This list will include a part two to breakout predictions for the 2024 class as more players have great potential to perform at an even higher level next season. These players have already had impressive junior years and will look…
This list will include a part two to breakout predictions for the 2024 class as more players have great potential to perform at an even higher level next season. These players have already had impressive junior years and will look to improve upon that success. Here are my breakout predictions for the 2024 class part two.
Brown is a scoring machine at the combo guard position. He has quick handles to get wherever he wants on the court while also pushing the ball up and down the floor consistently. Brown finishes strong with both hands at the rim and likes to seek contact when driving to the rack. He has a smooth jump shot from three-point range with a good release making him an offensive threat from both outside and inside.
Carson is a multi-tool scorer from all three levels on the offensive side of the ball. He is excellent off the catch-and-shoot from behind the arc and shoots over anyone. Carson has a bag full of moves he can go to when driving inside the paint. Standing at a long 6’4″ frame allows him to swarm and trap ball handlers for easily forced turnovers. Carson averaged 14.5 points per game in 20 games this season and will look to improve those numbers going into his senior season.
Konov is a very good stretch four at the power forward spot. He has a fast high release that makes it difficult to contest alongside his tall 6’7″ frame. He can shoot with confidence as his range from deep only increases with the more he makes throughout a game. Konov should look to use his height more inside and look to score over smaller defenders for easy baskets. Pairing that with his already complete defensive game he will look to turn into that stretch four two-way-player next season.
Butler is a fierce athletic rebounder and shot blocker. He loves to play physically down low going to a multitude of moves including a sweet hook shot. Butler finishes with both hands confidently around the rim. He can guard every position at a high level. Butler will even knock down a three-point shot every once in a while if you give him open space. Butler averaged close to 8 points per game this season with him getting better every game he played. I feel confident Butler will turn some heads and have a monster season next year.
Abdullah has an effortless lefty jump shot that seems like it goes in every time it leaves his hands. He likes to play fast and in transition, a lot of the time as that’s where he does most of his damage. Abdullah is a great rebounder at the guard position also. He’s even crafty in the paint at drawing fouls so he can generate more free-throw opportunities. Abdullah will have a big season next year with more opportunities.