Espn Updates Rankings
ESPN updated their national rankings in the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 on Monday. As usual, the New England region was well represented.
Putnam Science and Mass Rivals big man Akok Akok remained the region’s top ranked prospect inside the ESPN 100 and jumped up about 20 spots following his big summer to 39th overall in the country. St. Andrew’s and BABC guard Brycen Goodine comes in next at 69th overall. Woodstock Academy and Expressions big man Tre Mitchell retained his spot within the top 100 as well and checks in at 80th overall. MacDuffie and PSA Cardinals guard James Bouknight returned to the court this summer and lived up to his ranking at 87th overall.
The ESPN 100 also includes a trio of incoming prep products, all of whom are headed to Brewster Academy. New York Rens guard Jalen Lecque is 22nd overall, which would make him the highest rated 2019 prospect in the region. All-Ohio Red forward Alonzo Gaffney also cracks the top 30 at 29th overall. Team Breakdown big man Kai Jones also cracked the top 50 after shooting all the way up to 45th overall.
Sacred Heart High and New York Rens junior Nate Tabor was the lone New England prospect to crack to ESPN 60 list, coming in at 57th overall. That isn’t likely to last though with a handful of other local products increasing their national profiles in recent months.
Brewster Academy and Expressions’ Terrence Clarke remains one of the very best prospects in the national class of 2021 and retained his second overall spot in the ESPN 25.