Acton-Boxborough Boys Basketball: News

Monday, September 1

The A-B Basketball Ice Bucket Challenge!!On Wednesday August 13th I accepted the ice bucket challenge from my son Quinn.  Some eager Colonial hoop campers helped out.  In addition to challenging my coaching staff and returning players to accept the same challenge, we have also made a donation towards ALS research on behalf of the A-B boys basketball program and Colonial Hoop Clinics.
Ryan Mullin named new JV coach:  Ryan Mullin has been appointed the new JV coach for the program.  Ryan replaces Patrick Grucela who stepped down after eight seasons as the JV coach and before that one season as a varsity assistant.  Coach Mullin previously was an assistant coach at Nashoba Regional High School and The Groton School under former A-B assistant coach Jon Lesage.  Most recently Ryan was an assistant at Maynard High School to long time head coach Paul Howes.  Coach Mullin is currently a special education teacher in Waltham.  Welcome Coach Mullin to the A-B basketball program!
2014-2015 Schedule - The dates and times  are not finalized but the opponents are set. Here are highlights of next year's schedule:
  • 22 games, including a new Christmans Tournament (see below)
  • The Acton Roche Bros Roundball Classic with Somerville, Needham and Haverhill as the three other teams.
  • Home and home series with Xaverian High School of the Catholic Conference.
  • Additional non-league game at St. Peter-Marian.
  • Two DCL Large games against league newcomer Cambridge Rindge & Latin.

2014-2015 Varsity Captains:  Congratulations to Brett Rutyna, Ryan Graziano and Reid Larsen on being named varsity team captains for next season.
A-B has accepted an invitation to play in the Commonwealth Motors Christmas Classic to be played at Merrimack College.  The Commonwealth Classic, formerly known as the Greater Lawrence Christmas Tournament, has been around for decades and is consistently one of the strongest most well attended holiday tournaments in the region.  Specific dates will be announced next month and opponents will be decided in September.  Other teams participating include Central Catholic, Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, Salem (NH), North Andover, and Pinkerton (NH).  The tournament twitter account is @MVhoopsguru
2014 College Choices: Congratulations to the senior members of class of 2014 on their college selections.  Alex Boyd will be attending George Washington University.  Nnamdi Udokwu will be attending UMass-Lowell and Patrick Kyoyetera will be attending Umass-Boston.  
END OF SEASON BANQUET: The banquet was held on March 13th at the Maynard Elks.  The four seniors (Alex Boyd, Eustaquio Carvalho, Nnamdi Udokwu and Patrick Kyoyetera) were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the program.  Varsity team MVP was Nnamdi Udokwu.  The Steve Shook Memorial Award was presented to Alex Boyd.  
COLONIALS SEASON ENDS IN 1st ROUND: Worcester South played a strong game at both ends of the floor and beat A-B 65-49 in the first round of the state tournament.  For details click on the SCHEDULES & RESULTSlink on the left and then "State Tourney Game".  A-B wraps up its season at 11-11.