“It’s because of the coach (Stratton) and everything he can do to help me as a player and a student,” said Forbes. “I like the location here — you have access to everything — and I’m not fearful of the weather.”
Morency isn’t quite as comfortable with the weather, but he is also sure he’ll be in Haverhill for more than a year.
“I want to earn a scholarship, I don’t care where it is, and I think Coach (Stratton) will help me,” he said. “He’s a caring coach and keeps on you about your academics. I think I’ll need to stay here two years and I want to.”
Names; Javonte Forbes, Peterson Morency
Hometown: Miramar, Fla.
Team, grade: Northern Essex, freshmen
Positions: Forward/Center (Forbes); Point guard (Morency)