Class of 2022 Rankings: Wings (Part II)
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Prep Hoops Missouri continues its positional breakdowns from the newly updated Class of 2022 rankings with a look at another group of top wing prospects. Elijah Whitley Elijah Whitley 6'2" | SG Parkview | 2022 State MO 6’2″ Parkview: …
Prep Hoops Missouri continues its positional breakdowns from the newly updated Class of 2022 rankings with a look at another group of top wing prospects.
6’2″ Parkview: A talented shooting guard with explosive leaping ability combined with a feathery shooting touch from 3-point range. He can threw down an impressive dunk on one possession, then pull up from 25 feet in the next one. As a junior, he averaged 19.7 points, five rebounds and two assists a game while shooting 46 percent from 3-point range.
6’3″ Joplin: A multi-sport athlete who has received scholarship offers in football as a standout quarterback and basketball as an excellent shooting guard. He stepped into a prime-time role as a junior and led the Eagles in several offensive categories. He is a tremendous 3-point shooter who also showcased his overall offensive capabilities last season.
6’2″ Sacred Heart: A small-school standout who has been a potent offensive weapon since he was a freshman. He was a Class 2 All-State selection after averaging more than 25 points a game as a junior. He has tremendous shooting range from well beyond the 3-point line. He moves well without the ball to get himself open and he has a quick release on his shot. He can also get it done off the dribble when he needs to. He has received multiple Division I scholarship offers.
Donald Bangham, Jr. 6’3″ Ruskin: The athletic lefty is one of the top one-on-one bucket getters around. He thrives in iso situations where he can pitty-pat with the ball and break down defenders or he can pull up from 3-point range. He can also finish at the rim in an explosive manner. As a junior, he averaged 12.6 points, six rebounds and two assists in helping Ruskin to a district championship.
6’5″ East Carter: A small school standout who earned Class 2 All-State honors as a junior. He averaged more than 20 points a game as a junior, then he was able to showcase his talents on the grassroots circuit with the Gateway Basketball Club during the summer. He is a smooth offensive player with explosive leaping ability. He can also get buckets at all three levels. He has received multiple offers from Division II schools.
6’3″ Cardinal Ritter: A transfer from O’Fallon-Christian, Davis is a creative scoring guard who can really score off the dribble. He is comfortable at all three levels. As a junior, he averaged a team-high 17.5 points, six rebounds and two assists a game while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range to lead the Eagles to a berth in the Class 3 state tournament.
6’4″ Glendale: A standout wing player from SWMO with excellent size and an overall skill set to match. He’s big and strong enough to get buckets in the paint on the drive or on a post up against a smaller defender. He’s also a knock down shooter from 3-point range with the quick release and the ability to move. A starter since his freshman year, Harrell is a two-time All-Conference selection who has already surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his career.
6’2″ Helias: The talented shooting guard is one of the most potent offensive players in Mid-Missouri. He is a terrific 3-point shooter who has developed into a excellent all-around offensive player with a mid-range game and the ability to create off the dribble. He is good for 20 points a night with his shooting and all-around game.
6’3″ Lee’s Summit: An athletic wing player who is an excellent slasher who finishes well at the rim, whether he’s in the transition game or in a halfcourt situation. He plays in constant motion at both ends of the court. As a junior, he averaged 13 points, three rebounds and two steals in helping the Tigers to a berth in the Class 6 state quarterfinals.