2024 Rankings Update: Stock Risers Outside the Top 50
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SF Brennan Reid Brennan Reid 6'7" | SF North Scott | 2024 State IA (North Scott)The move: 71 to 60 Reid has continued to improve his all-around game and is putting together a strong start to the spring with the…
The move: 71 to 60
Reid has continued to improve his all-around game and is putting together a strong start to the spring with the Barnstormers Black team on both ends of the floor. A long, 6-3/6-4 wing, he’s a knockdown shooter, especially off the catch, and he moves well without the ball in his hands. He’s improved as a ball-handler and playmaker, creating looks for himself and his teammates at a higher clip, and he’s a versatile defender who uses his length well.
The move: 93 to 73
Rogers saw a good amount of time off the bench for a loaded Warriors team as a junior and will step into a much larger role as a senior. He’s an athletic wing with a great frame who takes a ton of pride in his work on the defensive end. His ability to defend multiple positions with his athleticism and size make him extremely valuable. He’s also a good rebounder on both ends of the floor, and can knock down open looks with a quick release.
The move: 97 to 75
Vander Zee is likely headed somewhere to play college football as a standout wide receiver prospect, but he is also a deadly basketball player who uses many of the same attributes that make him a star on the gridiron – athleticism, great hands, good feet, strength – to dominate on the hardwood. He put together a fantastic week at the state tournament in March, helping lead the Lions to the 2A state title.
The move: 118 to 76
A do-it-all wing who can impact the game in a variety of ways, Davis is a fantastic rebounder from his wing spot, but he’s also a gifted playmaker with great court vision and passing instincts. He’s equally adept as a scorer playing on or off the ball, using his big, physical frame to power through contact around the bucket for finishes, or knocking down shots off the dribble or the catch. He’s an efficient scoring threat who doesn’t force anything, will defend hard, and contribute in every facet of the game.
The move: 139 to 79
Kennedy is among the most improved players in the state over the last 12-18 months. When we saw him and the Iowa Mavs play in the Quad Cities last month, he was one of the best players on the floor in each game they played, making a major impact on both ends of the floor. He’s a long, athletic wing who sits in his stance and moves his feet well on the defensive end, and with his size, athleticism, and length, he can provide some versatility on that end of the floor. He has really improved his all-around offensive game, becoming much more aggressive as both a scorer and playmaker. He’s a willing passer who sees the floor well, has really improved his jumper off the dribble, and is filling his body out, which allows him to finish at a higher clip around the bucket with either hand.
The move: 147 to 80
Postel is one of the players who helped himself the most in March, leading the Comets to the state tournament and putting together two great games in Des Moines. An athletic guard who can play with or without the ball in his hands, he scores from all three levels and is a good passer who sees the floor well. He’s a disciplined defender with great hands and quick feet that he uses to stay in front of opposing ball handlers.
The move: 113 to 84
Another Iowa Mavs product that is much improved, Webb is one of the more intriguing prospects in this class because of his impressive stature and length. Standing at 6-7 with probably a 6-9/6-10 wingspan, he has the physical attributes that college coaches would love in a 3-and-D wing, and he’s now putting everything together. Like Kennedy, he’s playing with much more confidence on both ends of the floor, defending multiple positions and knocking down a slew of jumpers off the catch. With his size, he can get his shot off pretty much whenever he wants, and he has started to develop his playmaking to go with his shooting.
The move: 167 to 101
Bryte is an ELITE shooter, burying 44.3% of his 3-point attempts as a junior while leading the Tigers in scoring. He moves extremely well without the ball in his hands and has a pure stroke both off the dribble and the catch. His ability to stretch the floor makes him extremely valuable.
The move: 186 to 105
The 6-6 big man was great as a junior, averaging 13.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks a game for the Bobcats. A majority of his offensive damage is done in the paint, where he uses his footwork and touch to score at a high clip. But he’s also a good enough shooter that he can occasionally step out and stretch the floor, going 12-25 from behind the arc as a junior. He’s a defensive anchor who protects the painted area, and if he can become a higher volume perimeter shooting threat, while maintaining some of that efficiency, he could become an ideal stretch-4 or 5 for a smaller school somewhere.
The move: 155 to 107
Green is a really good catch-and-shoot threat on the perimeter, moving well without the ball in his hands and utilizing off-ball screens to help free up some space to get his shot off. He’s a high IQ defender who rotates well and helps his teammates. His ability to knock down shots and defend on the perimeter will help him land a spot on a college roster.
The move: 127 to 114
A physical combo forward coming off a huge year as a scorer for the Falcons, Northup uses his strength to power through contact and finish around the bucket, but his offensive game isn’t limited to just paint scores. He has a smooth stroke off the catch and can stretch the floor with a repeatable release out well beyond the high school line. If opposing teams put a bigger body on him, he can take them out to the arc and either knock down shots or put it on the floor and get by them, and if they put a smaller body on him, he’ll torch them with his footwork and strength in the paint. He’s a great rebounder on both ends and is capable of leading the break after pulling down a defensive board.
The move: 184 to 150
Kettmann is a strong, physical defender who can provide a bit of versatility on that end of the floor. While he’s a bit undersized to defend in the paint, he makes up for the lack of traditional size with his strength, pushing players off their spots and holding his ground on post touches. He’s a really good rebounder and a good enough ball handler to lead the break after pulling down a defensive board, and he finishes at a high clip around the bucket with either hand.