PEA Basketball Alum News

Duncan Robinson ’13 NESCAC Player of the Week at Williams

December 3, 2013

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Curtis Arsenault ’13 LEC Rookie of the Week at Plymouth State

December 3, 2013

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MIT Basketball Also Dancing This Weekend

March 15, 2012

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Josh Owens (Exeter '07) Earns PAC-12 Honors

March 15, 2012

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Willhite Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year

March 9, 2012

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Exeter Alums Square Off In Ivy Play

March 4, 2011

Four recent Exonians competed in an Ivy League basketball game at Dartmouth College on March 4th. Big Green Captain Ronnie Dixon was the featured student athlete in Dartmouth's Senior Night Program. Senior Dan Mavraides leads Princeton atop the Ivy League entering the last weekend of Ivy play prior to the NCAA Tournament selection. Princeton defeated Dartmouth 70-52 in the contest.

(L-R) Showly Nicholson (PEA,'12), James Herring (PEA,'10), Coach Jay Tilton (front), Coach Tom Seidenberg (rear), Coach Malcolm Wesselink, Dan Mavraides (PEA,'07), Ronnie Dixon (PEA,'07) & Jabari Trotter (PEA,'08)

Pierce '05 Sets New All-Time Scoring Record at Tufts

February 12, 2010

Here is a link to two stories on Jon Pierce in and the

Class of 2009: News on Kates and Bartelstein

November 30, 2009

Here are 2 links to stories on recent alums:

Mitchell Kates is named MIT COOP Athlete of the week (November 23, 2009) from

Josh Bartelstein gets ready for his first season at Michigan from

Recent Exonian Inductees into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame

On October 9, 2009, five Exonians were inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The inductees were:

 Category  Inductee
 Girls Prep School Coach  Rick Mahoney: PEA girls basketball coach from 1983-2009
 Boys Prep School Player  Paul Dufour  ’76:  PEA’s second leading single-season scorer (30.2 points per game) behind only Peter Kelley ’59 (30.7 ppg)
 Scholar Athlete

 Chuck Hamblet: PEA boys basketball coach from 1975-1983
 Gregg Frame ’90: PEA’s third leading single season scoring leader (28.7 ppg); captain of 89-90 team; All-Ivy League and team captain at Dartmouth
 Bob Weston  ’82   Amherst College 1982-86

 Previous Inductees
 John Humphrey ’84   Inducted in 2006.  Middlebury College 1984-88. Broke Middlebury College career scoring record.  NCAA D-III All American 1988.
 Matt Hancock ’86   Inducted in 2004.  Colby College 1986-90.  All time leading scorer at Colby.  NCAA D-III All American 1988, 1989, and 1990.  First New England D-III National Player of the Year 1990.

l to r: Rick Hamblet '87, Chuck Hamblet, Rick Mahoney '61, Malcolm
Wesselink, Bob Weston '82, Paul Dufour '76, Gregg Frame '90, Tim
Flaherty '82, Mike Mahoney '88

Class of 2009: Where They Are Competing Next Year

May, 2009

Here's a rundown on where basketball athletes from the class of 2009 are now planning to attend college:

 Mitchell Kates  M.I.T.
 Cody Mivshek  University of Portland
 Greg St. Jean  Wesleyan University
 Rob Reid  University of Rochester
 Josh Bartelstein  University of Michigan
 Pat Donnelly  Brown University (football)
 Telef Lundevall  Brown University (football)
Here's a story on Josh Bartelstein's decision to join the Michigan squad from (U. of Michigan sports site).

Submitted by Coach Tilton

Alumni Players Return to Join Current Class

May 9, 2009

Thirteeen alums returned to join current players in a great reunion of basketball athletes. There was a reception in the Tad Jones room following the game.

FRONT ROW: Nate Schwarze '08, Mitchell Kates '09, Pat Donnelly '09, Greg Newton '10, Showly Nicholson '12, Rob Reid '09, Cody Mivshek '09
SECOND ROW: Chris Applegate '08, Reggie Willhite '08, Alex King '08, Jabari Trotter '08, Ronnie Dixon '07, Sam Mason '07, Idris McClain '03
THIRD ROW: Jamie Karraker '08, Max Gordon '08, Jon Pike '08, John Squires '08, Jon Pierce '05, Kelly Coder '04
BACK ROW: Coach Noah Clarke, Coach Malcolm Wesselink, Josh Bartelstein '09, Coach Jay Tilton, Zachary Morris

Jabari Trotter '08: Rookie of the Week at Dartmouth

December, 2008

Trotter is off to great start in his first season with Dartmouth. For more details, see this story on

Class of 2008: Where They Are Competing Next Year

September, 2008

Here's a rundown on where basketball athletes from the class of 2008 are now planning to attend college:

 Chris Applegate  Trinity
 Vaughan Coder  Cal Berkeley (Crew)
 Andy Goessling  MIT
 Max Gordon  Carnegie Mellon
 Jamie Karraker  MIT
 Alex King  Duke (FB/BB)
 Raoul Oloa  Skidmore
 Jon Pike  Trinity
 Nate Schwarze  Rice
 John Squires  Bates (FB/BB)
 Jabari Trotter  Dartmouth
 Reggie Willhite  Yale

Submitted by Coach Tilton

Vanderbilt Scholarship Awarded to Duffy

Joe Duffy '07 was recently awarded a basketball scholarship in his sophomore season with the Vanderbilt Commodores. Assistant Coach Dan Muller on Duffy's contribution:  "Joe is a great teammate and competitor. We are very excited that he is part of our program."

Joe Duffy (PEA '07) and Exeter Coach Jay Tilton visit after the Commodore's practice. 

Exeter Alums Marching to the Madness

"March Madness" will hit cities across the country this week as 64 NCAA Men's Division I basketball teams set their sights on the 2008 National Championship. While the nets will be cut down in San Antonio on April 7,  there's plenty of hoop interest brewing on the Phillips Exeter campus these days. For the first time in school history, Phillips Exeter will be represented by three former basketball players in the NCAA Tournament. Dan Nelms, Joe Duffy and Josh Owens will be competing with their respective teams when the tournament tips off this weekend; but within the past two years, they went to battle on the hardwood donning an Exeter uniform. Here's a look at each player.
DAN NELMS, PEA '06, is a 6'9" center for # 10 seed Davidson College. Davidson holds the nation's longest win streak at 22 consecutive games, including the Southern Conference Championship win a week ago. Davidson will meet #7 Gonzaga in the first round of the tournament. With an upset, Nelms and his Davidson teammates would likely meet Georgetown for a chance to reach the Sweet Sixteen. Nelms excelled in both basketball and soccer during his postgraduate year at Phillips Exeter.

Check out Nelms on Davidson team making it to Sweet 16 story in
JOE DUFFY, PEA '07, is a 6'8" forward for #4 seed Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt recently defeated the University of Tennessee, knocking them out of their #1 national ranking. Duffy and his teammates will face #13 Siena in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Tampa, FL. During his postgraduate year at Phillips Exeter, Duffy played center, averaging fifteen points and nine rebounds per game.
JOSH OWENS, PEA '07, is a 6'9" forward for #3 seed Stanford University. Stanford will face #14 Cornell in the opening round of the tournament. Stanford has held a top ten national ranking for several weeks as they enter the tournament. Owens, who was ranked one of the top 150 forwards nationally while at Phillips Exeter, served as a two year captain and teamed up with Nelms as a junior and Duffy during his senior year.

Check out Owens photo from 2008 NCAA tournament in

Submitted by Coach Tilton

College Alums Take to the Court

January 26, 2008

Exeter alumns competed head to head in a NESCAC battle between Tufts University and Bates College. Following the game, the rivalry was put aside to share a few memories between five former Exeter players and Coach Jay Tilton.

Photo: From left; Pat Halloran (PEA '04, Senior Capt., Bates), Jake Kaplan (PEA '04, Brandeis Univ), Ryan O'Keefe (PEA '04, Senior Captain, Tufts), Jon Pierce (PEA '05, Tufts), Sam Mason (PEA '07, Tufts) and Coach Jay Tilton.

Submitted by Coach Tilton