A player in the junior class, who has continued to impress RivalsHoops.com over the spring is St. Raymond's in Bronx, New York, is shooting guard Louie McCroskey.
The 6-4, 180-pound wing guard/wing forward, is coming off a solid junior campaign for high school coach Gary DeCesare. McCroskey has been a rock for the Bronx-based Mustangs AAU team at the IS8 league this spring.
McCroskey poured in 21 points in the Mustangs 59-58 loss to the Long Island Panthers las week in the quarterfinals of the playoffs at IS8, scoring from mid and long range, off the bounce, and angling in for interior buckets.
McCroskey did everything in his power to keep the Mustangs afloat, knocking down a jumper from just inside the arc and canning two free throws with less than a minute to play.
McCroskey has a quick first step and handles well. He is active on the glass and has a solid mid-range game. He is someone who could be characterized as a money player; come crunch time, you want the ball in his hands.
McCroskey likely projects as a shooting guard at the next level. Despite his exploits this winter and spring, only Rutgers has extended a scholarship offer. This is surprising.
McCroskey is a bit of a tweener but he looks like he might not be done growing. Other schools who have expressed interest include St. Joseph's, UConn, and Notre Dame. Expect this list to expand considerably over the summer.
"(The lack of interest) drives me," said McCroskey. "It keeps me hungry."
McCroskey will play with The New York Ravens AAU team this summer. He will participate in the Adidas ABCD camp as well as the Adidas Big Time Tournament. McCroskey carries a B scholastic average.