Which shooting guards and small forwards elevated their stock the most over the last few months? SG Jordan Goodwin (Belleville Althoff) Goodwin was already considered a top five prospect, but bumped himself even more into the top three overall in…
Which shooting guards and small forwards elevated their stock the most over the last few months?
SG Jordan Goodwin (Belleville Althoff)
Goodwin was already considered a top five prospect, but bumped himself even more into the top three overall in the latest rankings. The Belleville Althoff guard is a powerful and bruising force that has a never ending motor. He continued that playing up with the St. Louis Eagles throughout July including at Peach Jam. In Kansas City during the final live period he played a key role in their title without several of their veteran star players.
SF Javon Pickett (Belleville East)
Pickett didn’t really significantly boost his stock in our eyes because he has remained in the group of high major prospects since early in his sophomore season. He finally got the recognition on the recruiting trail he deserved picking up a handful of offers with his strong play in July for the Southwest Jets particularly at the NY2LA Summer Jam. The smooth and effortless wing has significant upside and is just scratching the surface of what he could become.
SF Nana Akenten (Bolingbrook)
Akenten made a name for himself in the spring with Hoopers Basketball Club and continue that in July with his strong play. The rising junior is a freak athlete with great size at 6’6”. Skill wise he shows potential and has a chance to take over at Bolingbrook for the scoring left behind by multiple D1 senior departures.
SG Elijah Joiner (Curie)
Joiner helped his stock with a good spring and summer on the travel team circuit. The strong and athletic guard just gets the job done. He teamed up with Mike Smith to form a dynamic backcourt in the summer and will look to do more of the same with his high school running mate Devin Gage as they should be one of the best backcourt duos in Chicago.
SG Demarius Jacobs (Uplift)
Jacobs is a wiry and bouncy wing that put up monster numbers this spring and summer for All-In/Y&R. Jacobs has a quick first step and likes to play above the rim. Can also knock down perimeter shots. Had rave reviews all spring and summer. With the graduation of their three senior stars Jacobs will have the opportunity to be the man at Uplift.
SF Coreyoun Rushin (Westinghouse)
Rushin quietly goes about his business and had a productive July. What is so intriguing about him is the upside that he presents as a prospect. The 6’6” wing scores most of his points in transition and with an explosive second jump around the hoop hitting the offensive glass. The skill flashes and if it can be developed he could be scary. Plus on ball wing defender as well.
SG Tyler Chisom (Proviso East)
Speaking of defense one of the better perimeter defenders in the class is this Proviso East standout. He shined with All-In/Y&R with his ability to rebound, defend, and slash to the hoop. Plays with a motor.
SF Doug Wallen (St. Thomas More)
Wallen was Mr. Versatile for the talented Illinois Irish 16U squad this summer. The lefty does a little bit of everything hitting the glass, running the floor, slashing to hoop, and can hit a mid-range jumper. Great role player and someone that makes others around him better.
SF Mitch Lewis (Naperville North)
Lewis elevated his play with the Illinois Stars throughout the spring and summer. The wing takes great angles slashing to the hoop and finishes tough around the hoop. He showed growth in a mid-range jump shot toward the end of July.