2023-24 Broome Street Season Preview



Broome Street Academy Charter High School is a charter high school located in the SoHo section of New York City.  Their boys’ varsity basketball team is head coached by Curtis Jackson (5th year) and he is assisted by Damel Carnegie (2nd year).  In 2020 they went undefeated in route to winning the Charter School Scholastic Association Championship. Broome has been in the CSAA Championship game the last two years, coming up short in both. This year Broome returns all 5 starters and add some major pieces.

Samuel Acevedo (2024) 6’0 combo guard - Acevedo is a three year starter at Broome. He is one of the toughest kids to stay in front of in NYC. He scored over 650 points last season as a junior. He pushes the tempo relentlessly and finishes at basket. Acevedo worked hard this summer on his jump shot. In early preseason it seems to have paid off. Not only is he a relentless scorer he is also the best defender on the team. He is great leader and earned the respect of his teammates last year.

Demitrius Gould (2024) 6’1 combo guard – Gould is one of the hardest working kids that Coach Jackson has ever been around. He is a kid that you have to kick out the gym. He can really shoot the ball from anywhere on the floor. He can guard multiple positions on the floor and can set up almost anywhere on the floor offensively. Gould has a high basketball IQ and a very high competitive nature. Works hard on both ends of the floor and doesn’t have a problem doing the dirty work. Looking forward to a big year.

Monroe Harrison (2024) 6’7 forward – Monroe is an elite shot blocker. Excellent defensive tendencies. He can guard wings and bigs alike. Over the summer Monroe confidence and jump shot developed a lot. He knocks down the Midrange consistently and will finish over the top. Monroe has legit Division 1 athleticism. Fast for his size and it shows defensively. Gets off the floor really quick.

Amir Owens (2025) 5’10 point guard – Amir is an emerging star. He can score with the best of them. At 5’10 he is a relentless scorer.  He can score at every level. He finishes at the basket; he can shoot the mid-range off the dribble, and he can shoot the three from the deep. He is a high percentage scorer, with a great basketball IQ. He is usually the fastest player on the floor with the basketball.  This year Amir will be looked upon to score in bunches.

Justin Barkley (2025) 5’9 point guard – Barkley is a point guard. One of the truest point guards in NYC.  Really high basketball IQ. He controls the games pace and does a great job of getting his team into sets.  He developed a great midrange jump-shot this summer. He is lights out from three point land. Developing leader. Bright future ahead.

Kaevon Brunson (2024) 6’4 small forward – Brunson is a super athlete that can finish over a defender. Great defensive instincts. Gets off the floor really fast. Rebounds and blocks shots with the best of them. He can guard every position on the floor. Deceptively strong. Decent shooter from the three point line. Great 15 footer. Brunson is a sleeper in the city. Big year coming.

Jaydon Koiner (2024) 6’0 combo guard - Koiner is a special talent. He came on late last year for Broom Street and took off completely. There isn’t anything he can’t do offensively. He can shoot it. He is a super athlete that finishes everything at the basket and he can run the one when needed. He is very crafty with the ball and get to his own shot when need be. His work ethic has developed greatly. Coach Jackson doesn’t know what his ceiling is.

Andre Wright Jr. (2024) 6’0 guard - Wright is a senior transfer from George Westinghouse High School in Brooklyn. He led Westinghouse in scoring the last two years as a starter there. Wright is a legit three level scorer. He finishes at the basket, he can get his own shot of the dribble and he is lights out from three. Wright is one of the most talented guards in NYC, with a really bright future.

Ernesto Gonzalez (2024) 6’4 small forward - Gonzalez is a senior transfer from Juan Campos in Brooklyn. Gonzalez is a talent. He rebounds, he finishes at the basket, he can knock down the three, he is solid defensively and he sees the floor well. He averaged close to a double double last year at Juan Campos and is expected to exceed those numbers this year at Broome.

Shannon Alexander (2024) 6’3 small forward - Alexander is a senior transfer from Juan Campos in Brooklyn. He is a really good rebounder and a lights out shooter. He is super tough around the basket and finishes well. Alexander plays the game with a lot of energy and is expected to have a really big year this year at Broome.