New York City is arguably the most fertile ground in the entire world for high school basketball players. There’s an endless list of local athletes who eventually found their way to the NBA, from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Cousy, to Kenny Smith, Mark Jackson, Jamal Mashburn and countless more. Over the following pages, we’ll take a look at the local prospects you’ll want to keep an eye on. And in order to do so, you’re gonna have to start picking up the News and the Post, both of which do a really great job covering high school sports. Your friends may think less of you for slumming it in this particular area of your life, but that’s a cross you’ll have to bear as you enter your new life of basketball fandom.