The time has finally come, to rank and review the top juniors in Brooklyn. These players have both showed extreme value to their teams, both off the court, while they have led their teams to many wins and league success.…
The time has finally come, to rank and review the top juniors in Brooklyn. These players have both showed extreme value to their teams, both off the court, while they have led their teams to many wins and league success. These juniors have painted a bright picture of their senior play this year, and they already have seen interest from colleges, including many DI schools. Here are the top 8 juniors in Brooklyn, ranked and reviewed.
8.| Benjamin Banneker
The guard from Benjamin Banneker Academy,has turned heads for the whole season. Holley can use his speed and handles to take it to the basket, and dance around defenders for a layup or a foul. Holley can pull up from three or mid range and easily cash in when defenders think he will drive, or Holley can become the prime facilitator on offense, bringing up the ball and distributing it efficiently.
7. Jakai White | Brooklyn School for Law and Tech
Jakai White has been an elite guard all season, with speed being his specialty. Jakai is able to go up and get a rebound on the defensive end and sprint to the other side of the court. From there, Jakai can use speed and height changes to drive to the basket. White also has an elite jumpshot at his disposal, so he can pull up from distance even in transition to make defenders look silly.
6. Nick Folk | Xaverian
Nick Folk has taken a huge step from his sophomore year to his junior year. Folk was named to an all CHSAA team this season, as he averaged over 17 points per game for Xaverian. Folk can run the offense and facilitate his team, but his value lies mostly in shooting. Folk can shoot the ball from the dribble and from a pass from anywhere on the court, including deep three-point range, making defenders never know when he might shoot the ball.
5. Sirr White | Erasmus Hall
Sirr White has demonstrated his game as being a new breed of player, which is a point forward. White can defend against larger forwards on defense and once he grabs a rebound, which happens often, he can speed down the court, starting a fastbreak where someone from Erasmus is bound to score. White can facilitate on a stand still offense as well, and his accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he already has received DI interest.
4. Izid Lopez | Prospect Heights Campus
Izid Lopez has shown he can literally do it all for Prospect Heights campus. Lopez contains the valuable skill of being to guard anyone, despite his size, he can use speed and agility to make up for it. His quick hands and feet can pressure anyone on defense, whether they have the ball or not. Lopez can drive into the paint and force defenders into contact, while he can also step back and shoot, which usually scores.
3.| Eagle Academy
has shot the ball at an incredible clip this season. Williams has scored the majority of his points from long range. His shot alone is enough to make teams salivate for. Williams’s form is able to be both quick and precise, while the ball placement in motion is enough to classify his shot as unguardable. Williams can also drive to the rim and create contact, which is able to make defenders overcommit on him and leave his teammates wide open.
2.| Thomas Jefferson Campus
has made his name as one of the best point guards in the state, without a doubt. Carlos is able to score in volumes, with his speed and handles able to take the ball in the paint consistently. His layup form is enough to frustrate defenders and cause him to head to the line and usually have double-digit attempts. Carlos can also shoot and assist at an above-average rate, as well as frequently start fastbreaks.
1.| Boys and Girls High School
If you can put the recent success and polarizability of the Boys and Girls High School Athletics department on one person, it would be on. , in his quest for professional basketball, has put his school as well as Brooklyn on the map for collegiate athletics. Brantley has not only got DI interest but also DI offers, as some of the biggest schools seek his commitment. Brantley has been able to do everything, from guard anyone to lead his offense on both ends of the floor, to score both on-ball and off-ball, as well as being the mental leader of his team. Brantley, Prep Hoops’s best junior in Brooklyn, is a name that should make headlines soon.