Archbishop Stepinac HS (14‑16)
White Plains, NY
NEW YORK CITY CHSAA RUNNERS-UP
- 6-1 SR R.J. Davis (NORTH CAROLINA) ... #39 (ESPN) … #57 (247 Sports) … #65 (Rivals)
- 6-7 JR Adrian Griffin, Jr. (DUKE) … #8 (Rivals) … #9 (247 Sports) … #11 (ESPN)
- 6-8 JR Malcolm Chimezie
- 6-7 JR Alpha Bangura, Jr.
Crusaders At A Glance
Don’t be fooled by that subpar 2018-19 record: Both of Archbishop Stepinac’s ultra high-major prospects – North Carolina commit 6-1 SR R.J. Davis and national top-10 Duke pledge 6-6 JR Adrian Griffin, Jr. – each missed significant time with injuries during the first three-quarters of the season. Coach Patrick Massaroni’s Crusaders sputtered to a 3-12 start but caught fire once healthy, winning eight of nine and leading by as many as 14 points in the second half of a 61-56 loss to Christ The King in the CHSAA (New York City Catholic League) Intersectional championship game, with 6-8 JR Malcolm Chimezie grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds in a head-to-head matchup with CTK’s Moussa Cisse. Davis (25.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 4.9 apg last season) is already the school’s all-time scoring leader, while Griffin (20.9 ppg, 10.9 rpg) erupted for 39 points in a 91-80 playoff win over Staten Island St. Peter’s.