|TARCZEWSKI vs. NOEL: Class of 2012|
Written by: Prospect-Central
The Tilton School (Tilton, NH) squared off against St. Mark's (Southborough, MA) last week for the NEPSAC Class AA Championship from Endicott College and the game featured two of the best centers in all of high school. The Tilton School's Nerlens Noel and St. Mark's Kaleb Tarczewski are both ranked in the Top 10 for the Class of 2012 and they both will represent the USA at the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit this simmer. This is not the first time they have battled each other, nor will it be the last. If everything goes as expected, this could wind up being one of the better big-man rivalries for years to come.
While Nerlens Noel (uncommitted) and Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona) are the two stars of their respected teams, they both have some nice players surrounding them as well. Iowa State commit Georges Niang actually led Tilton in scoring with 19 points and University of Michigan commit Nick Stauskas led St Mark's with 19 as well. No one knows exactly what the future holds for Noel & Tarczewski, but judging by their current play and future potential, it's safe to assume they will be playing in the NBA relatively soon. It's ultimately up to both of them as to whom has the better career, but for the time being, why don't you decide.* Below is the entire game between The Tilton School vs. St. Mark's filmed on March 5th, 2012 by The Basketball Diary.
Tilton School ( New Hampshire ) Roster (Black): #2Caleb Unni #3Nerlens Noel #4Wayne Selden #5Evandro Bildau #10Ben King #11Domonique Bull (University of Missouri) #12Goodluck Okonoboh #20Georges Niang (Iowa State University) #24Mike Swanson #25Brandon Bibbs #31Cameron Durley #33John Witkowski #35Ignacio Ballve Garcia #42Kevin Crescenzi (Dartmouth College) #52Kyle Holmquist-Parker
St Mark's School ( Massachusetts ) Roster (White): #2Jaymie Spears #15Aaron McClean #20Austin Cave #21Nick Stauskas (University of Michigan) #22Neeraj Mahey #23Zach Twitchell #24Eric Green (College of the Holy Cross) #32 Daryl Scales #33Kaleb Tarczewski (University of Arizona) #34Bolaji Ekhator #35Aaron Falzon #44Elias Lubick