7’0 Micah Handlogten of Upward Stars 704 has a unique blend of size, skill, and mobility that can translate into becoming a really good player. At 7’0 feet tall, he runs the floor very well and has a great motor that allows him to get easy points in transition. He has a really good shooting stroke that allows him to stretch the floor and knock down the three; he will be a great pick and pop player at the next level. He uses his length and size to be a good rebounder and also a decent rim protector. As he continues to develop, look for him to be a well-known name amongst division 2 programs.
6’4 Shawn Jones of NLPB 803 is so athletic and active on the court. He uses his athleticism and quickness to get to the rim at will and is a consistent finisher. He has the ability to knock down open shots off the catch and pull up from midrange as he attacks closeouts. He uses his length and quick hands to really defend and cause turnovers that lead to easy transition baskets. He uses his body and athleticism to draw contact and get to the free-throw line and score easy points. Look for him to have a great season this year for his high school.
6’2 James Wilkins III of PSB Winston Free is a terror with the ball in his hands. Has the ability to attack the defense in multiple ways whether it’s attacking the rim and finishing or knocking down three’s. He has a knack for really getting to the basket and producing for his team. He invites contact and really gets to the free-throw line at a high rate. He creates well off the dribble for both himself and his team. He has the chance to be a good college-level player.
6’9 Jaydin Spillman-Martin of Carolina Rising Stars has all the tools to go along with the size and skill set that should be very attractive to college coaches. He has the ability to score both in the paint and off the wing. He handles the ball well enough to get to his spots and is a good passer which allows him to also set up his teammates. He has the ability to shoot the ball well off the catch and stretches the floor with his ability to knock down the three. It is hard to understand why he doesn’t already hold a few offers. He has the chance to be a special player as he continues to develop.
6’4 Zaquan Robertson of Twin Hoops Elite 2022 stands out simply by how hard he plays. HE attacks the boards and rebounds well for his size. He runs the floor extremely hard which leads to very easy transition points. He scores well in the paint and has the ability to attack from the wing. He is an active defender that causes a lot of turnovers; he uses his length to change shots around the rim. He definitely brings the energy on the court for his team and plays his role very well.