Riverside Brookfield: 2024 Top Performers Pt 1
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What prospects in the class of 2024 were the best at Riverside Brookfield? Here are our Riverside Brookfield: 2024 Top Performers Pt 1! Jack Stanton Jack Stanton 6'2" | SG Downers Grove North | 2024 State IL (Downers Grove North)…
What prospects in the class of 2024 were the best at Riverside Brookfield? Here are our Riverside Brookfield: 2024 Top Performers Pt 1!
(Downers Grove North)
Stanton was his usual self throughout the weekend in our two evals of him. The DGN two guard is red hot on the recruiting trail because of his perimeter shot making ability. That was on full display especially in the second half of both games as he was lights out off the catch, movement, and creating his own shot. Did a nice job cutting off the ball for buckets on back cuts and is a solid passer. Very good mid-major shooting specialist!
Baldwin was a bit up and down overall during the weekend from reports and was kind of like that in the game we saw. Wasn’t very assertive early on against a team he should dominate with his size and strength. Did like how he was a force on the defensive glass clearing the boards. In the second half he started to get it going from distance with his three point shot as he hit a plethora of them including some tough step backs. Thick bodied combo forward that has shot making ability. Would like to see him be more aggressive off the bounce.
Long and lanky five man that showcased his ability to stretch the floor with his shooting. Shot it well in pick/pop situations, put it on the deck in the half court, and rebounded very well in traffic. Uses his length on the defensive end as a shot blocking presence and switchable defender. Low-majors and D2s should be on him.
Wooten was a pleasant surprise with his play over the weekend. The 6’2” guard plays taller with his long and lean frame. Lethal pull up game that was on point all weekend long, but especially in their first contest against Marian Catholic.
Starwood made a strong case for a move up the rankings with the way he played at RB. Athletic lefty shooting guard is so smooth with the ball in his hands and in transition with his speed, acceleration, and creativity. Excelled in transition going coast to coast on a regular basis showing off his elite athleticism. Lefty was a bit streaky as a shooter, but we know it is in there. Showed flashes of being a secondary playmaker as well. Peaking the interest of mid-major and low-major programs.
Strong bodied small forward Riddle was excellent in their win against Rolling Meadows recording 20 points. He was dominant using his athleticism and power getting to the cup. Crisp handles on straight line takes or mixing in a cross over to get to the cup. Also had a pull up three and competed defensively. Mid-major plus schools should jump in and has high-major upside.
Liked what we saw from Smith on Friday. The 6’10” center was the most active on the defensive end we have seen him. Shot blocking presence that had an array of them along with getting on the offensive glass for put backs. Played with a motor and within himself. That’s all he has to do to impress coaches.
McElroy is an athletic four man with good length and mobility. Opened with a mid-range jumper and then went to work with his acrobatic finishes on reverse layups and conversions out of the dunker spot. Mid-majors and low-majors should be tracking him.
Jeshawn Stevenson (Lindblom)
Stevenson is a strong bodied scoring two guard. In the first game we saw he was productive putting his head down and getting to the cup with strength. The shot wasn’t falling so DePaul Prep started to play off him. In the second half of the second game we saw he started to knock those in. It opens up so much to his game. Tough kid that has flashes as a secondary ball handler.
Really liked what we saw from Cerese over the weekend. Picked up several D2 offers and low-major interest with his play. Combo guard that displayed burst off the bounce, crisp mid-range pull ups, and passing feel in the half court. Tough shot maker that brings leadership!
(East St. Louis)
Bynum is a prospect we liked as a junior in the glimpses we saw him. Taking on a bigger role this year he is clearly the Flyers top prospect. The 6’7” thin four man was throwing in feathery threes and mid-range shots over and over again. Combine that with his length and what he does defensively and he is primed for another jump in the rankings!
Cicic is a wide bodied five man that rebounds with the best of them in the senior class. Solid passer with good footwork on post touches. Likes the right handed hook shot and garners deep post position on the catch. Started to show some stretch to his game as well hitting a couple threes. Landed a couple of in-state offers after his play.
Alioune Mbayne (De La Salle)
Mbayne is one of the biggest sleepers among posts in the 2024 class. Liked him in the spring and he popped again during the live event. Rangy four man that is efficient around the hoop including a nice hook shot. Snatches rebounds in traffic and is a good shot blocker. Flashes potential as a shooter.
(De La Salle)
Lindsey is a two guard that has a sweet mid-range game. Athleticism showed on takes to the rim and flies in for rebounds hitting the offensive boards for put backs.
McEwen shot lights out against Bartlett. He made threes in bunches from the point guard spot. Drained them both spotting up and creating on his own. Showed he could run a team in the half court as well.