The AA schools in Brooklyn -Queens and in Staten Island also compete with the schools previously mentioned in our CHSAA report on Friday. The schools compete for borough championships with the hope of getting to the state tournament. It is…
The AA schools in Brooklyn -Queens and in Staten Island also compete with the schools previously mentioned in our CHSAA report on Friday. The schools compete for borough championships with the hope of getting to the state tournament. It is as grueling as a journey as you will see in any high school tournament. These are schools who have gotten off to hot starts and the players leading them.
St Francis Prep Brooklyn-Queens
The Terriers had some players transfer but now they actually look like they are better positioned for another title run. I saw them in their pre season open gym. The coaching staff was very excited about the 4 guys returning . But they also felt confident that some of the defections would open the door for some of their talented freshman. Who were probably going to get major minutes no matter who stayed. Christian Greeley Christian Greeley 6'2" | SG St Joseph by the Sea | 2023 State NY coming off of a spring and summer campaign which showed off his ability to score in a variety of ways. Early in the spring Josh was drilling threes from the top of the key. By mid summer and in the open gyms he displayed a creativeness to score around the rim. Either in transition or in the half court. Averaging 13.5 a game. player_tooltip player_id=”1046839″ first=”Chance” last=”Morrish”] is a smooth quick scoring guard. He can play either guard position. He can shoot it behind the line or get to the rim. Chance is scoring 11ppg. Chance Morrish Chance Morrish 6'2" | CG St. Francis prep | 2022 State NY is averaging 11 ppg. He is not only scoring he is manning the defense. A rim protector and a outstanding rebounder. Vere Anthony is only a freshman but he is already showing promise. Averaging 9 ppg. He has shown the ability to not only shoot it but be a facilitator.
Christ the King had 2 players in the top 5 of my super seventy in the CHSAA. They have been catalyst for the CTK start. Brandon Williams Brandon Williams 6'8" | SF Christ The King | 2023 State #121 Nation NY the older of the two is class of 23. He is a multidimensional player. Can do it all. He is scoring 12 a game and a lot of times it is with 2-3 guys surrounding him. Dwayne Pierce Dwayne Pierce 6'5" | SG Christ the King | 2024 State #88 Nation NY a sophomore averaging 16 a game is very hard to stop going to the basket. In the early going he is showing the ability to score the ball but play all other aspects of the game at a high level. CTK has many weapons and comes out you with numbers, Freshman Markell Alston, Bryce Merchant, Jaylin Lewis, Latiek Briscoe Latiek Briscoe 6'2" | PF St Francis Prep | 2022 State NY (pictured) have all been outstanding . Devin Vanterpool Devin Vanterpool 6'1" | SG Wayzata | 2023 NY a transfer from Minnesota has picked up quickly the style of play in the CHSAA. He can score at the rim through contact. He plays the game with an elite skill set.
Molloy is a young team but they are quickly rising up. The city is watching. Senior Jeremiah Sejour Jeremiah Sejour 6'11" | PF Nazareth | 2023 State NY extremely quick guard has a nice handle can get into the lane. He is averaging 15 a game inside and out. Lefty Malachi MacMillian chipping in with 12. Can score in the half court but also turns defense into offense quickly. Kuba Cwalina has a nice stroke which has led to his 7ppg. Jayden James scores 9 per game a lot of that is with a smooth quickness to the rim.
Monsignor Farrell is being led by PJ Scalisi leading the team in scoring with 14 a game, P J has displayed the skill set to be a top player in the league. Capable of scoring at all three levels. He has great length he knows how to use it on the defensive end to get deflections. Matt Hanley a real nice post player who can step out and shoot it. He is also a tremendous rebounder and passer out of the post. Really good in pick and roll sets. Anthony Vergona has brought his spring and summer season over into the regular season. Much improving player. Knows how to use his body inside to score and gain position. Matthew Vacarro very good at coming off of ball screens. Extremely tough competitor who can get into the lane and create for others.