Updated 2024 Rankings Top Forwards and Posts
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Prep Hoops Missouri released its newly updated Class of 2024 rankings last week. We conclude our positional breakdowns with a look at a group of the top forwards and post players in the new rankings. Jadis Jones Jadis Jones 6'5"…
Prep Hoops Missouri released its newly updated Class of 2024 rankings last week. We conclude our positional breakdowns with a look at a group of the top forwards and post players in the new rankings.
(New Madrid Central): The 6’5″ forward moved back up to the No. 1 spot after a brilliant season in which he led the Eagles to the Class 3 state championship. He was a dominant scorer and rebounder around the basket, but he also added so many other duties such as secondary ball handler, top defender and overall leader on the court.
(Lindbergh): The 6’10” forward is the top rim protector in the 2024 class with his 3.6 blocks per game during his junior season. He has excellent length and timing, which enables him to block shots without fouling. His offensive game has continued to improve and he also runs the court very well. He also averaged 13.6 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the field.
(Webster Groves): The 6’5″ lefty forward is a multi-tasker with his versatile skill set. He is a force in the paint with his low post scoring and passing skills, but he also works the perimeter as a playmaker who can take opposing bigs off the dribble. He averaged 16.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and three assists a game wile shooting 50 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range.
(Borgia): The 6’6″ forward led the Knights to a 24-5 record with his overall excellence on the court. The versatile lefty has a strong motor and a nice feel for the game as he could play the point forward role at times with his playmaking skills. He averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals a game while blocking 44 shots.
(Sparta): The 6’5″ SWMO standout is one of the most dynamic forwards in the state. He led Sparta to a tremendous season with his dominant play around the basket, which included a whole lot of dunking. He has also improved his ability to drive the ball and hit a perimeter jumper. He averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds a game while shooting 63 percent from the field.
(Grandview): A 6’7″ athlete who has the prototype build for a small forward and the skill set to go along with it. He is very good in the transition game where he can get out and throw down some explosive dunks. He has a quick first step to the basket for slashing drives and he also has excellent 3-point shooting range.
(Cardinal Ritter): The 6’5″ forward played a major role in the Lions’ run to the Class 5 state championship. He is a solid inside player who is capable of operating on the perimeter as a secondary ball handler and decision maker. He averaged 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field.
(Jefferson City): A skilled 6’8″ forward who helped the Jays make a run to the Final Four of the Class 5 state tournament. He has solid moves in the post and he can score with both hands. He can also step out and knock down 3-pointers in the Stretch 4 role. He averaged seven points and four rebounds a game while shooting 42 percent from 3-point range.
Latroy McIntosh (Cape Girardeau Central): The 6’6″ forward is one of the most explosive front court players in the state. He can score around the basket and he is a strong rebounder at both ends of the court. He has a nice move over the left shoulder for the jump hook. He also runs the court very well in the transition game.