Loaded 2014 Class in New Hampshire
Our look at updated rankings continues in the state of New Hampshire, where the prep ranks have once again brought in another loaded junior class.
Brewster Academy’s Chris McCullough remains in the top spot after recently confirming what had already been reported on both ESPN and NERR, that he would in fact be staying in the class of 2014 before heading to Syracuse. Now, the only goal left for the incredibly talented six-foot-nine forward is to prove himself among the nation’s elite in the class of 2014.
Abdul-Malik Abu holds down his number two ranking in the state. His stock made a well documented surge this summer as he picked up a number of high-major offers and cracked the ESPN 60 national rankings. This season, he’s picked up his play as of late, leading Kimball Union to a big win over previously undefeated Cushing Academy last weekend.
Abu’s Expressions Elite running mate, Jared Terrell, holds down the third spot. The power guard missed most of the fall after his summer injury, but is gradually working himself back into mid-season form. Terrell’s backcourt mate, Kevin Zabo, is up next in the fourth spot as this young backcourt has a chance to do big things for the next year and a half in Wolfeboro.
A pair of New Hampton Huskies are up next on the list, as Tory Miller and Anthony Pate sit in the fifth and sixth spots respectively. Miller is a big man who initially arrived in New England as part of the class of 2013, but shortly thereafter opted to take an extra year, while Pate has been an instant offense type of weapon off the New Hampton bench.
The final four spots in New Hampshire’s top ten of 2014 all go to frontcourt products beginning with Holderness forward Willem Brandwijk, who has a notable upside with his combination of athleticism and skill. We’re back to New Hampton for the eighth spot in sharp-shooting forward Mike Leblanc.
Phillips Exeter big man Kendrick Morris is in at number nine followed by New Hampton’s rugged forward Mike Auger, who recently made a successful return from a shoulder injury.