Class of 2016 The players who will be added to this list are recognized as some of the younger, promising players in the Eastern United States. If we have overlooked a player on your team, or a player from your area please send the player's name, address and a line of information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Allentown Allen, Dante' Rockmore, CJ Anderson
Bishop McDevitt, JoJo Headen, Manny Piper, Bryce Hall, James
Chambersburg, Carlin Christian
Emmanuel Baptist, Nehemiah Mack
Indiana, Alicia Kunkle, Mikala Misleany, Sophie Manges
Northeastern, Donovian Maxfield, Kody Reeser, Marcus Josey
North Schuylkill, Tiffany Lapotsky.
Saucon Valley, Mike Brown
St. Clair/Pottsville, Sadie Cresswell
St. Mary's Area, Alli Volmer, Rachel Bauer, Maddies Squires, Natalie Rhoades, Kira Schrefler, Sara Newell
Susquehanna Twp, Ben Walker, Nehemiah "Bud" Mack
West Mont Christian Academy, Brooks Bradshaw-
West York, Joshua Bailey
Class of 2016
Nehemiah "Bud" Mack (Susquehanna HS) - Bud is a 6'0 185 lb strong pg who imposes his will on his defender. This kid has incredible speed and just understands the game as well as any player in the area. He's one of the top five 8th graders in the State of PA and had a superb year at Emmanuel Baptist as their Varsity starting PG as an 8th grader. Finish the year averaging 20ppg and 6 assist.... Now he has to play with a high level of intensity if he wants to always be mentioned with the ELITE guards in the State....
AJ Perez (CD ) - AJ is a handful for any player. This kid just knows how to play basketball and he makes it look so easy. Most coaches will play him inside but he can take his guy from the perimeter as well. He will be a stud in the future. As Devin Thomas moves out, AJ moves in..... If given the opportunity, he could produce as a freshman...
Derrick Ford (Cedar Cliff) - Derrick is a very skilled big guy who does a great job finishing with either hand. He can hit the 15 footer and he has a number of moves around the basket. Tons of schools will be knocking on his door after graduation.... Look for him to be a stud for Cedar Cliff.... Has the potential to be the leading scorer on a young team...
Ahkee Cowan (CD East) - Very tough on the ball defender and can score in bunches. Game is very different than his older brother Eddie because Ahkee will attack the defense from every angle. Small but don't sleep, he will burn you. You won't find a better on the ball defender than this kid but don't sleep, he will light it up on offense as well....
JaRon Grayer (Steelton) - JaRon is a flat out scorer and will make sure he gets the job done. Very hard to handle him in transition because of his ability to drive and shoot. He needs more help at Steelton because he'll face double teams every game on the JV level... With his size and ability, he may even get some varsity time this year...
Jabari Tate ( Steelton) - Extremely smart pg who looks to make plays for others all the time. Once he's in the half court set, he is very crafty with the ball. Will have to get stronger and faster so he can compete at a very high level one day.
JoJo Headen (McDevitt) - Excellent shooter spotting up and has a very high IQ for the game. Son of a football coach, you would have thought his dad was a basketball coach looking at his knowledge of the game. Tough to defend from all angles of the court.
Manny Piper (McDevitt) - Manny is the best shooter in this class... He can let it fly from deep too... Very athletic and is a gym rat.... This kid loves to play ball.....
Bryce Hall (McDevitt) - Bryce is a nice combo guard with good length... He can get into the lane and finish strong at the basket... Has a pretty slow release on his shot but can knock it down if left open...
Ben Walker (Susquehanna) - Ben is a lefty who just keeps getting better. Had a rough summer with a wrist injury but he was playing at a high level before hand. Expect a big year from Ben on the 8th grade team.
Morgan Keiser (Red Land) - Keiser is well known on the West Shore but not many on the East Shore know this kid... He is long and can kill from the inside or outside... Had a very good year on the freshman team at Red Land and should move right into Varsity next year... Remember the name..... He will be a stud of a player...
James Williams (McDevitt) - James is a smooth wing forward who plays hard non stop... Long and athletic standing at 6'1, this kid has huge room for growth in his game.. He can knock down shots and changes up shots in the paint... Will fit in nice at McDevitt next year... I expect him to learn the ropes on JV and then work his way up nicely into the Varsity program...
Theo Braddy (CD) - This kid has really impressed me as of late... He is about 6'4 and has
Credits: Charles Rockmore, St. Marys Daily Press,