With the spring AAU season officially behind us we here at Prep Hoops Indiana have been taking a wider view at what we have seen through April and May. Already this week we’ve handed out Prep Hoops Circuit Grit Region…
With the spring AAU season officially behind us we here at Prep Hoops Indiana have been taking a wider view at what we have seen through April and May. Already this week we’ve handed out Prep Hoops Circuit Grit Region Superlatives for the 2023, 2024, and 2025 classes respectively. Additionally, our own Kyler Staley highlighted some top performers from across the state regardless of circuit.
While we will continue to take a look back at the spring over the coming days and even weeks, there is also still plenty of basketball to be played in June. AAU takes a break, but players have the month to play with their high school teams and workout with their school coaching staff. As always, we at Prep Hoops Indiana will be providing coverage from all the great events around the state beginning on Saturday at the Warren Central Shootout. The Tuesday night Pacers Athletic Center league will get plenty of coverage, along with the Top 100, Charlie Hughes Invitational, and many more events.
Let’s take a look at three of the biggest high school basketball related storylines that will start to play out during the month of June.
Can Cathedral Still be the Class 4A Favorite?
Admittedly, this won’t be the easiest to gauge aswill miss events do to other out-of-state commitments like the NBA Top 100 camp. However, guys like and will get a chance to shine as two wings who are in search of their first Division I offers.
Booker has made his huge national jump to 5-star status as the #4 prospect in the country according to 247Sports, but the development of some younger prospects will likely test the ceiling of the Fighting Irish next season. Will left-handed guardbe ready to take over a starting role as a senior? Can to-be sophomores or make a leap after earning some varsity experience last season?
Cathedral will be playing in some of the premier events in the Midwest this month, including the Tuesday night PAC League, so they will be battle tested just like they are during the high school season. Head Coach Jason Delany is never afraid of playing the toughest schedule around. It worked out in their favor as they cut down in the nets in 2022. However, after graduating two Division I prospects it will be hard to simply pencil them in at the top of Class 4A once again. We will get our first feel for the new look Irish this month.
What Does Carmel Look Like in the Hands of?
The Peter Suder era is over the Greyhounds. However, they may have found the perfect replacement in 6’5” wing. Not many players in the country have experienced a spring blow-up like this prospect.
Dual went from a role player during the high school season to a 4-star, Top 75 ranked player with multiple high-major scholarship offers. The keys to the offense will likely be put in his hands heading into next season.
As is normally the case for Carmel, the cupboard is far from bare despite graduating a pair of Division I recruits. Also back for his senior season is 6’8” sharpshooteris also a high-major type prospect. With Dual’s playmaking skills off of the bounce and Orme’s shot-making ability the Greyhounds have a pretty high-powered 1-2 punch. Could we see Coach Ryan Osborne play a little faster this season? We will start to find out in June.
Just How Good is Ben Davis Going to Be?
If you are a fan of the Giants, this is the year you have been waiting for. Last season’s talented junior class will now be seniors, andwill now be a junior. There is a plethora of prospects here who are ready to take another leap after bowing out to the eventual state champion Cathedral in the regional finals last season.
In the backcourt, you have 6’2” point guardwho has recently earned offers from Nicholls State and IUPUI. He will once again handle point guard duties along with who has had a great spring. Windham, a super talented 6’2” lefty, will play off the ball as potential big-time scoring threat. Uber-athletic wing is also back to provide some more length and driving ability, especially in transition.
Up front, Ben Davis will have plenty of size as well., a super versatile 6’5” forward, has had a great spring and projects as a glue guy for the Giants this season. Then, at the center position, you have 6’9” Division I prospect . He is one of the best rebounders and rim protectors in the state and will get his fair share of buckets simply by playing harder than the opposition. This team truly has talent at every position on the floor.