Tuesday, October 8, 2013

NYBL Release National Top 100 Player List

Wendell Moore-2019's #1 Ranked Player
The NYBL staff has worked very hard to compile the most complete and accurate National Basketball Class of 2019 Top 100 Ranking.  The NYBL staff has had the pleasure of watching and evaluating these players during the competitive inaugural NYBL season, the 6th Grade AAU Nationals in Hampton, VA, at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase where the NYBL All Star Top 20 and Top 40 games took place and at various other tournaments and camps around the country this past AAU season.  These rankings represent post season rankings that will be updated after this upcoming year’s AAU season at which time we will also release National Rankings for the Class of 2020.  When looking at our rankings we take into account the performance, production and potential of the prospect.  Also the player’s IQ and Skill Set come into the equation when we evaluate players.

Although many things can change between a player’s 6th grade year and his senior year of high school, we believe that this is a good starting point in the evaluation process for those talented players who are trying to earn college scholarships.  We understand that there will be debate that some players should be placed higher or lower in the rankings, and that players will move in and out of the class due to the reclassification phenomenon from year-to-year and certain players will get better and others will not, some will stop growing and others will sprout up, but it’s our goal to provide the best and most accurate list through our evaluation process.  So let’s dig in and analyze the Class of 2019 Top 100 National Basketball Rankings.

Jeremiah Francis-NYBL's Top PG
The Perimeter Rules 2019
Right now the breakdown of the Top 100 is heavily weighted to the perimeter.  The class doesn’t seem to have the overall size that the 2018 class does, but that could change as there is a lot of good height on the Watch List and the class is still very young so there is always a potential that the perimeter strength of the class could shift to the post down the road.  There are 22 Point Guards, 22 Shooting Guards, 22 Wing Forwards, 18 Power Forwards, and 16 Centers that comprise the Top 100.  58 of the Top 100 played in the NYBL.  We have also included a 35-player Watch List of players that we are monitoring and who could crack the Top 100 rankings when they are updated next fall.

Scottie Lewis-WF New Jersey
Wing Forwards are the Cream of the Crop
10 of the top 30 players are wing forwards led by Shariff Kenny who plays for DC Assault and plays up with the 2018 team that won the AAU National Championship two seasons ago as 6th Graders.  Kenny is followed by Chandler Lawson, Scottie Lewis, Jordan Mitchell and Thomas Bruner as the Top 5 Wing Forwards in the class.
Kobe Langley-Carolina Prep's Floor General
Carolina Preps have Major Talent
Wendell Moore checks in as the overall #1 prospect and top power forward in the class.  He was the horse that helped lead the Carolina Preps to the National Championship at AAU Nationals and a second place finish in the NYBL.  The Preps have 5 other players that teamed up with Moore to bring home the crown in Hampton debuting in the Top 100. Kobe Langley, Keyshaun Langley, Mike Green, Chaz Gwyn, Max Farthing all are ranked 63 or higher.

Tyler Brelsford-DMV's Top PG
The DMV is Strong with Ballers
5 of the Top 25 teams in the 2013 6th Grade DI Final AAU Power Rankings hail from the DMV which is DC, Maryland and Northern VA.   #8 ETU Select, #11 Baltimore’s Finest, #15 DC Assault, #17 Team Takeover, #22 MADE Elite shows the elite level talent that is in the DMV for the Class of 2019.  Metro Sixers also won the Classic Bracket which would make them the 26th best team in the country.  These top elite nationally ranked team explains why 19 of the Top 100 players reside in Maryland (12), Washington, DC (2), and Virginia (5).  Shariff Kenny, Justin Moore, Levar Allen, Gerard Mungo, Tyler Brelsford are the Top 5 ranked players in the DMV and are all ranked in the Top 27 in the class. The NYBL will take the next 5 weeks to analyze the five Position Rankings starting with the Point Guards next week.  After that we will begin to release our Pre-Season Team Rankings. Let the debate begin!

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