Early Risers NYC 17u College Prospects
Early Risers NYC is a Bronx based basketball program who’s mission is to build a solid foundation for young men from inner city communities to excel through sports. Their 17u basketball team this spring is loaded with high potential talent.
Jabi Alberto (2023) 6’6 wing New York Military Academy - Jabi is a versatile wing who can help any team in a number of ways. A big guard with the ability to handle the ball, shoot it with range, and an excellent passer. Can play positions 1-4. Super competitive and coachable.
Darrel “DJ” Victory (2022) 5’7 Cardinal Hayes High - DJ is a BLUR. A one man press break who reads defenses at an extremely high level, locates his teammates with pinpoint passes, and is a 94 feet defender. A TRUE POINT GUARD. He can run a team at any level. He is a much improved jump shooter with the ability to finish at the rim over size.
Assad Madassalia (2022) 6’6 New York Military Academy - Standing 6’6 with a 7’3 wingspan, Assad is a LOCKDOWN defender capable of guarding positions 1-4 at an extremely high level. Very strong and athletic. Rebounds and blocks shot at a high level. He now has a much improved offensive game. Can shoot spotting up from 3 and pick and pop in the midrange. He is adept at finishing with either hand around the basket.
Francisco Mattei (2023) 6’0 New York Military Academy - A knockdown shooter with a much improved handle and body. Much much stronger. Can shoot with deep range off the catch. Solid defender. High IQ, high academic player. Holds a 4.3 GPA through high school. Can play either guard spot at a high level.
Liam Sherwood (2022) 6’9 270lbs New York Military Academy - Very skilled big man. Nice touch from mid range and can step out and hit the 3. Solid rebounder and an excellent passer out the post. Capable of controlling games for stretches with his combination of post scoring and passing.
David Teele (2022) 6’3 Teaneck High (NJ) - A 3 level scorer capable of taking over games with his ability to score the basketball. High IQ guard who plays on both ends of the floor. His length causes havoc to opposing teams defense. Solid ball handler. Can guard 1-3 at a very high level.
Jake Devaney (2023) 6’5 New York Military Academy - Devaney excels in transition as he is very strong finisher in traffic. Plays above the rim. Very good shooter. Can handle the ball. Defends the perimeter very well in the half court. High motor, very skilled wing.
Darryl Wright (2023) 5’7 Holy Redeemer School - A super quick point guard who excels in space. Adept at getting to the basket and finishing over size or getting to the free throw line. He is an elite level ball handler with the court vision allow him to spot open teammates with pinpoint passes for assists. A true floor general.
Aryan Young (2023) 5’7 Columbus High - Deadly shooter from 3 point range. Efficient scorer capable of handling the ball and running the offense. Solid defender. He is very fast off the dribble, great at getting into the lane and finding teammates.
Aidan Garcia (2023) 6’1 Xavier High - Knockdown shooter. 3 and D guy who takes pride in defending. Excels as a role player who can knock down shots and guard the wing positions.
Antwan “AJ” Williams (2025) 5’11 New York Military Academy - Very crafty young guard capable of playing either guard spot at a high level. Shoots the ball well, finishes in traffic and is an excellent passer. Only a freshman, but has proven he can play well at this level on numerous occasions.
Trayvon Turner (2022) 6’4 wing Bronx Tech High
Gregory Sherills (2024) guard