The 2024 class has loads of talent and size ready to make big statements in the coming season. The forward position is deep and provides a plethora of players with size and skill, varying from rim runners/protectors, to shooters, to…
The 2024 class has loads of talent and size ready to make big statements in the coming season. The forward position is deep and provides a plethora of players with size and skill, varying from rim runners/protectors, to shooters, to high-level athletes, and those recognized on a national level. As they enter their junior seasons be ready for some explosive performances from these top forwards in the 2024 class.
The top forward in the 2024 class, Cofie had a strong summer showcasing his elite combination of size, strength, and skill. He spent the summer getting stronger with the ball, perfecting those post moves, showing extended range; being able to knock down the three-point shot with consistency, and hitting tough jumpers from the mid-range. Cofie continues to show his promise as one of the top players nationally. He just visited the University of Washington at the end of September and holds multiple other PAC-12 offers.
Goodman is another local product on UW’s radar, picking up an offer from the Huskies at the end of August. He also holds offers from San Diego State and Montana. The big man has made huge leaps over the summer, showing the high potential that should continue to garner high major division one offers. Goodman is a long player who hunts for action at the rim; dunks, tip-ins, blocks, you name it. He also has an emerging jumper that still needs work but looks very promising all the way out to three-point. He’s a high riser in the ranks and should continue his rapid growth over the coming season.
Stinson continues to quietly get it done and is a player who can affect the game across all categories. He simply has a great feel for the game and can fit into any lineup. He doesn’t rely on one thing and can score in a multitude of ways. He’s excellent with his back to the basket, can break down defenders off the dribble, and can stretch the floor with the spot-up shot. He has a great combination of skill and smarts that help him remain a top-five player in a talented class.
New to the rankings, Ford came on our radar this summer displaying elite athleticism, motor, and a tenacity that is hard to teach. He’s an elite athlete who can play above the rim on both sides of the ball and handles the rock well enough to create his own shots and run fast breaks. He’s an incredible athlete who brings it on both sides of the ball and could really rise the ranks as he continues to improve the jumper.
Simmons is another player who can affect the game on both ends with his mid-range jumper and great length disrupting shots. He really worked to extend his range this summer and showed an increasing ability to hit from behind the arc, as well as jumpers from the post. Simmons is a super long player who looks like he could still add a couple of inches but is expanding his game nonetheless.
Adams was very raw the first time I saw him but each time after he’s shown great strides in his development. He’s a similar build towith super long arms and a wiry frame. Adams really impressed me this summer showing more aggression which led to him making more impact plays. As he continues to ramp up the aggression he will continue to flash his potential. He is one to watch this season as he still has a lot of upside to unleash.
Price is a new addition at BFL Prep, making his way over from North Carolina. He’s a long player that exhibits great touch from just about every spot on the floor, especially from long-range. He can finish through contact inside, put the ball on the floor, and hit the pull-up shot. Price will be a fun one to watch in his first season in Washington.
Wright is one of the more physically imposing players on this list and brings a big presence to the forward spot. He’s still working to refine the technical aspects of his game but the physical tools are apparent. He’s a beast on the boards and a tireless worker in the paint. Besides the physical tools, Wright has flashed the ability to hit from the mid-range and handle the ball a bit.
Ervin caught my eye last season but was still pretty raw. You can tell now, there’s a comfortability Ervin has that wasn’t quite there last season. He’s more physical, more aggressive, and is flashing the ability to be a big-time force this season. He’s got the paint beast mentality to really help North Central make some noise in the Greater Spokane League this winter.