PHI has unveiled the latest addition of the 2024 rankings! You can read all about the junior class this week on PHI! Don’t have a subscription? Try it out at a special discounted rate of 30% by using code “Scottburgess30”.…
PHI has unveiled the latest addition of the 2024 rankings! You can read all about the junior class this week on PHI! Don’t have a subscription? Try it out at a special discounted rate of 30% by using code “Scottburgess30”.
Here we dive into the posts that have boosted their stock in the 2024 class!
JJ Hernandez JJ Hernandez 6'5" | SF Glenbard North | 2024 State IL (Glenbard North)
Previous Ranking: #40
Current Ranking: #28
Hernandez continues to rise back up the board by having a standout junior campaign. His defense is what stands out first. Versatile defender that can check threes and fours. Plus shot blocker that can also use his length laterally getting in passing lanes. He gets on the offensive glass, plays above the rim as a finisher, and is an improving spot up shooter.
Zavier Fitch Zavier Fitch 6'7" | PF Brother Rice | 2024 State IL (Brother Rice)
Previous Ranking: #88
Current Ranking: #51
Fitch has always had the physical tools. He is starting to put it together and turn potential into some production which we like to see in juniors. Athletic finisher and rim runner offensively. Defensively he rebounds well and is a good rim protector. Best basketball is ahead of him!
Drew King Drew King 6'8" | SF Joliet West | 2024 IL (Joliet West)
Previous Ranking: NR
Current Ranking: #60
King is a five man from Joliet West that has made strides as a junior. Sat just outside the rankings previously and made a huge leap into them this time. Finishes well out of the dunker spot, rebounds in his area, and is a shot blocking presence at 6’8”.
Luke Hopp Luke Hopp 6'8" | C Metamora | 2024 State IL (Metamora)
Previous Ranking: NR
Current Ranking: #62
This post from Metamora came out of nowhere for a team that made it to the 3A title game a year ago. The 6’8” five man is an area rebounder that does a nice job securing boards, protecting the rim, and finishing on dump offs from his guards. Efficient around the hoop.