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 - New Hampton advanced to the semi-finals with tonight's victory over a well-coached and skilled Bridgton Academy team. New Hampton jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they used an unselfish brand of basketball to break down the opponents defense.
New Hampton was led by Bas Leyte '20 (Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands) and Max Davis '19 (Oakland, CA) who led all scorers with 21 points each. Northeastern commit Tyson Walker '19 (Westbury, NY) also reached the 20 point plateau. Mika Adams-Woods '19 (Syracuse, NY) chipped in 16 pts, 9 assists, and 9 rebounds while George Tsikopoulous '19 (Athens, Greece) chipped in 10.
The Huskies are back in action Saturday at 2pm when they travel across the lake to face off against the two seed Brewster Academy Bobcats.
New Hampton, NH - The Huskies finished out their home slate with a convincing win over a tough Commonwealth Academy squad. Despite an early lead, the guests battled back and cut it to two points at one point in the second half. The Huskies used inspired play over the last ten minutes to secure the victory.
All of New Hampton's seniors scored in the contest and they were paced by Max Davis '19 (Oakland, CA) with 22 and Bas Leyte '20 (Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands) who finished with 19. Also joining them in double digits were Mika Adams-Woods '19 (Syracuse, NY) who added 19 and Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey) who rounded things out with 16.
The Huskies will face Bridgton Academy Wednesday in the first round of the NEPSAC AAA playoffs.
Oakdale, CT - New Hampton battled to the wire but ran out of gas during the second over time against a hot St. Thomas More team. Despite having opportunities to put the game away in regulation and the first overtime, New Hampton was unable to convert and get stops at crucial moments.
New Hampton was led by Bas Leyte '20 (Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands) who notched another double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds, Tyson Walker '19 (Westbury, NY) who added 24 points, and Mika Adams-Woods '19 (Syracuse, NY) who ended the game with 18. Husky Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey) notched 11 rebounds and 9 points.
The Huskies are back in action tomorrow for their final home game when they face Commonwealth Academy at 4pm.
New Hampton, NH - In front of a terrific home crowd, the Huskies jumped out to an early lead and never looked back against Lee Academy. In a game that saw all eleven Huskies score, the team notched a season high 27 assists on the evening.
The New Hampton offense was led by Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey) who led all Huskies with 16 pts, Bas Leyte '20 (Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands) added 14, and Marcus Peterson '20 (Bristol, NH) chipped in with 12, and Mika Adams-Woods '19 (Syracuse, NY) rounded out the double-digit scoring with 10. George Tsikopoulous '19 (Athens, Greece) had a season high 8 points and Connor Strambi '19 (San Mateo, CA) played well on both ends of the floor.
New Hampton is back in action tomorrow when they face Tilton School for the championship at 6pm.
New Hampton, NH - For the second game in as many days, the Huskies jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Paced by Sloan MVP winner Mika Adams-Woods '19 (Syracuse, NY) and his 31 points, New Hampton used a potent attack to defeat a tenacious and gritty Tilton team.
Four Huskies reached double-digits with Bas Leyte '20 (Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands), Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey), and Max Davis '19 (Oakland, CA) also reaching that plateau. Northeastern commit Tyson Walker '19 (Westbury, NY) provided valuable minutes off the bench.
The Huskies return to action Wednesday when they travel to St. Thomas More for the NEPSAC AAA regular season finale against St. Thomas More.
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.