Brewster Academy will be leaving the NEPSAC and joining the NIBC for the upcoming 2023-24 season. Head coach Jason Smith led Brewster to a 35-2 record last year, but they will be in for some tougher competition in their first season competing in the NIBC. Not only will Brewster be joining a new league but they will also be bringing in a completely new roster. With Solomon Ball leaving for UConn, JP Estrella to Tennessee, and Taylor Bowen to Florida State, Smith brings in some skilled transfers to take the reins.
4-Star SG and Iowa State commit, Nojus Indrusaitis, will play a big part in the success of Brewster’s new look roster. The 6’5 guard is a sharp-shooter with a quick release. He’s more of a catch and shoot guy but he has shown the ability to score on the move and off the dribble. He’s got good length and long arms which allow him to shoot over the top of defenders. Indrusaitis is an underrated athlete and has shown creativity scoring around the rim. Another important addition is forward Dwayne Aristode from the Netherlands. Aristode stands at 6’7 and is an explosive athlete. He has a wide frame with broad shoulders and utilizes his strength to get to the rim. Aristode is also a really good shooter. He has an extremely high arching shot but shoots it at a high percentage (37% in FIBA play this summer). But maybe the most impactful part of his game at this point in his development is his defensive ability. Aristode moves both laterally and vertically very well. He has good hands to force steals and uses his athleticism to block shots and defend the rim. Lastly, Aristode has a great motor and plays hard on both ends of the floor. Look out for these two names to run the show for Brewster Academy this upcoming year.
Year in and year out Brewster Academy pumps out high major players and this year will be no different. Head coach Jason Smith put together an immensely talented roster after graduating almost their entire team. Stars like Nojus Indrusaitis and Dwayne Aristode will look to cement Brewster Academy as contenders in their first year in the NIBC. There may be some feeling out to do with so many new faces, but once they build some chemistry playing together, Brewster will no doubt be a team to watch.