2023-24 Springfield Commonwealth Academy Season Preview


Springfield Commonwealth Academy (SCA) offers a multicultural, college preparatory curriculum for students in grades 6 to 12 and postgraduates. They enroll students from over 20 different countries. including Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Panama, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and Venezuela. The strong diversity on campus truly makes their culture vibrant, as nearly all of students live on campus. SCA boasts a 100% graduate rate and has sent its graduates to colleges and universities all over the United States and overseas. Their student athletes have also had great success in reaching the next level of competition, with many now playing NCAA D1 sports.

The boys basketball program is run by SCA’s VP of Operations and long time coach, Joan Sanchez. They compete in the Power 5 AAA prep school league, where they go toe-to-toe with the likes of the defending national champions, Putnam Science Academy, New England Top 10 rankings contender, Bridgeport Prep and some of New York City’s high level post grads in the Our Savior Lutheran Prep team. Springfield Commonwealth Academy runs two different teams of college aspiring players, their AA team is coached by Roberto Rojas and their AAA team is coached by Sanchez. The following are the top players to watch on the AAA team:

Jorjan Flores (2025) 6’3 guard - Flores is an athletic guard from Queens,  who is an outside threat. He can also flush it going down hill. He has garnered NEC and MAAC interest.

Brian Blanchet (2024) 6’1 guard - Blanchet is a highly skilled with a great IQ from Long Island. He is athletic and has a legit outside game. He is a high academic, and accordingly, has attracted Patriot League and NEC interest and an offer from Bryant University.

Darrien Ponder (2024) 6’4 guard - Ponder has a high motor and can score in bunches. He is very athletic and can guard 1-4. He has gotten tons of D2 interest, but Coach Sanchez wouldn’t be surprised by a D1 program coming in to scoop him up.

Jaryn Bull (2024) 6’4 guard - Bull is a strong and athletic wing, a post grad after starring for the Eagle Academy in the Bronx. He has a high motor, plays with a ton of energy. He has MACC and CAA interest, and has been offered by South Carolina.


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