2022-23 Bedford Academy College Prospects


Bedford Academy is located on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. Bedford Academy’s graduation rate nears or meets 100% every year. In addition, 98% of the graduating seniors enter into two and four year Colleges/Universities. They offer a rigorous pre-College/University experience which emphasizes our five majors: Pre-Engineering, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Pre-Education and Liberal Arts.

The Panthers varsity basketball team competes in the PSAL Brooklyn A VI conference. Head coach, Rob Phelps says their college basketball prospects will be ready to play at the next level and will also be academically ready.


Josh Naklen (2024) 6’0 point guard - Naklen can score at every level and can run a team. Coach Phelps says that Naklen is one to watch and that he will be one of the top players in the City. 3.0 gpa

Ethan Jacobs (2023) 6’4 wing - Jacobs can score and rebound his spot. He runs the floor very well and makes plays around the basket. 3.5 gpa

Caleb Crosby (2024) 6’3 guard. Crosby is a shooter who can make shots from the perimeter and has a very high basketball IQ. 3.5 gpa

Wayne Best (2025) 6’3 shooting guard - He has a good shooting stroke and has a nice handle on the dribble, which allows him to get past defenders easily. He likes to distribute the ball to his teammates and put them in position to score.

Bedford Open Gyms this fall is at PS 3, 50 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn. They start on September 30, and will be on Mondays , Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30pm - 7pm