A Preview of New England’s 2019 Class
With rankings now updated in the classes of 2017 and 2018, we turn our attention to the underclassmen who will be on center stage at the upcoming Elite 75 Showcase – Frosh/Soph Edition, now less than two weeks away on Saturday, September 17th.
Updated 2019 rankings will be released following the conclusion of the second consecutive “Saturday Night Live at the Elite 75” with registered freshmen and sophomore checking in between 4-5pm and the action tipping off at 5pm.
When we last saw 2019 rankings they began with a national top ten prospect in Cheshire Academy big man Chol Marial. With the seven-footer being rumored to be on his way to Prolific Prep North in Canada, the top spot may be up for grabs with some of the previously ranked contenders including the likes of Northfield Mount Hermon’s Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd, Putnam Tech’s Taelon Martin, Brookline’s Chris Camille and St. Sebastian’s Daman Tate.
A number of other players in the class have used the recent spring and summer seasons to make an impression of their own as Tabor Academy guard Noah Fernandes, Tolman forward DYondre Dominguez and the Dexter School duo of big man Charles Coleman and sharp-shooting wing Jordan Mason have all proven themselves as some of the top prospects in the class.
There’s some new faces in the class of 2019 as well after recent reclassifications and that will surely add some wrinkles to the updated 2019 rankings when they are released following the Frosh/Soph showcase. St. Andrew’s Brycen Goodine, MacDuffie’s Dana Tate, Marianapolis Prep’s Tyler Burton, Loomis Chaffee’s Jaiden Delaire, Proctor Academy’s Darion Jordan-Thomas, Putnam Science's Akok Akok and Tanahj Pettway and Worcester Academy’s Paul Durkee and Mitch Doherty all figure to be among the contenders and that list doesn’t take into account the recent prep arrivals who are transferring in from outside the region.
Inevitably, these players will be just the tip of the iceberg because if history has shown us anything it is that there are still plenty of prospects who have yet to reveal themselves, either because of late growth spurts, rapid developments in their game or perhaps they just haven’t been discovered yet.
Who will set themselves apart at the Frosh/Soph Showcase? Who will make a name for themselves and announce their arrival on the scene?
We’ll know in less than two weeks and updated 2019 rankings will follow shortly there afterward.