averaging a triple-double this season, and Keianu Woodard '21 both coming back it would be a surprise if the Blazers aren't competing for a title again.
3) Beacon (27-2)- Another team who was in the PSAL semifinals that won't get a chance to compete for a title now, the Blue Demons much like the top two teams in front of them here have the talent to again make a run in a years time. Samuel Pohlman '21 is one of the better shooters in the league and he has a strong handle as well, while Graham Allen '22 has consistently been improving all season giving Beacon a nice one-two punch coming back for the 2020-2021 season.
4) Bedford Academy (24-4)- Unlike the top three teams in our rankings, Bedford might be in a bit more trouble when you think about what they are returning for next season. The fourth PSAL semifinalist from this season, the Panthers bring back only Jordan Newsome '21 in terms of their starters, and only one other player on the entire roster will return with him in Lamont Perry '22. They had a solid JV group which means players from there can pick up the cause but it will take a bit more work for Bedford to remain among the best in the PSAL.
5) Fordham Prep (17-10)- The CHSAA Class A City Champions, Fordham Prep had a very up and down regular season but they put it all together when it mattered most in knocking off Msgr. Farrell and St. Edmund Prep in the semifinals and title game respectively to win the championship. This could be just the start of something as well for the Rams who bring back two of their top scorers in Ryan McPartlan '21 and Nate Boateng '22 meaning that come this time next year another title could be being celebrated by Fordham Prep.
6) Graphics Campus (23-4)- It was a season to remember for the 49ers who had their best year in school history making it to the PSAL Class A Quarterfinals before falling in a heartbreaker to Murry Bergtraum 80-79. Joselito Rosario '22 was the tams second leading scorer and he will be back to help Graphics make another deep postseason run next season as even with the 49ers losing a number of important pieces to graduation they still look to be a team to watching as we move into the new year.
7) KIPP NYC College Prep (24-6)- The Bulldogs weren't necessarily a team that had one player lead the charge the season that had them advance all the way to the PSAL quarterfinals, but they were a squad that had depth and quality across the board. Damir Brooks '20 was the leader of the charge and he will graduate, but Amadou Toure '22 will be back and he was a double digit scorer, with Mohamed Soumahoro '22 another young player who came up back to be back as KIPP looks to secure themselves as among the best A teams in the Bronx.
8) Lehman (20-7)- Speaking of quality Class A teams from the Bronx, Lehman really came on strong toward the end of the season losing at the buzzer to the #1 seed Banneker in the PSAL quarterfinals to show just the type of team that the Lions were this season. Unfortunately for Lehman their top three leader scorers will all graduate including big man Bismark Nsiah '20 inside meaning a good amount of newcomers will have to step up to keep the Lions in a strong playoff position.
9) St. Edmund Prep (21-6)- Heading into the CHSAA Class A Playoffs many looked at the Eagles as the favorite to take home the title, and they were in a strong position to do just that before falling to Fordham Prep in the City Championship Game a couple weeks back now. They will need to replace two All-League players in League MVP Shemar Latty '20 and First Team performer Sean Edwards '20 meaning a lot of new talents will need to rise to the challenge to keep St. Edmund among the CHSAA's best.
10) Msgr. Farrell (21-5)- Having the season start out as good as they could've hoped, things turned quickly late on for the Lions as they lost in the SIHSL semifinals to New Dorp before falling in the semifinals again, this time in the CHSAA City Playoffs to Fordham Prep in a game that ended on a buzzer beater finishing Farrell's season. Justin Zieris '20 will graduate and that will be a huge loss but with both Patrick Gardner '21 and Sean Conroy '21 coming back expect to see Msgr. Farrell back in the mix of the best in Class A next season.
1) Uncommon Charter (25-3)- There was a strong case to be made that the Sabers were the best team in Class B not just in New York City, but in New York State as a whole this season. They swept through the PSAL Brooklyn B East with ease and defeated Abraham Lincoln in a PSAL Brooklyn Borough Playoff Game as well. Losing Ahzariah Douglas '20 and Caleb Brown '20 to graduation will be tough for Uncommon but with a solid coaching staff and good young pieces in place don't expect the Sabers to go anywhere.
2) Poly Prep (21-4)- Already having been crowned the champions for NYSAIS in Class B, the Blue Devils were sitting back and waiting to participate in the NYS Federation Tournament of Champions before the season was ultimately shut down. It was a disappointment for sure for all of the Poly Prep players, but with Max Ragusa '22 and Nasir Muhammad '23 coming back along with Jack Boyle '21, there is a lot of expectations for next season as well for a very talented Blue Devils team.
3) Summit Academy (22-4)- It seemed that if anyone was going to challenge Uncommon Charter this season for the PSAL title that it was going to be the Eagles. Jordan Council '20 was an underrated guard with great facilitating skills and his game will be missed moving forward for Summit, as will the other 4 senior starters as it should be a new look Eagles team come November, though with Philip Grant '22 back at 100% his play should keep Summit Academy as a team to watch.
4) Achievement First (21-5)- Like the other two PSAL Class B teams we have talked about there is going to be a lot of turnover for Achievement going into next season as 10 of the 12 players on the roster this year were seniors who will be graduating and moving on. Neither of the two who return got major minutes this season meaning you will see a lot of new faces who will be needing to step up to keep the Brooklyn B East school in the mix for a chance at a Top Ten position come the start of next year.
5) Adams Street Academy (19-5)- As the #13 seed it was Adams Street who shocked many by advancing all the way to the PSAL semifinals this season, and while they do lose double-double man Samil Melo '20 from this season's team to graduation there should be enough talent returning, including Matthew Bradshaw '21 who averaging over 21 points per game in the postseason, to help the Eagles maintain their position as a force moving forward in the PSAL.
6) Dwight School (18-9)- This was something of an up and down year for Dwight who struggled at the onset of the season but really began to turn it on as the season went along. They would make it all the way to the NYSAIS Class B semifinals before falling to the eventual champions in Poly Prep, but with all 5 starters set to return next season including big man Richard Nweke '22 and lad guard Chaz Jackson '21 it's easy to see why expectations would be high for a NYSAIS title coming their way next season.
7) South Bronx Prep (18-8)- Any time you make it to the PSAL quarterfinals you should consider the season a success, but when you are South Bronx Prep and were the defending Class B champions expectations are a little higher. It was still a very good season as they fell in the quarter's to Summit Academy at the buzzer, and while not the finish to the year they wanted you can easily say that with the return coming of triple-double machine in guard Steven Turner '21 that a big season to come for the Cougars will be expected yet again.
8) Collegiate School (20-7)- Getting to the NYSAIS semifinals this season before losing on the road to Portledge has to be looked at as a win for a Dutchmen team that really hasn't been among the elite in there Ivy Prep League for some time. The positive as well is that Collegiate was extremely young this year as they focused in on the likes of Will Groot '22 inside and Will Franks '22 on the perimeter. With the two Will's coming back for their junior years in September you can expect to see Collegiate in the hunt for even more NYSAIS success.
9) Bathgate Educational Complex (18-6)- Putting themselves in the talk as among the best in Class B again are the Bulldogs who again made a trip to the PSAL quarterfinals before seeing their season end at the hands of Uncommon Charter in a 58-49 defeat. Michael Boafo '20 and Jeffrey Agyeman '20 are two key contributors who won't be back for Bathgate, but lead guard Elijah Gonzalez '21 stepped up and proved to be great on the ball all season and he will return, as will Hasan Harris '21 inside for the Bulldogs who will try to continue to stay among the PSAL's best.
10) Fannie Lou Hamer (22-7)- When you talk about Fannie Lou Hamer you are talking about a Class B power as they have been considered the team to beat for years now in the PSAL. Each season begins with teams thinking about beating the Panthers, and this season was absolutely no exception. Fannie Lou made a run to the PSAL quarterfinals this season before losing by 2 to Achievement First, and with Jamal Kanu '21 back for another season in the backcourt along with Cheickne Toure '21 there is a lot to look forward to once again in 2020-2021 if you are a Panthers fans.