Rankings Regardless of Class: 21-25
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 #21 – #25.
#21 PF Messiah Jones (Simeon _ 2018)
No 2018 post impressed us more on the circuit this spring and summer than the Wolverines sophomore. Jones is a long and rangy 6’5” power forward that should continue to grow. He protects the rim tremendously well on the defensive end, snatches boards, and flashes an emerging post game.
#22 SG Jamal Nixon (Fenwick _ 2017)
Nixon is a tough and physical 6’4” wing that’s calling card is his versatility. He does all the little things well being a plus rebounder and passer for a wing. Scores best attacking and getting inside the paint. Big year for the junior!
#23 SF Trevian Bell (Joliet West _ 2017)
Bell is program mates with Nixon on the Illinois Wolves during the summer. What Bell brings to the table is a diverse offensive game that allows him to score in a variety of ways and put multiple buckets together in a hurry. He is a tough rebounder and should put up monster numbers this season.
#24 PF Cameron Krutwig (Jacobs _ 2017)
Krutwig is a skilled post that stood out with Young Legends on the travel team circuit. He is a fundamentally sound back to the basket post that also passes it well for his position.
#25 SF Nana Akenten (Bolingbrook _ 2017)
The run on 2017 prospects continues with Akenten. This Bolingbrook standout exploded with Hoopers Basketball Club in the spring and summer. At 6’6” he has freakish athleticism and a game that continues to develop. Good form on jumper and has a chance to be an elite defender.