2023 NY Rens 16u 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 16u team that is coached by veteran coach, Book Richardson, and they compete in the Nike EYBL circuit. His roster is as follows

#0 Taj Walters (2025) 6’5 guard, Greenwich Country Day School (CT)

#1 Dylan Veillette (2025) 6’7 forward, St Georges School (RI)

#4 Tai Turnage (2025) 5’11 point guard, St Raymond High

#11 Ryan Hempfling (2025) 6’9 forward, Blair Academy (NJ)

#12 Johnny Keenan (2025) 5’1 point guard, Iona Prep

#13 Austin Spencer (2025) 6’1 guard, Student Athlete Academy (NJ)

#14 Eli Porter (2025)

#14 Brandon Stores Jr. (2025) 6’4 small forward, St Raymond High

#15 Brandon Lee (2025) 6’3 guard, The Patrick School (NJ)

#21 Chazz Dubois (2025) 6’4 small forward, Hudson Catholic High (NJ)

#24 Elijah Parker (2025) 6’3 guard, Holy Cross High (CT)