ESPN Releases National Rankings

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

ESPN Releases National Rankings

ESPN has announced their new national rankings in the classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017 and once again New England is well represented on the list.

Jalen Adams makes his debut among the top 25 ranked prospects in the country, landing in the 25th spot in the latest ESPN 100.  His new teammate, Arizona bound point guard Justin Simon is only two spots behind, while Donovan Mitchell jumped up to the 37th spot to give Brewster Academy three top-forty ranked guards.  

48th ranked Tyler Lydon, returning for his second season at New Hampton, gives New England their fourth product in the top 50 while Josh Sharma (74), Terance Mann (81), and Aaron Falzon (90) all return to the ESPN 100 along with incoming Brewster big man Alex Illikainen.

Incoming St. Thomas More forward Steve Enoch made his national rankings debut in the 97th spot.  The Norwalk, Connecticut native is set to visit UConn this weekend and the Huskies have long since been considered the heavy favorite to land his services.  

MacDuffie School's new junior star Omari Spellman is no the highest ranked prospect in New England, coming in at 19th overall.  Sacred Heart High School’s Mustapha Heron held serve to remain 26th on the list while Bruce Brown, ranked 56th overall, gives New England a third local product on the list.

There are also a pair of familiar names on the ESPN 25, ranking the top rising sophomores in the country.  Rivers’ forward Jermaine Samuels is up first, having risen to the 20th spot overall while NMH forward Tomas Murphy is close behind at 24.