Maine 2018 Rankings Announced

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, August 18th, 2017

Jahbril Price-Noel 2018

Updated 2018 rankings begin in the state of Maine where the vast majority of the state’s top players have given themselves every opportunity to be measured against top competition from New England and beyond this summer.

Gould Academy wing Jahbril Price-Noel has retained his spot as the top prospect in the state after his summer with Expressions. A multi-positional player who stands at 6-foot-7, the Canadian native is really only just beginning to tap into his potential and should have his best basketball very clearly still in front of him. He holds a collection of offers ranging from the Ivy League to the Atlantic 10 and should be capable of adding new schools to that mix as well as he continues to polish his skill set and establish a niche for himself.

After Price-Noel, it becomes very much a local affair. Portland High School’s Terion Moss and George Stevens Academy’s Taylor Schildroth have both had exceptionally decorated high school careers to date and were equally impressive at times this spring and summer for Blue Wave and Black Bear North.

While those two would certainly have to be considered the two best current players in the MPA, we came away from this summer believing that Hermon High School’s Jacob Godfrey has to be in the conversation as the best long-term prospect.

Moss is a high level athlete and dangerous playmaker in the backcourt and Schildroth an absolute driller from behind the three-point line. Godfrey though has a combination of size, strength, and athleticism that may provide him a higher physical ceiling. What was encouraging this summer though were the signs of evolving skill and fluidity as he seems to be in the process of taking his game to new levels.

Thornton Academy forward David Keohan rounds out the top five for the time being and is a player who, at worst, projects as an immediate impact division III prospect who could potentially intrigue coaches from higher levels this coming season.

Keohan is being chased by Peter Wilson and Edwin Ezedonmwen, teammates this summer with Rhode Island Elite, who will also co-star at Hyde next year as Wilson joins the team as a post-graduate following his all-state senior season at Saint Raphael Academy in Rhode Island.

Cheverus’ Jesse Matthews missed the summer with injury but has long been known as one of the best prospects in the class and so is definitely someone who we expect to reassert himself this coming season. Yarmouth’s 6-foot-6 forward Nolan Hagerty is also among the best in the state association.

Keenan Marseille, an athletic 6-foot-2 guard who stars alongside Godfrey at Hermon, rounds out the top ten while incoming Bridgton forward Calvin Carter, Gould guard Zack Mittelstadt, and incoming Lee guard Kingsley Cockburn were among the others who received consideration.

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