New England’s Top 40 for 2022
Yesterday, we published our first set of 2022 rankings in all six New England states.
Today, it’s time for a composite list of New England’s sophomore class as a whole.
Collectively speaking, this looks like a group that has a chance to be one of New England’s best as there’s lots of talent at the top of the class, plenty of depth, and still new names undoubtedly yet to emerge.
The battle for the top spot is a close one that figures to remain that way for the foreseeable future.
Dasonte Bowen came into the year as top ranked player and he’s done nothing but live up to that so far, but there’s also increased competition.
Donovan Clingan’s name took off this summer and he’s probably now the most recruited player in the class. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes of watching him to see why as his combination of size and skill are obvious.
No player has been more productive versus better competition so far this season than Alex Karaban. He’s exceeded all expectations, shown his versatility, and put up huge numbers in the process.
Chisom Okpara is the most physically imposing player in the class. He’s physical, powerful, already able to impose his will, and quickly developing playmaking ability.
That foursome has been at the top of the class so far but there’s a plethora of others with the tools to potentially be at the top of the list before it’s all said and done.
Kyle Filipowski’s potential is tremendous given his size, skill, and relative mobility and athleticism. Kyle Hicks’ measurables jump off the page while he’s made consistent strides in his skill-set as well. TJ Power’s skill and efficiency in the frontcourt make him a special prospect while Preston Murphy Jr. has a similarly advanced feel for the game in the backcourt. Avery Brown is starting to put all the pieces together in the midst of a breakout year while Isaiah Earl is a raw but imposing big man who is still growing.
That’s really just the tip of the iceberg too. Keyonte Beals, Abdullah Mahamed, Desmond Claude, and Bube Momah all have all the tools necessary to play their way up to the highest levels with continued hard-work. Will Batchelder already has offers as high as the A10 while Matt Curtis and Josh Morissette are cut from a similar cloth in terms of their early skill and maturity.
Cleto Chol is an imposing physical prospect while Tre Norman is a high upside big guard. Tony Felder is a playmaker extraodinaire at a young age while Darrel Yepdo is an emerging guard with all the requisite intangibles. Luke Hunger is a skilled big with great size. Matt Filipowski is a true low post anchor and center. Chandler Wilson is a much-improved southpaw scoring guard. Rowan Brumbaugh is a true point guard with a high IQ. Kyle Squires is a big shot-making wing. Torran Boswoth is a smooth southpaw scoring guard. Joey Thomas is a high-upside guard with clear tools.
The rest of the top 40 sophomores in New England include Kalu Anya, Deven Austin, Jarrel Okorougo, Amari Howell, Sean Seymour, Aidan Cammann, Hayden Abdullah, JoPaul McKreith, Marvin Musiime-Kamali, Darryl Simmons, Ahmadou Ndiaye, and Keyshawn Mitchell.