In New York City, basketball is dominated by the CHSAA, which organizes the catholic schools, as well as the PSAL, which is the public schools. Hidden into obscurity are separate, independent private school leagues which quietly become a place for…
In New York City, basketball is dominated by the CHSAA, which organizes the catholic schools, as well as the PSAL, which is the public schools. Hidden into obscurity are separate, independent private school leagues which quietly become a place for quality high school basketball with quality talent. Here, we take a look at some class of 2021’s who made an impact in one of these leagues, the ACIS, and what they figure to bring to next year’s table.
Nolan Casey | Packer Collegiate
After Nolan Casey’s 2019-2020 season, Casey is no doubt one of the premiers forwards in the ACIS. Casey has been a farm in the paint, being able to take the ball high and quickly dump it into the basket or secure and convert second-chance points, while he draws defenders towards him to the basket. Casey has also been great on defense, taking on guards and forwards alike.
Christian Daley | Portledge
This season for Portledge, Christian Daley has been a no doubt, A+ guard. Daley is able to take the ball from backcourt to offense and drive to the rim. Daley has a high arching, quick release shoot, meaning that he can shoot in traffic and in bigs, and it really comes in handy on the perimeter, where he doesn’t need a lot of space to shoot, meaning he can shoot, and convert, in volumes.
Jaden Sorkin | Grace Chruch
This season for Grace Church, Jaden Sorkin has really impressed as a rhythm shooter. Sorkin has spent all winter running around on the offensive end and really showing a high aptitude for moving around the defense to the open spot, where he can grab a pass and score. Once he gets into his shooting rhythm, he becomes unguardable from the year, and with his quick release, he is a great way for some instant offense.
Jack Nelson | Friends Seminary
So far, it looks like Jack Nelson is ready to be a textbook 2020 guard. Nelson has the ability to bring the ball up and direct the offense, but he places more emphasis on perimeter defense. His lockdown defense allow easy turnovers, where he can show his true colors on the fastbreak. Nelson is able to cash in easy buckets that way, while he is not just the playmaking guard, but also the scoring one, being able to let the ball fly from deep.
Bobby Lobue | Packer Collegiate
Making a big jump this season for Packer Collegiate, Bobby LoBue finally proved he deserved a spot in the starting lineup. LoBue has demonstrated that he can handle a varsity offense, directing traffic and being the playmaker, while finding teammates with excellent court vision. He uses speed as his weapon on both offense and defense, and combining his shot with it, he becomes a very unguardable player.
Evan Glatzer | Friends Seminary
Evan Glatzer has shown everyone this season that he is the definition of versatile. He can play as a big down low in the paint, often being too fast and athletic for opponents to properly match up against him, while he can shift out to the perimeter and work his way in from there. The versatility extends to defense as well, as Glatzer is able to both keep up with the guards and plant his feet against the bigs.
Luca Biro | Packer Collegiate
Throughout the season, Luca Biro has demonstrated that his only goal is to put the ball in the basket, and he can do it with any means necessary. Biro can seemingly transform into a tank, being able to resist contact from sometimes multiple defenders and take the ball to the rack, while he nearly is an automatic make from inside 15 feet and an above-average perimeter shot.