No one goes deep into the coverage like Prep Hoops. Not only do we write and evaluate the 5 stars, but we also take a look at other players with the potential to develop into a prospect. Leaving no stone…
No one goes deep into the coverage like Prep Hoops. Not only do we write and evaluate the 5 stars, but we also take a look at other players with the potential to develop into a prospect. Leaving no stone unturned has led us to the back gym, searching for some JV players that have the opportunity to be the ultimate sleeper.
This may be Simmons last time appearing on our back gym list. The sophomore has all the physical tools to be a productive player on the varsity level. He possess long arms, and a strong upper frame. He even flashed some ball skills, using some COD’s during the JV game I saw.
Riley was a productive varsity player at Bonanza a season ago, so it comes as no suprise that he’s killing for the Liberty JV squad. Kevin Soares is building a program there, and getting a talented guard like Riley minutes on the JV is crucial to his development. The Patriots have three of the top guards in the state in DJ Thomas DJ Thomas 6'2″ | PG Liberty | 2024 State #19 Nation NV , Kaeden Castillero Kaeden Castillero 6'0″ | SG Liberty | 2024 State NV , and Angelo Kambala Angelo Kambala 5'10″ | CG Liberty | 2023 State NV , that get the bulk of varsity minutes, so grooming Riley is a smart move.
Green is a good looking sophomore prospect. He rebounds well, and has some transition ability, however his best skill is the effort and energy he plays with.
A potential sniper down the line, Carson shoots it consistently, with good form and a high arching release. The rising class of 2026 prospect has been one of the better outside shooters I’ve seen at the JV level this season.
I’ve watched Lewis a few times over the course of the last few months and he’s impressed more than once. His best skill is his ability to knock down shots, and he’s more than proficient at it. The sophomore makes them in catch and shoot, and off the move as well.
Walker was one of the fastest players I saw at any level, especially with the ball in his hand. The two sport athlete who also plays on the gridiron, was a hard driver, that was able to blow past almost everyone.
It’s fun to watch young players develop, and Oba is no exception. He’s a skilled wing, with the ability to score the ball in a variety of ways. A decent R&J athlete, the freshman already has multiple dunks this season. He’s a player that utilizes the lost art of the mid range game, as Oba, is one of the best shooters from 18 feet out in the state, regardless of level.
An athletic R&J athlete, Steward is one of the more entertaining JV players in the state. His pure energy, and athleticism allow him to impact games in other ways than scoring, while contributing points by finishing in transition. A freak athlete, he had one of the craziest dunks all season, catching a lob off the backboard.
I’m excited about Given’s potential. Arbor View is usually an upperclass group, so it’s not uncommon to have a talented freshman or two waiting in the wings. Given’s is long, and has grown an inch or two since last year. He has a smooth game, with the ability to get to the cup, finish or get fouled.
Robinson is a throwback PG, that doesn’t need to score to add value to his team. He has good quickness, and is able to defeat opponents off the bounce. He’s a high paint touch getting PG, with vision, and ability to draw and dish. The freshman is good on both sides of the ball, showing a dawg mentality, when defending ballhandlers.
Mojave is loaded, and a player like Thomas highlights their depth. The big freshman, has a developed frame, and moves well for a player of his size. He’s good when it comes to finishing around the rim, or rebounding the basketball. He’s a potential stockriser to keep an eye on, over the next few months.
Schweitzer is a player that I’ve kept tabs on since middle school, and now is cutting his teeth for one of the best programs in the state. The freshman has been extremely productive this season for the JV squad averaging 16 points per game. He’s proving to be one of the better young shooters in the game, evident by knocking down 6 threes against Silverado.
Like Schweitzer, Ceaser is a player that attended my Middle School Camp a few years back. He was good then, and has continued to develop into a potential prospect. A good two way guard, Ceaser has been a solid contributor for the Trailblazers JV.
Feazell is a good active player that plays with competitiveness and toughness. He’s earned major minutes for Cheyenne’s JV this season, showing the ability to get to the hoop and finish tough drives.