DeAndre Ayton 71î C Hillcrest Prep (#1) The worst kept secret in our rankings is Ayton debuting at number one. The 7’1” center is America’s top junior and, arguably, America’s top prospect along with Marvin Bagley. DeAndre combines size, strength,…
DeAndre Ayton 71î C Hillcrest Prep (#1)
The worst kept secret in our rankings is Ayton debuting at number one. The 7’1” center is America’s top junior and, arguably, America’s top prospect along with Marvin Bagley. DeAndre combines size, strength, skills, and a great feel for the game which makes him an elite prospect with game changing defensive abilities. The Hillcrest center plays aggressively but never oversteps his boundaries as he consistently plays within himself.
Chanell Banks 64î SG Hillcrest Prep (#6)
Banks is the top guard on a loaded Hillcrest team. The 6’4” swingman is a skilled perimeter performer with good size. He has a scoring drive and is very good at attacking the basket and drawing contact. He has also shown the ability to stick it from the perimeter.
DeShawn Wilson 66î SF St. Marys (#20)
Wilson is one of three major transfers for the Knights this season. The 6’6” wing’s talents are sorely needed this season as St. Mary’s lost their top perimeter talent (Marcus Shaver) to transfer. DeShawn isn’t the scorer that Shaver was but he has a lot of tools and can be effective on both ends of the floor. He can take it to the rack, make the open shot, and has a lot of use on the defensive end.
Tyson Beringer 67î PF Poston Butte (#23)
No, Tyson does not look the part. He’s a thin and lanky 6’7” but don’t let his frame fool you. Beringer is as tough as they come. He plays with a motor and doesn’t back down from physicality one bit. He can finish at the rim, is relentless on the glass, and actively alters and blocks shots on the defensive end.
Jimmy Brown 67î PF Highland (#25)
Brown is a strong, physical post player with a lot of grit. The Highland forward battles in the paint. He gets good positioning around the basket and, combined with his high motor, it allows him to be a very effective rebounder. He also has a soft touch around the glass and good footwork at the rim so he is able to score as well.