Daugherty is Ocean State’s Best

New England Recruiting Report | Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Daugherty is Ocean State’s Best

The RIIL has retaken the top spot in the Rhode Island senior class rankings after St. Andrew’s forward Bonzie Colson held that title for all of last year.  

Now, the title stays in Barrington but shifts just across the street where Barrington High School lays adjacent to St. Andrew’s School.

Corey Daugherty is the top ranked prospect in the state and clearly the best player returning to the RIIL this season with his deadly mid-range pull-up game complimented by an ability to connect from long-range or get all the way to the rim.  

The six-foot point guard committed to Brown following a huge junior season and spent the spring running with the New England Playaz on the AAU circuit.  He missed the summer due to injury but even that couldn’t stop his inevitable rise to the top of Rhode Island’s 2015 class.

Daugherty is followed by St. Andrew’s swingman Chancellor Ellis, who will continue to provide the Saints with a major weapon behind the three-point line as well as one of their most experienced players this season.

Prout guard Chris Diclemente, St. Andrew’s incoming post-graduate Brian Mukasa, and Wheeler guard Aidan Wright all scored spots in the rankings as well.  Diclemente will take over as the lone star at Prout following the departure of Tomas Murphy while Mukasa will be part of a deep backcourt for the Saints.  Wright earned a spot in the rankings after showing off a strengthened body to match his typically dangerous shooting stroke this summer.