Boys Basketball Alumni Make Headlines


Three alumni of the Loomis Chaffee boys basketball team have made headlines in the last two weeks for their play on the court at college as well as their hard work off the court.

Jaiden Delaire ’19 – Playing for Stanford University, Jaiden hit the game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer on Sunday, December 12, in a game against the University of Oregon. The play was featured on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays the next morning. Jaiden is one of the top players on the Stanford team this year and ranks among the top three players on his team in multiple statistical categories. At Loomis, Jaiden was named the Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year in 2018. Check out Jaiden’s buzzer-beater online.

R.J. Blakney ’20 – R.J. had his best game ever for the Dayton men’s basketball team on Sunday, December 12, when he posted 19 points, six rebounds, and three steals in a win over Virginia Tech. At Loomis, R.J. was a New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class A Co-Player of the Year and was named the NEPSAC tournament MVP when the Pelicans won the Class A championship. Check out the full box score from R.J.’s career-best game online.

Brennan Morris ’17 – Brennan, who plays at Tufts University, was recently highlighted in the weekly “NESCAC Friday Feature,” published by the New England Small College Athletic Conference. You can check out the full feature online to learn more about Brennan and his passions outside of basketball, as well as his career stats and accomplishments as a Tufts basketball player.