After being asked multiple times by college coaches about available shooting threats over the past weekend, it only made sense to write an article featuring some of the top marksman. Although the Class of 2021 has largely started to commit to schools, there’s still an abundance of notable talent remaining unclaimed. Let’s take a closer look at the following trio…
6’0 Cole Sinclair (Durham Academy)
After shooting 44% or higher in his last three high school seasons, it’s legitimately surprising that Sinclair isn’t being pursued by more college coaches. On one hand, he’s more than a shooter and has shown capabilities of being able to initiate an offense or apply pressure without the ball. However, Sinclair’s ability to torch opponents in every manner from beyond the arc (often times with a high degree of difficulty). He’s had five years of varsity playing experience, and has embraced a leadership role since his sophomore season. Between the production and translatable ability, Sinclair should be a useful addition for a variety of programs.
6’3 Brady Rankin (Northwood Temple)
The value surrounding Rankin should be as obvious as anyone on this list, given the clear on-court difference in Northwood Temple before and after his addition. Immediately upon arriving, he become their second-leading scorer (15.4 PPG) and most consistent perimeter shooter (59% from beyond the arc). His presence elevated the Eagles’ status from a quality squad to a true title contender. That being said, Rankin is capable of doing a lot of other things on the court. He’s a solid athlete with size, creation skills, and defensive ability. Rankin is simply a well-rounded player with elite shooting instincts, and should have no issue finding value at the next level.
6’3 Nick Green (HA Prep Academy)
While he did not receive the same amount of attention as the aforementioned duo throughout the season, Green remains as lethal as anyone from beyond the arc. While there aren’t percentages available, anyone who watched HA Prep Academy should already know about the purely dominant pairing of Green and Josh Tyler. Like the others, Green really showcased his entire game throughout the past season. He operated off the bounce, attacked the basket, rebounded the ball, and proved to be a defensive catalyst when needed. Expect to see Green finding success at the next level.