2024 PSA Cardinals 16u EYBL Player Profiles


ProScholars Athletics is a nationally renown grass roots basketball program, based in New York City. Their main objective is to use team sports as platforms to not only showcase their student’s athletic gifts but to expose them to greater social and academic opportunities that ensure they can succeed at the collegiate level. In doing so, they aim to break this cycle of poverty by creating cohorts of student athletes that can flourish in institutions of higher learning, graduate debt free (or close to it). The basketball program has been directed since 2008 by author and coach Terrance “Munch” Williams, and their teams play under the name PSA Cardinals.

2024 PSA Cardinals 16u team is coached by Donavan Jones, and the roster is as follows:

Hassan Koureissi (2026) 6’5 guard, Archbishop Stepinac High - Koureissi has established himself as a high-major prospect over the winter season. His improved jumper and ability to handle the ball have made him a dangerous scorer and he is a pretty good athlete and defender as well. Has received an offer from the University of Dayton Flyers.

Jayden Hodge (2026) 6’5 wing, St. Rose High (NJ) - This Belgian native is rising up the ranks with his well rounded European skill set. His similarly skilled older brother just committed to Villanova.

Jalen Grant (2026) 6’0 guard, Roselle Catholic High (NJ) - Grant has a tight handle and first step quickness, which he uses to blow by defenders and get to a variety of rim finishes. He has good court vision and shoots the ball with a quick release. Has received multiple D1 offers, including Seton Hall, Providence, Auburn and Kansas State.

Julius Avent (2026) 6’8 wing/forward, Bergan High (NJ) - Avent is an athletic, physical 3-level scoring threat. He takes advantage of smaller defenders inside the perimeter, uses his length to score. He hits jumpers and crashes the boards. He can switch all screens, with his ability to guard 1-5. Holds multiple D1 offers, including Villanova, Seton Hall and George Washington.

Jasiah Jervis (2026) 6’5 guard, Archbishop Stepinac High -Jervis is a really good shooter who has continued to develop as a playmaker, and now is projecting as a high major prospect. #51 nationally ranked player by Rivals. Holds multiple D1 offers, including St. John’s, Iona, Manhattan and Rhode Island.

Johnny Bol Akot (2026) 7’0 forward, MacDuffie School (MA) - Bol Akot is e versatile and has a skill set that includes a three-point shot. He can also finish on the inside, using his height and athleticism for putback dunks. He runs the floor extremely well and is developing into a big time shot blocker. He has been honing his game against high level, NEPSAC Class AA talent at MacDuffie.

KJ Coles (2026) 6’2 point guard, Pocono Mountain West High (PA) - A high major prospect at point guard. He plays with pace, great change of direction, and is shifty with the ball. He has a very high basketball IQ. He hits step-back threes and floaters in the lane.

Dylan Mingo (2026) 6’5 guard, Long Island Lutheran High - Ranked #20 nationally by ESPN. Mingo has great positional size, athleticism, and feel for the game. Developing his game with and against the highest level of high school talent with LuHi. Holds multiple D1 offers, including Missouri and Providence.

Adonis Ratliff (2026) 6’8 wing, Archbishop Stepinac High - Ratliff’s size not helps him be dominant in the paint, but also provides him with clearance when shooting from beyond the arc. Ratliff is deadly accuracy in his three-point shooting, often catching opponents off-guard with his range.  The son of former NBA big man Theo Ratliff. Holds multiple D1 offers, including Bryant and Manhattan.

Darius Ratliff (2026) 6’11 wing/forward, Archbishop Stepinac High - Despite being sidelined by injury during the high school season, Ratliff’s skill versatility remains undeniable. Also Theo Ratliff’s son.

Drew Carrao (2026) 6’9 forward, Archbishop John Carroll - Carrao is building toward being a high impact stretch four. He already shoots threes at a high clip. He has refined ball handling and improved his passing. Received an offer from Big South champion, High Point University.