We put our finishing touches on the 2023 prospect rankings soon as we are getting to updating all four classes in the next few weeks. And with that we need to give praise to those senior prospects who really showed…
We put our finishing touches on the 2023 prospect rankings soon as we are getting to updating all four classes in the next few weeks. And with that we need to give praise to those senior prospects who really showed that they are better prospects than people first though, and in time we could see them do great things. Here are the 2023 high level stock raisers as we prep for the final 2023 list.
of Minnehaha Academy. First of all Rolyns grew a couple inches which is massive when you get to 6’9. At that size Aligbe moves very well which is rare for that size especially at his strength. Played a big role in getting his team to the state title game. Rolyns is still raw in terms of consistency of skill use but he was productive and he has the physical measures.
of Buffalo. I thought I was ahead of the game when I watched the Comets second 17s last year and said Nate is going to be a very good D3 level recruit. Even with that statement I was behind the game as he is now an NSIC kid headed to St. Cloud State and Nate was an all state high level player.
of Champlin Park. I think Kamara’s best basketball is ahead of him. Even though he still has more growth to come, I think Molley’s last six months has shown he can eventually be a scholarship player. With his length and agility as a frontcourt player he fits the modern game and if the touch improves, he fits it even more.
of Andover. I never saw Ben’s senior season coming. He’s been good, and was solid for the Fury last year, but to fill it up like he did scoring wise this year was incredible. And it wasn’t just against the bottom half of the league, Ben was scoring on some of the better teams with good percentages. He will be at CSP next year.
of Holy Family. While other prospects that would usually be D1 talents did not get offers, Collin was building options last fall. How did that happen? Skill and size. If you are 6’10 and productive, with skills to shoot from the perimeter, pass the ball and dribble, that is what happens. Headed to Chattanooga.
of New Life Academy. Erick has some range to him, he has some back to the basket to him, he became a dominant rebounder, and his position defense at 6’9 was really good. Erick took some monster steps this season and when he fills out it’s not out of the question that down the road he might be able to help the Gophers with that touch and court IQ.
of Wayzata. I thought Hayden had a decent 17u season last year. I thought he was incredible during the winter leading his team to a state title. I think last summer Hayden may have sacrificed part of his all around game because the Fury had so many guards whereas this winter he had more on his plate. And Hayden ate everybody up. On his way to UST.
of DeLaSalle. The Lehigh committed guard jumped five spots in the top ten which is a high level stock boost. He was the clear Mr. Basketball winner and the top player in the state this year. Mid major level prospect in my eyes and he made a great bump as a senior in terms of efficiency.