Posted On: 03/22/21 4:27 PM


The High School Basketball season in Western New York is complete! There is a myriad of young talent in the Monsignor Martin Conference. This article will focus on players who made the most of their Junior season.


Declan Ryan - Canisius High School


Declan Ryan is a old school, back-to-the-basket player. He is most comfortable with both feet rooted in the paint. Ryan prefers to use his imposing size and strength to bully opponents into uncomfortable situations. Canisius was successful this season in large part due to his contributions in the Crusader frontcourt.


At the high school level, Ryan is hard to stop when he gets deep positioning. In the post, he is best when he can take his time and feel the defense on his hip. When he has enough time, more often than not he is able to hit a cutting teammate with a pass or call his own number. He made 61% of his field goals this season- that is a major problem for opposing defenses! All the other teams in the conference need to make immediate adjustments this summer and come back with a new gameplan to neutralize Declan Ryan in his

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