Posted On: 06/20/22 11:36 PM

Last weekend, a number of teams took to Spooky Nook in Manaheim, PA for The PRIME Event East, and two teams with significant NJ talent both coming from the Philly Rise program, made it into the quarterfinals of the 17U tournament. The 16U EYBL Philly Rise team was one of those two and boasts a roster with five New Jersey prospects on it. Here’s a quick look at those big time prospects.

Shariah Banes - 5-7 G, Paul VI (2024)

Banes has looked good for the Rise this summer after a strong sophomore year at Paul VI. What we like most about her play is how well she mixes things up offensively, a sharp-shooter from distance with the ability to drive hard in the lane and make a crucial basket in the lane. She can defend well and plays a more aggressive style that fits her game well. Additionally, Banes has shown that she’s working on her rebounding and passing to make her a more well-rounded player overall.

Taylor Derkack Taylor Derkack 6'0" | SF Colonia | 2024 State NJ - 6-0 F, Colonia (2024)

We’ve talked at length about Derkack and for good reason because she is one of the most talented players in the 2024 class

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