Ronnie DeGray has the utmost confidence in a young, but intriguing wing from Denver South.
Chudier Bile just turned 17 last month despite the fact he is going into senior year. He is even thinking about reclassifying to the 2017 class, but make no mistake, the 6-foot-6 prospect is already a major impact player.
“I think the ceiling is high for him,” DeGray, the Billups Elite Director, said. “He’s the type of kid who is still under-the-radar, but I think he’s going to be 4A Player of the Year.”
To be the classification’s best would be no small feat with Division I prospects like Justinian Jessup, Chris Helbig, Mike Ranson, Kobi Betts, D’Shawn Schwartz and several others returning. Nonetheless, Bile can’t be ignored after averaging 14.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, and having a masterful performance against Denver East at the end of the regular season with 37 points, 10 rebounds, and seven blocks.
The wing has prototype athleticism and length and is versatile defensively as he’s able to defend most any position. DeGray says he was productive for Billups this summer.
“Chudier played really well,” he said. “He shot the ball really well, he scored the ball inside, and he was able to guard fours and fives.”
“I think I run the court really well,” Bile added. I’m athletic. Usually when I go against a bigger defender, I can go by them with quickness, and if they try to play off me I can knock down some shots from mid-range and from three.”
While the Denver South talent isn’t elite right now at any specific skill, he is able to do a little of everything on the court. With his youth, he can continue working on overall strength and he hopes to develop his ball-handling skills to a further extent.
He also wants to be the leader of his high school team this winter, a lineup with potential to be Final Four good in Class 4A, especially if Bile does grow into a Player of the Year candidate.
The versatile wing has been hearing from Drake University, UC-Irvine, and a few other low and mid-major schools. As mentioned, he’s considering joining the 2017 class in hopes of landing some mid or even high-major offers.
“Chudier is one of those sleepers,” DeGray said. “At the end of the day, he has a chance to be a major college basketball player. Everybody is going to look back like, ‘where did this guy come from?’”