Fairfield Ludlowe, 2024
Tate Mahoney is a tall knock down shooter that hits over 40% from three point range. More recently -- Tate has become a dynamic scorer unafraid to put the ball on the floor, pull up mid-range or finish at the rim. He has become an active defender who can rebound. The combination of Tate's high basketball IQ and lethal shooting range make him a player to watch over the next few high school basketball seasons.
Fairfield Warde, 2023
Jack Plesser uses his speed, length and athleticism to outrun the opposing team and get buckets. Jack’s improved shooting from the outside is turning him into an even tougher defensive assignment. He can pull up on a dime for floaters in the lane, knock down a mid-range jumper and stretch the floor with three pointers.
Daniel Hand High School, 2024
Kyle Hoffman is a long and athletic player that can do it all. His dynamic offensive skill set includes consistent outside shooting, mid-range shooting, slashing to the rim and going coast to coast. Defensively Kyle impacts the game with deflections, rejections and rebounds in large crowds. He threw down his first dunk as an 8th grader and the sky is the limit.
Hopkins School, 2024
Axel Fine is a coach on the floor. He sees the strategy of the game in real-time while in the middle of the action, and at a higher level than many coaches. Axel is a tough competitor with great floor vision and passing skills. He has a strong build that he uses to create space when reeling in rebounds. Axel can put it on the floor and also knock down the open outside shot.
Hopkins School. 2024
Liam Yin is a coach's dream -- he is tough, fundamental and humble. Liam lets his actions do the talking, and through an unmatched work ethic he has developed into an all-around player on both ends of the floor. He has always been able to impact the game with rebounding, defense and mid-range shooting. However Liam has become more dynamic recently by stretching the floor with three pointers, while also equally dynamic at attacking the rim.
Fairfield Prep, 2022
Griffin Harding is a big, strong kid who shoots from the outside with efficiency. The combination of size and shooting allows him to stretch the floor, square up defenders and attack openings in the defense as available. Griffin is able to use his size to battle down low and grab tough rebounds.
Fairfield Prep, 2022
Jack Petrafesa is a high energy player which allows him to impact the game on both ends of the court. Defensively, he is a “ball hawk,” in constant motion with a mindset of disrupting rhythm and stealing the basketball. In transition, Jack can see the floor and run the lanes. His wide-ranging offensive skills include outside shooting, mid-range jumpers and strong penetration to the rim.
Fairfield Ludlowe, 2022
Charlie Began is like a “swiss army knife” of skills as he can do just about anything on the basketball court. He’s a strong kid who looks to facilitate, which is why Charlie’s teammates love to play with him. In addition to terrific passing skills — Charlie can shoot, ball-handle and dribble drive.
Fairfield Warde, 2022
Jordyn Davis is a long and athletic wing player that makes the game of basketball look easy. He can take his defender off the dribble with an assortment of moves, and finish creatively at the basket. An underrated aspect of Jordyn’s skill set is his mid-range jump shooting. Jordyn is an active defender and if he gets into the open floor then he will entertain the crowd with a highlight reel dunk.
Fairfield Warde, 2022
Justyn Davis is a talented outside shooter that also has the ability to make good things happen around the basket. His quick release shooting mechanics keep the defender off balance, as they need to play higher up. Justyn understands angles and will use that to his advantage in setting up the shot. His shot has a high arc so he can get clean looks in the lane. He has great length for rebounding.
St. Luke’s School, 2023
Ethan Crawford is a high level guard with mastery over ball control, floor vision and shooting. He can handle any type of pressure and whip passes to the weak-side like the best of them. Perhaps what separates Ethan at the guard position is his elite shooting from all over the hardwood, including in transition.
Hopkins School, 2025
Justin Wang is lightning fast; a blur on the floor. He uses his explosiveness and impressive body balance to leave defenders behind him or make them miss. Justin's ball-handling has always been top-notch and he is an elite perimeter defender. Justin has improved his outside shooting which has taken his game to another level.
Cristo Rey Brooklyn, 2024
Justyn Capellan is a unique player because of his combination of size and agility. He is a big, strong kid who knows how to use his body -- but also has the skills and speed to bring finesse into his game. Justyn is a team-first player who wants to win above all. He enjoys being unselfish and making the extra pass. Justyn knows when to be aggressive and he gets fouled often because of his physicality, and is a good free throw shooter.
Staples High School, 2022
JT Shapiro is a physically strong kid and as tough as they come. He will come up with a rebound or loose ball amongst much bigger opponents. His basketball IQ is second to none and this translates to near-perfect decision-making throughout the course of a game. JT’s ball distribution skills are dazzling. He is unselfish and so passes on many shots that he is capable of knocking down.
Bunnell High School, 2022
Andrew Soltis is a ferocious defender with many dangerous offensive skills to round out his game. He has very long arms that he uses to swat away shots in the paint, or lock down perimeter players looking to drive through the lane. Andrew cleans the defensive glass, crashes the offensive boards, and has excellent footwork from wherever he is operating. Andrew won’t back down from anyone.
Weston High School, 2023
Jack Fitzmaurice is a smart, controlled wing player with the ability to light it up from long range. He is strong and balanced at all times which makes it difficult to knock him off his game. Jack uses athleticism to grab tough rebounds and can snap passes over the top of pesky defenders.
Ridgefield High School, 2023
Evan Koerner, AKA “Baby Westbrook,” attacks the game with fearless play-making ability. Evan is an explosive athlete with jaw-dropping change-of-speed agility at the guard position. He is more of a ‘combo guard’ because of an equal threat to score and distribute. Evan fills up the stat sheet with points, rebounds, assists and steals.
Ridgefield High School, 2023
Jordan Katz is the definition of a “floor general,” with the highest of basketball IQ’s at the point guard position. He possesses exceptional passing skills, with an even more impressive timing for when to make the pass. Jordan uses these instincts to make his mark on any game against opponents of any size. It also helps that Jordan can shoot and breakdown defenders with the dribble.
Jonathan Law High School, 2023
Nolan Hansen has been the tallest player on his team for a long time. He also happens to be a very smart and skilled basketball player, which is bad news for opposing teams. Nolan’s footwork has improved over the years, and he knows how to effectively pivot into scoring opportunities from different spots on the floor. He can shoot, pass and block shots.
Naugatuck High School, 2022
Ryan Noble is a sharp shooter that is always ready to let it fly. He can knock it down from anywhere behind the three point line. This is a testament to his 24/7 work ethic. As Ryan continues to grow and become more explosive, these offensive skills will flourish even more.
Naugatuck High School, 2022
Timmy Bristol attacks the game of basketball with relentless energy and enthusiasm to become the best he can be. In his spare time, he reads books written by basketball legends of the past. On the court, Timmy never stops moving and can do it all. He’s tenacious defensively and can shoot from anywhere on the floor. Timmy likes to get out in transition where he can drop down an effective “Euro Step” from time to time.
Joel Barlow High School, 2022
Caiden Clayton is a play-making wing player with good size. He is meticulous in his off-the-court training regimen, and the results manifest in games. Caiden’s explosiveness comes from lower body strength. He draws in the defense with the dribble-drive and can absorb contact. More frequently, Caiden is finishing with creativity.
Wilton High School, 2022
Committed: West Point, United Stated Military Academy (soccer)
Max Andrews has a non-stop motor and brings a physical toughness to the game every time he takes the court. He is a ball hawk with dominant rebounding and defensive abilities. Max’s combination of speed and strength can be attributed to his talents as a soccer player. He has competed internationally for the United States Under-15 National Team and the New York Red Bulls. He will be continuing his athletic career at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Max approaches every game with character and sportsmanship and we look forward to watching his future accomplishments.
King School, 2022
Committed: Duke University (baseball)
Hiro Wyatt has unique length while also being light on his feet. For a taller player, Hiro has a nice shooting touch from the outside. He also has an uncanny knack for blocking shots. For all of these basketball strengths, Hiro accomplished so much success in baseball that he was offered a scholarship to play baseball at Duke University. Hiro is an outstanding athlete and young man, and we are proud to call him a Fierce alum.
Choate Rosemary Hall, 2022
Committed: Undecided (football)
Harrison Keith is a quiet leader who does all of the small things that make for a strong player and great teammate. Harrison is tough, aggressive and skilled on the court. He can shoot, attack the basket to find the open man, rebound, run the floor and cause chaos defensively. He’s an unselfish player that cares about the team above all. Harrison’s toughness has translated to the football field where he plans to play at the college level.