Rankings Announced in Loaded NH 2015 Class
The returning talent in the state of New Hampshire is off the charts in the 2015 class, so much so that there is already as much star power in the Granite State as the rest of New England combined.
It begins with a pair of backcourt mates at Brewster Academy, both of whom stole the show at various points this summer.
Jalen Adams made national headlines when he committed to UConn just prior to the evaluation period and backed it up by continuing to be one of the best playmaking guards on the Adidas circuit. His effortless feel for the game and smooth body control are almost old news at this point, albeit no less impressive, but the newest developments in his game saw him become more of a lead guard by taking the initiative to create for others.
Donovan Mitchell was as big of a summer stock-riser as there was in the country this July, playing his way into a variety of new offers and ultimately a commitment to Louisville. Mitchell was another guy who started to show playmaking ability with the ball in his hands as he began to transition into more of a lead guard, all while playing with an attacking mentality and showing off an improved jumper.
New Hampton forward Tyler Lydon had a solid showing in the EYBL but was most impressive by earning a spot on Team USA’s u18 national team, a group comprised primarily of college freshmen.
Tilton guard Terance Mann is as versatile a player as there is in New England and now headed to Florida State where he’ll continue to work on becoming the big point guard we started to see during the recent EYBL season.
Jarred Reuter is another player who had a great summer, beginning with a monster performance at the Reebok Breakout Classic and continuing through the rest of the month. The Brewster big man, best known for his rugged productivity inside and passing ability, pledged to Virginia shortly thereafter.
A.J. Turner was making some waves last spring but unfortunately suffered an injury in late June that impacted the rest of his summer. He’s back to full speed now and generating recruitment from Boston College, Harvard, Wake Forest, and Stanford among others as he prepares for his senior season. Teammate Jeremy Miller is another guy who will be looking to put it all together for his senior season, combining his size, length, mobility, and skill set to the perimeter.
Tilton big man Anthony Green had a breakout senior season at North Quincy High School in Massachusetts last year, preceded by a major growth spurt, and proved to be a hot name this summer in his first real experience against high level competition. Look for him to continue to make big strides this year as that transition continues and his recruitment likely grows accordingly.
KUA’s Moses Toriola is another big man who looked good at various points this summer and now has an opportunity to come in and play a much bigger role in his senior season. His backcourt mate Crew Ainge rounds out the top ten as one of the hardest playing guards around and someone who is now making an unprecedented impact on both ends of the floor thanks to the rapid progression of his game within the last year.
Remember, NERR’s post-summer rankings do not include new prospects to the region – such as Justin Simon, Alex Illikainen, John Crosby and others – until our pre-season rankings update later this fall.