Which 2024 Centers Could Have Strong Winters?
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The upcoming school year is right around the corner as September is a little over a week away. The 2024 class is set to makes its mark on the hardwood this season, especially in the frontcourt. Here are the 2024…
The upcoming school year is right around the corner as September is a little over a week away. The 2024 class is set to makes its mark on the hardwood this season, especially in the frontcourt. Here are the 2024 center who could have strong winters.
, 6’8 Clifton
Saleh had a strong spring and summer, which should carry over into the winter. The 6’8 center runs the floor hard, creating easy layups and dunks for himself in transition. Saleh has a good touch around the basket and has an underrated handle. He rips down rebounds on both ends of the floor and influences shots around the basket. Saleh is a hard-working post prospect who should be a double-double machine this winter.
, 6’10 Blair
Ihekwaba will be the go to guy down low for the Buccaneers, which should help his game throughout the season. The 6’10 center has a strong frame, which he uses to get position down low and finish around the rim. Ihekwaba sets strong screens in the halfcourt and dives hard to the basket in the pick-and-roll. He swats shots around the basket and is tough to box out on both ends of the floor. Ihekwaba is a physical post prospect who will be making plays at both ends of the floor this season.
, 6’10 Morris Catholic
Oberti has the potential to have a big spring with his ability to influence the offense in multiple ways. The 6’10 center has a good faceup game as he can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim off the bounce. Oberti has a good touch around the basket and can knock down open jumpers on the perimeter. He is a strong rebounder and uses his size to block shots around the basket. Oberti is a skilled post prospect who should be one to watch this winter.
, 7’2 Patrick School
Mbaye is one of the tallest players in the state and will be a be prospect to watch in the paint this season. The 7’2 center influences every shot around the basket with his combination of size and length. Mbaye fights for rebounds, creating second chance opportunities for his team on offense. He can finish around the basket and has a good touch on his free throws. Mbaye is a lanky, post prospect who should make an impact in the paint during the 2023-24 season.
, 6’10 Olympus Prep
Schmidt-Uili is making his debut in the Garden State this season and should make an impact. The New Zealand native has soft hands as he catches almost everything thrown his way and finishes well around the basket. Schmidt-Uili has a nice touch around the basket and is capable of throwing good outlet passes to start the break. He’s a strong rebounder and has an underrated handle. Schmidt-Uili is in store for a big 2023-24 season with his ability to finish around the rim and put the ball on the floor.
Other Prospects to Watch:
, 6’8 Payne Tech
, 7’0 League Bound Academy
, 7’0 League Bound Academy
, 6’8 St. Benedict’s
, 6’7 Overbrook