2018 Top Ten Released
The Class of 2018 makes their rankings debut today with an initial top ten list.
Ranking prospects is never an easy task, but the younger you get the more inexact the science becomes as you are projecting players out some three-and-a-half years. The current freshmen class poses an especially unique challenge given that there are only a select few that have truly distinguished themselves thus far.
Brimmer and May guard A.J. Reeves starts off in the top spot. The big guard with long arms and a super smooth game has stood out at every opportunity – from the Elite 75 Frosh/Soph through the first half of the regular season – all while showing an impressive learning curve in the process. The bottom line is that he balances both production and potential and has improved at a rapid rate even within the last four or five months.
Marlborough High School big man Chris Doherty is the most impactful big man in the 2018 class to date. A man among boys when it comes to freshmen big men, Doherty is already powerful and plays with the type of toughness and sheer force that we haven’t seen from an elite post prospect in recent years.
Bishop Hendricken swingman Preston Santos is a long six-foot-five lefty who screams of long-term potential. He’s already got a solid foundation of skill to his game, has got a few more years before he finishes filling out physically, and the potential to become a big and skilled guard.
After the top three there are a variety of different prospects who could make a legitimate case to be included in the rankings. Our top five was rounded out by Central Catholic’s Tanahj Pettway, a quick guard who makes plays on both ends of the floor, and Commonwealth Academy big man Arashma Parks, a developing big man who combines both physical strength with quick feet.
Holy Cross swingman Nyzair Rountree provides a high level athlete on the wing while Bishop Stang point guard Brycen Goodine has been putting up big numbers to start his high school career. Keigan Kerby is a player who already shows a game that will translate well to the next leel as a face-up four-man who size, strength, and skill at an early age. East Boston’s Maurice Works has also had a good start to his high school career and may just be the best defender on the list while Lawrence Academy’s Martin Mann is a long forward with a rapidly expanding game and the type of versatile impact that you would expect from Terance’s younger brother.