2024 Rankings: Top Wings
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PHI has unveiled our latest edition of the 2024 Illinois Prospect Rankings! With that comes a breakdown of each position group. Today we look at the Top Wings in the class! The depth of this top group is one of…
PHI has unveiled our latest edition of the 2024 Illinois Prospect Rankings! With that comes a breakdown of each position group. Today we look at the Top Wings in the class! The depth of this top group is one of the strengths of the class with 13 of the top 25 prospects coming from this position.
Current Ranking: #5
Ciaravino won June as the top performer of the month more than earning a bump into the top 5 overall in the class and top perimeter prospect. Nearing 6’7” Ciaravino absolutely took his game to another level with his strength and athleticism really having improved and his jumper feathery as ever. He pretty much got whatever he wanted done on a game in and game out basis. Received over 20 offers over the last couple of months because of his versatility as a skilled and athletic forward that can get points from all over the floor.
Current Ranking: #6
Riddle is a strong bodied small forward that has the look of a big time prospect physically. Plus athlete that has all the physical tools you could ask for. He is at his best putting his head down and getting to the rim with power moves along with being a stellar athlete in the transition game. His skill set is actually pretty good with a crisp pull up game that can be streaky at times, but we believe will continue to get better. Sneaky passer and is a good wing rebounder.
(Downers Grove North)
Current Ranking: #7 The state’s top shooter put on some absolute shows during June! He is the best pure catch and guy without question in the class and the rows of college coaches on hand were able to see that. Such a quick change from catch to shot. Moves tremendously well off the ball to get open. That will be his primary role day one in college but there is more in there as he is a solid athlete that has really improved decking it and as a secondary playmaker.
Current Ranking: #9
Starwood made a jump up the board with a strong summer. The lefty two guard has deep range on his three point shot. Sweet stroke with a free and easy release. His athleticism plays extremely well in the open floor as a finisher pushing or running the floor for dunks or layups. Brings versatility being able to play both on and off the ball. Defensively he can check either backcourt spot and some three men as well.
Current Ranking: #11
Pickett a good sized two guard that can play on and off the ball. Will be the veteran go to player for St. Laurence after making the move over from West Aurora. Good basketball IQ, plays with strength while putting pressure on the rim, and is a quality perimeter defender. The jumper has good mechanics and can become a plus attribute moving forward.
Current Ranking: #12
Harris is an absolute bulldog on the perimeter. Could be considered a combo guard as well as he plays quite a bit on the ball for Curie. We see him best in a Lance Jones type role at the next level as the former Evanston standout has starred in college using his strength and pull up shooting to be effective. With Harris the toughness jumps off the floor with his downhill attacking and very aggressive on ball defense.
Current Ranking: #17
Marks is a long and lanky small forward that is kind of the ultimate utility wing in the class. He does a little bit of everything. Nothing spectacular, but at the end of the game his team usually wins and he stuffed the stat sheet. Handles off the bounce and can be a major factor in transition with his long strides. Like him a lot as a multi positional defender that rebounds well for a wing and is a connector as a passer. Jumper shows flashes, but still needs some refinement.
Current Ranking: #18
May is one of the better shot making prospects in the class. The Palatine small forward has quality size and a flame thrower from distance. Such a quiet shot that he gets off with ease. Best as a spot up shooter that during the high school season showed there was more to his game displaying some athletic pop and slashing. Tough rebounder.
Current Ranking: #19
McNair is a Valparaiso commitment that was one of the first priorities for Roger Powell when he got his new job. Valpo is getting a smooth scoring two way wing that impacts with his athleticism. Really like how he plays in transition, especially off his defense. Quality shot maker that can be a microwave scorer at the next level.
Current Ranking: #20
Roman had a strong showing at the Romeoville live event which was our only evaluation of him during the spring/summer periods. Crisp ball handler with a long and lanky frame that is good at getting to his spots then elevating over defenders for silky smooth jumpers. Soft touch finishing game is pretty solid and has improved his ability to get others involved with his passing as an off ball playmaker or connector.
Current Ranking: #23
Solebo had some big games throughout the month of June. The Lane Tech well built southpaw has been fairly consistent throughout the process. He is a bucket getter that can score from all three levels. Crisp pull up shooter that can stop and pop from 15-18 and stretch to three off the catch. Like how he attacks and can finish with nifty moves or power through his man for layups at the rim.
(De La Salle)
Current Ranking: #24
Williams was outstanding during the summer for De La Salle. He is a big wing that has great size and athleticism. The production and intensity level hasn’t always been there. During the June live period it was the most intentional we have seen him play in his career like he had something to prove. Throwing down thunderous dunks, flying all over the floor defensively, and leaving a major impact on the game.
Current Ranking: #25
Gonzalez moved over to Curie for his senior season after three years at RB. Long and rangy small forward that brings a few key attributes to the program that lands him at the next level. First is his defensive versatility. Going to fit right in with the Curie mentality on that end with his tremendous go go gadget arms and anticipation. Elite off ball passer and connector that makes quick reads and can play some point-forward. The jumper showed improvement during June. If he shoots it that well during the season his stock will go up even more.