This past weekend grassroots teams from southeastern Pennsylvania participated in events up and down the East Coast. So, it is time to assemble and reveal the third edition of our Top 10 rankings for southeastern Pennsylvania’s 17u grassroots teams. Spolier…
This past weekend grassroots teams from southeastern Pennsylvania participated in events up and down the East Coast. So, it is time to assemble and reveal the third edition of our Top 10 rankings for southeastern Pennsylvania’s 17u grassroots teams.
Spolier alert: A new team has entered the Top 5.
1. Team Final EYBL: This past Saturday at Battle of the Bell (Phila., PA) Team Final went 2-0, defeating then No. 6 ranked Philly Pride as well as then No. 9 K-Low Elite . netted 24 points in TF’s come from behind win over K-Low. Power forward (Georgetown commit) had his way in the paint all day. Combo guard (multiple DI offers), Baylor commit and shooting guard (handful of DI offers) grabbed the attention of everyone in the gym. It should also be noted that Team Final is 11-1 in EYBL action this spring.
2. Brad Wanamaker Elite: After a 2-1 weekend at the Southern Jam Fest (Hampton, VA), BW Elite 17u holds steady at No. 2 in our weekly rankings. That single defeat was a 7-point setback to Boo Williams (VA).registered a monster weekend. His tremendous point guard play was the talk of the 17u bracket. Super athlete continued to dominate. Two-way wing improved his recruiting stock yet again. Zachary Campbell, LaQuan Byrd, and Max Portnoy all made significant contributions too.
3. Philly Revolution HGSL: With their 2-2 performance at the Southern Jam Fest (Hampton, VA), Philly Revolution’s spring record now stands at 13-5. The two losses they suffered this past weekend were by 1 point and 3 points. So, they came extremely close to having an epic tourney. Wing scoring machinereturned from an ankle injury and tore it up down in Virginia. Combo guard and small forward were excellent as well. Point guard continued his breakout spring circuit. We do not understand how talented combo guard is not getting more attention / publicity for his efforts this spring.
4. K-Low Elite 3SSB: K-Low’s top 17u squad posted a 1-1 record at Battle of the Bell (Phila., PA). They beat then No. 6 ranked Philly Pride UAA by 13 points. Their loss was a narrow defeat (66-65) at the hands of No. 1 ranked Team Final EYBL. As a result of their solid performances at Battle of the Bell, they jumped into our Top 5 this week. Scoring guard (FGCU commit; 23 pts. vs. Philly Pride ), athletic wing-forward and two-way standout were impressive on Saturday. As always, point guard was a rocky steady in the face of tenacious full court pressure.
5. East Coast Power HGSL: In their first tourney without impact 2023 prospect (recently committed to Lafayette), this ECP 17 squad assembled at 2-2 record at the Southern Jam Fest (Hampton, VA). Talented wing was amazing all weekend. College coaches and scouts need to stop sleeping on this 6’4” playmaker. The backcourt duo of point guard and combo guard proved to be a real problem for opponents. Shooting guard turned heads by scoring at all three levels.
6. York Ballers HGSL
7. Philly Pride UAA
8. We R1 UAA
9. Team Final Red
10. PA Hoops Academy
Others receiving consideration: Penn Warriors; NEPA Elite