Ryan Daye working his way toward Wingate, coming back to NC from the New England prep school route

Posted by Andy Durham on April 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm under College, High School | Read the First Comment

Courtesy of our New England connection:

Over the years, there have been a number of Triad kids that have taken the NE Prep School route……Here is the update with Ryan Daye now ready to play after his stay in New England…..Ryan Daye – Elon Academy -was at Kimball Union this year – now will be at Wingate University next year

The Complete list of New England connection commuters, from our contacts’ computers:

Robby Reid – Mt Airy/NC Gaters/Phillips Exeter – Currently playing for the
University of Rochester

Chris Applegate – High Point Central/Phillips Exeter – Currently playing for Trinity
University in Hartford

Alex King – FCDS – Phillips Exeter (football and basketball) – Currently playing
football at Duke

Marcus Cain – Parkland High School – Northfield Mt Hermon – Will be wrestling for
Duke next year

Anthony Nusdeo – High Point Central – Kimball Union – UNCG (did not play – possible injury….)

Ryan Daye – Elon Academy – Kimball Union – Wingate next year

Tommy Carpenter – Reynolds – Northfield Mt Hermon – Senior next year, offered by Brown and Holy Cross, undecided

Reggie Perkins – Western Guilford – Phillips Exeter PG next year – Ivy interest

A lots been written over the past year or two about local private schools becoming
more important in basketball, but a number of kids are finding their way to New
England to play.


  • Reggie Perkins said,

    A lot of the prep schools have scholarship money and are looking for quality Student/Athletes. The opportunity is there if you are willing to leave home and deal with the cold weather..We have been contacted by two schools in the Patriot League already; the extra year of academics and weight training will have him better prepared for the rigors of balancing the ball and the books once he goes to college. I only wish that I had known about it earlier. I would at least have let him do 2 years of prep school.