Iona offers 6-7 Jared Garcia (St Thomas More), 6-8 Kareem Reid (John Bowne), 5-11 Joe Toussaint (Card Hayes), 6-5 Nate Tabor (Our Savior New Am, class of 2020), and 6-7 Zack Crissler (Lasalle College Prep).
Jared Garcia- 6'7" SF from St Thomas More. A Texas transfer who at 15 is the youngest player ever accepted by the St Thomas More Prep team. Started as a freshman on a Cypress Lakes (TX) team that was featured top 10 recruit and Kentucky star De'Aaron Fox. Garcia was the only freshman chosen to the All District 2nd Team. He is big, quick, athletic and gets to the hoop with authority. He has all the tools to be a star if he works hard. Will be playing AAU ball with the NY Res this summer. Has offers from SFU, Texas and Texas A&M.
Zack Crisler - 6'8" PF from LaSalle Prep. Played AAU with Philly Pride but will play with the NY Res this summer.
A report from last year by City of Basketball Love" "Strengths: Mobile forward who moves well for his age and size; can pull up and knock down a jumper from out to the 3-point arc. Has a solid post game, with good hands and a soft left hook that he'll utilize whenever he gets a chance. Can put the ball on the floor and keeps his head up when he does so; willing post passer.
Weaknesses: Still very much a "tweener," who was able to get by previously on his size alone but is now learning how to develop a combo forward's game in a still-developing body. Needs to continue to develop consistency with mid-range jump shot and another post move or two. Must continue to develop overall foot speed and lateral quickness to defend more mobile forwards.
Overall: There's a lot of upside to this young forward, whose game could go in several directions. He certainly looks like he'll grow a few more inches, and if he continues to refine his skillset both in the paint and outside of it, there's a good chance he's a high-major '4' man in two years' time. If he puts in the necessary work in both the gym and the weight room, Crisler could be one of the top prospects in the 2019 class in this region."
Has offers from ODU and Columbia...looks from Drexel, Lafayette and ND.
I moved this as he has reclassified from 2018. He is also transferring to the Christ School (N.C.) and has blown up playing in the EYBL.
Jalen Lecque 6'2" SG out of Monsignor Scanlan. Rated 3 stars by ESPN. Athletic, good motor, good handle, loves to dunk but needs to put on some more muscle IMHO. Gets to the hoop easily and likes to go at other good players. Can shoot the three especially off the dribble. Plays his best in transition. Can defend and generates steals. Holds offers from San Jose State, Rhode Island, Manhattan, Rider, Stony Brook, VCU. Miami, Wake Forest, Texas Tech, Minnesota, Houston, Kansas State and St. John’s.
Joel Soriano - 6'9" C, a Yonkers kid who plays for Stepinac. Has a 7-1 wingspan. Grew 8 inches since he was in 8th grade. Holds offers from Lasalle, Manhattan and Old Dominion.
Kid has loads of potential. Often disappears in games and gets bullied by smaller, more physical players. He's the kinda kid that can certainly run with us, so I understand the interest. Just don't get fooled by his size, he's not a banger. Although, two years of seasoning could change that for sure.
Pat Lawless @patlawless_ 2h2 hours ago C.J. Coleman, a class of 2019 Big Man playing for @wrightwayskills (MA), has picked up an offer from Iona.
C.J. Coleman Dexter 6'11 CSouthfield (MA). The kid has a nice shooting touch from outside (even out to the three), has a good hook shot, good handle, good footwork, can block shots and has very good hands. Has offers from BU, Quinnipiac, Columbia, South Florida, UCONN, Rider, UNLV and Stony Brook. Looks from Providence, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Northeastern and St Joe's.
From Hoop Group Providence Jam Fest: "Class of 2019 Big Man C.J. Coleman from WrightWay Skills raised some eyebrows today with his play. Coleman has great size and is a matchup problem for some teams with his shooting ability. With his strong play through three Hoop Group events, he has a lot of Division One programs keeping track of him"
Pat Lawless @patlawless_ Glenn Anderson, a class of 2019 PG from Brooklyn Collegiate Preparatory (NY)/New Heights (NY), has picked up an offer from Iona.
Glen "JoJo" Anderson - 5'8" PG - NY style PG... tough, quick and runs the floor. Has offers from Howard and UNLV. Interest from UCONN, Fairfield, Rider and RMU.
Report from the Hardwood Insider: "Anderson is low to the ground and excels at getting into the paint off the bounce. He has a nice handle with good change of pace. Despite his height, he attacks the rim unafraid finishing by avoiding defenders with side steps. Look for his stock to increase as he continues to compete on the circuit this summer and next year with Brooklyn Collegiate."