Top of the Class in Mass

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Top of the Class in Mass

Jaylen Brantley and Rene Castro much prefer to play with each other than against each other. 

As the reigning backcourt for BABC’s national championship team a year ago, Brantley and Castro have one heck of a resume when they are side by side. 

When separated, both members of the tandem have managed to distinguish themselves during the prep school season as well.  Brantley has drawn headlines for his late game heroics this season for Wilbraham and Monson while Castro has been on a tearing of late, putting up huge numbers in the scoring column for Worcester Academy.  

The duo owns the top two spots in the recently updated Massachusetts class of 2013 rankings, while the third spot goes to Andrew Chrabascz, who leads the way for another AA powerhouse in Cushing Academy. 

The top five is rounded out by two first year prep products in Northfield Mount Hermon’s Anthony Dallier and Notre Dame Prep’s Matt Atewe

Stoughton High School’s Aaron Calixte collects the MIAA’s top honors as the top ranked junior in the public school domain while Northfield Mount Hermon big man Pete Miller is ranked seventh overall. 

Distance has only made the heart grow fonder for Ikemefuna Ngwudo who remains one of the state’s top frontcourt prospects despite missing time this season with injury. 

The MIAA has their second prospect on the list as Charlestown High School’s Tyrese Hoxter makes his debut in the ninth spot, while John Powell owns the final spot on the list. 

The top ten is really only the beginning of the state’s talent as prospects like Kamali Bey, Jake Fay, Adrian Oliveira, Maurice Taylor, Timmance McKinney, Skyler White, Nate Anderson, Jalen Myrie, Tom Bajda, Colin Richey, Sam Donahue, Thomas Rivard, Kamari Robinson, and others help to form a tremendously deep junior class in Massachusetts.