The Georgetown Hoyas’ incoming guard recruit, Jordan Riley, has been named “Mr. Basketball” for New York by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY).
The “Mr. Basketball” Award is widely viewed as the top award that a high school basketball player in New York State can receive.
Jordan Riley is a 3-or-4-star-rated 6’4” guard recruit out of Brentwood on Long Island in New York, who, last July, chose Georgetown over St. John’s and others. He was recruited by Patrick Ewing and Louis Orr.
According to the BCANY’s profile, Riley is 247 Sports: ranked #118 Nationally, ranked #29 Shooting Guard, #2 ranked in NYS on 247 Sports, ranked #129 Nationally for Rivals, and ranked #104 Nationally for Prep Hoops. The press release reads:
BCANY Names 2021 Mr New York Basketball Jordan Riley Brentwood HS , Brentwood, NY
Jordan Riley, from Brentwood HS, Brentwood, NY is named the recipient of the 2010 “Mr. New York Basketball” Award by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York, Inc. Davis was selected at the end of a two part process: (1) voting by BCANY and media members and (2) BCANY Committee deliberations.
The Mr. New York Basketball award is presented by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York, Inc, which consists of basketball coaches at the scholastic and collegiate levels from throughout the entire state. The Mr. Basketball Award is widely viewed as the top award that a high school basketball player in New York State can receive.
In winning the Mr. Basketball Award for New York, Riley beat out several highly ranked recruits including finalists:
AJ Griffin Archbishop Stepinac-CHS SF 6’7” Sr.
- Committed to Duke
- 247 Sports: ranked #7 Nationally, ranked #2 Small Forward, #1 ranked in NYS
- ESPN 100: ranked #14 Nationally, only NYS player ranked
- Rivals: ranked #6 Nationally
- Prep Hoops: ranked #7 Nationally
Malachi Smith St. Raymond-CHS CG 6’0” Sr.
- Committed to Dayton
- 247 Sports: ranked #151 Nationally, ranked #18 Combo Guard, #3 ranked in NYS
- Rivals: ranked #130 Nationally
- Prep Hoops: ranked #188 Nationally
Jaquan Carlos Thomas Jefferson-PSAL PG 5’10” Sr.
- Committed to Hofstra
- 247 Sports: ranked #166 Nationally, ranked #24 Point Guard, #4 ranked in NYS
- Rivals: ranked #150 Nationally
- Prep Hoops: ranked #180 Nationally
Top 5 incoming Seniors in the State of New York for the 2020-2021 Season (Class of 2021)— (@DailyHoopNews) November 11, 2020
1. Aj Griffin @whoisAG21
2. Jordan Riley
3. Rafael Pinzon
4. Malachi Smith
5. Jaquan Carlos
Several scouts who have seen Riley live since last summer have called him very underrated and believe that in a non-pandemic world he would be rated much, much higher. Of course, who knows if he would have chosen Georgetown then.
Breaking: Elite 2021 SG Jordan Riley talks about commitment to @GeorgetownHoops, relationship with @CoachEwing33, who he's recruiting to DC and more.— Jason Jordan (@JasonJordanSI) July 24, 2020
Full video interview link here: https://t.co/pl76Di0gcg pic.twitter.com/1KNQEZt3fQ
There was a bit of controversy a few months ago when Riley’s high school coach apparently did not file the appropriate forms for nomination for McDonald’s All-America honors. Hopefully this well-deserved Mr. Basketball trophy likely softens that blow considerably.
As of today, Georgetown’s incoming freshman class (2021) is:
- Aminu Mohammed G/F 6-5
- Ryan Mutombo C 6-11
- Jordan Riley G 6-4
- Jalin Billingsley F 6-8
- Tyler Beard G 6-1
Jordan Riley: Still good at dunking (via jordanriley.12/IG) pic.twitter.com/bEEzZ4QfqE— Hilltop Hoop❌ (@HilltopHoops_) May 4, 2021
Congratulations, Jordan. See you on the Hilltop soon.
Possible good news for Kenner League? https://t.co/MzQWHFxsZj— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) May 10, 2021