Elite 8: Boarding Schools Were Well Represented

Elite 8: Boarding Schools Were Well RepresentedThis is the the first of a couple of posts noting the participation of boarding school players in the Elite Eight and the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Prep schools (New England schools especially) play some of the best boys high school basketball out there. It’s always impressive to see the number of prep school players on college basketball rosters of the highest level.

Players (by college, then, prep school) on the roster of the four teams eliminated this past weekend:

North Carolina

P.J. Hairston (Hargrave Military)


Brady Heslip (New Hampton)


Michael Carter-Williams (St. Andrews, RI)

C.J. Fair (Brewster)

Russ DeRemmer (Worcester Academy)

Matt Tomaszewski (Holderness)


Erik Murphy (St. Mark’s)

Will Yeguete (Florida Air)

Photo credit: mvongrue via Creative Commons

Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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