NY Lightning 2025 Team
The New York Lightning (NYL) is one of the region’s most highly regarded grassroots programs, known for producing high talent, high character college-bound players and being stacked with a deep bench of excellent coaches. Their current 2025 Team this season checks all of those boxes. The team is coached by national prep power, Our Saviour Lutheran’s key assistant coaches. Malcolm “Coach Snoop” Pope is the head coach and he is assisted by his winter season colleague, Lamont Harris. The high potential high school freshmen that they are building into future college prospects are as follows:
Kadin Burnard (2025) Chancellor High School. 6’2 shooting guard. Freakish athleticism with the ability to get to the basket and hit open shots. He uses his athleticism to keep opponents in front of him and block shots on the defensive end.
Reggie Grodin (2025) 6’4 wing. Greenwich Country Day School (CT). If you want a bucket, he will provide it. Shoots it from 3 efficiently, gets to the basket, moves well without the ball. Defensively gets in the passing lane to get out on the break. Sneaky athleticism and plays with a chip on his shoulder on both ends of the court. Ball handler that attacks the basket like a man on a mission. Work horse on both ends of the floor.
Tao Ibrahim (2025) 6’9 forward. Our Saviour Lutheran. Physically gifted from his size to his athleticism. Capable of hitting the outside shot, but excels at getting to the basket and finishing over defenders. Great rim protector and rebounder. Understands mismatches and will exploit it.
Yaw Ansong (2025) 6’11 forward. Our Saviour Lutheran. A rare talent with a high ceiling. Ability to handle basketball as well as stretch the defense out with his shooting ability, but will also take you off the bounce. A matchup problem because of his size and skill set. Very intriguing prospect.
Jayden Harrington (2025) 6’2 guard. Seton Hall Prep (NJ). Lights out shooting ability with a very high basketball IQ. Understands angle and pace. Handles the basketball well and is very unselfish. Communicates well on both ends and provides driving lanes for teammates because of his efficiency from the perimeter. Very solid defensively.
Farok Muntari (2025) 6’8 forward. Our Saviour Lutheran. First thing that sticks out is he passes the eye test. Great size and length. Respectable shooting ability and finishes around the basket. Alters shots around the basket with his length.
Jayden Huggins (2025) 5’10 guard. Holy Cross High School. High energy and high character kid. A pest defensively and disruptive to the other teams offense. Runs the offense and attacks the basket like someone well above his size. Puts pressure on the defense with his speed and ball handling ability. Puts pressure on the defense with his speed and ball handling ability.
Raheem Murray (2025) 6’0 guard. St. Joseph’s High School (CT). Provides a big scoring punch off the bench. Scores it in bunches. Serviceable ball handler that stays in attack mode. Defends the ball hard and understands how to get his shot off.
Richard Walker Jr (2025) 6’0 guard. Cardinal Hayes High School. Combo guard with the ability to score in transition as well as take his defender off the bounce. Crafty around the basket and gets his teammates involved. Capable outside shooter with defensive prowess. Confident ball handler.