The Men's Varsity A Basketball Program is recognized as one of the premiere prep school programs in the country. It is an elite team that attracts top student-athletes from all over the country and the world, molds them into a tight, cohesive unit, and prepares them for success on the court and in the classroom in college. With a strong focus on skill development and playing the "right way," New Hampton School players are ready for the rigors of college. Players are given every opportunity to showcase their skills to college coaches, and with the help of the coaching staff, work to find the appropriate college destination. The Varsity A team also strives to teach student athletes how to be exemplary students and productive members of the New Hampton community.
The Huskies are led by Head Coach Nick Whitmore. Whitmore has a combined seventeen years of coaching experience at the high school, AAU, and collegiate level. Prior to his arrival at New Hampton, Whitmore coached at the University of San Francisco where he helped lead the Dons to a 21-12 record, a second place WCC finish, and a berth in the National Invitation Tournament. Before joining Rex Walters’ staff at USF, Whitmore served as the Head Basketball Coach at Drew School in San Francisco, co-founded the AAU program Bay City Basketball, and was a part of the basketball programs at the University of Rhode Island and Boise State University. In his first season as Head Coach, Whitmore led the Huskies to a 22-9 record.
Husky Basketball has a strong tradition of sending its athletes to play at the next level.
Currently there are former Huskies playing at the following Division One schools:
Arizona State University
University of Central Florida
Central Michigan University
University of Denver
George Washington University
University of Massachusetts
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of Northern Colorado
University of Pennsylvania
University of San Francisco
St. Mary’s College (CA)
The NBA has been a destination for former Huskies, too. The 2017 NBA Draft featured Husky Tyler Lydon ’17 who was selected as the 24th overall pick out of Syracuse University. The 9th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, current Portland Trail Blazer Noah Vonleh ’13, spent 2 years at New Hampton before heading to Indiana University. The ACC’s 2012 Freshman of the year and 2015 ACC first teamer Olivier Hanlan ’13 was a second round draft pick by the Utah Jazz. Darius Songaila '98 was a Boston Celtics 2nd-round draft pick in 2002. Rashad McCants '00 was a lottery pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Other Huskies who earned opportunities in the NBA include: Bernard Robinson '00, Awvee Storey '97 Lawrence Moten '91 (also the all-time leading scorer in the Big East), and Cuonzo Martin ’91.
New Hampton prides itself on attracting student-athletes who love the game. Many former HUSKIES continue to make basketball their career.
Huskies Coaching DI basketball Include:
Ed Cooley ’89 - Head Coach, Providence
Kenya Hunter ’91 - Assistant Coach, UCONN
Peter Hutchins '01 - Assistant Coach, Dartmouth College
Cuonzo Martin ’91 - Head Coach, Missouri
Wes Miller ’02 - Head Coach, UNCG
Chris Parsons ’92 - Assistant Coach, UNC Greensboro
Michael Roberts ’00 - Assistant Coach, UNC Greensboro
Todd Townsend ’01 - Assistant Coach, UW-Milwaukee
Four NHS Alumni Work for NBA Organizations:
Chris Wallace '77 - General Manager, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Kroenke ’99 – President, Denver Nuggets
Todd Checovich ’03 - Basketball Operations Coordinator, Minnesota Timberwolves
Pat Knight - Scout, Indiana Pacers