2023 New York Select Academy 16u Roster


New York Select Academy was established in 2020 to provide positive change in the community and prepare, guide and assist young men in the process of attending college. Their mission is to provide young men an opportunity to attend college utilizing the sport of basketball as a vehicle to obtain their degree. New York Select focuses on hard working, dedicated, high character student athletes from lower income families who need assistance to get recruited. New York Select Academy is run by their Executive Program Director, David Moses and their Assistant Director, Luis Nieves.


The 2023 New York Select Academy 16u is coached by David Moses and Quaron Blount, and their roster is as follows:

#2 Adam Jefferies (2025) 5’10 point guard, Long Island Lutheran

#4 Elijah Johnson 6’0 guard, Eagle Academy-Brooklyn

#11 Janai Williams (2024) 6’1 guard, John Adams High

#15 Caleb Crosby (2024) 6’5 small forward, Bedford Academy

#20 Rian Hall (2024) 6’1 guard, Queens School of Inquiry

#22 Jahari Grant (2024) 6’2 guard, Christ The King High

#25 Matteas Ellis (2024) 6’0 guard, Salanter Akiba Riverdale High

#30 Danny Vavas (2024) 5’11 point guard, Xavier High

#31 Chris Leriche (2024) 5’11 point guard, Archbishop Molloy High

#33 Amarje Rodgers (2024)  6’5 small forward, High School for Law and Tech