With a start date for Public School Athletic League (PSAL) basketball season up in the air at the moment due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it does not mean BrooklynSportsWorld.com cannot take a look a look at the potential impact boys high school players for the upcoming 2020-21 hoops campaign.
After all, many of the hoopers are coming off successful summer seasons and are ready to torch hardwoods when PSAL action tips off.
Here are five top senior PSAL hoopers among a very talented field.
New York City is known for producing gifted guards, and Crosby is continuing that long tradition.
The WHELS basketball player averaged 22.4 points per game during the regular season and added 24.2 ppg in the postseason, leading the Wolves to the Manhattan Borough Championship and a trip to the PSAL Final Four.
What can you say about Brantley that he has not already proved on the court?
The highly-talented 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard guided Boy & Girls to the PSAL Brooklyn Borough AA Championship in the 2019-2020 season.
Additionally, Brantley finished tenth in the nation in high school scoring, captured the PSAL scoring title with 34.6 points per game, made the Associated Press’s All-State first team, and earned a nomination for the Gatorade Player of the Year award.
Uncommitted at the moment, Brantley holds many Division I offers including the likes of North Carolina A&T, La Salle, Norfolk State, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Manhattan, Creighton, and Iona.
Allen, a Brooklyn Collegiate standout, enjoyed an impressive PSAL campaign, averaging 17.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in 14 contests during the regular season. He added 12.7 ppg and 7.75 rpg in four playoff contests before the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the season.
Allen, a lefty shooting guard who is strong, possesses a nice handle, and is incredibly cunning on the hardwood, is also known for his tremendous work ethic, plus is an above-average student.
Allen holds offers from Division I basketball programs such as FDU, Stony Brook, SUNY Binghamton, Kent State, UMASS, Bryant University, Manhattan College, among others.
Davis is another standout player out of Manhattan. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound point guard suited up for Murry Bergtraum, where he drained a team-high 26.4 ppg and was second on the Blazers in rebounds with 17.7 per contest last year.
Davis has offers from Manhattan, DePaul, Hofstra, North Carolina A&T, Long Beach State, Missouri State, LIU-Brooklyn, IUPUI. St. Francis Brooklyn, Morgan State, and Norfolk State, per Verbal Commits.
Carlos, a Brooklyn native, is an all-around point guard who owns solid leadership skills, with the knack for making players around him better. He passes the ball well, makes smart decisions, and can bang the rock home at a fever pitch.
Moreover, his coaches describe the six-foot Carlos as unselfish, but he managed to lead Thomas Jefferson with 26.7 ppg last season and added 4.3 rpg and 3.9 apg in 14 tilts.
Carlos’ production did not drop off in the PSAL Class AA playoffs, however, as he averaged 22.2 points, 7.25 boards, and 7.5 rebounds in four games.
Carlos has already received offers from Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Bryant, Cincinnati, NC State, and St. Johns, according to Verbal Commits.
— Jerry Del Priore