2016 Rankings: Wing Stock Risers
Bryce Cheney 6’6″ Moon Valley Current Ranking: #17 Previous Ranking: #28 Notes: For a while Bryce was simply a potential filled forward with a lot of tools. During the months of July and August the future Texas-RGV wing started putting things…
Bryce Cheney 6’6″ Moon Valley
Current Ranking: #17
Previous Ranking: #28
Notes: For a while Bryce was simply a potential filled forward with a lot of tools. During the months of July and August the future Texas-RGV wing started putting things together. He has been more active on both ends of the floor. He's taking and making shots at a consistent rate and continues to be efficient in transition.
Brock Gardner 6’7″ Tri-City
Current Ranking: #8
Previous Ranking: #12
Notes: Gardner had a strong month of July as the leading scorer of the Arizona Warriors. The 6'7″ forward played very aggressively and scored the ball in many different fashions. He displayed his ability to make shots, post, and make plays for himself off the bounce. He should have a solid career at Liberty.
Nik Nehls 6’4″ Catalina Foothills
Current Ranking: #16
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked
Notes: Nehls was not included in our previous rankings because he had not been evaluated enough by our staff. After watching him numerous times in July it was clear that he belong in the mix among the top 20 players in this class. The 6'4″ guard is versatile, can make plays, and has size for his position.
Antwan Ross 6’3″ Basha
Current Ranking: #24
Previous Ranking: #55
Notes: There may not be a player who saw their stock rise more than Ross during the month of July. After spending the spring with multiple travel programs where he was a utility guy, Antwan tried his luck with the Aces. The group showcased his skills and athleticism early and often, allowing for him to generate a buzz from numerous college coaches. Ross' ability to make plays on both ends of the floor makes him one of the most underrated prospects in this class. He's a high energy guy who will be a steal for whatever program picks him up.
CJ Van Beekum 6’4″ Paradise Valley
Current Ranking: #34
Previous Ranking: #78
Notes: Van Beekum really began to grow into himself during the summer and fall after stepping out of his comfort zone and transitioning to a full time wing in the spring. During the month of July CJ rated among the top 1% of players on the Under Armour circuit in offensive efficiency. Continuing to hone his skills, he followed a strong summer up with an even better fall which included performances in the Area Codes Super 80 Showcase and the ACU Fall League.