2023-24 Friends League: POY Watch List
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Below is a preview of six players (Presented in alphabetical order.) who we consider the front runners to win the 2023-24 Friends School League Player of the Year award. Luke Bevilacqua Luke Bevilacqua 6'10" | C George School | 2025…
Below is a preview of six players (Presented in alphabetical order.) who we consider the front runners to win the 2023-24 Friends School League Player of the Year award.
Philly Pride National / Center: Bevilacqua is an athletic, 240-pound big man who averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds per game in 2022-23. His outstanding sophomore season was recognized with a 1st Team All-FSL selection. Bevilacqua is an elite low post threat, but do not mistake him for a plodding center. Bevilacqua is extremely athletic, runs the floor well and is quick in tight spaces. His killer face-up game and accurate 3-point shooting provide an impressive level of versatility for his GS squad. Bevilacqua holds a truck load of DI offers.– 6’11” / 2025 / George School /
– 6’3” / 2026 / Germantown Friends / BW Elite / Combo Guard: In 2022-23 Dill was a starter and the primary ball handler for GFS. He posted 21.5 ppg. while knocking home 59 triples and was a 1st Team All-FSL selection. Still, we believe this sophomore is just scratching the surface of his potential. When Dill is not scoring from all three levels, he is dropping dimes to teammates, orchestrating half court sets and serving as a one man press break. Over the last three months, the improvement in Dill’s mid-range game as well as pick-n-roll skills has been noteworthy. Dill holds six DI offers and that number should increase as the season moves along.
– 6’5″ / 2025 / Westtown School / New Heights EYBL / Combo Guard: Plain and simple, Forsythe is a multi-skilled prospect who is one of the best playmakers in the region. He can dominate a game in a variety of ways. His lethal 3-point shooting is always a problem for opponents (4+ 3PM in multiple games during 2022-23). Plus, his attacking, dribble drives are unstoppable. As a nice bonus, his creative passing skills keep defenders off balance. Forsythe is a “big guard” with a high basketball IQ and an unselfish approach. That is a trifecta college coaches love. Forsythe has received over a dozen DI offers thus far.
– 6’5″ / 2024 / Academy of New Church / NJ Scholars EYBL / Combo Guard: After a string of extraordinary performances over the last three months, Laster (14 ppg. and 7 rpg. in 2022-23) appears ready to ascend to the No. 1 option for ANC this season. This slasher wing can produce buckets at all three levels. His ability to create off the bounce is impressive. Laster’s athleticism and speed get him out in transition for easy points. He is an underrated rebounder and defender too. Laster holds offers from Lafayette, Temple, LaSalle, Rhode Island and NJIT.
Team Final Red / Combo Guard: In 2022-23 Marshall was an Honorable Mention All-FSL selection. With the improvement in his skills since August, we expect a monster season from Marshall and thus a run at POY honors. Marshall can play as a scoring guard who thrives in the open court and can produce points from anywhere in the half-court. He can also slide to the point guard spot and play as a rocky steady floor general who gets everyone involved. His ability to use his body to ward off defenders while dribbling full speed is impressive too. Marshall is a high energy prospect who plays with a different level of intensity.– 6’2″ / 2025 / Friends Select School /
East Coast Power / Combo Guard: From August until now, Oshodi has proven to be one of the biggest 2024 stock risers in southeastern Pennsylvania. That momentum should carry this scoring guard to new heights during the 2023-24 season. Oshodi is a plus player at both ends of the court. On offense his game is centered around a feathery jumper that is automatic from the baseline to the mid-range to behind the arc. Once opponents attempt to clamp down on him, Oshodi will go to work off the dribble and get into the paint for floaters or lay-ins. At the defensive end, the combination of Oshodi’s quick hands and excellent lateral movement produces steals and deflections. Oshodi holds an offer from Radford.– 6’3″ / 2024 / Friends Central /