Owusu & Bascoe Lead Vermont 2021
It would be wrong to look at the race for the number one ranking in the state of Vermont as a competition between two teammates.
Instead, it is a matter of two teammates being head-and-shoulders ahead of everyone else in the class.
Nana Owuso came in as the top ranked player in the state, and has done nothing to lose that distinction. His defense may still be ahead of his offense but his length, the maturity of his approach, and continued evolution of his offensive game are all very impressive.
Josh Bascoe has been the alpha on the offensive end of the floor more often than not though. He's not only highly skilled, but also able to raise the level of his game in the big moments and on the big stages that this level offers.
Together, that duo compliments each other extremely well. Owusu anchors the defense and Bascoe anchors the offense. Their ability to collectively lead their team to success is far more important than who starts the list at #1 and who sits at #2. In fact, we just might keep alternating the two on the list to illustrate that point!
While Owusu and Bascoe headline the class, there are other notable prospects to know in Vermont's junior class. Another Vermont Academy product, Tyler Andrews, provides a big and athletic wing.
Rice's Michel Ndayishimiye is the pride of the local ranks with his explosiveness, playmaking and huge numbers so far. CVU's Tyler Morehouse and the South Burlington tandem of DeVonte Jackson and Tyler Gammon are other notable true local prospects. Mohammed Awayle is another tough guard for Rice while Montpelier's Leo Riby-Williams and Rutland's Maddox Traynor round out the top ten.