5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes
It might sound like a broken record, but Mikey Dukes is incredibly impressive and absolutely possesses the necessary ability to be a high-level Division I basketball player. He’s an elite athlete with a terrific two-way skillset. Dukes is able to get by opposing guards with ease, which allows him to make an abundance of plays inside the paint–both for himself and others. He rebounds the ball well and honestly checks all the boxes that define a big-time prospect, even though his football ability has overshadowed his basketball recruitment. Schools would be crazy to not give Dukes an appropriate look, especially at this point in the recruiting process.
6’7 ’19 AJ Morris
This United Faith team can overwhelm opponents in a variety of different ways, including through the motor, versatility, and athleticism of Morris. He’s a phenomenal leaper that does a quality job of affect various different facets of the game. Morris is a plus-level rebounder that can outwork bigger and stronger opponents quite well. The unsigned senior is already a college-worthy prospect, so it’ll be interesting to see how the rest of his season unfolds.
6’6 ’20 Josh Massey
The wing prospect was the most valuable player during their showing against a tough First Baptist team. He’s a natural scorer that was able to showcase his range and consistency quite often during this contest. Massey is able to create shots for himself with relative ease and understands how to balance his scoring on each level. There’s a lot to like with his skillset, especially given his length and solid two-way feel for the game. Massey still has upside remaining, so we’ll be watching his progression closely over the next few years.
Legacy Early College:
6’10 ’19 Rodney Howard
The Ole Miss commit showed numerous high-level flashes on both sides of the ball during the final contest of Phenom’s Porter Gaud Holiday Classic. He has phenomenal size and strength, which allows him to overwhelm opponents inside with regularity. Howard is a terrific two-way rebounder with nice footwork and the ability to score effectively out of the post. He runs the floor well and maintains a strong defensive presence while protecting the rim. Howard will definitely be an impactful player at the next level, especially if he continues to embrace his skillset and approach to the game.
6’1 ’20 Kaleb Mack
The point guard is probably one of the most intriguing prospects on this Legacy Early College squad, given his ability to run a team and disrupt opponents with his athleticism. Mack is a poised ball-handler and unselfish offensive player, typically preferring to set the table for others instead of forcing the action. He displays a nice feel for the game and plays with a fundamentally-sound approach on both sides of the ball. Mack’s recruitment should be interesting, as he could contribute for a variety of Division I programs.
6’1 ’20 Nicky Schwartz
Obviously Josiah James is the main attraction for this Porter Gaud team, but the play of Schwartz is also quite vital to their success. He does a great job of stepping up and making scrappy contributions on both sides of the ball. Schwartz fights for every rebound, loose ball, and second-chance opportunity available. His energy and motor are infectious and definitely allow him to make his presence felt at all times.