2023 NY Rens 17u-Cross College Prospects


The New York Renaissance, also known as the Rens, were the first black-owned, all-black, fully-professional basketball team in history, established in 1923.
The present NY Renaissance focuses on continuing to turn amateurs into professionals - the right way. They are a youth development organization, created by filmmaker and playwright Dan Klores. Its foundation was sparked by a desire to set a new standard in a holistic approach to mentoring and educating hundreds of children from diverse backgrounds, ages 8-17. Their AAU teams and thrive at the highest level.


Their 17u team that is coached by veteran Oz Cross and they compete in the Nike EYBL circuit. His roster is as follows

#0 Ikenna Alozie (2026) 6’4 shooting guard, The Patrick School (NJ)

#1 Allyn Wright (2025) 5’10 point guard, St Georges School (RI)

#2 Dylan Harper (2024) 6’6 guard, Don Bosco High (NJ)

#3 Naasir Cunningham (2024) 6’7 small forward, Overtime Elite League

#4 Tariq Francis (2023) 6’0 point guard, First Love Christian School (PA)

#5 Tyler Betsey (2025) 6’8 wing, St Thomas More School (CT)

#11 Dwayne Pierce (2024) 6’6 shooting guard, Christ The King High (NY) (Iowa State commit)

#13 Qingfang Pang (2024) 6’10 center, Christ The King High (NY)

#15 James Jones (2024) 6’6 guard, Worcester Academy (MA)

#22 Malachi Palmer (2024) 6’5 shooting guard, Mt. Zion Prep (MD)

#23 Ifaola Fawaz (2025) 7’0 center, The Patrick School (NJ)

#24 Taj Turnage 5’11 point guard, St Raymonds High

#24 Jaden Zimmerman (2024) 6’5 guard, Eagle Academy (Bronx)

#35 Assane Mbaye (2024) 7’2 center, The Patrick School (NJ)