10 Freshman to Watch
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One of the best parts of a new season is following the talent that is coming in as freshman. There has already been quite a bit of buzz with the 2027 class in Illinois. Here are a few of the…
One of the best parts of a new season is following the talent that is coming in as freshman. There has already been quite a bit of buzz with the 2027 class in Illinois. Here are a few of the players that are creating that excitement!
Jaxson Davis (Warren)
Davis is a dynamic lefty point guard that has a lot of Jalen Brunson to his game. Both from the north suburbs. Both southpaws. Both lethal scorers! He dropped 40+ in a 17u PHC game in the spring. Kid is going to be the guy from day one!
Cleveland lit up June with his high school team showcasing his ability to score it. He had 30+ point games during the live period for a team that already has enough D1 prospects you can count on two hands.
Davion Thompson (Bolingbrook)
Thompson had his breakout game in June against DGN where he went head to head with Stanton in front of a ton of college coaches and more than held his own on both ends. Scored from all three level, passing flair, and can really defend.
Howard Williams (Whitney Young)
Williams will see key minutes early and often for the Dolphins. Strong bodied small forward that brings athleticism, defense, and transition scoring. Ton of upside here!
Camron Dunson-Riggs (Normal West)
Perhaps the best young prospect in central Illinois has a ton of buzz after a strong summer with Team Teague. Athletic wing that provides multi level scoring and explosion around the hoop.
Strong bodied combo guard that can score playing both on and off the ball. Good pull up game as well as shooting off the catch. Finishes well through traffic at the rim.
High IQ guard with an excellent feel as a distributor getting others involved with his passing while scoring with athleticism and craftiness around the hoop. Shined playing up with the Chicago Demons 15U in July.
Jamarri Fears (Joliet West)
They youngest of the Fears brothers will make his debut this season for Joliet West. The lefty looks very similar to Jeremiah physically with a long and rangy frame that he should continue to grow along with a smooth game.
On a young and talented team Meyers is another guard to watch out for. Explosive scorer with size at 6’3″ that should be impactful from day 1!