Massachusetts 2024 Rankings
After the conclusion of the spring/summer grassroots season, we thought it was time to start putting out state by state rankings for the class of 2024, ultimately ending with New England as a whole. As always, these rankings are updated throughout the season as we get more eyes on players around the region. They also do not yet include players in the class who have just transferred in from other parts of the country.
Here’s a first look at the top ten players in the state of Massachusetts’ class of 2024 rankings…
Coming in at Massachusetts’ first overall spot is Michigan State-commit Bradford Christian/Mass Rivals 6’5” shooting guard Kur Teng, who has exceptional shot-making ability. Teng has had a successful past couple seasons, earning First Team All-Tournament at the 2021 Zero Gravity Prep Classic and receiving recognition as a top overall prospect at the 2022 #NEHF Showcase, both during only his sophomore year. He was one of only five sophomores named to the 2022 All-NEPSAC Class-AA First Team, and one of only four juniors to receive the honor this past season. He was named Adidas 3SSB All-Circuit First Team MVP for his performance with Mass Rivals throughout the summer.
At second is Georgetown-commit Worcester Academy/City Rocks EYBL 6’5” guard Kayvaun Mulready, a strong on-ball defender who can shoot and slash. Mulready averaged roughly 12 points and 8 rebounds for City Rocks in the 2022 Nike EYBL Peach Jam. He was another of the four sophomores to be named to the 2022 All-NEPSAC Class-AA First Team and the five juniors to receive the honor following this past season. This off-season, Mulready’s success has continued, averaging roughly 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals throughout the summer’s EYBL sessions.
At third on the list is Texas A&M-commit Brimmer & May/Mass Rivals 6’4” shooting guard Andre Mills, an explosive, high-motor guard who can really light it up. Mills transferred to Brimmer & May before this past season from Vermont Academy, where he was one of only two sophomores to earn 2022 All-NEPSAC Class-AAA Honorable Mention. He was also another of the five juniors to receive All-NEPSAC Class-AA First Team honors following this past season. Mills’ success has continued this summer, averaging over 20 points for Mass Rivals on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit.
Coming in at fourth is another Texas A&M-commit in Bradford Christian/Mass Rivals 6’8” forward George Turkson, a versatile defender who does what it takes to win games. He was another of the four sophomores to be named to the 2022 All-NEPSAC Class-AA First Team. Turkson has also seen success this past summer, averaging a double-double with Mass Rivals on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit.
Rounding out the top five is Rutgers-commit Brimmer & May/Mass Rivals 6’9” big man Bryce Dortch, a fluid forward with intriguing potential. He was another of the four sophomores to be named to the 2022 All-NEPSAC Class-AA First Team and the five juniors to receive the honor following this past season, during which he averaged just under 20 points.
At sixth is Boston College-commit Newman School/Middlesex Magic 6’1” guard Luka Toews, a true point guard who can lead an offense. Toews was one of only two juniors who were named to the All-NEPSAC Class-AAA First Team for his performance at Newman this past season. He was also selected to represent Team Asia at the 2023 Adidas Eurocamp in Italy. His success has continued this summer, helping Middlesex Magic win the 2023 UAA (Under Armour) Circuit Championship.
Coming in at seventh on the list is another Newman School/Middlesex Magic player in Providence-commit 6’6” forward Ryan Mela, a bouncy wing with finesse around the basket. This past season, Mela averaged 19.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 3.3 steals for Newman, earning All-NEPSAC Class-AAA Honorable Mention. Just this summer, he led Middlesex Magic to their first UAA 17U (Under Armour) Circuit Championship, averaging 15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game and leading the team in scoring both years.
At eighth is Boston College-commit Milton Academy/Expressions Elite 6’4” guard Nick Petronio, an efficient shot-creator who lights it up. Petronio was the only sophomore to earn 2022 All-NEPSAC Class-A First Team honors. This past season, he once again earned All-NEPSAC recognition following his contribution to Milton’s NEPSAC Class-A Championship.
Coming in at ninth is Harvard-commit Milton Academy/Middlesex Magic 6’4” guard Austin Hunt, a high-IQ off-ball guard with elite catch-and-shoot ability. Hunt was one of only two sophomores to earn 2022 All-NEPSAC Class-A Honorable Mention. He has seen all kinds of success more recently, becoming the only junior to be named to the 2023 All-NEPSAC Class-A First Team following Milton’s NEPSAC Class-A Championship and winning a UAA (Under Armour) Circuit Championship with Middlesex Magic this off-season.
Finishing the top ten is another Milton Academy/Middlesex Magic player in 6’2” point guard CJ Cox, a scorer who has been making a lot of noise this off-season. He was named to the All-UAA Circuit Second Team following his performance in the Magic’s UAA Championship run, during which he averaged over 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists, also shooting 38% from deep.
Stay tuned as we continue to release our 2024 rankings.