Several high school basketball insiders believe that the Newark, N.J., native and younger brother of NFL linebacker Tahir Whitehead could follow the path from high school straight to NBA in 2022 when the one-and-done college rule could be changed.
For next season, Pitino landed local product Christ the King's Ryan Myers, and JUCO player Tahlik Chavez, a six-foot-two, 180-pound combo guard out of Garden City Community College in Kansas.
The two-star small forward and Bronx native holds offers from Western Illinois, North Folk State, Fordham, UMass, Canisius, and St. Bonaventure.
Kristina Rush, Anna Jankovic, Katie Drozd, and Grace Thybulle are players to eye in 2020-21.
Considered one of the top New York City players by high school insiders at his position, Johnson excelled as a Lion in the 2019-20 season, dropping in 11 points, 8.16 assists, and 5.58 rebounds per game in 12 contests. He also added 15.25 points, eight dishes, and 7.25 boards per game in four PSAL Class AA playoff tilts before the season came to an abrupt end due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Nicole Melious averaged 34 points, 8.1 assists, and five rebounds in 11 games.
Six NJ high school girls primed for a big season.
Make sure to keep an eye on these 5 NY girl high school hoopsters throughout the summer and into the next high school season.
A well above average student, Daniello possesses a solid skillset at the point guard position, with quick movements, and a nice, accurate jump shot, as well a sweet floater to the hoop, according to scouting reports.
Melious’s college list includes offers from the likes of Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Rutgers, Quinnipiac, Seton Hall, Fordham, University of Denver, Manhattan College, US Naval Academy, University of Loyal Chicago, Syracuse, UNC Asheville, Georgia Tech, Butler, Ohio State, Xavier, Purdue, among others.