Last Saturday I visited the New Heights/New York Lightning combine which featured some of the best prospects from the area. Part one of the evaluations will primarily focus on the big men of the combined program.
Sunday Silas | 7’0″ | Our Savior Lutheran ’22 – Silas is a space-eating big with soft hands and really good feet. When he sets screens it’s like a solar eclipse for defenders. He moves well in small spaces becoming a strong pick and roll threat. The three-star prospect currently holds offers from Rutgers, Manhattan College, Wake Forest, St. John’s, and Illinois just to name a few.
| 6’8″ | Cardinal Hayes ’22 – Tobe continues to take his game to new heights. The burly big man was aggressive throughout the combine, especially during the scrimmages. He attacked the rim on offense and collected every rebound in his area. The definition of a student-athlete, Tobe currently has a 4.0 GPA.
Youssouf Singare | 6’10″ | Upper Room Christian ’22 – Youssouf is a long wiry athletic big with very good shot-blocking instincts. He uses his lively frame to be an active rim runner and court presence on both ends. He has very good timing on the glass reading the trajectory of the basketball. His size and length (7’2 wingspan, estimated) make him an intriguing prospect.
Tarik Watson | 6’8″ | Don Bosco ’24 – Tarik is a physically strong inside presence with broad shoulders and enhanced defensive instincts. Although he was absent from the combine I was able to watch him on multiple occasions throughout the season. Tarik has an advanced feel in the paint and is capable of playing with his back to the basket. He crashes every missed shot controlling the boards. Tarik currently holds offers from Georgetown and Creighton.
| 6’11″ | South Shore HS ’23 – The wiry long-term prospect plays with a ton of energy. He covers a good amount of ground with his 7’3″ wingspan (estimated). As he continues to develop physically his game will take off as well. He has the potential to be a solid contributor on both ends because of his size and length. Will currently holds offers from Oklahoma State and Howard.
Jonathan N’Djamana | 6’10″ | Our Savior Lutheran
Jonathan Sigurdsson | 6’10″ | Brunswick