While Shaq and Manute’s sons are prepping for the next level, there has been a young product positioning himself as this year’s best high school player. Say hello to Cole Anthony. No, there is no relation between him and Melo, but he is the son of 11-year NBA vet and NBA TV analyst Greg Anthony. Cole is the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2019 according to 247sports.com.
This Queens native is already dubbed the next “it” point guard. His freakish athleticism, court awareness, shooting ability and in-game tenacity has major Division I products such as Duke, UNC, Kansas, Georgetown and Kentucky on his coattails. The famed SLAM Magazine has covered Anthony as he’s joined the ranks with greats such as Stephon Marbury, Lance Stephenson, Kenny Anderson and Mark Jackson as the Big Apple’s next HS hoops superstar.
Unfortunately for NYC prep fans, he will not stay at home to finish his career. Anthony transferred from Molloy High School and into prep school powerhouse Oak Hill Academy. Hooping for a prep program such as this sets any elite baller up for the next level. Some of the NBA best such as Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo, Carmelo Anthony and Brandon Jennings have played for the storied program. Often ranked in USA Today’s Top 25 High School Rankings, Oak Hill Academy will have an intense regular season schedule. Cole is poised to be the face of this team and to continue the reputation that holds all thoroughbred NYC ballers: tough, gritty and hard-nosed.
LEBRON JAMES JR.