As the class of 2020 recruiting season starts to slow down, colleges are looking at their needs for next season and have only become scratching the surface of the future classes. In a city as dense as New York, New…
As the class of 2020 recruiting season starts to slow down, colleges are looking at their needs for next season and have only become scratching the surface of the future classes. In a city as dense as New York, New York, DI and DII prospects can play as low as 40th or 50th in the city, so it is imperative that colleges and the public know all the talent a location has to offer. Continuing that is this next installment of Manhattan’s Super Sixty-Four, ranking the top 64 in Manhattan.
#24. Oscar Martinez | Junior | Richard Green High School of Teaching
Oscar Martinez, like so many others in the city, chose their high school not based on a basketball decision, but once they arrived, they made it their basketball decision. As Martinez prepares for a monster senior season, he already has a superb junior year under his belt. Martinez showed that he can score in any way possible, from a shooting dribble, to frequent rim penetration.
#23. Tyler Hart | Sophomore | Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Tyley Hart came on for a struggling ELRO team, and while they haven’t exactly had a groundbreaking season, all of their wins and their season overall has Hart’s fingerprints all over it. Hart has demonstrated that he can play any type of guard, but his best spot is an off-ball role. Hart can confuse defenses, while feeling the floor to run to his open shot, which he proceeds to can. As Hart takes over the team for the 2021 season, expect a more dominant role from him.
#22. Sayvior Carroll | Sophomore | Community Health
Sayvior Carroll doesn’t attribute himself to scoring, but he certainly makes his mark on the game. Carroll can lead his offense, both as a standstill, methodical playmaker, while also transitioning to a high push-the-pace handler role where Carroll can blow past defenses to set up himself or his teammates. While scoring isn’t his specialty, he carries a deadly three-point shot while being able to penetrate to the rim if needed.
#21. Oumar Sy | Junior | Democracy Prep
Oumar Sy has done exactly what Democracy Prep needed him to, which is to become the team’s go to player, and he completed the job at a college level. Sy was consistently able to start with the ball and create space anywhere on the court for his shot, while he excelled in driving to the rim and taking down opposing big men in the paint.
#20. Jeremy Hernandez | Sophomore | Urban Assembly
Jeremy Hernandez was asked to be a shooter, and he was one of the city’s best. Hernandez led the league in accurate free throw percentage, meaning when defenders made a mistake on him, they usually would pay. Hernandez also excelled as a spot up shooter, throwing down a marksman of a shot, while he can also be a traditional point guard.
#19. Tomer Oron | Junior | HS of Math, Science, and Engineering
Tomer Oron follows the trend of most players in this area of the rankings, where they became a rock for the team. Oron was no exception, as he handled the bulk of the scoring load for the season. Oron created his space on both the exterior and the interior and shot the lights out, while he consistently pounded the paint and racked up offense that way.
#18. Cameron Sweeney | Junior | Murry Bergtraum
Cameron Sweeney has proved that he can play with the best this season. On a Murry Bergtraum team stacked with talent, Sweeney consistently towered over the rest of the court and snagged rebounds over others, even going on to lead the city in that category. Sweeney also flashed some nice pick and roll material, using his height to be an incredible rim runner as well as a follow up player.
#17. Enzo Caceres Roussel | Junior | Martin Luther King
Enzo Caceres fits the traditional point guard mold. Roussel isn’t expected to score and consistently dazzle defenders to the rim, but he can meticulously set up the offense, which keeps the team going and sets up offense. Roussel has the added benefit of being a terrific point guard shooter, while he excels at perimeter defense.