 Pennington Away 4:00 pm 54-33 W
1/9 Lawrenceville Home 2:15 pm 47-78 L
1/11 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 74-41 W
1/13 Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 51-36 W
1/16 Pope John Away 12:30 pm 39-47 L
1/20 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 42-28 L
1/23 Hill Away 2:30 pm Canc.
1/26 Belvidere Home 4:00 pm 51-35 W
2/5 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 59-63 L
2/6 Hun Home 1:00 pm 48-45 W
2/10 Lawrenceville Away 3:45 pm 60-70 L
2/12 North Warren Away 4:15 pm 66-58 W(OT)
2/13 Hill Home 12:30 pm 59-30 W

2014-2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/6 Hun Away 2:00 pm 38-31 W
12/12 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 58-33 W
1/10 Lawrenceville Home 2:15 pm 28-38 L
1/12 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 36-23 L
1/14 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 52-50 W
1/17 Hun Home 1:00 pm 52-30 W
1/21 Peddie Home 4:30 pm 36-43 L
1/24 Hill Home 4:00 pm 49-38 W
1/28 Lawrenceville Away 3:30 pm Canc.
2/4 Pope John Home 3:30 pm 33-57 L
2/7 Belvidere Home 12:30 pm 49-39 W
2/9 North Warren Away 4:00 pm Canc.
2/11 Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 41-39 W
2/14 Hill Away 2:30 pm Canc.

2013-2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
12/7 Hun Home 1:00pm 54-42 W
12/12 Pennington Home 4:30pm 50-47 W
1/8 Peddie Away 4:00pm 40-39 W
1/11 Lawrenceville Home 2:00pm 28-39 L
1/13 North Warren Home 4:00pm 40-47 L
1/18 Hun Away 1:30pm 45-40 W
1/21 Pope John Home 4:15pm Postponed
1/22 Peddie Home 4:00pm Postponed
1/24 Pope John Home 4:00pm 32-51 L
1/25 Hill Away 2:15pm 42-10W
1/29 Lawrenceville Away 3:45pm 36-55 L
2/5 Peddie Home 4:00pm Canceled
2/7 North Warren Away 4:00pm 42-24 W
2/12 Pennington Away 4:00pm 52-13 W
2/15 Hill Home 3:00pm Canceled
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