The first live period of the year is upon us and we are looking to get coaches prepared. Today, we are detailing the top shooters from the forward position in the 2020 class. There are plenty of options and we…
The first live period of the year is upon us and we are looking to get coaches prepared. Today, we are detailing the top shooters from the forward position in the 2020 class. There are plenty of options and we have you covered.
Nick Hittle – 6’9 C Culver Academies (IN) – Indiana Elite 2020
Nick Williams – 6’7 C Alexandria (IN) – Grind Premier 2020
Alex Stauffer – 6’8 C Northridge (IN) – Indy Heat Red 2020
Jeff Hemmelgarn – 6’7 C Munster (IN) – MBA Select 2020
Josh Smith – 6’6 PF Monrovia (IN) – Men of the Family 2020
Keegan O’Neill – 6’8 C Barr-Reeve (IN) – Indiana Elite East 2020
Tristan Ross – 6’5 PF Pendleton Heights (IN) – Indiana Elite East 2020
Dawson Eastes – 6’5 PF New Palestine (IN) – Indiana Elite East 2020
Jordan Walters – 6’7 PF Harrison (IN) – Indiana Ice 2020
Malek Edmonds – 6’6 PF Brownsburg (IN) – Indiana Elite 2020
Mitchell Wirts – 6’4 PF Ind. Homeschool Wildcats (IN) – GPP 2020 Black
Thoughts: Obviously, bigs that can bring shooting ability are highly coveted. So, with this list you have a handful of guys that should be of value to a lot of schools. Finding DI talent is difficult in this class and is even more so from post players. However, there are some intriguing names here.
I’ve really liked guys like Nick Hittle and Keegan O’Neill. Both of these guys are legit centers but have the ability to pick-and-pop or hit trailer threes. Jeff Hemmelgarn can also fill that role a bit. Some smaller school prospects that find fit and could excel are guys like Dawson Eastes and Malek Edmonds. If those two find the right program, they have the ability to be All-Conference level guys because they have enough mobility and do so many different things on top of shooting.
Two guys that aren’t too well known yet but expectations are that they pop up this summer, Nick Williams and Jordan Walters. Williams is a stellar shooter from three for his position and size and could develop nicely in college. Walters has legit size and strength while providing some perimeter skills for a power forward.
Again, not much depth here but this isn’t a place where you find it anyway. But some key names that could be had at the right level.