Rankings Regardless of Class: 11-15
Over the last month the rankings for the classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 have each been updated after their play this summer. Here we look at a cross class reference point to see how they stack up against each…
Over the last month the rankings for the classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 have each been updated after their play this summer. Here we look at a cross class reference point to see how they stack up against each other in our “Overall Prospect Rankings.” This is a look at prospects #11 – #15.
#11 SF Javon Pickett (Belleville East _ 2017)
Pickett might be the state’s most underrated prospect. He impressed us during his sophomore year and exploded in front of coaches during July. The metro east wing has a smooth game where he can score at all three levels making it look effortless. Once he consistently wants to dominate it is over!
#12 SF Justin Smith (Stevenson _ 2017)
Smith will go from third option on a state title team to the man this year at Stevenson. He has the skill set to do it as he can score it with a silky smooth jumper and finishes at the rim with elite athleticism. The junior projects as a plus defender with his length, quickness, and athleticism.
#13 PG Alonzo Verge (Proviso West _ 2017)
Verge is one of the most talked about prospects heading into the season after what he did last year at Willowbrook. He will be the man at Proviso West with the ball in his hands to make plays. Without a doubt he is one of the most electric playmakers in the state both as a scorer and passer.
#14 C Barret Benson (Hinsdale South _ 2016)
The Northwestern commit is a true back to the basket center that knows who he is. He has great size and has gotten in the best shape of his career over the last year. Benson is skilled on the block, can pass it, and is improving a face up jumper.
#15 SF Isaiah Roby (Dixon _ 2016)
Roby has tremendous tools at 6’8” with an incredible wingspan! He has explosive athleticism and is a tremendous defender on the perimeter along with blocking shots. Offensively he flashes the skills, but has never really completely taken over like we would like to see. If he does though he could be the best player in the 2016 class. Best asset might be his passing in a point-forward role. Headed to Nebraska.