2023 New Haven Heat-Rick 17u College Prospects


The New Haven Heat is a highly regarded developer of college-bound talent in the basketball rich Greater New Haven, CT region. Their ZGXL 17u team is coached by their veteran Rick Kennedy. Coach Kennedy is the patriarch of the First Family of player development in New Haven. His son, Doc Kennedy runs the program and coaches the other 17u national level NHH team.

Here is their New Haven Heat-Rick 17u ZGXL roster for this spring:

#0 Bernett Scott Jr (2024) 6’0 guard West Haven High (CT) - Scott is a bulldog on the court he has the ball on a string and is not afraid of contact. He can score from everywhere on the court and will do anything to help his team win. He averaged 10.3 pts 5.4 assist and 3.2 steals a game at West Haven.

#1 Adam Elkharraz (2024) 6’4 wing West Haven High (CT) - Elkharraz was a premier player in his conference this past winter.  He was voted on the All SCC 2nd team. He is a long swing player that has become a noted sharp shooter from the 3 point line. Elkharraz has also made a name for himself on the defensive end, being able to guard multiple positions. He averaged 16 points and 4 rebounds this past winter high school season.


#2 Jair Mathis (2024) 5’10 guard Hamden High (CT) - Mathis is a lighting quick floor with a strong floor game. He has a deadly mid-range game and finishes at the hoop. His quick hands drive his opponents wild. He averaged 10 points 6 assist and two steals this past high school winter season.


#3 Koran Gilliard (2024) 5’9 guard Hillhouse High (CT) - Gilliard is a roadrunner on the court. He is always pursuing the loose balls. He is a pest on defense.


#5 Joshua Pearson (2024) 6’4 wing Hamden High (CT) - Pearson was the leading score on his high school team this past winter. He is the man they depended on for the bucket. One of 14 players voted by coaches on the All SCC first team. He can hurt you with NBA ranged three pointers or punish you in the post. He has great court vision averages 6 assist a game. He is a big solid guard who can jump out of the gym to block a shot.


#7 Jordan Mosley (2024) 6’1 guard Hamden High (CT) - Mosley was a Swiss army knife for his Hamden High School team. He a well rounded player. He rebounds, defends multiple positions and is skilled at getting to the basket at the guard position. Mosley is a real high energy player that averaged 8 points 4 assist and 6 rebounds a game in the winter.


#10 Kevin Flowers (2024) 6’1 shooting guard Hamden High (CT) - Flowers is a do everything player that shows leadership qualities. He is a defensive stopper that always accepts the challenge of guarding other team’s top scorer. He scores on all three levels and is a skilled ball handler. He averaged 7 points, 4 assist and 3 steals a game for his high school this past winter.


#11 Christopher Barbee (2024) 6’5 small forward Hillhouse High (CT) - Barbee is an athletic forward with the ability to knock down the 3 ball or take you off the dribble and finish above the rim.

#14 Jhani Barge (2024) 6’2 guard Ansonia High (CT) - Barge plays with great confidence on both sides of the floor. On the offensive end Barge is the true definition of a high flyer that can also knock down the mid range or long ball with ease. On the defensive end he is able to pick up his assignment full court or cripple offensive momentum with a big time help defense block. This past winter season Barge averaged 20 points per game for Ansonia High School.


#23 Samuel Streater Jr (2024) 5’9 guard Hamden Hall (CT) - Streater is a skilled defender and a high energy player.


#25 Eveyon Pearse (2024) 6’4 small forward Amistad First High (CT) -  Better known as big, as Pearse is the bruiser of the team. He is big and strong and a great rebounder. He is willing to sacrifice body for every loose ball. He averaged 8pts and six rebounds at Amistad High School this past winter.


#34 Jelani Lomotey (2024) 6’5 small forward, Branford High (CT) - Lomotey is a power player at the forward spot. His presence is heavily felt on the boards and by anyone attempting to drive through the lane. This past high school season he averaged 10 points a game while shooting efficiently over 50% from the field. He also grabbed six rebounds a game.