2023 New Heights Lightning 16U EYBL Player Profiles



Two of the most storied programs in New York City grassroots basketball history have again teamed up this year on the EYBL circuit. New Heights and the New York Lightning playing under the New Heights Lightning flag this season. Recent college commitments from the program include Youssouf Singare (UConn), Akil Watson (Arizona St.), Jahmere Tripp (Fordham), Christian Jones (George Washington), Jason Rivera (Vanderbilt), Armoni Zeigler (St. Peter’s) and Will Patterson (Syracuse).

New Heights Lightning 16U EYBL team is coached by Rodney Frazier and his assistant coaches, Program Director Adam Berkowitz and Zamal Nixon. Their roster is as follows:

#1 Amari Evans (2025) 6’5 small forward, Our Saviour Lutheran School - Tough and physical, Amari is athletic and can score in a variety of ways. The glue to any team he’s on.

#3 Connor Sprattley (2025) 6’0 Thomas Jefferson High - A crafty NYC point guard coming off a sensational sophomore season at Jefferson.

#5 Christian Jeffrey (2025) 6’2 guard, Bishop Loughlin High - Tough combo guard who is impossible to keep out of the lane and can score in multiple ways. Elite defender when he’s locked in.

#10 Tristan Davis (2025) 5’11 point guard, Thomas Jefferson High - The best on-ball defender around, Man Man wowed the crowd in the PSAL playoffs. The rest of the world will learn his name this summer.

#11 Connor Igoe (2025) 6’6 small forward, Poly Prep High -  Coming off an undefeated high school season, the Division 1 quarterback prospect will have a difficult decision in two years. Vocal, leader, rebounder, defender, shot-maker.

#15 Lance Piper Jr. (2025) 6’5 shooting guard, Phelps School (PA) - Elite shooter with great size. You can’t leave him open and has level potential as he develops his skip set.

#20 Jayden Forsythe (2025) 6’4 guard, Westtown School (PA) - High-major combo guard who is one of the best shooters in the area. Had some big time games with his high school team and is ready for a big spring and summer.

#24 Preston Fowler (2025) 6’8 forward, East Catholic (CT) - As improved as any player in the Tri State, Preston is an elite shooter and can finish with either hand around the basket. Primed for a breakout season.

#34 Halon Rawlins (2025) 6’6 forward, Nazareth Regional High - A Swiss army knife who can play and guard 1-5, improved shooter and high-level defender and shot-blocker.