The sophomore class in Louisiana has quite a few players with a ton of potential. Not only are the top ten players in the class of 2025 a talented and unique group, many of the players outside of the top…
The sophomore class in Louisiana has quite a few players with a ton of potential. Not only are the top ten players in the class of 2025 a talented and unique group, many of the players outside of the top ten are special talents. From guards to wings to forwards, the class of 2025 has the talent that can really excel at the next level. In this inside look into the class of 2025, we will review some of the players to watch this season in the class of 2025 who reside outside of the top ten.
(6’4″ | Green Oaks)
Wilson is an uber-talented player who definitely has not seen his best days on the hardwood. The forward who plays in Cooper Road USA is long and athletic which helps him defend all five positions. Wilson can rebound and push the ball like a guard in the open floor, score from the perimeter, and command the paint offensively. He is only beginning to scratch the surface of his talent and has a huge upside going forward.
(6’2″ | Westlake)
The Westlake quarterback/wide receiver is also a pretty good guard. Rideau is a player who can get it done from behind the arc and on the perimeter but is not afraid to attack the offensive boards also. He does not shy away from contact in the paint and will finish amid it more times than not. While his future may be on the gridiron, Rideau is an athlete who can easily transition onto the hardwood and excel.
(6’2″ | Catholic)
McCurry has one of the purest strokes in the high school game. His ability to shoot from the perimeter makes him a danger once he passes half court. McCurry is not just a shooter, however. He can put the ball on the deck and attack the rim from either wing. He is also a good finisher in transition. McCurry has the tools to be a complete player and possibly becoming a top ten in his class.
(6’1″ | Union Parish)
One of the best players on the Prep Hoops Circuit this summer was. He showed the opposition repeatedly that he could score from any level of the floor and had an expectation of doing so. Meeking displayed range out to 23 feet and could drop a three from anywhere. His ability to get to the rim and finish with either hand showed his creativity in scoring. Meeking is a player that has top 10 potential as well.
(6’8″ | Carver)
While he may not be a big time scorer,is a player that does a lot of other things to help a team win. He is a space eater and rebounder who can create extra possessions the way he rebounds. Leatherman can also block shots whether playing one on one or helping to back up a beaten teammate. If he enhances his scoring in the paint, he will be a difference maker for his team this season.
(6’0″ | Calvary Baptist)
Strong is a player who plays well with the ball in his hands but better without it. He can make the perimeter jumper with consistency and knows how to place pressure on a defense especially in transition. While he lacks inexperience on the varsity level, he is a player who can fill in at either guard and provide quality minutes. If he gets going on the perimeter, teams better watch out.
(6’0″ | Woodlawn-Shreveport)
Henderson was one of the better players that I saw during the summer. He is a point guard who places a ton of pressure on defenses with the way he moves in the half court and in transition. His change end speed with the ball on the break makes him virtually unstoppable. Henderson loves to play in space and he punishes teams who give it to him. He is a true gamechanger. The Knights play at a different level with him on the floor.
These sophomores will be big contributors to the success of their high school teams. Time will tell if they get a chance to reach their full potential. If they do, the sky is the limit.