2020 NYC Back to School Invitational - Top Performers


The general vibe is that with the recent placement of multiple players at the likes of Duke and North Carolina and with NCAA Player of the Year, Obi Toppin leading the University of Dayton to a top three national ranking, the CHSAA talent surge is on a major upswing. In other words it appears to be getting back to its legendary historical levels. That vibe is very apparent in the noise surrounding its incoming freshman class. Accordingly, RecruitTheBronx.com is jumping at the chance to get the low-down on those new faces and to get tracking profiles started on them.


In that mode, we loved getting a Top Performers report coming out of the 2020 NYC Back to School Invitational from this past Saturday. This event featured many top CHSAA underclassmen. The event was organized by @DaTalk2 host, Donald Francois and was held at the St Michael Playground in Woodside, Queens. Below are the top performers from Saturday:


Joshua Ramnarak (2024) 6’4 power forward, Christ the King - Ramnarak comes to CTK as a freshman looking to make his mark in the league. He is currently a 6’4 do-it-all type of player. He can both post up and also put it on the floor as a guard. The future looks bright for him.


Oke Okrokoto (2024) 6’7 center, Christ the King - Another incoming freshman at CTK, Okrokoto is a 6’7 and powerful big with lots of potential. He is an athletic big man who can run the floor, block shots and rebound very well. He is looking to make a big splash this year playing in the shadows of the many CTK legends.


Elijah MacMillan (2024) 6’0 guard, St.Marys High - MacMillan can shoot the ball, along with being very athletic. Coach Francois says “Look out for this kid!!”


Clarence Darby (2024) 6’5 power forward, St.Marys High - Darby is a great rebounder and shot blocker.


Darryl Taylor (2024) 6’1 shooting guard, St.Marys High - Taylor is a shooter, but already appreciates the importance of playing both ends of the court. He also has great court vision and is a good rebounder for his position.


Elijah Small (2024) 6’6 guard, Archbishop Molloy High - Small is clearly mis-named. He already possesses D1 length for the guard position. He is highly skilled and knowledgable about how to play the game. He makes use of his height to be a great finisher around the rim. His upside is excitingly high.

Jahmire Brewer (2024) 6’6 wing, Archbishop Molloy High - Brewer is another young Molloy Lion with next level length. He is already a great finisher around the rim, runs the floor very well, and can put the ball on floor with skill. Coach Francois says that Brewer is also a great observer and listener, whose upside is endless.

Joe Knaus (2024) 6’2 forward, Chaminade High, AAU Team: Nassau Pride - Knaus can get points in the paint, as well as beyond the arc. He is also a skilled passer from the high post.

Kam Elliot (2024) 5’8 guard, Chaminade High, AAU Team: Nassau Pride - Elliot is a deadly outside shooter who can also break down a defense and get to the basket. He is excellent at running the pick-n-roll.

Guiliano Camporini (2024) 5’8 wing, Massapequa High, AAU Team: Nassau Pride - Camporini is a confident shooter who can take and make it from anywhere on the court. Despite that talent, he also has great court vision and is always looking for the open teammate.