Riverside Brookfield: 2024 Top Performers Pt 2
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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 2! Will Gonzalez Will Gonzalez 6'5" | SF Curie | 2024 State IL (Curie) Gonzalez made the move…
What prospects in the class of 2024 were the best at Riverside Brookfield? Here are our Riverside Brookfield: 2024 Top Performers Pt 2!
Gonzalez made the move over from RB to Curie for his senior campaign. The long and lanky small forward is known for his defense and passing flair. Liked the growth we saw on his jumper as he hit three from beyond the arc in the game we saw. If he can consistently knock down shots it opens up so much for his offensive game.
Indrusaitis looked comfortable being option #1 for his new St. Laurence squad. The top wing in the senior class and Iowa State commit was outstanding in both games we saw. Showed his three level scoring putting it on the deck and finishing at the rack with pop. Hit the three ball and made plays scoring on cuts. Meshing well with St. Laurence from the jump.
Pickett is the other key senior addition to St. Laurence. The top 10 combo guard has great size, strength, and athleticism. Like the IQ that he plays with both on and off the ball. Good passer that finishes with strength around the hoop and shined as a perimeter defender. Mid-majors should be on him!
Cosme is one of the more fun players in the state. The small guard has been a PHI favorite for a while. Super tiny guard, but he can really play. Really good perimeter shot maker that made threes in bunches and got others involved with his passing. Cosme would be a great small college gem.
Bures is a quick guard with a wiry frame. He is a prolific scoring guard that plays off his speed and shot making from the perimeter. Small college sleeper!
The Valpo commit had a strong closing statement in the last game of the event in front of his future head coach. Slow start, but had a very strong close to the second half making a statement in the win getting buckets in transition and playing off his defense.
King is an underrated big man that can protect the rim and rebound on the defensive end as a five man. Also is a good rim runner that when engaged is a great player that you don’t have to ever get touches because he makes plays on the glass and rim running.
Brown made his debut with his new team and looks to be finding a nice home at the lead guard spot. The top combo guard in the 2024 class is a scoring bucket getter that drained threes, displayed burst in the open floor, and his passing showed growth.
McKinnie and Brown played well off each other. McKinnie is a two guard that can play some on the ball, but is most effective off. His two best assets are his defense and shot making off the catch. Both were shown on Sunday morning as he nailed five from beyond the arc, crashed the glass, and caused havoc defensively.
The no doubt #1 senior in Illinois was dominant in front of his future Illini coaches over the weekend. He was a force recording 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks in the game we saw. It was how he did it that was even more impressive. Massive dunks on quick moves, dominant on the glass in traffic, and hit a pair of jumpers including a three from the top of the key. I see no reason why he isn’t a five-star nationally.
Green made news over the weekend with his transfer from Kenwood to Thornton to team up with Johnson. Green played well with his new group sharing the ball with pick/roll dimes, bullet passes, and lobs. Got after it defensively as always on the perimeter and the combo guard was a good pull up shooter. Mid-majors and low-majors should be on him.
Chase Abraham (Thornton)
Abraham is the third of Thornton’s key transfers and he really elevated his stock with a strong weekend. Wiry 6’1” combo guard is a good shooter pulling up and off the catch. Mixed in scoop shots and solid passing. Small college gem.
Top 10 prospect made a case to move even higher up the board with his play. The 6’7” combo forward looked stronger and more athletic than we had ever seen. He was ripping and taking it to the hoop along with throwing down thunderous transition slams. Combine that with how well he shoots it at his size and overall playmaking feel and you have a legit mid-major plus prospect.
Jakstys is the top uncommitted prospect on the board in the senior class. The #5 overall prospect was outstanding over the weekend. Adding strength on to his broad shouldered frame. Elite rim protector that had a 13 point, 10 rebound, and 7 block performance against St. Ignatius. Fights hard on the glass and is so versatile offensively. Can push off the glass, shoot it off the catch, and has skilled low post moves. Mid-major plus guy with high-major developmental upside.
Clark was outstanding in the final game of the weekend. He is a wing with length and projectability. The athleticism pops on both ends. Transition player, reverse layups, put backs, and jumpers.
Blakley had quite a bit of buzz coming out of the weekend. He is a lethal scoring machine from his combo guard spot. One of the best mid-range games in the state with his pull up game from 15-18 feet. Crisp ball handler that can get in the lane for touch layups. Low-majors and mid-majors really liked what they saw.