Paly's Dawkins heads to New Hampshire for prep school


Palo Alto High grad Aubrey Dawkins, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard and son of Stanford men's basketball coach Johnny Dawkins, will attend New Hampton School in New Hampshire in the fall and will be a member of the Class of 2014.

Dawkins averaged 18.8 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and leading the Vikings to a 12-0 record and title in the SCVAL De Anza Division (23-4 overall) and a berth into the NorCal playoffs.

New Hampton has been one of the leading basketball programs in the country over the years and has produced numerous players who have gone on to play and coach at the collegiate level. Indiana University freshman Noah Vonleh is the most recent high-profile grad. Former St. Francis (Mountain View) standout and Duke captain JD Simpson attended New Hampton for a postgraduate year in 1997.

Current college players include ACC Rookie of the Year Olivier Hanlan '12 (Boston College), Zach Auguste '12 (Notre Dame), Brady Heslip '10 (Baylor), and California natives Will Davis and Travis Souza (UC Irvine) among others.

The list of former players includes Josh Kroenke (President of the Denver Nuggets), Chris Wallace (Grizzlies GM), as well as NCAA head coaches Pat Knight (Lamar), Wes Miller (UNC Greensboro), Ed Cooley (Providence), and Cuonzo Martin (Tennessee). Former NBA players Darius Songaila (Wake Forest) and Rashad McCants (UNC) also attended New Hampton.

Founded in 1821, New Hampton School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory secondary school of 305 students who come from over 20 states and 24 countries for grades 9-12 and postgraduate. New Hampton School, which is an International Baccalaureate School and an Apple Distinguished School, cultivates lifelong learners who will serve as active global citizens. Students benefit from an average class size of 11 and a student-faculty ratio of five to one.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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