Best kept secret 

October, 20, 2010
10/20/10
11:33
AM ET
In the farthest northeast corner of the country lies Lee Academy, a prep school with a budding basketball program that is so far north that it virtually shares the latitude coordinates of Montreal.

I made the seven-and-a-half hour trip for my second time earlier this fall. I had only been in the gym for about three minutes when I knew the trip was definitely worth the while.

Anthony Joseph Perez Cortesia is a 6-foot-9 junior who just arrived in the United States from his home country of Venezuela. His size and fluidity immediately caught my attention, but once he started raining 25-footers with a silky smooth stroke I felt a little like Don Nelson must have the first time he laid eyes on Dirk Nowitzki.

SPONSORED HEADLINES