Year in and year out, NY2LA Sports has played host to some of the nation’s premiere talents. A number of the country’s top prospects have walked through the doors at NY2LA events, many of which are making early impacts in college. Here’s a look at some of the top NY2LA alumni making big impacts as true freshman at the power-five level.
Jordan Bohannon – Iowa
Bohannon (Martin Bros.) wasn’t considered among the nation’s best recruits, but has been one of the top instant impact freshman in the country. A starter for Iowa, Bohannon is fifth in the league in assists (4.9 apg) and No. 12 in 3-pointers made (40). Bohannon is contributing 9.0 per game as well.
Tyler Cook – Iowa
Cook (St. Louis Eagles) is posting 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for Iowa this season. Shooting 52.2 percent from the field, Cook has scored in double figures in 10 of 14 games.
Jaylen Fisher – TCU
Averaging 4.9 assists per game, Fisher (Team Thad) ranks sixth in the Big 12 Conference in that department. He’s putting up 9.3 ppg for TCU, including 1.3 triples per contest. Fisher has a 1.5:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, which stands No. 14 in the league.
Charlie Moore – Cal
Moore (Mac Irvin Fire) is No. 17 in the Pac-12 in scoring (14.4 ppg). Dishing out 3.3 assists per game, Moore also stands No. 12 in the league. His 1.3 steals per game stands ninth. Moore has scored in double figures in all but five games this season and had a 38-point effort against UC-Irvine.
Kobi Simmons – Arizona
Simmons (Atlanta Celtics) is sixth among Pac-12 freshman in scoring (12.1 ppg) this season. He’s also shooting just a tad under 80 percent from the foul line, which stands ninth in the league. Simmons has scored in double figures in 15 of 20 games and contributing 2.6 apg as a starter.
Dennis Smith Jr. – North Carolina State
One of the top freshman in the country, Smith (Team Loaded) hasn’t disappointed. Averaging a team-high 18.9 points per game, Smith ranks fifth in the ACC in scoring. A do-it-all player for the Wolfpack, Smith is also putting up 6.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per outing. He leads the ACC in both assists and steals.
Nick Ward – Michigan State
Ward (All-Ohio Red) leads Michigan State in scoring at 13.4 ppg. Ward is sixth in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (58.9%) and No. 12 in rebounding (6.5 rpg). He’s hit the 20-point mark three times this season and also has two double-doubles to his name. Ward is also third in the Big Ten with 2.1 blocks per contest.