Posted On: 02/2/21 9:58 AM

After almost a full year hiatus, New York State High School Basketball is back. Today, Monday, February 1st, 2021, marks the first day that "High Contact Sports" are able to begin practicing again. With the return of basketball comes the return thousands of student athletes looking for a shot at playing on the next level. While Seniors are probably ecstatic on getting their final season and will be poised to have some collegiate-level talent, there’s a very talented set of underclassmen that have had a year of growing and grinding against more adversity than any class prior. 

The last time we saw these guys they were inexperienced Sophomores just looking to battle for minutes against players one to two years their senior. Let’s take a look at a few players ready to step into pivotal roles during their Junior Season this year.


Mason Courtney - 6’3 G - Shenendehowa

Courtney stands out as one of the only returners on a Section II winning Shen team last year, and is also the first of three players on this list who play AAU with the Adirondack Wild. Mason’s offseason clips show he’s made a massive leap both physically and

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