With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in New York.
We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent, and included 30 other players who just missed the cut. Keep in mind, these selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.
For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in New York, click here.
G: Omar Calhoun, Christ the King, 6-5/190, Senior
Averaged 20.8 points and 6.0 rebounds; ranked No. 27 in ESPNU 100.
G: Isaiah Whitehead, Lincoln, 6-4/195, Sophomore
Put up 13 points and five rebounds per game last year for the Railsplitters.
F: Daniel Dingle, St. Raymond, 6-6/225, Senior
Temple commit was voted CHSAA Player of the Year by coaches; averaged 16.6 points.
F: Christoper Obekpa, Our Savior New American, 6-8/200, Senior
Energy and length make him a triple-double threat every night.
C: Dajuan Coleman, Jamesville DeWitt, 6-10/280, Senior
Three-time Boost Mobile Elite 24 participant is committed to Syracuse.
G: Brian Bernardi, Xaverian, 6-2/180, Senior
One rival coach calls him "the best pure shooter in the city, by far."
G: Isaiah Cousins, Mount Vernon, 6-4/188, Senior
Will serve as new leader for defending state Federation AA champion.
G: Isaiah Lewis, Christ the King, 6-3/160, Junior
Played big role in Royals defending their CHSAA Class AA title last year.
F: Tyler Cavanaugh, Jamesville-DeWitt, 6-8/215, Senior
Wake Forest commit dropped 16 points per game for Class A champs.
F: Kerwin Okoro, St. Raymond, 6-4/190, Senior
Athletic player excels at a little bit of everything; averaged 13.6 points.
G: Shane Rector, St. Raymond, 6-2/185, Junior
Has tremendous upside with athleticism and hops.
G: Terrence Samuel, South Shore, 6-3/175, Junior
Uses combo of size and speed to break down the opposition.
G: Stan Wier, East Aurora, 6-2/210, Senior
Returns to lead Blue Devils after playing in Indiana last season.
F: Emile Blackman, Half Hollow Hills West, 6-4/170, Senior
Human highlight reel dropped 16.4 points per game in 2010-11.
F: Amadou Sidibe, Cardinal Hayes, 6-7/205, Senior
Doesn't mind banging in the post; averaged 13.8 points for Cardinals.
G: C.J. Davis, Archbishop Molloy, 6-1/175, Sophomore
Drew favorable comparisons to NYC legend Omar Cook from one coach.
G: Christian White, Aquinas Institute, 5-11/185, Senior
Capable scorer will play key role for a talented Little Irish squad.
F: Jermaine Lawrence, Cardozo, 6-9/180, Junior
Rising star helped lead Judges to PSAL Class AA semifinals last year.
F: Jarrell Marshall, Mount Vernon, 6-6/215, Senior
Has put on more muscle and developed a soft jumper for this season.
F: Chinonso Obokoh, Bishop Kearney, 6-10/215, Junior
Put up 16.6 points per game as just a sophomore.
Other Top Players
Reggie Agbeko, St. Joe's Collegiate, F, Senior
Joel Angus, Boys & Girls, F, Senior
Jason Boswell, Trinity Catholic, F, Junior
Khadeem Carrington, Bishop Loughlin, G, Sophomore
Travis Charles, Lincoln, F, Senior
Pete Drescher, Jamesville-DeWitt, G, Senior
Jordan Fuchs, Christ the King, F, Junior
Carlos Galen, Samuel Gompers, G, Junior
Myron Hickman, St. Raymond, G, Senior
Jalen Jenkins, Cardinal Hayes, F, Senior
Justin Jenkins, Wings Academy, G, Senior
Tyliek Kimbrough, Boys & Girls, G, Senior
Jarrell Marshall, Mount Vernon, F, Senior
Kevin Mickel, Adelphi Academy, F, Junior
Shadell Millinghaus, Schenectady, F, Senior
Shaquille Moseley, Uniondale, G, Senior
Wesley Myers, Boys & Girls, G, Junior
Kendrick Ray, Middletown, G, Senior
Shane Richards, York Prep, F, Senior
K.J. Rose, Union-Endicott, G, Junior
Zach Rufer, Burke Catholic, G, Senior
Shamiek Shephard, South Shore, G, Junior
Jamail Stanley, Christopher Columbus, G, Junior
Randy Stephens, Mount Vernon, G/F, Senior
Phil Valenti, Aquinas Institute, F, Senior
Lebrent Walker, Our Savior New American, G, Senior
Jordan Washington, Pathways College Prep, C, Junior
Anthony White, William Floyd, F, Senior
Christian White, Aquinas Institute, G, Senior
Will Williams, Newburgh Free Academy, G, Senior
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