ASHBURNHAM, Mass. – The defending NEPSAC Class AA champions could very well stand in the winner’s circle again come next March. Cushing Academy won it all last March on a buzzer-beater, completing a comeback from being down by double digits with a few minutes left. This time around, if they win it all again, they might not need that kind of drama, although they certainly won’t be prohibitive favorites.
Cushing will probably have the best backcourt in Class AA, and it starts with recent Syracuse commit Kaleb Joseph (6’3″ Sr. PG, Nashua (NH)). Simply put, the long guard is just what a team like this needs: he’s still hungry, still working and very committed to leading this team. There’s no entitlement in him; in fact, before the workout, he wasn’t delegating the task of setting up the court to the freshmen, as he was leading the charge himself. This is a young man who wants another championship and wants to get better, and it was all in evidence as he showed a better jumper and his team kept on winning during game action.