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
New Hampton, NH - A short-handed New Hampton team dropped a tough contest to a well-coached Worcester Academy team in front of a packed Smith Gymnasium.
New Hamtpon was led by Northeastern commit Tyson Walker '19 (Westbury, NY) who finished with 23, Max Davis '19 (Oakland, CA) who chipped in 17, and Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey) who notched 10.
The Huskies are back in action Friday when they travel to Phillips Exeter Academy.
New Hampton, NH - In front of a raucous crowd, New Hampton jumped out to an early lead over the visiting Pandas of Lee Academy and held the guests at bay for a 100-75 win. The visitors battled back and made a late push, but the Huskies were able to use their transition attack to open the game up.
The Huskies used a balanced attack as five Huskies reached the double figure plateau. Leading the way was Junior Dyondre Dominguez (Providence, RI) who led all scorers with 26 pts. Northeastern commit Tyson Walker '19 (Westbury, NY) finished with 18 pts, Bas Leyte '20 (Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands) added 15, Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey) chipped in with 12 pts, and Nebraska commit Mika Adams-Woods '19 (Syracuse, NY) rounded things off with 11.
New Hampton also received solid contributions from Trey Hall '20 (Willimantic, CT), Chance Jackson '19 (Tampa, FL), and Max Davis '19 (Oakland, CA).
The Huskies are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Kimball Union Academy for a Lakes Region showdown.
Springfield, MA - The Huskies rallied from a second half deficit to enter winter break at 8-2 against a tough TRC Academy team. Wrapping up a stretch which saw the Huskies play five games in nine days, New Hampton came back to grind out a win against the Toronto based team.
The front line proved to be too much for the Wolfpack as New Hampton's bigs Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey, Bas Leyte '20 (Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands), and Trey Hall '20 (Wilimantic, CT) wore down the undersized TRC squad. Northeastern pledge Tyson Walker '19 (Westbury, NY) sealed the game with a big steal and Juniors Marcus Peterson '20 (Bristol, NH) and Kerem Ozturk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey) provided a spark off the bench that proved crucial down the stretch.
New Hampton's next game will be against Lee Academy at home on January 5th.
A native of Burlington VT, Nick attended Boise State University where he graduated with a BA in English Education. After graduating, Nick went on to work at Drew School in San Francisco where he was an Assistant Director of Admissions, English Faculty member, and the Head Varsity Basketball Coach. Following his time at Drew, Nick worked at the University of San Francisco where he served as the Director of Basketball Operations. During his time at USF, the Dons placed multiple athletes on the West Coast Conference All-Academic Team and USF climbed to a 21-12 record, a second place finish in the WCC, and an appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.
During his tenure at New Hampton, Coach Whitmore has coached the eventual 24thoverall pick in the NBA Draft in Tyler Lydon and has seen 27 players go on to play Division I basketball. Coach Whitmore has won the NEPSAC AAA Regular Season Championship and reached the NEPSAC AAA Championship game.
Andrew Gale comes from the University of Vermont where he worked for four years; first as the lead student manager and then as the Graduate Assistant Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team. During his time at UVM, the Catamounts won an America East Championship, had the longest winning streak in the country during the 2016-2017 Season, went undefeated in the America East Conference, and earned four post season bids; one to the NCAA Tournament, one to the NIT and two to the CBI. While completing his graduate work, he served as an Academic Advisor by helping players manage their coursework while competing at the Division I level.
Andrew was born and raised in Williston, Vermont. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Andrew is also a teacher in the math department and the Head of House in Lewis. He spends his summers on Lake Champlain in Vermont with his friends and family.
A Volunteer Assistant Coach since 2011, Coach Scheinman brings tremendous knowledge and passion to the program with 25 years of college basketball coaching experience. Most recently, Scheinman was the Head Coach at Plymouth State University from 1999 to 2010 where he coached New Hampton School Head Coach Pete Hutchins '01. A 1984 graduate of Marist College, he was the basketball manager for the Red Foxes before serving as an assistant coach for 11 years at Keene State, Fairleigh Dickinson, and St. Joseph's of Maine. His 14 years as a Head Coach included stints at St Joe’s (92-93 NAIA NE Champions, played in NAIA National tournament), New England College (96-99), and Plymouth State. His PSU teams earned five ECAC postseason bids and one NCAA Tournament bid (2003-04). He has a career record of 229-149, was twice voted New Hampshire Division III Coach of the Year, and received the Doggie Julian Award in 2002 from the New England Basketball Coaches Association for distinguished service to NE college basketball.