Updated 2024 Rankings Top Forwards/Posts
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Prep Hoops Missouri released its updated Class of 2024 rankings last week. We conclude our positional rankings with a look at the top forwards and post players in the class. Jadis Jones Jadis Jones 6'5" | SF New Madrid Central…
Prep Hoops Missouri released its updated Class of 2024 rankings last week. We conclude our positional rankings with a look at the top forwards and post players in the class.
Brad Beal Elite ‘s 17U in the Nike EYBL. He averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds a game as a junior. He has given a commitment to Coastal Carolina for football and basketball.(New Madrid Central): The 6’5 lefty powered the Eagles to the Class 3 state championship last season. He also had a strong summer playing with
(Lindbergh): The 6’10 forward is one of the best rim protectors in the state as he averaged 3.6 swats a game last season. He has excellent timing to go along with his length. He played with the Gateway-Knights UAA 17U team during the summer. He averaged 13.6 and 9.1 rebounds a game while shooting 63 percent from the field as a junior.
(Webster Groves): The 6’5 lefty forward is a matchup problem with his physical size inside and perimeter skill set. He helped lead the Statesmen to a Class 5 state championship as a sophomore in 2022. As a junior, he averaged 16.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and three assists while shooting 50 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range. He has given a commitment to UMSL.
(Principia): The 7’0 center is a newcomer on the scene as he comes over from Guinea. In addition to his height, he is a good athlete who runs the court easily. He has good hands and a nice shooting touch inside with the ability to block shots. His presence will make the Panthers one of the top small-school teams to watch in the state.
(Borgia): The 6’6 forward is a double-double machine who can facilitate offense with his ball handling and passing while also dominating in the paint. As a junior, he averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals a game in leading the Knights to a 24-5 record. He is also a soccer standout who led the Knights to a state championship last season.
(Grandview): A 6’7″ small forward who has been a varsity starter since his freshman year, when he was at St. Michael the Archangel. He is an excellent athlete in the transition game where he can throw down some explosive dunks. He also has a quick first step to the basket and a nice shooting stroke from 3-point range.
(Sparta): A 6’5 forward who has been a force in the SWMO area since his freshman year with his strength and explosive leaping ability inside. He led Sparta to a tremendous season with his tremendous play around the basket, which included one power dunk after another. He has also improved his perimeter jumper. He averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds last season while shooting 63 percent from the field. He
(North Kansas City): A 6’8″ forward who is primed to have a strong season as one of the top bigs in the Kansas City area. He has good athleticism and he plays with a high motor at both ends of the floor. He is a strong rebounder and shot blocker who runs the court very well. He is also solid on the offensive end.
Team Ramey 17U team during the summer.(Cardinal Ritter): A versatile 6’5″ forward who played a big role in the Lions’ run to the Class 5 state championship. He is a strong inside player who can also operate on the perimeter as a secondary ball handler and decision maker. He averaged 11 points and six rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field last season. He played with the
(Jefferson City): A 6’8″ forward who is one of the top bigs in the Mid-Mo area. After helping the Jays to a third-place finish in the Class 5 state tournament, he had a strong summer for the Columbia Supreme 17U team. He has strong moves in the low post and he can also step out and hit 3-pointers. He shot 42 percent from beyond the arc last season.