Over the last month, the NPH National Player Rankings have been released for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes. You are about to dive into the 2021 class,

The stars are bright surrounding “the Muon” in 2021.

That’s not a misspelling, we are referring to Muon Reath, a 6’7 guard who suits up for the defending champ of the National Preparatory Association, Canada Topflight Academy, out of the nation’s capital.

With a class so young, there are so many variables in play that could change things in the coming years–physically, mentally and skillfully.

There are so many prospects in this class who have star power and projections of impact guys and leaders at the next level.

However, potential is just that…we need to see production. #GameSpeaks #MaximizePotential

Reath Carries The Torch For CTA

He’s reached new heights literally and figuratively.

Reath shot up to 6’7 after spending all of last season in a 6’4 frame that was wiry and underdeveloped.

To start the 2017-2018 season he has added some mass and is growing into his body and getting more comfortable in his skin. Mentally, he has transformed from being pushed around last season, to really competing on a higher level against older competition on his own team.

While the team has many returners who are seniors. Reath will be looked at as a major threat on both ends. Defensively, Muon is scary long and covers considerable ground both horizontally and vertically—he will host block parties and pick lanes all game.

Offensively, Reath fits the Kevin Durant mould, long limbed, thin frame, with agility, speed and fast twitch muscle fibres. The X-factor here? He can really shoot it, which separates him from the rest of this class at his size.

We expect to see a Muon Reath appearance at future Canada Basketball team camps, where in some cases he can challenge the class above him.

Another long limbed 6’7 prospect is Kordell Charles of Bill Crothers Prep.

Charles, like the rest of the guys in this class is a young pup, but carries himself with such grace and eloquence. He is a high character student-athlete that coaches are going to enjoy recruiting.

We’re starting to see him break through and show flare in his game.

He’s been a lot more fluid creating from the wing and filling his lane in transition.

The last time Charles and Reath matched up against each other was at the Junior NPH Showcase in Toronto, neither got the best of the other but both showed flashes of being some big time talents.

Montreal’s Next Big Prospect

Georges Lefebvre was been identified several years ago, and he has continued to impress.

Firstly he’s a physical specimen, standing at 6’8 and very coordinated for his age.

Usually with guys this size at such a young age, they look like baby giraffes learning how to walk and run. Lefebvre on the other hand is ahead of schedule in this regard.

No different from the other guys, upside is major, but he is more than just that.

Lefebvre brings great energy to the game and can defend multiple positions utilizing his length to cut off angles for the offense and protect the rim on any attacks. He’s in his first year at Cape Fear in North Carolina. He’ll be tested in one of America’s biggest basketball states.

Kevonne Marshall Top PG In The Class

Kevonne Marshall has been dubbed Hardenesque. James Harden that is.

This comparison was actually made by Harden’s Canadian college teammate, Antwi Atuahene who played at Arizona State, and was a stat stuffer himself in the Toronto basketball scene, as a 6’3 lead guard.

Almost every game he plays, Marshall is a near triple-double. He racks up in the points and assists categories due to his feel for the game and knack for making plays.

At 6’4, he has great size for the position and is starting to trigger the burst in his first step to blow by the first line of defense.

Marshall is projected to play at the highest level once he gets to college, but in the meantime must stay focused on the books and basketball as other guards are on the come up.


Kyle Duke is one of those guards that has played against Marshall on multiple occasions. Kyle is proven at his age group and beyond having played last season in the National Preparatory Association against senior.

He was productive, and displayed flashes of special.

Duke’s ability to create space and get his own shot off is impressive. He can shake off defenders with breakdown moves and use the Euro step to weave and get to the rim.

The aforementioned prospects having been big time producers for their respective clubs over the years, as well as camp environment–the next step will be interesting to track, within the confines of the prep scene and national program.

Look Out, Big Boys Coming In

The names above are the current Top 5 in the 2021 Canadian class, and there are others knocking on the door and peeking in…the next two names are 2021’s we think could potentially break through the door sooner than later–6’8 Charles Bediako & 6’10 Jevonte Brown.

Charles Bediako, brother or national team member Jaden Bediako, now stands at 6’8 and is a very intriguing prospect due to his length and fast twitch athletic ability.

We are keeping close tabs on him as he carves his way in during this season at Ridley College.

Javonte Brown of Thornlea is building his identity and will be evaluated thoroughly throughout this season. We don’t know much on him at this point, but considering his size and age, he is one of few. The percentage of humans in the world that are 6’10 and up is minuscule. Upside is as huge as he is, so we’ll keep tracking.

Again, this class is nothing short of special, meaning there will be a boatload of NBA, NCAA talent to track.

Stay tuned for the next drop of NPH National Player Rankings come season’s end. At the conclusion of the high school and prep season’s we will begin again with the 2018 class and release weekly up until the class of 2021.

  
 
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11 thoughts on “Top 5 North Pole Hoops National Player Rankings – 2021 Features Stars Surrounding “The Muon”

  1. T says:

    Can’t forget Jefferson Koulibaly from Montreal playing his sophmore year at Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York.

  2. Bluenose says:

    Kellen Tynes, Caleb Sooley. RNS

  3. Jason says:

    Muon is a legit player. Easily top 5. Threat on both ends of the court. Has come a long way in 3 years.

    Kyle Duke has been at the top of his class since a young age, but his height is catching up with him. 6′ guards are a dime a dozen. Lacks speed. Great ball control.

    No Bounce players, although perceived by many as top team in Canada. Four team Ontario players.

    Northern Kings….up and coming. Sleeper.

    Sabian (?) only kid in this class with a scholarship offer

    Johnny from Crescent is good. Underrated. Scoring threat. Weak defensively. Plays with great confidence.

    Kordell Charles beyond overrated. Huge upside (height, length) but only performs against weak teams. NPH darling. Find Difficulty With being coached.

    Nana (CIA Bounce) great positional player. Height beginning to play factor for his position.

    Have not seen enough of the Montreal contingency to give opinion.

    Javonte Brown. As they say, you cannot teach height. Has not improved since grade 6. Hard to watch play. Not good at all. Will still go south due to height alone.

    Charles B has come a long way. Beginning to learn his body and utilize new found coordination. Better than his brother as of last year. Fact.

    Top 4 teams in this class….Bounce. Uplay. Northern Kings. Canada Elite. In that order.

    Nana (Canada Elite)….also beginning to see limitations with existing height. Still dominate, but for how long?

    Lots of talent in the class. Will be fun to watch in coming years.

    Class of 2022 probably posses deeper talent pool.

  4. T says:

    Not sure I agree with all your analysis Jason, especially in regards to Javontae Brown. One thing I do know about this kid, is that he works incredibly hard and there is no doubt he has definitely improved his game. He will continue to develop and learn from some talented coaches, because he has a great attitude and commitment to the game. We look forward to watching these young men continue to grow and develop their skills. Great job to all those who got mentioned.

    I get that this is a public forum and all, but perhaps we’d all like to remember that we are talking about 15 year old children here.

  5. Bob says:

    Where’s Marcus Moore ? I think he’s a great player 6’1 point guard good passer phenomenal scorer , he should be ranked for sure

  6. J says:

    Where’s Marcus Moore ? That kid is one of the best I’ve seen in 2021 he has his flaws and already 6’2 I think I’m the future he will be a very dangerous person too stop

  7. Jason says:

    Where’s Alfred Amoah Jules Bulate Marvel Aluyi Really great guards in the class of 2021 they go to dante Aligher academy

  8. Coach B says:

    Where is Nathan Beber???? He’s the best shooter in the nation.

  9. Mark says:

    Every player on this list has either attended a NPH camp or plays in the NPA. How does it make sense that both CIA Bounce and Northern Kings two of the top teams in the nation do not have one single player mentioned? Northern Kings has some of the best guards in this class and CIA Bounce had 4 four players that represented them at team Ontario.

    1. Tariq Sbiet Tariq Sbiet says:

      Hey Mark, that’s incorrect. Kyle Duke does not currently play in the NPA. All the players in the Top 5 play for TOP programs in the country. (Ottawa Elite, UPlay, Brookwood, Grassroots, Canada Elite) –Bounce and Northern Kings are definitely in that discussion, as top programs as well. Which names do you got, and who would you remove from this list. In other words, who is your Top 5?

      1. Anon says:

        Tariq,
        Frankly I believe you are basing your rankings on your personal opinion and your personal involvement in these young players growth. You are over-looking far more talented players in this class. Kyle Duke is a very capable and talented player, both on and off the ball…But having him fifth when J Bediako isn’t even on this list…. Ridiculous. Speaking about UPLAY, One of their top players beside Kordell is Johnny Avgousti who provides a much needed scoring ability. He beat out Kyle for MVP at Nationals and carried Ontario to victory. Although he may he a liability at times on defence, he still provides any team he plays on with the needed scoring. Than there are also players like Sabian who is the only one in this class to have received an offer to this point (that I know of), he at least deserves recognition. I understand ranking 5 players from a pool of hundreds but either please put more time into the work to have more accurate rankings, rank a top 10… or top 15… or finally give more shoutouts to others who could have made the list. Also, your analysis… you mention that Kevonne Marshall is 6″4 in your analysis but than later say he is 6″3… Read your work before posting it please. Seems unprofessional. This is not at all a hate comment, just sharing my thoughts and how I think you guys could even further your success.

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