Final New England 2020 Rankings Announced
We'll look back on this class and remember the talent of Terrence Clarke, that set him apart throughout his three year high school career. The rise of prospects like Hassan Diarra and Matt Cross in their last two years of prep school, and the arrival of Kadary Richmond and Jordan Geronimo. No one won more games over the last four years thatn DeMarr Langford.
Final rankings included 150 prospects while some of the most notable have already been profiled on instagram in recent weeks and months.
Thursday’s video scout of the day profiles @brewsterhoops & @expressionselite five-star ESPN product Terrence Clarke. I’ve watched him develop throughout a high school career that has included almost every accolade possible. He’s as naturally talented a wing prospect as there is in the country with positional size, versatility, a wiry & elastic body type, ball-skills, and a budding ability to make tough-shots. As he heads off to @kentuckymbb and chases his NBA dream, his biggest hurdles will be the ones that are not uncommon for celebrated young prospects. He needs to prioritize winning, establish daily habits, cultivate his ability to make others better, develop his humility, & avoid the distractions and traps that can derail even the most gifted young prospect. #BBN #kentuckybasketball #collegebasketball #recruiting #nbadraft
Today’s video scout focuses on @psa_basketball ESPN guard and @aggiembk pledge Hassan Diarra. Diarra is the all-time leading scorer is PSA history, a big combo-guard, & one of the toughest competitors around. While his toughness has been his calling card for virtually his entire carter to date, he’s made nice strides with his skill-set. He doesn’t get nearly enough credit for his body-control and lay-up making ability. He also projects as a very good defender at the next level.
Today’s video scout covers @brewsterhoops & @thebabc ESPN forward & Miami signee Matt Cross. A hard-nosed & tough player, Cross has the rare distinction of finishing among the top 10 scorers & rebounders in the EYBL last year. He’s sculpted his frame, diversified his skill-set, & proven his ability to rebound over/around bigger bodies over the years. When he’s committed to asserting his will on the game, he’s capable of making an impact at the very highest level, which is what I expect will happen next year in the ACC.
Going to try to post one video scout per day... Up first is ESPN guard Kadary Richmond. He is headed to Syracuse where he’ll be relied upon to play immediate minutes after Howard Washington, Brycen Goodine, & Jalen Carey all announced they were transferring earlier this week. The Orange still return their starting backcourt of Joe Girard & Buddy Boeheim but Richmond gives them a multi-positional big guard with instinctive playmaking ability and a ton of untapped potential if he can develop his daily habits and approach. #syracusebasketball #collegebasketball #ncaabasketball #orangebasketball