Posted On: 09/12/18 2:00 PM
St. Thomas Academy is aiming for a third straight state tournament season this winter. If the Cadets are to accomplish that feat, Noah Chamberlain will need to play like he did this summer.
Chamberlain, a 6-foot-6 wing, was one of the top stock raisers this summer playing with Heat MacDonald and is looking to keep that momentum going into his senior year.
“We all had a real good time together this summer,” said Chamberlain. “It was my first time playing with a lot of those guys and I’m really happy I chose to play with them. I think it’s important to play against the best of the best every weekend. There’s never a game where you can just show up and it teaches you to be ready for everything the game throws at you.”
Chamberlain’s got the frame and skillset to play on the wing. His focus for improvement has been on continuing to get stronger while expanding his game.
“I put on some weight this summer which was a big focus,” said Chamberlain. “But near the end of the AAU season I got pneumonia and lost about 10 pounds so my focus would be to put that weight back on and get stronger. And there’s always extra skill work that I want to do to keep adding to my game.”
Playing for one of the top AAA schools in the state put Chamberlain on the map and turning in a strong summer on the AAU circuit reaffirmed to college programs his long-term potential. He’s drawn a lot of interest in potentially playing at the next level.
“Most of the schools talking to me are D2 NSIC, NAIA and a few D3s,” Chamberlain said. “I’m still taking my time with recruiting but there are a few schools I really like so far in the process.”
Beyond that, Chamberlain is excited about this upcoming season. He’ll be in line to take on a much larger role for a St. Thomas Academy with annual high expectations.
“I think we should have a solid year again,” said Chamberlain. “With only three returners this year it may be tougher than past years but I think our expectations of winning our section and making it to a third straight state tournament are very achievable.”