THE 2025 EARLY BIRD DIVISION ONE LIST

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Today I will give the 2025 EARLY BIRD D1 LIST. These are players that I have seen at some point and project them to be DIVISION ONE PLAYERS. This list is made up of players MOSTLY across the state OF NEW JERSEY. There is no question I will miss a few. No bigger example than Abby Misier of Hightstown last year. I clearly miss evaluated her. Proving I certainly don’t get them all right. I believe I missed 5 players in total in the 2024 class. I also projected wrongly on 6 players I projected as D1. But there is a Asterix. Two of the players had D1 offers yet turned them down. The Mazur twins is in a category of there own

Now if a player in the 2025 class does not make the list. It certainly doesn’t mean they’re not a D1 player. Players get better and often schools are looking for a certain type player. So anything is possible.

Please understand there are D1 prospects and D1 locks. A D1 lock is a player that has multiple D1 offers( key word multiple) or a player I personally know has “STRONG” interest from D1 schools. I do not listen to parents, AAU coaches and outsiders. If I don’t hear it from a college coach, I disregard the conversation regarding D1 offers or projections.

Now underclassmen are tricky because some develop early and stop developing late. Some are simply crowned and move to social media to create a narrative and hope it sticks. Some receive offers only to find out they’re not real. These are called soft offers, a player shows potential and a coach wants to get in early. So they make an offer and watch the progress. If it goes well they were in the door early. If it goes south they stop recruiting the player. Some underclassmen will fall off and on this list over their 4 years in high school.

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

  1. There are a number of players who belong on this list who I have not seen play
  2. This list is made up of kids I have seen in New Jersey or at NBS…hence why you will see some a kids outside of New Jersey
  3. This is not the be all of D1 prospects. These are just the ones I know
  4. I never call a player D1 unless I see then against multiple D1 on the court (out playing a D1 player one night does not make you D1)

D1 Lock – A player with multiple offers on the table or a player I know to be a D1 player and suffers from lack of exposure

+means a player can start get quality mins at a level as freshman

++means a player is a starter by their sophomore year


CLASS OF 2025 BREAKDOWN

current Division one lock player (20)

power five offers accepted or on the table– (6)

current number of Fence sitter– (14)

Final prediction of D1 players IN NJ– (24)

CLASS GOAT- MIA PAULDO- MORRIS CATHOLIC

  • MACKENZIE TEEVAN– HOLMDELHIGH SCHOOL- Verbal The Holy Cross University
  • CAM NELSON– ST LUKES HIGH SCHOOL- Verbal to SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
  • DANELLA MATUS-5’9″- COMBO- ST. JOHN VIANNEY- HIGH MAJOR/P5- multiple D1 offers on the table including P5 schools
  • ELLA KRUZER- CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL- Verbal to BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
  • SIDNEY QUINN– GIL BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL- committed THE US NAVAL ACADEMY
  • GANDY MANU MANEL– GIL BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL- Verbal U CONN
  • TESSA CARMAN– 5’11 – SWING- RED BANK CATHOLIC- HIGH MAJOR- multiple D1 offers on table from every level
  • CHRISTINA LIGGIO– 5’9”- True COMBO- RED BANK CATHOLIC- HIGH MAJOR- multiple D1 offer on the table. Including Ivy and Patriot.. VERBAL TO NAVY
  • MIA PAULDO – 5’6”- COMBO- MORRIS CATHOLIC -POWER 5- multiple D1 offers. Including P5 from BIG TEN, SEC and ACC
  • MYA PAULDO– 5’6”- COMBO- MID MAJOR- multiple D1 offers on the table. Including Power 5 offers
  • KAYDEN CLARK– 5’8”- COMBO- OCEAN TOWNSHIP- MID MAJOR++- multiple D1 offers on the table( special note: 4.3 GPA)
  • HALEY POSER– 5’8”- COMBO- RANNEY- MID MAJOR- multiple D1 offers ion the table including Patriot
  • LEAH CROSBY– 5’11-SWING- St. THOMAS AQUINAS- MID MAJOR+- multiple D1 offers on the table
  • OLIVIA SHAUGHNESSY– 5’7”- PG- MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL- MID MAJOR- multiple D1 offers on the table
  • SAVANNAH SEAWELL– 6’2”- FORWARD- MONTCLAIR HIGH SCHOOL- MID MAJOR++- multiple D1 offers in the table including Patriot
  • NILA GIRAUD– 6’0”- FORWARD- MONTCLAIR IMMACULATE- HIGH MAJOR+ – multiple D1 offers on the table
  • PARADISE FISHER- 5’8”- COMBO- UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL- MID MAJOR- multiple D1 offers on the table
  • AVERIE HARDING– 6’2”- POST- EGG HABOR HIGH SCHOOL- MID MAJOR- multiple D1 offers on the table
  • FAITH WILLIAMSON– 5’9”- WING- SADDLE RIVER DAY- HIGH MAJOR +.. multiple D1 offers on table including Patriot and Ivy
  • SOPHIE NASCIMENTO– 5’9+- COMBO- URSULINE HIGH SCHOOL- HIGH MAJOR++- multiple D1 offers on table including Ivy and Patriot League
  • JUIDA GUERRA– 5’8″- COMBO- UNION CITY HIGH SCHOOL-LOW/ MID MJOR- D1 offer on the TABLE.. VERBAL TO BRYANT
  • CAMILLE WILEY– 5’11- FORWARD- MONTCLAIR IMMACULATE- MID MAJOR— D1 offer on the table
  • EMMA THORNTON– 5’10”- SWING- BARNAGET HIGH SCHOOL- D1 LOCK
  • MILAN JONES– 5’9”- WING- OAK KNOLL.. possible D1 NEC, PATRIOT, IVY TYPE
  • GIANNA CHUFFO- 5’5”- COMBO- ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL- under sized D1 sleeper( WINNER AND PROGRAM KID)
  • LAUREN GENTILE- COMBO- HUDSON CATHOLIC- 5’7”- possible Low/ Mid Major D1 Guard
  • TESSA LONZER-5’8″- PG- GIL BERNARD- D1 LOCK…IVY AND PATRIOT LEAGUE
  • KERIA MCKNOWN– 6’0″ FORWARD- HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL- future D1 Forward with big upside
  • CAROLINE POLLOWAY– 6’3″- POST- RED BANK REG – D1 LOCK(IVY AND PATRIOT LEAGUE )
  • MIA SEMIOLI– 5’9″- COMBO- CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL- possible D1 Low/ Mid Major in time
  • CHARLOTTE TUHY-6’0″- FOWARD- MADISON HIGH SCHOOL- D1 LOCK (Ivy and Patriot League true sleeper alert)
  • ALEENA DINKER-5’8″- COMBO- St JOHN VIANNEY- future Ivy Patriot League type
  • BROOKLYN TAYLOR– COMBO – ST. JOHN VIANNEY- 5’8”- MID MAJOR D1 LOCK
  • LILLY RIGGI– SWING- TRINITY HALL- 5’10- possible Low/Mid Major D1 player
  • ASHLYN MOORE-5’8″- PG- SCRANTON PREP- future D1 LOCK

CLASS OF 2026 CLASS BREAKDOWN

current Division one lock players– (21)

current power offers on the table– (8)

current number of Fence sitter– (9)

Final prediction of D1 players in the State of NJ– (23)

CLASS GOATADDY NYEMCHEK -RED BANK CATHOLIC

*ADDY NYEMCHECK– GUARD- RED BANK CATHOLIC- 6’0+ – POWER 5… multiple D1 offers on the table, including P5, Patriot and IVY

*ANGELINA HODGENS– SWING- ST. JOES BY THE SEA-6’0″- HIGH MAJOR…multiple D1 offers on table including P5

*GIGI BATTLE– SWING- RUTGERS PREP- 5’9”- HIGH MAJOR/ P5- multiple P5 and D1 offers including Patriot and IVY

*TESSA LIGGIO– PURE POINT GUARD-RED BANK CATHOLIC -5’8” HIGH MAJOR/P5- multiple P5 and D1 offers on table including Patriot League.

JULIA SCOTT– FORWARD- URSULINE HIGH SCHOOL- 6’1″- P0WER 5…multiple D1 offers on the table including P5 Ivy and Patriot

*KATIE LIGGIO– WING- RED BANK CATHOLIC- 5’9”- HIGH MAJOR/ P5- multiple P5 and D1 offers on the table including Patriot League

*SOPHIE SMITH-FORWARD- RED BANK CATHOLIC-6’0”- MID MAJOR- multiple D1 offers including Patriot and Ivy

*BROOKE MISSRY– WING- MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL-5’10”- MID MAJOR-D1 offers on table

*JADA LYNCH- COMBO– ST. ROSE HIGH- 5’10”- MAJOR/ P5- multiple D1 offers including P5 offers on table

*STELLA LOCKHART– SWING- ST. VIANNEY- 5’11”- HIGH MAJOR/P5- multiple Power 5 and D1 offers including Ivy, Patriot.

*MADISON KOCIS– COMBO- ST. JOHN VIANNEY-6’0”- HIGH MAJOR++- Multiple D1 offers including IVY and Patriot

BRE ALBA – WING- CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL- 5’10”- HIGH MAJOR- multiple. D1 offers in the table including Patriot League

*TAYLOR SOFILKANICH– POST – ST. JOHN VIANNEY- 6’4- P5- multiple D1 offers including P5

*ADDISON PLATT– WING- POPE JOHN- 5’10+- HIGH MAJOR- multiple D1 offers including Patriot

*MIA WASHINGTON- WING- POPE JOHN- 5’8”- LOW/MID MAJOR- D1 MAAC offer on the table

LEXI CARMEGIE– COMBO-TEANECK HIGH SCHOOL- 5’10”- HIGH MAJOR- multiple D1 offers on the table

*AVA FRITH- SWING- MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL-6’0″- MID MAJOR- D1 LOCK (IVY AND PATRIOT)

*SAMANTHA GRELLA-WING- IMMACULATE HEART- 5’11- MID MJAOR- D1 LOCK

*ANALYSE INTENZO– BIG WING- MORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL- 6’0- MID MAJOR++- D1 LOCK

*ERIN REID-WING- RUMSON FAIR HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL- 5’9″- LOW/MID MAJOR- possible D1 player in time

*GRACE FEENEY– BIG WING- TRINITY HALL- 6’0″- MID MAJOR- D1 LOCK (IVY AND PATRIOT TYPE)

*DANIELLA MALETSKI-WING- RED BANK CATHOLIC-5’9″ MID MAJOR- D1 LOCK(IVY AND PATRIOT 4 YEAR IMPACT TYPE)

*LOLA GIORDANO-COMBO- RED BANK CATHOLIC-5’9″- MID MAJOR +- D1 LOCK (STOCK RISING)

*AVA FAJARDO– COMBO- BLAIR ACADEMY- 5’5″- MID MJAOR?- D1 OFFERS ON THE TABLE

*LENA MOST– POINT GUARD- IMMACULATE MONTCLAIR-5’5″- LOW MAJOR- POSSIBLE D1 IN TIME

*JORDAN HOLLAWELL– COMBO- MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL- 5’7″-LOW MAJOR- POSSIBLE D1 PLAYER

*NATALIA VALDEZ-WING- RUTGERS PREP- 5’9″- MID MAJOR- POSSIBLE D1 PLAYER IN TIME

*SINAI BLYCHENTON– COMBO- RED BANK REG- 5’8″- TBD- POSSIBLE D1 PLAYER

*SOPHIA GEORGIADES– WING- RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL- 5’7″- MID MAJOR- Future D1( Ivy and Patriot). D1 LOCK

AVA LAMONICA– COMBO- RUTGERS PREP-5’8”- LOW /MID – MAJOR- currently has a D1 offer in the table

CLASS OF 2027 CLASS BREAKDOWN

current Division one lock players– (9)

current power offers on the table– (1)

current number of Fence sitter– (3)

Final prediction of D1 players in the State of NJ– (10)

CLASS GOAT – ASHLEY KREIGER

ASHLEY KREIGER– FORWARD- RANNEY- 6’2″- HIGH MAJOR/P5…currently has multiple D1 and P5 offers on the table

ALENH SUNKINS– SWING- FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL-5’10- MID MAJOR ..D1 LOCK

KAITLYN PLATT– COMBO- POPE JOHN- 5’8″- MID MAJOR.. D1 LOCK

LISSY LYONS– SWING- ST. JOHN VIANNEY- 5’11- MID MAJOR..D1 LOCK

TATUM SHARPE– WING- ST. JOHN VIANNEY- 5’11- MID MAJOR+..D1 LOCK

HARPER COHN– POINT GUARD- MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL-5’5″- (*Patriot D1)…possible D1 player

JAX EDELMAN– WING- MORRIS CATHOLIC- 5’11”-MID MAJOR…currently has High Major offer… D1 LOCK

LEAH KEARNEY– FORWARD- ST. THOMAS AQUINAS-6’1″- MID MAJOR...D1 LOCK

LAURYN DOWNING– POINT GUARD- ST. THOMAS AQUINAS-5’6″- TBA…possible D1 LOCK

EL-ANITA JOE-SAMUEL– WING- LENAPE HIGH SCHOOL- 5’11”- MID MAJOR…currently has multiple D1 offers

CALLIE DECKER- POINT GUARD- ST. ROSE HIGH SCHOOL ‘5’8″ – TBA- possible D1 player in time

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