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New York 2018 Top Ten: Moses Brown At the Top of the List
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (12:14 PM CT, Thu March 9, 2017)
Moses Brown continues to see his stock rise.
Moses Brown continues to see his stock rise.
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

New York, NY (Future150) -- With the high school season winding down and AAU season being right around the corner, college coaches are firmly focused on the class of 2018. With that in mind, Future150 ranks the top ten juniors in the state of New York. Players who are from New York, but play their high school ball in another state, were not eligible for this list:

1.| Moses Brown, C, Archbishop Molloy: Brown has always had a ton of natural ability, but has become a more consistent producer in the past year. His size and mobility are unteachable, and make him a potentially elite defender at the next level. Molloy is heading to the CHSAA finals and there's little doubting that his presence in the paint on both ends has a lot to do with it. 

2.| Jeenathan Williams, SF, University Prep Charter: Williams has perhaps the most upside of anyone on this list. The 6-foot-6 wing forward is an incredible athlete and has a good wingspan as well. It looks like he's still realizing how good he can be, and may be a big breakout performer this spring. 

3.| Hameir Wright, SF, Albany Academy: Wright had plenty of suitors in the class of 2017, but the athletic wing forward felt another year of seasoning would help him prepare for the college ranks. With ideal size for the perimeter, a decent looking shot, and the ability to get to the rim, it's easy to understand why he projects as a top 50 option in this class.

4.| Markquis Nowell, PG, Bishop Loughlin: Nowell may be short in stature, but more than makes up for it with his killer instict. With range well past the three-point line, Nowell has proven to be a complete scorer and high level distributor. Playing with New Heights this season, the ball will be in his hands, giving him the opportunity to show the nation what he is capable of.

5.| Alan Griffin, SF, Archbishop Stepinac: The Chicago native is in his first year at Stepinac and helped the program to the CHSAA semi-finals. A versatile wing forward, Griffin has done a bit of everything this season. While he can score on multiple levels, it is his ability to rebound and defend multiple positions that make him highly intriguing.

6.| Khalid Moore, SG, Archbishop Molloy: Another player with significant upside, Moore doesn't have to be counted on as heavily as some of the others on this list. Playing with Brown and 2019 guard Cole Anthony, Moore is the third option offensively. At 6-foot-6, he looks like a high level wing, but needs to up his production a bit to make a move up this list. 

7.| Boubacar Diakite, SF, Our Savior New American: The St. John's commit looked poised for a huge junior campaign before going down with an injury earlier this year. Diakite has gone from a stretch-four man to a player with wing capabilities. Standing at 6-foot-8, that is a very scary proposition. 

8.| Mika Adams-Woods, PG, Bishop Ludden: There has been talk of Adams-Woods reclassing to 2019 after this season, but until then he will be listed as a member of 2018. A heady lead guard, Adams-Woods has uncanny vision and the ability to create for his teammates. He may not have the same upside as some of the others in this group, but projects as a uber-productive point guard at the next level. 

9.| Mamadou Doucoure, C, Our Savior New American: A Rutgers commit, Doucoure is a bruising big man who rebounds and defends at a high rate. He has a college-ready frame and room for growth offensively. If his offensive arsenal ever catches up to his defense, he may look like a steal for The Scarlet Knights.

10.| Jared Rhoden, SF, Our Savior Lutheran: This is Rhoden's first season at Our Savior Lutheran and it's clear that the move has paid off. A naturally talented wing scorer, Rhoden has taken his game to another level. He has also proven to be a high level rebounder for his position. Look for his recruitment to hit another level this AAU season. 


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