Orangeville Prep sends 8 players to NCAA for 2020-21 season

Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe Oklahoma State commit. Photo by Chris McKee.

Orangeville Prep has become the premier high school program north of the border.

High school and AAU basketball can often be filled with grown men promising the world to teenagers and not delivering on their end of the bargain. The good news is, there are coaches and programs that actually deliver on what they’re selling and help their players live out their dreams.

In just a few short years, Orangeville Prep has established itself as the premier high school program in Canada and one of the best in North America with a track record of delivering their players scholarship opportunities year after year.

This year alone, Orangeville Prep will send eight of their players to the NCAA on scholarships. Its an impressive track record which becomes even more impressive when you consider just how far away the schools location is from the hot-bed recruiting areas of the United States.

Here is the list of 2020 grads receiving scholarships from Orangeville Prep:

Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – Oklahoma State. 6-foot-7 F/G from Brampton, ON. Moncrieffe is the best prospect coming out of Canada this year. He chose Oklahoma State over Seton Hall, Georgetown, Syracuse and dozens more. Should make an immediate impact for Oklahoma State and he also has the chance to develop into an NBA player in the future.

Jeff Ngandu – Seton Hall. 6-foot-9 forward from the Congo. Ngandu battled injury and visa issues all season but still managed to receive offers from the likes of LSU, Kansas State and more. Ngandu will join former Orangeville Prep player Tyrese Samuel at the Hall for 2020-21.

Shemar Rathan-Mayes – Youngstown State. 6-foot point guard from Scarborough, ON. Shemar is the younger brother of Xavier who played in the NBA with Memphis and starred at Florida State (2014-17). Shemar has a high basketball (and classroom) IQ who could develop into an All-Conference talent during his four years in Youngstown.

Kyler Filewich – Southern Illinois. 6-foot-9 F/C from Winnipeg, MB. Came to Orangeville in hopes of getting a chance in the U.S. Former football star who decided to focus on hoops. A really big guy with great feet who should be able to make an immediate impact for the Salukis.

Coleman Stucke – Northeastern University. 6-foot-7 G/F from Oakville, ON. Stucke had offers to play at several high major programs but chose Northeastern for the academics and fit. One of the best pure shooters you will see who should develop into an All-Conference talent. Can play three or four positions at the college level. Has pro potential.

Alex Nwagha – Northeastern University. 6-foot-7 forward from Mississauga, ON. Nwagha originally committed to James Madison University but was left looking for new options after Louis Rowe was fired as head coach. He switched late to Northeastern and will make an impressive duo with Stucke over the next four years for the Huskies.

Justice Prentice – Purdue-Fort Wayne. 6-foot-1 guard from Toronto, ON. Prentice impressed late in the 2019-20 season taking in MVP honours at the OSBA (state finals) playoffs. He is a crafty guard with great vision and gets his teammates involved in the game very well.

Dyson Frank – Pace University. 6-foot-8 forward from Philadelphia, PA. Frank had several D1 offers available to him but he chose to attend Pace in New York because of the academics and proximity to home in Philly. Frank is a physically imposing forward who should dominate in the coming years.

* Article was originally posted May 16, 2020 but had to be re-posted due to our server crashing”