ESPN Releases New Rankings
ESPN rolled out updated national rankings in the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 over the course of the last 48 hours and, as usual, New England was well-represented.
The final ESPN 100 of the class of 2019 was released on Monday with Brewster Academy guard Jalen Lecque sitting at 39th followed by teammates Alonzo Gaffney and Kai Jones at 40 and 49 respectively, Putnam Science Academy's Akok Akok at 59, MacDuffie's James Bouknight at 65, Woodstock's Tre Mitchell at 70, St. Andrew's Brycen Goodine at 73, and NMH's Chris Ledlum at 93.
On Wednesday, the class of 2020 was expected to include the 100 top prospects in the country and that list featured Vermont Academy's Symir Torrence at 48, Sacred Heart's Nate Tabor at 64, Putnam Science Academy's Hassan Diarra and DeMarr Langford at 70 and 82 respectively.
The new ESPN 60 of 2021 only featured one local prospect in Brewster Academy's Terrence Clarke, but the rising junior continues to establish himself as one of the truly elite in the national class as he remains a top three prospect in the country.
The class of 2022 also made their national debut in the ESPN 25 and again New England had one player reprented on that selective list as Beaver Country Day's Shy Odom checked in at 19th overall in the country.