We last left off our 2021 Rankings coverage on our series about our Rankings Newcomers, where we identified players who made enough of an impact to deserve a spot on our 2021 rankings. Today, we shift gears a bit and start to look at some Stock Risers, players originally on our rankings but who have excelled so much that we gave them a second look.
26.| McQuaid Jesuit
What an amazing start to the season it has been for. Warren looked like the one he was projected to be for McQuaid Jesuit, a regular, above-average starting guard, but what we have seen so far is just out of this world. Warren has become known for 30 and 40 point games and now has shown that he will be valuable for colleges as a microwave scorer.
has shown for Mepham that he can carry an offense, and we took note. Beckett has demonstrated this season that he can score from anywhere on the field, including from deep, from the mid-range, in the paint heading to the rim, and even in a pressure clutch situation.
plays in New York City’s PSAL, the public school athletic league. While there will be no varsity basketball season this year for the PSAL, Oron has done a good job demonstrating he still has what it takes. He is a great deep threat with great form, he’s able to lead the fastbreak and even shoot off speed, and be a key defender on the court.
166.| Kennedy Catholic
has jumped about 100-150 spots this rankings update, and for good reason. Watkins has shown that he can be the primary ball handler in an offense. Watkins can lead a slow offense and direct an offense into position against a standstill defense, while controlling the fastbreak and being able to move the ball forward with the defense chasing them down.
4.| New Rochelle
, after this summer and fall grassroots season, has proved that is one of the top point guards not just in the state of New York, but in the US overall. McGhee is a natural scorer who is able to head to the rim over and over, while he can also shoot and distribute the ball on an elite basis. In a game with McGhee, I’d say it’s more likely to see him put up 40 points than 15.
20.| St. Francis Prep
Ifis the top point guard in the state, then is not far behind, with Rochelle actually narrowly coming second place behind McGhee in our NY Point Guard: Fan Voting series. Rochelle still has the qualities colleges need in a point guard. He knows how to defend using speed and strength, has lateral quickness for both ends of the floor, and most importantly, knows how to put the ball in the basket by any means necessary.