PolyAthletics

Boys’ Basketball

2021-2022 APPLICATION OPENS September 8, 2020

Program Overview

Head Coach Ben Kettering has made his mark by notching a pair of Ivy Prep League titles and the team’s first NYSAIS crown in 16 years in 2020, qualifying for the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions. Poly Prep Boys’ Basketball has a terrific track record of student-athletes continuing their careers in NCAA Division I, II, and III basketball programs. At the professional level, Poly alums have had great success, including 2x NBA All Star Joakim Noah ‘03 and Charlie Marquardt ‘13 who played in the NBA G League. Poly alums have been named 2x NBA All-Star and have played professionally in the NBA G League.

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Boys’ Basketball Highlights

2020 NYSAIS Champions
1st Place Ivy Prep League Champions (2020)
#6 In NY State Class B by NY State Sportswriters Association (2020)
#1 In New York City in Class B by NY State Sportswriters Association (2020)

Ben Kettering
Head Coach, Associate Director of Admissions

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800 ext. 6893
Education: Amherst College, BA, University of Pennsylvania, MS.Ed

Coach Kettering has led the Blue Devils to two Ivy Prep League Championships (2016, 2020) and one NYSAIS championship (2020) in his six season tenure at Poly. He earned the New York City Private School Coach of the Year in 2020. Kettering was a standout student-athlete growing up in West Virginia, where he excelled in basketball and football. He went on to captain Amherst College’s undefeated 2012 football team and was an All-NESCAC selection. Kettering began his coaching career as an assistant coach at New Hampshire’s Tilton School. Coach Kettering’s teams are known for their hard work, passion, and dedication to the game. Along with his coaching duties, Kettering serves as Poly’s Associate Director of Admissions.

Career Highlights

  • Head Coach Poly Prep 2016 & 2020 Ivy Prep League Champions
  • 2020 Class B NYSAIS State Champions
  • Voted Coach of the Year in the 2020 New York City Private School Coaches Poll
  • 2012 NESCAC Football Champion & All NESCAC Student-Athlete
Basketball Facilities

Poly’s Prep Boys’ Basketball practices and competes in the Legacy Gym.

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Featured Athletes

Josh Hartley ’21

During his first year as a Poly Prep Blue Devil, Junior Josh Hartley helped lead the team to its second Ivy League Championship in 6 years and its first NYSAIS Championship in 16. Josh led the team's frontline during the playoffs with an impressive 19 rebounds per game, with 26 rebounds in the state championship.

Max Ragusa ‘22

As a freshman and sophomore, Max led the team in scoring and assists, won a state championship, has been named First Team All-Ivy Prep League twice, and was named First Team Class B All-State by the NY Sportswriters Association.
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