ESPN Releases National Rankings
ESPN updated their national rankings in the classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017 on Wednesday and New England continued to be represented on all three lists.
Jalen Adams continued to be the top ranked prospect in the region and among the top 25 in the ESPN 100. He moved up a spot to 24th overall while his other Brewster Academy backcourt mates, Justin Simon and Donovan Mitchell, retained their top 50 status at 37th and 43rd overall.
New Hampton forward and Syracuse signee Tyler Lydon is up next in the 64th spot while Northfield Mount Hermon forward Aaron Falzon moved up to the 78th overall spot in the ESPN 100. Tilton guard Terance Mann’s status was relatively unchanged at 83rd while Josh Sharma is just behind at 87th. St. Thomas More big man Steve Enoch wraps up the list at 99th giving New England a total of six top 100 prospects in the class of 2015.
MacDuffie power forward Omari Spellman leads off the 2016 class at 17th in the ESPN 60 while Sacred Heart’s Mustapha Heron climbed up to 23rd, giving New England two of the top 25 prospects in the country. Vermont Academy guard Bruce Brown checks in as the 54th ranked prospect in the national junior class.
Finally, the ESPN 25, which ranks the top 25 sophomores in the country included Rivers small forward Jermaine Samuels in the 24th spot, giving New England a top 25 player in each of the three major classes.
With national rankings now released, NERR will publish our rankings in the coming days, beginning with the class of 2015 on Friday.