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Our Weekend Recaps

ZG Nationals Boys Finals - Massachusetts - 06/09-06/11/2023

3/4th Grade – The littlest team had the biggest weekend of all. This team made it all the way to the championship game on Sunday in the ZG Finals. They played incredible all weekend long, showing lots of determination and grit…even while playing short-handed during the championship with 7 players. They were led by Luke Caruso, who was a man amongst boys grabbing boards left and right, finishing loads of layups at the rim. Calvin Mercuri and Drew Barnes were the two lead guards, creating great ball movement on offense and capitalizing on lots of open shots. It was a phenomenal way to end the season for the youngest group in the program. We cannot wait for this team to blossom into its future.

2026 Black – The freshmen capped off the spring with a winning record, continuing the spring by showing flashes of their potential during multiple games this weekend. The team continues to be anchored by Josh Tripp, but it was the dominance of Peyton Larrabee that really put the team over the edge. He dominated on the glass and created many second chance opportunities for the team. According to Coach Denton, “This was the best ball movement I’ve ever seen this team have. It was a consolidated team effort, even the other coaches were complimenting their team play during the middle of the game.” Weston Hickman and Brendan O’Keefe contributed by scoring on the back end of a lot of these plays. This was a fantastic feeder for them into their final weekend in Pennsylvania, coming in July.

2026 Blue - they had their best weekend to date, finishing the weekend on a 5-1 record, only losing by 5 to a strong Boston squad with only 6 players on our bench. Sam Prescott had an outstanding weekend, finishing with 4 steals per game and doubled the amount in points just on fast breaks alone. Bryce Ballou had a great playoff weekend, being the point guard, the team needed...always finding the open man while opening the beginning of defensive possessions in aggressive fashion. Collin Langer had his best game of the season during the final game, finishing with 18 points and 15 rebounds. 

2025 – The 2025 group continues to show growth and that was on full display this past weekend. They followed up their best weekend in PA with an even better weekend in the ZG Finals. They made it all the way to the semi-finals after some very tough and gritty wins showing some incredible composure, winning 3 straight games in the finals 4 minutes of each game.  In the first matchup of the weekend, they erased a double-digit deficit in the final 4 minutes, highlighted by some clutch plays by several players. Mike Flerra continues to shine, having an outstanding spring and displaying the fact he loves the big moments. Flerra made a clutch triple to cut the deficit to 3 and then proceeded to steal the ball on the ensuing possession on the other end and got fouled on a pull up three attempt just to calmly walk up to the line and drain all 3 FTs to tie the game (he also iced the quarterfinal game vs QSB out of Queens, NY nailing both FTs on the 1&1 in the final seconds. He averaged 23pts a game over the weekend). The game was won with a big time defensive play by the teams glue guy Josh Ozog, who does the dirty work for this team and did it again with a big time steal, ripping the ball from the opposition and then finding Noah Morrison (whom had his best weekend to date), who drove to the rim with a impressive finish in traffic to put the game away in the final seconds. All weekend long Morrison was locked in, shooting the ball from deep well and finding his teammates with some impressive assist.

2024 – Varsity once again walked away from the weekend with a winning record and once again Stephen Gitau put on an absolute show playing above the rim with countless highlight reel plays. Gitau has garnered a lot of attention this spring and rightfully so, because you don’t walk away from watching the 2024 team without being in awe of his athleticism. This weekend however he had some help as Zac Castonguay was more than happy to play the role of table setter, as the two connected on several alley-oops over the weekend and were dubbed Co-players of the game multiple times by ZG and properly nicknamed the “dynamic duo”. Castonguay uses his lightning-fast speed to create space and once the help comes, he’s more than ready to find an open teammate with his elite vision. You will have trouble finding a faster player with the ball in his hands. The most impressive win during the weekend was over RIMW out of Rhode Island, where they erased a 20 pt first half deficit to storm all the way back and win 79-73, continuing to average 70+ pts a game.

The Summit at Spooky Nook - 05/19-05/21/2023

2027 - The 8th graders continue to take leaps as the spring goes on, utilizing their defensive IQ and ability to back their identity. Collectively, they had one of the best defenses in the division, led by Sean Collins and Evan Linscott all weekend. Collins also had a breakout performance, putting up 15 points on 100% shooting with 4 steals and 6 rebounds during the final game of play. Daniel Karavanic has consistently been a leader for this squad, as he averaged 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game through the 4-game weekend set. 

2026 – Josh Tripp continues to shine for this group, being a steady hand running the offense. You would be hard pressed to find a better PG in all NHIAA for this class. Also having a good weekend for 2026 was Nathan Johnson and Jordan Strout. Strout is a do-it-all glue guy who doesn’t mind doing the dirty work and competes on D, he also showed off an improving shot from deep nailing several key threes in the win on Sunday versus a tough Boyz II Men team. Johnson meanwhile is a versatile player who can attack the rim and has an arsenal of mid-range moves to put the ball in the hole, he also is a tremendous passer which was showcased with several highlight reel passes into tight windows. Brayden Pierce and Harrison Murphy led the way for 9th Blue, posting double figures in each of their three games over the weekend.

2025 – The 2025 group had their best weekend to date down in PA. The group displayed great ball movement and unselfish play. As a group they flew around on defense creating countless turnovers. Leading the way was 6’2 wingman out of Milford, Will O’Connell and 6’0 combo guard, Mike Flerra. O’Connell continues to get better, and this weekend he displayed confidence in his game that helped him take it to the next level. His ability to attack the rim and get to the hoop, combined with an improving outside shot makes him a tough guard with his length. Flerra got the weekend started with a 26-point performance which included six triples. He has been a steady performer throughout the spring and someone who does it on both ends of the floor, amassing 9 steals and 3 charges taken over the weekend.

2024 – The Varsity team continues to get it done, leaving PA with a winning record over some elite competition. This group plays hard and plays fast, getting out in transition and flying up the court. Several players were recognized by media on hand as standout performers over the weekend (see here: https://www.cityofbasketballlove.com/news_article/show/1273872). Among those highlighted in the article include long time One Dreamers Stephen Gitau, Jalen Reese, Isaac Ynfante and Jackson Rosa.

New Hampshire States - 05/06-05/07/2023

One Dream showcased a majority of its teams to compete in NH states which took place in many venues throughout the state. The major headline for the program included 4 teams who competed in the championships for the weekend, (6th White, 7th, 9th Black, 9th Blue). Below are some highlights of those teams:

2026 - Josh Tripp led 9th Black all weekend, being a force on both ends, averaging 30 minutes a game played. Additionally, he chipped in double figures every game, with over 5 assists per game as well. Brendan O'Keefe knocked down 13 threes throughout the weekend, seeming unstoppable in the catch and shoot game. For 9th Blue, Brayden Pierce put on a clinic, averaging just over 22 points per game through 4 weekend outings. On top of this, he was able to pull down rebound after rebound, pushing the pace almost every time down.

7th - For Coach Baylee's team, they continued their success by putting on a great showing this weekend. Ethan Conaway was the standout from this squad, dishing out dimes left and right, while being an all-around defensive star for all four of their games. He was also able to get to the rim at will. Each win this weekend was team-oriented and every player did their part.

6th White - Although taking a tough championship loss, this team played extremely well in bracket play, and everyone contributed. Luka Prodanovic was a lights-out shooter, converting on 2 threes per game, also dishing the rock to his teammates when they spotted open. Harry Kehaias was a menace on the defensive end, pulling down steal after steal and being able to get to the rim at will. Stephen Barnes was a tenacious rebounder, pulling down 10+ boards in multiple games and pushing the offense like no one's business. 

ZGXL Live in Atlantic City - 4/28-4/30/2023

One Dream's elite teams traveled again, this time to Atlantic City, NJ to continue ZGXL's Live Period Circuit. 

2027 - Daniel Karavanic led the way, scoring in a variety of ways en route to a 15 points per game weekend. His pace of play was unmatched for the big, going up and down the lane with ease. Facing full-court press defense all weekend, Tommy Brabazon handled the pressure extremely well, dishing out assist after assist finding the open guy. The 5'5" guard also displayed his flashy finishes at the rim, scoring efficiently and drawing fouls at will. 

2026 – Josh Tripp was a poised floor general who always made the right decision and continues to showcase his ability to anchor a team on both ends of the floor. He also displayed his willingness to rebound, grabbing over 30 boards in four games. Tripp can score in vast variety of ways, whether it’s a floater in the lane, elbow pull-ups or spotting up from deep; he just continues shine game in and game out. Weston Hickman had a good weekend scoring in a variety of ways and showed his ability to finish with both hands at the rim.

2025 – Isaiah Reese was an absolute stud all weekend, scoring double figures in all 4 games which included a 25point performance in a come from behind win over NY Select Basketball Academy. The Phillip Exeter Academy commit was just as good on the defensive end of the floor, erasing the other team’s best player and playing with an unmatched physicality. Others contributing who played well were Cayden Deleon, who flashed his ability to find the open man dishing out 20+ assists over the weekend and had some strong finishes at the rim. Ryan Elliott had multiple double digit scoring performances.

2024 – David Roy was brilliant all weekend long, highlighted by a 30-point performance including 8 3's, he also chipped in 5 assists as well. David was consistent all weekend long for the Varsity team who went 3-1 on the weekend and continued their strong play averaging 80+ points a game so far on the spring. Also playing well were Matt Canavan and Stephen Gitau, both of whom displayed their long-range shooting ability. Gitau scored 25 points in a win versus the NY Jayhawks; where he finished above the rim and knocked down 5 3’s. Canavan, in addition to his shooting ability, displayed his defensive versatility guarding multiple positions and had 8 blocks over the weekend.

ZGXL KICKOFF, FITCHBURG RECAP - 04/21-04/23/2023

One Dream's high school rosters were set to go for the beginning of the ZGXL circuit, this weekend in Fitchburg, MA at Game On. Playing in front of college coaches all weekend, D1-D3, varsity did not disappoint. Playing short-staffed, they managed to pull away a couple close games and many players caught the eyes of surrounding Division III coaches. C/O 2023 Matt Canavan put up two 20-point performances, while 2024 Kayden LaClair was stellar on the defensive end, racking up 13 steals over the course of four games this weekend. 9th Black (15u ZGXL) went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend, all playing team ball finding the open man every time down the floor. C/O 2026 Josh Tripp was an outstanding floor general all weekend, pacing the flow of the game and hitting teammates in transition as often as possible, and Nate Johnson came up with multiple clutch buckets down the stretch to close out close games all weekend.

NERR HOOPFEST RECAP - 04/15-04/16/2023

One Dream's elite teams performed at the annual New England Recruiting Report classic. All teams played in Division One and competed all the way throughout. Varsity was the highlight team of the weekend, finishing with a winning record and making it into bracket play. C/O 2023 Stephen Gitau, Great Bay College commit, finished highlight play after highlight play, throwing down hammers and finishing above the rim almost all weekend. Visit the Varsity team's tab to watch those highlights! 2027 Chris Boyd also averaged 15 points per game through three games, draining threes left and right. 

EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA RECAP - 04/08/2023

One Dream's first weekend in 2023 was a success! The one-day warmup took place throughout New Hampshire and many teams finished 2-0 on the day. 2028's CJ Andal put up 22 points in an 11-point win over EVO for one of Zero Gravity's premier matchups of the weekend. 2026 Brayden Pierce also chipped in 24 points in a blowout win over New England Storm. 2029 Caleb Daignault knocked down a game-winning pull-up three with 20 seconds left to give 6th White the 1-point win to bring them to 2-0. Great efforts across the board and was a fantastic kick-off to the spring.