Updated 2020 State Rankings Announced
It has been a long time coming, but with the grassroots season now over, we are ready to update rankings in all six New England states.
Lots has certainly changed in recent months as various players have emerged (click here to read the YurView New England feature on 2020 stock-risers), some of left the region, and others have moved to new destinations within New England.
This will be just the tip of the iceberg as well with the region's various prep schools set to welcome new talent in the coming weeks.
Until then though, the post-summer rankings feature players who are returning to the region.
Hassan Diarra takes over as the new top ranked prospect in the Nutmeg State. With a handoff of high-major offers to his name, Diarra is as tough as they come with terrific positional size, and an expending skill set. The former number one, Nate Tabor, sits in the second spot while returning prep products Enoch Cheeks, Ronnie DeGray, and Cairo McCrory round out the top five.
Richard Springs' commitment to UConn in 2019 created a void at the top of Massachusetts' 2020 class and Dallion Johnson, who committed to Penn State last month, is the current leader. The race couldn't be much closer though as Justin Vander Baan's continued emergence, Josh Ogundele's recent improvements, Quest Harris' consistency, and Kam Farris' ascension are all themes to keep an eye on in the coming months.
Aidan Carpenter was one of the top stock-risers in all of New England over the course of the last three months and while the Connecticut native will not return to the Hyde School, he's staying up north to star for Lee Academy. Other notable returners in Maine's 2020 class is local product Leyton Bickford, who is already committed to the University of Maine, and a trio of guards in the prep ranks - Mikey West, Jalen Graham, and Bryson Andrews.
Matt Cross and DeMarr Langford are both transferring into Brewster Academy, where they'll join Jamal Mashburn Jr., to give the Bobcats the top three ranked prospects in the state. Jordan Geromino, arguably New England's biggest summer stock-riser currently sits at four but could be on the verge of another jumper, while Proctor Academy point guard Bol Akot rounds out the top five.
Myles Wilmoth had a very productive spring on the EYBL and committed to Butler prior to the July recruiting period. He continues to be the top-ranked prospect in Rhode Island's 2020 class while Tyler Kolek provides the only real competition. Erickson Bans has moved into the top three after a big grassroots season while Sean James is right behind after a productive summer.
As usual, Vermont Academy is the gate to the top talent in the Green Mountain state. While there are other post-graduate reinforcements coming in this year, Jake Cook and Bijon Sidhu are the top two returning prospects in the state.