In this article I took a look into the 2024 class to see which players have taken a step in the positive direction during their junior years. Some of these players have already produced at the varsity level, but they…
In this article I took a look into the 2024 class to see which players have taken a step in the positive direction during their junior years. Some of these players have already produced at the varsity level, but they have still taken the next step within their game on the court. There are 100% some juniors I didn’t mention either! Please no hard feelings if you weren’t included!
Tait has taken such a big step on the court in my eyes. He is scoring at will and getting the shots he wants. He’s helping lead this Battle Ground team to a very good year so far. Tait can operate on the perimeter and break defenders down off the dribble, collapses the D, and is an excellent decision maker when driving the lane. He can make the extra pass, pull up from 10-15 feet, convert the floater, and has a killer step back from deep even with hands in his face.
Jeremiah is a force on the court, especially down in the paint. He will out-body most players when grabbing rebounds down low. He is patient, letting the game come to him. Him andrun a very solid pick and roll game that is extremely hard to guard. With Wright starting to knock down more mid-range and long-range shots, be on the watch for him taking his game to the next level.
Mount Rainier has had an up and down year so far but Zach has been a solid facilitator with great court vision. He is patient with the ball and won’t force much. He gets his teammates going but also knows to get himself going. He is a great shooter from deep, hitting the shot more times than he misses them.
Eli has the luxury of playing with the Ervin brothers, who are twin towers down low. Williams has been extremely efficient this year. He attacks the bucket very nicely and can finish around the rim through traffic or find his open teammate. He bring a lot of intensity on defense, which helps all of his teammates. He recorded a triple double this year and flirting with getting more multiple times.
Shane has shown a great amount of growth this year for University HS. Skidmore is a solid football player well, but transitions into basketball mode quickly. He is a problem on the rebounds every game for opposing teams as there are not many people able to box him out. He is steady on offense, working in the paint effectively every night. I’m excited to see his growth for the rest of the year and next.