Boys' Basketball

Varsity

The Program

STATE PREP A CHAMPIONS
2014 2011 2009

— MAPL CHAMPS —
2018 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 Joe Mantegna 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 347-138, including ten of the last 19 Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) titles (2000-2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2018) and 16 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. Six Blair alums have played in the NCAA Final Four, more than 50 Blair players have ended up on Division I rosters in the last 19 years, nine former players have played professionally overseas and a number of former players coach at the NBA, NCAA and prep school levels as well.

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 28 years in Northampton, Massachusetts, as well as the Wednesday Workouts, Buccaneer FUNdamentals Basketball School and Elite 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. In 2018 he was the head coach of that same USA Select team. 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 Camps each summer for student athletes of South Sudanese descent in various North American sites and in Melbourne, Australia. Coach Mantegna has also 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.  Finally, he regularly serves as a featured speaker for USA Basketball Coach Academy in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta where young coaches can come, learn and ultimately, become USA Basketball certified teachers of the game.

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
Olympus Prep (scrim)
Home
Redemption Christian Academy (scrim)
Home CANCELLED
Tilton School @ National Prep Showcase, CT
Away Loss 85-86
Prestige Prep
Home Win 79-50
The Patrick School (National Team) / Coaches vs Cancer
Home Win 96-87
vs.
Trinity Pawling
Away Win 60-39
Covenant Prep
Home Win 86-61
MacDuffie @ Pottstown Senior High School
Away Win 82-69
vs.
Perkiomen School
Home
Montverde CBD @ The Dunn Center - Hoop Group Tip Off
Away
Our Savior Lutheran @ City Legendz Invitational
Away
Knox School @ CCM
Away
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Pope John
Away
Master's School @ Empire Invitational
TBD
Away
vs.
Peddie
Away
vs.
Hill School
Home
vs.
Mercersburg
Away
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
Westtown @ Parkland High School - Hoop Group
Away
vs.
Phelps School
Home
Wildwood Catholic @ Holy Cross Prep
Away
Woodbury @ Holy Cross Prep
Away
MAPLs @ Peddie
TBD
Away
States
TBD
TBD
States
TBD
TBD
States
TBD
TBD

Facts & Figures

Blair Basketball Facts & Figures Since 1999

  • Blair’s 19-year record: 347 wins – 138 losses
  • Ten Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Tournament Championships (2000-2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • 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 ’03 and Charlie Villanueva ’03)
  • Six Blair alumni have played in the NCAA Final Four: Patrick Davidson ’03 (Duke), Luol Deng ’03 (Duke), Charlie Villanueva ’03 (University of Connecticut), Jordan Davidson '05 (Duke), Wellington Smith '06 (West Virginia), Tim Delaney '15 (Villanova).
  • By the end of the 2018 season, nearly 70 Blair alumni had played at the college level, over 50 of these at the Division 1 level.
  • Four Blair alumni have played in the NBA: Luol Deng ’03Charlie Villanueva ’03, Royal Ivey '00, Mike Tobey '12 (Royal now coaches for the OKC Thunder in the NBA).
  • Nine Blair alumni have played professionally internationally:  Shamari Spears ’06 , Wellington Smith '06Justin Robinson ’07,  Julius Coles ’07Alexis Wangmene '07Nate Healy ’09Chris Matagrano ’09, Mike Tobey '12Joe Hart '12.
  • Blair Academy alumni have competed at top universities, including:
Adelphi University Rider University
Amherst College Robert Morris University
Appalachian State University Rutgers University
Boston College St. Louis University
Boston University Santa Clara
Brown University Sarah Lawrence
Canisius College Siena College
Central Connecticut State University Stanford University
Clairmont McKenna University of Connecticut
Colby College University of Dayton
Colgate University of Louisville
Cornell University (2) University of Miami
Dickinson University University of New Hampshire
Duke University (3) University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Emory University (2) University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Florida Southern University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Fordham University University of Notre Dame
Gordon College University of Rochester
Haverford University of Scranton
Holy Cross University of Tennessee
Ithaca College  University of the Sciences
Johns Hopkins College University of Texas
Lehigh University University of Vermont
Marist College University of Virginia (2)
Marquette University Ursinus College
New England College Villanova University
New Jersey Institute of Technology Washington and Lee University
New York University Wesleyan University (2)
Northeastern University West Virginia University
Randolph-Macon College (4) Yale University

 

Roster

Pre-Season Varsity Roster

# Name Position Height Class Hometown
2 Jaylen Blakes 6'1" 2021 Somerset, NJ
3 Chilu Akanno 6'4" 2019 Castaic, CA
4 Henry Meyers 6' 2019 Wilmington, NC
5 Dirk Daniels 6'1" 2019 Phillipsburg, NJ
10 Henry Mayen 6'5" 2019 Moorebank, NSW
13 Akoldah Gak 6'9" 2021 Sydney - St Clair
14 Ethan McEachern 2021 Lake Oswego, OR
15 Cheuk Kiu Justin Leung 2019 Hong Kong
20 James Lu 2020 Basking Ridge, NJ
21 Luke Kolaja 6'9" 2020 Montclair, NJ
22 Keenan Worthington 6'7" 2019 Chapel Hill, NC
23 Jabri Abdur-Rahim 2020 Short Hills, NJ
25 Jordan Dingle 6'2" 2019 Valley Stream, NY
40 Aiden Abrahamsen 2019 Mount Bethel, PA

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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)

Mike Tobey ’12  Charlotte Hornets (University of Virginia)
Signed in 2017


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)

Mike Tobey '12 - Mike will go down as one of the winning- nest players in UVA History and was signed in 2017 by the Charlotte Hornets.

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

Dan Keinan ’16 – Claremont Mckenna College

Justice Nikkel ’16 – Sarah Lawrence College

Jack Rauch '16 – Florida Southern

Michael Wiper '16 – Haverford

Deng Gak ’17 – U Miami

Zach Kent '17 – U Tennessee

Anthony Mack ’17 – U Wyoming

Xavier Sawyer ’17 – U of the Sciences

Matt Turner '17 – Santa Clara

Chris Lovisolo '18 – Holy Cross

Gabe Ravetz '18 – Wesleyan

Tucker Richardson ’18 – Colgate

 

 

 


Chris Alvarez ’04
Northeastern University

Will Scott ’04
University of Louisville

Jordan Davidson ’05
Duke University

Matt Szalachowski ’05
Lehigh University


Wellington Smith ’06
West Virginia University

Shamari Spears ’06
Boston College

Julius Coles ’07
Canisius College

Patrick Hazel ’07
Marquette University

Justin Robinson ’07
Rider University


Kevin Voelkel ’07
Randolph-Macon College

Alexis Wangmene ’07
University of Texas

Jarret Mann ’08
Stanford University

Alex Vouyoukas ’08
University of Texas-San Antonio

Gavin Allen ’09
Dickinson College

Nate Healy ’09
Appalachian State

Austin Johnson ’09
Rutgers University

Chris Matagrano ’09
University of
New Hampshire

Tyler McNeely ’10
UNC Greensboro

Lionel Gomis ’11
Siena College

Joe Hart ’12
Lakehead University

Marques Jones ’11
NJIT

Jermaine Myers ’12
Fordham University

Michael Toby ’12
University of Virginia

Elijah Burns '15
Notre Dame

Donovan Wright '15

Cornell University

Jack Rauch '16

Florida Southern

Michael Wiper '16

Haverford College

Zach Kent '17

The University of Tennessee

Matt Turner '17

Santa Clara University

Camps & Clinics

Coach Mantegna's Camps & Clinics

Blair Academy Basketball 'Elite Skill Development Camp' 2018
  • WHO: Serious-minded male and female players (rising 7th to 12th graders)
  • WHEN: June 26-June 28, 2018 (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 (before June 19th); $165 late registration/at the door; group rates available
  • CAMP DIRECTOR: Joe Mantegna, Head Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach at Blair Academy, coachmantegna@gmail.com (862)268-4282 
  • REGISTER: https://joemantegnabasketball.leagueapps.com/camps/648133-elite-camp
Blair Academy Basketball 'Summer FUNdamentals Camp' 2018
  • WHO: Boys and girls in 2nd- to 8th-grades
  • WHEN: July 16-19, 2018 (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 June 30th); $175 late registration/at the door (includes a complimentary Blair Basketball gift); group rates available
  • Family Rate : $120 for each additional sibling
  • CAMP DIRECTOR: Nico Parauda, Head Boys' JV Basketball Coach at Blair Academy, parauni@blair.edu (908)619-3588
  • REGISTER: https://joemantegnabasketball.leagueapps.com/camps/646117-fundamental-basketball

Past Results

2017-2018

Opponent Date Result Score
National Prep Showcase vs. MacDuffie School (MA) @ Albertus Magnus College, New Haven CT
Loss 58-62
Redemption Christian
Win 78-37
Canada Top Flight - Coaches vs. Cancer
Win 81-62
vs.
Trinity Pawling
Win 75-48
Covenant Prep
Win 86-58
Kimball Union Academy (NH) - Hoop Mountain Event @ Babson College
Win 88-55
Cheshire Academy (CT) - Hoop Mountain Event @ Babson College
Win 92-60
Loomis Chaffee School BasketBull Hoopfest @ SouthEnd Community Center - Springfield, MA
Win 70-63
Christian Brothers Academy - HoopGroup Tip Off @ Caldwell College
Win 69-50
vs.
Lawrenceville
Win 67-56
vs.
Canterbury School
Win 64-36
vs.
Hun
Win 71-33
vs.
Pope John
Win 76-58
vs.
Perkiomen School
Loss 49-52
vs.
Peddie
Win 73-53
vs.
Hill School
Win 74-63
vs.
Mercersburg
Win 76-45
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Loss 48-49
vs.
Phelps School
Win 77-60
St. Patrick's - Ottawa
Win 94-33
vs.
Knox School
Win 82-57
Medford Tech @ Bishop Eustace Prep
Win 65-35
Shawnee HS at Bishop Eustace Prep
Win 53-48
Semifinals - MAPLs @ Hun
Win 79-65
Finals - MAPLs @ Hun
Win 68-66
vs.
States (semis), Lawrenceville
Win 77-54
St. Benedict's - States (finals)
Loss 58-59

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

The Four Pillars

Grit - A Blair Basketball player should strive to conduct themselves on and off the court with courage, determination, tenacity and resilience. 

Gratitude - A Blair basketball player should have the perspective to appreciate every day and every opportunity afforded to them.

Joyfulness - A Blair Basketball player should never lose sight of the fact that basketball is only a game and should be at it's core a fun and joyful experience to share with one's teammates.

Selflessness - The Blair Basketball Cause Over Self motto is at the very core of all that we do.  We always value the team over any selfish motives.

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 Moroses

Rhett Moroses (‘13) returns to Blair after completing his degree in Sport Management from Endicott College. He is the Sports Information Director and Head JV Boys' Basketball Coach. He held multiple sports-related internships as a sport management major at Endicott College, including sponsorship and marketing in college athletics, marketing and game day promotions in professional sports, and athletic administration in interscholastic and youth sports. 

While attending Blair, Moroses was a member of the 2012-2013 varsity boys' basketball team under Coach Mantegna. He has experience playing top competition around the country as well as coaching experience in the aau and youth levels of basketball.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Peddie
Home Win 74-56
vs.
Hill School
Away Win 53-47
vs.
Pennington
Away Win 76-70
vs.
Perkiomen School
Home
American Christian
Home
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Pope John
Away
vs.
Covenant College Prep
Away
vs.
Peddie
Away
vs.
Hill School
Home
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Belvidere High School
Home
Executive Charter
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Hun
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

2017-2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Lawrenceville
Win 59-44
vs.
Hun
Win 63-50
vs.
Pope John
Win 66-37
vs.
Peddie
Win 47-30
vs.
Hill School
Loss 49-50
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Loss 20-50
vs.
North Warren
Win 39-29
vs.
Pennington
Win 64-42
vs.
Hill School
Loss 49-55

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

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

 

 

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Peddie
Home Loss 50-53
vs.
Hill School
Away Win 52-28
vs.
Pope John
Away
vs.
Peddie
Away
vs.
Hill School
Home
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
Executive Charter
Home
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Hun
Home

Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

2017-2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Peddie
Win 64-38
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 55-60
vs.
Pope John
Win 51-25
vs.
Hill School
Win 55-22
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Loss 48-60
vs.
North Warren
Win 54-29
vs.
Pennington
Win 62-50
vs.
Hill School
Win 68-35
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 61-71

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.